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

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

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Passenger's-side electric trailer brake measures 10" x 2-1/4". Brake pads are made of durable friction material for improved braking and longevity. E-coated backing plate resists rust. Fits 13" to 15" wheels. Call 800-298-8924 to order etrailer accessories and parts part number AKEBRK-35R or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all etrailer products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 10" - Right Hand - 3,500 lbs. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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etrailer Accessories and Parts - AKEBRK-35R

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

Passenger's-side electric trailer brake measures 10" x 2-1/4". Brake pads are made of durable friction material for improved braking and longevity. E-coated backing plate resists rust. 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
  • Automotive-grade friction material is molded to brake shoes
    • Pads are fully bonded - not riveted - to shoes for long life and more braking torque
    • Less chance of cracking and crumbling that can lead to mechanical lockup, thanks to tapered edge and circular grinding
  • Periodic manual adjustment required
    • Fine-tooth brake adjustment gear allows for a more precise setting
  • E-coated backing plate resists wear and corrosion
  • Adjuster plugs (included) cover access holes to keep dirt and grime out of the assembly and off of the shoes
  • Brake mounting bolts are included
    • Nuts and lock washers (BRKH10BS) sold separately
  • QAI and CSA certified


Specs:

  • Application: most standard hub-and-drum assemblies, including Dexter, Lippert (LCI), and AL-KO
  • Configuration: right hand (passenger's side)
  • Dimensions: 10" diameter x 2-1/4" wide
  • Mounting flange bolt pattern: 4 bolt
  • Wheel size: 13", 14", and 15"
  • Axle rating: 3,500 lbs
  • Limited 1-year warranty


Manual-Adjust Brake

With repeated use of this brake assembly, the brake shoes may move out of alignment, causing less efficient braking performance. To keep the brake shoes aligned and the brake assembly performing correctly, you should perform routine maintenance.


This brake assembly should be adjusted after installation and then as needed for the life of the brake. To adjust the brake, use a brake adjustment screw tool (sold separately) to turn the adjustment gear on the inside of the assembly. Continue to turn the gear until the drum surrounding the brake catches on the brake pads enough so that the hub can no longer be turned easily by hand. Then reverse the gear by about 10 clicks. A properly adjusted brake should drag slightly on the brake drum.


Thoroughly Tested for Safety

This brake assembly meets the requirements for certification by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). The CSA creates standards, which when complied with ensure a safe and quality product. This brake assembly underwent extensive testing to measure stopping distances when braking. This brake has also been tested by QAI for braking performance in a complete automotive setup and under real-world conditions to provide the most realistic scenario for the everyday driver.


Automotive-Grade Friction Material

Each shoe on this brake assembly is lined with automotive-grade friction material for improved stopping performance and longevity. The friction material is fully bonded onto the surface of the brake shoe. This lining is custom-molded for a perfect fit. The edges are tapered to ensure long-lasting performance. This taper, along with the circular grinding that the lining undergoes, helps to prevent cracking and crumbling. This durability helps to prevent mechanical lockup, which can occur when brake shoes are excessively worn or broken.


The friction material is also SAE-N certified, which means that it is an environmentally safe product that complies with California and Washington regulations regarding the composition of brake pads. As a result, this material not only provides high-performance braking that can endure the test of time, but it is also environmentally friendly and safe for use throughout the United States and Canada.



B10E-22 AxleTek 10" x 2 1/4" RH Electric Brake Assembly - Passengers Side - 3.5K Axles

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Video of Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 10" - Right Hand - 3,500 lbs

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




Video Transcript for etrailer Electric Trailer Brake Assembly Installation

Today we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the etrailer electric 10-inch trailer brake assembly. This is designed for use on 3500 pound axles. Left-hand part number is AKEBRK-35L. For the right side it's going to be part number AKEBRK-35R. All right, now here's what our brakes are going to look like installed. This is a really nice option for completely replacing everything in your braking system here.

You can see rather than just doing our shoes, we're getting completely new hardware throughout. We're going to get new wires that come in, so this is really going to reduce the chance of failure or us having to come back in a little bit down the road and start replacing these things piece by piece. Now, this uses automotive grade pads, so there's nothing cheap about this setup. It's 2 1/4 inches wide, 10 inches in diameter. Now there's a circular scuff pattern designed into the shoes themselves. It's pretty microscopic, tough to see, but this is going to help to reduce vibration and also noise.

