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  6. 13 Inch Wheel
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  8. 14-1/2 Inch Wheel
  9. 15 Inch Wheel
Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3,500 lbs

Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3,500 lbs

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Self-adjusting driver's-side and passenger's-side electric brakes are 10" x 2-1/4". Brake pads are made of friction material for improved braking and longevity. E-coated backing plates resist rust. Fit 13" to 15" wheels. Lowest Prices for the best trailer brakes from etrailer. Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3,500 lbs part number AKEBRK-35-SA can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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etrailer by AxleTek Trailer Brakes - AKEBRK-35-SA

  • Electric Drum Brakes
  • 3500 lbs Axle
  • 10 x 2-1/4 Inch Drum
  • 13 Inch Wheel
  • 14 Inch Wheel
  • 14-1/2 Inch Wheel
  • 15 Inch Wheel
  • etrailer
  • Self Adjust
  • Brake Set

Self-adjusting driver's-side and passenger's-side electric brakes are 10" x 2-1/4". Brake pads are made of friction material for improved braking and longevity. E-coated backing plates resist rust. Fit 13" to 15" 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
  • Automotive-grade friction material is molded to brake shoes
    • Pads are fully bonded - not riveted - to shoes for long life and more braking torque
    • Less chance of cracking and crumbling that can lead to mechanical lockup, thanks to tapered edge and circular grinding
  • Self-adjusting brakes do not require periodic manual adjustment like standard brakes
    • Fine-tooth brake adjustment gears allow for a more precise setting
  • E-coated backing plates resist wear and corrosion
  • 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, and mounting bolts included
    • Nuts and lock washers (BRKH10B) sold separately
  • QAI and CSA certified


Specs:

  • Application: most standard hub-and-drum assemblies, including Dexter, Lippert (LCI), and AL-KO
  • Dimensions: 10" diameter x 2-1/4" wide
  • Mounting flange bolt pattern: 4 bolt
  • Wheel size: 13", 14", and 15"
  • Axle rating: 3,500 lbs
  • Limited 1-year warranty


Self-Adjusting Brakes Don't Require Routine Adjustment

Standard electric brake assemblies require manual adjustment of the brake shoes over time to provide longer-lasting and more efficient braking performance. With self-adjusting brakes, the brake shoes are always properly aligned, so there's no need to manually adjust the brakes after the initial adjustment. As a result, you get optimum performance without having to take the time to continually perform this type of maintenance.


Thoroughly Tested for Safety

These brake assemblies meet the requirements for certification by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). The CSA creates standards, which when complied with ensure a safe and quality product. These brake assemblies underwent extensive testing to measure stopping distances when braking. These brakes have also been tested by QAI for braking performance in a complete automotive setup and under real-world conditions to provide the most realistic scenario for the everyday driver.


Automotive-Grade Friction Material

Each shoe on these brake assemblies is lined with automotive-grade friction material for improved stopping performance and longevity. The friction material is fully bonded onto the surface of the brake shoe. This lining is custom-molded for a perfect fit. The edges are tapered to ensure long-lasting performance. This taper, along with the circular grinding that the lining undergoes, helps to prevent cracking and crumbling. This durability helps to prevent mechanical lockup, which can occur when brake shoes are excessively worn or broken.


The friction material is also SAE-N certified, which means that it is an environmentally safe product that complies with California and Washington regulations regarding the composition of brake pads. As a result, this material not only provides high-performance braking that can endure the test of time, but it is also environmentally friendly and safe for use throughout the United States and Canada.



B10EA-21 AxleTek 10" x 2 1/4" LH Self-Adjusting Electric Brake Assembly - Drivers Side - 3.5K Axles

B10EA-22 AxleTek 10" x 2 1/4" RH Self-Adjusting Electric Brake Assembly - Passengers Side - 3.5K Axles





Video of Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3,500 lbs

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




Video Transcript for etrailer Electric Trailer Brake Kit Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the E-Trailer 10-Inch Self-Adjusting Electric Trailer Brake kit offering the left, and right hand brake assemblies designed for use on 3500 pound axles. The part number is AKEBRK-35-SA. Now, these are available in just the left or right as well. Part number for the left is AKEBRK-35L-SA, and for the right part number is AKEBRK-35R-SA. Now, the E-Trailer brake assembly is going to be the perfect solution for either added or replacing brakes on your trailer. This is an electric type assembly.

We've got a magnet here when energized it sticks to the hub. Causes this arm.To separate you can see that moves. We get a separation here, which expands our shoes onto our drone giving us this stopping force. Now, there are a couple of reasons I like the complete assembly idea rather than just buying shoes, and hardware, and stuff like that. One, changing a complete brake assembly is much quicker than trying to change the shoes, and also if you just buy a set of shoes to put on here, everything else in this system is still old.

