Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3,000 lbs

Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3,000 lbs

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  • Electric Drum Brakes
  • 3000 lbs Axle
  • 10 x 1-1/2 Inch Drum
  • 13 Inch Wheel
  • 14 Inch Wheel
  • 14-1/2 Inch Wheel
  • 15 Inch Wheel
  • Dexter Axle
  • Manual Adjust
  • Brake Set
10" x 1-1/2" Driver's-side and passenger's-side electric trailer brake assemblies fit 3,000-lb axles. Mounting flanges have a 4-bolt pattern. Fit 13" to 15" wheels. Lowest Prices for the best trailer brakes from Dexter Axle. Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3,000 lbs part number K23-472-473-00 can be ordered online at or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.

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Dexter Axle Trailer Brakes - K23-472-473-00

10" x 1-1/2" Driver's-side and passenger's-side electric trailer brake assemblies fit 3,000-lb axles. Mounting flanges have a 4-bolt pattern. Fit 13" to 15" wheels.


  • 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
  • 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, right-hand (passenger's-side) brake assembly, mounting bolts, and nuts included
  • Made in the USA


  • Dimensions: 10" diameter x 1-1/2" wide
  • Mounting flange bolt pattern: 4 bolt
  • Wheel size: 13", 14", 14-1/2", and 15"
  • Axle rating: 3,000 lbs

K23-472-00 Dexter Axle Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 10" - Left Hand - 3,000 lbs

K23-473-00 Dexter Axle Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 10" - Right Hand - 3,000 lbs

Video of Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3,000 lbs

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

Video Transcript for Review of Dexter Axle Trailer Brakes - Electric Drum Brakes - K23-472-473-00

Today we're gonna take a look at the Dexter electric trailer brake kit. Now this is going to be two assemblies. One for the left hand side, and right hand side. Or the driver and passenger side on your trailer.These are going to be a lot easier to use than your typical hydraulic brakes. You're gonna have a lot more user control. The only requirement to utilize these is going to be an electric brake controller.

If you don't already have one, you can find one here at We've got a lot of options. Those are sold separately.There's no actuator to worry about with these electric brakes, no hydraulic lines to run. It's just gonna be pretty much an electrical connection that we need to make at the back once we have our brakes mounted. We'll have two wires to connect.

One goes to power, one goes to ground. It doesn't really matter which wire goes to what function. They're pretty much interchangeable.The nice thing about having a kit with both brakes and everything all at once, is that it's all gonna wear at the same rate. You don't have to worry about changing out our brake pads, or changing out any of the springs or other mechanisms inside the brakes. It's all gonna wear together and last the same amount of time.

Just put it on there and you're good to go.On the back we'll have two plugs where we can make our adjustments on the brakes. These are a manual adjust so they will take adjustment periodically. To do that you'll just put through a flop head screw driver, or maybe brake spoon to adjust that pressure.It's going to move that cylinder so that our brake pads expand or contract as we need them to. Again you can pick up a brake spoon here at Or again you can use just a flat blade screwdriver.The bolt pattern on the back is going to be a four volt design.

This is going to have a 10 inch diameter. And that refers to the diameter going to the outside edge of each brake shoe to the other. You can see there, 10 inch diameter.The brake pad is also going to have a 1 1/2" width. So that's what those measurements refer to there. 10 inch diameter, 1 1/2" width. This will work for wheel sizes 13 inches, 14 inches, 14 1/2 inches, and 15 inches. And this is designed to work with axles that are rated at 3000 pounds.This product is made in the USA. It comes with the mounting hardware, and two plugs for our brake adjustments to make sure that it keeps out any dirt and grime. So our brakes are gonna last that much longer. And this will work with most hub assemblies.That's gonna do it for our look at the Dexter electric trailer brake kit.

Customer Reviews

Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3,000 lbs - K23-472-473-00

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (5 Customer Reviews)

10" x 1-1/2" Driver's-side and passenger's-side electric trailer brake assemblies fit 3,000-lb axles. Mounting flanges have a 4-bolt pattern. Fit 13" to 15" wheels.