Another thing that helps out with this, we're going to have a chamfered edge here. The edge is slightly turned down just a little bit. Again, that makes the contact between the shoe and the drum very nice, without the vibration or the chatter that we can sometimes get. This is an electric brake assembly, so what that means is we don't have any hydraulic lines. We don't have any fluid.

We're not going to have to worry about bleeding anything. We've got a magnet right here, and when this magnet gets 12 volt power, it sticks to the hub that's going to be spinning. Now, as that spins, it pulls that lever, and you can see right up here at the top the expansion that we get. That's what gives us our braking force. It's a really nice, simple setup. This uses a 4 bolt pattern.

We've got 4 bolts here. They're going to go right into the flange. You want to reuse the hardware that is holding on your existing brakes, and this is going to work out really good for 13, 14, 15 inch tires. They're designed to fit a 3500 pound axle, so you want to make sure you're getting the right brakes for the right job. The backing plate, the arm, our pads here, these have an e-code on them, so while we know that the braking material itself is a pretty corrosive material, this is going to help keep these things lasting for a long time, so our components won't fatigue. You can see all the yellow looking items here. Again, that's a corrosion preventative that's been on there, and again with the nickel. Everything's designed to last a good long time for you. Now, our pads are completely bonded to the shoe itself, so we won't have to worry about the rivet heads that can typically stick up through the pads and make contact with our drum causing damage. Now, our brakes are also equipped with the inspection cover here, the adjustment cover, just a plug. We're going to pop that out. You can see our wheel spins pretty freely. We can hear a little bit of contact but it's going just a little bit too much. We want to make sure that our shoes are just on our drum there, so what we'll do is just kind of bring our adjuster in here and we can adjust those out just a little bit. You can see as we adjust that, that wheel's going to slow down. All right. That feels pretty good. At this point, since we have these adjusted, we won't have to make any more break in processes. We won't have to go through anything like that. Every now and then, we'll need to come under here and adjust these just a little bit, just to keep them in good contact, to keep our braking performance optimized. Now of course we'll start with our tire removed. We're also going to remove the cap that's here on the end. That's the full metal cap that goes all the way around. If it's an E-Z Lube hub, it's going to have a black cap on the end. If not, it's just going to be a dome. What you want to do is just tap on the side of it and we'll slowly rotate that hub, and you'll see a crack starting to appear. We just keep working it a little bit back and forth, and it'll just pop off for us. Now it's time to get some of that grease out of the way. Actually in behind here there is a nut and also that cotter pin that we'll be taking out. You can see the top of it right there. Needle-nose pliers are going to be the right tool for the job here. What we want to do is just rotate that cotter pin, the bottom portion of it out. You can see if you push on those a little bit, the head of that cotter pin will come out and we'll just grab it and try to pull it on out of there. Now it's time for our channel locks here, and taking that nut off the end. We'll want to hang on to our nut. We're going to be reusing that. Then once that's off, if we give it a little wiggle, you'll see our old washer's right here, and just behind that we're going to have our old bearing. Pull those out, set them aside, and we're also going to remove our hub. Now what we'll do is take a look at the wiring here behind our brake assembly. We can see this one runs up to the front of the trailer, so that sends our signal back, goes into a split here. One set of this wire runs into this side brake hardware. The other one runs through the axle to the other side. We can leave these connected. It's a factory connection. It's been working up until now. What I'll do is just snip off the wires coming from the front. Then I need to isolate the 2 wires that are going through my axle, which are the 2 in the back, and just trim those here, pull that out, and now we can splice these together with our new brake whenever we get it installed. Now, you can see we've got 1, 2, 3 and 4 nuts that we're going to be taking out. This one you're going to need a wrench for. Behind each of them there are going to be lock washers, or at least should be lock washers, so be sure to either replace them or get new ones to go in their place. Here's where that wrench is going to come in handy just to get that last one. It's simply just going to come off. You can see this is in pretty bad shape. See all the cracking that's in that shoe. The next thing you'll have there is going to be separation, so you really don't want to see any of that stuff. Now we'll bring our new assembly right up into place, slide it right into our holes, and it's time to put our hardware back on there. All right, now let's get our wires stripped back. What we want to do is twist 2 of them together there. You're going to slide on one of part number DW05744, so our heat shrink butt connector. We'll be using 2 of these at each location. I'm going to make sure that's crimped on well, can't pull my wires. Now the good news is we're just operating a magnet, so we just need to pass power through it. You can't wire them backwards. Now I can go into the other side and get that crimped down, and then we'll use a heat source to go ahead and shrink down those connectors. That'll offer us a very water-tight connection. We won't have to worry about any corrosion at these connectors. Now to get my wires secured up out of the way I'm going to bend a hook and a zip tie. There's a nice little hole right here we can go in, get that to come back out. That'll just give us a clip right here in the back side. We're going to leave enough room because we are going to have a little bit of movement up and down, so we want to make sure we've got room, and then this will just prevent any excess movement of the wires so we don't have to worry about any rubbing or anything like that. Then we snip that off and we're ready to put the hub back on. Slide that on. We want to wiggle it and we'll feel that seal give us some resistance, then we'll just pop it on from there. Now we'll grab our outer bearing. That's going to slide in. You can see that seats right inside of its race. Then we're going to put our original flat washer back on. Now we'll thread on our castle nut. Now, we want to tighten it down all the way to start to be nice and secure. Our drum there should be, as you can see, a little bit tougher to move. Once we get it there we just want to back it off just a touch. We don't want to be able to move it in and out at all, but we want it to be able to spin pretty freely. Cotter pin to go in, and we'll use our needle-nose and get the 2 tabs pulled opposite of each other here. Now we can take our dust cap. As you can see we're using the new one here and we get it knocked on there just like that. Now with that all replaced, our bearing kit's installed. We've got a nice rebuilt hub here that should give us years of good service as long as we keep up with lubricating it, and we're ready to head around, take care of the other 3 positions. Now with our brakes adjusted properly, that's going to complete our installation of the etrailer 10-inch electric trailer brake assembly for 3500 pound axles, part number AKEBRK-35L for the left and AKEBRK-35R for the right.


