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oldjeep

Make sure you carry lockout key

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oldjeep

Just a tip to save trouble at launch, electric things fail at the worst time, make sure you know where you brake lockout key is.  Was at lake yesterday and as I grabbed my truck/trailer from the lot I noticed a guy trying to back his empty trailer with a smallish tow vehicle that couldn't push through his locked up brakes.  Reverse Solenoid seemed to have failed.  He had no lockout key and was doing his best to get the trailer moving.  Lent him mine and he got it out of the spot.  An under $2 chunk of pot metal can save your day.

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RyanB

I bought a large C-clamp.  Works SOOOOO much better than that stupid lock out key.

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oldjeep
2 minutes ago, RyanB said:

I bought a large C-clamp.  Works SOOOOO much better than that stupid lock out key.

the twist cap lockout that I have in place of my mc dust cover works great , I keep the key in my cup holder for others;). Carrying around a c clamp in the truck seems odd

https://www.pacifictrailers.com/products/ufp-top-lockout-upgrade-brake-lockout-cap-34359

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Cole2001

We have the key attached to the trailer toung so it's there when you need it. 

I've read of people also using coins in place of it. 

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Slurpee

Backup Buddy - magnetic lockout key. Works amazing. I've had them on both my boats and no trouble over a decade. Always right there when you need it  

https://www.ebay.com/itm/120941559235

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RyanB
1 hour ago, oldjeep said:

the twist cap lockout that I have in place of my mc dust cover works great , I keep the key in my cup holder for others;). Carrying around a c clamp in the truck seems odd

https://www.pacifictrailers.com/products/ufp-top-lockout-upgrade-brake-lockout-cap-34359

I had troubles with the brakes on my old boat, so it made a lot of sense then.  Towed all the way back from Lake Powell that way due to a brake problem.  It fits nicely in the toolbox in the truck.

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Steve B.

My 02 coupler isn't conducive to a key. I gotta come up with some solution.

Steve B.

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minnmarker
2 hours ago, oldjeep said:

the twist cap lockout that I have in place of my mc dust cover works great , I keep the key in my cup holder for others;). Carrying around a c clamp in the truck seems odd

https://www.pacifictrailers.com/products/ufp-top-lockout-upgrade-brake-lockout-cap-34359

Just used mine yesterday.  Works great.  Simple.

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Bill_AirJunky

Keys get lost or break off the tether tied to the trailer tongue. The cap doesn't go anywhere. I used my lockout cap on Saturday when I used the company tractor to put the boat in the shop. $11 & it's secure on the trailer at all times.

https://www.pacifictrailers.com/products/ufp-top-lockout-upgrade-brake-lockout-cap-34359

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