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Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Dacromet - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 5.2K to 7K

Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Dacromet - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 5.2K to 7K

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Driver's-side and passenger's-side electric brakes are 12" x 2". Durable friction material provides improved braking and longevity. Dacromet-coated backing plates are corrosion resistant. Fit 14-1/2" to 16-1/2" wheels. Lowest Prices for the best trailer brakes from etrailer. Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Dacromet - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 5.2K to 7K part number AKEBRK-7-D can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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etrailer by AxleTek Trailer Brakes - AKEBRK-7-D

  • 5200 lbs Axle
  • 6000 lbs Axle
  • 7000 lbs Axle
  • Electric Drum Brakes
  • 12 x 2 Inch Drum
  • 14-1/2 Inch Wheel
  • 15 Inch Wheel
  • 16 Inch Wheel
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  • Manual Adjust
  • Brake Set

Driver's-side and passenger's-side electric brakes are 12" x 2". Durable friction material provides improved braking and longevity. Dacromet-coated backing plates are corrosion resistant. Fit 14-1/2" to 16-1/2" 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
  • Periodic manual adjustment required
    • Fine-tooth brake adjustment gears allow for a more precise setting
  • Dacromet coating on backing plates offers superior corrosion resistance
  • 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 and right-hand (passenger's-side) brake assembly included
    • Mounting bolts and hardware (BRKH12) sold separately
  • QAI and CSA certified


Specs:

  • Application: most standard hub-and-drum assemblies, including Dexter, Lippert (LCI), and AL-KO
  • Dimensions: 12" diameter x 2" wide
  • Mounting flange bolt pattern: 5 bolt
  • Wheel size: 14-1/2", 15", 16" and 16-1/2"
  • Axle rating: 5,200 lbs, 6,000 lbs, and 7,000 lbs
  • Limited 1-year warranty


Manual-Adjust Brakes

With repeated use of these brake assemblies, the brake shoes may move out of alignment, causing less efficient braking performance. To keep the brake shoes aligned and the brake assemblies performing correctly, you should perform routine maintenance.


These brake assemblies should be adjusted after installation and then as needed for the life of the brakes. To adjust the brakes, use a brake adjustment screw tool (sold separately) to turn the adjustment gear on the inside of the assemblies. Continue to turn the gear until the drum surrounding the brake catches on the brake pads enough so that the hub can no longer be turned easily by hand. Then reverse the gear by about 10 clicks. A properly adjusted brake should drag slightly on the brake drum.


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.



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Customer Reviews

Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Dacromet - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 5.2K to 7K - AKEBRK-7-D

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (42 Customer Reviews)

Driver's-side and passenger's-side electric brakes are 12" x 2". Durable friction material provides improved braking and longevity. Dacromet-coated backing plates are corrosion resistant. Fit 14-1/2" to 16-1/2" wheels.

- AKEBRK-7-D
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I needed to upgrade my boat trailer from free-wheeling spindles to electric brakes because my new tow vehicle has a 5,000 pound tow rating only if the trailer has brakes. The brakes will be immersed only in fresh water but I chose the brake kit with Dacromet coating just to assure maximum protection from rust and corrosion. After removing the original spindles and cleaning the old grease from the axle I installed the new brake assemblies. They fit perfectly and seem to be of solid construction. Without the self adjusting mechanism it keeps these brakes assemblies very simple and making a manual adjustment periodically is no problem. I am pleased with the quality of this product.



- AKEBRK-7-D
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Excellent pieces, Have had zero issues with 4 of them on my tandem axle boat trailer and they work the way they should. huge upgrade from the quirky surge brakes they replace.


Comments
Still working Great even with freshwater dunking.
Brad L - 07/29/2020


- AKEBRK-7-D
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Brakes arrived fast. A mechanic friend of mine installed the brakes. Tested the brakes a few days later and they seemed to work fine. After one camping trip I traded for a new 5th wheel so don't know how they are performing for the new owners. BUT I was happy for the short time I used them. Thanks etrailer.



