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

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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:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (925 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Very pleased with the overall appearance and Quality, should be a snap to install. 452414



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



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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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Excellent 401954



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Good fit 503592



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


This is the exact brake assembly that came on my trailer when it was new (18ft aluminum car hauler by R and R Trailers of Three Rivers MI) . Same part from the same manufacturer. I purchased 4 new ones because after 3 years of non-marine use, one of the brake linings came off and locked up one of the trailer wheels causing it to flat spot one of the tires bad enough to require the tire's replacement. Shipping: I received them very quickly. But of the 4 assemblies ordered, 2 of them had damaged wiring due to poor packaging by the seller. I considered sending them back, but because I needed to use the trailer soon, I simply repaired the damaged wires and installed them. Removal: This is not easy or fun. Each of the brake assemblies is held on with 4 mounting studs and nuts. These nuts are 7/16-20 i.e fine thread, which are not included. This wasn't really a problem except that these nuts were not in stock at my local Home Depot, Lowe's, or Tractor Supply. After driving all over the place looking for the mounting nuts, I finally found them at Fastenal. Removing the existing brakes was a nightmare. After soaking the existing mounting nuts in PB Blaster, I tried to remove them to find that they were so difficult to get off that they actually caused the studs to break free from where they had been pressed into the backing plate and just spin freely. Of the 16 mounting studs (4 studs x 4 brake assemblies) only 3 of them actually came off and the rest had to be cut off. This pretty much took all day to accomplish. Again, the existing trailer brakes were the *identical* brake assemblies that I purchased, but with 3 years of highway use. I would expect this much difficulty if it was on a boat trailer due to the regular submersion in water, but I would expect less corrosion on a car hauler. Installation: Once I had cut off the existing brake assemblies, Installation was not very difficult. Before I mounted them, I took them down to my local welder and had him tack weld the studs in place so that they wouldn't break free from the backing plate when/if I ever needed to remove these again. I anti-seized the studs and mounted them to the trailer & connected the wiring. I had to reuse the star wheel access port plugs because they did not come with new plugs. I think this is an ok product considering that these brake assemblies adjust themselves as the shoes wear down, and I find this greatly superior to the other method of having to adjust them yourself. I would actually still consider purchasing these brakes again, even after all that. My complaints are as follows: - shoe failure after 3 years of highway use resulting in tire failure - damaged wiring due to poor packaging - lack of mounting nuts and the difficulty in finding new ones - lack of new access port plugs, - *especially* the poor quality of the backing plate and studs A product with a "made in USA" label just shouldn't have this many issues with it. 233921



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


This is the exact brake assembly that came on my trailer when it was new (18ft aluminum car hauler by R and R Trailers of Three Rivers MI) . Same part from the same manufacturer. I purchased 4 new ones because after 3 years of non-marine use, one of the brake linings came off and locked up one of the trailer wheels causing it to flat spot one of the tires bad enough to require the tire's replacement. Shipping: I received them very quickly. But of the 4 assemblies ordered, 2 of them had damaged wiring due to poor packaging by the seller. I considered sending them back, but because I needed to use the trailer soon, I simply repaired the damaged wires and installed them. Removal: This is not easy or fun. Each of the brake assemblies is held on with 4 mounting studs and nuts. These nuts are 7/16-20 i.e fine thread, which are not included. This wasn't really a problem except that these nuts were not in stock at my local Home Depot, Lowe's, or Tractor Supply. After driving all over the place looking for the mounting nuts, I finally found them at Fastenal. Removing the existing brakes was a nightmare. After soaking the existing mounting nuts in PB Blaster, I tried to remove them to find that they were so difficult to get off that they actually caused the studs to break free from where they had been pressed into the backing plate and just spin freely. Of the 16 mounting studs (4 studs x 4 brake assemblies) only 3 of them actually came off and the rest had to be cut off. This pretty much took all day to accomplish. Again, the existing trailer brakes were the *identical* brake assemblies that I purchased, but with 3 years of highway use. I would expect this much difficulty if it was on a boat trailer due to the regular submersion in water, but I would expect less corrosion on a car hauler. Installation: Once I had cut off the existing brake assemblies, Installation was not very difficult. Before I mounted them, I took them down to my local welder and had him tack weld the studs in place so that they wouldn't break free from the backing plate when/if I ever needed to remove these again. I anti-seized the studs and mounted them to the trailer & connected the wiring. I had to reuse the star wheel access port plugs because they did not come with new plugs. I think this is an ok product considering that these brake assemblies adjust themselves as the shoes wear down, and I find this greatly superior to the other method of having to adjust them yourself. I would actually still consider purchasing these brakes again, even after all that. My complaints are as follows: - shoe failure after 3 years of highway use resulting in tire failure - damaged wiring due to poor packaging - lack of mounting nuts and the difficulty in finding new ones - lack of new access port plugs, - *especially* the poor quality of the backing plate and studs A product with a "made in USA" label just shouldn't have this many issues with it. 233920



