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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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

  • 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.


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
  • Adjuster plugs (included) cover access holes to keep dirt and grime out of the assemblies and off of the shoes
  • 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   (1202 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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I ordered on Sunday and received it on Wednesday, Good Job! 601473



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Better than original equipment. Easy to install. Used on super heavy duty utility dump trailer. Still working great after a year. 647798



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The whole experience of ordering my replacement brake assemblies was awesome. Teresa did a fantastic job of figuring out which parts I needed. I would not hesitate to order parts from e-trailer in the future. The quality and fit-up of the Dexter brake assemblies made repairing my rv easier than I could have imagined. I am one happy camper. Thank you for an awesome consumer experience from start to finish. 634446



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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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Excellent product. Original Dexter replacement assembly. Each brake assembly was individually sealed in plastic, packed in a thick cardboard box. My four boxed brake assemblies were then shipped in a larger single carton. Well done! The only minor criticism I can make is there was an overabundance of lubricant (grease) applied to backing plate wear surfaces. I will need to remove the excess grease during installation to avoid having the grease migrate to the brake pads during operation. 617895



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



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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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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 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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i have only used the new brakes for 1000 miles or so, but they have worked as expected. delivery was prompt. i would definitely buy from etrailer again. when installed, i was chasing a brake issue which my in the cab brake controller identified as an intermittant short circuit. i could have diagnosed the cause to a specific wheel, but decided to replace all four wheel brake assemblies since the existing units were original, about 12 yrs old, but in good condition. doing so did not fix the problem, but eliminated the brake assemblies as a possible cause. the cause of the fault was in one of the two cross axle wire cables. i replaced all of the trailer brake wiring starting ahead of the forward axle, and that solved the issue although i was not able to find the exact location of the short. while replacing the cable, i re-routed the wiring so that none went through an axle tube and the length of the cable to each wheel brake was equal to the others. keeping the runs equal in lenght insured equal power to each wheel with the hope that all four wheels would brake evenly. 601149



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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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The backing plate with self adjusting brakes work very well on my 5th wheel. Easy install (5 bolts and magnet wires). I put 6 on my 3 axle 5th wheel. Trailer stops very well after the linings seated to the drums. Would use this product again. 728694



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It took me a while to get them right, but now they're working well. You have to put the hub on and off, adjusting the shoes, until the shoes are out as far as possible, centering the shoes, by operating the brakes between trys. After that they will adjust themselves, but if they are not adjusted close, they won't. The installation and wiring is child's play, just make sure the shoes barely scrape the drums. After that they've stayed adjusted up well. I took a 3000mi. trip and they performed well. 727995



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One year later: replacement brakes were an exact fit and have performed flawlessly on the trips which took us from SC to Florida Keys, then to western NY and back to SC. Thanks etrailer.com. 727954



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Great price, fast shipping. Always use etrailer for all my trailer needs 726926



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The brake replacements fit perfect and built much better than OEM assemblies. Price was right and packaging was excellent! 722754



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Thank You etrailer and in particular Adam E. I realized that the brakes on my 2005 Airstream Safari were not going to adjust enough to provide safe braking for our planned trip from Indianapolis, IN to Santa Fe, NM, Cortez, CO, and Moab, UT I called etrailer on Thursday Sept 26 and spoke with Adam E. I explained my trailer setup - 12 x 2" brakes on a 4400# Henschin double axel The brakes I was looking at were listed for Dexter and Lippert axels - there was no mention of the Henschin axels I was working with. I asked Adam E. if he had the bolt spacing for the 5 bold mounting flanges - he researched a diagram in etrailer archives which showed the bolt pattern and spacing - I matched the pattern and ordered for overnight shipment - Adam E. made shure my order was shipped - they arrived as requested on Sept. 27 I installed the Dexter brakes successfully on Sept. 28 and we left Sept. 29 on a wonderful 4100 mile trip through the great SouthWest with comfort and confidence knowing we had plenty of stopping power for any terrain we might find. Thank You Adam E. and etrailer Great People / Great Service / Great Products / Great Prices 719336



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Good quality product,after installing and test driving per instructions I should have manually pre adjusted first. After the first manual adjustment the brakes have worked great. 718934



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I have numerous trailers and this is the only way to do the brakes. Good product and easy to install. fast shipping!!! 718503



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Excellent product! Super easy to change old ones out and put new ones on! 714662



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Thanks Etrailer for the brake assemblies for my Rv, they where delivered extremely fast! Thanks Phyllis for your help you were very helpful in getting my products! 705039