- AKEBRK-7-D
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I've used etrailer for many purchases over the years so nothing new there. Usually never have a problem with my orders, but this time there was an issue with backordered parts. I contacted etrailer via email and got a response very quickly from Tiffany J. She was so helpful with cancelling the backordered parts and then emailed back later telling me there were more items backordered but made suggestions to replace them with less expensive parts to get my order moving!! I thought that was super cool and helpful, saving me time and frustration. Shipped my order and got it a couple days later, well packaged and intact. Not to mention their prices and shipping is on par or better than other online retailers and others.Thank you etrailer and Tiffany J. for your help and great business ethics!



- AKEBRK-7-D
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Exactly what I needed. Required no modification for the Wells Cargo trailer I was working on.



- AKEBRK-7-D
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Great quality and fair price



- AKEBRK-7-D
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Fit my 30-year old 5.2K Dexter axle perfectly. Easy to install and adjust.



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- AKEBRK-7-D
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Replaced all the brakes on my horse trailer. product works fine with no problems. My only complaint is that when assembled no lubricant was applied to the points on the backing plate where the brake shoes rest. This required removing the brake shoes and remounting them before installing them.



- AKEBRK-7-D
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I like speedy service, large selection. I especially like the pictures/diagrams with the dimensions of the product clearly shown, I am a long time repeat customer.



- AKEBRK-7-D
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Parts arrived n a timely fashion and look to be correct for my application, (I have not installed them yet. The packaging was completely torn up and looks to have been taped back up by UPS. There was nothing inside the package with the backing plates to keep them from sliding around inside the box. there were slight scratches in the finish but nothing that would affect their performance. I am only giving a 4 star rating due to the poor quality of packaging. If the product had been fragile I question as to whether it would have arrived undamaged...



- AKEBRK-7-D
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Ordered my electric brake kit from etrailer and came in mail on time 3 days and I fit just like a glove great products and a great company I would recommend them to anyone thanks etrailer



- AKEBRK-7-D
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They seem like decent brakes They should have definitely been greased and lubricated where they needed to be. I was also expecting a little bit better packaging. When I received the brakes one of them fell apart during shipment and I had to put them back together. The cardboard paper didn't work so well. Other than that no big disappointment.



- AKEBRK-7-D
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Easy to install. Great price. Speefy delivery.



- AKEBRK-7-D
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Great Product & Customer Service! This Has Been An Easy Process From Beginning To End. Product Arrived During Its Scheduled Delivery. Installation Was As Expected.



- AKEBRK-7-D
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Easy to install. Great price. Speefy delivery.



- AKEBRK-7-D
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Perfect fit ,fast free delivery ,and great service.



- AKEBRK-7-D
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Worked as advertised



- AKEBRK-7-D
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Fast and on time thank you



- AKEBRK-7L-D
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Review from a similar Dacromet 12 Inch in Trailer Brakes


Bolted right up to my Dexter axle, no issues at all with installation. Paint coating appears very nice. This is a very economical way to replace your brakes and magnets.



- AKEBRK-7R-D
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Review from a similar Dacromet 12 Inch in Trailer Brakes


Bolted right up to my Dexter axle, no issues at all with installation. Paint coating appears very nice. This is a very economical way to replace your brakes and magnets.



- AKEBRK-7L-D
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Review from a similar Dacromet 12 Inch in Trailer Brakes


Purchased 4 sets of the brake assemblies to replace my worn out brakes on 7k Dexter axles. Perfect fit. The eTrailer price for the corrosion resistant units was better than I saw for the standard set anywhere else. I would definitely buy again



- AKEBRK-7R-D
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Review from a similar Dacromet 12 Inch in Trailer Brakes


Purchased 4 sets of the brake assemblies to replace my worn out brakes on 7k Dexter axles. Perfect fit. The eTrailer price for the corrosion resistant units was better than I saw for the standard set anywhere else. I would definitely buy again



- AKEBRK-7R-D
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Review from a similar Dacromet 12 Inch in Trailer Brakes


The items that I ordered were correct and the price was very reasonable.I would like to thank the girls that answered my questions concerning the parts that I ordered.The girls were very knowledgeable and pleasant.The backing plate came with hardware,brake shoes,and a new electric brake.I got all of this for only 17.00 more than the cost of the brake shoes.It fit my 5th wheel with no problems.



- AKEBRK-7L-D
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Review from a similar Dacromet 12 Inch in Trailer Brakes


Thanks to Ashley D who got me a product in stocked that worked perfectly. Ashley was so very helpful on the phone with my questions. Your video on how to install and adjust was great for a non mechanic


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