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

Dexter Nev-R-Adjust 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. Nev-R-Adjust brakes require little maintenance. Fits 13" to 15" wheels. Call 800-298-8924 to order Dexter Axle accessories and parts part number 23-468 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 - 10" - Left Hand - 3,500 lbs. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Dexter Axle Accessories and Parts - 23-468

  • Trailer Brakes
  • Electric Drum Brakes
  • Dexter Axle
  • Brake Assembly
  • 10 x 2-1/4 Inch Drum
  • LH
  • Self 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. Nev-R-Adjust brakes require little maintenance. 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
  • 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 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


K23-468-00 Dexter 10" Nev-R-Adjust Electric Brake Assembly for 3.5K Axles - LH

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Video of Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 10" - Left Hand - 3,500 lbs


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




Video Transcript for Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit Installation

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the 10 inch Dexter Never Adjust electric trailer brake kit, for 3,500 pound axle, for the left and right hand side. It's going to be part number 23-468-469. It's also available individually for the left hand side using part number 23-468, and the right hand side, using part number 23-469. So here's what our brakes are going to look like once we have them installed. Now these are going to be a 10 inch diameter brake and be about 2-1/4 inches deep.Now one of the nicest things about these brakes is the fact that we're not going to have to adjust them, maybe the initial adjustment up front, but after that, they're going to be self adjusting. So wherever the brakes start wearing down, they're going to automatically adjust out, so they're at the right pressure.

And the fact that it's a whole assembly, it's going to be a lot easier than replacing each little spring or trying to just replace the shoes on your old assembly.The installation is going to be rather simple. We're going to take our old brakes off, or if we're adding new brakes, we're just going to push the brake assembly into place and we're going to have four nuts that we're going to put on the back of the studs. And then we'll just have two wires to hook up. Now our brake assembly is going to come as a kit. We're going to have the left and the right hand side.

They're going to come with all the mounting hardware as well as the plugs to go in the back, so we can make our initial adjustments.Compared to some of the other self adjusting brakes like the etrailer self adjusting brake kit, they're going to be almost identical. But the main big difference between the two of them is going to be the brake pads themselves. The Dexter is here, you can see on the edge where it's not exactly super clean, that's because when they manufacture these, they score them and then snap them. Whereas with the etrailer brand, they're going to be a nice clean cut because they're fully cut, instead of scored and snapped.Now overtime, these can cause a little bit more wear on the edges because it's not a super clean cut there, but Dexter is a well known brand, and they do offer a quality product. If you're comparing these two manual adjustment brakes, these are definitely going to take it there because they're going to be much more user friendly, because they're going to acquire that much less maintenance.

We're not going to have to crawl underneath our trailer, making adjustments every so often, because they're going to adjust themselves.So now that we've seen what our brakes look like and gone over some of the features, let's show you how to get them installed. To begin our installation, we went ahead and jacked our trailer up. Now we are using a jack, but we also have a jack stand underneath the frame towards the back, and we removed the wheel So now we're going to need to remove the dust cap. Take a screwdriver, go along the edge, just slowly work it out.Now, with the dust cap removed, we're going to go ahead and clean up some of this grease so we can see what we're working with, because we're going to need to pull the bearings out. And regardless if you have brakes or not, like we don't have here, we're still going to have to pull the hub off and pull all the bearings out as well.

