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Old 11-04-2009, 02:51 PM   #1
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What are the sources being used for the lift gates on garage toters like those being used on high end car transport trailers. I cant seem to find any mfg source on the net and one guy quoted me over $30K to mfg & install one. Is this realistic???

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Old 11-04-2009, 04:31 PM   #2
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Sounds very cool. I'll bet those lift gates are expensive. I have no idea where you'd find one. Have you checked with some of the coach builders and see if they'll tell you their sources? Do you have to have a lift gate? I suppose it would be too high to just have a large ramp door?
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:11 PM   #3
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I'm glad mine came with the lift gate. They are very expensive. I looked into it when I was still looking for a truck and they start at $1500 for the small gates and go way out quickly for the large ramp/lifts. http://www.kaffenbarger.com/ this is the people I got information from.
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:08 PM   #4
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....need to know size and weight/load to give you any suggestions....geofkaye and the Rivercity girlz
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Old 11-07-2009, 05:39 PM   #5
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What I am considering is a lift gate system capable of getting a car to the box bed. There are a number of kinds of standard (rail, cantilever, tuckaway etc... liftgates with the most common in the 1500-6500 lb range such as Maxxon types.

My truck has cargo swing doors as opposed to a roll up which makes rail type difficult unless I replace the box which seems like no big deal plenty of boxes out there 20-26 ft long. I picked my truck based on the milage mostly and the sleeper cab and air suspension and my box preference got nixed when this one came availble.

The kind of lift I would like to find is a rail type in the 4000-8000 lb capacity with the long platform used on the high end car transporters or "NASCAR style" that lifts to upper deck on those type trailers. I dont see any of the web manufacturers making them with the extended platforms long enough for car. I do see the up to 96 in. which is getting pretty close though.

Ultron even has a 96 in 6500 lb cantilever.

Racingjunk.com has an example
http://www.racingjunk.com/cate...UMINUM-LIFTGATE.html

here is an expmple with lift in mid position
http://www.racingjunk.com/cate...tacker-liftgate.html
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Old 11-07-2009, 06:49 PM   #6
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Those are very cool lifts. I've seen them at the track. How much is that trailer in your second link? I can't seem to find it on the racingjunk ad. That's a darn nice trailer!
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:12 PM   #7
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Let me preface this with I have no personal experience with this type of lift:

It would seem to me that placement of the rear wheels and structure of the rear of the truck would be paramount to the ramp/lift. Wouldn't a lift this powerful, be highly stressful on the structure of the truck? Is there manufacture recommendations?

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Old 12-06-2009, 04:10 PM   #8
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Try contacting Wildside trailers they built I fiends trailer with the type of lift gate you want
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