Garage Trailer Lift #3

If you check the comments on my Garage Trailer Lift, you’ll find that there is a great deal of interest in storing your trailer in the garage. I got a lot of questions concerning my design and the products I used. So, I knew it wouldn’t be long before I might get some photos from others that did something similar. Brian sent me these photos of his implementation. Nice trailer Brian!

There’s also a Garage Boat Lift and another recent Trailer Lift on my blog.


  1. January 14th, 2011 at 02:52 | #1

    I harvested a lot of wood with my father. I need to say that the safest way how to secure any hook or so on the end of steel rope is to make a knot there. Any those gizmos with screws and so either allows rope to slip out when large enough force is applied, or cuts into the rope when too tight. Knots on steel rope are really ugly and sometimes tricky to do, indead … on the other hand, they costs nothing. :-)

    Just be careful and check the ropes time to time. :-)

  2. Bill Rutherford
    April 17th, 2012 at 05:35 | #2

    Fantastic concept of the trailer, have you done any lifting with kayaks, if so I would like to see the plans.

    Again great work.

    Bill from Australia

  3. April 17th, 2012 at 10:58 | #3

    Actually, my lift is at
    Other readers of my blog sent me updates of their lifts and I posted them on my blog.
    One reader did a boat lift variant

  4. Craig Collins
    April 1st, 2013 at 22:36 | #4

    Where did you get the pulleys and what size cable did you use.

  5. April 1st, 2013 at 23:59 | #5

    The full details of the components and a video of the project is on my original post … here
    There are many details and answers in the comments as well!

  6. Eljot
    March 27th, 2015 at 16:18 | #6

    It is a great solution to save place in garage. I’ve got a question about your projekt. What diameter has the steel line which you use to hung up trailer? How much weight your trailer?

  7. March 27th, 2015 at 16:29 | #7

    @Eljot… My original post on this is here:

    Be sure read my original post and the lengthy comments there.

    My wire rope is 3/32″ in diameter. I think it is a perfect thickness for my application. My trailer is somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 pounds (steel axle/leaf spring & aluminum frame with tires and 4 wood side rails).
    My static lines are 1/8″ which is fine since they don’t go through any pulleys. The flexibility difference between 1/8 and 3/32 is surprising.
    I’ve been regularly using the same wire rope for nearly a decade and it still looks great and the pulleys are still fine too.
    The web says that 3/32 (7×7) wire rope Working Load Limit is 184 lbs and 1/16 wire rope is 94 lbs.

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