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Dexter 7" Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - Left Hand - 2,000 lbs

Dexter Trailer Brakes

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Code:   23-47

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Price:$59.95


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Dexter Trailer Brakes - 23-47

7" x 1-1/4" Driver's-side electric trailer brake assembly fits 2,000-lb axles. Mounting flange has 4-bolt pattern.

Features:

  • Configuration: left hand (driver's side)
  • Dimensions: 7" diameter x 1-1/4" thick
  • Axle rating: up to 2,000 lbs
  • Mounting flange: 4 bolt
  • Bolts, washers, and adjustment plugs sold separately


Dexter Electric Trailer Brake

23-47 7" Electric Brake Assembly for 2K Axles - LH







Video of Dexter 7" Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - Left Hand - 2,000 lbs


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Video Demo Dexter Trailer Brakes 23 47
Dexter Trailer Brakes 23-47 Review

Video Transcript for Dexter Trailer Brakes 23-47 Review

Today we're looking at part number 23-47 from Dexter. This is a seven inch by one and a quarter inch electric brake assembly. The capacity for the pair is 2000 pounds and it mounts with four bolts. So, here are the bolts on the back. I think you can see these. The measurement from center to center, one bolt to another is two and seven eighths of an inch.

So you want to make sure that the mounting flange on your axle matches that measurement. You have two wires. One is for ground and one is for power and it does not matter which wire you use for which function. Now, the way you can tell that this is a left hand electric brake assembly is to look at the brake shoes. You have one here that's that long. You have one here that's shorter.

The shorter or smaller brake shoe always faces the front. Also, what must always face the front is the metal C-shaped actuating arm right here. So, if that's facing the front this is a left-hand brake assembly. The way this is measured is from the outside, the exterior edge from the brake pad from one to the other. So, going across the center here, from that outside edge to the other is seven inches. Then the other measurement is determined by the width of the brake shoes, which is one and a quarter inches.

The mounting nuts and the washers for these assemblies are sold separately and are required for installation.There you have it for part number 23-47 from Dexter the seven by one and a quarter inch left-hand electric brake assembly.




Customer Reviews

Dexter 7" Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - Left Hand - 2,000 lbs - 23-47

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.8 out of 5 stars   (284 Customer Reviews)

7" x 1-1/4" Driver's-side electric trailer brake assembly fits 2,000-lb axles. Mounting flange has 4-bolt pattern.


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Barry F.09/21/2012


Ordered my parts on Tuesday... showed up on Thursday! Awesome delivery time. Read the reviews for the 7" brakes I needed to replace on my popup camper, and several folks said to make sure to order the bolts, nuts and washers - since the etrailer replacements didn't come with them. The 7" brakes DO infact come with the pressed-in bolt studs already in place, the only thing extra you'll need to get would be the nuts and lock washers if you don't already have them. Installation is as simple as bolting them on and crimp connecting two wires. I'll make final adjustments to the brake controller once everything is back in place. 55385






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Shawn D.07/05/2012


This brake assembly replaced my original electric brake on 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Sedona. You need to order four nuts for the brake mounting bolts on each assembly. etrailer's service/delivery was extremely fast with the free shipping on orders over $150. I also bought the LH assembly and matching hubs for the dexter ez axle. I would definitely buy from etrailer again. 46845






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Doug J.07/25/2014


The 23-47 brakes are an excellent replacement on my 1997 Coleman Fleetwood Bayports popup camper that I am close to finishing a restoration process on. They fit perfectly! Very happy to purchase an excellent product from the fastest shipper I have ever come across. I am blown away by the professionalism with this company! Thanks 142957






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tim B.11/14/2012


I purchached these brakes to convert from hydraulic surge brakes on my 1973 pop-up camper. It was a simple, bolt on conversion that took only a few hours to complete; including wiring. One week later, they performed flawlessly on the 400 mile trip to hunting camp. Thanks e-trailer for a great product and service. 59443






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mark B.08/20/2012


All of the items I ordered were delivered early (at no additional cost to me). All were in great shape. Plus, I received the 110% Lowest Price Promise refund! I'll definitely shop here again. 52384






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ron B.09/20/2012


Fast shipping and this was an exact replcement for what was instaled on my trailer. Remember to order the nuts for the 4 studs. The old one do braked off during removal. 55243