It still has corrosion on it, it still has issues. With a complete assembly we're getting a brand new magnet that has no wear on it, our shoe keepers, our springs, our adjustment cable, the adjuster that we have down here, everything is brand new so we know it's going to work properly.Something else you'll find that's an advantage to this style of assembly with the self-adjustment in it versus the older traditional style is that these are meant to adjust themselves. As your drums wear. On our shoes here, that distance is going to get smaller, so we need these to expand out slightly to help keep good contact on that drum. Our star adjuster is going to rotate clicking into position on the tab we have here on the back allowing to again just self-adjust.

It's going to be the correct position each time. I like this type of star adjuster. It has minor increments of adjustments, so this is going to be more fine-tuned. We're not going to be stuck for an extended period of time with poor performing breaks because it can't quite get to that next adjustment point.With the finer adjustments we have here our brakes can stay more fine tuned to the size they need to. That's going to help to eliminate some of that brake fade when your shoes wear down, and you can't quite get to that next adjustment.

It's something you kind of had with the older traditional style adjusters, but now that they're making them more fine tuned we can get better performance out of the assemblies.Now, the shoes themselves are very high quality. We've got automotive grade friction material. The friction material has been bonded to the shoe itself, so we're not going to have to worry about the rivets that used to be in there. Those can kind of cause us premature life because the rivet head would be stuck up, and we'd start to get some wear. This is also going to help to reduce the risk of it cracking, or maybe crumbling, getting locked up, and causing our tire to lock, and not spin freely. Something else that I like about the assembly, all of the components are corrosion resistant, so even with the higher corrosion properties that we typically get out of friction material they're not going to have to worry about crazy amounts of rust, or anything like that forming in our assembly causing it not to work as good as it could.Now, when you get your assemblies if you do decide to get left and right, there's a pretty easy way to tell them apart. The left assembly, our magnet will be on the bottom, and our larger shoe is going to be on the back. That's our primary shoe. You see here on the front Our shoe is going to be a little bit shorter. That's our secondary shoe. That's always going to be towards the front of our trailer. These are going to be the 10-inch assembly, so we get 10 inches there, and then we've got a 2 and a quarter inch pad widths. You want to make sure that's what your trailer has for that's what's going to work with the hubs that you've purchased. If you're adding brakes, it's designed to work with your 13, 14, and 15 inch tires, and on 3500 pound axles with the 4 bolt rake flange.Now, to begin your installation we need to get our tire, and our old hub off. Now, that doesn't matter if you already have existing brakes, and you want to change those, or like use you're going to be adding new brakes to a trailer. Now, you want to use a hammer. I typically like to use a dead blow hammer. You just want to start tapping on this cap. You can see how it's going to create a little bit of a gap there. Kind of tap back towards you, and you'll be able to pop that off. Now, once that's off you want to clean your spindle here, you want to find your cotter pin. Ours has a cotter pin anyway. Yours may have a what they call more like a nut keeper, which should be something that slides over, but regardless we want to get that pulled out.Since we have our cotter pin we're just going to straighten that out. If you have your other style you'll just pop that off. I like to use side cutters because you can kind of get a hold of them, then just kind of pull it out. Now, you can try to save your cotter pin if you want, or get a replacement. You can see this is a pretty fresh cotter pin. If we straighten that out we should be able to just put it back in there. If you damage it though just get a new one to replace it.Now, we'll take our nut off. Not a lot of tension on this, you probably not going to need a wrench or anything. Just some pliers, we're going to hang on to this, and also the washer that's in behind it. The bushing that's in behind it. You can see if we wiggle this a little bit, pull that off there. A little flat side on it. That's always going to go to the flat side of your spindle. Now, we'll just gently pull outward on that, then we can take our assembly off. Now, if you have a drum assembly already, this is going to be pretty much the same process. The process on removing it. You're just going to have your brake assembly behind it. Now, if you don't have brakes, and you're going to be adding them to your trailer, you want to be sure you have your 4-bolt flange. That's going to ensure that these brakes are going to work for you.Now, we'll clean our spindle up really well. Since this did have . You can see that discoloration, that rusting in there that means