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  • 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. 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

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 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   (595 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.

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Situation: This was an upgrade to my 2015 Suretrac 5x8 square tube single axle utility trailer. The trailer was not equipped with them when I purchased it. I quickly realized after two trips with a full load that they would easily improve safety. My tow vehicle came equipped with an integrated brake controller as well as a 7 way rv plug. I performed this installation with the trailer raised up an only a inch or two, resting on safety stands. !! Of course, a lift would make this operation go much easier. !! Installation: THE etrailer parts were easy to assemble. All fit perfectly together. Obviously I did have to adjust the brakes a small amount to get them within the activation reach. Consideration: 1) To insure correct wiring it required extra patience and planning. I found the information regarding what wire activated what to be a bit confusing online. Using an inexpensive test light proved extremely helpful. For me it helped to determine from the start each connection point and color code that were meant for each other (in my situation changes in coding took place). To make it go smoothly I drew our a schematic before getting settled underneath. Note: that I have included images of the old flat plug wiring along with the coding. 2) If I were to do this again, I WOULD HAVE spliced the wiring to both L & R brakes before hand. Lying flat on my stomach underneath the trailer and trying to both properly strip and crimp the short pieces of wire from each brake to the 12 gauge lengths of wire was a little tedious. *Parts list from etrailer: (QTY) (1) ET7WK Trailer Wiring 7-Way Upgrade Kit (2) AKHD-545-35-K Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly - 3,500-lb Axles - 10" Diameter - 5 on 4-1/2 (1) AKEBRK-35-SA Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3,500 lbs (1) BRKH10B Mounting Hardware for 10" Brake Assemblies *Additional wiring (below), ties, a few screws, electrical tape, extra crimps and stud crimps, etc. were locally sourced for connecting from the box upgrade kit to both L&R brakes. (1) 12ft section of white 12 gauge (1) 12ft section of black 12 gauge *Additional grease, both tube and tub type were purchased along with large rubber gloves for greasing and hub installation. NOTE: at this date I have NOT yet driven the trailer with the brakes. I had only tested them by hand spinning each wheel while having someone actuate the [trailer brakes only] from the vehicle. 483647



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My trailer brakes were weak, so I checked them out... 3 of the 4 sets had linings that had come of the shoes. I started checking prices on replacement parts, but found the price of an entire assembly cheaper than a few parts. Called etrailer and spoke with Ashley to confirm part numbers and availability. Ordered a set of 4 complete brake assemblies for my trailer. The parts arrived within a few days. I replaced all 4 sets in about an hour and 15 minutes! Completely straight forward process! An impact wrench will help remove the 4 nuts from old assembly. My trailer now has brakes again!! Thanks to Ashley and etrailer for good prices, good information, quick shipping, and great replacement parts! Pictures show a lining off my original brakes; one new assembly; one new assembly installed; and finally both assemblies installed on one side of my trailer. 431265



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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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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



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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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They were easy to order. With standard shipping they arrived very quickly. I had watched the review videos and so I knew to order the mounting hardware kit. I had to call for torque specs for mounting studs and lug nuts. Easy. Very happy and will definately order from them again. 511221



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The parts were shipped very fast with a great tracking system. The brake were easy to install with the great u-tube tutorial. I had to adjust one side just a little to get the drum on. The tutorial showed the correct initial adjustment to be a fair amount of drag. I think that is too tight and adjusted until I could hear just a little rubbing. The brakes work great. I have attached a before and after picture. 469004



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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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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. 485244



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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



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Fast shipping - had an issue at check out with pay pal - not sure they resolved it yet - but I used a CC instead - Items came as advertised - whats in their photos is what you get. Great email communication - always knew where my shipment was at and when to expect it....... so for now - I give etrailer.com a Thumbs up . Haven't installed the items purchased yet but they a appear to be well made (although there made in china - not the US unfortunately - so we'll see - there are video's out there will walk you thru it if need be for installation - but.....it's pretty straight forward I think - and getting both sides in a kit is a good way to sell these - as your sure to get what you need the first time - takes the guessing outta things! 353135


Comments

Been a year - still working as expected. Id buy them again and from etrailer!

