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Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 12" - Right Hand - 6,000 lbs

Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 12" - Right Hand - 6,000 lbs

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12" x 2" Passenger's-side electric trailer brake assembly fits 6,000-lb axles. Mounting flange has a 5-bolt pattern. Nev-R-Adjust brakes require little maintenance. Fits 14-1/2" to 16-1/2" wheels. Call 800-298-8924 to order Dexter Axle accessories and parts part number 23-459 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Dexter Axle products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 12" - Right Hand - 6,000 lbs. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Dexter Axle Accessories and Parts - 23-459

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

12" x 2" Passenger's-side electric trailer brake assembly fits 6,000-lb axles. Mounting flange has a 5-bolt pattern. Nev-R-Adjust brakes require little maintenance. Fits 14-1/2" to 16-1/2" 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
  • Nev-R-Adjust brakes automatically adjust to deliver optimum performance and braking power
    • No need for manual brake adjustments
    • Proper adjustment leads to better brake efficiency and less wear on your tow vehicle's brakes
  • 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: right hand (passenger's side)
  • Dimensions: 12" diameter x 2" wide
  • Mounting flange bolt pattern: 5 bolt
  • Wheel size: 14-1/2", 15", 16" and 16-1/2"
  • Axle rating: 6,000 lbs
  • Limited 5-year warranty


K23-459-00 Dexter 12" Nev-R-Adjust Electric Brake Assembly for 6K Axles - RH

Replaces 23459 and 23-459





Video of Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 12" - Right 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 Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly Installation

Speaker 1: Today on our trailer we're gonna be doing a complete electric brake system overhaul. We'll be using Dexter electric trailer brake assemblies, part number 23-459 for the right side and the same Dexter brakes on the left side with part number 23-458. For our bearing and hub assemblies we'll be using Dexter's trailer drum and hub assembly, part number 8-219-4UC3-EZ.The best part about these brake assemblies is that they come preassembled so you just have to bolt them on. Assembling drum brakes can be a long, tedious task so you don't have to worry about it. The shoes included have bonded material so it'll give you a little bit extra life and prevent any rivets from digging into you drum if your brakes got stuck or you've worn them too far.They're electronically actuated so when power and ground is received here at the magnet it energizes it, causing it to grab, and the rotational force causes them to go outward into your drum, allowing you to stop. Since the are electric their replacement's a lot easier because you don't have to do any bleeding, it's a lot cleaner because there's no fluid, and it's fully adjustable with your brake controller up in the front.

While there is a location here on the backing plate to manually adjust your brakes the lever here will automatically move the star gear, adjusting your brakes outward, taking up any play. You never need to worry about adjusting because every time you stop your vehicle it's gonna take up that slack.These brake assemblies will work with most standard hub and drum assemblies including Dexter and AL-KO. They have a five bolt mounting pattern and work with wheel sizes of 14 and a half inch, 15 inch, 16 inch, and 16 and a half inch and support an axle rating of 6,000 pounds. Now if you're looking on our website at similar Dexter brakes such as part number 23-464 they're gonna operate identical between the two, the only difference is that the 23-464 is slightly heavier duty as it's rated for 7,000 pounds instead of 6,000.This hub and drum assembly is gonna be a complete replacement kit for axles of 5,200 pounds to 7,000 pounds. It's gonna work with 12 inch brakes and has the bearing races pre installed.

It works with an eight on six and a half inch wheel stud pattern. The drum uses a two and an eighth inch grease seal, the inner bearing is number 25580 and the outer bearing is 14125A.The dust cover has a removable center seal which is great so when it's installed if you have quick lube set ups you can hook your grease gun up right in there, grease them up, and then just pop the rubber seal back in without having to fight getting this whole dust cap off because we all know those can be kind of a pain.Also in your kit you're gonna receive some brand new lug nuts that'll match up to the studs on your new hub. If you're comparing these to others on our website such as part number 8-219-13UC3 it's gonna be similar in just about every way, it'll come with the same hardware, however this drum's dust cap doesn't come with the easy lube compatible assembly for simple lubrication. Now that we've gone over some of the features let's show you how to get it installed.We'll start by removing our wheel, we'll take off the eight lug nuts using a 13-16th inch socket. Now this might vary from your trailer to this trailer so just make sure you're using the appropriate size.