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: richard b06/09/2012


Putting them on was easy, Would be nice if new nuts came withthe kit 43489






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joel H.06/27/2014


Exact same as oem for 20% less. Great company to order from. 138011






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: chris w.05/08/2012


Great product. Direct bolt on. Could not have been easier! 39737






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Aaron c.09/04/2014


Worked like a charm on my Aliner camper ! 150128






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Greg C05/27/2014


fit fine no nuts for mounting studs. 132753






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Andy W.12/26/2012


Very fast shipping.Easy to install. 62014






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: 500sks12/13/2012


high quality part 61341






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: vince sullivan12/07/2012


great 60932






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve VR08/08/2011

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


First off, Etrailer is awesome. I ordered two pairs of loaded plates and hubs on Sunday night and they were on my door step by Wednesday!.. Three issues with the plates. 1. On one plate, the two wires from the magnet were about cut in two on the back side of the plate right as they come out of the plastic retainer. Must be getting pinched somehow in shipping. 2. Both left plates had lubriplate grease where the brake pads rub the backing plate and at all pivot points. Neither of the right side ones did, requiring disassembly of the new plates to grease the spots that should have been. (Somebody had a bad day on the assembly line!). 3. Product information led me to believe that new backing plate nuts would be included. They were not, but new lug nuts were included with the wheel bearing kits. Only thing that I would suggest to Etrailer would be to carry replacement lock tabs for the bearings. Other than that, a couple of hours and brand new brakes & hubs all around. They are working great! Thanks Etrailer for the great products, prices & shipping! Steve 21416






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: ezreider06/02/2013

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


Used these electric brake assemblies to replace the hydraulic units which became useless due to the master cylinder in the coupler becoming rusted and frozen up. Everything about the units was top notch and they bolted directly in place of the hydraulic backing plates. Shipping was fast with detailed follow up provided by Etrailer (probably the best of any internet company I've dealt with.) Packaging was more than enough with more packing material and staples than was really required. ( 15 staples in the box ends alone where 5 would have been more than enough) Unfortunately, the assemblies were "nested" back to front into one another which caused the brake shoe of one unit to cut off the wire leads of the other. "Back to back" or "front to front" would have solved this issue which has happened to other customers. Additionally, the one plate had dust plugs for the brake adjuster provided while the other one had none. Both of these problems were minor but kept the experience from being totally outstanding. 82912






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mark07/23/2014

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


This is a Dexter OEM brake assembly, so it was manufactured per Dexter spec's and quality control. 142720






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John H.01/07/2012

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


E-trailer is a great company to deal with. The electric brake assemblies were exactly the same are the original which insured installation was smooth and easy. Support after the sale is unsurpassed. They follow-up after the sale with instructional video clips to insure there are no "hiccups". After installation of the new brakes, I road tested and calibrated the controller (a device that I previously purchased from E-trailer). E-trailer was referred to me by a friend. I will definitely use them again and will not hesitate to refer them to others. Lastly the assemblies are American made and the shipping was free, could not improve on service, product or value. Thanks 29269






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Carlton E.06/28/2012

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


I received my product in very timely manner but it was damaged and not usualbe due to the wires being crushed and bare wires exposed plus some of the brake componets had dislodged in shippment. etrailer was very quick to remedy the problem by sending another shippment the next day and it arrived in mostly good condition due to some more componets being dislodged again in shipping but I was able to put them back in place and the brake assembly is now in great condition. I also ordered a set of bearing and seals for my application and they arrived in very good condition and now I am ready to reassemble my Travel Trailer and hit the road again. These heavy items (the brake assemblies) do need more vigirous shipping measures to prevent the problems I had with my order. I will gladly use etrailer again and will recomend them to my friends. 46084






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry V Bradley12/14/2012

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


I received the items that I ordered in a very timely manner. The items were in excellent condition when they were delivered to my back door.All of the items that I ordered were the perfect parts that I needed. The salesperson that I ordered the parts from was very helpful in getting the right parts that I needed for my lowboy.I would like to thank all of your employees that had any dealings with my order that I place with your company. I will remember your company and I will if I ever need any more parts I will be giving youall a call.I will let my friends that I have know that your company did a very fine job on my order.You have a fine company and I want to thank youall very much for the help that I received.May each and everyone of you have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Thanks Larry 61506






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill B. in Michigan09/13/2011

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


EXCELLENT...... START TO FINISH. Fantastic service, great prices, quality products. Here's a before and after picture. It only took 30 minutes and basic tools to make the replacement. So much better than trying to clean up the old rusty one. Thanks again, Bill Borland in Michigan 23873