moisture has been in here. We really need to check for any pinning, or any issues like that, that we might encounter on our spindle. You want it to be nice and smooth. Now, since we're going to be adding brakes to the trailer, we of course aren't going to have any assemblies to remove. But take a look here on the backside of the assembly, and it would give you an idea of what you'll need to do if you are removing brakes. You'll have four studs that stick through the backing plate. They're going to go through that mounting flange. On the back of that you should have a nut, and a lock washer. You want to remove all those, but hang on to them because you're going to reuse them.Once that's off and out of the way we can take our new assembly, slide it right into that flange, we want the magnet to be here at the bottom. Now, if you're adding new brakes if you don't already have existing brakes, we do have a brake hardware kit. The part number is BIK-00. That's going to give you your lock washer, and your nut. You're going to need one kit for each assembly, so if you're doing two like we're doing you're going to need two. If you're doing four to four, six to six. Now, we'll take that, we're going to thread it right onto those studs, we'll place your lock washer on first, and then our hex nut. You'll do that at all four locations.Now, you'll use an 11/16th socket. We need to snug down all four of our bolts, then we'll torque them. Alright. Now, let's head over to the opposite side, and we'll do the same thing there. We're ready to connect our wires. We got two green wires that are coming out of the back of the assembly. It doesn't matter which one you use for what. One needs to go to ground, and the other needs to go to the brake controller signal, which will come through your seven way. Now, since our trailer did not have a seven pull on it, it started with a four pull like a non-brake setup. We used part number ET7WK, which is going to give you a seven pull round for the front. It gives you a junction box, and the wire that you'll need to run back here, and make your connection.Once we get back here in that kit, we've got heat shrink butt connectors. You can pick these up as part number DW05745. We're just going to get those crimped on, and then with or without the brakes you'll either have your new wire that you've ran back here, or your existing brake wire that was on your trailer. Those will connect to those wires. We'll just use a heat source. It could be a heat gun, we can use a mini torch. We're using a lighter here as you can see. We're just going to apply a little bit of heat at a time to these. You'll see them start to shrink down. When it finally does shrink down fully it looks like the wire magnifies a little bit. It kind of looks like it gets a little bit bigger. You can kind of see there. Then on this far end there will be a little bit of clear gel that comes out of it.Once we have these shrunk down properly as you can see, you want to make sure there's enough slack here for movement because the suspension is going to go up and down a little bit. Then you're ready if you're just replacing an old brake assembly to get your hub back on after you repack the bearing. If you're adding brakes like what we're doing today then we'll take our new hub, and we'll put it on. Hi guys. We brought in Dave now to get kind of a second set of eyes on the assembly, and see if there's anything I missed that he might be able to pick up, and give you some more information. This is the new 10-inch, 2 and a quarter inch wide brake assembly. It looks like it's nice. Is there anything you see that kind of stands out on this that we don't see on a lot of the other type assemblies we get through here. Dave: Well, I did notice it's got the bonded pads, which will prevent rivet gouging when the pads start to get low to save your drum. Speaker 1: Mm-hmm (affirmative). Dave: I did also notice that on the adjuster here it's got this nice roller style to allow for easier free movement for better adjustment. Speaker 1: It is nice. That's something we don't often see. That just allows that a little bit freer movement so that it'll adjust more readily. There's something else that I just kind of noticed looking at that. There's a couple of plugs here on the back side. Even if you did for some reason need to manually adjust it, at least you'd be able to get to them. Some don't really offer that access point to get in there. Dave: Yeah, that's a nice feature too. Other than that it's got all the standards that you would see in a typical system. It looks like it'll hold up fine. Speaker 1: It all looks of the same quality we see on anything else. Dave: Mm-hmm (affirmative). Speaker 1: Alright. Perfect. Thanks man. Dave: Alright. No problem. Speaker 1: That's going to complete our installation of the E-Trailer Self-Adjusting 10-Inch Electric Trailer Brake Kit.


Customer Reviews

Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3,500 lbs - AKEBRK-35-SA

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (898 Customer Reviews)

Self-adjusting driver's-side and passenger's-side electric brakes are 10" x 2-1/4". Brake pads are made of friction material for improved braking and longevity. E-coated backing plates resist rust. Fit 13" to 15" wheels.