Customer Reviews

Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 10" - Right Hand - 3,500 lbs - AKEBRK-35R

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (681 Customer Reviews)

Passenger's-side electric trailer brake measures 10" x 2-1/4". Brake pads are made of durable friction material for improved braking and longevity. E-coated backing plate resists rust. Fits 13" to 15" wheels.

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Worked great. 698203



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Very good product, no problem with install as everything fit as required. received shipment early on the 3rd day which was outstanding!! 570877



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The website etrailer was easy to follow from searching all the way through ordering and confirmation I like till I got prompt notifications through email of roundabout time of delivery, delivery was fast also accurate packaging looks great and the product looks great looks exactly what I see in the picture it also looks to be made of good material being a 25 year plus mechanic I must say overall experience with etrailer.com was not only accurate but very prompt smooth flow throughout the whole process and received my package early thank you guys at etrailer.com I'll be looking forward into doing future business again James H 445997


Comments
thank you mr. George for following up the brake assembly that I purchased look like it was good quality pretty simple straightforward to install but unfortunately it was not the type that I needed for my trailer so I had to return it Im looking at your future business again once I get some money established thank you very much and have a good day
James - 10/25/2018

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I ordered a brake assembly and hub assembly. They arrived earlier than expected but there was a big hole worn in the side of the box. All parts were present and in good condition. Installation was no problem. I will shop etrailer again. 539745



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Very nice setup for the cost, no doubt. My only complaint is that I was doing a 4 wheel brake conversion, as in adding brakes to one axle, and the nuts and washers that hold the backing plates on, were not included. This created a major headache, since I was doing the job by myself. Had to disconnect trailer from truck, lock up the shop, and drive around looking for 8 7/16" fine thread nuts, which wasn't as easy as it sounds....For the negligible price of them, they should be included for not only the people doing a brake addition, but for anyone doing a brake replacement as well. That aside, install was smooth as silk...and trailer stops much quicker and easier with 4 wheel brakes...especially with a heavyweight old Chevelle on it...I believe I will swap out the original backing plates from the original braking axle, just for piece of mind. Thanks for the quick shipping! 265421



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The magnetic pick up and brake pads were all worn so it was time to replace them. The backing plate fit and in stalled easily . The shoes had to adjusted with the drum was installed. The butt splice I order didn’t work because the one had six wires on one side and they all would not fit in so be prepared for that . 484232



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Great product, perfect fit/form and fun ction. 726582



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Quick shipping and an excellent product. It would have been nice if the backing plates would have had new nuts on the then. I had to source eight nuts because I had on axle that was a new install so I didn’t have the old hardware. 715117



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The brake assembly arrived on the exact day it was promised. The quality was equal to or better than the original equipment on my trailer and fit perfectly with my existing hub and drum. I am very happy with the product and service. I will use etrailer again if I need brake parts in the future. 698953



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Can’t go wrong with these brakes. Good quality and easy to install 700012



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Perfect fit for my 72 Shasta . They work awesome! 697289



