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razzy12
07-20-2008, 12:39 PM
2006 X-30 when we are on level ground and go to back the trailer locks up, we have to put a screwdriver through the hole on the trailer main shaft to keep the trailer brake engaging and the sleeve sliding back.

Anybody have this problem or know what is going on and a solution?

TMCNo1
07-20-2008, 12:42 PM
You have apparently not got your tow vehicle backup lights wired to the mastercylinder back-up solenoid that releases the pressure on the mastercylinder that allows the trailer to back-up w/o engaging the brakes. IIRC, it's the blue wire on your 5 wire harness, that goes to the tow vehicle back-up lights.

JimN
07-20-2008, 12:52 PM
Did you buy this boat new? If so, the dealer should have given you the harness the boat came with. The blue wire needs 12V to engage the solenoid, which keeps the brakes from engaging. Pushing it around with the beakes engaged will kill them.

bigmac
07-20-2008, 03:29 PM
2006 X-30 when we are on level ground and go to back the trailer locks up, we have to put a screwdriver through the hole on the trailer main shaft to keep the trailer brake engaging and the sleeve sliding back.

Anybody have this problem or know what is going on and a solution?

The trailer is a 5 wire flat connector, whereas your vehicle is either a 4 wire flat, or a 7 wire round. If the 4-wire, you need an additional wire from your brake lights to power the brake lock-out solenoid. If a 7-wire, you need a 7-wire round to 5-wire flat adapter.

If you already know this stuff, maybe your trailers lock-out solenoid is shot, or maybe you've blown a fuse.

WTRSK1R
07-23-2008, 08:17 PM
Do the back up lights light on the trailer when the vehicle is in reverse? If not, as others have stated, you do not have all the connections from the vehicle to the trailer. If they do light, the solenoid to disengage the brakes is probably shot.

ProTour X9
07-23-2008, 08:20 PM
I concur with all of this, we had the same problem with our truck; easily fixed.