Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 6K

Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 6K

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Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 6K 14-1/2 Inch Wheel,15 Inch Wheel,16 Inch Wheel 23-458-4

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  • Electric Drum Brakes
  • 6000 lbs Axle
  • 12 x 2 Inch Drum
  • 14-1/2 Inch Wheel
  • 15 Inch Wheel
  • 16 Inch Wheel
  • Dexter Axle
  • Self Adjust
  • Brake Set
12" x 2" Driver's-side and passenger's-side electric trailer brake assemblies fit 6,000-lb axles. Mounting flanges have a 5-bolt pattern. Nev-R-Adjust brakes require little maintenance. Fit 14.5" to 16" wheels. Lowest Prices for the best trailer brakes from Dexter Axle. Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 6K part number 23-458-459 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Dexter Axle Trailer Brakes - 23-458-459

12" x 2" Driver's-side and passenger's-side electric trailer brake assemblies fit 6,000-lb axles. Mounting flanges have a 5-bolt pattern. Nev-R-Adjust brakes require little maintenance. Fit 14.5" to 16" wheels.


Features:

  • Electric brakes are easier to install and offer more user control than hydraulic brakes
    • Require only an electric brake controller (sold separately) - no actuator or hydraulic lines necessary
  • Nev-R-Adjust brakes automatically adjust to deliver optimum performance and braking power
    • No need for manual brake adjustments
    • Proper adjustment leads to better brake efficiency and less wear on your tow vehicle's brakes
  • Left-hand (driver's-side) brake assembly and right-hand (passenger's-side) brake assembly included
    • Mounting bolts and hardware sold separately
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Dimensions: 12" diameter x 2" wide
  • Mounting flange bolt pattern: 5 bolt
  • Wheel size: 14-1/2", 15", and 16"
  • Axle rating: 6,000 lbs


23-458 12" Nev-R-Adjust Electric Brake Assembly for 6K Axles - LH

23-459 12" Nev-R-Adjust Electric Brake Assembly for 6K Axles - RH






Video of Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 6K


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




Video Transcript for Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit Installation

Speaker 1: Today on our trailer, we're going to be doing a complete electric brake system overhaul. We'll be using the Dexter never adjust electric trailer brake kit. Part number 23-458-459 and for our bearing and hub assemblies, we'll be using Dexter's trailer drum and hub assembly, part number 8-219-4UC3-EZ.Best part about these brake assemblies is that they come pre-assembled. So you just have to bolt them on. Assembling drum brakes can be a long tedious task. So you don't have to worry about it.

The shoes included have bonded material, so it'll give you a little bit extra life and prevent any rivets from digging into your drum if you brakes got stuck or you worn them too far.They're electronically actuated, so when power and ground is received here at the magnet, it energizes it causing it to grab and as the rotational force causes them to go outward into your drum, allowing you to stop. Since they are electric, their replacement's a lot easier because you don't have to do any bleeding. It's a lot cleaner because there's no fluid and it's full adjustable with your brake controller up in the front.And while there is a location here on the backing plate to manually adjust your brakes, the lever here will automatically the star gear adjusting your brakes outward, taking out any play. So you never need to worry about adjusting because every time you stop your vehicle, it's going to take up that slack.These brake assemblies will work with most standard hub and drum assemblies including Dexter and Alco. They have a five bolt mounting pattern.

And work with wheel sizes of 14 and half inch, 15 inch, 16 inch and 16 and a half inch. And support an axle rating of 6,000 pounds. And now if you're looking on our website at similar Dexter brakes, such as part number 23-464. They're going to operate identical between the two. The only difference is that the 23-464 is slightly heavier duty as it's rated for 7,000 pounds instead of 6,000.This hub and drum assembly is going to be a complete replacement kit for axles of 5,200 pounds to 7,000 pounds.

It's going to work with 12 inch brakes and it has the bearing races pre-installed. It works with an eight on six and a half inch wheel stud pattern. The drum uses a two and a eighth inch grease seal. The inner bearing is number 25580 and the outer bearing is 14125A. The dust cover has a removable center seal, which is great so when it's installed, if you have quick lube setups.