Don B - 03/15/2018

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Ordered replacement self adjusting brake assemblies for a customer's 5th wheel camper. Parts ID was simple thanks to pictures and descriptions, ordering was easy, parts arrived on time, and were installed with no issues. Also repacked the wheel bearings with parts ordered from here. I have attached a couple pictures. 490353



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Customer Service was Excellent. Received shipment in 2 days, just in time for getting the job done over the weekend. One minor problem with product. One of the Brake assemblies had minor damage. The hold down pin and spring were missing from assembly. Found the Pin and Spring in the box, but the pin was bent. Simple solution, I used a pin off the old brake assembly. May want to do a closer inspection on packaging. One issue with UPS. Delivery person set the package on step in front of my 90 year old mothers storm door. She couldn't get the door open and had to call for assistance for someone to move the package. Doesn't really surprise me from UPS. But again thanks for the GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE. 374626



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Ordered both the self adjusting brake kit and new drums for both axles on my Jayco fifth wheel trailer to replace some seriously overheated brakes from the previous owner. I ordered them on Monday and they very quickly arrived on the following Thursday. Not bad considering they were shipped all the way from MO to CA in 4 days instead of the 6-8 I expected. The brakes and backing plates were well packaged and appear to be good quality for a reasonable price. I installed all 4 in less than 4 hours and everything went according to plan. Adam at Etrailer sales helped me verify the correct product as well as being very courteous and knowledgeable. I will definitely recommend and use Etrailer again. 478745



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These brakes work awesome. I converted my surge brakes over on my 25 ft checkmate boat trailer. It stops like a dream. I put brakes on both axles and made sure all my connections are water proof. I also unhook them each time i dunk it. Not sure if it helps. Hauled my boat all the state of michigan last summer with no problems. When I was running surge brakes I was constantly working on them. I would change the complete backer each time and with the 2 year mark something would go wrong. These so far so good. The self adjusting feature works well too. I did the initial adjustment as required and they just keep getting better the more I haul it. 496620



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The trailer brakes arrived within two days of ordering. I ordered the recommended nuts and split washers which made installation easier. The brakes fit and functioned exactly as described. I had both sides installed in about two hours. 486128



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The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that they didn't come with the mounting hardware. Other than that I am greatly impressed with your products and would recommend etrailer to my friends. 540867



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I replaced the hydraulic hitch system with this. We have to replace the hydraulic brake drums with self adjusting electric brake drums which we feel will be a better system based on our load. We are hauling a couple of RZR'S so the weight distribution was a concern. All the parts have been good to work with. The attachment nUt sav and lock washers were not with our package. A phone call later and etrailer had them on their way. The sad part is the Postal service has lost them at the delivery point. The videos have been helpful in getting us prepared for the upgrade of our trailer. 373711



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Great kit except it has a couple of flaws. 1 - The nuts for bolting it to the mounting plate on the axle are not included. Why the 7/16"-20 nuts and washers are not included is a mystery. Needless to say, this cost me an extra trip to the hardware store. 2 - The wire pigtails are pretty short. A few more inches would have made the install much easier. 3 - etrailer does not give a product suggestion to buy the brake wiring when buying these kits. If they gave a heads up that I need to buy wire, that would have saved a 2nd trip to the hardware store. 442695



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Purchased 4 brake kits and hub/drum assemblies for a 12 yr old tandem axle aluminum car carrier. Great product, quality, and delivery. Installed new bearings, brakes and drums, looks great and and rides line new...!!! My salesman Troy provided me superb assistance and customer service. Kudos to Etrailer and Troy..!! 471032



