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  • Comparing Free Backing and Duo Servo Hydraulic Brake Assemblies
  • Good questions. The difference between free backing brakes like the # AKFBBRK-35-D and regular hydraulic drum brakes like # DMSB18794M-93M (referred to as duo or duel servo) is that the wheel brake cylinder has pistons on both sides of the regular/duo servo brakes instead of just the one side on the single servo free backing assemblies. The amount of braking doesn't change much between them, they just function differently yet under the same amount of hydraulic pressure. The duo servo...
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  • What is Needed to Add Electric Brakes to Pop-Up Camper?
  • To add electric brakes to your 2006 Starcraft pop-up camper, there are a few bits of information you'll need to know. Instead of measuring your axle, you would need to know its weight capacity, as well as the size of your wheels, your mounting flange bolt pattern. A hub and drum assembly would also be necessary. To get the appropriate one you would need to know the bearing numbers and grease seal that are on your current hub, as well as the wheel bolt pattern of your existing hub. Once...
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  • Recommended Replacement Electric 10 x 2-1/4 Brakes for 3,500 Pound Trailer Axle
  • Generally speaking, as long as you choose 10 x 2-1/4 inch brake assemblies rated for 3,500 pounds, they will fit your existing drums and axle perfectly. While there are certain brakes that are unique and will fit only certain axles or hubs, this is rare and should not be an issue for a standard 3,500 pound axle like what you have. For your trailer, I recommend the etrailer.com Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-35-SA. These 10 inch x 2-1/4 inch electric brakes are self-adjusting so...
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  • 12 inch Brake Assembly Recommendation for 2012 Jayco Super Lite Travel Trailer
  • The part # AKEBRK-7-SA would be your best option as it is designed to work well on trailer brake assemblies that are between 5.2 and 7k like what you may have. This would eliminate any guess work. Also these are self adjusting brake assemblies so they would be about as nice of a setup as you can find.
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  • Trailer Brake Recommendation for Heartland Landmark with 7,000 lb Rated Axles
  • Our RV fitguide is still a bit new so we don't have everything in it, but since we know you have 7,000 lb rated axles we know the # AKEBRK-7-SA which is a set for both sides of the axle and is self-adjusting we know this will fit and work well. I attached an install video for these as well.
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  • Thickness of Brake Pads on Shoes of Dexter Brake Assembly part # 23-180
  • The thickness of the brake shoes that comes with the # 23-180 is 3/16 and Dexter recommends replacing them at 1/16 inch.
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  • How to Choose the Correct Trailer Brakes for Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • These are all good questions I'm more than happy to answer for you. In order to get the correct brakes you will need to know a few different things - your axle's weight capacity, the size of your wheels, your mounting flange bolt pattern and the inside diameter and depth of your hub. For example, the Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-35-SA is for 3,500 lbs axles, 13" - 15" wheels, has a 4 bolt mounting flange pattern, and is 10" diameter so will fit drums that take 10" assemblies such...
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  • What Part of the Titan Disk Brake Kit # T4843400 Applies the Trailer Brakes
  • The Titan Disc Brake Kit # T4843400 has a surge brake actuator that comes with it. Basically the actuator is made of two pieces and when the tow vehicle applies the brakes the weight of the trailer pushes the inner sleeve piece further into the outer sleeve which compresses a master cylinder that then creates hydraulic pressure to activate the brake assemblies that come with this kit. So the harder you brake the more pressure gets created and the harder the brakes apply. Then when you...
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  • Troubleshooting Scratching Sound with Hubs and New Electric Brake Assemblies
  • Unless your drums are really scratched up on the inside or have become misshapen, you most likely just need to adjust your new brakes # AKEBRK-35-SA. I've attached a video of the installation of our similar 12 inch assembly to assist. You may be interested in # W80630 for this adjustment. Another way to adjust these self-adjusting assemblies is to go to a parking lot and gradually increase speeds and hit the manual override on your brake controller pretty hard over and over again....
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  • What is Needed to add Brakes to Boat Trailer?
  • To determine the brake assemblies that will fit your trailer, you would need to know your axle's weight capacity, the size of your wheels, your mounting flange bolt pattern and the inside diameter and depth of your hub. Depending on the type of brakes you want, different parts will be needed. For example, to add hydraulic drum brakes you would need a hydraulic drum brake actuator, a brake line kit and the brake assemblies. I've left a link to our page with our selection of brakes for...
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  • Disc Brake Availability for 10,000 lb Dexter Torsion Axles
  • The Kodiak Disc Brake Kit # K2R1058D13 looks like it is exactly what you are needing. It is compatible with 10,000 lbs Dexter torsion axles, 17-1/2 inch wheels, and a hydraulic system. It does require a psi rating of 1,500 so as long as your EOH actuator can give that much output this is a viable option. To finish confirming that this kit will work great for your application you will just need to make sure that you have a 7 bolt brake mounting flange location and that your current...