You can hit your grease gun up right in there, grease them up and then just pop the rubber seal back in without having to fight getting this whole dust cap off. We all know those can be kind of a pain. Also in your kit, you're going to receive some brand new lug nuts that'll match up to the studs on your new hub.If you're comparing these to others on our website, such as part number 8-219-13C3, it's going to be similar in just about every way. It's going to come with the same hardware. However, this drum's dust cap doesn't come with the easy lube compatible assembly for simple lubrication. Now that we've gone over some of the features, let's show you how to get it installed.We'll start by removing our wheel. We'll take off the eight lug nuts, using a 13/16 inch socket. Now this might vary from your trailer to this trailer. So just make sure you're using the appropriate size. We can then set our lug nuts aside and remove the wheel. Then you'll need to remove your bearing cover cap. You can just use a screwdriver to get in behind the cap and pry it outward. Now you'll need to remove the cotter pin, you can use a pair of needle nose pliers to bend it down straight and then push it up. Once you've pushed it up, you can stick one of the end of the needle nose in the loop at the top and pull it on out. And we can just set this aside.Now you can use a pair of channel locks to loosen up the nut and take it off. Now there is a lot of wheel bearing grease back in here. So wearing a pair of rubber gloves or having plenty of rags handy will definitely make the job be a lot less messy and to organized. And you can just set the nut aside. Behind the nut, you'll find your washer and your outer bearing. To get those off, you'll want to pull out slightly. And then just grab the bearing out of there. You'll set your bearing and your washer aside.Now the whole drum will come off and we can set this drum aside. As you can see here, the shoe material has come loose. So the brakes we're no longer good and all this crud around here indicates that our wheel bearing seal was leaking a little bit of grease. Now we've got access to our drum brakes. Before we take these off and replace those, we're going to clean off the spindle here. So just get all of that old grease off.Next we're going to take off our entire brake assembly here. We're using some penetrant oil on the bolts to help those come loose easier. You want to break them loose by hand first. Our bolts here use a 15 millimeter socket, though yours may differ. Once you've got them all broke loose, then you can take them all the way off. Then we'll take out our last bolt. We can just set those bolts aside.Your electric brakes are operated off of two wires. You need to cut both of those wires and then sauter or crimp them onto the new brake assembly. So we're just going to cut those now. I like to cut them as close to the brake assembly as possible. So that way our trailer's got as much length as possible to still work with. Then you can take this off and set it aside. Once you've got everything apart, it is a good idea to take some brake clean and go over and clean up all of your spindle assembly here. Then make sure to wipe off the area where the seal arides here. So that'll prevent any grease from leaking out of our new assembly.Now we can take our new brake assembly and slide it onto our old spindle here. Make sure that you have your wiring pulled to the side, so it doesn't get bound up or caught on anything. Slide it right onto the studs and then use the hardware provided in the kit to secure it to your studs. These caps we can set aside because we won't be using them til a later step.Always start your hardware by hand to make sure you're not cross threading it. If one of your studs pushes out, just push it back in. You may need to tap it on the backside with a hammer to re-seat it. Then tighten them down using a 15 millimeter socket. Now we're ready to hook up our brakes. So you'll take the wires that you previously cut, strip those back a little bit. Then you can either sauter or use butt connectors to reattach them to your new brake hardware. We're going to go ahead and just use a heat shrink butt connector here. Crimp it on to our old wiring. We'll crimp one onto our other old wiring piece and then we just need to crimp them on to the wires coming off of our brakes.You can hook up either wire on your brakes to either wire on your trailer because they're not directional. As long as it's receiving ground and brake signal, they'll stop. We'll now use our heat gun to shrink down our butt connectors. So that way it'll seal our wires and protect it from any moisture or corrosion. After your wires are all heat-shrinked down, we'll use the tab on the back to secure it to our brake drum. Take up any of that slack that we might have. Because it's always good to leave a little bit of slack in case you need to make a future wiring repair. Simply folds over and then pushes into the back button here on the back.And now you'll