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Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 12" - Left Hand - 6,000 lbs

Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 12" - Left Hand - 6,000 lbs

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12" x 2" Driver's-side electric trailer brake assembly fits 6,000-lb axles. Mounting flange has a 5-bolt pattern. Fits 14-1/2" to 16" wheels. Call 800-298-8924 to order Dexter Axle accessories and parts part number 23-105 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Dexter Axle products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 12" - Left Hand - 6,000 lbs. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Dexter Axle Accessories and Parts - 23-105

  • Trailer Brakes
  • Electric Drum Brakes
  • Dexter Axle
  • Brake Assembly
  • 12 x 2 Inch Drum
  • LH
  • Manual Adjust
  • 6000 lbs

12" x 2" Driver's-side electric trailer brake assembly fits 6,000-lb axles. Mounting flange has a 5-bolt pattern. Fits 14-1/2" to 16" wheels.


Features:

  • Electric brakes are easier to install and offer more user control than hydraulic brakes
    • Requires only an electric brake controller (sold separately) - no actuator or hydraulic lines necessary
  • Adjuster plugs (included) cover access holes to keep dirt and grime out of the assemblies and off of the shoes
  • Mounting bolts sold separately
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: most standard hub-and-drum assemblies, including Dexter, Lippert (LCI), and AL-KO
  • Configuration: left hand (driver's side)
  • Dimensions: 12" diameter x 2" wide
  • Mounting flange bolt pattern: 5 bolt
  • Wheel size: 14-1/2", 15" or 16"
  • Axle rating: 6,000 lbs
  • Limited 5-year warranty


Exploded Electric Brake Assembly



K23-105-00 Dexter Electric Brake Assembly, LH - 6,000 lbs

Replaces 23-105







Video of Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 12" - Left Hand - 6,000 lbs


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly Installation

Today, on this enclosed trailer, we're going to install Part Number 23-105. This is a 12 inch, electric brake assembly for the left hand side of the trailer rated at 6,000 pounds from Dexter. Everything shown in this video will also apply to Part Number 23-106. This is the same type of brake assembly but for the right hand side. Now this is traditional brake assembly that you're probably used to seeing. It has a small, oval magnet on the bottom.

Our new one looks a little bit different but it bolts on the same and wires at the same, just as the original. You see the label for left hand side. You can see the 5 nuts on the preexisting studs on the axle, with the same dimension and number here. Let's go down to our next axle where we have our brake assembly already removed and you can see where everything is gone, we go ahead and take our new part and slide into place. When you install it, you want to always make sure that your magnet is always facing toward the ground. After you take off the nuts for the original brake assembly, it's a good idea to go ahead and just cut your wires. Basically, what you want to do is just cut them but still leave a little lead left over so you have a fresh to work with.

Let's go ahead and put our new brake assembly in place. We can go ahead and reinstall the original nuts and lock washers. Oaky, inaudible 00:01:30 We'll go ahead and run them down and then hand tighten them. In just a matter of a few moments, we've got a whole new brake assembly installed, new magnets, and new pads and springs. It's a lot quicker this way than buying pieces individually and putting them on your old back inaudible 00:01:56 plate. There are a variety of ways of making a wire connections but in this case, we'll be using Part Number DW05744-10.

This is the Deka Heat Shrink Butt Connector for 16 and 14 gauge wires. Just like any other butt connector, we'll go ahead and strip the wires back. Twist our wires and add our butt connectors. Now to connect the wires, we don't have to worry about polarity because magnets don't have a polarity. You just want to make sure that one of these wires eventually goes to ground and the other wire eventually goes to your hot lead and your output from your brake controller. All right, we've got our connections made, we'll go ahead and use the heat gun to seal them up.

Now instead of a heat gun, you can get by with a lighter. Once we allow them to cool, you can go ahead and tape them up or secure them anyway that you'd like. Now, we've got our wheel and our hub already installed, all we're going to do is adjust the brakes. Using the brake tool, and we'll just go ahead and tighten up the adjusters until you really can't spin the wheel. Then a tip clue, you want to back it off one click at a time about 10 clicks. Then give it a spin and you should have a very light drag. If you don't, like in this case here, you probably want to tighten it up just a little bit more but that gets you pretty close. There it is right there. There you have it for Part Number 23-105. .