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill B. in Michigan09/13/2011

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


EXCELLENT...... START TO FINISH. Fantastic service, great prices, quality products. Here's a before and after picture. It only took 30 minutes and basic tools to make the replacement. So much better than trying to clean up the old rusty one. Thanks again, Bill Borland in Michigan 23872






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry D.02/04/2012

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


This was not the first time I have purchased from "etrailer.com". The first time being several years ago. I purchase may products on line and honestly this company/source for the products they offer and the prices, processing, shipping and support they provide is very honestly as good as I have ever encountered. Their staff are completely helpful and "KNOW" the products they sell. I have my own RV and have hauled/delivered RV's Commercally for years, through out the lower 48, Canada and Alaska. No, I don't write reviews very often and only after I have honest experiences with the sources that enable me to evaluate them, good or bad. 31057






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Andrew01/25/2012

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


Great deal! Only cost a few dollars more to replace the backing plate and components than to purchase new shoes. If you're debating whether to replace just the shoes, or the whole backing plate I'd recommend you replace the whole backing plate. It's far easier (4 nuts vs 3 springs and more), and ensures that everything is in good working order. One caveaut, however: it's not easy to replace backing plates when the nuts are severely rusted (in my case, it took cutting most of them off). FYI, I'm using these with drums marked "8-249-07" NOTE: You'll need (4) 7/16-20 nuts if you're not planning on using the originals. Bolts are included. 30304






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Andrew01/25/2012

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


Great deal! Only cost a few dollars more to replace the backing plate and components than to purchase new shoes. If you're debating whether to replace just the shoes, or the whole backing plate I'd recommend you replace the whole backing plate. It's far easier (4 nuts vs 3 springs and more), and ensures that everything is in good working order. One caveaut, however: it's not easy to replace backing plates when the nuts are severely rusted (in my case, it took cutting most of them off). FYI, I'm using these with drums marked "8-249-07" NOTE: You'll need (4) 7/16-20 nuts if you're not planning on using the originals. Bolts are included. 30303






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Paul T04/15/2013

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


Installed and worked great. 75970






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Don H.03/28/2012

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


I have a dual axle race car trailer which had only single axle brakes. I ordered the left and right 10" brake assemblies and matching hub and drum assemblies. I also needed a magnet for the existing brakes. The box arrived a little worse for wear, no fault of etrailer, but all the pieces I had ordered were there and in fine shape. The order arrived sooner than I had expected and the follow-up by etrailer, checking to make I was satisfied and to provide helpful links to related information, was truly appreciated. I would not hesitate to recommend and expect to buy from etrailer again. 35396






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill09/16/2014

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


Unfortunately, one of the 4 brakes came with the spring and adjuster shaft on the bottom of the box. I put them back on without too much trouble but etrailer should review the product packaging in order to protect the brakes from damage. The install needs shrink tubing style crimp connectors. Mine required sizes for 16 to 18 gage and one size up for joining 3 wires where one wire crosses over thru the axel from the left to the right side. Also there are two adjuster plugs per brake so a total of 8 plugs are required for 4 brakes. Once installed they worked great. 151310






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: William E.06/10/2012

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


I was very pleased with the service I recieved and proptness of the delivery of my parts. Amanda was great at getting the 4 brake assemblys out to me so that I had enough time to get them replaced before our big trip. Your web site on trouble shooting helped out on trouble shooting that it was in the brake magnets. I had one magnet that had the brakes hanging do to high ohms reading. being able to buy the whole assemblys from E-trailer made it very easy to do the change and saved a great amount of time for me. Thanks to everyone who works at E-Trailer. 43570






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott D.06/03/2012

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


Product was as advertised. Form, fit and function were excellant. Assembly was a breeze, especially with the non-polarity of the wires. Just bolt them on, plug them in, adjust them, and go. Recommend buyers also purchase the 4 nuts that hold each backing plate onto the trailer's mounting flange. They do not come with the assemblies, and 7/16 x 20 (fine thread) nuts are getting difficult to come by. I went to my local Lowes to purchase 16 nuts and lock washers for the 4 assemblies I purchased.. They only had 17 nuts in the entire store. 42572