repeat the same process on the other side. And if you have any other axles you're going to be doing, you'll do this as well. We're ready to prepare our drum for installation. The bearing races come pre-installed inside the drum. So all we need to do is pack our bearings and put the seal on. Before we pack our bearings, we're going to smear some grease on the cavity inside the drum here, between the two races. Get that kind of filled up. Now we'll pack our bearings.We're going to be using a bearing packer to do this. You can pick up a bearing packer here at etrailer.com. So set your bearing packer with the small tapered end facing down and the larger end towards the top. Put the push tool on top of that. And then just press down working it back and forth. This is going to squish the grease up inside of the bearing there. So that way it's fully packed and we don't have to worry about any metal on metal contact occurring. Now we can take our larger bearing and put it in the backside of our drum here, with the smaller tapered end facing inward. It should sit nicely inside the race.We're now ready to put our seal on, but since we've got our bearing packer out and everything. We're going to go ahead and prepare our outer bearing by packing it first. Now we can put our bearing seal in. You want to make sure that you put the end with the spring on the seal facing towards the bearing. So it'll look like this. And then you'll drive it in either using a seal driver or if you don't have the particular seal driver you need laying around, a block of wood always works well. Make sure your block of wood is longer than your seal, so that way you can't push it in too far because it'll bottom out against the hub here. And just tap it into place. Making sure you're kind of driving it in evenly.Once it's all the way down, you'll hear a noticeable difference in the sound of your hammer taps. And then it'll be flush with our hub and it's ready to go on. Before you put your drum assembly on, go ahead and smear some wheel bearing grease all over your spindle here, particularly on the inside and outside bearing edge. You'll want to take the old washer that you removed from your old hub and clean it off because we will be reusing the washer. Just get all that old grease off there.Now we can slide our drum on. Once the drum's slid on, and slide in your outer bearing, followed by your washer. Now you can take the nut provided in the kit and thread it on. Go ahead and tighten the nut down. Now's a good time to ut your tire back on, so you can make the appropriate bearing adjustments. Use the new lug nuts provided in the kit to tighten down your wheel.Now that we've got our wheel on, go ahead and turn the wheel while tightening down the nut. Once you get it all the way tight, we're ready to adjust it. Just make sure we get out any slack and that it's fully seated. So now we're going to back it off and then retighten it. We're not going to go as tight as we did before. We just want to go tight enough to where there's just a hair of up and down play when we shake it. Just a very small, small amount. If you've got too much, just a little bit tighter. And if you have no play at all, you can just loosen it up just a hair. Once you've got it to where there's almost no play, take your nut lock, slide it on over top of your nut there and we're ready to put our dist cap on.Insert the rubber piece inside your dust cap. I like to take a little bit of the wheel bearing grease around the edge and smear that around the outside, just to make the dust cap go on a little bit easier. Then tap your dust cap on using a rubber mallet or dead blow hammer. Just keep working it around until it seats fully.Now that everything's installed and our wheel bearings properly adjusted, the only thing left is to double check our brakes and make sure they're adjusted properly. So I like to give the wheel a spin and listen for any kind of brake drag. As you'll notice here the wheel is spinning and you can see that there's no resistance. So we want to put just a touch of resistance from our brake shoes onto our drum there. So we're going to make some small adjustments using the openings in the back.You can make adjustments to your initial brake setting here through the two holes located on the back of the backing plate. Inside there will be a small star gear that you can adjust with either a flathead screwdriver or a special brake drum spoon tool.We've adjusted it now, so you can hear that slight bit of brake drag that slows the wheel down. So now we know that it's adjusted properly, so when our brakes apply, it's going to apply immediately. Once you've got everything adjusted properly, just take the small plastic caps provided in the kit and insert them in the two holes in the back of the backing plate. Now all that's left is to torque your lug nuts to the appropriate specification.Now you're ready to hook up your trailer and hit the road. And that completes the electric brake system overhaul on our trailer.