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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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  • 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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  • Are Dexter Trailer Brake Hub/Drums Sold in Sets for Both Sides of the Trailer
  • Since trailer hub/drums can fit either side of the trailer (unlike brake assemblies like the part # AKEBRK-35-SA that you referenced) we don't sell them in sets of two for either side. You'd just need to order a quantity of two and you'd have one for both sides of your trailer. For a Dexter 3,500 lb axle you'd want the part # 84546UC3-EZ.
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  • Difference Between Demco 10 inch Drum Hydraulic Brakes and etrailer.com Brand Brakes
  • The big differences is basically pricing and brands. The part # AKFBBRK-35-D is a pair of Dacromet coated drum, hydraulic brakes that are free-backing. The part # 40716-15 is essentially the same thing buy made by Demco. The etrailer brand is going to cost less since it's our brand and there's not as much markup so it's the better deal. Now the part # 40716-15 is basically just the part # 40716 and # 40715. What doesn't make much sense though is the pricing difference. It would seem...
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  • Adding Electric Trailer Brakes to a 3,500 Pound 2001 Car Mate Trailer
  • The first thing to check for on the trailer is whether or not it has brake mounting flanges welded to the ends of the axles. A brake mounting flange on a 3,500 pound axle would look like # 4-35. If there are no brake mounting flanges they would have to be installed to add brakes to the trailer. The brake assemblies do not come with hub and drum assemblies so those would have to be purchased separately based on the bearing numbers on the current trailer hubs. The bearing numbers are stamped...
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  • Electric Trailer Brake Kit for 8K Drum Brakes
  • There are a pair of brake kits which are rated for 8,000 lbs which may work for you. The Electric Trailer Brake Kit w/ Dust Shields # AKEBRK-8 and Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit # 23-434-435 have a 4 bolt mounting flange bolt pattern, are 12-1/4" diameter x 3-3/8" wide, and are self-adjusting. These will only require the use of an electric brake controller; I've added a link to our page with each of our controllers for you. I've also added a link to a video review of the Dexter brakes...
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  • Can Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly # 23-105 be Installed on Torflex Axle
  • Although the Left Hand # 23-105 and Right Hand # 23-106 Dexter brake assemblies are rated for 6,000 lbs, the standard brake size for 5,200 lb axles is 12" diameter x 2" wide with the 5 bolt mounting pattern. If you check out the linked review video these dimensions are shown at about the 1:05 mark. These brake assemblies are great quality but would require more adjusting than the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit # 23-458-459 which sits at about the same price point. Essentially...
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  • Can Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-35-SA be Used on a Boat Trailer
  • Electric brakes like our Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-35-SA can be used for marine applications. If you use heat shrink butt connectors, like part # DW05745-5, for the install and you disconnected your trailer wiring plug from your tow vehicle before backing up your trailer into the water then you should have no problems.
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  • Are Brake Pads, Bearings, and Seals Included with Kodiak Disc Brake Kit # K2HR35D-8
  • The brake pads are indeed included with Kodiak Disc Brake Kit # K2HR35D-8. The races are included and are already installed in the rotor and hub assemblies. The bearing kits come with races so you can get the bearings and seals individually. You will need 2 of inner bearing # L68149, 2 of outer bearing # L44649, and for a pair of seals use # RG06-050.
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  • Do Rotors in Disc Brake Kit K2HR35D-8 Replace Hubs on Trailer and Does Dacromet Wear Off Rotor
  • The rotors included with Kodiak Disc Brake Kit # K2HR35D-8 are a hub and rotor assembly and they will replace the hubs on the trailer. They are compatible with inner bearing L68149 and outer bearing L44649 so if your existing hubs use the same bearings then the hub and rotor assemblies will fit. Out of all the rotors we have that fit over idler hubs none are 8 inch. The smallest rotor diameter is 10-7/8 inches. The Dacromet on the rotors would eventually wear away but that is not a big...
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  • Recommended Titan Disc Brake Conversion Kit from Drum Brakes on Single Axle Boat Trailer
  • For your Titan drum brake system on your single axle boat trailer, a conversion to a disc brake kit is possible. We have a couple of kits that you could use. I recommend the Titan Disc Brake Kit and Actuator w/ Electric Lockout - Single, 3,500-lb Axle # T4843500, which comes with Bearing Buddy Grease seals for a superior water tight seal. A similar kit that has a slightly different style actuator is the Titan Titan Disc Brake Kit and Leverlock Actuator w/ Electric Lockout - Single, 3,500-lb...
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  • Bolt Pattern of Trailer Brake Assembly # 10257-59
  • The bolt pattern of the part # 10257-59 that you referenced is shown in the attached picture.
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  • How to Pick Out Trailer Hub and Brake Assemblies for Trailer
  • In order to pick out the correct hub assembly for a trailer you are going to need know a few key pieces of information. The first thing you will need to know is the bolt pattern of your hubs. This is so you get a hub that is compatible with your wheels. I attached an FAQ article on determining bolt pattern for you to check out. Next thing you will need to know is what spindle you have on your trailer. In order to do that you can either get the inner and outer bearing numbers from a hub...