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All good,everything was shipped in good condition. Ashley was a big help with placing the order. Thank you 697327



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Product is great,shipping and the packaging of the parts was excellent. parts came very quickly. Ashley was very helpful with information and tracking information and help wiith a copy of an invoice. Thank you . 694417



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Put them on my 5th wheel and had to manually adjust the first time. Ever since had great taking with out ever touching them or worrying about not being able to stop. Work great!! 683935



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Great product, worked as they should, easy to install, have ordered and installed 2 more sets for a friend, and am ordering 2 for my trailer, as economical as rebuilding the original, plus quicker and easier, EVERYTHING IS NEW 673980



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Great customer service first of ,followed by great product. The brake kits were complete with easy to follow instructions. 673020



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Fits like a glove. Although I'm parked for a few months I won't get a chance to activate the self adjusting feature. Will update the review then. 669116



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Quality product. Easy and straight forward installation process. Many helpful instructional videos online. 668195



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The quality is excellent. Installation was simple and straightforward. The instructions should include something on the initial and proper settings of the star adjuster, to include whether the brakes pads are pushed out during forward or reverse braking. There is only information on how to seat the brakes to the drums. Nothing for the novice on star adjustment. 658697


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Its recommended that the adjuster be tightened enough that the wheel cannot be turned by hand, then backed off by 10 clicks, until theres just a slight bit of drag. If you click the video link I provided, and fast forward to the 4:25 mark, you can see how to do the initial adjustment.

-- Mike L - 06/17/2019

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Brakes performed perfectly on our trip to Alaska. They were exact same brakes that came on our fifth wheel RV and a great price. 643377



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They fit well and the shipping was fast 642488



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Brakes were of very good quality, had no issues putting them on. Only two things I could see to change is 1. If your going to send nuts mise well send new bolts. 2. One of my brake adjusters had fallen off in shopping so had to assemble before putting on. Again no biggie might have been a shipping problem. Al in all would buy again 638836



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Best brakes I've ever bought stops perfect ever time and never need to adjust , never buy regular brakes again. 638056



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Brakes were packaged good and came in good condition. Can’t wait to have time to install to take camper out for the season. Hoping the install is going to go easy and fast being I got the complete brake package and new hub drum assemblies from Etrailer because of their prices, the availability of products and OE replacement parts they offer. 634829



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Very easy to put on and a perfect fit. Awesome shipping. Natalie was awesome at getting all the correct information and the right product. 628891



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great product. great service. would use them again 614876



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Brake assemblies arrived today ( very fast for free shipping ) installed them this evening fit & work same as new!! 614610



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I am very happy with the ease of use of your website. Everything in the ordering process was smooth and seamless. The product came in quickly, well packaged, and when it was opened and received, the product was just as depicted in the photos and descriptions on the web site. I will definitely use etrailer again when in need of parts. I'll recommend you to my business partners and friends! Thank you for the great service! 610771



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Have not yet installed the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Trailer brakes yet. Spoke to the sales department prior to ordering and they steered me in the right direction. Amazed at how quick the order came with free shipping. Great customer service. Look forward to ordering from etrailer again in the future. 609661



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Great folks, easy to navigate site, short delivery time, parts as expected. 606459



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Dear Tori we installed 2 sets on 2 Airstreams followed by a 6000 mi travel. after servicing the trailers we had no findings. The wire bundel ( 2 wires ) had to be rerouted and better protected for wear. 606380



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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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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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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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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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Perfect service all the way around peri od. 574676