Customer Reviews

Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 6K - 23-458-459

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1012 Customer Reviews)

12" x 2" Driver's-side and passenger's-side electric trailer brake assemblies fit 6,000-lb axles. Mounting flanges have a 5-bolt pattern. Nev-R-Adjust brakes require little maintenance. Fit 14.5" to 16" wheels.

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Everything went together easily. Easy install. Only issue was the easy grease hub covers could have been a little heavier duty. Metal was a little thin and bends/warps out of shape easily. Very good customer service while ordering and quick delivery. 576505



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Swapped these out with oem brakes on a phone dump trailer. Everything was as expected. They worked fine right off the get go. Now they will be tested by time. 572784



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Perfect service all the way around peri od. 574676



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Worked great after my brother & i had to install 2 new ground wires from the left side to the right side. all is well. 456499



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Arrived in 3 days, Installation was easy, Now I have the brakes that I always thought I should have. 427916



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received in good shape and fast shipping folks at etrailer great to deal with THANKS! 449988



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Great company to deal with. Parts ordered were on back order and still received them fast and great communication from staff on status. 491682



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etrailer must have read the reviews from previous orders of customers. I was unsure of placing an order from reading reviews about shipping nightmares. My order showed up on time and without any shipper induced damage. I was also pleasantly surprised that it was [ MADE IN USA ]. The packaging was sturdy and heavy enough to protect the product from [I JUST DONT CARE] shipping handlers. Thanks to Noah, I received the correct assemblies for my trailer. The previous owner of the trailer installed incorrect brake assemblies that I discovered on bearing inspection and lube. Thanks again Noah !! I have trust in future orders 459022



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Very easy to install. Came with new mounting nuts. The self adjust feature will make it much easier to maintain as I rarely got around to adjusting my old brakes. 396825



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I recently completed a brake upgrade on my trailer. The new Never Adjust Dexter Brakes went on flawlessly. I found the process to be straight forward. The self-adjusting feature was an upgrade from the previous brakes but bolted on with no issues. I like the idea of not needing to adjust brakes as the pads wear down. I needed all new brakes, this seemed like the best decision for replacements. 539350



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Was a pleasure doing business with the folks at etrailer. The customer experience from start to finish is top rate, and support along the way and beyond is excellent. 405724



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Received my order of four Dexter brakes, disappointed they were removed from original manufactures box and lumped into a larger box with paper stuffing. Plates were scuffed up in shipping needing touch up paint. Brake components seemed ok. other than that etrailer is my go to vendor. 418420



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Great service and super fast shipping.. .. 564769



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It appears that everything that I order arrived( Electric brakes and hubs) Thanks to Nicole R. She walked me thru the process of ordering the right parts for my 5th wheel Rv. I had a good experience with your company, I even decided that since I was putting all new brakes and hubs on. that I am now waiting on a new leaf springs and equalizer from your company (etrailer) Nicole R. Very knowledgeable on assisting me in this process. If anyone needs trailer parts this is the company to contact. Thank you again. 576575



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Great company to order from. Fast shipping n packaged well. Thank you! Will definitely buy from you again! 561069



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Like the brake assemblies, didn't have to find all the different component to put on just done the shoes. Everything was new at a good price. Still haven't found drums for the same unit. 554270



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Very good quality product however one was damaged in shipping and had to buy additional hardware to make work. Should have been packaged better! 523470



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My purchase was one of the smartest I have made. Your brakes work better than expected and when my friends use my equipment trailer they often make comments about the good brakes. 586426



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Great product, Geoffrey F. In customer service was very helpful can't thank him enough! 585167



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Product arrived as promised and everything ordered arrived. I am replacing the brake assemblies and bearings on my 2016 Jayco Eagle. Bearings are inexpensive and If the wheel assembly is disassembled it makes sense to replace all expendable parts when it is apart. I bought the trailer new and it never had positive brakes. I would have taken it back on a warranty claim but there is no Jayco dealer nearby and if there was it would be months before they would do the work. We are full timers and cannot have our trailer tied up in a shop that long. Turns out the grease seal failed or the bearings were grease by an pneumatic grease gun. I just started the first wheel but I suspect that they are all covered in grease. So I ordered 4 sets of brake assemblies. 584799



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Good brake kits, easy to install and they work great 583683



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I have been buying various products from etrailer.com for many years, and they always go out of their way to make the process as pleasant and simple as possible. I ordered the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit late Thursday afternoon, and it was delivered to me by noon the following Monday. Prices at etrailer.com are always good, and free shipping on orders over $99 makes them even better. I also appreciate all the help etrailer provides with their how-to videos. I'll be buying all my future trailer parts from them. 582264



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Fast shipping. Genuine Dexter brake assemblies, easy installation and work perfect. 581575



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Name brand parts at an exceptional price. Everything came as ordered and everything was in great condition. Free shipping on this stuff is a huge savings as these parts are heavy. Their technical help made ordering a breeze and gave me the confidence I would be receiving the correct components 580957



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Good fit 503592



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They are working out great for my trailer. I am still very pleased with them. 493970