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  • How to Pick Out Brake Assemblies for a Trailer with Idler Hubs
  • Do you have idler hubs on your trailer currently? The way to pick out brakes for a trailer that has idler hub and a brake mounting flange is to first find the correct hub drum that fits the spindle and then go with the correct size/rated assemblies for those drums. To pick out the drums I'd need to know the diameters of the spindle where the bearings ride or the bearing numbers out of the hub as well as the bolt pattern of the hub where the wheel attaches. We can then pick out brake...
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  • Solution for Trailer with Hydraulic Surge Brakes Getting Reversed with Trailer Mover
  • In a situation like that there really isn't a great solution aside from having a jumper wire available with 12 volts like from a vehicle battery. But I realize that's not going to be an easy to use solution. If the trailer has drum brakes the other solution would be to install free-backing brake assemblies like the # AT85735 for if you have 10 inch brake assemblies. What these do is release the brake shoe pressure on the drum whenever the wheel spins backwards.
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  • How to Determine the Correct Electric Brakes and Bearings Needed for Fifth Wheel
  • The manufacturer may be able to tell you the specific parts but if not, in order to find the correct wheel bearings, you can take apart your hub assembly and look at the bearings themselves; wipe away the grease and you should be able to see the part number stamped directly on them. If you are unable to find them, you would need to use a digital caliper such as # PTW80157 and measure your spindle to the thousandths of an inch where the bearings ride. To determine the brake assemblies...
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  • Dexter Hubs and Brake Assemblies for 7,000 lb Lippert Axles on 2017 Jayco Pinnacle
  • Dexter self adjusting brake assemblies can replace Lippert assemblies. For that you'd only need the # 23-464 for the left hand side and part # 23-465 for the right hand side. Then for a Dexter hub that fits your axle we have the part # 42866UC3-EZ which is a 7k hub that fits your spindle.
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  • Changing Drum Brakes to Disc Brakes on Gooseneck Trailer
  • If you already have hydraulic drum brakes, then you will simply need a rotor and caliper kit for your axle capacity. For instance, if you have standard 3500 lb axles, then you can use the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit - 10" Hub/Rotor - 5 on 4-1/2 - Dacromet - 3,500 lbs # K2HR35D. If you currently have Electric over Hydraulic Drum brakes on your trailer then the brake lines are already run and you just need to add a compatible EOH brake actuator for disc brakes like # HBA16. This upgrade...
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  • Can Self-Adjusting Brakes be Added to a 1973 Hi-Plains Trailer
  • That is what we would call a vintage axle but as far as the brand and other information I couldn't say. The max drum diameter makes me believe that it would take 10 x 2-1/4 inch brakes. But to be sure it is best to pull off a drum and measure the inner diameter and the width where the shoes would make contact with the drum (see picture). Also check for a brake mounting flange welded to the axle. If not present they will have to be added by a professional welder with experience and the...
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  • Availability of 10 inch Brake Assembly Set that is Self Adjusting
  • Most likely not since the size of drum available for an axle's spindle is typically only offered in one size. What I mean is that for one size of spindle there is only going to be one size of drum for it and if you have a 10 inch drum on your axle currently then there isn't going to be a 12 inch hub/drum that would fit. For a set of 10 inch self adjusting trailer brake assemblies we have the part # AKEBRK-35-SA though which would work well as long as your current assemblies are held...
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  • Replacement Electric Brakes for 5,000 lb Axles with 12" x 2" Brakes and 14.5" Wheels
  • If you have 12" x 2" brakes and are needing to replace them only then we have exactly what you are looking for. Our Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-7-SA includes left and right self adjusting brake assemblies that have a 12" diameter and are 2" wide. They are compatible with 14-1/2", 15", 16", and 16-1/2" wheel sizes and 5,200 lbs, 6,000 lbs, and 7,000 lbs axles so they will work for your application. If you are needing to replace your hub and drum assemblies as well then you...
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  • Can Parking Brake Lever be Added to Titan Brake Assembly?
  • The Titan Galphorite Free-Backing Hydraulic Trailer Brake Assembly - 10" - Left Hand # T4423500 would not be compatible with your parking brake lever and the Galphorite is not available that comes integrated with a parking brake lever at this time.
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  • Stainless Steel Disc Brakes for 3,500 Lb. Axles with a 5 on 4-1/2" Bolt Pattern
  • For a completely stainless steel version of the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit part # K2HR35D you will want to use the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit part # K2R35S. You will also need an idler hub like the Kodiak Trailer Hub part # KH84545S as the stainless steel version of this kit is only offered with the rotor and not the hub/rotor assembly. If you want the hub/rotor disc brake kit in stainless steel then the only option I have for you is the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit part # K2HR35DS which is a combination...
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  • Replacement 12 Inch Brake Assemblies Compatible with Old Warner Trailer Hub/Drums
  • You can absolutely use the Dexter 12 inch brake assemblies. If you have electric brakes then the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies # 23-458-459 with your current hubs. You may also want the new mounting hardware # BRKH12. For a more economic option that will work just as well, you may want to consider the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies # AKEBRK-7-SA. If you have hydraulic brakes,...