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All I can say at this time is how impressed I am with how easy it was to get a good product the Dexter Electric trailer brake kit from and how fast they where in getting my purchase to my house. They informed of when they shipped my product, and how to follow my purchase on line. I have yet to have pictures of my all new brake kits installed but I can say I am looking forward to getting my trailer back on the road. 549051

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The process for ordering was made very easy with the help of Bryan ( I believe) was his name. I was told the items would arrive today and like clock work they arrived. I was free to start the replacement and with in 2 hours both brake assemblies were on the travel trailer. Because I have endless tools, I had everything including heat shrink to install over sliced wire to break magnets. I only needed to look up the process for re-adjusting the new drakes. The whole process from calling etrailer to receiving and installing the brakes was so great. 644174

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The right thing, and the fastest delivery I’ve ever been a party to. 607726

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Arrived within 2 days. Well packaged. Great service. Could not find these parts anywhere else. 606795

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I couldn't find a local source for this item. Etrailer had it and got it to me as soon as possible via UPS Next Day. I wish they offered FedEx Next Day that delivers earlier in the day in my area. 560058


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  • Replacement Brakes for Unknown Dexter Axle on 1987 Fleetwood 5th Wheel Trailer
  • For your braking assembly you will simply need to measure your hub diameter or the backing plate on your brake assembly and the thickness of your hubs. You will either need the Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3,000 lbs # K23-472-473-00 that are 10 x 1-1/2 inches or the wider brake shoe assemblies # 23-468-469 that are 10 x 2-1/4 inches. If you have 7 inch assemblies, you will want # K23-103-104-00. If you have hydraulic brakes, you will either...
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  • Bearings and Seal Recommendation for Dexter 3,000 lb Axle
  • Thanks for the picture of the tag on your Dexter trailer axle. From that I can tell you have a 3,000 lb Dexter axle. There isn't a kit available, but I was able to find each of the components you need, which are available individually. You will need bearing # LM67048 and matching race # LM67010, along with bearing # L44649 and matching race # L44610. For a grease seal you need # 58846, along with grease cap # 21-41-1 and cotter pin # 165649. For replacement brake assemblies you'd...
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  • Correct Replacement for 10 Inch x 1-3/4 Inch Braking Assemblies
  • The 10" x 1-1/2" braking assemblies part # K23-472-473-00 will use the same four bolt brake mounting flange as the 10" x 1-3/4" braking assemblies you have but the hub/drum that goes with these, part # 008-418-02 uses a LM67048 inner bearing and L44649 outer bearing which I don't believe is correct for your trailer. The most common replacement for the 10" x 1-3/4" braking assemblies you have are going to be the 10" x 2-1/4" braking assemblies, part # 23-26-27. The correct hub/drum for...
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  • Replacement Brake Assembly Parts for 2800 lbs Philips/Dexter Axle with 1-1/4 Inch Deep Hubs
  • You will want the Replacement Brake Spring Set for Dexter 10" x 1-1/2" Electric Trailer Brake Assembly # K71-362-00. Then you will want the Replacement Trailer Brake Magnet Kit for 7" Brake Assemblies # BP01-068 due to the thinner hubs instead of the traditional 10 x 2-1/4 inch hubs. That guide for the anchor post is not available as a replacement part from any of our manufacturers. Your only other option is to replace the assemblies with the Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 10"...
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  • What Size Braking Assembly Does a 3,000 Lb Trailer Axle Use
  • The overall width of the drum would be around a 1/2" wider than the shoes on the backing plate but this will not be relevant when selecting replacements as the parts will be based on the dimensions of the backing plate which in your case is 10" x 1-1/2". Most 3,000 lb trailer axles use a 10" x 1-1/2" braking assembly with a 4 bolt brake mounting flange like part # K23-472-473-00. In order to confirm this for you I would need you to provide me with the part number off of your trailer...
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  • Replacement Parts for Dexter Brakes 10 Inch by 1-1/2 Inch
  • For your Dexter axle, you will want the Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3,000 lbs # K23-472-473-00. These assemblies are 10" diameter x 1-1/2" wide. If you just want the individual components: # BP04-065 for brake shoes # K71-362-00 for brake spring set # BP01-110 for brake magnet