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Nice product, fast shipping, customer service was awesome. 480583



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Fit perfectly. Quality product, well ma de. 463271



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easy install 2 hours nice to have breaks that work excellent customer service 457024



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Very pleased with the overall appearance and Quality, should be a snap to install. 452414



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Excellent 401954



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Review from a similar Dexter Axle Nev-R-Adjust in Trailer Brakes


I ordered my electric brakes about 2 weeks ago and received them in very good packaging. The shipping boxes were very heavy with heavy paper wrapping around the inside of main box and no parts were scattered about. I Just installed them on my coleman tent trailer last week and it took about 2 hours to put them on. Very easy job. My trailer had not been installed with brakes so I had to do a little extra work to hook up wiring, but still an easy process. The instructions were very clear and easy to understand. I did have to also order a brake away switch after finding my trailer did not have one and I had ordered that from etrailer also. Over all I had a very good experience with my order and with their parts. Thanks etrailer 574529



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Parts received ahead of the expected delivery date. Replaced trailer brakes with new and everything went well. Watched a couple of etrailer videos related to the new brake parts before i ordered so all questions I had were answered before I made the purchase. It may be a while before I need anything again; but I will make future purchases. 574191



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After one year these brakes are working great. Replaced older manual brakes on my trailer with these. 575249



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Parts were a great fit bolt on units with no problems. Would definitely purchase again should the need arise 574300



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Great products, I have never had any issues with them!! 573057



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After a problem with a brake assembly I had purchased Ashley in customer service helped by sending me another brake assembly at my expense. She advised me to send the old one for a warranty inspection. After a few weeks the purchase price was refunded. They did stand behind their warranty and Ashley was very helpful. 570593



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etrailer? What a find! There are many local trailer parts suppliers around my area, but finding genuine replacement parts is difficult. They all seem to be pushing "open-stock" generic parts that are of questionable lineage, as far as I'm concerned. etrailer not only has the parts that I need, but they are also a very good knowledge source to help find what you need and then to show you how to install it. I found etrailer by viewing one of their many YouTube instructional videos. I paid for expedited shipping and they handled everything else. I received exactly what I ordered when it was supposed to get here. It was very well packaged and in the high-quality OEM (Dexter) packaging. With their assistance, I was able yo get our Boy Scout Troop's trailer back on the road and ready for their next expedition adventure. 433655


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Our Scout Troop is very satisfied with the decision to replace our old non-adjustable Dexter trailer brakes with the automatic adjusting ones when brake replacement was required. This self-adjust feature eliminates the need for my constant surveillance of the individual brakes adjustment so that uniform braking can be assured. The system has worked flawlessly and everyone who tows the trailer is happy with the performance. Buying the complete backing plate-shoe-actuator-solenoid assembly when service is required is also the best way to go. The kits came from eTrailer in Dexters original individual packaging, bundled into another sound shipping box. Instructions were clear and there was no risk of product damage from the loose shipping method that other suppliers or stores use. Id only like to suggest that new seals also be included in the kits. Otherwise, these brakes AND eTrailer are First-Class.

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Easy install. Good product. 574253



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looking forward to not adjusting brakes all the time, glad they came up with these thank you 475755



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The trailer brake assemblies worked fantastic. Great quality, fit perfect, and made the trailer stopping like new again. Great customer service in making sure we had the right parts to begin with and following up with excellent customer service to make sure we were satisfied. I would not hesitate to buy from them again. 568272



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These brakes are supposed to self adjust like the name says, but since I’ve had them (about 1 year now) I’ve crawled under my trailer 5 times to adjust them. Good news is they only need to be adjusted when they’re out of adjustment. Usually I find out that they’re out of whack when I’m on a 7% grade towing a 10,000 lb load and someone cuts me off. The brakes get some pressure and swing the tounge causing my truck to steer. You can set the brake power output on flat ground testing if they lock etc. but won’t really know they’re out of adjustment until it’s time to stop. Bottom line they don’t adjust the way they’re supposed to. 559722


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It may sound like an extremely simplistic solution, but youll want to make sure you have the correct brake assembly on the correct side of the trailer. The silver semi-circular lever that the magnet is attached to should be on the side of the brake assembly closest to the front of the trailer. In this instance, # 23-464 should be installed on the left, or drivers side of the trailer, and # 23-465 should be on the right, or passenger side. If they are reversed, it would indeed prevent the trailer brakes from staying in adjustment, and would actually back off the brake shoes over time, which sounds exactly like what you have going on.

