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Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator - Weld On - Drum - 2" Ball - Primed - 7,500 lbs

Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator - Weld On - Drum - 2" Ball - Primed - 7,500 lbs

Item # DX53FR
Our Price: $297.15
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Use this actuator to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow-vehicle brakes. Over-center latch mechanism only engages when the actuator is fully seated on 2" hitch ball. Designed for hydraulic drum brakes and 3x3 or 3x4 straight tongue. 1-800-496-5010 to order Dexter brake actuator part number DX53FR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Dexter products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator - Weld On - Drum - 2" Ball - Primed - 7,500 lbs. Brake Actuator reviews from real customers.
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Dexter Brake Actuator - DX53FR

  • Surge Brake Actuator
  • Drum Brakes
  • 2 Inch Ball Coupler
  • 7500 lbs GTW
  • Weld-On
  • No Lockout
  • Straight Tongue Coupler
  • Dexter

Use this actuator to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow-vehicle brakes. Over-center latch mechanism only engages when the actuator is fully seated on 2" hitch ball. Designed for hydraulic drum brakes and 3x3 or 3x4 straight tongue.


Features:

  • Hydraulic actuator activates trailer's brakes when tow vehicle slows or stops
  • Low-profile coupler latch ensures easy, secure connection
    • Over-center latch mechanism only engages when the actuator is fully seated on hitch ball
  • Aluminum master cylinder is better at reducing corrosion than cast steel master cylinders
  • Primed finish
  • Weld-on installation
  • Manual lockout kit sold separately
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: hydraulic drum brakes
  • Ball size: 2"
  • Mounting: 3" x 3" or 3" x 4" straight tongue
  • Capacity: 7,500 lbs
  • 2-Year limited warranty


When you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs and momentum pushes your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. With surge brake systems, the actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward while the tow vehicle slows. The actuator telescopes, applying force to its master cylinder, which in turn supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage the trailer's brakes.


Because this model does not include a reverse lockout, it is recommended that you equip your trailer with free-backing brakes so that you can drive in reverse without triggering your trailer's brakes.



099-060-01 Dexter DX7.5L Brake Actuator - Drum - 2" Ball - Primed - 7,500 lbs





Video of Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator - Weld On - Drum - 2" Ball - Primed - 7,500 lbs

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




Video Transcript for Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX53FR

Jeff: Hello, everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Dexter DX7.5L weld-on drum brake actuator for a 2-inch hitch ball. Has a 7,500-pound weight capacity.Now you'll use this actuator to activate your trailer's brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically, when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs and the momentum will push your trailer towards the rear of your tow vehicle. So with the surge brake system, the actuator here is triggered as your trailer moves forward while the tow vehicle slows.

So basically, the inside part of this actuator will telescope back. It applies force to the master cylinder in the back here, which in turn will supply the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer's brakes.If you notice on this one, it is a low profile coupler latch. There is no lever or anything sticking up. It's very low profile so there's nothing to get damaged. This will ensure a nice, easy, secure connection.

And it is an over-the-center latch mechanism. It'll only engage when the actuator's fully seated on a 2-inch hitch ball.And I happen to pull a 2-inch hitch ball, I just want to demonstrate how it installs. So what you want to do first is pull out this tethered safety pin here. Once you get that pulled out, then what you'll do is go up to the latch here, there's this round portion, just slide that. When you slide that, that'll release it and it flips up.

And now it's in the ready-to-install position so when you get out over your 2-inch inaudible 00:01:28 hitch ball, drops right into place. All you have to do is push that latch down and it's locked onto the ball. And then for extra safety, you slide this tethered safety pin right through the two holes and that'll keep it locked into place and you're ready to go.And what's nice with that safety pin if by chance this did get moved and popped open, it won't open all the way so it still stays attached to the ball. The only way to actually remove it is to slide that safety pin out, flip that latch up and then you're able to lift it up off the ball, simple as that. So it's a very nice easy connection and to disconnect it.

Now we're just going to go close that. Slide our pin back through.Now if you notice, it does also include this breakaway cable. This breakaway cable is required by law and what this does is it prevents a trailer runaway situation. You'll take this hook on the breakaway cable and hook this to your tow vehicle and then what'll happen is if by chance your trailer would come disconnected from your tow vehicle, it would pull on this cable, which would then activate the master cylinder back here to apply the brakes and prevent the trailer from a runaway situation.Now, the master cylinder on this, let me flip it upside down here so we can see the end of the master cylinder right here. You can see, the master cylinder is constructed of aluminum rather than plastic or steel. Gives you much more increased strength and corrosion resistance. And if you look up at the top here, has a nice flush brake fluid filler cap on top. It doesn't stick up tall to where it could get damaged or broken. You just unscrew that, put your brake fluid in or unscrew it and check your brake fluid level.This does have a nice prime finish on it. It is a weld-on installation. It is designed to fit 3-inch by 3-inch or 3-inch by 4-inch straight trailer tongue. This part is made in the USA. Again, the specs on this, the application's for hydraulic drum brakes. The ball size we mentioned it fits over is a 2-inch diameter hitch ball. Weight capacity is 7,500 pounds. And one last note I do want to mention on this is because this model actuator does not include a reverse lockout on the rear here, it is recommended that you equip your trailer with either an electric reverse lockout solenoid that screws into the master cylinder or a free backing brakes on your trailer so that you can drive in reverse without triggering your trailer's brakes.But that should do it for the review on this Dexter DX7.5L weld-on drum brake actuator for a 2-inch hitch ball. Has a 7,500-pound weight capacity.