Now if you have a cotter pin or a keeper tab, you're going to want to bend that out of the way, or pull the cotter pin out. That way we can get that castle nut to come off.Grab a pair of channel locks, and we'll remove that castle nut, so we can pull everything out. Once we have the nut removed, we'll go ahead and remove all the washers and the keepers. We'll clean them up and set them aside. Sometimes it helps if you just pull on the hub a little bit, and the rest of the washers and that bearing will come out. Now we're going to remove the hub. You're going to want to clean off the spindle extremely well. Get all that old grease and the other kind of debris that may be stuck on there from driving around.So with this spindle clean and the mounting surface cleaned up a little bit, this point, if you have brakes, you're going to want to remove them and typically these four mounting flanges is where there's going to be two nuts, on each side that we're going to have to remove. And then we can pull our brake assembly off. But if you're adding brakes like we are, we just want to make sure that that mounting surface is pretty cleaned up, doesn't have any major debris on there, and then we can grab our brake assembly.You want to make sure you grab the correct one. They are going to be labeled, it's going to be a sticker, it's going to tell us is the right hand side. And we are working on the right side of the trailer. Now on the back you'll notice that we're going to have those four studs coming out, that's go into those four mounting holes and you want to make sure that your wires are going to be up out of the way when we go to slide it in place. So we'll go through the center, having the spindle come out. We'll line up the holes. Just kind of hold it in place for now. Then we're going to take the included hex nuts and we're going to thread them onto the back, to make sure our brake assembly doesn't fall off.Just want to make sure you get all four of them on, at least hand tight, and then we can come back and tighten them down. We're going to come back at 11/16 socket. I'm going to torque that hardware down, and we'll find the torque specification in our instructions. Just make sure you're paying attention to the size because they do list several different sizes in the instruction. So now we can move on to the electrical connections of our brake assembly. We're to have two green wires coming out of the back. Now we already went ahead and ran our brake wires.One, the black wire's going to be our brake signal, and our white wire's going to be our ground. Now it doesn't matter in what order we hook these up. We're just going to take one of the green wires. I'm going to take a blue heat shrink butt connector. Slide my wire in, then crimp it in place. But I'm going to take one of my other wires, either the ground or the brake signal, put it into the other end of my butt connector, and crimp it down. We're going to repeat the same process for our other green wire coming out of the back. We're going to come back with a heat gun and shrink down my connectors. Now if you're using an open flame like a lighter or a mini torch, want to be extremely careful not to burn or char the connectors or the wires themselves.With our connections made and our brake assembly torqued down, we can go and repack our bearings, and put everything back in place, and put the new hub and drum assembly off. Now we already have our wheel back on. And you want to check for a slight drag, whenever you're spinning the tire. You don't want it to be too much to where you're really trying to force that wheel to turn, but you also don't want it so loose that it's just free spinning. You want to hear that little bit of a slight drag as you're turning it, but if your brakes aren't adjusted to the right spot just yet, we can go and move underneath to the backside of the brakes and we can pull those two plastic plugs.There's going to be two plugs at the bottom of our brake assembly, and that's where we're going to be making our adjustments. Now it's going to be easiest to use a brake tool to make the adjustments inside the drum. There's a little wheel that's got some teeth on it, and we're going to want to turn that, and that'll will tighten up our brakes. But if there somewhat close, that's okay, we'll go ahead and leave them alone, because they are self adjusting and after a few applications they'll start to adjust into their appropriate spot. And those plugs will just snap into place. And now that this side is done, we can go and repeat that same process for the other side.And that'll finish up your look at the Dexter 10 inch Never Adjust electric trailer brake kit, part number 23-468-469.


Customer Reviews

Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 10" - Left Hand - 3,500 lbs - 23-468

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (1202 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. Nev-R-Adjust brakes require little maintenance. Fits 13" to 15" wheels.

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Last Saturday, after several weeks of research, my wife and I purchased a trailer. It had everything we wanted except for brakes. I asked the dealer if they could install brakes, he said it would take weeks if not longer for him to get the parts and then he would have to arrange for them to be installed. I told the dealer that I had already done some preliminary research on eTrailer.com for brake parts. On a long shot, I asked the dealer if he could beat eTrailer.com prices for the brake parts and if so I would install. To the dealer's credit, he told me I would be much better off getting the brake parts I needed on my own. So, late Sunday evening I went onto the eTrailer.com website. After taking a couple of measurements to ensure I was ordering the correct parts, I placed the order. Their website is user friendly and intuitive, and the tutorial videos are excellent. Early Monday morning I got a message from one of eTrailer's employees notifying me that my parts had shipped. He also offered his services if I needed anything further or if I had any questions. I did have questions, so I called him, I wanted to confirm that I had ordered the correct bolt pattern for the hub/drums. Within a couple of minutes we confirmed that I had taken the correct measurements. The reassuring part was, he said if you find the hub/drums are not the correct ones, let me know and we will get a return label out to you and get the correct parts out to you. By early Thursday afternoon the parts had arrived. I had already watched the installation tutorial video that is on their website. Following the video process, the install was straight forward and PAINLESS. This company is so refreshing! 316824