- AKEBRK-35-SA
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Called and talked with Lori B and she was very helpful on making sure I got what I needed for the correct brake package, these fit great and worked like factory. 689933



- AKEBRK-35-SA
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Great fast service and delivery. Install was a breeze with everything already installed on the back plate. The self adjusting brakes adjusted really nice. Applied brakes 8 to 10 times with the manual brake control on the controller while driving 20mph and that was it. Sorry forgot to take pictures. 691959



- AKEBRK-35-SA
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Brakes came in 2 days, everything looks good. 4 stars because I think the new nuts should be included. 7/16 ths 20 are not that easy to find and my old ones were in bad shape so I wasted an hour. 575818



- AKEBRK-35-SA
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They fit, they work, they self-adjust. I'd suggest that anyone who is going to use these buy a brake adjustment tool, as a screwdriver is a hit/miss proposition. An alternative is to manually adjust before the hub is installed. After the hub spins freely with some drag, then pack the bearings and install the wheel. Final adjustment is made with the screwdriver (difficult) or brake adjustment tool (a bit easier). 566058


Comments
We do offer a brake adjustment spoon part W80630. I have attached a link below.
-- Heather A - 09/18/2018

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- AKEBRK-35-SA
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Haven't installed yet but everything arrived well packed as ordered! They have a great selection, good prices and prompt service! 690137



- AKEBRK-35-SA
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Maybe it's my stupidity, but when I saw brake "kit" it I thought it would have been the whole assembly. However I received the brake pads assembly but not the brake drums. So I'm going to order the drums now. Maybe an either pads, drums, or both option. Still is a really good price for everything and shipping was fast. 394488



- AKEBRK-35-SA
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The etrailer brake assemblies seem to be identical to original ones from Dexter, but at a significant savings, so I'm generally satisfied. However, during shipment, they apparently banged together and I had to readjust the shoes and mechanism to get them into position. Also, one of the covers for the adjustment slots in the backing plate had been broken and fallen out. Fortunately, I had some extra covers from a previous set of brakes, so I did not have to wait to have etrailer send me a new one. Also, these brake assemblies do not come with nuts, and I don't recall seeing that in the description. This makes no sense. Naturally, the nuts from the original brakes were corroded beyond usability, so I had to run to town to buy some nuts before I could mount these. Very annoying! Please include the nuts in the package and charge an extra couple of bucks. Anyone who buys the assembly are going to need nuts to mount it. 451448



- AKEBRK-35-SA
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The brake assemblies from etrailer are great, they fit and function like the original units. Product turn around is quick. Christie is the best, there was a problem with something I had ordered, she contacted me right away and she solved the problem right on the phone. Plus my order was shipped that day. Can’t say enough about the customer service. 471557



- AKEBRK-35-SA
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I am giving this review only three stars because of how these were packaged. The price is fair for them but I think this is a case of getting what you pay for. You would expect each brake unit to come in it's own box or at least somewhat protected from the other brake unit in the box, but that was not the case. Instead they were placed in one large box with paper wadded between them along with 3 other smaller items I had purchased just thrown into the box which allowed everything in the box to basically rattle around during shipment. This careless packaging I assume is a way to cut costs and resulted in one of the brake units being what I thought at first to be very damaged from what I can assume was the from the box they were both poorly packaged into being dropped or something during the shipping process. After 10 minutes of wrestling with the screwed up brake unit I was able to get all the parts back in line like they should be. As far as the review of the actual parts themselves I can not comment as of yet as I have not installed them yet and that is partly because I am reluctant to based on the fact that I now question the integrity of the brake unit that came all bent out of shape. 543301



- AKEBRK-35-SA
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Excellent Brakes - Much easier and less than just replacing the brake pads. Make sure you order the Mounting Hardware for 10" Brake Assemblies - (Part #BRKH10B) if your brakes are very old and rusty. EZ Lube Axles are the best!! 541167



- AKEBRK-35-SA
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Ready for next year season 458788



- AKEBRK-35-SA
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I ordered the set of two brake back plate assemblies, and two sets of wheel bearings for my Casita travel trailer. Initially I intended to simply replace the brake shoes. But when I searched on line for the shoes, I found they would cost me nearly as much as the entire backing plate (shoes and all). Of course, replacing the entire plate is much easier. Removing the old ones was the only challenge. Installing the new was easy. I'll test them out tomorrow. For now, I can say that the product looks fine, and it was packaged and shipped very well. Furthermore, the instructional videos on the web site are great, and the products are organized well for finding what I want. I congratulate eTrailer for their organization, and customer contact. Thanks. 485354


Comments
We have only put about 2000 miles on the replacement brakes. Installation went well, with the help of your video, and I havent noticed any problem with the brakes. So, all is good. Thanks for asking.
Mitch - 03/18/2019

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We have only put about 2000 miles on the replacement brakes. Installation went well, with the help of your video, and I havent noticed any problem with the brakes. So, all is good. Thanks for asking.
Mitch - 03/18/2019

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- AKEBRK-35-SA
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Need to include set up instructions. On the web site it says to manually adjust the brakes you can not do this due to a bracket blocking the star wheel. The person on the phone that took my order said to do 10 to 15 stops at 20mph in a open parking lot. I found in the q and a it stated to drive and brake and they will adjust. I have gain on my truck where do I start. They do not come with mounting nuts or lock washers 7/16x20. Regards, Bob K 406700



