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Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - Self-Adjusting - 12" - Left Hand - 5,200 lbs to 7,000 lbs

Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - Self-Adjusting - 12" - Left Hand - 5,200 lbs to 7,000 lbs

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Self-adjusting driver-side electric brake is 12" x 2". Brake pads are made of durable friction material for improved braking and longevity. E-coated backing plate resists rust. Fits 14-1/2", 15", 16", 16-1/2" wheels. Call 800-298-8924 to order etrailer accessories and parts part number AKEBRK-7L-SA or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all etrailer products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - Self-Adjusting - 12" - Left Hand - 5,200 lbs to 7,000 lbs. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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etrailer Accessories and Parts - AKEBRK-7L-SA

  • Trailer Brakes
  • Electric Drum Brakes
  • etrailer
  • Brake Assembly
  • 12 x 2 Inch Drum
  • LH
  • Self Adjust
  • 5200 - 7000 lbs

Self-adjusting driver-side electric brake is 12" x 2". Brake pads are made of durable friction material for improved braking and longevity. E-coated backing plate resists rust. Fits 14-1/2", 15", 16", 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
  • 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
  • Self-adjusting brake does not require periodic manual adjustment like standard brakes
    • 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
  • Mounting bolts and hardware (BRKH12S) sold separately
  • QAI and CSA certified


Specs:

  • Application: most standard hub-and-drum assemblies, including Dexter, Lippert (LCI), and AL-KO
  • Configuration: left hand (driver'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: 5,200 lbs, 6,000 lbs, and 7,000 lbs
  • Limited 1-year warranty


Self-Adjusting Brake Doesn't Require Routine Adjustment

Standard electric brake assemblies require manual adjustment of the brake shoes over time to provide longer-lasting and more efficient braking performance. With self-adjusting brakes, the brake shoes are always properly aligned, so there's no need to manually adjust the brakes after the initial adjustment. As a result, you get optimum performance without having to take the time to continually perform this type of maintenance.


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.



B12EA-21 AxleTek 12" x 2" LH Self-Adjusting Electric Brake Assembly - Drivers Side - 5.2K, 6.0K, 7.0K Axles

Compare to Dexter 7K Brake Assembly 23-464 and Dexter 6K Brake Assembly 23-458





Video of Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - Self-Adjusting - 12" - Left Hand - 5,200 lbs to 7,000 lbs

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




Video Transcript for etrailer Electric Trailer Left Hand Brake Assembly Installation

Today in our trailer, we'll be installing the etrailer axle technology electric trailer brake assembly. It's self adjusting for the left hand side for 5200 to 7000 pound axles. It's part number AKEBRK-7L-SA. It's also available as an assembly for the right side, part number AKEBRK-7R-SA. Here's a look at our new brake assembly. As you can see, it's an entire new assembly, new backing plate, new shoes, all new springs, a new self adjuster, and a brand new magnet. This is a quick and easy installation versus just repairing your worn out magnet or your worn out shoes.

Just a matter of unbolting the old one, putting the new one on, and connecting your new wires. It saves you a lot of time, a lot of effort, and money in the long run. Nice thing about this brake assembly that we have here today is the fact that it's self adjusting. Once you do your initial adjustment, once you install it, you don't have to worry about adjusting it every again. It will take care of that for you. All right.

First thing we need to do is take off our tire and wheel assembly. We'll take off our tire, wheel and set it aside. Now we need to take off our grease cap on our hub assembly. Use a screwdriver. I'll just tap it in there to get behind it.

We'll take off our keeper here on our nut. Just pry it off. Then, we can remove our nut. Okay. With our nut removed, we can now remove our hub assembly.