Comments

Thanks for the follow up. For almost 10 years now, I have been very happy with the service, products and value that I get from etrailer. So much so, that I refer friends and family to your website as their needs arise. As the mechanic in the family, and around the neighborhood, I often have people approach me for help. Several times a year I find myself referencing etrailers website to find a part we need or that will make a job easier to complete. Additionally, I CANT SAY ENOUGH how helpful etrailers on line video library has been with installations and to help answer questions or trouble shoot problems. I really appreciate that etrailer would take the time and resources to build such a library to help their customers.

Ken - 11/15/2017

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I love dealing with etrailer! I can only say good things about the service, quick delivery, and products. I really like all the videos available for the products they sell. I received these brake assemblies very quickly and my son and I swapped out all four on my tool trailer including new hubs in less than 4 hours. They are working great. Thank you! 725962



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Ordered these brake assemblies to replace original on my travel trailer, they matched up great and were delivered a day earlier than expected. Great Customer Service from etrailer. 718671



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Bought 4 sets of these never adjust brakes, converting my 7500 lb trailer from surge hydraulic to truck controlled electric. Easy bolt on and wire conversion. One note of caution: They are called never adjust but should be called "one time adjust". If you fail to get the shoes close to adjusted at install you might get "service trailer brake" notification, as I did. Adjusted the brakes until a slight drag was felt spinning the wheel and all's well. Good price and fast delivery 714278



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Kathy was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. She sent me several troubleshooting tips for me to try before spending the money for the complete brake plates. After the testing I ordered the complete assemblies, they were promptly shipped to me. They were very easy to install I haven’t taken the trailer out to test the new assemblies yet but will do that either today or tomorrow Highly recommend the company for tour trailer needs 702904



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Excellent product 699374



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Excellent customer service and follow u p. 690769



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Great fit and the kit came with everything I needed. As soon as my parts were ordered I knew when they shipped, where they were, and when they would arrive. Awesome company. 664145



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Brakes work great,went on easy and fit perfectly for a good price.These assembled kits are the way to go. 663370



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I'm 79 years old and i put on 4 wheel brakes on my camping trailer in about 2 1/2 to 3 hours , they ware essay to put on. the price is fair, and they work real grate Thanks 658168



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The brake pads we received from etrailer.com were EXACTLY what we were looking for. The installation was simple and went very well. Nice product. My trailer is 20 years old and these brakes did the job. Also, we went from standard brakes to self-adjusting so no maintenance is necessary. We can now go camping! The staff at etrailer (Katie G) were so helpful. We were desperate for the product and she made sure we got the brakes within 3 days. Amazing! Thank you so much. We will definitely use etrailer.com again. 656121



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Easy, easy, easy. Great product switched out quickly. Took longer to find all my tools. Was a great value. Trailer has good brakes again. Thanks 643504



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Etrailer had exactly what I was looking for, easy to shop website, parts were delivered on time and were exactly what I ordered and great price 610698



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perfect thanks much 609200



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Fit perfectly and easy installation! 580792



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Will review when installed. I am more than pleased thus far. Would suggest that waterproof wire connectors were included with this item . 556283



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Greg was especially helpful at determining what I needed to replace my brakes. Delivery was right on time. Excellent company to deal with! 553973


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Excellent

Robert - 08/15/2019

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Great product for the money and shipping was fast 553683