- AKEBRK-35-SA
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Great price and great quality. Mounted up fine and work perfectly. I did have to grind the top and bottom of the mounting plate in order for them to work with my old drums, but otherwise no issue. 692691



- AKEBRK-35-SA
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Great experience. Excellent price, fast delivery and their representative, Tayler K was very knowledgeable and helpful. Because of the weight packages were beat up on delivery, but everything inside was OK. If you need brakes for your travel trailer this is the place to get them. 691746



- AKEBRK-35-SA
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I would give this product a much better review but I ordered two sets for my double axle trailer and one of the four brake assemblies were wrong. I was in a time crunch and needed the right part ASAP and customer service said I had to pay for expedited shipping even though it was their fault for the wrong item. Therefore, I had to pay a much higher price at a local dealership for the right part. After looking at other customer reviews this is not the first and only incident on receiving wrong parts. etrailer.com was willing to exchange the part for the right one but not fast enough for my needs, so they were willing to fix their mistake but not make the situation right. 413467



- AKEBRK-35-SA
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The brakes came in and looked great. It was like plug a play. I took them out of the package bolted the up to the axle put my hubs on and I was ready to go. The only poor review was that they did not come with nuts so I had to go to 2 different hard ware store to find enough 7/16 20 nuts. That is why I only gave this a 4 instead of a 5. 571129


Comments
We sell the mounting hardware, nuts and lock washers as part # BRKH10B
Mounting Hardware for 10" Brake Assemblies
$5.91
. Each kit includes enough hardware to mount two brake assemblies.
-- Mike L - 10/03/2018

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It turns out the brakes I need are a larger size- I contacted James and he arranged for return of the brakes I received and we ordered the larger brakes Great service from etrailer 692556



- AKEBRK-35-SA
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These "3500#" brake assemblies fit my "4400#" AL-KO axles. Apparently AL-KO uses the square flange on both their 3500# and 4400# axles. Ten-inch is ten-inch, I guess. These are also cheaper than the listed 4400# brake assemblies, win-win. The parts quality appears excellent, and the etrailer packaging is superb. I did need to back off three of the four adjustments to 9 15/16 inch prior to assembling the drum. Tip, its much easier to do so before you install the assembly onto the axle since you can get a tape measure across the shoes when the brake is sitting on the bench. I also test fit the drum before installing the bearings, just to assure myself it would clear the shoes. I'm anxious to get on the road with these self-adjusting electric brakes. I've never used them before. 410237



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When I called to order, the salesman was extremely helpful. I got the right parts ordered and delivered. However, one of the outer bearings was delivered bent. I called to have the bearings replaced and to ask about other aspects of the install. I was never able to connect to my original salesman (4 attempts) and my request to have their expert installers call me to answer questions was ignored. I never heard back from them. Furthermore, the replacement bearings would take 4-5 business days to deliver. So, I asked about 2nd day delivery. I was quoted $32 for second day air for the bearings! I protested and they split the cost ($16). Everyone I spoke with was extremely nice and professional. But, I suspect that communications within the company need to be improved. They ship out of the St. Louis area so consider the shipping time to your locale. Everything I ordered had a China stamp. But, everything fit without much fuss; we'll see how it goes once I start moving stock with this thing. I'll order from them again. But, I won't start a rebuild until I've closely inspected what they send me. 494258


Comments
I’ve only put about 100 miles or so on the trailer since installing the hubs/brakes. Everything has worked fine. I saw another review that mentioned short wires from the electric brakes. I absolutely agree that they should be a foot or more longer. I had to solder shrink tube extra wire to make connections.
Bryan - 04/09/2019

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- AKEBRK-35-SA
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Very easy to install with no special tools (or skills) needed. Watch the video first and you will have no problems. 691124



- AKEBRK-35-SA
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Fast delivery - Ordered on 9/29/17 - Received on 10/4/17 Nice to have a drum kit already assembled. Cost is very reasonable too. Easy to mount and install. Haven't yet been out on the road with them to see how the operational functionality is so I can't comment on that aspect. Only draw back I see is the two wires could stand to be 6"-8" longer. At the current length, you can't easily, if at all ground one wire to the frame without first extending the wire. 440378


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Fantastic! I have been out on the road many times in the last year, hauling cattle, hay, etc... WOW! WOW! what a difference trailer breaks make! Hands down, all of my trailers will have working brakes. Thank you E-Trailer!
Ron - - 10/07/2018

