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/Electric Drum Brakes
/3500 lbs Axle
/10 x 2-1/4 Inch
/13 Inch Wheel, 14 Inch Wheel, 15 Inch Wheel
Item # 23-27
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10" x 2-1/4" Passenger's-side electric trailer brake assembly fits 3,500-lb axles. Mounting flange has 4-bolt pattern.
Video of 10" Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - Right Hand - 3,500 lbs
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Today we are going to review part number 23-27. This is the Dexter ten-inch electric brake assembly for the right hand side. This electric brake assembly will measure ten inches by 2-1/4 and the way that is measured is the diameter of the shoes across. Its ten inches and the width of the shoe will be 2-1/4. This is passenger side brake assembly, which is the right hand side, and the way you can tell that is the shorter shoe will face the front of the trailer and the longer shoe will face the rear of the trailer. When this assembly is paired with a left hand side assembly, itll be rated for an axle 235 pounds.
You can use a wheel size of 13, 14 or 15 and this brake certainly does have a four bolt-mounting flange as you can see here. It does include the four studs. What you want to do is to make sure it fits your four bolt-mounting flange is if you can measure the distance between the holes. In the case they measure 2-7/8 inches. That is the distance from the center to center of the mounting flange.
This is an electric brake assembly so its not really used for marine applications. There are two wire connections to be made. One is for the brake feed, the other is for the ground and it doesnt matter which wires you use for either connection. Down here is the star wheel, which is used for adjusting the brakes and what you will, is an access hole back here that you pull the plug out. Use a brake-adjusting tool in each end and you will adjust the star wheel for the brakes to go either in or out.
And, this is an electric brake assembly and the way that would work is when power is fed to this magnet, its magnetized and will come out and sticks to the surface, inner surface of the hub and drum assembly, which will in turn pull the brake arm. This arm right here. It will attach and pull it, which will apply the brakes outward to stop the hub and drum. This part does have a limited one-year warranty and that should do it for part number 23-27.
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (180 Customer Reviews)10" x 2-1/4" Passenger's-side electric trailer brake assembly fits 3,500-lb axles. Mounting flange has 4-bolt pattern.
Used these electric brake assemblies to replace the hydraulic units which became useless due to the master cylinder in the coupler becoming rusted and frozen up. Everything about the units was top notch and they bolted directly in place of the hydraulic backing plates. Shipping was fast with detailed follow up provided by Etrailer (probably the best of any internet company I've dealt with.) Packaging was more than enough with more packing material and staples than was really required. ( 15 staples in the box ends alone where 5 would have been more than enough) Unfortunately, the assemblies were "nested" back to front into one another which caused the brake shoe of one unit to cut off the wire leads of the other. "Back to back" or "front to front" would have solved this issue which has happened to other customers. Additionally, the one plate had dust plugs for the brake adjuster provided while the other one had none. Both of these problems were minor but kept the experience from being totally outstanding. 82912
by: Don M12/24/2015
Purchase from etrailer was simple and easy. The product was shipped quickly and the package arrived in fine shape. One of the brake assemblies must have been bumped around pretty good as the adjuster and spring were laying on the packing. A couple of minutes to reassemble the parts and all was good. The product fit as advertised with no problems. Adjustment was simple (follow youtube videos if you've never done this type of work before) and I'm only waiting for a test run in daylight. As for what I liked about the product, they're made in USA and appear to be of superior quality over the OEM Chinese products they replaced. I try to purchase USA-made products when possible and etrailer made the choice simple by listing where this item was manufactured. I also like how etrailer followed up with emails offering help if needed. While I didn't need help, it was a nice touch and I will purchase from etrailer in the future. 234191
This is a Dexter OEM brake assembly, so it was manufactured per Dexter spec's and quality control. 142720
by: Larry V Bradley12/14/2012
I received the items that I ordered in a very timely manner. The items were in excellent condition when they were delivered to my back door.All of the items that I ordered were the perfect parts that I needed. The salesperson that I ordered the parts from was very helpful in getting the right parts that I needed for my lowboy.I would like to thank all of your employees that had any dealings with my order that I place with your company. I will remember your company and I will if I ever need any more parts I will be giving youall a call.I will let my friends that I have know that your company did a very fine job on my order.You have a fine company and I want to thank youall very much for the help that I received.May each and everyone of you have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Thanks Larry 61506
