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Old 07-21-2016, 02:12 PM   #1
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Surge Brake Pin Pulled: how to put it back in

For some reason while reversing (and pulling forward, then reversing, then forward, the reversing,...ya, I suck at backing up), my surge brake pin pulled out of my Rockwood 2317G. I am not sure where this pin (small black pin) gets plugged back in etc.

Can someone shed some advice on what to do when that pin is pulled and the brakes are locked. I am guessing it should be able to be plugged back in some where on the hitch.


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Old 07-21-2016, 02:41 PM   #2
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Look under trailer hitch and put back pin in holder.....
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Old 07-21-2016, 05:09 PM   #3
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Thanks Fonzie. They say there are no stupid questions, but that fox was so easy, it apparently was a stupid question.

All fixed.

Thanks for guidance.


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Old 07-21-2016, 05:32 PM   #4
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Old 07-22-2016, 04:10 PM   #5
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Bmc,,,,,,The question is,,,,why did it come out? If you don't have enough slack in it when you tie it to your stinger, you're asking for trouble.
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Old 07-22-2016, 04:30 PM   #6
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Good question

Good question. The true answer to keep it short is a bad hitch setup. The dealer that put my new hitch in for new TV had the shank way too low. Like way too low. So whilst backing up ( and forward and back) I was on a slight slope where something was catching. This is the first in 5 years this has happened and oddly I have parked on this spot many times. So it's a part hitch setup issue.

But ..to solve it, I bought a TT (dark side .....goodness .
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Old 07-22-2016, 04:56 PM   #7
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Just to clarify, it's a breakaway switch for the trailer's electric brakes.
Not surge brakes.
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Brake Away Pin

Forgive me is you have checked this already but when that pin comes out it puts the full voltage of the battery on the brakes and depending on how long it was out you might have damaged the magnets. To be sure just check the brakes before you head out on your next outing. Better safe than sorry.
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:27 PM   #9
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Tks

Both valuable responses. Thank u.
Was out for about a day. Hopefully no damage.

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You shouldn't have any damage to the magnets. Just a run down battery if you weren't plugged in to shore power for a long time.
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