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I normally don't write reviews, but in this case I feel that I should. I worked with Donna who was most helpful. She was careful to ensure that I ordered the right parts. She was patient with me as I had a bunch of questions and did not order right away. I received the parts rather quickly and they were completely easy to install. SHIPPING WAS FREE FOR MY ORDER. I would most defiantly do business with etrailer again. Not to mention the prices are very reasonable. Send etrailer your business. 471921



- AKEBRK-35-SA
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Great buy... works good! Staff are a great help.. thank you! 683839



- AKEBRK-35-SA
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First time working on electric trailer brakes and this brake kit made it a breeze. Four bolt removal and install. The videos gave me the confidence to do the job. The only downside I experienced was the lack of retaining bolts for the assembly. The description clearly states that they are not provided and I could not find them to purchase on the website so a trip to the hardware store was required. The hub and drum assembly seems durable and I like that the races were already pressed in. Time will tell on the durability of the products but first impessions are great. Side note: the website offered free shipping and I received the product in two days. Can't beat that! 554139


Comments
We do indeed offer the nuts and lock washers needed to mount the brake assemblies as part # BRKH10B
Mounting Hardware for 10" Brake Assemblies
$5.91
.
-- Mike L - 08/16/2018

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Well the trailer has been from ohio to Wyoming wandering around the Sierra Madres two different times. A trip down the Natchez Trace and several little local camping adventures. The brake pads are wearing as expected and performing as required. When I need replacements etrailer has the parts for me!
Garry A - 08/16/2019