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  • Replacements for Hubs 008-418-02 That Use 10 x 1-1/2 Brake Assemblies
  • The Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit # K23-472-473-00 are 10 x 1-1/2 brake assemblies that fit your 008-418-02 hubs, but those particular hubs are not available as replacements. If you sent me both the inner and outer bearing numbers from your current hubs as well as your bolt pattern, I may be able to find you a hub and drum along with a brake assembly that will work. I've added a link to a help article on how to measure the bolt pattern of your wheel as well as a pair of help articles...
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  • Recommended Replacement Axles to Replace Odd Sized 3,500 lb AL-KO Axles
  • The Brake and Hub Assemblies will be relative to the spindles on your axles. It is likely that you will need to upgrade your axles to get the brakes and hubs you desire. AL-KO was bought by Dexter years ago and they let go of many of the AL-KO sizes. We have 10x1.5 inches for a Dexter brake assembly # K23-472-473-00 but not the 1.75 you mentioned. That assembly won't work for your measurements and is only for 3,000 lb axles anyway. My recommendation for you is the Dexter Trailer...
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  • Ways to Determine Trailer Axle Capacity
  • If your trailer is rated at 5,200 lbs most likely you have axles that are rated less than that individually. Typically on the VIN plate of the trailer the axle capacities will be listed. Common axle capacities are 5,200 lb, 3,500 lb, and 2,200 lb so most likely you probably have 3,500. But you can also measure the diameter of them too to determine this. - 1,000-lb - 2,000-lb Axles: 1-1/2 inch - 1-3/4 inch diameter - 3,500-lb Axles: 2-3/8 inch diameter - 5,200-lb - 7,200-lb Axles:...
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  • Converting Boat Trailer from Hydraulic Surge Brakes to Electric Drum Brakes
  • Boat trailers more and more are being supplied with electric drum brakes as standard OEM equipment since they cost less and are much easier to install than hydraulics. The electric drum brake conversion is popular enough that we created an article that recaps all the items needed and the things to consider. I linked that article for you. It includes a table that lists the required items. You can either replace your surge coupler with a standard fixed one or simply drill a hole through...
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  • Can Trailer Brakes be Used if they are Rated Higher than the Axle
  • Assuming the brakes used will fit the trailer the only issue you might run into when using brakes rated higher than the axle capacity is they may be too aggressive. However this can be overcome by adjusting the brakes themselves and/or turning down the power output on a brake controller (for electric brakes).
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  • Parts Needed To Replace Hydraulic Braking System On Boat Trailer
  • Hydraulic systems are preferred on boat trailers because water and electricity do not mix well. The hydraulic surge brake system is self contained on the trailer and the only connection to the vehicle is the reverse lockout switch that is powered through the trailer connector. This switch keeps the surge coupler from locking the brakes on the trailer when you are backing up. I know that you told me that your boat weighs 6k, however I need your help to identify the axle so we can select...
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  • Replacement Brake Shoe Kit for 10 x 1-1/2 Dexter Electric Drum Brakes K23-472-473-00
  • The Dexter Brake Shoe Kit # BP04-065 you referenced fits their own 10 x 1-1/2 electric brake assemblies that are usually found on 2800-lb-rated axles. None of the electric trailer brakes we offer are the size 9-1/2 x 1-1/2. The nearest size is 10 x 1-1/2 like left/right brake kit # K23-472-473-00. This is the only brake kit we have in this specific size and the shoe kit # BP04-065 is the only replacement in this size. You can confirm your drum and brake size by measuring as shown in...
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  • Replacement Left and Right Brake Assemblies for 1998 Fleetwood Mallard 24J 10 inch by 1.5 inch
  • For a set of brake assemblies that match the dimensions you listed you'd want the Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit # K23-472-473-00 as this is a 10 inch by 1-1/2 inch wide brake assembly set that fits 3,000 lbs axles like what you have.
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  • Solution for Needing Replacement Brake Shoes for 10 inch by 1-1/2 inch Diameter
  • Instead of just doing brake shoes I would recommend replacing the entire assemblies. Typically brake shoes cost close enough to new assemblies it's better to replace them as a whole. Often times if the shoes are worn the assemblies are most likely not in the best shape either so it's better to get all new parts, plus it's a much easier install and for picking out the suitable replacement. We have one set of trailer brake assemblies that are for a 10 inch by 1-1/2 inch application like...
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