by: Slim R.09/23/2015
Good product, just what I expected. However, be aware that it does not include the nuts for the 4 studs that hold the backing plate to the axle. You'll have to come up with those on your own. 227131
by: Peter L.08/13/2014
All items were delivered in a couple days. Brakes went on easily and seem to be good quality.Went for a test drive and they work GREAT! Would buy again. 146577
I bought a new car trailer with brakes on only 1 axle. etrailer had the exact same brakes for me to put on the second axle. These drum brakes were really easy to install, wire and adjust / re-adjust. I'd really recommend brakes on both axles if like me you're towing close to 7000lb. I've made a couple emergency stops around town, and didn't have the feeling i was being pushed by the trailer at all. I'd also really recommend getting a high tech brake controller if you're buying one. I had a cheap one that really sucked, i had to constantly readjust brake power every time my speed varied (to stop being pushed by the trailer at speed or jerking to a stop at low speed). Annoying and dangerous IMO. 337010
by: Gary B.05/04/2015
I ordered a complete brake kit for my 6x10 wells cargo trailer (backing plates wiring, hub assemblies, junction box). The items were not packed well and the brake wire got shredded by the hub assemblies during shipping. A quick call to eTrailer and a replacement cable was sent out right away - great customer service! Installation of this kit was a breeze thanks to the instructional videos available on the eTrailer website. All the items are of excellent quality and everything fit together perfectly. One small wish would be to include the lock washers and nuts (4 per side) that are required to mount the backing plate instead of having to order it a la carte. 189624
Great deal! Only cost a few dollars more to replace the backing plate and components than to purchase new shoes. If you're debating whether to replace just the shoes, or the whole backing plate I'd recommend you replace the whole backing plate. It's far easier (4 nuts vs 3 springs and more), and ensures that everything is in good working order. One caveaut, however: it's not easy to replace backing plates when the nuts are severely rusted (in my case, it took cutting most of them off). FYI, I'm using these with drums marked "8-249-07" NOTE: You'll need (4) 7/16-20 nuts if you're not planning on using the originals. Bolts are included. 30304
by: Chris h.04/09/2015
Fast shipping great product fit prefect very happy with them thanks agian 184294
by: Scott D.06/03/2012
Product was as advertised. Form, fit and function were excellant. Assembly was a breeze, especially with the non-polarity of the wires. Just bolt them on, plug them in, adjust them, and go. Recommend buyers also purchase the 4 nuts that hold each backing plate onto the trailer's mounting flange. They do not come with the assemblies, and 7/16 x 20 (fine thread) nuts are getting difficult to come by. I went to my local Lowes to purchase 16 nuts and lock washers for the 4 assemblies I purchased.. They only had 17 nuts in the entire store. 42572
by: Eric B05/22/2012
An unbeatable value over buying any single or multiple parts of the brake system for trailers. Everything being assembled and properly lubed by the factory makes this a no-brainer for doing any brake maintenance. Without knowing any of the prior history of the new-to-me trailer, I have more confidence now knowing that I have good brakes backing me up. I would highly recommend this assembly over just getting individual parts. I was also happy to see the "Made in the USA" sticker inside each brake assembly! 41253
The product was as advertised or better and shipping was great. They showed up sooner then I expected and just ahead of a nasty storm with heavy snow and high winds which I was afraid was going to delay the shipment until the following week- Kudos to UPS! Was able to track them all the way. Didnt get any pictures but they were an easy bolt on- much better than replacing the brake shoes and magnet separately. Also you cant beat Dexter Made in the USA quality. Thanks again....Walter Hagen 77056
by: Josh Adv Auto03/05/2014
Purchased this product for one of our customers, who was looking to repair their old trailer, as our company does not carry trailer parts for larger trailers, we searched locally, and were unable to find them availible., We ordered the parts from etrailer on monday, with the help of Marcia, and they arrived on wed. Very helpful phone support, and a very helpful website, the arrived parts were packaged very well and arrived as described. 118583
by: Skip T.06/22/2011
The magnets on my horse trailer brakes were weak and worn. I found THE ENTIRE BRAKE ASSEMBLY, MAGNET INCLUDED, on etrailer dot com for less than the local RV parts desk wanted for a single magnet! No messing with clips, springs or wire routing. Just R&R four nuts holding the assembly to the spindle, a few flips of the brake adjustment spoon and DONE! Outstanding value! AND... ...the assemblies are MADE IN THE USA! Thanks, etrailer! 17704
