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#12714854 - 04/13/18 09:24 AM Surge brake lock out key
hoodoobaits Offline
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Registered: 06/17/11
Posts: 414
Loc: Celina, Tx
I’ve lost my lock out key for the trailer. Does anyone know where I can get another one or the magnetic one that attaches to the trailer? Thanks

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#12714872 - 04/13/18 09:34 AM Re: Surge brake lock out key [Re: hoodoobaits]
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Edited by squib (04/13/18 09:36 AM)

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#12714903 - 04/13/18 09:58 AM Re: Surge brake lock out key [Re: hoodoobaits]
361V Online   content
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Unfortunately I do not believe they are all the same. My older Ranger Trail had a different one than those listed above. There are plenty different models available on Amazon though. Should be able to match yours here: http://holidays.net/store/boat-trailer-surge-brake-lock-out-keyback-up-buddy-_120941559235.html or https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...sl_1vly9w5l4g_b


Edited by 361V (04/13/18 10:00 AM)
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#12714939 - 04/13/18 10:18 AM Re: Surge brake lock out key [Re: hoodoobaits]
TEXASJIGSTER Offline
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Registered: 02/01/11
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Loc: CADDO LAKE
A nickel will work if u get in a bind.

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#12714942 - 04/13/18 10:20 AM Re: Surge brake lock out key [Re: TEXASJIGSTER]
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Originally Posted By: TEXASJIGSTER
A nickel will work if u get in a bind.


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#12714958 - 04/13/18 10:28 AM Re: Surge brake lock out key [Re: 361V]
texasryan9 Offline
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Registered: 09/12/06
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Originally Posted By: 361V
Unfortunately I do not believe they are all the same. My older Ranger Trail had a different one than those listed above. There are plenty different models available on Amazon though. Should be able to match yours here: http://holidays.net/store/boat-trailer-surge-brake-lock-out-keyback-up-buddy-_120941559235.html or https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...sl_1vly9w5l4g_b


This is the one I use on my EZ Loader and it works great.
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#12715218 - 04/13/18 12:45 PM Re: Surge brake lock out key [Re: hoodoobaits]
basshc Offline
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Just got orange 1 off amazon

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#12715227 - 04/13/18 12:51 PM Re: Surge brake lock out key [Re: hoodoobaits]
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Electrical tape and a nickel smile

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#12715523 - 04/13/18 03:58 PM Re: Surge brake lock out key [Re: hoodoobaits]
Jeff From Iowa Offline
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If you hook up your back up lights to the plug (usually center pin) when they go on it turns the surge brake off via a solenoid on most.

I learned with my ford raptor (f150) that if tow haul was on then the brake didnt go to lock out in reverse. If tow haul is off it works as it should.

Just a fyi.
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#12715536 - 04/13/18 04:09 PM Re: Surge brake lock out key [Re: hoodoobaits]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Tape and nickel works every time

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#12716321 - 04/14/18 08:07 AM Re: Surge brake lock out key [Re: hoodoobaits]
JRW341513 Offline
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Registered: 03/09/10
Posts: 216
Loc: Mineola, TX
How does the lock out key or "tape and nickel" work? I have surge brakes on my trailer and never thought about what to do if I had an electrical issue.

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#12716335 - 04/14/18 08:27 AM Re: Surge brake lock out key [Re: hoodoobaits]
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#12716534 - 04/14/18 11:38 AM Re: Surge brake lock out key [Re: hoodoobaits]
hoodoobaits Offline
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Registered: 06/17/11
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You guys are awesome. You can always depend on the forum guys. Thanks for all the tips and advice.

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#12716569 - 04/14/18 12:10 PM Re: Surge brake lock out key [Re: JRW341513]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Originally Posted By: JRW341513
How does the lock out key or "tape and nickel" work? I have surge brakes on my trailer and never thought about what to do if I had an electrical issue.


It keeps the surge brake from sliding and locking up

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#12717472 - 04/15/18 09:51 AM Re: Surge brake lock out key [Re: hoodoobaits]
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Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 3632
Loc: Yantis, TX
If you have a UFP surge brake controller, this is the way to go. It replaces the plastic top cap. A quick turn and the brakes are locked out. Never have to worry about a key or nickel and tape. Its always there.

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


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