trailer brakes locking during backup

Discussion in 'Trailering' started by boatman37, May 22, 2019.

  1. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    It's always an adventure with a Venture :)

    Glad you got it sorted out, though!
     
  2. Leardriver

    Leardriver Member

    181
    May 24, 2016
    Denver, CO
    2004 270 Sundeck 8.1 Bravo III
    5.0, 5.7, 6.2 8.1 Bravo III over the years
    I wish. Mine has no provision for that. I have even looked for a way to drill a hole and insert a pin to keep the surge from activating, but I am hesitant to weaken the tongue on an 8100 lb boat and trailer.
     
  3. hafnutz67

    hafnutz67 Member

    66
    Jan 30, 2017
    Plano, IL
    1998 270 Sundancer
    Twin 4.3, Alpha One
    I had an issue when the solenoid went bad on our trailer. Now I keep a block, made of 2-2x4s screwed together, in my tool box along with a couple of long, heavy zip ties. If the solenoid goes out I can zip tie the block behind the surge tongue and it keeps it from sliding back and locking up the brakes.
     
  4. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    What brand trailer do you have? Can you post a pic of the coupler? Just on the off chance that you're overlooking something...
     
  5. Leardriver

    Leardriver Member

    181
    May 24, 2016
    Denver, CO
    2004 270 Sundeck 8.1 Bravo III
    5.0, 5.7, 6.2 8.1 Bravo III over the years
    It's a Shoreland'r.
    I'll go find a picture. It works fantastic with the tow vehicle hooked up and the blue wire connected. It's just when I am stuffing it back into the storage corner with my Kubota that I have to use some finesse. I end up picking the tongue up with the skid steer bucket rather than using the coupler as a lift point.
     
  6. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    I think your trailer already has some version of this....
     

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