Avoid sharp turns. This could bend, create ex-
treme stress or fracture either the actuator or
Be sure to check for obstacles or persons be-
hind the trailer before backing up. Also, adjust
your mirrors for clear view of the area behind
Figure S16: Reverse Manual Brake Lockout
If the trailer is to be uncoupled from the tow ve-
hicle after backing, block all trailer wheels and
pull forward slightly to take strain off the actuator.
Uncouple the actuator by lifting the release handle
and raise the trailer tongue with the jack.
Never allow the bolt or screwdriver to re-
main in the reverse lockout position hole.
After reverse maneuvering, always remove
bolt or screwdriver from the reverse lockout
position hole. Failure to remove bolt or screw-
driver from reverse lockout position hole will
prevent forward movement braking which can
result in serious property damage, injury or
For most trailering conditions, the brake actuator will
allow you to back up normally using a 5-wire harness
connector. However, if the coupler is not wired or if
there is a failure the trailer can still be backed up by
using the manual brake lockout.
To use your lockout, check that no force is being ap-
plied to the actuator. This is achieved by positioning
the towing vehicle and the trailer on a ﬂat service, or
with the trailer downhill from the tow vehicle. Set the
vehicle’s parking brake.
Trailer components may be different between
models and may change during the model year.
Be sure to read all manufacturer’s literature
supplied with your Four Winns® trailer.
Insert a 5” x 7/16” bolt or screwdriver into the reverse
lockout position hole (upper hole on side of actuator).
This will then block movement of the actuator. See
Figure S16. Reverse lockout option must only be
used when moving in reverse and when braking is not
required. Immediately remove bolt or screwdriver prior
to towing after backing up is completed.
S - 4
Before trailering, the trailer should be inspected for
The reverse lockout position hole and actua-
tor hole may not be in alignment. You may
have to block the trailer’s wheels and pull the
trailer forward enough so the holes are aligned
and the a bolt or screwdriver may be inserted
completely into the reverse lockout position
Check tires for proper inﬂation. Under-inﬂat ed
tires heat up rapidly and may blowout or cause
uncontrolled swaying. Also, make sure lug nuts are
Be sure the coupler is secured to the trailer hitch
and safety chains are attached.
Be sure trailer taillights and turning signals are
Check the brakes for proper operation prior to de-
Trailer Information - Section S
Owner’s Manual Page 126
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