Coupling To The Tow Vehicle 184.108.40.206 Test Surge Brake Breakaway System Before towing, check that the breakaway lever and lanyard are properly positioned. If the breakaway lever and lanyard are not located correctly due to either the lanyard being pulled during use or by accident, it MUST be reset prior to the trailer being moved. See the Surge Brake Actuator manual for the correct resetting and testing procedure. ! WARNING The breakaway system is designed to operate if the trailer separates from the tow vehicle. DO NOT use the breakaway system as a parking brake. UNCOUPLING A BUMPER PULL TRAILER Follow these steps to uncouple your ball hitch trailer from the tow vehicle: Park the trailer on a firm level surface and block trailer tires. Disconnect the electrical connector. Disconnect the breakaway brake switch lanyard. Disconnect the safety chains from the tow vehicle. Unlock the coupler and open it. Before extending jack, make certain the ground surface below the jack pad will 67 support the tongue load. Rotate the jack handle to extend the jack and transfer the weight of the trailer tongue to the jack. Raise the trailer coupler above the tow vehicle hitch.
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