Once our hub assembly is off, we can take off our outer bearing and our spacer washer here and set those aside. We will be replacing our hubs and our bearings, so we don't need to worry about saving any of the bearings or removing the seal. We'll just set this aside and have it out of our way. Now, we'll cut our wires that go to our brake assemblies. Unwrap this so we can see what we're working with here. A little snip back here to get rid of the butt connector. It will have a new one. You can see this isn't a heat shrink butt connector. It's just a standard butt connector. We'll replace them with heat shrink butt connectors, so it will be more weatherproof. Before we get dirty, we're going to need to clean off this grease. Just take a shop towel here and wipe it off our spindle. This really is a good time to inspect your spindle, too, and make sure there is no deep gouging, cracks, or burns on it. Ours is looking pretty clean so far. Now that our spindle is cleaned off, we can remove our brake assembly here. I just want to point out that our brake assembly is covered in brake dust. You want to make sure you're wearing gloves when you're doing this, just because brake dust can be harmful to your health. There's five nuts that hold our brake assembly on to our axle. Okay. With all five of our nuts now removed, we can take our brake assembly, pull it off, and we can discard it. Now we can slide our new assembly on. Make sure we have our wires up and out of the way behind it so they don't get pinched behind our backing plate here. We'll just slide it onto our axle, line up our studs, push it on. You want to make sure your magnet is facing down towards the bottom. If we did it like this, you can see it's no longer on the bottom. We did it like this, it's off to the side. You want to have it as close to the bottom as possible. Right there is perfect for our application. We'll take our nuts, and we'll reinstall them. When we tighten these down, we want to make sure we go in a star pattern just like you would when you're tightening down the lug nuts on a wheel. You would do diagonally across, back, down, and then back up. You never want to do two that are next to each other at the same time. Now we're going to torque these down. Again, just like we did with snugging them down, we'll go an alternating pattern. Now that our new brake assembly has been torqued down, we can make our electrical connection to the existing wires on the trailer. Because trailer brakes utilize a magnet, it doesn't matter which wire goes to where. I'll take our existing wires here, strip back some insulation, take two heat shrink butt connectors. We have these available on our website if you need to purchase them. Install them onto the wire, and we'll crimp it down into position. Since these are a smaller diameter gauge wire, what I like to do is fold the wire back in half on itself like that, so it's a little bit thicker. Then, we can crimp it down into our connector. Now, we'll take our heat gun, and we'll shrink our butt connectors. Okay. With these heat shrink butt connectors now heat shrinked, we have a nice, secure, weathertight connection, and we won't have to worry about moisture getting in there and causing corrosion and causing our trailer brakes to work inadequately. Now, you have the option to reinstall your old hub assembly, but while you have it off, it is a good time to replace it, so that is what we will be doing here. The hub assembly we are using is part number AKHD-865-7-2-K. We'll begin our installation by first packing our wheel bearings. We'll start with the inner one first. We'll take the tub of grease, drop the bearing on down in there, spin it around a little bit, get it nice and coated, and, then, we'll start working our grease into our rollers. If we need to purchase any axle grease, we do have this available on our website. Okay. Now that I'm holding the inner section of the bearing and moving the outer section, and it feels nice and smooth, what we're going to do is we'll put some grease around the inside of it, and we'll coat the outer portion of the bearing, as well, and we'll drop our wheel bearing into our hub. Okay. Now we can install our grease seal. Just put it down in position into our hub. You can use a seal installer if you have one. I don't have one large enough to do this, so I'm going to use the old fashioned block of wood trick. I'll stick it on top of it, make sure it's sitting nice and flush, and we'll tap it in with our hammer. As you can see, that pushed our seal in nice and straight and didn't cause any damage to it. Now that our seal's fully installed, I always like to take a clean shop towel with some brake parts cleaner and clean off our area where our shoes will make contact, just in case there's any oil or grease from manufacturing on our hub assembly. We'll flip it on over, and we'll work on packing our inner bearing at this time. We'll work all this grease on the outer bearing just like we did the inner one, and we'll set it aside right there. We'll slide our new hub assembly onto our spindle. Now, we can install our outer wheel bearing. Slide it into place. We'll take our washer here, slide it onto position. We'll reinstall our nut. We'll rotate our hub a little bit while we tighten the nut down. Make sure we have good free play in our bearings. We do, and it rotates nice and smooth. That grinding noise you're hearing are our brake shoes rubbing against our drum. That's normal. We have to adjust those a little bit here shortly. Now we'll reinstall our tab here, which holds our lock nut in place. Before we reinstall our grease cap, I always like to take a little bit of grease and put it in there, just so, if it needs to, it can work its way into the bearings. We can take our new cap, place it into our hub, and we'll tap it in. Clean up our excess grease. Now, I always like to put the wheel and tire back on the hub before we adjust our brakes, just so we can rotate the brake assembly easier and get the proper feel. Now, we'll tighten down our new lug nuts, they used a 13/16 socket, making sure we go in a crisscross pattern. We'll torque all of our lug nuts once we have our trailer back down on the ground. Now that everything's installed, we need to do our initial adjustment on our trailer brakes. Once we have them adjusted properly, we don't ever have to worry about adjusting them again, because they are self adjusting. We'll take out this back cap here. I'm going to be using a brake spoon. We have these available on our website if you would like to purchase one. We'll adjust our star wheel adjuster down while rotating the wheel to make sure our brakes are starting to grab more. Once we have light drag on the brakes, we know they're adjusted properly. Okay. We have light drag now. As you can see, I'm putting a little bit of effort into the tire to move the wheel assembly. Once we're right about here, our brakes are properly adjusted, and we can reinstall our dust cap. Now we're going to spin our wheel and have our assistant activate our brake controller on our tow vehicle, and you can see our brakes are now working properly. That completes our installation of the electric trailer brake assembly that's self adjusting for the left hand side for 5200 pound to 7000 pound axles, part number AKEBRK-7L-SA.