We can then set our lug nuts aside and remove the wheel. Then you'll need to remove your bearing cover cap, you can just use a screwdriver to get in behind the cap and pry it outwards. Now we need to remove the cotter pin, you can use a pair of needle nose pliers to bend it down straight and then push it up. Once you've pushed it up you can stick one of the end of the needle nose in the loop at the top and pull it on out, then we can just set this aside.Now you can use a pair of channel locks to loosen up the nut and take it off. Now there is a lot of wheel bearing grease back in here so wearing a pair of rubber gloves or having plenty of rags handy will definitely make the job be a lot less messy and more organized.

You can just set the nut aside. Behind the nut you'll find your washer and your outer bearing. To get those off you'll want to pull out slightly and then just grab the bearing out of there. You'll set your bearing and your washer aside. Now the whole drum will come off and we can set this drum aside. As you can see here the shoe material has come loose so the brakes we're no longer good and all this crud around here indicates that our wheel bearing seal was leaking a little bit of grease.Now we've got access to our drum brakes. Before we take these off and replace those we're gonna clean off the spindle here, so just get all of that old grease off. Next we're gonna take off our entire brake assembly here, we're using some penetrating oil on the bolts to help those come loose easier. You want to break them loose by hand first. Our bolt here we'll use a 15 millimeter socket though yours may differ. Once you've got them all broke loose then you can take them all the way off. Then we'll take out our last bolt, we can just set those bolts aside.Your electric brakes are operated off of two wires, you need to cut both of those wires and then solder or crimp them onto the new brake assembly. We're just gonna cut those down, I like to cut them as close to the brake assembly as possible so that way our trailer's got as much length as possible to still work with. Then you can take this off and set it aside. Once you've got everything apart it is a good idea to take some brake clean and go over and clean up all of your spindle assembly here. Then make sure to wipe off the area where the seal rides here, that'll prevent any grease from leaking out of our new assembly.Now we can take our new brake assembly and slide it on to our old spindle here. Make sure that you have your wiring pulled to the side so it doesn't get bound up or caught on anything. Slide it right onto the studs and then use the hardware provided in the kit to secure it to your studs. These caps we can set aside because we won't be using them until a later step. Always start your hardware by hand to make sure you're not cross threading it. If one of your studs pushes out just push it back in, you may need to tap it on the backside with a hammer to reseat it. Then tighten them down using a 15 millimeter socket.Now we're ready to hook up our brakes so you'll take the wires that you previously cut, strip those back a little bit, then you can either solder or use butt connectors to reattach them to your new brake hardware. We're gonna go ahead and just use a heat shrink butt connector here, crimp it on to our old wiring, then we'll crimp one on our other old wiring piece and then we just need to crimp them onto the wires coming off of our brakes. You can hook up either wire on your brakes to either wire on your trailer because they're not directional as long as it's receiving ground and brake signal they'll stop. We'll now use our heat gun to shrink down our butt connectors so that way it'll seal our wires and protect it from any moisture or corrosion.After your wires are all heat shrunk down we'll use the tab in the back to secure it to our brake drum, take off any of that slack that we might have. It's always good to leave a little bit of slack in case you need to make a future wiring repair. It simply folds over and then pushes into the back button here on the back. Now you repeat the same process on the other side. If you have any other axles you're gonna be doing you'll do this as well.We're ready to prepare our drum for installation. The bearing races come pre installed inside the drum so all we need to do is pack our bearings and put the seal on. Before we pack our bearings we're gonna smear some grease on the cavity inside the drum here between the two races, get that kind of filled up. Now