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I purchased electronic trailer breaks for my camper. These breaks are an excellent product at a great price. The tutorials that etrailer offers are incredibly helpful and a superb resource. Their customer service is also spot on. When it comes time to work on my boat trailer I know where I'll be going for parts and/or help. 692031



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As I expected. 688102



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Brakes are great, etrailer team is even better! Always there when you need help and customer service is outstanding! Great job! 682311



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great product !!! 673130



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good product easy to replace 654163



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good product easy to replace 654162



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Easy to install. Worked perfectly for my application. 642392



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Product was exactly what they advertise and deliver. Easy to install, excellent craftsmanship, perfect fit, instructions and video very easy to follow. etrailer will always get my business and I'll recommend them to everyone. 628981



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Excellent product! Great company! Great service! 609967



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Easy to use site fast shipping 604070



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good product good price will buy from a gain 587774



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Local parts store wanted $80 for just the brake shoes. Spent less than that and got everything. Install was easy and they work great. Shipped ahead of time. Very pleased with product and service. THANKS ETRAILER! 583467



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Let me state this simply - if you are not purchasing your trailer parts from etrailer.com, you're a FOOL! etrailer.com's accuracy, pricing, quality and timely delivery are exemplary. Mic drop!! 578043



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Good quality products at reasonable prices. I was especially pleased with the order status updates I received as my order was processed and shipped. I was notified that one product was not in stock and the manufacturer had a delivery date in a few weeks. I was given some other product options for that item. That's excellent customer service. Thank you etrailer. 577724


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    It possibly could with the trailer unloaded, but you can adjust your brake controller to prevent this from happening. Just after the brake controller has been installed, you'll want to do some dry runs towing the trailer in a large parking lot or somewhere you won't have to deal with traffic. Accelerate to 25 or so, and with the power on the controller set halfway, actuate the manual brake switch on the controller fully. If the brakes lock up, lower the power. If the braking power was...
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    For a very long time it was recommended to not use electric brake assemblies on boat trailers, but recently boat trailer manufacturers have been equipping their trailer with electric brakes. Plus we see people do it all the time without issue so we know it's okay now to use electric brakes on boat trailers. We still recommend disconnecting the brakes before backing the trailer into the water. If you needed a 10 inch brake assembly for a 3,500 lb axle the part # AKEBRK-35R would work...
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  • Information Needed for Brake Assembly AKEBRK-35R to Fit Trailer
    What diameter assemblies do you currently have? How many bolts hold the assemblies to the axle? Do you know the axle capacity? The part # AKEBRK-35R is a 3,500 lb axle brake assembly, is 10 inches in diameter, and attaches with 4 studs. I attached a help article on adding electric brakes to a trailer as well.
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    In order to pick out the correct hub assembly for a trailer you are going to need know a few key pieces of information. The first thing you will need to know is the bolt pattern of your hubs. This is so you get a hub that is compatible with your wheels. I attached an FAQ article on determining bolt pattern for you to check out. Next thing you will need to know is what spindle you have on your trailer. In order to do that you can either get the inner and outer bearing numbers from a hub...
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  • Braking is Weaker After Replacing Electric Trailer Brakes
    Anytime you put on new brakes you have to make sure to adjust them. There is a little adjustment wheel below the magnet accessible through a hole on the back side of the backing plate. Use a screwdriver or similar flat blade tool to turn the wheel. You will keep turning it until the pads drag slightly but consistently on the drum when you turn it. I have included a link to a video showing the process. Fast forward to about the 1:55 minute mark to see the process. If you have done this...
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  • Where to Start When Adding Electric Brakes to a Boat Trailer
    Yes, you can install electric drum brakes on a trailer that does not currently have any. It's a pretty straightforward process but it starts with knowing what hub drum would replace the idler hub you have on your trailer and then building from there as that is the first piece of the puzzle. If you check out the help article link I attached you will be walked through the entire process.
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  • How to Pick Out Electric Brake Assemblies to Replace Hydraulic on Trailer
    It would be just a matter of picking out the correct brake assembly to replace your hydraulic assemblies. 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 # AKEBRK-35R is...
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  • Does Actuator have to be Removed when Switching Trailer from Hydraulic to Electric Brakes
    You do not have to replace the actuator on your boat trailer if you will be installing electric brakes. The actuator will still move in and out but that should not cause you any problems. Depending on the hub and drum assemblies you have now they may be compatible with electric brakes and they might not be. Check the various bits of information stamped into the hub and that may reveal if they are hydraulic only. If they are hydraulic only then you would also need to replace the hub and...
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