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  1. #1
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    Default Allowing trailer backup when no vehicle wiring

    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?
    Mike

    2013 Outback V
    2003 SeaRay 182 -- gone but not forgotten...

  2. #2
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    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.
    2006 Mobius LSV
    Previous ride - 2000 Supra Launch

  3. #3
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    nickle fits just about perfectly, but may need some tape to hold it in place
    Hey, Its Moomba time

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    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.
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  5. #5
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    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/...A#.UmaT-Jm9Kc0
    Last edited by lsvboombox; 10-22-2013 at 12:02 PM.

  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsvboombox View Post
    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/...A#.UmaT-Jm9Kc0
    That's pretty slick.
    2006 Mobius LSV
    Previous ride - 2000 Supra Launch

  7. #7
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    Thanks for the post, was going to make something but this is nicer..

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  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by moombadaze View Post
    nickle fits just about perfectly, but may need some tape to hold it in place
    Or a 14MM socket taped in

  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by bret View Post
    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

  10. #10
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    My 2013 came with the lockout nut. It was buried somewhere in the stuff it came with. Good luck finding it!
    2013 Mobius LSV
    2004 Centurion T5

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