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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 14" 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
  • 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 14" 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: 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






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   (1029 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 14" to 15" wheels.

- AKEBRK-35-SA
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Awesome service fit was perfect, sorry about this but I wish they came with new mounting hardware because of odd size of nuts 7/16 fine thread. 690233


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awesome
Leon G - 08/17/2020

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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


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Brakes are working as advertised. Have only taken a few short trips and no problems. Highly satisfied with the product and service. Will reorder from them when necessary.
Lon M - 08/22/2020

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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



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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



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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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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



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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



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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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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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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



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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



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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



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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


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



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Ready for next year season 458788



- 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



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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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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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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



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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
$8.26
. Each kit includes enough hardware to mount two brake assemblies.
-- Mike L - 10/03/2018

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Easy install(after I worked two days getting the old ones off!) These look like the same breaks the dealers are selling for $64.00 each. I had to replace the four on my 16 year old horse trailer, took it for a drive and keep applying the breaks till they adjusted there self. Very happy with the product and the price and I had free 2 day shipping! 444676



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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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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
$8.26
.
-- Mike L - 08/16/2018

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Comments
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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I’ve been well pleased with the trailer hubs , drums, and electric break assembly and the price was very satisfactory. Made a noticeable difference in in the tow ability of my camper. I’ve recommended this product and etrailer to a number of friends. Will definitely be shopping with you when I need parts. 692443


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    The brakes need to fit the axle. Or more specifically the hubs and the brake mounting flanges on the axle. One thing that may be confusing you is that brake assemblies for 4,400 pound axles and those for 3,500 pound axles are both 10 x 2-1/4 inches. The difference will be the brake mounting flange bolt hole pattern. If your axle is a indeed a 3,500 pound axle # AKEBRK-35-SA will work for you. The mounting bolts are included but you need part # BRKH10B for the nuts and lock washers. If...
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    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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  • Troubleshooting Electric Trailer Brakes that Are Not Functioning Correctly
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