we'll pack our bearings, we're gonna be using a bearing packer to do this, you can pick up a bearing packer here at etrailer.com. Set your bearing packer with the small tapered end facing down and the larger end towards the top. Put the push tool on top of that and then just press down, working it back and forth. This is gonna squish the grease up inside of the bearing there so that way it's fully packed and we don't have to worry about any metal on metal contact occurring. Now we can take our larger bearing and put it in the backside of our drum here with the smaller tapered end facing inward, it should sit nicely inside the race.We're now ready to put our seal on, but since we've got our bearing packer out and everything we're gonna go ahead and prepare our outer bearing by packing it first. Now we can put our bearing seal in, you want to make sure that you put the end with the spring on the seal facing towards the bearing so it'll look like this. Then you'll drive it in either using a seal driver or if you don't have the particular seal driver you need lying around a block of wood always works well. Make sure your block of wood is longer than your seal so that way you can't push it in too far because it'll bottom out against the hub here. Just tap it into place making sure you're kind of driving it in evenly. Once it's all the way down you'll hear a noticeable difference in the sound of your hammer taps. Then it'll be flush with our hub and it's ready to go on.Before you put your drum assembly on go ahead and smear some wheel bearing grease all over your spindle here, particularly on the inside and outside bearing edge. You'll want to take the old washer that you removed from your old hub and clean it off because we will be reusing the washer, just get all that old grease off of there. Now we can slide our drum on, once the drum's slid on then slide in your outer bearing followed by your washer. Now you can take the nut provided in the kit and thread it on, go ahead and tighten the nut down.Now's a good time to put your tire back on so you can make the appropriate bearing adjustments. Use the new lug nuts provided in the kit to tighten down your wheel. Now that we've got our wheel on go ahead and turn the wheel while tightening down the nut. Once you get it all the way tight we're ready to adjust it, just make sure we get out any slack and that it's fully seated. Now we're gonna back it off and then re tighten it. We're not gonna go as tight as we did before, we just want to go tight enough to where there's just a hair of up and down play when we shake it, just a very small, small amount. If you've got too much just go a little bit tighter, and if you have no play at all you can just loosen it up just a hair.Once you've got it to where there's almost no play take your nut lock, slide it on overtop of your nut there, and we're ready to put our dust cap on. Insert the rubber piece inside your dust cap. I like to take a little bit of the wheel bearing grease around the edge and smear that around the outside just to make the dust cap go on a little bit easier. Then tap your dust cap on using a rubber mallet or a dead blow hammer. Just keep working it around until it seats fully.Now that everything's installed and our wheel bearings properly adjusted the only thing left is to double check our brakes and make sure they're adjusted properly. I like to give the wheel a spin and listen for any kind of brake drag. As you'll notice here the wheel is spinning and you can see that there's no resistance so we want to put just a touch of resistance from our brake shoes onto our drum there so we're gonna make some small adjustments using the openings in the back.You can make adjustments to your initial brake setting here through the two holes located on the back of the backing plate. Inside there will be a small star gear that you can adjust with either a flathead screwdriver or a special brake drum spoon tool. We've adjusted it now so you can hear that slight bit of brake drag that slows the wheel down so now we know that it's adjusted properly so when our breaks apply it's gonna apply immediately. Once you've got everything adjusted properly just take the small plastic caps provided in the kit and insert them in the two holes in the back of the backing plate.Now all that's left is to torque your lug nuts to the appropriate specification. Now you're ready to hook up to your trailer and hit the road. That completes the electric brake system overhaul on our trailer.