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Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 12" - Left Hand - 6,000 lbs - 23-105

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (101 Customer Reviews)

12" x 2" Driver's-side electric trailer brake assembly fits 6,000-lb axles. Mounting flange has a 5-bolt pattern. Fits 14-1/2" to 16" wheels.

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Thanks to Etrailer staff for helping me identify the right product needed for my trailer and also the speedy delivery getting me back on the road again. 375438



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great way to do trailer brakes . great price and delivery. Thank you 508620



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I purchased a "loaded" brake assembly and brake drum, perfect fit and function. Sales person was very helpful to be sure I had the right replacement part parts. 349501



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Ordered with the 3-5 day shipping. Later that evening I received notice that it had shipped Received parts in 2 days not the 3-5 that I paid a little extra for. Very good first timer experience with this vendor. 721773



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The product is great and easy to install. Each piece was indivigually boxed and all four were in anothe box for protection. Very good experience. 707251



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Perfect fit and easy to install. 695310



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Service was excellent.....I loved the timely manner the products were delivered and I liked being able to track the order. Certainly will order from here again! 683246



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Great product, excellent service! 677527



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Great price and delivery for real Dexter loaded backing plates! 672229



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Brake assemblies were exactly as described. Installation was very straightforward and fairly simple. Total install time was two hours for 4 brake assemblies. 670856



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All was easy to install and everything worked as it should've. Thanks for making things pain free. 655760



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Easy to install. Fast shipping 644947



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Brakes were shipped quick and packaged perfect. Well made product. 642128



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I replaced the electric brakes on my dump trailer, and bought the Dexter 6000 lb set, fully assembled and ready to bolt on. They fit perfectly and are of the quality that I expected for American made products. I am very happy with my purchase. 641008



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Product as described. Fast service and very well packaged. Highly recommend. 639055



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Less work than buying all the parts separately. Parts came in good physical condition. However, on 1 of the 4 assemblies, the adjuster and adjuster spring was loose in the packaging but was easily made whole. 637891



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So glad I found E-Trailer!!! 626701



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I checked here locally on the cost of trailer brake shoes and magnets and found the price of etrailers' complete brakes and magnets assembled on a new backplate was by far less expensive. After removing the drum, this meant near zero labor, just five nuts to remove and replace the backplate then splice the wires. And another BIG plus, free shipping on an over thirty pound shipment. Wow so easy...And now I have all new brakes, magnets and all the other parts too, just seems to good to be true. I will continue to tell everyone about this labor saving and great priced product. Thank you etrailer.com. 620294



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Didnt realize how bad the brakes were until they were replaced! Now, the trailer actually stops!!! 607317



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Good quality! Great price! 578860



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I bought a used toy boxa and quickly found out that the breaks were mowed down. I had trip planned to Yellowstone so, I needed these fast. They showed up on time and were the right part. I put them on drive from SoCal to Yellowstone which is 1500 miles. I re-adjust the break one morning in Yellowstone and haven’t looked back. Thank you Etrailer.com!!!! Here is a picture of my trailer in Idaho. We camped here one night before we got to Yellowstone. 520754



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They were easy to install . It would be easier if there was a wiring plug instead of having to splice the wires together. 509714



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Great service and quick shipping as always from etrailer. We have used these replacements several times for our equipment trailers. 477066



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Excellent service and great product! 456625



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good product. always purchase these 444131



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Works great 439843



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I worked to replace the four brake shoes and It is working thumb up! 388674



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The product is just what I ordered, and I am glad that it is made in the USA!!! It is easier and just as cost effective to replace the assembly. Thank you ETRAILER. 386760



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Great price, quick shipping. Perfect bolt on replacement. etrailer is awesome. 384702


Comments

Parts were perfect, still using them regularly. I need an axle but only see spindles online. Do you carry complete axles?

Chuck - 07/06/2018

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Thanks for the follow up, we do have some axles, and some axless options. I have included a link of our current offerings for your reference.