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Replacing my non-adjustable brakes with these adjustable ones. Dexter makes the best value units. etrailer had a good price, and VERY fast shipping as usual. Love all the useful videos to help with installation. 483171



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I am really impressed with the speed in which I received the product, I ordered 4 hubs with bearing assemblies, brake assemblies and it was delivered to my house within 3 days. Installation completed in 4 hours with everything fitting like a glove. Couldn't be more pleased. Sorry I didn't take pics 568311



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Very satisfied with Customer Service and the quality of the ordered parts. Great experience working with etrailer in order to get all the parts needed to successfully complete my project. 374463



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The product was shipped as requested and was throughly packaged professionally and met my high expectations. Thanks for Bryan’s professionalism. The product so far has met my expectations. These wheels wouldn’t be turning if it wasn’t for Bryan! Thank you again! Highly recommend. 468311



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Wanted to wait until after our most recent trip with our trailer before giving you the one year follow-up. Just pulled the trailer almost 1000 miles in the Rocky Mountains. The Nev-R-Adjust brakes & drums worked great and I felt very confident in their performance. I really appreciate not having to crawl under the trailer to adjust the brakes. All are good products and I would recommend them to all. 382044



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I called an order in for one of our customers who needed a brake assembly ASAP. I had to have it overnighted. I got it the next morning, and it was exactly what we needed. I have ordered from Etrailer many times and have ALWAYS had prompt, courteous, and professional service. I recommend them highly and of course I will continue to order from them in the future! Thanks to everyone at Etrailer! Dana Danson, Parts Coordinator at Camping World 316030



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Although I have yet to install them, the products look good and I am pleased with everything so far except at the initiation of the order. After I placed the order online I never received a confirmation or tracking number. I called etrailer two days later and the order hadn't been processed. Everything was in stock so the order was then processed but did not ship until a day later. Processing and more timely shipping would be very much appreciated in the future. Thank you. 396181



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When the castle nut backed out a little on the left rear tire on my trailer my wheel bearing and tire were destroyed. I decided to replace all the brakes and the one wheel bearing since the rest were fine. I ordered the Dexter nev-r-adjust kit. It arrived 2 days later and I installed them today. I also ordered all new nuts and bolts and lug nuts. Easy peasy. 414953