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    The reason that 10 Gauge # 10-1-1 or 12 Gauge # 12-1-1 wire is recommended for 10" brake assemblies, like part # AKEBRK-35-SA, is because they pull more power than the lights on your trailer. I believe the green wire you are referring to carries the right turn/stop lighting functions as you can see from the attached photo of a trailer side 4-Way. The 14 and 16 gauge wires are too small for the amount of power needing to get to the brake assemblies and they could potentially get too hot,...
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  • Do Self-Adjusting Trailer Brakes Adjust Going Forward or in Reverse
    Actually, it is recommended to make the very first brake adjustment manually on self-adjusting trailer brakes such as # AKEBRK-35-SA. This is so the brakes are ready to go without having to wait for them to adjust out while you drive (forward or reverse). Basically there is a device on the adjustment wheel on these brakes that prevents the shoes from adjusting back inward. You have to sort of move that out of the way to be able to turn the adjustment star wheel easier. The video I have...
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  • What Is The Difference Between Dexter And etrailer Self-Adjusting Brake Assemblies
    There are a couple of differences between the etrailer # AKEBRK-35-SA and the Dexter # 23-468-469 brake assemblies. The pad on the etrailer brake is a little thick so that means the etrailer brakes will last a bit longer. Also, the etrailer brakes are cut so the edges are a bit smoother than the Dexter brakes which are snapped off of a long strip.
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  • Comparing the eTrailer and Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kits
    I currently have three diffrent self-adjusting assemblies for your boat trailer with 10" x 2-1/4" electric drum brakes which are attached for you below. eTrailer Electric Trailer Brake Kit part # AKEBRK-35-SA (3,500 Axles) Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit part # 23-468-469 (3,500 Axles) Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit part # K23-478-479 (4,400 Axles) The eTrailer brand is going to be the economy line and the Dexter brand is going to be the premium line....
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  • Recommended Replacement Brake Assemblies For 1997 Casita 17 Foot Trailer
    The Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3,500 lbs # AKEBRK-35-SA are the correct replacements for your 1997 Casita 17 foot trailer. These assemblies need adjusting at installation only and then will self-adjust for proper braking. They are labeled so you can make sure you put the assemblies on the correct side of your trailer. If you want new mounting hardware, I recommend the Mounting Hardware for 10" Brake Assemblies # BRKH10B.
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  • Replacement Hub and Brake Assembly Recommendation for Al Ko Hub 363219
    Thanks for all the info. The hub you want is the Dexter Axle Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly - 3,500-lb Axles - 5 on 4-1/2 - E-Z Lube # 84546UC3-EZ. I've attached a review video of this product for you. For a set of electric drum brakes you can use the etrailer Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-35-SA. This kit includes both left- and right-hand brakes that use a 4-bolt mounting pattern. With these you will need matching 10 x 2-1/4-inch hub/drums to complete the set-up.
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  • Replacement for AL-KO 1530116 and 1530117 Brakes
    I do have an option for you but we don't carry any braking assemblies that are 10" diameter x 1-3/4" wide. These are an oddball size and would be best replaced with something more modern so you can access replacement parts if needed. There would also be an upgrade in regards to braking power. For this, I recommend using the Electric Trailer Brake Kit part # AKEBRK-35-SA for self-adjust or part # AKEBRK-35 for manual adjust. These will be a direct replacement, no drilling or cutting required....
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  • Changing from 10 x 1-3/4
    I do have an option for you but we no longer carry 10 x 1-3/4" brake assemblies. I recommend upgrading to 10 x 2-1/4" brakes as this is the more common size for 3,500 lb axles and will provide greater stopping power. For a set of 10 x 2-1/4" brakes, I recommend taking a look at the Electric Trailer Brake Kit part # AKEBRK-35-SA. These brakes are self-adjusting and use a 4 bolt brake mounting flange which is what should be equipped on your AL-KO axles. If you have a different brake mounting...
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  • Adding Brakes to Dexter 3,000 lb Trailer Axle
    The etrailer.com brake set part # AKEBRK-35-SA that you referenced is a fit for your Dexter 3,500 lb axle. You will need to replace your current hub with hub/drums but aside from that you'd have all the parts needed. For hub/drums you'd then need the part # 008-418-02 which will require bearings # LM67048, # L44649, and grease seal # 58846.
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  • Replacement Drum Assemblies for AL-KO 8490 Hubs
    According to my research, AL-KO 8490 references an AL-KO hub for 3,500 lb axles with a 10 x 2-1/4" drum and a 5 on 4-1/2" bolt pattern. For a drum assembly that will work with these hubs I recommend taking a look at the Electric Trailer Brake Kit part # AKEBRK-35-SA for self-adjust or part # AKEBRK-35 for manual adjust. If you would also like to replace the hub then as long as your existing AL-KO hub uses an L68149 inner bearing and an L44649 outer bearing, the Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly...
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  • What is Needed to Add Electric Brakes to Utility Trailer?
    In order to add electric brakes to your trailer you are going to need to switch to a hub and drum assembly. For 3,500 lb axles with 15 inch wheels you may be able to use # AKHD-545-35-K but you are going to need to make sure you have a brake mounting flange. I've added a link to our page with flanges so you can find the correct one. The hub and drum assembly I've mentioned uses inner bearing L68149 and outer bearing L44649 and is compatible with # 84 spindles. Your current hub will need...
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  • What is the Difference Between 3.5K and 4.4K Electric Trailer Brakes
    Most of the time brakes of the same size but with different capacities have different magnets. A larger magnet is needed for a higher capacity. If you were to go to larger capacity brakes they may seem too aggressive for the load. In that case you can reduce the power output from the brake controller. A 4,400 pound axle is not all that common so I am willing to bet that you have 3,500 pound axles. The ideal set of self-adjusting 10x2-1/4 inch brakes for you is # AKEBRK-35-SA. I have...
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  • Recommendation for Adding Electric Trailer Brakes to Trailer with 3,500 lb Axles & 5 on 5 Inch Hubs
    For your 3500 lb axles, I recommend starting with the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies # AKEBRK-35-SA. These assemblies will self-adjust to ensure you have the best braking without needing to manually adjust them every few months. Then for your 5 on 5 inch hubs, I recommend the Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly - 3,500-lb Axles - 10" Diameter - 5 on 5 # AKHD-550-35-K. If you have the spindles with the integrated grease zerk, then you will...