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


I purchased 4 of the Nev-R-Just drums for my 1999 enclosed trailer. I had been fighting the elec brakes in that trailer for years, re-wiring the drums and replacing the magnets on some of them. But I just got tired of it and found these had great reviews, are made in the USA and quite reasonably priced. Shipping was super-fast, but I only live a couple of hundred miles from where they shipped. The worst part of the install was getting the old drums off. I think they used some kind of crushed nut type lock nut on them at the factory as they were HARD to turn the whole way out. And I had soaked them with PB Blaster for a couple of days before hand, as well as using WD40 during the extract. I could only get my impact on 1, maybe 2 nuts per wheel because of interference. I had 4 of the studs break loose from the old drums and just start turning. I had to use my die grinder on the brake shoe side to get the assembly off. Quite a job there. But the new stuff bolted up nicely. I soldered all the wires, used heat shrink tubing and the split loom tubing on top of that. So a nice, clean install that will hopefully last for years. I've towed the trailer once since the install and the difference is very clear. So nice to have all 4 brakes working well again. Only gave it 4 out of 5 for two reasons. First is the test of time. I think these will last for years, based on the reviews, but only time can determine that. Second is the lack of includes. I did see from the reviews I needed to order the nuts and lock washers, but missed that I'd need the rubber plugs for the adjuster holes on the back. These have two of those holes per drum where my old ones only had one. So I ended up 4 short and am now searching for them. It would be nice if they added $2-3 per wheel and just included that stuff. 117736


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I agree.. why would we not need nuts,washers n plugs... thought that was not right to leave out..spent more time acquiring nuts than doing the installation...cheap...

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First time maintaining my Hallmark trailer besides greasing bearing. EASY,FAST to just replace drums and hubs. These kits are the BOMB!!!!!

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


I have a five and half year old travel trailer with electric brakes. I noticed I had a hub that was intermittently getting hot. I know a little about bearings going bad but realized it was probably the brakes getting old and hanging up. I decided based on the price of these assembled backing plates that doing this full replacement on all four with new tires was good insurance. I order the stuff carefully (including new nuts and washers) on Sunday evening. It was delivered to my house on Friday afternoon all in good order. I had already taken the wheels to the tire store for replacement and removed the hubs. Saturday morning I started working and by the end of the afternoon I had new brakes, regreased bearings, replaced seals, and mounted new tires on my trailer. I did change the bearings on the hub that was getting hot. Just new seals on the others. The information on E Trailer made it easier to order online than to purchase at a local trailer parts house. 183524



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


Last Saturday, after several weeks of research, my wife and I purchased a trailer. It had everything we wanted except for brakes. I asked the dealer if they could install brakes, he said it would take weeks if not longer for him to get the parts and then he would have to arrange for them to be installed. I told the dealer that I had already done some preliminary research on eTrailer.com for brake parts. On a long shot, I asked the dealer if he could beat eTrailer.com prices for the brake parts and if so I would install. To the dealer's credit, he told me I would be much better off getting the brake parts I needed on my own. So, late Sunday evening I went onto the eTrailer.com website. After taking a couple of measurements to ensure I was ordering the correct parts, I placed the order. Their website is user friendly and intuitive, and the tutorial videos are excellent. Early Monday morning I got a message from one of eTrailer's employees notifying me that my parts had shipped. He also offered his services if I needed anything further or if I had any questions. I did have questions, so I called him, I wanted to confirm that I had ordered the correct bolt pattern for the hub/drums. Within a couple of minutes we confirmed that I had taken the correct measurements. The reassuring part was, he said if you find the hub/drums are not the correct ones, let me know and we will get a return label out to you and get the correct parts out to you. By early Thursday afternoon the parts had arrived. I had already watched the installation tutorial video that is on their website. Following the video process, the install was straight forward and PAINLESS. This company is so refreshing! 316823


