Flat-Bladed Screw Driver
Figure S15: Crossing the Safety Cables
Figure S14: Emergency Break-Away System Manual Release
To reduce the risk of break-away accidents,
be sure coupler is seated and safety cables
are crisscrossed before trailering.
When resetting the break-away system keep
hands and ﬁngers clear as you reset the mecha-
nism. Hydraulic pressure held in the system may
cause the assembly to snap back suddenly.
Retract jack fully and place in trailering/horizontal
Check for proper tow vehicle-trailer hookup. The
tow vehicle and trailer should be level with a
positive tongue load. Four Winns® trailers are
designed with tongue weights between 5% and
10% of the total weight of the boat, fuel, gear
and trailer. The trailer should be close to level. If
unsure of tongue load and trailer position, consult
your Four Winns dealer before proceeding.
The break-away system is not designed to
operate if the trailer does not separate com-
pletely from the tow vehicle, or if the trailer
tongue “submarines” and goes beneath the
tow vehicle. DO NOT use break-away cable
as a parking brake.
Besurethe tow vehicle and trailer are level and
have a positive tongue load. This will allow the
brake actuators to function properly on trailer
models having such braking systems.
Safety cables are provided and must be used.
Cross the safety cables under the coupling and at-
tach to the towing vehicle’s frame or bumper. See
Figure S15. Always allow slack for turns. Regu-
lations vary from state to state. Please check the
local laws in your state.
Be sure to read the manufacturer’s literature, included
in the owner’s packet, before towing your Four Winns®
boat and trailer.
The trailer’s safety cable length MUST be set
short enough so the actuator’s break-away
cable is NOT pulled if the coupler separates
from the tow vehicle’s hitch but remains con-
nected by the safety cables. The break-away
system should only be activated after BOTH the
trailer’s coupler and safety cables have failed
and allowed the trailer to completely separate
from the tow vehicle. Provide just enough
slack in the trailer safety cables to allow short
radius turns. The cables should not drag on
the ground. Safety cables must be used.
B. Backing Up With Surge Brakes
Follow the steps listed above for hitching the trailer
before backing up.
Before backing up a slope or through soft ground,
pull the trailer forward slightly to assure the actuator
socket is in the fully forward position.
2. Back the trailer up.
Trailer Information - Section S
Owner’s Manual Page 125
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