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott D.06/03/2012

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


Product was as advertised. Form, fit and function were excellant. Assembly was a breeze, especially with the non-polarity of the wires. Just bolt them on, plug them in, adjust them, and go. Recommend buyers also purchase the 4 nuts that hold each backing plate onto the trailer's mounting flange. They do not come with the assemblies, and 7/16 x 20 (fine thread) nuts are getting difficult to come by. I went to my local Lowes to purchase 16 nuts and lock washers for the 4 assemblies I purchased.. They only had 17 nuts in the entire store. 42571






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Charles M.06/16/2014

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


I bought 2 sets of 12x2 electric brake assembly for my car hauler. I was just going to replace the shoes but after remembering the difficaulty in doing drum brakes in the early days, I found it easier and less time consuming by just remove 5 bolts and connect two wires. This product came to my door with in only 3 days. Great looking product (no picture because i"m writing this after the install). I have been back to etrailer several time for other items such as hitch shank, wheel center caps even grease caps. Great place to shop. 135813






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: steve reed01/03/2011

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


On-line Ordering Made Easy I dont think i have ever ordered parts so easy than from e-trail. All the parts i was looking from were listed and the ones that i didnt find that were odd i typed in and they popped up. Now that was awesome. We buy from a other big trailer company normally and they didnt even have listings for the stuff i checking on or even match the price if they put it together piece by piece. i ordered on the weekend and had them on wednesday morning. The parts were right and they are on the trailer now. Thanks! 4906






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Eric B.05/22/2012

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


An unbeatable value over buying any single or multiple parts of the brake system for trailers. Everything being assembled and properly lubed by the factory makes this a no-brainer for doing any brake maintenance. Without knowing any of the prior history of the new-to-me trailer, I have more confidence now knowing that I have good brakes backing me up. I would highly recommend this assembly over just getting individual parts. I was also happy to see the "Made in the USA" sticker inside each brake assembly! 41254






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Eric B05/22/2012

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


An unbeatable value over buying any single or multiple parts of the brake system for trailers. Everything being assembled and properly lubed by the factory makes this a no-brainer for doing any brake maintenance. Without knowing any of the prior history of the new-to-me trailer, I have more confidence now knowing that I have good brakes backing me up. I would highly recommend this assembly over just getting individual parts. I was also happy to see the "Made in the USA" sticker inside each brake assembly! 41253






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Walter04/20/2013

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


The product was as advertised or better and shipping was great. They showed up sooner then I expected and just ahead of a nasty storm with heavy snow and high winds which I was afraid was going to delay the shipment until the following week- Kudos to UPS! Was able to track them all the way. Didnt get any pictures but they were an easy bolt on- much better than replacing the brake shoes and magnet separately. Also you cant beat Dexter Made in the USA quality. Thanks again....Walter Hagen 77056






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: R. L. Thompson08/24/2011

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


Product arrived intact and right on time. The items were well packed and the included instructions coupled inst with the inst. vidieos on the web site should make this a no brainer. I shopped the net and local supply.co. and your price was competitive and when you throw in free shipping no contest. This electric brake setup will be installed on a 2 axle utility trailer to bring it in to compiance with state law. A freindly state inspecter suggested strongley that I do that. 22626






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Cliff C.04/24/2012

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


Brake was as described and showed up fast! Install was smooth as are the brakes now. I just wish that the company that built my trailer would have paid as much attention as I do and put the right parts on the first time. Etrailer.com was very helpful with their videos and recommended parts for a easy install. I had it done in under 20 minutes and I feel great about the price I paid. If only every thing were this simple and fast! Thanks! 38236






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John D.06/10/2011

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


Easy installation. Except for the way you run the wires through the backing plate. One wire was cut in half and the other one was bare wire. Also one of the adjusters fell out during shipping. It took a little extra time to repair the wire since there is not much room. A little aggravating but not insurmountable. Possibly during shipping the wires get squeezed pretty hard at the backing plate. You might want to address this problem.. 16712






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Josh Adv Auto03/05/2014

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


Purchased this product for one of our customers, who was looking to repair their old trailer, as our company does not carry trailer parts for larger trailers, we searched locally, and were unable to find them availible., We ordered the parts from etrailer on monday, with the help of Marcia, and they arrived on wed. Very helpful phone support, and a very helpful website, the arrived parts were packaged very well and arrived as described. 118583






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bobby Scantlin01/11/2014

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


I ordered these brakes on Tuesday they arrived at my house (in southeast Texas) on Friday (free shipping). These brakes heavy duty and a breeze to install. I paid twice as much for brakes I had bought before, locally. Good job ETrailer!!!! 112564