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  • Replacement Electric Brakes for 12" x 2" Drums
  • To determine the brake assemblies that will fit your trailer, you need to know your axle's weight capacity, your brake's mounting flange bolt pattern and the inside diameter and depth of your hub, which you mentioned was 12" x 2" drum. If your axle was rated for 7,000 lbs and you had a 5-bolt mounting flange you could use the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 12" # 23-464-465. For a 6,000 lb axle and 5-bolt mounting flange you can use the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric...
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  • What is the Difference Between the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit 6K and 7K
  • The Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit part # 23-464-465 rated for 7,000 lb axles will work with your Dexter 6,000 lb axles but the braking aggression would not be ideal and I do recommend sticking with the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit part # 23-458-459 rated for 6,000 lb axles. In regards to replacing the braking assemblies, there are two components that tend to wear out faster than the others on drum brakes and that is the shoes and magnets. The magnets...
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  • Difference Between Dexter and etrailer.com Brand 12 inch Brake Assemblies
  • Dexter brake assemblies like the part # 23-458-459 are essentially the best ones on the market. They use the best materials and and incredibly reliable and well-made. That being said the etrailer.com brand assemblies part # AKEBRK-7-SA are also very well made too. We have sold a ton of these and gotten very positive feedback on how well they well they work and how reliable they are. If it was my money I would go with these unless you want to have the absolute nicest materials money...
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  • Are Certain 12 Inch Brake Assemblies Interchangeable?
  • The brake assemblies you referenced are the same except the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit # 23-458-459 are self-adjusting while the Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit # 23-105-106 require manual adjustment with a part such as # W80630. Please note that brake assemblies should only be chosen in part by the weight capacity of your axle. They also need to fit with your correct hub size, mounting flange bolt pattern and wheel size. Each of these assemblies work with 6,000...
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  • Brake Assembly Fit and Compatibility for 5200 lb Axle
  • The Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies # 23-458-459 is a fit for the 5200 lb axle on your 2013 Keystone Copper Canyon Sprinter 5th Wheel. The Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 5.2K to 7K # AKEBRK-7-SA are also a fit. The ALKO hub/drum you asked about is the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly for 5,200-lb Axles - 12" Diameter - 6 on 5-1/2 # 8-201-5UC3 and yes it is a standard size...
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  • Replacement 12 Inch Brake Assemblies Compatible with Old Warner Trailer Hub/Drums
  • You can absolutely use the Dexter 12 inch brake assemblies. If you have electric brakes then the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies # 23-458-459 with your current hubs. You may also want the new mounting hardware # BRKH12. For a more economic option that will work just as well, you may want to consider the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies # AKEBRK-7-SA. If you have hydraulic brakes,...
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  • Electric Brake Assemblies For Dexter 6000 lb Axles With 12x2 Inch Drums
  • The brakes you are looking for are a standard size, so rather than getting the shoes and magnets for your older design, I recommend upgrading your system. I recommend the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 5.2K to 7K # AKEBRK-7-SA. These are really well made assemblies. The brake pad material is actually cut instead of scored and broken like other assemblies, so you get a better quality pad. If you want the current Dexter assembly...
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  • Parts Needed to Convert Trailer to Timbren Axle-Less Suspension System
  • The Timbren Axle-less System, part # TASR5200S03, you've picked out works great with the wheel, part # AM20535, and brake assemblies, part # 23-458-459, that youv'e also selected. In addition to those you also need 12 inch hub and drum assemblies, part # AKHD-655-6-EZ-K, that fit the Timbrens. You also may want to get new hardware for the brakes using part # BRKH12. Other than that all you may need is a support beam to go across the trailer between the Timbrens. This depends if...
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  • Will the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit # 23-458-459 Replace 23-326 and 23-327
  • Yes, the brake assembly kit part # 23-458-459 will be just what you need since it is a pair of 12 inch by 2 inch assemblies with a 6k axle capacity.
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  • Replacement Brake Assembly Kit for AL-KO 6K Axles with 5 Bolt Pattern
  • The Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit # 23-458-459 is the correct replacement kit for most AL-KO axles including the K363233.2 and K363233.1. These brake assemblies automatically adjust as your brake shoes wear to provide the best braking. I've attached some videos to assist.
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  • Would Dexter 5,200 lb Trailer Axle have Manual Or Self Adjusting Brake Assemblies
  • Dexter makes 5,200 lb trailer brake assemblies that are self adjusting like part # 23-458-459 as well as ones that are manual adjust like part # 23-105-106 so it could go either way. I attached a picture that points out what to look for on your assemblies once you pull off the hub to tell if they are self adjust or manual adjust. The steel cable you see is part of the linkage mechanism which makes the assemblies adjust automatically.
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  • Ford Integrated Trailer Brake Controller Compatibility with Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Brake Assemblies
  • The Ford TBC will work just fine with the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust brake assemblies. The Ford TBC really only has issues with Electric Over Hydraulic brake actuators, so we do recommend an aftermarket controller in those instances and an aftermarket controller would then require the TBC to be disconnected. I've attached an article to assist. For electric brakes, the self-adjusting assemblies have absolutely no bearing on the factory Ford systems. If your trailer has 10 inch brakes, then...
