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Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 10" - Left Hand - 3,500 lbs

Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 10" - Left Hand - 3,500 lbs

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10" x 2-1/4" Driver's-side electric trailer brake assembly fits 3,500-lb axles. Mounting flange has a 4-bolt pattern. Fits 13" to 15" wheels. Call 800-298-8924 to order Dexter Axle accessories and parts part number 23-26 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 - 10" - Left Hand - 3,500 lbs. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Dexter Axle Accessories and Parts - 23-26

  • Trailer Brakes
  • Electric Drum Brakes
  • Dexter Axle
  • Brake Assembly
  • 10 x 2-1/4 Inch Drum
  • LH
  • Manual Adjust
  • 3500 lbs

10" x 2-1/4" Driver's-side electric trailer brake assembly fits 3,500-lb axles. Mounting flange has a 4-bolt pattern. Fits 13" to 15" 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 and hardware included
  • 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: 10" diameter x 2-1/4" wide
  • Mounting flange bolt pattern: 4 bolt
    • Distance between bolt holes: 2-7/8" apart on center
  • Wheel size: 13", 14", and 15"
  • Axle rating: 3,500 lbs
  • Limited 5-year warranty


Exploded Electric Brake Assembly

K23-026-00 10" x 2 1/4" LH Electric Brake Assembly - Drivers Side - 3.5K Axles

Replaces 23-26






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Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 10" - Left Hand - 3,500 lbs - 23-26

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (224 Customer Reviews)

10" x 2-1/4" Driver's-side electric trailer brake assembly fits 3,500-lb axles. Mounting flange has a 4-bolt pattern. Fits 13" to 15" wheels.

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Excellent service, fast shipping, good prices and quality products (Dexter). Really happy with etrailer. 661696



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Great replacement for my ALKO axle! 860092



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Quick shipping with an exact replacement of the original equipment. 850731



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Great easy installation and products 850518



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Perfect replacement for the 17 year old brakes that were on my car trailer! Installation was a breeze. Took maybe 2 - 2 1/2 hours to change both out. Shipping was lightning fast. Ordered on Monday and UPS dropped them off Wednesday. 850022



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Great service, good product, perfect fit at a good price, fairly fast shipping. 817308



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ordered received on time 807816



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I am refurbishing a vintage trailer and the previous owner had disconnected the brakes, not sure why. To be safe I decided to go brand new. These brake assemblies arrived in the factory package in good condition. They were easy to install and are working fine. As always the folks at etrailer.com are great to work with and always check up to insure that all is well and address any concerns. Thanks 804214



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Quality products in stock. Helpful video links, Fast delivery. 801677



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Good quality product, zero issues after one year. Works as intended. 793702



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Happy with the Dexter brakes. They came as pictured and shipping was very fast. They came with four new nuts but I reused the old ones because they were self locking and the new ones were not. That is the only negative thing, but is minor. Now i just have to fix the wiring and then I should have working trailer brakes again. Overall i am very satisfied with the quality and etrailer. 792216



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About a year ago I replaced all my existing breaks on my camper with these. Swapping them out was painless (first time doing so.) After getting the adjustment correct on the brakes and the brake controller they’ve worked great! We have a lot of hills where we live and camp almost every weekend May-October and have had no issues. I will double check in the spring but as of when we parked for the winter there was no need for adjustment yet, plenty of pad left for another season or two! 770032



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Easy ordering, good product,fast shipping, great price. Will call again when I need a trailer item. 767636



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Brake shoes were a exact fit. 767634



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Etrailer is a great company to deal with. Great helpful videos. Parts ship fast and free. These brake assemblies are fast and easy to install 752774



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The brake and drum assembly was exactly as described, and installed by simply bolting into place (soldered the magnet wires to assure maximum flow of electrical current and improved long term reliability). The individual components appear to be excellent quality, and the assembly was quickly and easily adjusted. We have no reason not to expect a long service life from this item. 726869



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Quick service because received parts very quickly , and quality parts for a good price . 721795



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Installed a complete new axle from dexter the left side brake failed after less then 4,000 miles. I don’t have the time to deal with dexter so l ordered this 10” brake assembly from you. I installed the new assembly it’s working at the moment. I would not recommend this dexter brake assembly to anyone l just didn’t want to replace both brakes at this time as the right side only has a few thousand miles on it. If I have to repair the brakes in the future i’ll Go to a different style. 714209



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Great OEM product. etrailer goog price excellent service. 710628



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Great Deal 708112



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Added brakes to my 6X10 Wells Cargo enclosed trailer. They are working great. Easy install. As always, new trailer brakes take some time to wear in before you get full "lock - up" level braking. I'd buy these again. As always, great order and order fulfillment experience with etrailer. 694495



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Got the part yesterday ! It's on the trailer today etrailer beat the pants off of [online retailer]... Thank you so much. 692932



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easy to install, works great 683683



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I got the parts as stated Direct bolt on no issues. I found the web site to be helpful. This is my new trailer parts store. 641522



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great price, fast shipping, quality product. So refreshing these days 636638


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    In order to properly adjust the Dexter electric brake assemblies on your travel trailer, you will first need to raise the trailer and check that the wheel and drum rotate freely. Remove the adjusting hole cover from the slot on the bottom of the assembly's backing plate. With an adjusting tool like # W80630, rotate the starwheel of the adjuster assembly to expand the brake shoes. You will just need to adjust the brake shoes out until the pressure of the linings against the drum makes the...
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  • How to Tell Left and Right Side of a New Dexter Axle without Taking Off the Hubs or Brakes
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  • Replacing Trailer Brake Assemblies for Axle with Dexter 36-22 Assemblies
    We do not have replacement shoes for the brake pads you sent in a picture of. But judging by it's overall appearance it's going to be way easier and better for you in the long run to replace those assemblies as they have seen better days. It's also typically about the same price to just replace the entire assembly and won't be quite as difficult either. For that you can use the brake assembly set part # AKEBRK-7-SA and you'll have an assembly for both sides of the axle.
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  • Correct Size Nuts and Washers for Electric Brake 23-26 Assembly
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  • Brake Assembly Recommendation for 2005 Wells Cargo Cycle Wagon Trailer with Dexter 3500 lb Axle
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