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Old 05-27-2013, 07:11 AM
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backup plug

Would someone please give me a little 101 lesson on the backup plug insert use on my 96 trailer? Do I really need to insert it every time I want to backup? Is there an overright? Any info and/or experience would be appreciated.
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:14 AM
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I only had to us iy when backing up a hill. IE baking up into my drive way. If you are backing up and the tires are not locking up you do not need it.
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:23 PM
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I've only ever used it once, backing up a steep hill. I back it in my driveway without using it and it's got a bit of a grade to it. In most cases you don't need to use it.
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:37 PM
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If your wiring harness has the electrical connection to the back up circuit, you never need to use the little "D" shaped tool. I have it on my trailer and the hitch wiring has it, so I have never used the insert. My dealer said the same as was said above, if you try to backup and the trailer won't move...then you need to insert the tool.
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