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Thanks for the follow up. For almost 10 years now, I have been very happy with the service, products and value that I get from etrailer. So much so, that I refer friends and family to your website as their needs arise. As the mechanic in the family, and around the neighborhood, I often have people approach me for help. Several times a year I find myself referencing etrailers website to find a part we need or that will make a job easier to complete. Additionally, I CANT SAY ENOUGH how helpful etrailers on line video library has been with installations and to help answer questions or trouble shoot problems. I really appreciate that etrailer would take the time and resources to build such a library to help their customers.

Ken - 11/15/2017

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


Last Saturday, after several weeks of research, my wife and I purchased a trailer. It had everything we wanted except for brakes. I asked the dealer if they could install brakes, he said it would take weeks if not longer for him to get the parts and then he would have to arrange for them to be installed. I told the dealer that I had already done some preliminary research on eTrailer.com for brake parts. On a long shot, I asked the dealer if he could beat eTrailer.com prices for the brake parts and if so I would install. To the dealer's credit, he told me I would be much better off getting the brake parts I needed on my own. So, late Sunday evening I went onto the eTrailer.com website. After taking a couple of measurements to ensure I was ordering the correct parts, I placed the order. Their website is user friendly and intuitive, and the tutorial videos are excellent. Early Monday morning I got a message from one of eTrailer's employees notifying me that my parts had shipped. He also offered his services if I needed anything further or if I had any questions. I did have questions, so I called him, I wanted to confirm that I had ordered the correct bolt pattern for the hub/drums. Within a couple of minutes we confirmed that I had taken the correct measurements. The reassuring part was, he said if you find the hub/drums are not the correct ones, let me know and we will get a return label out to you and get the correct parts out to you. By early Thursday afternoon the parts had arrived. I had already watched the installation tutorial video that is on their website. Following the video process, the install was straight forward and PAINLESS. This company is so refreshing! 316824


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Thanks for the follow up. For almost 10 years now, I have been very happy with the service, products and value that I get from etrailer. So much so, that I refer friends and family to your website as their needs arise. As the mechanic in the family, and around the neighborhood, I often have people approach me for help. Several times a year I find myself referencing etrailers website to find a part we need or that will make a job easier to complete. Additionally, I CANT SAY ENOUGH how helpful etrailers on line video library has been with installations and to help answer questions or trouble shoot problems. I really appreciate that etrailer would take the time and resources to build such a library to help their customers.

Ken - 11/15/2017

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I was replacing the 20 year old electric brakes on my utility trailer and choose the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust electric trailer brake kit. The non Dexter brand cost less but after adding shipping and adding the nut kit they were the same as the Dexter brakes with free shipping and the nuts were included with the Dexter kit. This was one the easiest projects I have ever done. I had recently replaced the bearings so getting the brake drum off was a breeze. I used butt connectors with the heat shrink insulation wot connect the power to the bakes. I had thought this would be a two day project but did both sides in about 3 hours. And best of all, the new brakes function as they should, it was like I did not have electric brakes before. Again an easy and well worth it project. 486235



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I am very happy with these replacement brake assemblies. I needed to replace the brakes on my camper and I decided to upgrade them from the manually adjusted style to these self-adjusting ones. Now I know my camper brakes will always be working at their best. Easy to install on my AL-KO 3500# axles. Be sure to order the recommended mounting nuts so you do not need to reuse them. Remember to order new adjuster plugs since they do not come with these brake assemblies. Even though the pictures make them seam like they are included. Needless to say, I had to order some after-the-fact. My old ones used one plug each and these require two each. My old ones were aged enough that I did not want to reuse them. They did not come with any electrical connectors, but that did not bother me since I used heat shrink butt connectors anyways. It is just easier to get them adjusted close when you put the hubs back on. If you have drop spindles like me, you cannot tweak them through the adjuster holes. I could not get a screw driver or brake adjuster spoon tool to work around my drop spindles, so I just popped the hub off and tweaked the one brake assembly that seemed two tight when I did a test spin with the wheel in the air. 92218


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hey Matt Ive never used electric brakes nor have I ever used this new style you are talking of which is on the trailer that I am pulling do I need to set anything on my truck built in I have a brake controller do I need to set the numbers on it or is it just ditself

-- comment by: Dave E - 10/04/2014

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A factory integrated brake controller will need to be adjusted for your particular trailer. There should be a section in the owner's manual on how to adjust the controller. It will need to be adjusted each time you tow a trailer of a different size or weight, unless it has programable memory settings. You may also need to adjust the brakes themselves on the trailer. Yolu want a slight, even amount of drag all the way around as you rotate the hub by hand.