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The brakes and drums that I ordered are top notch. I did however receive the wrong brakes initially. I ordered the self adjusting brakes and received the version that you have to adjust. 1 phone call and they made it right. I do still have to take the wrong brakes to UPS to mail them back (etrailer paid for shipping!) which is 25 Miles one way on my dime for a mistake that I did not make. It would be nice if they refunded 5-10 dollars back for fuel! That being said, the brakes are nice and appear well made. 527701



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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



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Brake assemblies for my trailer were perfect, although they arrived a day late in spite of paying for 2 day shipping. I don't have a lift and had to jack the trailer and installation went smoothly in half a day. Bearing seals went in nicely with a rubber mallet. The only problem I had was trying to find new 7/16 X 20 hex nuts and lock washers at builders supplies, auto parts stores and tractor supply store. Finally used the old nuts and 10mm washers. etrailer videos were extremely helpful. 385351



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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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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



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Contacted eTrailer because I heard about them via Facebook group on travel trailers. I needed to replace the brakes and bearings on our 2001 Fleetwood Prowler as there was nothing left of them and worn down to the rivets. George at eTrailer answered my question the same night, provided part numbers and kits and even video on how to do the replacements. I had the parts within a few days and installed everything without any problems. 497158



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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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I think the product is good, but having issues with initial adjustment and left magnet clip fell off and was demolished. No damage to drum or shoes. Didn't expect to make initial adjustment, but I 'vet never installed non-adjusting brakes new. I now have some gripping but cannot get a lockup on gravel road with no load on trailer. Seems access to the adjuster via the backing adjuster hole is a challenge. What am I doing wrong? 409519



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I was impressed with the product & thrilled that the brakes came fully assembled. I just had to mount them. There is a procedure to follow to self adjust them. Call etrailer to find out. You have to drive & stop several times according to the procedure. Also 2 wires have to be connected. I copied the original brakes regarding the connection. I think I got it right. I will definitely be a repeat customer of etrailer. 384202



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New self-adjusting brake assemblies, all the associated parts and new drums are half the cost of just having the brakes relined at the RV dealer. I can do the labor myself and save big. Products and quality exactly right. When I had a question about the install, customer service answered it over the phone and kept me rolling on my project. This is my second order with E-trailer and it will not be my last! 524674



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These are my second set of brakes that I have purchased from etrailer. They are great quality at a price that can't be touched. Super customer service and tutorials that answer your installation questions. 478091



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Great service, One of the major items was going to delay my order, etrailer caught it and emailed an alternate selection that matched exactly. I also noticed one of the adaptors was universal not vehicle specific, they easily canceled the order with no charge. I reordered and it was shipped the same day! Everything was well packed and undamaged on arrival, standard shipping in less than a week! 479407



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When product arrived, packaging was damaged. The box was completely taped up with a large rip in the side. 3 out of 4 sets of trailer brakes were damaged . Who ever boxed these up, doesn't know how to ship things out. This box was too flimsy the handle that much weight and there was no Inner wrapping to protect the product from smashing into each other. VERY VERY VERY POOR !!!! 538446



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10" wheel drum with bearings was just what i needed. at agreat price. ordering was easy. was shipped fast. got item before i expected. installed easily. also etrailer has got great instructional videos. got my toy hauler back on the road and ready for fun. i"m already looking at other parts i need to replace on my trailer. Definitely will be ordering from etrailer. Witt S, 372772



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For the price you cannot beat these brakes. I replaced old rusty units with little stopping power at all, and these things instantly locked all four tires up upon first test. The only negative would be that the nuts are not included. Generally, this isn't a huge issue, but when replacing corroded brakes, the old hardware isn't ideal to reuse, but aside from that, great product! 410989



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Very fast shipping. Packing could be better, one of the seals was bent, was able to straighten it to use it. No problems with the installation , everything fit as it should. After adjusting the brakes, I had to wear the pads into the drums, then readjust them. They work great now. They seem to be a good quality product( time will tell). Overall, I am happy with them. 539251