Customer Reviews

Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 12" - Right Hand - 6,000 lbs - 23-459

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (1239 Customer Reviews)

12" x 2" Passenger's-side electric trailer brake assembly fits 6,000-lb axles. Mounting flange has a 5-bolt pattern. Nev-R-Adjust brakes require little maintenance. Fits 14-1/2" to 16-1/2" wheels.

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Great brakes and best price I could find - and to top it off (even though I did not pay for expedited shipping) George at E Trailer got the brake out same day of order and it was delivered way quicker - as ALWAYS - EXCEPTIONAL service and sales from the great etrailer folks - their products are great and the service is exceptional! 718495



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Great item ready to go. Easy install 651671



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shipped on time ,price was excellent will shop again 668985



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high quality, fast and a good price. Tough to beat. 653870



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fast shipping package arrived undamaged yes and with all hardware will use again thanks 629055



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The products purchased were a perfect match and the instructional video was very helpful making installation a snap. 602074



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Perfect match for a direct brake assembly. It stops on a dime and gives you 9 cents change! 591819



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Great 583252



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Parts were a great fit bolt on units with no problems. Would definitely purchase again should the need arise 574300



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After a problem with a brake assembly I had purchased Ashley in customer service helped by sending me another brake assembly at my expense. She advised me to send the old one for a warranty inspection. After a few weeks the purchase price was refunded. They did stand behind their warranty and Ashley was very helpful. 570593



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I was originally going to replace a brake magnet that came apart but quickly realized it was cheaper and less work to replace the entire brake assembly. Delivery of my new parts was very fast and came in a heavy duty box so everything was in great shape. I also ordered bearings and new grease seals. I e-mailed your company to ask which parts I needed and I received a very prompt reply with a list of everything I needed. I am a very satisfied customer and I will purchase from e-trailer again and also tell my fellow campers about the good and prompt service I received from your company. 559253



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Did a remove and replace. Original Dexter Brake assemblies had curved wear and missing the brake adjusting plugs, getting dust and no doubt water in them from the Airstream plant in Jackson Center, OH. All EIGHT of eight wheels had them missing. That was my Problem. Now the Cure: etrailer had two Brake Assembly kits at my door three days after ordering. I installed them today and they work and had supplied five fresh locking bolts and the two plastic brake adjusting plugs. I am one happy Airstream trailer camper. First time doing brakes on a trailer and it was much easier doing the complete assembly. Will break them in as suggested in their installation instructions. I recommended etrailer.com on the Airforums.com that Airstream owners follow for information. One member already said he ordered parts, as he did not know how to find what he needed. Excellent service ordering from my computer. Notice of parts being shipped was emailed to me. Parts were dropped off at my doorstop. If the carton had some glazed doughnuts included... it would have been 5% better. George J.... you did me right as a first time customer. 554896



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The trailer brake assembly was exactly like the web page displayed, I was very pleased with the order and thought the price was reasonable, will do business with this site again when the time comes, sorry no picture, put on and on the road right away 529526



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I tried to contact your company by phone and email. No response. The packaging was atrocious, the product was damaged and loosely thrown into a box. I never received a response from anyone. I will never do business with your company based on poor customer service or lack there of. Terrible!! 526593



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Super easy replacement of brakes highly recommend for for any trailer owners. 516588



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1000 miles on Airstream Bambi. Works good. Easy install. 489293



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Outstanding customer service and very fast shipping. 484871



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Fit perfectly good quality 475179



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Replacement on my 25' airstream trailer. Fast arrival, simple installation, excellent service 466114



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Came fast easily installed and works fine would order again thanks guys 457619


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It’s been working out fine after a year usiing it
Ron - 12/06/2018

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Easy to install and adjust. They work p erfectly. 440843



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Perfect fit 431708



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Excellent quality parts and great pricing.. the shipping was "affordable" too 427969



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Happy with product, but make sure when you receive your order everything is accounted for. I bought complete brake assembly, drums bearings etc... started putting everything together one wheel at a time and realized 1 bearing was left out so we are delayed another 5 days. I thought the bearing was being shipped faster but I guess not. I would have paid the additional cost if I would have known. 422537



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The electric trailer brakes arrive within three days of ordering. The parts were a perfect fit. Etrailer' support is second to none! Helpful videos and live support available. The four trailer brakes were $100.00 less expensive than the nearest competitor and free shipping too! 418932


