until the latch engages and is properly seated. The
safety pin, provided with the trailer, or a padlock must
be inserted completely in the forward coupler latch
hole. This helps ensure the coupler’s latch remains in
the locked position during towing of the trailer. Refer
to Section S-3 Operation for additional information on
couplers and hitching to the tow vehicle.
Be sure dirt, sand, ice, etc., does not obstruct
the proper seating of the lock pin.
When raising or lowering the jack, prevent the caster
from rotating while cranking. Make sure the jack is
planted on a ﬁrm and level surface before unhitching
Anti-sway devices as used on recreational
vehicles (RV’s) are not applicable to surge
brake systems and should not be used on Four
To prevent personal injury or damage to the boat
and trailer, observe the follow ing:
DO NOT use a trailer hitch with moving parts.
The brakes could activate when traveling down-
hill. Always use a ﬁxed hitch.
NEVER pull on the lock pin when any trail er
weight is on the trailer jack.
DO NOT move the trail er when rest ing on
the swivel jack. Use towing vehicle to move
the boat and trailer.
Release handle must be in open posi-
tion to remove from or place on ball.
Keep body and feet clear of trailer tongue
when raising or lowering jack.
Always remember to swivel jack to the horizontal posi-
tion before towing the trailer. Damage to the caster and
jack may result.
The swivel jack provided on the Four Winns® trailer can
be removed from the trailer to allow for maintenance or
repairs. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations
provided in the owner’s packet.
Release handle must be
fully closed and pin inserted
D. Surge Brakes & Coupling Assembly
Surge brakes are standard on the F series model trailers
manufactured by Four Winns. Surge brakes operate
automatically when the tow vehicle’s brakes are ap-
plied. When the tow vehicle slows down or stops, the
forward momentum or “surge” of the trailer against the
hitch ball applies pressure to a master cylinder in the
trailer coupler. The master cylinder supplies hydraulic
pressure through the hydraulic system which activates
the trailer’s disc brakes. See Figure S5. Please refer
to the manufacturer’s literature included in your owner’s
packet for further details regarding operation and main-
Always insert safety pin.
Figure S5: Surge Brake Actuator & Coupling Assembly
The brake actuator and coupling assembly comes
with a 5-wire plug for connecting to the tow vehicle’s
trailering harness. Figure S6 depicts the 5-wire plug,
the color of the individual wires, and the designated
circuit for each wire.
To hitch the trailer to the tow vehicle, place the coupler
latch in the open position to unlock the coupler. See
Figure S5. Push down on the coupler latch to lock the
trailer to the ball hitch. Push coupler latch lever back
Trailer Information - Section S
Owner’s Manual Page 120
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