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  • Parts Needed to Convert Drum Brakes to Disc Brakes on a Heartland Razor with Lippert 6K Axles
  • All of the things you mentioned (axle diameter, spindle size, bolt pattern) play a role in determining the axles weight capacity. If you are unsure of your axle capacity, the easiest way to tell would be to crawl under the trailer and look for the information tag placed on the axle. However, I spoke to my contact at Lippert Components (LCI) and they were able to match NV 143877 with a 6,000 lb axle. I am not really sure what you mean by "hybrid axle" but we do have the disc brake kits...
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  • Replacement Bearing Kit Recommendations for a 1972 Airstream Overlander
  • If you have standard size axles that you are installing the Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-7-SA on then you can choose from the following options: 5,200 lb Axle - Kit # BK3-310 (Grease Seal 2.125" ID) or Kit # BK3-300 (Grease Seal 2.250" ID) 6,000 lb Axle - Kit # BK3-110 (Grease Seal 2.125" ID) or Kit # BK3-100 (Grease Seal 2.250" ID) 7,200 lb Axle - Kit # BK3-210 (Grease Seal 2.125" ID) or Kit # BK3-200 (Grease Seal 2.250" ID) Since you do have an older Airstream Overlander...
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  • Electric Drum Brakes for Trailer with 2K Torflex Axle
  • We offer electric drum brakes in many axle capacities including 2K and 3K, but none specifically rated for 2500-lb axles. Typically a 2K axle will use 7 x 1-1/4-inch brakes like # AKEBRK-2 while a 3K axle will usually take 10 x 1-1/2-inch brakes. Once you move to a 3500-lb axle the brake size increases to 10 x 2-1/4-inches, such as part # AKEBRK-35-SA. Based on your bearings, part # L44649, you have a 2K axle. Hub/drums that have your bolt pattern and that use this bearings are shown...
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  • How to Select Electric Drum Brakes for Single Axle Venture Boat Trailer
  • Trailer brakes are sized as needed to reach the stopping power required for the axle weight rating. We have electric drum brakes for 2K axles that measure 7 x 1-1/4-inches and that work with 13-inch wheels, such as # AKEBRK-2 and we have brakes for 3K axles like # K23-473-00 and # K23-472-00 which are 10 x 1-1/2-inches and that also work with 13-inch wheels. Your axle should have a sticker or plate that indicates its weight rating. This will tell you the capacity of brake you need. You...
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  • Can 5 Lug Hub Replace 4 Lug Hub on Harbor Freight Haul Master
  • You would need to change out the hub like you mentioned, but that's not normally a huge deal. You'd just have to first determine what hub you have now so that we can pick out the correct one that fits it. You will need to know is what spindle you have on your trailer. In order to do that you can either get the inner and outer bearing numbers from a hub or use a dial or digital caliper to get exact measurements of the spindle. The measurements needed are the parts of the spindle where...
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  • Brand New 7k Dexter Brake Assemblies on Trailer are Not Strong Enough
  • Whether you have the 7K Dexter brake assemblies like part # 23-181 or like the Nev-R-Adjust # 23-465, you may simply need to adjust the brakes. Even if your brake controller is set to the highest setting, if your brakes are not adjusted properly then they will not perform correctly. You can adjust your brakes using the Brake Adjustment Spoon for Drum Brakes # W80630 until they are set at the desired braking strength. If you check out the attached review video you can see the access holes...
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  • Options to Add Brakes to Personal Watercraft Trailer
  • The parts needed to add hydraulic surge drum or disc brakes to a trailer are covered in the two linked articles, one for drum brakes and one for discs. Among the parts needed is a surge coupler that will compress under the pressure of the trailer's forward momentum and push hydraulic fluid through the brakes lines to the drum or disc brakes. These articles will give you a good sense of the scope of the project and its cost. I linked our main page for surge couplers, both types, and your...
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  • Are Electric Brakes Made Specifically for Boat Trailers?
  • Though there are not electric brakes made specifically for boat trailers, though there are electric brakes with backing plates that are E-coated to resist corrosion, such as # AKEBRK-35-SA. The coating is also used on backing plates for hydraulic drum brakes such as # AKFBBRK-35-D. People can (and do) use electric brakes on boat trailers, though it is recommended that they be disconnected before backing into the water and, as you mentioned, hosing them down after being immersed in salt...
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  • Brake Flange Required to Mount Kodiak Disc Brake Kit K2R526DS
  • For replacement brake mounting flanges to allow installation of the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit # K2R526DS you can use the matching 5-bolt flange part # 4-44-1. Welding on a new brake flange requires a specialized jig and excellent welding skills to ensure the flange is straight and concentric with the spindle. This is usually best left to a professional.
