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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
  • 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.


  • 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   (273 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.


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
James - 10/11/2021


Customer service was outstanding! Can't beat free shipping either! My online representative was very thorough and helpful. I will definitely do business again!


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


they worked well on dexter axles


Perfect replacement if you are experiencing fatigue failures on your brake hardware. Easy installation. 7000 miles since installing and no issues.


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


It's been another easy purchase especially with Justin B helping.I'll be back for sure!


Ordered the parts by phone. Melissa was highly knowledgeable and extremely professional. Would recommend eTrailer to anyone that needs trailer parts or trailer hitches.


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


Fast delivery! Solid product.


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


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.

just came back from OBX 1400 miles-trailer brakes worked perfect.
glenn b - 04/17/2017


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


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.

Still working just fine.
Jeff K - 12/22/2017


Complete and easy to install


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


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.


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.


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!



I bought these to add brakes to my utility trailer. erailer customer service was excellent.
They were able to price match a competitors price and the shipping was fast.
The brakes fit well and the install was easy.
Why only 4 stars then? Its a small thing but the brakes came with 4 nuts for the install but did not included the required lock washers. No problem I thought, so off to the local box store to get 7/16 washers. This proved futile, and It took me quite a while to finely locate the correct washers.


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!


Great service and fast shipping. The installation is not technically complex but takes some effort and time, especially on an old trailer. The installation videos provided by etrailer were very helpful. Don't forget the BP10-220 Adjuster Plugs and W80630 Brake Adjustment Spoon. You can find the nuts, washers, and waterproof electrical butt connectors at your local hardware store if needed. Also make sure you have what you need to regrease the bearings as you do the install.


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.


Product was as advertised. Form, fit and function were excellant. Assembly was a breeze, especially with the non-polarity of the wires. Just bolt them on, plug them in, adjust them, and go. Recommend buyers also purchase the 4 nuts that hold each backing plate onto the trailer's mounting flange. They do not come with the assemblies, and 7/16 x 20 (fine thread) nuts are getting difficult to come by. I went to my local Lowes to purchase 16 nuts and lock washers for the 4 assemblies I purchased.. They only had 17 nuts in the entire store.

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