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Install these brake assy on my 2000 Coleman Utah popup camper very easy install 4 bolts and two wire ready to go. As you can see the brake really need replace. shoe lining fall off. Easy Install 549610



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Product was just what we wanted and was delivered quickly at a competitive price. 542672



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Product was delivered as promised and was the exact product which was ordered. I will recommend your company with friends needing trailer parts and will use you in future needs. Thanks 505535



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Just took the toyhauler to moab from Leadville. Brakes performed perfectly. 495292



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Parts were right on and service was gre at 488661



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Very satisfied with excellent service and quality products. 488658



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The Dexter products I purchased from "etrailer.com) for our camper were just as advertised, with a very fair price. Service by the company was perfect. These assemblies replaced the original Dexter assemblies which were not self-adjusting. We have installed and used these items for the year 2017 and are extremely pleased with them. The etrailer staff has been a joy to deal with. Thank you etrailer, and keep up the good work. 484788



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Oem part. Looks great 471969



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Ordered backing plates, drums, hardware needed for a complete brake overhaul. Everything arrived on time, packaged nicely. Bolted right on, fit perfectly. Couldn't have been more pleased. The pricing was great to top it all off. Thanks do much. You are my go to distributor for my next project. 461131



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Working great 450958



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works as advertised 438415



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They mounted on axle with no issues. Have used trailer on limited bases for about a year. Brakes are working with with no malfunctions 432511



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Great product. Would recommend and buy again 430779



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Love the self adjusting feature 420371



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Seems like a high quality unit. Easy to setup 405036



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Excellent part! Happy to see it is made in America. 404613


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Works as expected. The only hard part was breaking in the brakes to get everything working effectively.

Dan - 07/12/2018

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Heads up!! ordered 4 sets of hub, drums and brakes over two years ago for a project I've been slowly working on. when I received the items, I noticed the packaging was damaged and reported it to etrailer. 2 years later, I finally went to use the items and discovered the bearings, caps and races had been damaged. I notified the management at etrailer and within a week had complete replacements. What company in this day and age is willing to stand behind a damage claim two years on? Truly remarkable customer service and willingness to go the extra mile. etrailer, You've won me forever as a devoted and satisfied customer. you guys are rock stars! Thank You. 397043



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My old electric brakes were hard to repair, it was much easier to just replace with new. 394104



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I have been using these brakes for one year, about 3000 miles. Very happy with the quality and price. These are the OEM Dexter brakes for the 3500 lb axle. These were very easy to install and were an exact fit. Nice feature is the auto adjust when the trailer is backing up. No more lifting the axle and climbing underneath to make sure breaks are properly adjusted. 387905



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5k miles still work great 387031



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The self adjusting brake we ordered for our 2013 Forest River Cherokee was delivered very quickly. The item delivered was exactly as described. It was installed today by our mechanic. I appreciate great value and great service. 384593


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The self adjusting brake that we ordered last year has met our expectations and is working well

Pam S - 05/24/2018

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Great product and value! 379522



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Great product. No problems to note. 377094



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Haven't had much opportunity to test them in the Sierras but on the flat they work fine. The brake assemblies came as ordered and quickly. Installation was straight forward and went together with no problems. 375244



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Parts came fast and are still working great.... Thanks Etrailer.... 359813



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Installed all 6 of them on a 38 foot Toy hauler. I put over 4000 miles on them with no problems. 355707



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Generally speaking the product seems like a good buy. I looked at the different options at Etrailer and decided on the Dexter units even though they were slightly higher - made in USA. My package of parts arrived 3 days after ordering - a good deal considering the freight cost was $0. One of the brake assemblies had the self adjuster knocked halfway of in spite of the stiff spring hold it together to the shoes. I suspect this happened during shipment and due to bulk packing the 4 assemblies in a box. I would suggest that Etrailer warn their customers to look at their parts carefully upon receipt. I also was concerned about one of the 7/16" mounting studs being knocked out. I found the stud in the carton and reset it into the backing plate and did not have any issues in the installation. All in all the process went well from ordering to installation. I appreciated all of the helpful videos on line that helped with the ordering process and gave me a heads up on making sure to order nuts, washers and plugs for the adjusting ports. I would have given the review a 5 except for the packaging which could stand a little improvement. 347325