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  • Timbren Silent Ride and Disc Brake Kit Recommendation for Lippert 7k Axles
  • The Timbren Silent Ride 7k system part # TSR7000T05 would be a great solution that doesn't quite break the bank like the MorRyde would. Then for a disc brake kit you'd want the part # K2HR712D which is a 7k kit that will fit your Lippert 7k axles well. You will also need the bearings part # 25580 and # 14125A for each hub and then seals too as part # RG06-070. This is a Dacromet coated setup which will fight corrosion well.
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  • Recommended Brake Assemblies for Older 20 Foot Tandem Axle Trailer at Least 10,000 lb Capacity
  • For your tandem axle trailer with a weight capacity of at least 10K, I recommend the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 5.2K to 7K # AKEBRK-7-SA. These brake assemblies are 12x2 inches and are compatible with wheels up to 16-1/2 inches. These brakes are self-adjusting so after the initial install, they will automatically adjust to give you the best braking function. To help you with your leaf springs, I have linked the page to all...
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  • How to Pick Out Brake Assemblies for 2015 Coachmen Viking Ultra Lite Travel Trailer
  • Our RV fitguide is still pretty new and does not have that info quite yet for your trailer. To pick out brakes we first need to determine what you have on your trailer so that I can recommend the correct assemblies. The part # 23-459 that you referenced is a 12x2 assembly designed for 6,000 lb axles. To measure what assemblies you need check out the picture I attached to see where the measurements will be taken. To determine what axle capacities you check out the plate on frame...
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  • How to Wire Electric Drum Trailer Brakes
  • The magnet wiring of electric drum brakes for trailers is not polarized. This means that when installing an electric drum brake like # AKEBRK-7-SA (or even just a replacement magnet such as # AKBRKR-M12 ) you can use either brake wire as ground or hot. It does not matter which is used. You may care to refer to the two linked articles on electric trailer brakes and trailer maintenance.
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  • Troubleshooting Electric Brakes Locked Up After Snow
  • It sounds like the snow/moisture may have caused a short and is drawing power to the electric brakes, causing the brakes to lock up. I recommend checking both the vehicle and trailer side connectors for any corrosion or debris where the wires attach to the pins, simply cleaning out as needed. Next, check the wiring to the magnets on the brake assemblies. Make sure there are no exposed sections of wire that may have caused a short. If you are still unable to resolve the issue, please...
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  • Replacing Hydraulic Drum Brakes with Electric Brakes on Trailer
  • We have everything you need to convert the hydraulic drum brakes on your trailer to electric brakes. In order to choose the correct electric brake assemblies that will replace your existing hydraulic units, you will want to measure both the diameter and width of the hubs/drums. I have included an image that clarifies the dimensions needed. In addition to these measurements, you will want to take note of the trailer's axle capacity along with the mounting bolt pattern on the axle brake...
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  • Recommended Brake Assemblies for 2015 Coachmen Clipper 12RBST
  • For your 2015 Coachmen Clipper # 12RBST, I recommend the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3,500 lbs # AKEBRK-35-SA. These assemblies need to be adjusted after installation, but will self-adjust after that. You can either manually adjust them at install for a slight drag on the drum or you can use your brake controller override a number of times to get the brakes to adjust while in a parking lot prior to traveling.
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  • Replacement 3,500 Pound Titan Disc Brake Assembly on Trailer
  • The current replacement disc brake assembly for the Titan Kit # T4843700 you currently have is indeed the Titan Disc Brake Assembly # T10HREKITBB that the shop installed on your trailer. This kit includes the hub and rotor assembly, the cast iron caliper, the mounting bracket and hardware. The overall rotor diameter is 9-3/4 inches. The original/older model of this assembly is no longer available from the manufacturer. I did speak with my contact at Titan and was able to confirm that...
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  • Recommended Brake Assemblies and Replacement Hub Assembly for 2004 Fleetwood Terry Travel Trailer
  • The brake assemblies installed backwards will still work, just not quite as well. There is a shorter shoe on the front side of the brake assembly and the magnet may not function as well because of the rotation of the tire. Since you are in there, I recommend switching them out. It sounds like you haven't adjusted them manually in the 30K miles, so I recommend you go with the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3,500 lbs # AKEBRK-35-SA...
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  • How to Determine the Correct Replacement Brake Assembly Size for a 6,000-lb Axle
  • You can determine what the correct replacement brake assembly is by measuring the diameter of the brake assembly. This is measured from one brake pad directly across to the other brake pad. This is demonstrated at the 2:05 mark of the attached review video for our Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-7-SA that should be what you are needing for your application. This kit measures 12" x 2" and is compatible with 5.2K to 7K axles. This kit also comes with both the right and left hand assemblies. If...
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  • Recommended Dexter Electric Drum Brakes for 4000-lb Axles on 5th Wheel Trailer
  • We have electric drum brakes rated for 4400-lb axles (and hydraulic drum brakes rated for 3750- and 5200-lb axles) but none rated for exactly 4000-lbs. For electric drum brakes in the 10 x 2-1/4-inch size for a 5th wheel the 4400-lb-rated brakes will be fine. I suggest using Dexter kit # K23-462-463-00 which is a left- and right-hand set of manual-adjust brakes with the 4-bolt mounting pattern. These work with trailer wheels from 13- to 15-inches. When you install the new brakes either...