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Skip T.06/22/2011

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


The magnets on my horse trailer brakes were weak and worn. I found THE ENTIRE BRAKE ASSEMBLY, MAGNET INCLUDED, on etrailer dot com for less than the local RV parts desk wanted for a single magnet! No messing with clips, springs or wire routing. Just R&R four nuts holding the assembly to the spindle, a few flips of the brake adjustment spoon and DONE! Outstanding value! AND... ...the assemblies are MADE IN THE USA! Thanks, etrailer! 17704






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry C.05/20/2013

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


I have a trailer with older Kelsey-Hayes axles, and was having trouble figuring out what brakes would be suitable replacements. Then I came across e-trailer, and found the info I was looking for. I was more than pleased to find that these Dexter brakes would fit, and the price made the deal even better! Thanks for such great information and service. I will look at e-trailer first for future needs. 81154






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Doug S.05/16/2011

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


The 10" Electric Brake Assemblies were quite easy to install (on my dual axle trailer which had no brake system) after watching eTrailer's video, (http://www.etrailer.com/tv-Install-Electric-Brakes-Trailer.aspx). I ordered the 4 brake assemblies on a Sunday night and had them at my door the following Tuesday when I got home from work. And this was without a shipping upgrade (WOW!). 14425






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Paul D.03/03/2011

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


I'm not sure which I am impressed more with, the item I purchased or the customer service. First of all the item was exactly what I wanted. More importantly it was made here in the U. S. A. I tend to be critical of customer service and so far this company has got it right! Thanks so much for the prompt service! I will be buying all my trailer parts here. 8334






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gary H.07/07/2011

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


I am really impressed how fast your company responded and shipped my order to me --- I ordered them the first of this week and they were delivered today --- that is fast service and the order was exact and I will definitely do more business with your company in the future and I recommend your company to my friends and neighbors Thank You for your prompt response. 18863






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Grovers of Rome05/16/2014

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


Bought several items and the SERVICE and the PRICE were far superior to other Internet sites - and even local RV Centers!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND etrailer and Renee K. She is very knowledgeable and helpful, made good recommendations. My purchases were smooth - and the products were the exact same quality and brand I could buy in Syracuse (at twice the price). 130947






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Grovers of Rome05/16/2014

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


Bought several items and the SERVICE and the PRICE were far superior to other Internet sites - and even local RV Centers!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND etrailer and Renee K. She is very knowledgeable and helpful, made good recommendations. My purchases were smooth - and the products were the exact same quality and brand I could buy in Syracuse (at twice the price). 130946






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff R.11/25/2012

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


I completely rebuilt my trailer. The brake assemblies ordered were easy to install. It was much easier than trying to rebuild my existing brakes. The instructional videos from etrailer.com made the installation of the breakaway kit a breeze. Shipping was upgraded for free and received my order very quickly. It was a pleasure doing business with etrailer.com. 59994






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike B.03/12/2012

Review from a similar Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly


Purchased the entire brake and hub assemblies for about the same price as a brake job at the trailer shop. Shipped quickly...etrailer even upgraded my shipping at N/C. The brake assembly and hubs were simple to install. The brake controller took less than a minute to install. Good prices, great service. Would definitely do business with etrailer again. 33579




