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mikenehrkorn
10-22-2013, 09:54 AM
The guys that operate the storage facility where I store my boat over the winter don't have wiring harnesses on the vehicle they use to move the boats around and I'm wondering if there is any easy way to allow the trailer to back up without being wired to the vehicle?

Wax
10-22-2013, 10:00 AM
You can lock out the surge mechanism by sticking something behind the protrusion on the side of the tongue where you can see it slides back and basically acts as a stopper. Older Boatmate trailers actually came with a tool that did that; it was just a piece of metal you stuck in there to block it from sliding back. I'm not sure about newer ones because my boat trailer does not have one, maybe the previous owner just lost it or something.

moombadaze
10-22-2013, 10:09 AM
nickle fits just about perfectly, but may need some tape to hold it in place

bret
10-22-2013, 10:25 AM
We used the nickel trick before, but I was educated just this past year that there is a circular hole as well that you can stick a bolt through that does the trick much better and stays in place.

lsvboombox
10-22-2013, 12:00 PM
They sell a cap to replace te plastic one for the reservoir access. You can simple twist it to lock the trailer brakes out.


http://www.trailerandtruckparts.com/UFP-Brake-Lockout-Cap--Top-Lockout-Upgrade-34359_p_1096.html?gdftrk=gdfV23693_a_7c1698_a_7c74 76_a_7cST_d_UFP34359&gclid=CKqU37PbqroCFcae4AodZV0AIA#.UmaT-Jm9Kc0

Wax
10-22-2013, 12:51 PM
They sell a cap to replace te plastic one for the reservoir access. You can simple twist it to lock the trailer brakes out.


http://www.trailerandtruckparts.com/UFP-Brake-Lockout-Cap--Top-Lockout-Upgrade-34359_p_1096.html?gdftrk=gdfV23693_a_7c1698_a_7c74 76_a_7cST_d_UFP34359&gclid=CKqU37PbqroCFcae4AodZV0AIA#.UmaT-Jm9Kc0

That's pretty slick.

parrothd
10-22-2013, 08:13 PM
Thanks for the post, was going to make something but this is nicer.. :)

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MLA
10-22-2013, 09:46 PM
nickle fits just about perfectly, but may need some tape to hold it in place

Or a 14MM socket taped in

MLA
10-22-2013, 09:47 PM
We used the nickel trick before, but I was educated just this past year that there is a circular hole as well that you can stick a bolt through that does the trick much better and stays in place.

not all actuators

Boatdrinks797
10-23-2013, 01:12 AM
My 2013 came with the lockout nut. It was buried somewhere in the stuff it came with. Good luck finding it!

clarkely
10-23-2013, 08:55 AM
on my boatmate i use a screwdiver or allen wrench in the hole
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mikenehrkorn
10-23-2013, 08:59 AM
My 2013 came with the lockout nut. It was buried somewhere in the stuff it came with. Good luck finding it!

Funny you should mention that because I remembered seeing something in the packet and had no idea what it was........found it last night and it is indeed the locking key!!

Thanks for all the feedback.

jmvotto
10-25-2013, 10:57 PM
Yes newer ones come with them too. the lock out key....

powerstroke99
10-26-2013, 10:36 PM
I've come accross this lil guy on ebay..

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120941559235?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649