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:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (220 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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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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Bit of a pain to adjust at first, but working well now. 486940



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Its been a year now since I put new brakes all the way around on my camper. It could not of been easier, plus my brakes have worked great ! no more problems. 483826



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Everything exactly as ordered. Fast shipping. Great customer service. 483999



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Order on a Sunday afternoon. Got an email that it was shipped later that day. Great job 481824



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excellent products very satisfied with the purchase, highly recommend 480446



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My husband helped my son install all four brakes over 1 1/2 yrs ago. They said that all went well and the fit was perfect.. We are very happy with the product, the fit, the quality and speed of delivery. 479310



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fit perfect , works perfect , saves labor every 3000 miles. 478448



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excellent product , easy to install, after 4000 miles going great 475976



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Good product has worked great on my dump trailer, fast shipping 474919



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Excellent product, super fast shipping. 473951



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Works great! And easy to install! Much better choice than replace the parts individually. 471598



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I replaced manually adjusted breaks with this auto-adjusting. I could not be happier. We have put 8,000 miles on our RV in the last 8 months while driving through some of the toughest mountains the USA has to offer. Do over. 465743



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Great price and quality 464924



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Shipped on time, good condition. Installation was easy for me. 458822



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worked as expected, only used the trail a couple times since rebuild 454577



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Works great 447165



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I didn't actually use these because I went off of memory, which often fails me, and I ordered the wrong size. I gave these to a friend and they seem to be working well for him. I ordered the right size and they have been great. 445657



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Good quality 442523



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They are on our fifth wheel camper and have been doing great. Thanks 437099



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everything worked perfect made the job easy , in fact I purchased a new trailer and I will probably need to put brakes on it also 434515



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Had two different style tired old units that I rewired only to have brittle old wires break in a different place each time I fixed it. Replaced all four new brakes and now have a trailer that stops, job made easy by getting the correct parts. 434240


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did a complete replacement as mag wires were broken brake linings were worn and manual adjusters were not working. easy job replacing and fixed all the problems at one time . will buy trailer parts from ETrailer in the future.

jim - 09/23/2018

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Excellent product. I last moved my camper 5 months ago and that was 7 months after I installed the brakes. They were working perfectly at that time. I did mess up and pinch the electric brake wire between the axle and the brake creating a short. The wire is black, so is the brake and everything else down there, and I was working in a low light condition so I didn't see it. I was able to repair it. Watch out for that. 433037



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Great set of brakes for my Goose neck t railer 431715



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Great price Fair product No complaints here 428552



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AFTER A YEAR OF USE I'VE HAD NO PROBLEMS AND HAVE GREAT BRAKING. THEY WERE EASY TO INSTALL AND WE HAD QUICK DELIVERY. 425968



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Qualify brakes installed as designed. Always happy with etrailers products. 425386


