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Old 02-06-2012, 06:24 AM
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Default How to manually lock out a Titan 10 Actuator??

I need to pull my trailer to the repair shop today. Brakes are dragging. I was told I can lock out the actuator by inserting a screw driver which prevents the plunging action while under tow.

I checked my model and could not locate a hole for insertion.

I have a Titan Model 10 rated for 12,500 lbs (2478100).

Any hints on how I can lock this out would be much appreciated.

Would rather do this than take calipers off.
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You can put a C-Clamp on it but that only helps if they are locking in reverese. Are they always dragging or just in reverse?

That actuator does not have a hole for a manual lock out.
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I don't think the model 10 has a manual lockout. Cut a piece of 2x4 and put it underneath and tie wrap it on.
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http://www.easternmarine.com/manual-...out-ball-valve
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I need to pull my trailer to the repair shop today. Brakes are dragging. I was told I can lock out the actuator by inserting a screw driver which prevents the plunging action while under tow.

I checked my model and could not locate a hole for insertion.

I have a Titan Model 10 rated for 12,500 lbs (2478100).

Any hints on how I can lock this out would be much appreciated.

Would rather do this than take calipers off.
If your brakes are dragging, "locking out" the actuator will not change that. "locking out" the actuator only disbles the brake in reverse.
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I cut out a piece of 2x4 to wedge/stick in the space between the actuator and the tongue of the trailer in case my reverse solenoid ever decides to quit on me. I keep it zip tied to my winch post.
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"locking out" the actuator only disbles the brake in reverse.

Uhhh, I believe 'locking out' the actuator also disbles 'normal' actuation of the surge brake system, which is what he wants ...
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Yep, locking out should prevent braking either in forward or reverse - period. Unfortunately if the brakes are dragging it's possible they are rusted or seized up. You could try cracking one of the bleeder valves to release any pressure in the lines that may be there. The 2x4 idea is a good one too - gotta remember that.
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"locking out" the actuator only disbles the brake in reverse.

Uhhh, I believe 'locking out' the actuator also disbles 'normal' actuation of the surge brake system, which is what he wants ...
Yes, I stated that wrong. Fingers moving faster than brain.

However, if the brakes are dragging, locking out the actuator will not stop the dragging. The OP will have to find the cause of the dragging and correct it or remove the offending part(s).
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Uhh, he knows the brakes are dragging. Perhaps that's why he's trying to get to a 'trailer repair shop' ...
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Probably the best plan is to hire a trailer mechanic who will come to where the trailer sits.
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