-- Patrick B - 10/6/2014


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I purchased the 12" auto adjust brake set for my trailer. They arrived in a timely manner and installation was VERY easy. 5 bolts and 2 wire connections and one unit done. They worked as they should from the first use. I only took it around the block to make sure they worked as they should and they worked just fine. If you need to replace your brakes I would look at these as they make it A LOT easier than just replacing the shoes although a bit more expensive, but then again everything on the backing plate is new and won't need to be replaced for a long time down the road. 82433


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I am real happy with them! I have an older double axel 29ft toy hauler thatonly 2 of the 4 brakes were working. So after installing the new brakesneedless to say it stops like it should!Im very happy with them and glad that they worked like they were supposedto!If I need parts again I check your site to see if you have it and go fromthere.Thanks again!

Mike M - 06/27/2014

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I bought these brakes to replace the hydraulic brakes on my newly purchased (at DOD auction) M1102 trailer. The OEM eq was almost new (2010 model) but I wanted to remove the hydraulic surge brakes for electric. They are a perfect fit and easy to install. Would have been nice to have the dust covers for the back of the housing. 166193



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Quite pleased overall. Packaged well, promptly shipped and delivered. Removing the old brakes was the worst part of the job...of 16 mounting bolts fortunately only 2 broke the bond of the stud heads which required a decent effort to cut out, drill out etc. The remainder were still a bear with PB Blaster and a breaker bar. Do yourself a favor, set the trailer on stands, remove wheels and hubs and remove the old brakes in one session and install the new brakes in second session. Pulling the wheels and hubs is dirty and removing the old brakes potentially frustrating. Start fresh with the install portion of the program and work clean. Installation of new brakes quite straightforward. Be aware that during shipping and handling, the brake shoes can become dislodged fron the pivot point at the top. This causes the shoes to be out of line and results in the inability to fit drum on. Once snapped into place, no problem. i agree with one other reviewer that centering the brake mechanism by applying the brakes before snugging up the mounting bolts is key. Also plan on adjusting the brakes after installing. It's not a bad idea to look closely at the adjusting mechanism before you install so you see what that whole scene is about. 246435



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I am very happy with these replacement brake assemblies. I needed to replace the brakes on my camper and I decided to upgrade them from the manually adjusted style to these self-adjusting ones. Now I know my camper brakes will always be working at their best. Easy to install on my AL-KO 3500# axles. Be sure to order the recommended mounting nuts so you do not need to reuse them. Remember to order new adjuster plugs since they do not come with these brake assemblies. Even though the pictures make them seam like they are included. Needless to say, I had to order some after-the-fact. My old ones used one plug each and these require two each. My old ones were aged enough that I did not want to reuse them. They did not come with any electrical connectors, but that did not bother me since I used heat shrink butt connectors anyways. It is just easier to get them adjusted close when you put the hubs back on. If you have drop spindles like me, you cannot tweak them through the adjuster holes. I could not get a screw driver or brake adjuster spoon tool to work around my drop spindles, so I just popped the hub off and tweaked the one brake assembly that seemed two tight when I did a test spin with the wheel in the air. 92220



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Replaced old non-self-adjusting trailer brake assemblies with new self-adjusting ones. See photos of old & new. TIP: Temporarily tape new wires out of the way to avoid pinching them between the axle flange and backing plate when mounting the new brake assemblies (ask me how I know). 211142


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Brakes are still working great