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  • Replacing Electric Trailer Brake Shoes and Magnets on a 2 Axle Scotty Camper with 4 Bolt Wheel
  • The best way to determine the correct parts for your brake assemblies is to either measure the diameter of the brake drum and the width of the pads on the shoes and determine the manufacturer or to use the inner and outer bearing part numbers and wheel bolt pattern to determine the hub on your trailer. The 8-147 number that you referenced is a casting number that is not related to the actual part number. The # 23-27 brake assembly is for 10 X 2-1/4 inch brake drums. Since your hubs...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Electric Trailer Brakes on a Pop-Up Camper
  • You have compatible hub and brake assemblies selected. The brake assemblies, # 23-48 right hand, and # 23-47 left hand, will mount to a 4 bolt flange that has bolt holes 2-7/8 inches apart on center. You will need to make sure your existing bearings and seal match the bearings and seal in the hub and drum you selected, # 8-257-5UC3-EZ, and that the wheel bolt pattern, 5 on 4-1/2 inches, matches also. The trailer hub and drum # 8-257-5UC3-EZ is designed for use on an EZ lube axle with grease...
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  • Parts Needed for Adding Brakes to a Utility Trailer
  • You will need Hub Drums that have the hub built into the drum. For part # 23-47 you will need 7 inch Hub Drums, like part # 8-173-16UC3 and mounting flanges, part # 4-34, that will need to be welded to your axles. This size brake and hub drum assemblies are for smaller trailers. You will pick your hub drum based on your wheel and axle size, then you will pick the brakes that fit that hub drum. If you write back with your bolt pattern and bearing numbers, I can help you find the correct...
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  • Will the TruRyde 7 x 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Brake Assemblies Fit In Place of Dexter Brakes
  • The TruRyde 7 x 1-1/4 inch brake assemblies # TRBK-7E-01 (left) and # TRBK-7E-02 (right) will fit in place of the Dexter # 23-48 and # 23-47 brakes. the TruRyde brake assemblies are rated for up to 2,500 pounds whereas the Dexter assemblies are rated for 2,000 pounds.
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  • Parts Needed to Change Hydraulic Trailer Brakes Over to Electric Brakes on a 1997 Jayco Tent Trailer
  • You will need two of the 7 inch electric brake assemblies, one right hand, # 23-48, and one left hand, # 23-47. You will also need an appropriate length of 10 gauge wire, item # 10-2-1, for running the wires to the trailer connector at the trailer coupler. Next, you will need a trailer connector to match the wiring on your vehicle, or the wiring you will need to install on your vehicle, to activate the electric brakes. I would recommend the Pollak trailer connector, item # PK12706, for...
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  • Difference Between Idler Hubs and Hub/ Drums
  • The Dexter Trailer Hub Assembly you referenced, part # 34822BX is known as an idler hub. An idler is a hub that is no provisions for trailer brakes. It has no brake drum. Part # 8-276-5 is an example of a hub/ drum that has a brake drum that can be used with a brake assembly like part # 23-47. The 34822BX would be an acceptable replacement for an idler hub with a 4-on-4 bolt pattern that uses # L44643 bearings.
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  • Can Drums from a Trailer with 7 Inch Hydraulic Brakes be Used When Converting to Electric Brakes
  • You might be able to re-use the drums. Some 7 inch hydraulic drums are sized differently and will not allow electric brake assemblies to be properly positioned in the drum. Some times the hydraulic drums are too deep and will make contact with the brake backing plate before they are seated all the way on the spindle. The best way to proceed is to try re-using the drums first and if they do not fit get drums made for electric brakes or you can buy electric brake drums from the start. We...
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  • Replacement Parts for Electric Brakes on a 1992 Coleman Fleetwood Trailer
  • If by solenoid you are referring to the brake magnets, then yes, we do offer replacement brake magnets depending on the size brakes that you have on your 1992 Coleman Fleetwood. I did some research on your trailer and it looks like you should have 7 inch Dexter brakes, so you could use the Trailer Brake Magnet Kit, # BP01-068. If you were interested in replacing your entire brake assemblies, then I would recommend taking a look at your current brakes to check if there is anything else...
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  • Parts Needed to Add Electric Drum Brakes to a Trailer and Brake Controller for 2007 Pontiac Vibe
  • There are several parts you will need to add electric brakes to a trailer. First, you need to replace the idler hubs with a hub and drum assembly. The hub and drum assembly that you need will depending on the bearing numbers stamped into the metal of the inner and outer bearings. I have included a link to a video that will help. After you have determine the correct hub and drum assemblies, finding the other parts will be easy. Since you already have a brake mounting flange, you will...
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  • What Is The Distance Between Mounting Bolts On Dexter 7 Inch Brake Assembly # 23-48
  • I walked out to our warehouse and measured the mounting bolts on the 7 Inch Electric Brake Assembly, part # 23-48. From center of bolt to center of bolt, I measured approximately 2-3/4 inches. The 7 Inch Electric Brake Assembly, part # 23-48, is for 2,000 lb axles. For the left hand brake assembly, you will need part # 23-47. I took a picture of part # 24-48 and used Photoshop to illustrate the measurements that I took.