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  • Do Self-Adjusting Trailer Brake Assemblies Require Initial Adjustment
  • Self adjusting brakes will adjust themselves upon initial install. At first they will feel pretty weak but with every brake application (while moving) they will get tighter and tighter until they are properly tensioned. What I would do is find a parking lot or even your subdivision street and while traveling at a slow speed grab the manual override lever of your brake controller several times until you feel the brakes get to where they need to be. You can manually adjust them but...
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  • Recommended Electric Brake Assemblies for 2005 Jayco EXP Trailer
  • Based on my research, it does appear that your 2005 Jayco trailer is equipped with 3,500 pound axles. With this in mind, the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit # 23-468-469 referenced in your question is most likely the correct assembly. You will just want to measure the diameter and depth of your existing drums to ensure these will fit. These brake assemblies measure 10 inches in diameter and 2-1/4 inches deep. These assemblies also have a 4 bolt mounting flange pattern....
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  • Disc Brake Kit Recommendation for Lippert 8k Torsion Axle
  • The Kodiak 13" XL-Lube Hub and Rotor - 8 on 6-1/2 - E-Coat Finish - 9/16" Bolts - 8,000 lbs # K2HR8D11E9 are the largest rotor hubs we carry. They are compatible with torsion axles and disc brake rated EOH systems which have a higher 1600 psi level than drum brake actuators. I recommend the HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes - 1,600 psi # HBA16. Our installers all really like how this system performs compared to the others and it is also the one we see the fewest...
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  • Troubleshooting Newly Installed Brakes on 2000 Starcraft Tent Trailer
  • If you tested the 7-Way at the rear of your tow vehicle then the next thing you will want to do is test the 7-Way on your trailer to make sure that power is getting to the brakes. Using a 12V battery, like the one from your tow vehicle, ground the negative terminal and then test the pin that corresponds to the brake controller pin on your tow vehicle side 7-Way. This is typically the pin in the 7 o'clock position on your trailer side connector (see attached picture). If your Dexter Electric...
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  • Replacement Self-Adjusting Electric Brakes for 7,000 Pound Trailer Axle
  • We have exactly what you need! For self-adjusting electric drum brakes that will work great on your axle and trailer, I recommend the etrailer.com Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting # AKEBRK-7-SA. These 12 inch x 2 inch brake assemblies are designed for 7,000 pound axles and will fit perfectly with your existing hubs to replace your existing AxleTek units. These are self-adjusting brakes, which means you will no longer have to perform the periodic manual adjustments that you...
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  • Recommended Electric Trailer Brake Assembly for 6K Axles
  • The brake flange for 3 inch axle tubes is the Redline Brake Mounting Flange for 3" Round Axle # 4-44-1 which has a 5 on 3-7/8 inch bolt pattern. This is the industry standard and I don't have anything like what your mentioned with 10 holes and 8-1/4 inches apart. For the brake assemblies you mentioned which are compatible with the 5 bolt flange listed above, I recommend the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 7K # 23-464-465. For...
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  • Replacement Hydraulic Drum Brakes That Allow use of Parking Brake
  • There are hydraulic drum brakes which are going to allow you to use your parking break. The Titan Hydraulic Brake Kit w/ Parking Brakes - Uni-Servo # T2351300-200 is 12" x 2", fits wheels that are 14-1/2", 15" or 16", has a 5 bolt mounting flange pattern, and is rated for axles up to 6,000 lbs. There is another kit from Titan that features brakes with the same specs but are free backing # T4203100-000. These assemblies are best used if your brake actuator does not have a reverse lockout. For...
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  • Replacement Caliper Recommendation for Kodiak Disc Brake Kit part # K2R1258L12
  • The replacement calipers of the Kodiak kit part # K2R1258L12 that you referenced is # KDBC2250E. The kit you have does have a 3 year warranty on it that protects it from manufacturer defects. Do you know why yours started to leak?
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  • Parking Brake Cable for Dexter Electric Trailer Brakes
  • The Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit w/ Parking Brakes part # K23-086-087-00 (K23-087-00 + K23-086-00) does have the parking brake levers included but not the parking brake cable. For this you will want to use the Titan Breakaway and Parking Kit for Drum Brakes part # T2385200. I have attached a review video of these brake assemblies for you as well.
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  • Recommended Electric Brake Assemblies for 6,000 Pound Axle on Jayco Trailer
  • For the 6,000 pound axles on your 2007 Jayco Jay Flight Trailer, you will use 12 inch electric brake assemblies. I recommend looking at the etrailer.com Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-7-SA. These self-adjusting, 12 inch assemblies are designed for 5,200 to 7,000 pound axles and feature a 5 bolt mounting flange pattern. You will just want to make sure this matches up to the flange on your axle. This kit will include both the left hand and right hand assembly. I have attached an...
