Does Gorilla-Lift really work?
Absolutely, you will be amazed at just how well! Your utility trailer
tailgate will glide up and down safely and effortlessly.
Is Gorilla-Lift a one or two-sided tailgate assist?
Gorilla-Lift is a two-sided tailgate lift assist; it attaches to both sides
of the tailgate. This prevents tailgates from warping or the hinges from
deteriorating prematurely from uneven stresses. This also helps to prevent the
full weight of the tailgate from smashing down in the event one side were ever
Where can I purchase
We have dealers throughout the country; please
Contact Us to find one near
you. If there is not a dealer near you, you can purchase directly from us;
Does my utility trailer
need side rails to use the Gorilla-Lift?
Yes and no, it works best on trailers with side rails between 10 inches and
twenty-four inches high. However with a little ingenuity, modifications and
trial and error, it can work on trailers with no side rails. Sorry, but if
your trailer side rails are over twenty-four inches tall, it will probably
What if the bolts you
supplied are too long or not long enough?
Every trailer manufacturer makes their trailers a little differently;
therefore we have supplied hardware, which will work on most of them. In
some instances, you may have to go to a hardware store and purchase longer
bolts to accommodate your trailer's side rails.
Always use the supplied bolts to attach the assist's cable to your tailgate!
If you have a problem doing so, please
Contact Us. If a bolt is too
long, you can always cut it off.
Do I have to pin, latch,
or lock my utility trailer tailgate in the upright position if I use
Yes, you must always do so!
What are the dimensions
of the Gorilla-Lift?
It is 2 inches high, 2 inches wide and 72 inches long.
How long will it take to
Normally, it will take between 30 and 60 minutes. Remember every trailer
and tailgate is different! Please, refer to the
Installation Info page for
further information. We will be glad to answer any installation questions
you may have, just
Will I need to buy one or
two Gorilla-Lifts for my utility trailer tailgate?
Gorilla-Lift is a two-sided assist; a unit attaches to each side of your
How much weight will
Gorilla-Lift take off my trailer tailgate?
It will take 100% of the weight off 4 feet tall tailgates; 85 to 100% of the
weight off 5 feet tall tailgates; and 75 to 90% of the weight off 6 feet
How do I become a
distributor or dealer for Gorilla-Lift?
Contact Us. We will be glad
to discuss the possibility with you. We are always looking for distributors
and dealers in new areas, nationally as well as internationally.
Is the Gorilla-Lift adjustable for different
sizes and weights of tailgates?
Gorilla-Lift is fully adjustable; lighter weight tailgates will not pop up off
the ground and heavier tailgates will not fall to the ground. When properly
adjusted most tailgates will float up and down and stay in any position that you
Does Gorilla-Lift have a spring that could
break and possibly injure someone or could someone get a finger caught and cut
off in an outstretched spring?
Gorilla-Lift fully encloses the lifting system. This is a very important design
feature which helps to prevent injuries and also keeps people from getting a
finger, hand or any other item caught and cut off in the lifting system.