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  • Replacement Brakes and Bearings for 1993 Mastercraft Boat Trailer
    Before you choose brakes or bearings you should verify what's currently on your trailer. If it is a 3,500 pound axle part # AKEBRK-35-SA will likely fit if the trailer has electric drum brakes. Both sides are included and labeled. They're also self-adjusting so you only need to set the adjustment when you first install them and then leave them alone. You can measure the inner diameter of your drums to find if this fit or not. One of two bearing kits is likely what you need. You should...
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  • Brake Assembly and Hub/Drum Recommendation to Fit Dexter Axle # 7359765
    Yes, the 3,500 lb brake assemblies part # AKEBRK-35-SA that you referenced will fit the 3,500 lb Dexter axle part # 7359765 that you mentioned. They will bolt right up. If you need hub/drums too the part # 84546UC3-EZ would fit and work well.
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  • Parts Needed to Add Brakes to a Tandem 3,500 lb Axle Trailer to Tow with a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    It sounds like you currently have a wheel hub that has a 5 on 4-1/2" bolt pattern (taken from the far end of one bolt to the center of one directly across from it) and that you already have a brake mounting flange on two 3,500 lb axles. If this is the case then I recommend using the electric brake kit # AKEBRK-35-SA along with the Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # AKHD-545-35-K. Electric brakes are the easiest to install and maintain so these will work out great for you. Just make sure...
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  • Parts Needed To Replace Brakes And Hubs On 2 Axle Alcom Car Hauler
    Alcom trailers come in all kinds of sizes and configurations and so you will need to choose the correct brake and hub assemblies for your particular trailer. For example, one style of Alcom tandem axle trailers have 3,500-lb axles with 10 inch brakes. If this describes your trailer then Electric Trailer Brake Kit Item # AKEBRK-35-SA includes left and right hand assemblies and works with 3,500-lbs axles could fit your needs. Likewise, a replacement for your trailer hubs and drums common...
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  • Are Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Brakes Self Adjusting
    You actually already have self adjusting brakes on your 2018 Rockwood 2606WS. We label our self adjusting brakes Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting, like part # AKEBRK-35-SA, where Dexter labels their self adjusting brakes Nev-R-Adjust, like part # K23-478-479.
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  • Replacement Brake Kit Recommendation for 2000 Rockwood Premier 2317G Pop Up
    From my research the Rockwood likely has a 3,500 pound axle and therefore uses 10 inch brakes. The 10 inch brake assemblies I recommend for you (And almost always recommend) are # AKEBRK-35-SA. These are self-adjusting so after the original set up they won't need to be adjusted again. Both the left and right hand side are included, and labeled to make installation easier. Also the mounting bolts are included but you'll need the nuts and lock washers, part # BRKH10B. Our most popular...
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  • Replacement 3,500 10 inch Brake Assemblies for Trailer
    Only solution we'd have for that brake assembly would be to replace it since we do not have a magnet that would fit. And judging by the pictures it's probably best to just replace the assemblies all together anyway. For that the AKEBRK-35-SA would be exactly what you'd need and would work well.
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  • Torque Specs for etrailer Electric Trailer Brake Kit AKEBRK-35-SA
    The brake mounting hardware for the # AKEBRK-35-SA, which can be obtained with part # BIK-00, should be torqued between 45-70lbs during installation; if you don't have a torque wrench you'll want to tighten the bolts until the lock washer is flat against the backing plate. In order to do the initial, manual adjustment on the # AKEBRK-35-SA you will use the star style adjustment wheel at the bottom of the assembly; this process is briefly shown around the 2:00 mark in the installation...
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  • Why It Is Better to Replace Entire Trailer Brake Assembly When Pads Are Worn Out
    We don't have a way to pick out the correct brake pads for your trailer based on the model or VIN. Typically it's more cost effective though to just replace the entire assemblies.It's an easier install, the price is about the same, you don't have to be as specific when picking out the replacement parts, and you get all new braking components as well. To pick out the correct brake assemblies for your trailer you need to know a few things. You will want to measure the inner diameter...
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  • Parts Needed to Add Trailer Brakes to 1998 Coleman Pop Up Trailer
    To add electric brakes to your 1998 Coleman pop up camper you should be able to use the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting # AKEBRK-35-SA and then hub and drum assembly # AKHD-545-35-EZ-K for a 5 on 4-1/2". You just need to make sure that your current bearings are # L68149 and # L44649 plus verify that your grease seal has an inner diameter of 1.719". If you have something else please let me know and I can let you know what alternative parts you need. You also need to add a...
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  • Brake Magnet Wire Gauge on 10 Inch Electric Brake Assemblies
    The Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3,500 lbs # AKEBRK-35-SA has 18 gauge wire. We recommend using a minimum of 12 gauge wire to run to your trailer from the wiring connector because of the length of wire needed. Ideally, I recommend 10 gauge # 10-1-1 sold by the foot for best function. 18 gauge works for 5 feet length, 16 gauge for 10 feet, 12 gauge for up to 20 feet and 10 gauge after that for anything longer to allow proper amperage.
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  • Replacement Trailer Brake Assemblies with Axletek-10-GG On Assemblies
    Yes, the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting # AKEBRK-35-SA that you referenced are an exact replacement for the AxleTek assemblies you have now that have Axletek-10-GG stamped on them. If you check out the attached picture you can see the same brand and number on a sticker on the inside of the assembly. I also attached an install video for these for you to check out as well.
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  • Will etrailer Brake Assemblies AKEBRK-35-SA Fit 2006 Gulf Stream Amerilite LE 21MB
    You will need to measure the assemblies you have to know for sure. The # AKEBRK-35-SA is a 10 inch diameter kit that is 2-1/4 inches wide and is designed for 3,500 lb axles. If you are in need of 10 inch diameter brake assemblies on your trailer this is what you would need.
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