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  • Diameter of the Center Hole of the Trailer Brake Assemblies # 23-105-09 and # 23-106-09
  • The center hole of the brake assemblies # 23-105-09 and # 23-106-09 measures 3-3/16 inches across.
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  • What Are Mounting Bolt Hole Sizes For Replacement Hydraulic Trailer Brakes
  • The hydraulic trailer brake you referenced, Item # AKUBRK-35L, fits 4-bolt flanges with a 2-7/8-inch hole spacing and is suitable for use on a 3500-lb axle. It fits the driver's side and brake mounting bolts are included. For the passenger side, use Item # AKUBRK-35R. Nuts and lock washers are sold separately and are available in brake mounting hardware kit Item # BIK-00 (one kit needed per wheel). I recommend the Brake Adjustment Spoon Item # W80630 as well. Links with additional...
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  • Brake Assembly Fit and Compatibility for 5200 lb Axle
  • The Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies # 23-458-459 is a fit for the 5200 lb axle on your 2013 Keystone Copper Canyon Sprinter 5th Wheel. The Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 5.2K to 7K # AKEBRK-7-SA are also a fit. The ALKO hub/drum you asked about is the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly for 5,200-lb Axles - 12" Diameter - 6 on 5-1/2 # 8-201-5UC3 and yes it is a standard size...
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  • Replacement Trailer Brake Assembly Recommendation for Trailer with EZ Lube 3500 Axles
  • If you have a 3,500 lb Dexter EZ Lube spindle we for sure have the parts needed to add brakes to your trailer or replace ones that you currently have. For a set of 10 inch assemblies that would fit and work well you'd want the part # AKEBRK-35-SA which will fit both sides and work well. If you have something different going on email me back and I'll help you further.
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  • Troubleshooting Electric Brakes Grabbing on 2017 Aluma Cargo Trailer
  • With brakes grabbing or locking near the end of a stop, it sounds like there are two possibilities. The first possibility is that your brake controller is adjusted too high and is sending too strong a signal for your lightweight aluminum trailer. The second and more probable possibility is that the trailer brakes need to be adjusted. The drag on your brakes is probably too high and that will cause your brake shoes to wear out prematurely because they are always in contact with the drum...
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  • Install Hardware for 12 inch Trailer Brake Assemblies
  • For 12 inch assemblies like the # 23-105-09 that you referenced we have the bolts part # BRKH12 designed as a fit. This is a kit with nuts, washers and bolts. This is all you'd need to install the assemblies after removing your old ones.
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  • Adding Electric Brakes to a Mastertow 80THD Tow Dolly
  • In order to add brakes to a Mastertow 80THD you will need the following items: brake mounting flange, brake assembly, hub and drum assembly, trailer wiring, breakaway kit, and a brake controller. Brake Mounting Flange: Already Equipped Brake Assembly: Electric Trailer Brake Kit part # AKEBRK-35-SA (Self-Adjust) or Brake Assembly: Electric Trailer Brake Kit part # AKEBRK-35 (Manual-Adjust) Hub & Drum Assembly: Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly part # AKHD-545-35-K Trailer...
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  • Recommended Parts To Convert Trailer From Hydraulic Surge Brakes To Electric Over Hydraulic Brakes
  • We do not have a specific kit but I can help you find all of the parts you need to convert your trailer from hydraulic surge brakes to electric over hydraulic brakes. With this conversion, you can choose from hydraulic drum or disc brakes. Generally, disc brakes provide stronger braking action than drum brakes which reduces required stopping distances and increases overall safety. Disc brakes also require less maintenance than drum brakes because they have fewer moving parts. Ultimately,...
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  • Can Disc Brakes be Installed on a 2018 Jayco Pinnacle 5th Wheel Trailer
  • If your 2018 Jayco Pinnacle 5th wheel trailer has 7,000 Dexter Nev-R-Lube axles then yes, you can use Kodiak XL-Lube Disc Brake Kit # K2HR79XLDE. Nev-R-Lube axles contain cartridge bearings that do not have to be greased and the hubs for them are not tapered on the inside like other hubs. These are not to be confused with EZ-Lube axles that have grease fittings on the ends of the spindles. I looked up the specs for the trailer and while I can't view the manual for the 2018 Pinnacle I can...
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  • Diagram Recommendation for Trailer Brakes
  • I attached two diagrams that show how a trailer typically wires up as well as how the wiring usually runs to trailer brakes.
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  • Can Trailer Brake Assembly part # 23-180 Replace # 23-105
  • If the assemblies # 23-105-106-09 that you have are held on using 5 bolts instead of 4 the assembly part # 23-180 will fit as a replacement since it uses a 5 bolt mounting bracket and is 12 inches in diameter.
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  • Brake Assembly Recommendation for Dexter Axles Rated for 5,000 lbs
  • Dexter SLR does not indicate the weight capacity of the axle, but if you have 5.2k rated Dexter axles the assembly part # AKUBRK-7L would be the correct left hand brake assembly. Or if you need both sides you'd want the part # AKUBRK-7 which includes a left hand and a right hand side. These fit the standard Dexter style brake mounting flanges found on 5.2 to 7k rated axles that have a 5 bolt mounting pattern.
