You will need 50 feet of 1/4 rope for the lacing 20 feet for the middle and 2 15 foot pieces across the back. It helps if there are 2 people when installing the 2 larger pieces, one pulls while the other one feeds the tramp into the tramp track. A lubricant works well it is having a hard time, I normally just use a little liquid soap, any kind of lubricant will work just some will make more of a mess than others. As I look at what day it is I see you did this yesterday, hope everything went well and give me call if you have any questions.
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