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Why Does Trailer with Surge Brakes Lock Up Brakes When Reversed


Ive got a question about the surge brakes on my boat trailer. Backing on level ground is fine. But when I back from the street to my drive where theres a slight , my brakes engage. What could cause this?


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This is one of the quirks of surge brakes which is why they make reverse lockouts to allow the trailer to be reversed. If you had a Titan actuator for example you'd want the lock out solenoid part # T4748800. If you have a different brand let me know.

If the brakes are drum there might be a set of free-backing plates you could swap to that would allow the trailer to be backed up as well. If you had 12 inch drums you'd need the set part # AKFBBRK-7-D or if you had 10 inch part # AKFBBRK-35-D.

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