Customer Reviews

Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - Self-Adjusting - 12" - Left Hand - 5,200 lbs to 7,000 lbs - AKEBRK-7L-SA

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (888 Customer Reviews)

Self-adjusting driver-side electric brake is 12" x 2". Brake pads are made of durable friction material for improved braking and longevity. E-coated backing plate resists rust. Fits 14-1/2", 15", 16", 16-1/2" wheels.

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They installed as expected but I did have one that lost all it's self adjusting parts. I tried to get the just parts but they said I had to have a whole new one shipped out and ship the old one back. Thought about just robbing the parts but decided to replace the whole unit which was a little more time consuming. 690052



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Great company to deal with from start to finish! 591907



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The best customer service I've ever experienced. Everyone I dealt with went above and beyond to help save our weekend plans. I was getting our Toy Hauler ready and noticed grease on my brake drum. Upon inspection I found a worn bearing and leaking seal. The staff at etrailer did a outstanding job getting the parts to me so we could still enjoy our weekend plans! Thank you Crystal K and everyone else for helping us out. 548520



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My travel trailer brakes were absolutely destroyed by wear. The new brake units were exact replacements. They arrived as promised, and in good shape. The computer notifications of ordering and shipping status were 'spot on'. Very pleased! 551289



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I purchased the brake assemblies last spring but did not get around to installing on our 5th wheel trailer this past fall. Packaging was sufficient & all parts were there & in place on the backing plates.The install went well, brakes are working good.I looked up online a brake in procedure for the shoe assemblies & followed it which helped out after the install.Overall I'm pleased with the price of the product,the service from etrailer aswell. 764369



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Ordered with Paula and all parts arrived on time and worked great! 682225



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Greg was extremely helpful and professional. He made sure that I ordered the correct parts and everything was delivered on time. Thanks for the great service. New loyal customer 672684



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Easy install been on every for about a year now and working fine 648054



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Bought a set of 6 for my triple axle toy hauler. Worked perfectly. Great service. Quick shipping. Very pleased with the folks at etrailer. Well done. 647535



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Good product, works great when you get it installed and adjusted. Had a tough time adjusting the drag of the brake shoes the first time. The adjuster was very difficult to hold off the automatic lever and adjust at the same time. I also had to adjust a few weeks ago and I should not have had to do that! Time will tell 636586



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great product good service thank you 633927



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Excellent service. Got my parts the next afternoon and started to repair my trailer 620293



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This replacement brake assembly fit perfect and were easy to install! 606026



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Easily fit and easy to install 604188



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Easiest brake job ever! Purchased for our Jayco camper.. snap off old brake and pop new one on... Presto.. brand new! Great product 597293



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Item as described, had it on in minutes and ready to go. These guys rock!!! 565403



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Bought this backing plate to replace grease soaked brakes on Lippert 2016 7000 lb. axle. Since no one sells just the brake linings, I had to buy the whole assembly. Exact match of the Lippert backing plate. Very easy to replace. 561717


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After about 7000 miles still working good
Mitch - 09/05/2019

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LOVE IT 558531



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etrailer is the place to get your parts. Didn't realize my dual axle trailer had 4 brakes instead of 2, so I had to put in an order 3 times because of my mistakes, but they were right on the order and it was shipped very quickly. Great place to deal with. 543354



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The brake assemblies I ordered for our camper came in perfect timing...2-1/2 days with free shipping and they were easy to install too. I have already used them and they work great. I couldn’t be more satisfied with the online service, shipping, and the installation. 526587



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I ordered brake assembly, hubs, seals, bearings and hardware . Crystal K was great. She help me through the order process and followed up at delivery of the parts. Parts arrived early and the packinging was intact. The parts bolted on with no problems. The parts solved my braking issues. Thanks etrailer!! sp 518613



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quick delivery, right part. good price 512418



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They are ok. They work. I can’t complain, thank you 505200



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The brake assemblies and drum/Hubs were a perfect fit thanks to etrailer customer service taking the time on the phone to make sure I measured and ordered the correct parts. I made two mistakes during installation. Put a left brake assy on right side and had to take everything off again. Although they were packed tight, because of rough shipping one brake shoes self adjustment cable (the last one I installed) was disconnected and had to be re-connected, and since I did not inspect all the parts before beginning (second mistake) I had to look on etrailer's web site to see how it was assembled. It took time out of the job and grease on my laptop. If you don't make mistakes, it is EASY. Thanks etrailer. 499763



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Great product. Easy installation. Works great. 492654


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