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These brake assemblies are great , fit my trailer perfectly. Once adjusted per directions you never have to adjust again. Easy install. Would recommend these to anyone who wants to improve there trailers braking system. Fast free shipping excellent service. Thank you e trailer. Ray 343951



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Received all the parts to rebuild my travel trailer brakes in a short time. Everything from lug nuts, heat shrink splices, drums, bearings, seals, brake backing plates with complete brake assemblies. All in two boxes, albeit two heavy boxes... Total rebuild time from bare axles to tires on and torqued, about 2.5-3 hours. Everything I needed was there. Thanks to Sam G. for the great customer service. 339820



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Finally able to put brakes on trailer. everything seems to work great. 341679



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Great product only down side is you don't get new nuts to mount them on the flanges. I had to go to the local hardware store to find new mounting hardware, since I had to cut the old ones off the mounting flange. 339032



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They went on fairly easy, adjusted well and seemed to work. They did work just not as well as I thought they would. I took a 5000 mile trip through mountains, all kinds of weather and down the highway and the trailer stayed behind. I haven't had time yet to check and see if the automatic adjustment was working by checking the adjustment. A lot easier to replace the complete unit than just parts which may have been wore out. I did the brakes, drums and bearings at the seem time. 337483


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Like I thought the automatic adjusters don’t work as well as the ones on my vehicles. They still need to be checked at least once a year.