Gene - 07/11/2016

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Still working on getting the OLD units off the trailer on one side, so install is not complete - but did get one side finished and the fit was Perfect. I am very excited to have the new Nev-R-Adjust versions on the trailer, as adjusting the breaks never seemed to make it into my maintenance schedule. Service was EXCELLENT, with the ONLY constructive suggestion being the "Packaging" of the shipment. Fortunately your double weight boxes held up, but there was No Packing placed under the parts, but loads of packing put on the top. This allowed the parts to beat around along the bottom of the box unprotected, and almost break through the cardboard along the bottom, but as mentioned, everything did arrive intact. Thank you for the Prompt Shipment, Excellent pricing, and true US Made, OEM Parts - Not Cheep Off-Shore Immitation replacas! 31715


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Got my brakes in late May 2015. Same packing methodology. And green wires were crushed in spots. I actually pack college books I sell on Amazon better than the brakes were packed. So this comment feom 2012 still holds true. The job has been easy to accomplish regarding install. No brainer, just messy.

-- comment by: Lawrence P - 05/24/2015

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Generally speaking the product seems like a good buy. I looked at the different options at Etrailer and decided on the Dexter units even though they were slightly higher - made in USA. My package of parts arrived 3 days after ordering - a good deal considering the freight cost was $0. One of the brake assemblies had the self adjuster knocked halfway of in spite of the stiff spring hold it together to the shoes. I suspect this happened during shipment and due to bulk packing the 4 assemblies in a box. I would suggest that Etrailer warn their customers to look at their parts carefully upon receipt. I also was concerned about one of the 7/16" mounting studs being knocked out. I found the stud in the carton and reset it into the backing plate and did not have any issues in the installation. All in all the process went well from ordering to installation. I appreciated all of the helpful videos on line that helped with the ordering process and gave me a heads up on making sure to order nuts, washers and plugs for the adjusting ports. I would have given the review a 5 except for the packaging which could stand a little improvement. 344669



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Generally speaking the product seems like a good buy. I looked at the different options at Etrailer and decided on the Dexter units even though they were slightly higher - made in USA. My package of parts arrived 3 days after ordering - a good deal considering the freight cost was $0. One of the brake assemblies had the self adjuster knocked halfway of in spite of the stiff spring hold it together to the shoes. I suspect this happened during shipment and due to bulk packing the 4 assemblies in a box. I would suggest that Etrailer warn their customers to look at their parts carefully upon receipt. I also was concerned about one of the 7/16" mounting studs being knocked out. I found the stud in the carton and reset it into the backing plate and did not have any issues in the installation. All in all the process went well from ordering to installation. I appreciated all of the helpful videos on line that helped with the ordering process and gave me a heads up on making sure to order nuts, washers and plugs for the adjusting ports. I would have given the review a 5 except for the packaging which could stand a little improvement. 347325



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I am very happy with these replacement brake assemblies. I needed to replace the brakes on my boat and I decided to upgrade them from surge breaks with the manually adjusted style to these self-adjusting ones. I did talk to 3 different trailer repair shops all replace surge with electric brakes and all stated the same that fresh water will not hurt or the brakes. Plus living in Colorado driving in the Mountains over heats surge brakes. Remember to order new adjuster plugs since they do not come with these brake assemblies. Even though the pictures make them seem like they are included. Needless to say, I had to order some after-the-fact as I did not notice they were not included. I could not get a screw driver or brake adjuster spoon tool to work around my drop spindles, so I just popped the hub off and tweaked the one brake assembly that seemed two tight when I did a test spin with the wheel in the air. I had the old off and the new ones on in about 90 minutes per wheel. I can tell the brakes are working well as when I manually apply them through the controller I can feel it pull on the vehicle and slow it down. 102004


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While electric brakes can work in marine applications, there are some things to be aware. Submersing the system in water exposes components to water that normally would not. This will cause electrical connections and components to corrode faster. Inspection and maintenance will need to be more frequent and some parts will have shorter service lives. Hydraulic is always our recommendation for marine applications whether paired with a surge coupler or with an electric-over-hydraulic pump. The latter would be a good solution for mountainous or hilly driving that cause brakes to overheat with surge systems.