-- Rachael H - 7/6/2018


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I am writing this very favorable review of my online shopping experience with etrailer. Recently I had to replace the brakes, hubs, wheels and tires on my travel trailer. Please keep in mind that I am a 65 year old man without a lot of experience with online shopping. Never-the-less, I decided to give it a try in hopes of saving some money. To my surprise, etrailer made the experience very easy and painless. Before I placed my order on line, I had a question about one of the items on my shopping list, so I placed a call to them. I spoke with a very lovely and patient Customer Service Representative by the name of Michelle S. She was very helpful in answering my questions and encouraged me to call her back directly when I was ready to place my order; and so I did. During the shipping process, she kept me informed through emails the status of my order and everything arrived on time and in great shape. I truly appreciate the personalized services I received doing business with etrailer. They truly removed all of the uncertainty and nervousness of shopping online. 367137



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Great price, quick response and great customer service 362294



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Good backing plate! 348695



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Great products Great service Good Prices What more could you want !!! Thanks Chris 351180



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I had ordered some parts online to rebuild the suspension on one of our trailers. Customer service called me a short time later to inform me that they were out of stock on some items, they asked if it was possible to substitute some items. She was able to find the exact parts I needed in a different kit. The parts came within 3 days, very well packed, and they fit perfectly! This is the 3rd time I've ordered from etrailer and they have exceeded my expectations every time. EXCELLENT customer service and quality parts. 347617



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Great product 325593



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EVERYTHING JUST AS ORDER AND GREAT DELIVER TIME. 323679



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I bought these and installed them for a friend of mine. No complaints from him, so everything is going good with the trailer. 318847



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Perfect fit great service Thanks 310657



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works well, easy to install 300376



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Worked like a champ easy to install 295733



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Beautiful 12 x 2 loaded back plates. 5 holes, lined up perfectly. Need bolts, no studs on these American Beauties!. Before and after, on a 1967 Airstream Globetrotter. 292047



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It fit my 89 Airstream perfectly. Original unit broke a spring and totally self destructed. This and the brake drum with bearings fixed everything. About $50 cheaper than buying from my local brake shop who I have dealt with for 30 years. 289575



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They were easy to put on and have work very well. We just put 2800+ miles on them in the last two weeks with both flat land and some hills. 289399



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Dexter electric brake assemblies arrived in 3 days, free shipping and they fit great. I could have gotten them in stock locally, but they were an aftermarket brand and cost more. Etrailer has the best prices and service, anywhere!!!!!! A++++++ 279202



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Another great dexter product. And MADE IN USA!!! 271661



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Well made and a perfect fit. Easy install and adjustment. Not one issue on the road. 250998



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Excellent quality. Quick delivery. Very satisfied. 249420



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Orderd a set for my trailer good Quality, and excellent fit fast shipping with a great price and on top of that made in USA..!! 247483



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I ordered a complete set and when I got them they were very nice clean and was very easy to install would suggest them to anyone good job etrailer.com 247242