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  • Parts Needed to Convert From Surge to Electric Brakes
  • The backing plate you are referring to is, I'm assuming, the brake mounting flange, which should be welded on. The dimensions of this are extremely important because it will determine the brake assemblies that fit. The Demco Trailer Brake Mounting Flange # DM60124 has a 2-3/4" pilot hole and has a 4 on 4-13/16" bolt pattern. This is uncommon compared to Brake Mounting Flange # 4-35 which is for 2-3/8" round axles and has 4 bolt holes which are 2-7/8" apart on center, which is what you...
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  • Can Self-Adjusting and Manual Adjusting Braking Assemblies Be Mixed
  • It is not advised to mix self-adjusting and manual adjusting braking assemblies on the same axle. It is also not advised to use self-adjusting braking assemblies on one axle and manual adjusting braking assemblies on the other. The result of doing so would be uneven braking pressure which would result in control issues as well as safety concerns. If you have a 3,500 lb axle or multiple 3,500 lb axles on your trailer then you will need to use the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake...
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  • Picking Out Brake Assemblies for Camper Trailer
  • I can help you find the right assemblies, but I do not know exactly which ones you have on your trailer. To pick out the correct brake assemblies for your trailer you need to know a few things. You will want to measure the inner diameter of your hub/drums and the depth of the drums to determine what brake assembly dimensions you need. For example the part # 23-468 is a 10 inch by 2-1/4 inch thick brake assembly. You also want to determine what the bolt pattern is of your assembly...
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  • Availability of Dexter Axle Brake Assemblies K23-026-00 and K23-027-00
  • We do have the regular Dexter Axle brakes and their Nev-R-Adjust equivalents. The regular (manually adjusted) brakes that you are wanting are listed as part # 23-26 for the Left Hand side and part # 23-27 for the Right Hand side. Their Nev-R-Adjust equivalents are parts # 23-468 and # 23-469 respectively. The Dexter Axle hub and drum assemblies that we have for a 3,500 lb axle use the Inner Bearing # L68149 and Outer Bearing # L44649. If you have a 5 on 4-1/2" bolt pattern then you...
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  • Are Dexter Nev-R Adjust Brake Assemblies Adjusted Upon the Initial Installation
  • My contact at Dexter did confirm that the # 23-468 Nev-R-Adjust brake assemblies will adjust themselves as you drive after the initial installation, but we still recommend that you do adjust the shoes when you first install the assemblies, so that your brakes are working as well as they can be upon the first use. This would be especially helpful in allowing your brake controller to engage the trailer brakes as intended. To install them, you would just bolt on the assembly, connect the...
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  • 12 x 2 Inch Electric Trailer Brakes with a 4 Bolt Mounting Pattern
  • The 4-bolt brake mounting pattern is fairly rare in a 12 x 2 inch assembly. We have some options though; for 6K axles we have # 23-105-09 for the left and # 23-106-09 for the right. The 4-bolt pattern on these assemblies is offset meaning the bottom 2 holes are closer together than the top 2 holes. If that is what you have then either set listed above would work. I have linked videos on each of these types of brakes for you.
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  • Torque Specs For Mounting Brake Assemblies To Brake Mounting Flange
  • I called my contact at Dexter about the 10 inch Nev-R-Adjust brakes like part # 23-468. They told me when you are installing the brake assemblies to the brake mounting flange, the torque should be between 45 and 50 ft lbs.
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  • Are All Electric Trailer Brakes Self-Adjusting
  • Trailer brakes can be either self-adjusting like the Dexter # 23-468 or may require periodic manual adjustments like # 23-27, depending on the particular model assemblies you have installed on the trailer. An easy way to tell if you have self-adjusting units is to pull the hub/drum off the trailer spindle and check for an adjustable cable that would extend across the brake assembly (see attached picture). If this is present, then you have self-adjusting brake assemblies that will adjust...
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  • How to Initially Adjust the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brakes
  • The Dexter Nev-R-Adjust electric trailer brakes can be manually adjusted. There are a couple teeth of the adjustment wheel that are exposed just under the lever that you referenced. I have attached a photo showing the teeth. You will likely need a tool with a fine edge such as a flat head screw driver for the adjustment wheel on these brakes. A brake adjustment tool may be too thick. Without an initial manual adjustment, it could take a few braking attempts to adjust the brakes. I was...
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  • Compatibility of Dexter 23-468/23-469 Brake Assemblies with Al/Ko Brake Drums