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  • Comparing Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 8-173-16UC3 with # 8-276-5
  • Basically, an electric brake assembly is going to be a 7 x 1-1/4 inch while a hydraulic brake assembly will be a 7 x 1-3/4 inch. If you are using electric brakes on the trailer, go with Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly, # 8-173-16UC3. For hydraulic drum brakes, use Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly, # 8-276-5.
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  • Parts Needed to Convert to Electric Trailer Brakes or Repair Hydraulic Trailer Brakes
  • You can switch to electric brakes, but there are several parts you will need. First, you need to take a look at the hole pattern for the brake mounting flange. This is the piece that is welded to the axle that holds the brake assembly. The 7 inch brakes you are looking at have a standard 4 hole mounting pattern. If the existing flange has a different pattern, you will need to have the old flange removed and a new one welded on by a qualified professional with experience working on trailers....
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  • What Size Nuts and Studs are Used to Mount 7 and 10 Inch Trailer Brake Assemblies
  • The studs on the Dexter 7 inc brake assembly, part # 23-47, are 1-1/4 inch long with 7/16 - 20 threads. Brake Assembly mounting bolt, part # 7-75, is 1-1/4 inch long with 7/16 - 20 threads. The nuts, part # 6-17, are also 7/16 - 20. This size is pretty standardized as far as 7 inch and 10 inch brake assemblies.
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  • Can Trailer Hub and Drum # 8-257-5UC3-EZ be Used with 14 Inch Wheels on a 2K Flexride Torsion Axle
  • You can use hub and drum assembly # 8-257-5UC3-EZ with a 14 inch wheel. However since there will be more force with the larger wheel when it is spinning you will not get the optimum braking performance. All the hubs that have the 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern and fit 2,000 pound axles will all say 10 to 13 inch wheels but you can use a 14 inch. Just be aware that the braking performance will not be ideal. The brakes that are compatible with this hub and drum are # 23-47 for the left side and...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Electric Brakes On 1995 Coleman Destiny Royale Trailer
  • To make sure that you get the correct parts, I would need to know the inner and outer bearing numbers stamped into the metal of the bearings. There are different 5 lug bolt patterns. Use the FAQ I have linked to measure for bolt pattern so you can get the correct hub and drum assemblies. If you do not have EZ Lube axles, you will not need EZ lube hub and drum assemblies. If you do have L44649 inner and outer bearings and the seal has a 1.987 outer diameter and 1.5 inch inner diameter,...
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  • Converting Existing Hydraulic Brake System to Electric on Pop-Up Camper
  • The Dexter Hub/ Drum you mentioned, part # 8-173-16UC3 would be a proper replacement for you as long as the inner and outer bearings in your existing hubs are # L44649, the grease seal is # 10-9 and the 4-on-4 bolt pattern matches up with your existing hubs. Your existing bearings and grease seals should have reference numbers stamped on them, make sure the numbers on the existing parts match those of the replacements. You will also need electric brake assemblies, part # 23-47 for the...
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  • Will 10 Inch Trailer Brakes Fit In Place of 7 Inch Brakes
  • Ten inch brakes will use a larger hub than 7 inch brakes. So you will not only have to change the brake assemblies but also the hubs and the wheels. If cost is not a factor then you can do all of this but it would be much easier to just replace the 7 inch brakes. If the brakes are not providing enough power there may be another issue to look at. Make sure the brakes are properly adjusted. To do this you will turn the adjustment wheel until you can hear a slight but constant drag of the...
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  • Do Electric Brakes Require Adjustment When First Installed
  • The Dexter Electric Brake Assembly, part # 23-47, and part 3 23-48 do need to be set up initially when installed and then checked yearly. I have attached an installation video for electric brakes. At about the 4 minute 50 second mark adjusting the brakes when installing is explained.
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  • Brake Mounting Flange Recommendation for a 1-1/4 inch Spindle on a 2006 Palomino Camper
  • I believe I have what you need. Since you said you have a shaft size of 1-1/4 I am assuming you are referring to the spindle. The Brake Mounting Flange # 4-34 is designed to work on spindles that are 1-1/4 inches in diameter and should work for you. The description says that this flange works on 1-3/4 inch axles with 1-1/4 inch spindles. With this brake mounting flange you will need to use a 7 inch brake assembly. For a left hand brake assembly you could get a Dexter Brake Assembly...
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  • Spindle, Brakes, and Mounting Flange for Use with Trailer Hub and Drum # 8-173-16UC3
  • The hub and drum assembly, # 8-173-16UC3, and electric trailer brakes # 23-48 and # 23-47 are compatible with each other so they will work together. Brake mounting flange # 4-34 is the correct flange for the brakes. However, welding on a brake mounting flange is a precision job that should be performed by a qualified professional. If the trailer is staying off road though it may not be as big of a concern. For a spindle you will want to use # R104BTREZ since it was made to work with...
