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-   -   Oooops! Forgot to take emergency brake cable off. (http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=467050)

hdrew 06-25-2007 8:30 AM

For whatever stupid reason, I left the trailer's emergency brake cable hooked to my truck when unhitching the other day. Needless to say, I heard the noise as I pulled the truck away. Snap! <BR> <BR>Anyone done this? I assume the trailer brakes are seized up and I need to get in there and release them. Uggh.

michealhoward 06-25-2007 8:50 AM

I did the same thing. Had someone unhook the trailer and I pulled away. My Trailer has a break release under the hitch. I just pushed it and it released the breaks.

mastercraft1995 06-25-2007 9:41 AM

On older trailers you have to back it up to release the brakes. We figured this out the hard way.

mendo247 06-25-2007 9:43 AM

i did the same thing... i didnt even have to push the button it released itself when i backed up...

hdrew 06-25-2007 10:11 AM

Did you replace the cable? Was that hard to do? Glad to know I am not the only one. <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0>

michealhoward 06-25-2007 10:17 AM

I did not have to replace the cable. I just bent the hook back to shape. I used a bench vice to reshape it.

jcurtis 06-25-2007 10:21 AM

did the same thing yesterday, I hope I just need to bend the hook back into shape

mendo247 06-25-2007 10:24 AM

my cable pulled all the way out, i havent reconnected it yet, kinda looks like a pain in the arse

hdrew 06-25-2007 11:37 AM

Yeah my cable broke in half, it does look like a pain to fix.

gabriel63 06-25-2007 12:18 PM

i did this last summer.i called the trailer company and they did a great job of getting me the parts that i need to fix it.the only thing i didnt have was a tool to take out the pins that hold every thing together.i went to parts store and found it five bucks.it easy to put together.with the parts come instruction.

dfxr58 06-25-2007 3:19 PM

oh my gosh, my brother just broke the cable on my friends boat two hours ago and i see this thread on wakeworld, perfect timing.

gabriel63 06-25-2007 4:18 PM

i have a v/m trailer putting on this cable was not hard it only looks hard.

26lacefield 06-25-2007 8:04 PM

mine came out too. i replaced it. it had me confused at first but then i got it. when you buy the new cable there should be directions with it.

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