Archived Trailer Guys Questions
Boat Trailering Guys:,
I have a 10,000 lb. capacity 2005 tandem axle aluminum trailer with four wheel disc surge brakes. I thought I understood the brakes do not work when reversing, but they often are holding when backing up. I've tried to stop, pull forward to release actuator, then back up, but this is often ineffective. What can I do? Also, I saw recommendation to unplug trailer electric before launching. What effect will this have on the surge brake sysstem? Thanks
Answered on: 5/2006
The brakes should disengage when reversing by the activation of the Reverse Lock-Out Solenoid that is attached to your actuator. The solenoid is wired to the reverse lights of the tow vehicle. In this case you do not want to unplug your electrical connector when launching.
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