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Sean
Reg. Mar 2018
Posted 2018-03-30 7:12 AM (#171470)
Subject: 1993 Valley trailer upgrade ?



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Hello
I have a 1993 steal 2horse BP Valley trailer.
The ramp has springs to help with raising.


How hard is it to replace them .
Should I replace them , the ramp is heavy

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Kay
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2018-03-30 11:58 AM (#171472 - in reply to #171470)
Subject: RE: 1993 Valley trailer upgrade ?


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Those are garage door springs (old timers) that can sometimes be found at a hardware store. Measure the length and the diameter before you go.
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Sean
Reg. Mar 2018
Posted 2018-03-30 2:10 PM (#171473 - in reply to #171470)
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If I CAN GET THEM
Would this improve with the weight..
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Kay
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2018-03-30 4:40 PM (#171474 - in reply to #171470)
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Not much. One end of the spring is very close to the ramp hinge, so there never was much help there,
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Sean
Reg. Mar 2018
Posted 2018-03-30 4:44 PM (#171475 - in reply to #171470)
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Is there another option ?
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PaulChristenson
Reg. Jan 2007
Posted 2018-03-30 6:54 PM (#171476 - in reply to #171475)
Subject: RE: 1993 Valley trailer upgrade ?


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Sean - 2018-03-30 7:44 PM Is there another option ?

You could contact eTrailer and ask them if this system would work...
https://www.etrailer.com/Tailgate/Rackem/RA-27C.html? 
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Phoresic
Reg. May 2010
Posted 2018-03-31 7:33 PM (#171480 - in reply to #171470)
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I just bought a1996 Logan Coach two-horse.  It has a similar set up.  There are springs on both sides.  They work amazingly well - just really easy up and down.  In looking for parts, I noticed that Logan Coach Parts website has replacement springs.  I don't know if the size will be the same, but it's worth looking. I think the website is "oldlogancoach" .
 
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Phoresic
Reg. May 2010
Posted 2018-03-31 7:43 PM (#171481 - in reply to #171470)
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Here is the link:
oldlogancoach/e/exterior-/trailer-ramps

Well, it's not a link.  I could not paste.  I tried several options and none worked.  The above is what appears in the address bar.  

They do have the springs for about $35 each.

And, Like Kay said above, it does not look like it would work.  But, it does on my trailer.  It is really quite amazing how well it works.  Looking at it, I can't figure out why.

 

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hosspuller
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2018-04-02 10:09 PM (#171486 - in reply to #171470)
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You're missing a period in the link ..

http://old.logancoach.com/e/exterior-/trailer-ramps
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Phoresic
Reg. May 2010
Posted 2018-04-03 1:29 PM (#171488 - in reply to #171470)
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Thanks for the fix Hosspuller.

It seems that this sytem works well if the springs are very strong, which these are.  The strength of the springs compensates for the poor leverage.

 
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