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good 234171


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  • How to Order Dexter 6k Axle with Brakes 7461121 with Self Adjusting Brakes
  • The brakes that come with the Dexter Axle part # 7461121-EB are manual adjust brakes part numbers # 23-106 and # 23-105. To order a similar setup with self-adjusting brakes is possible but you will need to piece the kit together as we don't have it all as one part number. You'd need the following: # 7461121 # 8-201-9UC3-EZ quantity 2 # 23-458-459 # 7-5
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  • Replacement Brake Assemblies and Hubs for 1960 Airstream Trailer
  • It sounds like your assemblies are not the typical assemblies and will need to be replaced. For your brake assemblies, I recommend the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting # AKEBRK-7-SA along with mounting hardware # BRKH12. If you don't have the brake flange compatible, you can use the Brake Mounting Flange for 3" Round Axle # 4-44-1 which needs to be precisely welded in place. Then for your drum brake assemblies to match, I need some more information. I will need either...
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  • Replacement Brake Assemblies for 2001 Airstream 25 Foot Safari With Dexter Brakes
  • Thanks for the picture and info on your current brake assemblies, from that we know that the Dexter brake assembly part # 23-106 that you referenced is the correct fit. For the left hand side you'd then want the part # 23-105.
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  • Using Two Brake Controllers To Tow Trailer With Six Axles
  • This is a tough one. we contacted our supplier and they said you will need to run 2 separate brake controllers like part # 90195. You will need to split the brake signal from the towing vehicle and attach it to the red wire on each of the brake controllers. Then run both power wires from the controllers to the positive battery post with circuit breakers. Both brake controllers would have to be set exactly the same so you maintain even braking. You will then need to run both Blue...
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  • Replacement Hubs and Brakes Needed with Inner Bearing # 22580 and Outer Bearing # LM67048
  • Based on the bearing numbers you provided, the Dexter Hub and Drum Assembly, # 8-201-5UC3, is most likely the correct hub for your spindles. This hub comes with inner bearing # 25580 and outer bearing # LM67048. It was designed for 5,200 lb axles and has a 6 on 5-1/2 inch bolt pattern. To be absolutely certain that this hub will work for you, I recommend checking the grease seals on your hubs as well. This hub comes with a # 10-1 grease seal. If possible, check your old grease seals...
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  • Replacement Electric Brake Assemblies for Dual Axle Trailer with Different Capacity Brakes Installed
  • I really am not sure why different rated brake assemblies would have been installed on your dual axle trailer, as this is definitely not recommended. The 023-105-00 part number you found for the left side assemblies refers to the Dexter 6,000 Pound # 23-105, while the 023-181-00 part number refers to the 7,000 pound # 23-181. When replacing the brakes, I do recommend replacing them with assemblies of matching capacity. I recommend verifying the axle capacity on your trailer so you...
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  • Trailer Brake Assembly Recommendation for Dexter Assemblies Marked 023-106 for Both Sides of Axle
  • Sounds like you need the brake assemblies part # 23-105 and # 23-106 to provide you with brake assemblies for both sides of your trailer. These are 6k Dexter brake assemblies that are 12 inches in diameter. For a replacement nut the part # 38N typically is what is used. For a lock washer part # 38LW.
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  • Which Brake Drum is Used with Dexter # 23-105 and # 23-106 Brake Assemblies
  • There are hubs/drums available for the # 23-105 and # 23-106 brake assemblies. You'll want to go with a 12 x 2 drum, and you'll want to choose one that has bearing compatible with your existing spindle and a lug and bolt circle pattern that's compatible with your existing wheels. If you'd care to reply with your inner and outer bearing reference numbers and the number of lugs and the bolt circle of your wheels, I'd be happy to make specific recommendations.
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  • Brake Assembly and Hub Assembly for a 5,200 lbs P-11 Dexter Axle With Serial # D4526043
  • I called Dexter Axle and my contact said that the serial number (D 4526043) can be the same on a couple of different P-11 axle types because it relates to the plant that it was manufactured at. The brake kit and hub and drum assembly that my contact had on file was for a 5,200 lbs axle. She said that you can verify if the following replacement parts will fit by taking off one of your wheels and looking on your current hub for the numbers 8-201. For a Brake Mounting Flange you will need...
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  • How to Determine What Hubs Are Needed for Escort Boat Trailer
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  • Recommended Brake Assemblies For Gooseneck Trailer With Dual 7K Axles
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  • Replacement Hubs and Electric Brakes for 2003 Airstream Classic Trailer
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  • Replacement Grease Seals for Part # 22333TC and Brakes for a 2002 Airstream Safari Trailer