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  • Comparing etrailer/AxleTek and Dexter Electric Brake Assemblies
  • The biggest difference between Dexter brake assembly # 23-459 and etrailer/AxleTek assembly # AKEBRK-7L-SA is the pad material. The Dexter assemblies use pads that are snapped off of a long strand of the material. The ones on the etrailer assemblies are cut. The benefit of cutting the pads to length is that they have clean edges and that means you won't see those fine line cracks in the material or pad corners breaking off so the pads last longer. The pads are also a little thicker...
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  • Will 7K Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly - 8 on 6-1/2 AKHD-865-7-1-K Work with Dually Wheels
  • Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly - 7,000-lb Axles - 12" Diameter - 8 on 6-1/2 Item # AKHD-865-7-1-K will accept hub-centric or lug-centric wheels. There is also no restriction on use with dually wheels as long as everything is within the capacity of the lowest rated component in the system. I have linked a couple of videos on this hub and drum assembly for you. If you also need brakes the drum accepts 12x2 inch assemblies such as # AKEBRK-7R-SA for the right and # AKEBRK-7L-SA for the left.
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  • Replacement Brake Assembly Recommendation for Dexter 5,200 lb Axles
  • A Dexter 5,200 lb axle would use brake assemblies that are 12 inches by 2 inches. For a left hand side assembly you would want the part # AKEBRK-7L-SA and then for the right hand side # AKEBRK-7R-SA.
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  • Recommended Replacement Brakes for a Jayco Eagle Superlite 31.5 RLDS 5th Wheel Trailer
  • I recommend going with our Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-7-SA. This kit includes both the Left and Right hand assemblies, which come with identifying stickers, and are rated for 5.2K - 7K axles. I have attached a picture to demonstrate that they have a 3-1/4" pilot hole diameter, 4 of the 5 bolt measurements are 2-1/8" center on center, and the last measurement is 3" center on center. These are self-adjusting brakes that will work great for your application. After the initial install...
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  • Do Nev-R-Adjust Brakes and Self-Adjusting Brakes Work the Same Way
  • Nev-R-Adjust is Dexter's specific trade name for self-adjusting brakes like # 23-458 and # AKEBRK-7L-SA. Self-adjust and Nev-R-Adjust are the same type of brakes. After their initial adjustment both will automatically maintain correct braking pressure. 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...
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  • Which is Best Brand of Trailer Brake Assemblies
  • Dexter brand trailer axle components are considered by most people to be the highest quality around. Whenever possible I recommend them over the other brands. For 12 inch diameter Dexter brake assemblies that are self-adjusting the Dexter kit part # 23-458 for the left hand side and part # 23-459 would be what I'd recommend.
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  • How Much Travel Distance Is Recommended for Fender Clearance with Timbren Axle-less Suspension?
  • You can absolutely use Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System on a custom trailer application, however the instructions state that the axle-less systems are not recommended for triple applications. With whatever system you end up using, you will want to leave a minimum of 4-7/8 inches of clearance above the tires for the suspension travel. If you end up using these axles, I recommend the Trailer Hub/Drum Assembly - 5,200-lb to 7,000-lb E-Z Lube Axles - 12" - 8 on 6-1/2 - Galvanized,...
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  • Are Trailer Brake Magnets Polarity Sensitive
  • Brake magnets such as the Replacement Magnet Kit # AKBRKR-M12 on trailer electric brake assemblies are non-polarized. When installing an electric brake assembly, like the Right Hand 12" # AKEBRK-7R-SA, either wire can be used for the brake signal and ground wire functions. For the Left Hand assembly you will use # AKEBRK-7L-SA.
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  • Replacement 12x2 Inch Electric Trailer Brake Assemblies for 7,000 Pound Axles
  • Yes, there are other options for 12x2 electric brake assemblies for 7,000 pound axles. If you want self adjusting brakes you can use # AKEBRK-7L-SA for the left and # AKEBRK-7R-SA for the right. If you want manual adjust brakes use # AKEBRK-6L for the left and # AKEBRK-6R for the right. If you are looking for something more corrosion resistant you can use the dacromet versions # AKEBRK-7L-D for the left and # AKEBRK-7R-D for the right.
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  • Self-Adjusting Brake Assembly Recommendation to Replace Dexter 023-105 and 023-106
  • For a set of brake assemblies that will work as exact replacements for the Dexter assemblies you currently have that will be self-adjusting you would want the part # AKEBRK-7L-SA for the left hand side and part # AKEBRK-7R-SA. These are 6k rated 12 by 2 inch assemblies like the Dexter ones you currently have.
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  • Replacement Electric Drum Trailer Brakes for a 10,000 Pound Pro Line Trailer
  • Since you have Dexter brakes now, you can stick with Dexter and go with some self adjusting, # 23-458 (left hand side) and # 23-459 (right hand side). You can also use the etrailer.com, self adjusting brakes # AKEBRK-7L-SA (left hand side) and # AKEBRK-7R-SA, (right hand side). Both of these brake assemblies listed above mount with the 5 bolt pattern.
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  • Recommended Brake Assemblies For Gooseneck Trailer With Dual 7K Axles
  • With 7K axles on your trailer I recommend using brakes that are designed for your rig. Using 6K brakes on the trailer may not be sufficient. There are two differences between the 6k and the 7k brakes. The brake magnet regardless of the size magnet has more windings on the 7k which makes the magnet stronger. Also, the linings are constructed of different material between the 6k and 7k. The 7k material is more aggressive. Since price is a factor for you I recommend going with less-expensive...
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  • Replacement 9/16 Inch Wheel Stud for a 7K AxleTek 8-Bolt Hub and Drum Assembly
  • The wheel stud you need sounds very close to # K916WB25. I have included a picture showing the dimensions. Another option that is very close is # 7-257. It has a chart with its dimensions below the features section on its page. The other 9/16 options we have are either a thread in one, which is not likely what you have, and a shorter model that would not work for you.
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  • Determining Correct Replacement Bearings and Brake Assemblies for 2012 Crossroads Zinger 5th Wheel
  • I can certainly help you determine which bearings and brake assemblies are needed to replace the existing components on your 2012 Crossroads RV Zinger 5th Wheel. I wish I knew the correct replacement parts, but I was not able to find that information in my research. The best way to determine the correct bearings and brake assembly for your trailer is to remove the old hub and check for the part numbers on the bearings and brakes. Since you are replacing the bearings, it is also a good...
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  • Replacement Electric Drum Brakes and Drums for Sundowner Horse Trailer
  • We can help you select replacement electric drum brakes for your Sundowner horse trailer. You can usually find an axle's capacity on a sticker or plate on the axle itself. You'll naturally want to choose replacement drum brakes that match that capacity, as well as the diameter and width of the brakes currently on the trailer. Once you find the axle capacity you can then measure your brake drums for their size (please see the linked photo). I checked the Sundowner website but their specs...
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  • Selecting Correct Replacement 12 x 2 Electric Brake and Drum Assembly for 6000-lb Axle
  • The best way to identify the correct replacement components for your trailer is by using the part numbers from your current inner and outer bearings and grease seals (or a spindle measurement where the seal and bearings ride). It is possible to measure the spindles to obtain grease seal dimensions (location B on the photo) but this process requires care and a precision digital caliper like # PTW80157. You will also need to confirm the diameter of your wheel studs. We already know your brakes...
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  • Recommended Trailer Brake Assemblies for 5,200 to 7,000 Pound Tandem Axle Trailer
  • Yes, your 12 x 2 axles are going to be 5,200 to 7,000 pound axles. The brakes I recommend are # AKEBRK-7L-SA for the left and # AKEBRK-7R-SA for the right. These are self adjusting so they only need to be adjusted once at installation then left alone. I've included a couple of videos you be interested in as well.
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