-- Patrick B - 10/01/2013

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You know I just could not give it an excellent because of 4 little 7/16 fine thread nuts, really dexter? You can not include 4 nuts to these? Add a dollar to the price and add these please, luckily at 9pm I had just enough in the one bin to reuse the top 2 and put new ones on the lower studs that I had to plasma off due to rust. The reason I had these is probably from redoing one of the other trailers years ago. They are a quality piece besides that, just be sure to do an initial adjust, and also during install make sure the threaded adjuster bar is seated on the brake shoe properly, this order came package loose in one big box as opposed to my last set that where individually boxed and I think 2 of the adjusters got knock out of place during shipping. I am ok with how they were boxed, E Trailer did a nice job on the packaging, and actually the eco friendly voice in my head was very happy to not throw away 4 small boxes on top of the large box, but just take a minute to make sure everything is where it should be before you install it. Very happy with this over the years, except of course for the stinking nuts..... 138967



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I bought these for my 30' fifth wheel trailer. The product arrived quickly from Etrailer.com. Appears to be well made with quality components made in the USA. I have only completed one side so, I can not write about performance however, from my initial impression these will work fine. 223005


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Its been a year since the install and I am happy to say all is well. One thing to note about these brakes is you must adjust them initially!. It will take a very long time to adjust them if you dont do the initial adjustment. The paint has not chipped nor do I see any signs of rust.

Great p - 08/31/2016

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Brakes work great! I used a self tapping screw to ground the brake to the trailer. This worked really well and I didn't need to run a ground wire. The studs needed a trip to the hardware store to get some 7/16 by 40 pitch (fine thread) nylock nuts. All in all a nice brake setup. 220258


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The brakes work great! Im really happy that I took the time to install them.

Jonathan - 08/23/2016

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These are well built, easy to install brake assemblies. I had to adjust them after installation as they would not self adjust as the video states. They will be great if they do auto adjust as they wear. Price was great and they arrived in three days after my order. I will buy all my trailer parts from etrailer in the future. 111653


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Best brakes ever owned, they operate better than the orig. brakes and seem to stay adjusted very well. I never have to adjust and easy to install.

Gerald J - 01/07/2015

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These went on very easy, and worked great right out of the box. It was nice to have them all match. I spliced them in a couple days before going on a 1,000+ mile vacation to Arizona. They've worked flawlessly (I check them to make sure they aren't hung up). This was just one headache eliminated for the trip by just getting new brakes instead of messing around with junky old ones. We've had the toyhauler out on several other trips also. I will purchase again if I need any for another trailer. 340587


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The brakes have been working great. After the initial installment and adjustment, I havent had to do any additional work to any of them. They are performing great, really better than I expected. I always test them with my brake controller when I first get back on the road and they have always worked. I have recd a few of my friends to buy any parts they need from your website as it was easy and had lots of options trailer stores around here are pretty limited.

J.D. - 02/12/2018

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These went on very easy, and worked great right out of the box. It was nice to have them all match. I spliced them in a couple days before going on a 1,000+ mile vacation to Arizona. They've worked flawlessly (I check them to make sure they aren't hung up). This was just one headache eliminated for the trip by just getting new brakes instead of messing around with junky old ones. We've had the toyhauler out on several other trips also. I will purchase again if I need any for another trailer. 342784


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The brakes have been working great. After the initial installment and adjustment, I havent had to do any additional work to any of them. They are performing great, really better than I expected. I always test them with my brake controller when I first get back on the road and they have always worked. I have recd a few of my friends to buy any parts they need from your website as it was easy and had lots of options trailer stores around here are pretty limited.

J.D. - 02/12/2018

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US produced, but like any parts, watch out for slivers and sharp edges. Nice to find an assembled fresh unit for the price of the normal rebuild parts, and with the BONUS of self adjustment! Application of lubricant to adjuster threads and thrust surfaces will help insure longer reliability. Quick friendly service with excellent focus on customer satisfaction. Thank you! 175177


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Brakes self adjust well

Tom S - 02/18/2016

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The product seems to be well made with quality parts. Everything went together easily. (Note: new mounting nuts are NOT included) The price was good, shipping was fast, and communication was excellent. My only problem was in the packaging. I ordered 2 brake assemblies and 2 drums. All 4 pieces were wrapped in paper and thrown in one cardboard box with nothing to keep them from bouncing around inside. When I open the box, I found that one of the brake assemblies had been beaten about pretty good. The shoes had been dislocated from the stops and the magnet and the automatic slack adjuster was disconnected. I had to go blow the dust off my old brake drum pliers (Who knew I'd ever use those again?) and reset everything on the backing plate before I mounted them. All in all, I think etrailer has good products, good prices, and a bonehead in their packaging department. 91659



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My experience was incredible. I couldn't believe how fast the parts were delivered. 152458



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Identical to what I took off except brand new. Easy installation and worked perfectly. Made in America. 214898


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Im happy to say that 1 year on I am still very happy with the product. As it happens, a friend recently mentioned that his rv needs new brakes and I suggested that he look at your company. I explained how much easier it was to just replace the entire unit than piecemeal.