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  • Why Are Dexter Trailer Brake Assemblies More Expensive
    The higher cost of Dexter electric brakes like the Nev-R-Adjust # 23-459 definitely has a lot to do with their name. The name is so recognizable in the industry because they have been around for a very long time, their parts are extremely reliable, and they are made right here in the USA. With that being said the more cost-efficient options we offer still do a great job. In fact our etrailer.com brake assemblies such as # AKEBRK-7L-SA for the Left Hand and # AKEBRK-7R-SA for the right...
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  • New Nev-R-Adjust Brakes Seem Weaker than Old Brakes on 5th Wheel Trailer
    Nev-R-Adjust brakes such as # 23-459 do require an initial adjustment. If you made that initial adjustment you should be able to hear a slight but constant drag of the brake pads on the drum when the wheel is turned. If you do not hear that then they will need to be adjusted out more or they will eventually adjust out themselves. Driving forward is all you would have to do to get them to adjust themselves but it can take a while without the proper initial adjustment. You may also...
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  • Dexter Brake Assembly Recommendations to Replace Part Number 023-357-00
    The Dexter part number 023-357-00 is a 12x2 electric brake assembly. The correct RH assembly to use to replace what you have would be the part # 23-459 and for the LH assembly you would want the part # 23-458 if you have 6K axles. If you have 7k axles you would want part # 23-464 for the LH side and part # 23-465 for the RH side.
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  • Availability of Dexter Brake Assembly 023-459-00
    We have what you are looking for. On our site the part number is part # 23-459.
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  • Can Dexter Electric Drum Trailer Brakes Replace AL-KO Trailer Brakes
    We actually have 12 x 2 inch electric drum brake assemblies that are replacements for the AL-KO brake assemblies. Take a look at Hayes/AL-KO 12 x 2 Electric Brake Assembly, # 185150. This is the right hand assembly. The left hand assembly is # 185100. The Nev-R-Adjust Electric Brake Assembly, # 23-459, will fit provided that the bolt hole pattern on the brake mounting flange matches your existing set up. It should have a 5 on 3-7/8 inch bolt pattern, like flange # 4-44-1, to work.
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  • Replacement Trailer Brake Assemblies for part Number 023-357 as well as Replacement Seal 10-36
    The Dexter part number 023-357-00 is a 12x2 electric brake assembly. The correct RH assembly to use to replace what you have would be the part # 23-459 and for the LH assembly you would want the part # 23-458 if you have 6K axles. For 10-36 seals you then would want the part # RG06-070.
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  • Do Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Trailer Brakes Automatically Adjust Going Forward or in Reverse
    The Dexter Nev-R-Adjust trailer brake assembly # 23-459 and matching left hand side # 23-458 adjust automatically when traveling. It does not matter if it is forward or reverse. When traveling and using the brakes they will automatically rotate an adjuster to adjust the lining out. There is an initial adjustment you will want to do though, otherwise it can take awhile for the brakes to adjust out when new. I have linked a video that explains this for you.
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  • Where to Start for Adding Electric Brakes to a Trailer
    If you check out the link I attached you will see a guide that covers everything needed to add electric brakes to a trailer. It's a fairly straightforward process, but before I can recommend you any parts you will need to know what spindles you have on your trailer so that we can pick out the correct replacement hub/drums. Basically everything builds off of what hubs will fit your spindles so I cannot recommend anything until we know what you would need for hubs.
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  • Replacement Dexter 6K Electric Trailer Drum Brakes
    To replace your Dexter right-hand 6K electric drum brake 023-358-00 you can use part # 23-106-09. For a left-hand brake use part # 23-105-09. If you decide to replace both left and right brakes we offer both in a set as part # 23-105-106-09. These brakes fit both 4-bolt and 5-bolt brake mounting flanges. If you need mounting hardware you can use bolt # 7-5, lock washer # 38LW and nut # 38N.
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  • Difficulty Adjusting Nev-R-Adjust Trailer Brakes
    The adjustment wheel that you are using to tighten the brakes just needs to be turned the other way. The adjustment wheel just pushes out the spread of the shoes or takes them back in if turned the other way. Nev-R-Adjust brakes like # 23-459 work the same way as regular brakes except they have a cable in them that works to push the shoes out automatically. Otherwise they can be adjusted just the same as regular brakes. However, on a Nev-R-Adjust accessing the teeth on the adjustment...
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  • Is there a Difference Between Dexter 6k and 7k Rated 12x2 Electric Brake Assemblies