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  • How to Determine if Trailer Has Manual-Adjust or Self-Adjusting Electric Brakes
  • If you look at the photo I've provided of a self-adjusting brake assembly, you'll see the adjuster cable highlighted. If your trailer brake assemblies feature that adjuster cable, you've got self-adjusting brakes. Each time the trailer brakes are applied, the assemblies will make small adjustments as necessary to keep the brakes properly adjusted.
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  • Why Would Electric Trailer Brakes Lock Up When Hub is Spun Backwards
  • There's something mechanically wrong with the brake assemblies or you have a drum that needs to be replaced or turned. Electric trailer brakes should not lock up when turned in reverse. Especially if there's no current involved on any of the wiring. That means it's a mechanical problem. Something in the linkage much be catching as the hub turns which is then pushing the shoes apart and activating them.
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  • Which Direction Is Trailer Brake Adjuster Rotated to Contract Brake Pads
  • To tighten the brake adjuster, you'd use an adjusting tool like # W80630 and spin the wheel upwards. To loosen or contract the brake shoes, you'd rotate it downwards, as shown in the video I've linked you to. You'll need to fast forward the video to the 4:50 mark.
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  • Will 5 Hole Brake Backing Plate fit Mobile Home Axle
  • Our 5 bolt mounting flange, # 4-44-1, will fit 3" round axles and fits with 12" brake assemblies like # 23-105 for the left side and # 23-106 for the right side. We recommend having brake mounting flanges installed by trailer building professionals, that have a jig to hold the brake mounting flange square and concentric to the spindle, for proper braking performance.
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  • Weak Braking Performance with Electric Drum Brakes on 6000-lb Tandem Axle Sealcoating Rig
  • On the Dexter Electric Brake Assembly you referenced, part # 23-105 rated for 6000-lb axles, the pad thickness varies slightly across the arc-shaped curve of the pad. I measured one with a precision digital caliper and found that pad thickness varies from 0.20-inches in the center of the pad to 0.18-inches at the ends. If your brake pads have 3/32nd-inches of pad thickness left (or 0.093-inches) then this clearly indicates wear that could, but does not necessarily, explain your weak braking...
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  • What is the Difference Between Dexter 6k and 7k Electric Drum Trailer Brake Assemblies
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  • Recommended Torque Value For Installing Brake Assembly to 3500# Axle
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  • Brake Assembly Recommendation for Trailer with Dexter 5,200 lb Trailer Axle
  • We definitely have Dexter brake assemblies to fit a Dexter 5,200 lb axle like you have. The part # AKEBRK-7-SA is a kit that includes a left and right hand assembly for a 5,200 lb axle like what you have. These are self-adjusting too which means that you'll never have to manually adjust them either.
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  • Converting Trailer from Surge Brakes to Electric Brakes
  • First you will need to remove the old hydraulic equipment. Remove the surge coupler or actuator, remove all the lines, and finally remove the brake assemblies. If you have 10 inch diameter hub and drums, you may need to replace those as well. If you have 12 inch hub and drums, you can re-use them so long as they are in good shape. You will install your new electric brake assemblies, like part # 23-105 and part # 23-106. The magnets have 2 wire leads, one for ground, one for power. It...
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  • Which Way Should Star Wheel Turn When Adjusting Dexter Electric Brakes
  • You should be turning the star wheel up to tighten your electric brakes, as you mentioned. This could mean they are improperly mounted and I recommend taking a look at your brake assemblies to see how they were put on. You will need to disassemble your hub to do this but you'll want to make sure your brakes were correctly put on. I've added a link to a video which shows how 12" Dexter brakes should be installed for you to use as a reference.
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  • Comparing Trailer Brake Assembly # 23-105 and # 23-105-09
  • Trailer brake assembly # 23-105-09 is specifically designed to fit AL-KO/Hayes axles which are not as common as other axles. Brake assembly # 23-105 fits Dexter axles and other more common axles. If you have an AL-KO/Hayes axle, then I would go with them.
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  • How to Find Which Trailer Brake Assembly Goes on the Left or Right Side of a Trailer
  • The left side is the driver side, right side is passenger side. On a trailer brake assembly like # 23-105 the arm that the magnet is on points to the front of the trailer and the magnet always will be on the bottom. I have included a picture that shows what I mean. The matching right side assembly is # 23-106.
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  • Proper Orientation of Trailer Electric Brake Assemblies
  • On a trailer electric brake assembly like the Dexter 6,000 Pound # 23-105 you were looking at the magnet itself should be at the bottom. The arm that is attached to the magnet should then be located on the front side of the trailer (towards the direction of travel). I hope this answers your question but if not please just let me know!
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