Archived Trailer Guys Questions
Boat Trailering Guys:,
In this issue of Trailering, the third question was in regards to surge brakes holding when backing up. Your answers called for a "lock out solenoid". Is this something new ? or is it a typo ? This is the first time I am hearing about an electrical solenoid on surge brakes. Rich Wahoski Clinton Township, MI
Answered on: 6/2006
The lock out solenoid is not a typo and it is not new. They are primarilly used on disc brakes where full braking power can be experienced when reversing. They can also be used on drum brakes actuators.
Boat Trailering Guys: Mike