    Actually for a 6k rated Dexter 12x2 brake assembly you would want the part # 23-459 for the right hand side and part # 23-458 for the left hand side. Then for a 7k rated assembly you would want part # 23-465 for the right hand side and part # 23-464 for the left hand side. The magnets are rated differently. That is the biggest difference.
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  • Do Self-Adjusting Trailer Brakes Require Reversing the Trailer for Adjustment
    Self-adjusting trailer brakes like the Axle Technology # AKEBRK-7L-SA and # AKEBRK-7R-SA do require an initial manual adjustment as you noted but after that they will automatically maintain the correct pad pressure with normal driving. The auto-adjust works whether you are driving in a forward direction or in a reverse direction. The automatic mechanism uses a fine-toothed gear that can make precise adjustments and saves you the hassle of re-adjustment after initial break-in.
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  • Replacment Hub and Brake Assemblies for 2004 Airstream Safari
    For the left hand side brakes, you will want to use the 12 Inch Nev-R-Adjust Electric Brake Assembly for 6K Axles - LH # 23-458. The right-hand side brake assemblies is part # 23-459. These self-adjusting brakes have a weight capacity of 2,000 pounds and fit 12 inch x 2 inch drums. For a replacement drum, you will want to use # 8-201-5UC3 if you have standard spindles and # 8-201-5UC3-EZ if you have EZ Lube spindles. The grease seal that comes with these hubs has a smaller inner diameter...
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  • Can I Replace my Manual Brake Assembly with the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Brake Assembly
    You will be able to use the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Assembly for 6,000 lbs. Axles # 23-459 for your trailer even though your axle is rated for 5,200 lbs. However, you are limited by the 5,200 lbs. capacity of your axles and cannot load 6,000 lbs. in your trailer because you installed this brake assembly. I do not recommend installing brake assemblies with two different ratings on your vehicle. While your trailer brakes will work, the Dexter manual adjust assembly # 23-181 rated...
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  • Are New Backing Plate Bolts Included With Electric Brake Assembly for 6K Axles # 23-459
    I walked out to the warehouse to look at the Electric Brake Assembly for 6K Axles, part # 23-459. The brake assembly does not include the backing plate bolts. I would recommend installing new bolts and nuts for easier installation and safety. For mounting bolt, you would need Brake Mounting Bolt, part # 7-5, which is sold as a quantity of 1. For mounting nuts, you would need Nut for Brake Mounting Bolt, part # 38N, which is also sold in quantity of 1. You will also want to use Lockwasher...
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  • Replacement Brake Assembly Availability for Rockwell Trailer Axle
    I looked up what Rockwell brake assemblies look like and found that they are the standard style of drum brake assemblies. Since you said you have a 5 lug mounting flange on your trailer most likely you need a 12 inch brake assembly like the part # 23-458 for the left hand side and part # 23-459 for the right hand side. These assemblies have the 5 lug mounting bolt pattern and are for 6k axles. If you need a different assembly check out the link I attached that will take you to a...
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  • Dexter Nev-R-Adjust 6K and 7K Electric Brake Assembly
    The Nev-R-Adjust Electric Brake Assembly for 6K pound axles # 23-459, # 23-458 and the brake assembly for the 7K pound axles # 23-464, # 23-465 are interchangeable in that both are mounted on a 5-bolt pattern and would fit on 12 inch hub/drums. However, the 7K brake has a stronger magnet and upgraded brake shoes with greater stopping power than the 6K. Even though they would fit, you would not want to put the 6K Nev-R-Adjust # 23-459, # 23-458 on a trailer with a 7K pound axle....
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  • Bolt Torque Specification for Mounting a 12 Inch Brake Assembly
    According to Dexter Axle, the attachment bolts for a 12 x 2 brake assembly should be torqued to 25-50 foot/lbs. If you don't have a torque wrench handy, if you tighten the bolts until the lock washers flatten out, you'll be pretty darn close to that range.
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  • Would the Dexter Brake Assembly part # 23-459 fit a Henschen Dura Torque Axel
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  • Electric Trailer Brakes Work in Reverse But Not Going Forward
    You may have switched the left and right sides by accident when you installed the new brakes. this would not change how the magnets power up but for trailer brake assemblies there is a left and a right and switch them can negatively affect braking. The magnet actuator arm should point towards the front of the trailer. So for # 23-459 as an example based on placement of the brake assembly that has the magnet arm pointed forward you can tell this is a right hand assembly. If you do...
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