  • The Dexter # 23-468 (driver side) and # 23-469 (passenger side) brake assemblies will be compatible with your existing brake drums as long as: -The existing drums dimensions match the dimensions of the 23-468/9 assemblies, which are 10x2-1/4. In order to fit, the inside depth and diameter of your existing drums should also be 10x2-1/4 inches. -The armature surface (surface the magnet rides against) isn't excessively grooved or discolored by excessive heat. If the metal has a bluish...
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  • Will 10 x 2-1/4 Inch Trailer Brake Shoe Pads Part BP04-095 Fit 10-Inch Nev-R Adjust Brake Assembly
  • Thanks for sending us a picture! The 10 x 2-1/4 inch trailer brake shoe pads part # BP04-095 you referenced only works with the manual adjust brake assembly. What you need is the left hand shoe lining # K71-681 and/or right hand shoe lining # K71-682 to fit the Dexter 10-inch Nev-R adjust brake assemblies. What I recommend instead of buying the replacement shoe liners, is replacing the entire brake assembly with part # 23-469 (right hand) or # 23-468 (left hand). The reason is because...
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  • Torque Spec for 10 Inch Dexter Electric Brake Assembly
  • According to Dexter, the nut should be torqued to between 45-70 foot lbs. If you don't have a torque wrench close at hand, Tighten the bolts until the lock washer flattens, which will put you really close to the correct torque. We offer 4 nuts and lock washers as part # BIK-00.
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  • How to Determine Which Replacement Brake Assemblies for Jayco Jayflight 22FB Travel Trailer
  • I've linked you to an FAQ article that explains how to determine your wheel bolt pattern. The 4 bolt brake mounting flange has a standard bolt pattern of 2-7/8 inches center to center between adjacent holes or 4 inches center to center measured diagonally. To determine which replacement brake assembly is needed, you'd need to know the inside diameter and depth of your brake drum then choose a replacement assembly with identical dimensions. When you replace brake assemblies, you'll want...
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  • Can Electric Trailer Brakes for a 4,400 Pound Axle be Used in Place of Brakes for a 3,500 Pound Axle
  • Electric trailer brake assemblies for both 3,500 pound and 4,400 pound axles are 10 x 2-1/4 inches and both have the 4 hole square mounting pattern. So you can use 4,400 pound axles brakes. For the left use # K23-478-00 and for the right use # K23-479-00. These are Nev-R-Adjust assemblies which means after you adjust them the first time you will not have to manually adjust them again.
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  • Tekonsha and Dexter Electric Drum Brake Assemblies Compared
  • It's really tough to beat the Dexter brake assemblies. They work very well, are made in America, and are at a great price. Since they are so popular and the volume they are sold at is so high they are available at a lower price. The Tekonsha assemblies are also great. There are fewer sizes available for this brand and they are all self-adjusting assemblies. These would work just as well as the Dexters, but since they aren't quite as popular yet the price isn't quite as low. If it...
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  • Brake Pad Thickness of New Dexter 3,500 lb Brake Assembly
  • I went out into our warehouse to measure the pad thickness of a Dexter 3,500 10 by 2-1/4 inch brake assembly like the part # 23-468 and just the brake pad portion of the shoe measured .18 of an inch. The entire shoe thickness was .29 of an inch and the metal portion of the shoe measured .11 of an inch.
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  • Replacement Electric Trailer Brakes for Snowmobile Trailer
  • To determine the correct replacement electric brakes you will need to know the weight capacity of your axle and then measure the inside diameter and width where the pads from the brakes touch. If your axles are 3500 lbs and you get 10 inches by 2-1/4 inches AND the brake mounting flange has a 4 bolt pattern then assembly # 23-469 for the right and # 23-468 for the left will fit. The best brake assemblies as far as resisting corrosion due to moisture are hydraulic brakes, which are used...
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  • Where to Lubricate Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brakes
  • You have to be careful if you lubricate electric trailer brakes such as # 23-468. You cannot get any grease on the pads or on the inside of the drum because that will have a negative impact on brake performance. The magnet arm and the shoes pivot at a single point each. You can use just some wheel bearing grease such as # L11380 at those locations. Ideally you would completely wipe away any grease prior to adding new grease. It will not take much and that tub of grease, listed above,...
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  • Brake Conversion from Hydraulic to Electric Brakes on a 1984 Shoreline Boat Trailer
  • Thanks for your recent purchases and sending us a picture! It's always better to add electric brakes on both axles because it reduces the stress on all components. You will need a 7-way molded connector # H20046 for your trailer to plug into your 2002 Ford F-150's 7-way connector. This connector is 8 feet long. I highly recommend getting a junction box like # 38656 or # PK52248 because it's an easy way to connect the wires from trailer connector to wiring for 6- or 7- connectors....
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  • How to Know When Trailer Brake Magnets are Worn Out and Need Replacing
