The next generation of trailer tailgate lift assists from BackSaver International, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 to fail.

Where can I purchase Gorilla-Lift?
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; please Contact 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 not work.

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.
IMPORTANT: 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 Gorilla-Lift?
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 install Gorilla-Lift?
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 Contact Us.

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 trailer.

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 tall tailgates.

How do I become a distributor or dealer for Gorilla-Lift?
Please 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 leave it.

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.

Easy as 1, 2, 3, 4 !

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