by: Bob G.12/30/2014
Ordered the Decker brake system not knowing if it would work since It was being installed on a 1960's era Hadco axle. The Decker center hole is 3" dis. but they don't tell you that information. With a little clean up if fit my axle perfectly. So am now going to order the left side along with some other items to complete this project. It would have been nice if some wiring information was enclosed. 167325
by: Larry C.05/20/2013
I have a trailer with older Kelsey-Hayes axles, and was having trouble figuring out what brakes would be suitable replacements. Then I came across e-trailer, and found the info I was looking for. I was more than pleased to find that these Dexter brakes would fit, and the price made the deal even better! Thanks for such great information and service. I will look at e-trailer first for future needs. 81154
by: Everett w.04/08/2015
10" Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 23-27 is quick and easy to install. saves hours of frustration trying to assemble brake lining and springs. I recommend to buy the brake drum that goes with the brake assembly also. No power tools needed for this job. View the provided on line instruction and viewing the video was very helpful installing this product. Thank ETrailer 184144
by: Grovers of Rome05/16/2014
Bought several items and the SERVICE and the PRICE were far superior to other Internet sites - and even local RV Centers!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND etrailer and Renee K. She is very knowledgeable and helpful, made good recommendations. My purchases were smooth - and the products were the exact same quality and brand I could buy in Syracuse (at twice the price). 130946
by: Gary L Layton09/14/2016
I'm in the middle right now because 2 of the shoes had a fair size piece of the braking pad portion break away from the rest. They were very fast to send replacements so I have nothing but praise for that. I have done business with these people before and have had very fine experiences. I suspect this was just a fluke thing. I will order from here in the future. 295490
by: Jeff R.11/25/2012
I completely rebuilt my trailer. The brake assemblies ordered were easy to install. It was much easier than trying to rebuild my existing brakes. The instructional videos from etrailer.com made the installation of the breakaway kit a breeze. Shipping was upgraded for free and received my order very quickly. It was a pleasure doing business with etrailer.com. 59994
by: Mike B.03/12/2012
Purchased the entire brake and hub assemblies for about the same price as a brake job at the trailer shop. Shipped quickly...etrailer even upgraded my shipping at N/C. The brake assembly and hubs were simple to install. The brake controller took less than a minute to install. Good prices, great service. Would definitely do business with etrailer again. 33579
by: Chas. S.05/24/2012
Made in the USA. Easily bolted on, but there were no supplied nuts/lock washers and I wish the bolts were a tad bit longer. etrailer prices and shipping were awesome though this order of backing plates/hubs/drums were not packed as well as the others. No worries, it got here without issue and is on trailer about an hour later!. Thanks again etrailer! 41577
by: Rodney M.12/27/2016
etrailer.com is my only source for trailer parts. It will continue to be as long as customer service continues to be a priority, as it is now. The information on the website--articles and videos--is extremely helpful, as are the good people working at etrailer. Keep up the good work folks and you will continue to do well with your business. 329799
by: Darrell F.06/07/2013
Brake assembly went on fine, however I had to go to the local hardware store and buy eight 7/16-20 nuts and lock washers because the kit didn't include the needed hardware to attach them to my axels. The kits I have bought in the past from TSC have always had all the needed hardware. I was disappointed in that fact other than they work fine. 83691
by: Rick B.08/03/2012
Easy to install, came complete and shipped quickly. I couldn't believe the speed of which my order arrived. I had placed orders with other online companies and everything i tried to order was out of stock or back ordered. This is the best site to order from. NO HASSLES, NO DELAYS, SHIPPING VERY FAST AND CUSTOMER SERVICE IS ASTONISHING! 50412
by: Kevin L01/22/2015
No issues but i haven't got them installed yet. No pinched wires or grease problems as others have said. If i have problems i will let you know. They should include the nuts and washers though. 170868
by: Tracey K07/10/2015
I have a 2001 18' car hauler that came equip with ALKO axles. I was kinda worried that this might not fit being they are made by Dexter. It fit perfectly. Only took about 20 min to get the old set up off and get the new one on. The road test after installation was smooth. I would definitely purchase these for all my trailers. 210857
by: randy t. mississippi12/26/2012
I HAD VERY GOOD SERVICE, ORDER SHIPPED THE SAME DAY CAMETO THE DOOR TWO DAYS. ALICIA G. GREAT SALES PERSON, THE PARTS WERE VERY GOOD. ONE THING NEEDS SOME WORK THE STUDS THAT BOLT THE BACKING PLATE ON NEED TO BE ABOUT 1/2 INCH LONGER. BRAKES WORK GREAT PRICE IS GOOD TOO. CHEAPER THAN BUYING ONE PART AT A TIME. 61980
by: David Meeks10/14/2012