Gary M - 08/05/2016

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Exactly as stated. Everything you need already loaded onto backing plate. Undo 4 nuts, clip brake wires and old one falls off. New one fits perfectly. I bought the drum to go with it as a broken spring tore the heck out of everything in the old one. Bolt on easy ... basic mechanic skills required. Excellent quality, too. 144163


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Put over 6000 miles on my trailer - no problems!

John S - 08/03/2015

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One of the easiest brake jobs you'll have to do. Squirt a little WD40 on old nuts, or something similar, and let sit a while. Disconnect wires, undo nuts, pull assembly off. Put new assembly on, make sure they are on correct side( it matters, watch video). I ordered the nut and lock washer set, just to be sure. These came with just the nut, so you could get the washers separately. Tighten nuts to proper torque, as stated in directions, connect wires, and done. I also ordered the plug kit for adjustment window. You need two per side. These did come with them, but good for me that I ordered more, as one arrived chopped in half. Can't knock points off for that. 454270



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etrailer has proven to be a great customer friendly company to work with. The Dexter brake assemblies have given me some problems. Two of the assemblies have lost the square pivot block mounted to the Actuating Lever which of course doesn't expand the brake shoes. The first instance didn't cause any other damage and I just replaced the Actuating Lever. The second one ( different Assembly) caused damage to the magnet assembly due to the lever being loose. Damage was such that I decided to replace the whole assembly. The assembly only had about 5k highway miles and was purchased from etrailer 03/03/13. I didn't have any problems with my original Dexter equipment, but after 50k and a planned trip to Alaska, I decided to change all the Brake Assemblies and the Drums. Big mistake! Maybe I should not have opted for upgrading to "Nev-R-Adjust". 103039



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Great products, great service, easy ins tall!! 524159



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I ordered my new replacement brakes for my 2013 Aluma tadem axle trailer and did receive the order in a very timely manner. They were so easy to put on, and as of this time I am leaveing on vacation and will not have time to complete the job until I return. When I return I will finish the job and then break then in according to the instuctions. I used my old drums and so will do the brake-in at that time. The only thing I can say is I wish the 2 wires would have been about 3 inches longer, had to wait to mount the backing plate until the wires were hooked up. This could have been done by Aluma too, as they could have given the extra wire also. This is the only way to go, is affordable and it gets rid of all the rust and old parts. I would recommend this product to everyone. THANKS FOR THE GREAT SERVICE! 472375



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Perfect replacement for my 24ft Hallmark trailer. Very easy to install, just bolt on and connect the wires. With the automatic adjustment there is nothing else to do! I recommend putting some extra anti-seize to be on the safe side (I had similar brakes seize up after a big winter in the North East). Also you will need 2 plugs per assembly to cover the adjustment holes (the brakes don't come with any plug and have 2 holes!) 139198



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Perfect replacement for my 24ft Hallmark trailer. Very easy to install, just bolt on and connect the wires. With the automatic adjustment there is nothing else to do! I recommend putting some extra anti-seize to be on the safe side (I had similar brakes seize up after a big winter in the North East). Also you will need 2 plugs per assembly to cover the adjustment holes (the brakes don't come with any plug and have 2 holes!) 139197


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  • 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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  • Is the Dexter Trailer Hub 8-201-9UC3-EZ Sold Individually or as A Pair
  • The Dexter Trailer Hub part # 8-201-9UC3-EZ that you referenced is sold individually. If you needed two of these you'd need to order a quantity of two. If you wanted a pair of brake assemblies that are designed for this hub we have the part # 23-458-459.
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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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  • 1997 Apenlite Fifth Wheel Brake Brake Assembly Recommendation Dexter 8-217
  • Thanks for the picture of your hub. From looking at it I noticed 217 on the drum which means it's this hub part # 8-219-18UC3. So for brake assemblies you'd want the # 23-458-459 which is a pair of left and right assemblies that match that hub which are self adjusting.
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