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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Which Electric Drum Brakes for Dexter Nev-R-Lube Axle 410980-02 Hub 8-388
  • I sent this to Dexter and this is what they sent back: I checked the number and it not a good hub number, and wheel tried pulls up 3,500 sprung axle from 2006 that doesn’t use a Nev-R-Lube hub. I would ask for confirmation on the number or some pictures of the product to confirm replacement parts that will work. If you can get me the info on your hub I can go from there. Look for a number on the outside of the drum.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Axle Upgrade from Dexter 4,400 lb to 5,200 lb Capacity on Forest River XLR Hyper Lite TT
  • For your 2014 Forest River XLR Hyper Lite TT Toy Hauler, they used Dexter axles with spring center measurement of 68.5 inches and hub face to hub face measurement of 83.5 inches according to my contact at Forest River. When you upgrade the axle capacity, those numbers change too much, so I have another alternative to get you the capacity you are seeking. My recommendation is to use the Timbren Axle-Less Suspension - Spindle Only - Regular Tires - 5200 lbs # ASR5200S01 which will replace...
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  • Replacement Axle and 5 Spoke Utility Hubs for Older Triple Axle Trailer
  • The Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly - 6,000-lb and 7,000-lb Axles - 12" - 5 Spoke Utility # 8-174-5UC3 are the only hubs we have with that bolt pattern to fit your wheels. Based on the measurements you gave, you will then use the Dexter Trailer Axle Beam with E-Z Lube Spindles - 89" Long - 6,000 lbs # 8327830. From the sound of where you measured to the center of your tire, any offset if you have one won't be much and will work with this combination. Then if you have electric...
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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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  • Replacement 12" Dexter Electric Brakes for 5,200 Pound Trailer Axle
  • For your 5,200 pound axle I recommend the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Brake Kit # 23-458-459, which includes both the Left Hand and Right Hand Assemblies. These 12" x 2" Nev-R-Adjust assemblies will eliminate the need for any manual adjustments down the line and they're made right here in the USA. I just recommend making sure your existing assemblies feature the same 5 bolt mounting flange pattern that you see on these. I have included a couple short video demonstrations that you can...
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  • Mobile Home Trailer Axle Replacement Parts
  • With that bearing and hub information provided, we can narrow down the axle size to either 5,200 or 6,000lbs. From here if you measure the inner diameter of the grease seal, you may be able to narrow it down more. If you get 2.125 inches you likely have 5,200lb axles but if you measure 2.25 inches, then they're probably 6,000lb axles. We don't carry hubs that match those bearings with a 5 on 5-1/2 bolt pattern so these measurements may not add up. This happens often with mobile home...
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  • US Replacements for Dexter k23-466-00 and k23-467-00 Brake Assemblies
  • We have the correct fit for your Dexter electric brake assemblies k23-466-00 and K23-467-00 (Canadian) replacements meeting US standards. You will use the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 6K # 23-458-459 to buy a set or you can purchase them individually using # 23-458 for the left and # 23-459 for the right side.
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  • Using Dexter 7K Electric Brake Assemblies on 6K Trailer Axle
  • The 7K Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brakes, which comes in a set with both the Left Hand and Right Hand assemblies included as part # 23-464-465, can certainly be installed on your 6K axle assuming its 5 bolt pattern matches your existing flanges. In terms of size and bolt pattern these are indeed interchangeable with the Dexter 6K # 23-458-459. You are correct that the difference between the two sets just comes in their braking strength since they are meant to stop different...
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  • How to Initially Adjust Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brakes
  • You can initially adjust your Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brakes # 23-458-459 but the adjustment tool you are using might just be too thick to get to the adjustment wheel. You should use something that allows you to more easily access that wheel (as shown in picture) such as a flathead screwdriver. If you go to the linked video and forward to about the 14:15 mark you can see a flathead screwdriver being used to make an initial adjustment.
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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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  • Is Lippert and Dexter 5-Bolt Trailer Brake Assembly Bolt Pattern Same
  • Yes, the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit # 23-464-465 that you referenced fits the same 5 bolt mounting flange found on Lippert and Dexter 6k trailer axles. This kit is for 7k axles though so you'd want the 6k kit part # 23-458-459 which also fits and is same dimensions. The difference between these two kit is the magnet sensitivity. While it might seem tempting to install brakes with a higher weight capacity it actually will make setting the brake controller up more...
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  • Are Initial Adjustments Necessary for Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Trailer Brake Assemblies
  • Technically speaking, it's not really necessary to pre-adjust Nev-R-Adjust brakes. You'd find a big empty parking lot, set your brake controller gain to 50 percent or so and speed up to 25. Then hit the manual brake switch on your brake controller without using the tow vehicle brakes. These should be hard stops. Once you do this a few time, you'll feel the brakes becoming more and more effective. Once you've done this 6 or 8 times and the braking intensity doesn't seem to change, then you...
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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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  • 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 Brake Shoes for Dexter Nev-R-Adjust 12 x 2 Electric Drum Brakes 23-458-459
  • To service your Dexter electric trailer brakes # 23-458-459 you can use Nev-R-Adjust 12 x 2 brake shoe/lining kit # K71-676 (right hand) and # K71-675 (left hand). I confirmed their fit with the tech team at Dexter. You will probably find that the brakes need some initial adjustment after the new shoes are installed. Once you set the initial tension manually accelerate to 20 mph and press the manual override on your brake controller. You will need to do this a few times. After this step...
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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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  • 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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