2011 Four Winns F-Series Boat Owners Manual

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
Product Specification
CategoriesFour Winns F-Series Manuals, Four Winns Manuals
Model Year2011
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