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04-01-2013, 09:29 PM
How do you manually lock you trailer brakes so they want work, Ive heard theres a way but can not find the answer.I have a 2006 boatmate

04-01-2013, 10:39 PM
How do you manually lock you trailer brakes so they want work,

Sharpshooter - Look for a keyway on the trailer tongue. It is on the side, within a foot of the cup that drops over the hitch ball. It is large enough of an opening for a nickel or quarter coin. Set the coin in the opening and cover with tape to keep it in place. This prevents the surge mechanism from working when you back the trailer. Be sure to remove the coin, otherwise you will compromise safety next time pulling the trailer. For better instructions, check the Boatmate web site for the owner manual. - Deerfield

04-01-2013, 11:30 PM
Be careful with the coin method as some have posted issues with the coin slipping and getting wedged between the two pieces on the tung

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04-02-2013, 10:57 AM
order one, or two, of the lockout keys from Boatmate


04-02-2013, 06:08 PM
I have 2 keys. ones on the key ring in the truck and the other is in the storage unit

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04-03-2013, 07:07 AM
Thanks, Ill order me a couple of the keys