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Can Trailer Back Up With Demco Hydraulic Trailer Brake Actuator # 8605001 Installed

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I bought the DM72VR to replace my attwood for my boat trailer is it gonna go in reverse

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The Demco Hydraulic Trailer Brake Actuator # 8605001 that you purchased doesn't have an electric or manual lockout integrated so to back your trailer with the actuator as-is would mean you need free-backing brakes on your trailer. You still have the option to add an electric solenoid though with part # DM5837. This installs by threading it into your master cylinder and then allows you to back your trailer up when you connect the wiring to the reverse light circuit on your tow vehicle/trailer. If you have a 7-Way connector then you should already have the reverse light function, otherwise for a 4-Way you need the Adapter # 20036 and a 5-Way connector like part # HM37918 on your trailer to complete your wiring.

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