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  • Dexter 12 inch Brake Assembly Set Recommendation for 1998 Jayco Eagle
  • We have just what you need since you said you have 12 inch diameter Dexter brakes currently. For a set of 6k rated 12 inch, Dexter brake assemblies you'd want to the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust kit part number # 23-458-459. I attached an install video for this pair of assemblies for you to check out as well.
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  • How to Pick Out Brakes for 3,500 lb Boat Trailer with Tandem Axles
  • Installing brakes on a trailer really isn't too bad. The install is pretty basic and a DIYer like yourself wouldn't have a problem at all. To determine the parts you need though we need to for sure know what axles/spindles you have so that we pick out the right parts. I attached a couple guides for that down below for you to check out. There are a lot of boat trailers that have great results with electric drum brakes so if that's a route you are interested in that's what I would recommend...
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  • Can Dexter Nev-R-Adjust be Used to Replace Warner Trailer Brakes
  • Your pictures didn't come through but I am attaching a picture with the distance between each of the mounting holes on the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit # 23-458-459 assemblies. If the mounting flange bolt dimensions match up with these mounting holes then yes, you can definitely use them on your trailer.
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  • Recommended Self-Adjusting Brake Assemblies for 6,000 lb Dexter Axles on Tandem Axle Trailer
  • For your 6,000 lb Dexter axles, you can use either the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 6K # 23-458-459 (one kit per axle) to stay with the same name brand, or you can use the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 5.2K to 7K # AKEBRK-7-SA (again one kit per axle) made by AxleTek. They are comparable in quality, and either will work fine with your current axle and hubs. I've attached an...
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  • Replacement Trailer Brakes, Bearings, and Seals for Dexter 6K Trailer Axles
  • We do have brakes for the 6,000 pound Dexter axle on your 2013 Open Range Roamer. That size takes 12" x 2" brakes. For a set of self-adjusting brakes in this size I recommend # AKEBRK-7-SA. The bearing kit for the 6k Dexter axles will be either # BK3-100 or # BK3-110. There are a couple of differences between these two sets. Set # BK3-100 includes a cotter pin and a 10-36 seal which has an inner diameter of 2.250 inches and outer diameter of 3.376 inches. Set # BK3-110 includes...
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  • Recommended Timbren Axle-Less Suspension System for Pace American 28ft Enclosed Race Trailer
  • It is absolutely possible to change your axles to Timbren Axle-Less Suspension System on your 1994 Pace American 28 foot enclosed race trailer. My recommendation is to use the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System w Electric Brake Hubs - 3,500 lbs # A35RS545E for each axle. These can be used in tandem axle applications, but not triple axle applications. These systems do require a 2 inch square bar cut to the custom length to use in the integrated holes of these assemblies. This...
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  • Replacement Self-Adjusting Trailer Brakes for Trailer with Tandem 6K Axles
  • Based on the description you have provided (thank you) the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust brake set, # 23-458-459, will indeed be a fit! Another option that will save you some money is the etrailer brake set # AKEBRK-7-SA. These are also automatically adjusting 12 x 2 inch brakes with the same mounting pattern as the Dexter brakes and they will also fit your trailer. I have linked videos for both sets for you.
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  • Troubleshooting the Adjustment or Lack of Adjustment on Self-Adjusting Brakes
  • To get your brake assemblies to start self-adjusting after the initial manual adjustment at install, you will need to hit the brakes hard multiple times. I recommend having the truck and trailer on a fairly smooth and level surface in a parking lot for this adjustment. You will slowly accelerate to no more than 20 mph, then hit the manual override on your brake controller to its max. It will be jarring, so be prepared. You will need to do this a few times. Then you can do the same...
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  • Brakes For 10,000lb Dump Trailer 5200lb Double Axles With 12x2 Inch Drum Brakes
  • Yes, since the brake kit is rated up to 6000 per axle and has a 12 x 2 Inch drum you should have no issues applying Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit # 23-458-459. This kit fits wheel sizes 14-1/2", 15", and 16". The (extra) steel cable you see is part of the linkage mechanism which makes the assemblies adjust automatically. Can you provide me with your inner and outer bearing numbers I will recommend a flat washer that fits?
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  • Are Dexter or AxleTek 12 Inch Brakes Better
  • The Dexter braking assemblies are going to be our premium line and the AxleTek braking assemblies are going to be our economy line. Therefore, the Dexter braking assemblies will be of better quality than the AxleTek braking assemblies though both are good options. If you have 12" diameter x 2" wide electric drum brakes then I recommend using part # AKEBRK-7-SA for AxleTek and part # 23-458-459 (6K) or part # 23-464-465 (7K) for Dexter. These assemblies are all self-adjusting which means...
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  • Replacement Trailer Axle to Replace Trailer with Older Style Brakes that Are Outdated
  • I wish we could help, but only option we can point you towards would be new axles as what you sent in a picture of is not compatible with anything we sell. You are going to need to measure your current axles in a few places to get the correct one as we don't have access to what your numbers reference. You will need to measure from hub face to hub face and then from the spring seat centers. You will also need to know what bolt pattern you have on your current hubs. I attached a help...
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