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  • Which Trailer Spindle and Brakes Are Used with Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly, # 8-173-16UC3
  • For Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly, # 8-173-16UC3, you can use EZ Lube Spindle, # R104BTREZ. For bakes, use # 23-47 and # 23-48. When adding brakes to a trailer, you will need to make sure the trailer has a brake mounting flange welded to the axle. If they do not, you can add them and the welding will need to be done by a qualified professional welder. We have several mounting flanges, depending on your specific needs. You can find them using the link provided in the electric drum brake section.
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  • Is Dexter Axle Trailer Hub & Drum Assembly # 8-173-16UC3 Recommended for 1993 Starcraft
  • The Dexter Axle Trailer Hub & Drum Assembly # 8-173-16UC3 is a compatible fit for the Dexter axle on your 1993 Starcraft so long as the weight falls at or below the product weight capacity of 2000 lbs and is compatible with your existing bearings. This assembly works only with 1-1/4 inch brake shoes, not 1-3/4 inch shoes and has a 4 on 4 inch bolt pattern. I have included a link to a video review of this item. The other two items you referenced, the Dexter Axle 7 Inch Brake Assembly...
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  • Pros And Cons For Switching From Electric To Electric Over hydraulic Disc Brakes On Trailer
  • In order to switch from your electric brakes to a disc brake system there are several things you will want to consider. It is true that the disc brakes will provide better braking for you, although converting can require an involved installation. Electric trailer braking systems provide fast response times and good control over the action of your trailer brakes, but they don't stop as hard as hydraulic brakes. Some of the things you need to consider if you decide to change the brake...
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  • Can a 1985 Palamino Trailer be Switch From Hydraulic Brakes to Electric Brakes
  • If your spindle has wear, I recommend replacing it with a new spindle. The wear can become worse, not provide a good surface for the bearing/seal, and lead to other problems down the road. Better to take care of it ahead of time before it becomes a problem. I have included a link to our spindle main page for you to view. The outside diameter of a drum will be larger than the inside and larger than the measurement we use. A 7 inch diameter listed will have a 7 inch inside diameter. To...
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  • How to Add Electric Disc Brakes to a Snowmobile Trailer
  • You can convert your setup to an electric disc setup, to do this you will need first to determine what spindle is on your trailer axles and what wheel bolt pattern you have on trailer wheels. To determine what spindle you have you will have to remove your hubs and get the inner and outer bearing numbers. With those numbers you will be able to determine what spindles you have. To determine the bolt pattern of your wheels check out the FAQ article I attached that details how this is...
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  • Factory Brake Controller on a 2008 Chevy Silverado 3500 Doesn't Register Trailer Brake Connection
  • If the problem trailer uses electric over hydraulic trailer brakes, that could be the problem. Many factory integrated controllers do not work with EOH braking systems and there will either need to be an adapter installed (and it depends on the brand of the actuator) or an aftermarket controller that is compatible will have to be installed such as the P2 # 90885 or P3 # 90195. If the trailer just has regular electric brakes then the likely issue is a dirty or corroded trailer connector...
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  • Parts Needed to Add Electric Drum Brakes to a Little Guy Silver Shadow Trailer with 2k Axle
  • It sounds like your new axle does have a brake mounting flange, which is what that square piece you are describing likely is. I have included a picture that shows what an axle with brake mounting flanges looks like. For a square brake mounting flange and 2000 pound axle you would use 7 x 1-1/4 inch brakes. You can use # 23-47 for the left side and # 23-48 for the right side. You will also need hub and drum assemblies to replace regular idler hubs. For the correct hub and drum assemblies...
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  • Recommended 72 Inch Axles And Brakes For Tandem Trailer
  • The 72 inch axles we offer have all got a weight capacity of 2,000 lbs. Also, none of the 72 inch axles have a brake mounting flange attached. You would need to have the components for a brake assembly installed on one of the axles. I recommend the Dexter Trailer Axle w/ Idler Hubs, part # 20545I-EZ-72-15, for the axle that you said you want free rolling. This has an EZ-Lube spindle with a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern and has the bearings, races, seals and hubs included. This axle will work...
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  • Do Replacement Brake Assemblies Include Brake Shoes, Springs and Magnets
  • The # 23-47 and # 23-49 are complete brake assemblies, and will appear exactly as shown in the photos on the product description pages, which you can see by clicking the provided links. They are complete with the 7 x 1-1/4 inch brake shoes, springs and magnet.
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