  • Are there any visible signs of wear on the magnets like exposed windings then that would indicate they need replacing. Magnets can go bad without showing visible signs of wear though. To see how to troubleshoot them check out the help article I attached. For replacement magnets for the Dexter 10 by 2-1/4 inch assemblies you would want the part # BP01-110. As bad as your assemblies sound you might just want to replace both assemblies. For the left hand side you would want the part...
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  • How to Determine if Trailer Has Self-Adjusting Brake Assemblies
  • If your current brake assemblies are self-adjusting, once the hub/drum is removed you will be able to see the adjuster cable extending across the brake assembly as shown in the photo I have edited for you. If you find you do not have them, you can certainly replace your existing brake assemblies. You will need to initially adjust the brake assemblies, but after that they will be self adjusting. I have linked you to a video showing how to adjust brake assemblies, click the link and fast...
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  • 10 inch Trailer Brake Assembly Recommendation for a 1969 Kit Companion Travel Trailer
  • Do the 10 inch brake assemblies on your trailer attach with 4 mounting studs? If so, then you have standard 10 inch brake assemblies and the part # 23-468 for the left side and part # 23-469 for the right hand side would fit your trailer.
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  • Is Actuator Needed with 10" Nev-R-Adjust Electric Brake Assembly # 23-468 and # 23-469
  • When using the 10" Nev-R-Adjust Electric Brake Assembly for 3.5 K Axles, Left Hand # 23-468 and Right Hand # 23-469, you will not need an actuator for the brakes to function on the trailer. An actuator is used to pressurize the hydraulic brake system so it is not needed for electric brakes. In order to function, the Nev-R-Adjust brakes will need to be wired to your trailer connector. The brakes will then receive it's signal from a brake controller like the Tekonsha Prodigy P3, # 90195,...
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  • Will Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Brake Assemblies # 23-468 & # 23-469 Work w/ Axeltek Brake Drums
  • As long as your axle uses a 4-bolt mounting flange with bolt holes 2-7/8" apart on center, the Nev-R-Adjust Electric Brake Assemblies will work and you can continue to use your current Axeltek brake drums. For the left hand side assembly you will need part # 23-468 and for the right hand side part # 23-469. However if you would like we do have the Axletek equivalents availble too, for the right hand self adjusting is # AKEBRK-35R-SA and for the left hand self adjusting part it is...
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  • Self Adjusting Brake Assemblies for Dexter Axle
  • I spoke with my contact at Dexter and the 10" Electric Trailer Brake Assembly, # 23-26, can replace a hub which uses part K71-047-00 is for manual adjust shoes. In order to replace manual adjust shoes with the self-aligning, you would instead need to replace the brake assemblies. For this you will need, 10" Nev-R-Adjust Left Hand Electric Brake Assembly, # 23-468 and 10" Nev-R-Adjust Right Hand Electric Brake Assembly, # 23-469. We do offer another brand that is also compatible with...
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  • Is the Timbren Axle-Less Suspension System 2000 lbs Compatible with Electric Brakes
  • You can use electric brakes with a Timbren Axle-Less Suspension System rated for 2,000 lbs, however, you would need the Heavy-Duty system, part # ASR2KHDS01. The Timbren Axle-Less suspension system, # A20RS545, that you referenced is not compatible with trailer brakes because it does not have a brake mounting flange at the base of the spindle. The Timbren Heavy-Duty system, comes with a brake mounting flange with a 4 on 4 bolt pattern which fits most 10 inch brake assemblies. The brake...
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  • Self-Adjusting Electric Trailer Brakes to Replace Dexter 10x2-1/4" 36-19 Brake Assemblies
  • We do have self-adjusting electric trailer brakes that will fit in place of your manual adjust 10 x 2-1/4 brakes. You can use our house brand, # AKEBRK-35R-SA for the right and # AKEBRK-35L-SA for the left. If you want the Dexter brand then use # 23-469 for the right and # 23-468 for the left. I have linked some video reviews of these brakes for you.
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  • Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Brake Assembly With Lippert Axle
  • The Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Assembly # 23-468 will work with many standard hub and drum assemblies, including from Lippert. This assembly is for 3,500 lb axles with a four bolt mounting flange pattern and wheel sizes between 13 and 15 inches.
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  • Nev-R-Adjust Trailer Brakes are Not Locking Up After Re-packing Bearings
  • There are a couple of things that caught my eye in your question. First, you mentioned taking the trailer to have the bearings packed. It is possible that in the process, they may have got some grease on the shoes or another component of the brakes and it is causing poor brake performance. I am not sure why, if the brakes were fine, that the tech adjusted them. You can adjust Nev-R-Adjust brakes, sometimes it is necessary, but they will eventually adjust themselves unless they are worn....
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