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ramp assist springs

Discussion in 'Trailers' started by seacraft18, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. seacraft18

    seacraft18 Member

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    I picked up a new (to me) 20 ton tag trailer, the ramps weight a ton, the assist springs are broken.

    just curious... I never had a trailer with ramp assist springs, are they worth replacing, will they make much of a difference (or do I need to find another solution)? I am assumng they only come into play when lifting the ramps off the ground and back onto the trailer.
     
  2. smokey1

    smokey1 Well-Known Member

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    My last two trailers had the springs, they were well worth the cost. trailer truck supply houses , carry them not too bad on the cost. they come in different sizes
     
  3. watglen

    watglen Senior Member

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    You can get them at any shop that builds trailers, they'll stock them.

    I think i paid $65 ea, they were the heaviest he had.

    Ken