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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. 1-800-940-8924 to order Dexter accessories and parts part number 23-26 or order online at Free expert support on all Dexter products. Great prices 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 Accessories and Parts - 23-26

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

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.


  • 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


  • 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   (291 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.


The brake assemblies were in relatively good condition when received except for the actuator wires into the backer plate. The insulation on these were damaged presumably by a tool when inserted the associated strain relief. I repaired this with some RTV. Also, this was my first e-brake job and I was not impressed with Dexter customer support - non-existent.



Everything working out fine. Just had some brake service done and wear was fine. About 5K miles on the brake job.


I've used these before. A few years ago my electric brakes locked up because the emergency switch plug was slightly pulled out. This summer, I had a flat tire and that must have knocked something loose inside the hub. These are the easiest way to get back on the road.


exact replacement made it an easy process. Has worked well.


Good solid brake shoes, fit on perfectly, in fact the first problem free repair job I have tackled in months. The camper is as unusual as the photo is of Alabama weather.



I have only put about 3,000 miles on it since then, if it brakes before I but 25,000 miles on it I would be unhappy with it. For this, a year is simply not enough


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


as of sunday morning I only have one. did not expect them to ship separately


High quality, perfect for, easy installation. I highly recommend these


Great selection of parts, fair prices and fast shipping. Would definitely recommend to everyone.



All replacement brake parts I purchased have been performing perfectly. Very satisfied customer!


Great service. When your salesforce KNOWS product and application both sides WIN.


The New breaks work great! Fairly straightforward install.


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


The construction of the brake assembly makes it simple to install. Also the product info video describes the specifications.


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


brakes worked fine last summer, complete assemblies were a better deal than just replacing the shoes. my son in law and myself just combined an order this weekend (save shipping cost) on trailer tow mirrors from etrailer for our vehicles.

Glenn B.


just came back from OBX 1400 miles-trailer brakes worked perfect.


they worked well on dexter axles


Thank you for such awesome customer service. My order arrived before the scheduled due date. I picked up my order on a Saturday only to find out there was a wrong part in the box. I quickly called customer service to explain my situation and they took care of the issue promptly. They sent the correct part and it arrived in 3 days. Thanks again for such great customer service.


All the parts showed up on time.


Parts were an exact match. Came with everything and made the installation easy.


I bought a new car trailer with brakes on only 1 axle. etrailer had the exact same brakes for me to put on the second axle. These drum brakes were really easy to install, wire and adjust / re-adjust. I'd really recommend brakes on both axles if like me you're towing close to 7000lb. I've made a couple emergency stops around town, and didn't have the feeling i was being pushed by the trailer at all.
I'd also really recommend getting a high tech brake controller if you're buying one. I had a cheap one that really sucked, i had to constantly readjust brake power every time my speed varied (to stop being pushed by the trailer at speed or jerking to a stop at low speed). Annoying and dangerous IMO.


Always have the parts and deliver in a timely manner


I removed and reconditioned the axles on my snowmobile trailer. Salt corrosion damaged the brake assemblies. The replacements assemblies from bolted right on and made short work of the brake repair.

Jeff K.


Still working just fine.


Having some mechanical skills, replacing my trailer brakes was an easy job. I also did the wheel bearings and races, which was a new job for me, without any complications. The eTrailer parts, tools and videos made this job go smoothly. Buying the brake assemblies on the backing plate is the way to keep the job easily manageable.


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.


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!


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

Only thing that I would suggest to Etrailer would be to carry replacement lock tabs for the bearings. Other than that, a couple of hours and brand new brakes & hubs all around. They are working great!
Thanks Etrailer for the great products, prices & shipping!


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