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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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The only complaint is that they do no include the rear bolts. Ended up spending about 2 hours going to various auto stores. Most did not have them. Why not include this and call it a complete kit? Pretty easy to install and it is working as expected. Combined with their youtube videos, I was able to complete this on 1 axle in about an hour. 376728



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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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The brakes work just like they're supposed to. Can't ask for more than that. Much easier and faster than trying to identify worn out unreadable part numbers and spend hours to rebuild a hub. Probably cheaper too. Would definitely buy again, years from now, if they wear out. Inspected then this spring and they still look like new. 508105



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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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I received my order Thursday afternoon, after checking the content I notice it was missing the lug nuts and dust cover for one drum. Other than that all looks great. I should be able to use the lug nuts and dust cover from the old hub, so this won't keep me from installing the new brakes on my trailer. Thank you 472214


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-- Mike L - 02/02/2018

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Very good quality for the price. All parts were in the box as I ordered. Have been using etrailer a lot lately do to the fact that 3 of my trailer places around here never have parts. I can order them they say. So can I. Etrailer has been great. People are very informative and there videos very helpful. Thanks Rose 369094



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Came day after I ordered them! Just what my husband wanted! We're fixing up a vintage 1972 Holiday Vacationer from scratch almost. Old brakes were rusty, some springs broke, so we felt better putting new on. Thank you, for all your help in ordering. Very good service! Haven't used yet, have lots of work yet to do. 514854



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Ordered Hub, brake assemblies, and bearings to redo bearings and brakes on a 3500 lb. dual axle trailer. Efficient and knowledgeable ordering staff, parts arrived in 3 days. Seemed to be very good quality. Price was excellent. I found the place where I order trailer wheel, bearing, hub, and brake supplies. 349107



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Stopping my trailer when I have a car in it is top of the list when pulling it. The ease of doing a brake job while upgrading to self adjusting brakes is super easy. It was easy to order online from many different choices of brakes, and very fast shipping. Thank you etrailer I will be back for more.. 498074



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Products were as described. Delivered in a timely fashion. Once I have them installed I can provide a more thorough review, but as of right now it appears that they are worthy of a 5 Star review. You can purchase from etrailer with confidence. I will include pictures when I install them. 501497



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Best deal going they still like new been over 9000 miles they stop good . 3000 miles from the cost to Midwest . Up and down the mountains no problems . Best bay going I'm really happy with everything I get from e trailers it ships fast 5 days it was to me out there . Regular shipping 521129



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Received order within few days opened box and was surprised to see The bottom of the box is not the end of our relationship printed on box. Got to what I ordered all was there in perfect shape , if and when I need something again I will not hesitate thank you George and etrailer.com 352346



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Great product and installation was a breeze. I would highly recommend E-trailer. 490222


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  • The only difference between the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3,500 lbs # AKEBRK-35-SA and the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3.5K # 23-468-469 other than brand name are that the etrailer.com brake assemblies have brake shoe material that is cut during production versus scored and snapped off. This actually makes it a better brake shoes because the brake material lasts longer...
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  • The brakes you have now are 10 x 2-1/4 inch brakes with a 4-bolt pattern. For a left and right replacement I recommend our house brand # AKEBRK-35-SA. These are also self-adjusting brakes so after the initial manual adjustment they will not have to be adjusted again. I have included a link to a video review of these brakes for you. The Dexter version for the set is # 23-468-469. For manually adjusted brakes the etrailer set is # AKEBRK-35 and the Dexter set is # 23-26-27. One of...
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  • Jeep wheels have the 5 on 5 inch bolt pattern and we do have hubs that fit the Axle-Less Systems and your Jeep wheels. It is recommended to use trailer wheels with trailer hubs because of the zero offset and tire design, but people have been using Jeep wheels especially for off-road trailers for years so we know they can work. We only have a couple compatibles option for that size hub. You will want the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System - 4" Lift Spindle w/Flange - Off-Road...
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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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