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#11778019 - 08/15/16 10:30 AM TRAILER PROBLEM
Lazy Ike Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 120
Loc: garland
Having trouble unhooking trailer, have to pry latch piece [up against ball with screwdriver or prybar really&%#@ me off take 30min. to unhook] what gives it is bass cat trailer. electric brakes,could brakes not working properly cause it to not unlatch? thanks for help or info, or call 22143826087.

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#11778911 - 08/15/16 06:38 PM Re: TRAILER PROBLEM [Re: Lazy Ike]
gary purdy Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
Posts: 10515
Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
When it comes loose does the ball receiver move forward? If it does the ball has loaded pressure on it. I have to back my Ranger into its stall and hit the brakes quickly to make the brake extend or it`s a pain to take off.
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#11778950 - 08/15/16 07:06 PM Re: TRAILER PROBLEM [Re: Lazy Ike]
bronco71 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 1049
Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
chock the trailer wheels and pull forward to release the pressure on the trailer master cylinder.


WAIT, ELECTRIC BRAKES? Most likely hydraulic brakes on a boat trailer.....

A lot of trailer brakes have a reverse lockout lever on the tongue to keep them from applying in reverse.....

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#11779783 - 08/16/16 10:52 AM Re: TRAILER PROBLEM [Re: gary purdy]
Lazy Ike Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 120
Loc: garland
Thanks gary for suggestion,i will try it.I said elec. brakes but my goof, thinking they aren't working properly.

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#11779786 - 08/16/16 10:55 AM Re: TRAILER PROBLEM [Re: gary purdy]
Lazy Ike Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 120
Loc: garland
Gary, yes the receiver moves forward.

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#11779810 - 08/16/16 11:05 AM Re: TRAILER PROBLEM [Re: bronco71]
Lazy Ike Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 120
Loc: garland
Bronco thanks for suggestion,its been a pain,does have a reverse lockout knob on side of tongue,in a slot, supposed to be in back position when reversing. Thing is when I went to unhook,i hadn't backed up,i had used brakes. Guess master cyl. on trailer put pressure on latch. I will try chok a tire to see what happens. Thanks again.

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