products arrived early thanks to the quick shipping offered by etrailer! easy to install,except i forgot to order the nuts and lock washers offered by etrailer.com. better do some reading before next order! overall i am very pleased with my purchase from etrailer. the videos are very helpful as well!! 57189
The brake assembly was identical replacement and was very easy to install. All that's needed is to remove 4 bolts and the 12v brake line. Much easier going this route instead of trying to individually replace the shoes and magnet. This was for my travel trailer camper which has Dexter 3500lb axles. 46791
More than I expected the only thing one might want to consider is when taking the old ones off just order 16 (tandem axle) of the 3/4X20 threaded nuts and just replace them. Will save you a lot of time if the original nuts are rusted. Easier to cut the old ones off with a torch or angle grinder. 199760
Haven't been able to try them out yet, but they installed pretty easily, even for having never dealt with trailer brakes before. The only complaints I have are that the hardware and adjuster hole plugs were not included. Seriously, can't we add a buck on the price and throw them in? 88708
by: Larry V Bradley11/28/2012
I received the order on the 27 of Nov and the product was in excellent condition. It was shipped in a timely manner.If I ever need anything for my trailer I will make sure that I order it from this business.The salesperson was very helpful in getting this order out to me . Larry 60115
by: Darren C.02/09/2015
Product was a perfect fit! It made a tough job much easier! I love that they are made in USA! Rose G. helped me with my order and she was fantastic! I have already recomended etrailer.com to several of my friends! I will check here first for all my trailer needs! Thanks! 173073
by: Rick B08/04/2012
This was the easiest brake job ever! from start to finish, from jacking up, taking off wheels and old hubs, installing backing plates, new bearings and hubs, and wiring took only 1 hour. They work perfectly! Super fast shipping and great customer service! Thank you! 50571
by: Jeff Haas04/29/2015
Good service good product. Thank You Jeff Haas Brighton Mi. 188789
by: Jeff Haas04/29/2015
Good service good product. Thank You Jeff Haas Brighton Mi. 188788
by: lee pharo04/14/2015
I didn't know I was getting the whole package.I expected the shoes and the hardware .very nice already together just have to adjust the brakes. received the item in 2 days. this trailer is a 1982 everything fit sales person Brian very nice to talk to. 5 stars 185212
by: Dan P.02/11/2017
A year ago I ordered 4 trailer brake assembly sets, brake drums and bearings. They arrived quickly and in good condition. Everything fit well and I had no problems when I towed my trailer across the country. I would definitely buy from Etrailer again. 343049
OEM Made in USA and Dexter original. Exact fit. This is the best way to service brake systems especially on tandem axle applications. Great price, great service. Best with new nuts and lock washers and new Dexter drums and did I mention made in USA. 161125
by: Denny H.08/25/2014
I haven't tried adjusting or using the brakes but they look good. The only problem I had with the installation was the 4 mounting bolts are too short. I had to drive the ones out of the old brake mount. They seated and worked fine on the new ones. 148415
by: Tom Wine10/24/2012
You can't ask for a better product that is made in the good old USA with an outstanding price. Oh don't worry about shipping, I ordered on Monday and received on Wednesday, if only you could see the smile on my face. Thanks etrailer, stay the path. 58037
This was a replacement for the original units I purchased from e-trailer after I "wasted" the original. These units fit perfectly & work well. I will continue to use this vendor for my trailer parts & supplies. PS- Customer service was excellent! 261335
by: Dale F.08/17/2011
Quickest and easiest brake job I've ever done. Did all 4 wheels in a few hours. Did not have to remember how everything goes back together, just 4 bolts to remove and reinstall, and done. Best of all, made in the USA! Keep Americans working! 22022
by: james freeman03/13/2013
This order was just like the last order. Fast, Exactly what I needed , price was good. I couldn't ask for more. It is a pleasure doing business e-trailer. You won't get rich from my business but I can tell others. THANKS JIM 70483
by: Bob S03/12/2015
OEM Dexter axle brake assemblies came in perfect condition, very well boxed. Fast delivery and great price. Torched of the old assembly bolts because of the Northeast rust, bolted up the new in minutes. Highly recommend etrailer.com. 178003
by: Austin T04/16/2014
Great price and fast delivery! A+ 125571
Good deal on brakes So easy to install; it comes all complete. I only needed the magnet but for a couple of bucks more I got the whole assembly. Only a couple of days to get it, real easy to do business. I recommend etrailer.com 5096
by: Dave G.09/27/2016
Changing these out was easier than I would have thought. Everything went together without a hitch. Pardon the pun. I am very happy with the quick shipping, ease of installation and performance of the brakes. Thank you. 300779
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