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Old 08-22-2016, 11:03 AM
LakeLuv LakeLuv is offline
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Backing and trailer brakes.

If there is a thead on this exactly, my apologies, I haven't found it. So, just got the brakes on my 99 trailer working and now find that my reverse override or whatever it's technically called is not working. Is there a mechanical override or something you guys have found that will work for now until I get it troubleshot? Maybe a place to shove in a screwdriver to hold the hitch open while backing into the garage? I've dealt with surge brakes before but not with this style hitch or the override. Thanks.
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:12 AM
ewilcox11 ewilcox11 is offline
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Mine has a spot in the very front where you can disengage with a bolt or screwdriver.
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:16 AM
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I had the same thing happen to me, and inserted a nail in the hole at the front which disengaged it - not ideal for long hauls but helped get it parked
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:34 AM
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Thanks, that's all I'm looking for is something temporary. I didn't notice a hole at the front, I'll check it out when I'm back home today.
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:40 AM
h_2_o h_2_o is online now
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is this what your looking for

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BACK-UP-BUDD...lR8yxB&vxp=mtr
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:58 AM
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I don't have that back-up-buddy...yet. So I'm still using the device in the pic. I do have a C-clamp to hold it in place while backing into the driveway.
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Old 08-22-2016, 12:04 PM
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Well that thing is just nifty! I may order one even if just for a backup plan. (Pun intended) Still the ultimate goal is to have the buit in electric deal working correctly.
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Old 08-22-2016, 01:05 PM
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Make sure your reverse lights are not burnt out. I had one that was out and my brake release stopped working
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Old 08-22-2016, 01:21 PM
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Mine mal functioned this weekend. i took a screw driver and put it thru to launch the boat. Then i went and bought a stainless bolt at 4" long and a fiber nut.. Don't need those damn brakes.
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Old 08-22-2016, 01:23 PM
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Thanks kscrib - I do have one burnt out - that explains it!
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