Customer Reviews

Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator - Weld On - Drum - 2" Ball - Primed - 7,500 lbs - DX53FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (84 Customer Reviews)

Use this actuator to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow-vehicle brakes. Over-center latch mechanism only engages when the actuator is fully seated on 2" hitch ball. Designed for hydraulic drum brakes and 3x3 or 3x4 straight tongue.

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Paul is awesome!!
I was very pleased
with the way he handled the order. I was going to order it online but he suggested that he could possibly have it delivered in 3-4 days. Actually it was delivered in 24 hours.
I thought [other retailers] were quick about deliveries till I ordered from etrailer.
The coupler and the brake actuator fit perfectly and definitely was a great replacement from the Atwood coupler.
Thanks. Paul.




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I ordered late Tuesday evening. It shipped on Wednesday, arrived Friday and my boat trailer was fixed by Friday evening. Product was exactly as advertised and the perfect replacement for my damaged one. Quick and accurate shipping had me back out fishing by the weekend. Very impressed with etrailer service levels.




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Have not use the Actuator yet. However it came in a oversize box. No packing material to protect it. It was damaged when I opened the box. Scratches and damage cable


Comments
Oh no! Our customer service team will reach out to assist you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 07/19/2022


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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Perfect fit. I had to notch one corner where my wiring came out of the box tubing. Really nice compared to the original that was on there




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


I slipped this into my boat mate trailer for 2001 moomba. Took about an hour to hook up and bleed the system with a buddy. Works great! If you can use simple tools and are mechanically savvy this is a no brainer.




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Worked great, replaced an old Atwood, welded in where the old one was cut out. Minor modification to the brake line, easy to bleed master cylinder and then bleed brake system. Coupler is extremely easy to use.




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Already having problems with this unit. Does not buffer the trailer anymore with stopping and starting. Worked less than 4 months


Comments
Sorry you are having issues, CS will reach out to you about the warranty David.
-- Etrailer Expert David B - 09/15/2022


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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Product was as described and shipped quickly. nice having the low-profile hitch.




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Actuator is leaking wont build pressure


Comments
Thank you for contacting us about the actuator. I will have our customer service team reach out to assist you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 06/23/2022


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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Received the brake actuator very fast, and it appears to be very well made. I have not as yet had time to weld it to the swing-away connection, but I don't think it will be a problem.




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Easy to order. Quick shipping


Comments
Works great
Ron - 10/08/2022


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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


I’m very satisfied. I always check out etrailer for all my trailer needs and this time was no different. In under 2 hours by myself I changed out the old with the new ( pictures) and ready to bleed the brakes. I always let people know to contact etrailer with there needs. Thanks




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


I am very please. I received the wrong actuator, my fault. You immediately got me a return label sent it back. The money was refunded and then I purchased the right one. Received it in a few days. Excellent over all. Thank you




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Amazing price for my favorite hitch, tongue actuator system made. I own 6 trailers and have had another dozen in the past. There is no better looking or functioning system .




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


The product came unboxed, missing instructions and no spare break away clips. I purchased a new actuator and got one that was laying around.




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


The manual lockout device, supplied with the actuator, requires a second person to hold it in place when backing. It will not stay in place on its own.




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Exactly what I needed. Didn't require the outer housing, the insider mechanism slid in nicely as a replacement on my trailer. The etrailer videos for installation and bleeding were very helpful.




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


I ordered this surge brake hitch without the back up solenoid. Due to supply chain problems it was going to take 3 months to ship. Upon receiving it far ahead of schedule it had the solenoid included at no extra charge meaning that someone at etrailer expedited my order and kept me happy at etrailers expense. How can you top that for service?




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Great product. Easy installation and exact fit. Product description on the website made it easy to find the correct replacement for the old part.




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


I received my order two days ago, Quick shipping but it was the wrong part. I called and spoke with Noah who sent me an email asking me to take a picture of the part and add my phone number. I did right a way and still have not heard back. I emailed Noah today asking about the status no reply, now Im on a 9min hold to try and talk with someone about my replacement past. The wrong part looks like a good part if it fit my trailer.


Comments
Mark, Im sorry Noah didnt reply to you in a timely manner. We will get this taken care of and send out the correct part.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 08/18/2021


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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Very fast shipment




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


product and people were top notch




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Everything went well during installation. Product was of good quantity.




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


very helpful, helping me get the right one.




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Just what I needed. The surge brakes work great.



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