View Full Version : Empty Trailer Bouncing (again)

09-13-2007, 10:14 PM
I recall that this topic came up a few years ago, but I can't find it anymore (and wasn't clever enough to save the info). My '04 single axle trailer bounces like crazy when going downhill empty; the surge actuator activates because it is calibrated for a loaded trailer. Could someone direct me to the old thread? I remember it had several good solutions.
In addition, there was a "freebie" thread where members would give parts to others. I have the swim step brackets from my '86 PS 190 which I took off to install removable brackets. If anyone needs them, pm me and we can get them to you; just pay the postage.

09-13-2007, 10:17 PM
PM for you.

I'm looking for the thread. it may take a few minutes.

09-13-2007, 10:21 PM
Thanks, Sporty. give me a call.

09-13-2007, 10:43 PM
Possibly some of these;




09-13-2007, 10:46 PM

It's so great to have you back around here Sporty!

Seems like you were gone forever.

I haven't been to Lenoir City in at least a year and really need to get down there this fall. Could be bad if a mom cuts her only son and living relative out of the will!

TJ over...

09-14-2007, 02:01 PM
Chuck, the second one was it. Was it lying in the archive somewhere? If so, I missed it. Thanks! Brackets will be on their way early next week when I return from the lake.

09-14-2007, 02:57 PM
If the threads don't mention it, and you are only towing the trailer a limited distance, you can disable the brakes by oinnecting your flat trailer light plug upsidedown and turning on your headlights. This tricks your trailer into thinking that it is backing up and disables the brakes. Not sure if your turn signals will work correctly, though but I'm pretty sure that the brake lights will work.