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  • Recommended Electric Brakes for Lund Boat Trailer
  • For your Lund trailer, we don't have complete kits, however I can give you everything you need for this conversion. For your brake assemblies you will use the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 7" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 2,000 lbs # AKEBRK-2. This will connect with # 10-2-1 wire sold by the foot and using heat shrink butt connectors # DW05745-5. This wiring will connect to the other end of your wiring using the same butt connectors to the 7-Way Molded Trailer Wire Connector, 8'...
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  • Will Titan Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuator Work w/Factory Brake Control in 2016 GMC Yukon XL
  • If the integrated brake controller in your 2016 GMC Yukon XL does not have an electric over hydraulic mode then you would need to use adapter # T4846000 to get the controller to work with the Titan actuator in the electric over hydraulic kit # T4843800.
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  • Parts Needed for 7,000 lb Axles to Convert Them to Disc Brakes
  • For a Kodiak disc brake kit confirmed as a fit for the 7k axles of your 2017 Montana 3000RE you would want the part # K2HR712D which will fit the axles. For an electric over hydraulic setup you then would want the part # HS381-9067 which comes with all of the wiring as well. Or if you need the brake lines as well you'd need the # CAR-HBA16-2 and you'd be all set.
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  • Bolt Pitch of Mounting Hardware for 10" Electric Trailer Brakes
  • The Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit w/ Parking Brakes # K23-086-087-00 uses bolts that are sized 7/16"-20, so 20 threads per inch. I've added a link to a video review of this product for you.
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  • Recommended Disc Brake Kit for Airstream Tandem Axle Trailer
  • To convert to disc brakes, you will need to check the bearings on your current hubs. If you pull the hub you should find on the inner and outer bearing a number printed on each. Those numbers will help to confirm the fit on your spindle. If you can't find this number, then you can measure the spindle with a digital caliper like # PTW80157 where the bearings would rest on the spindle. I've attached a photo to assist. For 6 stud hubs with rotor, I recommend the Kodiak Disc Brake...
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  • 10 x 2-1/4 Inch Trailer Brakes to Replace Dexter Electric Brakes
  • 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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  • Troubleshooting the Adjustment or Lack of Adjustment on Self-Adjusting Brakes
  • To get your brake assemblies to start self-adjusting after the initial manual adjustment at install, you will need to hit the brakes hard multiple times. I recommend having the truck and trailer on a fairly smooth and level surface in a parking lot for this adjustment. You will slowly accelerate to no more than 20 mph, then hit the manual override on your brake controller to its max. It will be jarring, so be prepared. You will need to do this a few times. Then you can do the same...
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  • Recommended Electric Brake Assemblies for M105A2 Military Trailer
  • For your brake assemblies, you will want the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies # AKEBRK-7-SA which will need adjusting at installation, but then will self-adjust to give you excellent braking as the pads wear over time. You will need to run wire to these assemblies and I recommend the # 10-2-1 sold by the foot to connect these assemblies to your 7-way. To make your connections clean, I recommend the Epicord 7-Way Molded Trailer Plug with...
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  • Can Grease Be Used in an Oil-Bath Style Hub
  • There's no reason grease couldn't be used in an oil-bath hub. Oil requires a tighter seal than the grease does so the grease will work fine in an oil bath hub. If you were interested in using the part # K2HR79E you could use it with grease.
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  • Grease Seal Recommendation for 2016 Forest River Wildwood with Lippert 5,200 lb Axle
  • There are two options for grease seals for the Lippert 5200 lb hubs. The part # RG06-070 which has an inner diameter of 2.25 inches or the pat # RG06-090 if the inner diameter you need is 2.125 inches. You'd have to measure your spindle or the seal to verify this. Both of these are double lip seals though.
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  • Bolt Hole Spacing of 4-Bolt Brake Mounting Flange for 10 Inch 3,500 Pound Hydraulic Brake Kit
  • The Hydraulic Brake Kit # AKFBBRK-35-D fits on a standard 4 bolt brake flange for 10 inch brakes like # 4-35. The standard measurement is 2-7/8 between the bolt holes. I've attached a diagram as well.
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  • Initial Adjustment of New Self-Adjusting Electric Trailer Brakes
  • When installing new brake assemblies such as Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3,500 lbs Item # AKEBRK-35-SA there will likely be no drag at first. Even self-adjusting brakes like these will need 1 initial adjustment. I have linked a video demonstrating the initial adjustment on some similar brakes. Basically the brakes will be adjusted properly when you can hear a slight but constant drag of the shoes on the drum when the wheel is turned....
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  • Warning Signs for Trailer Brakes Starting to Fail
  • If the braking power starts to fade or get weaker that would be the best indicator that the brakes are on their way out. Typically as long as the brakes are seemingly working fine you are good. You can periodically check the pad thickness of the shoes to see if they are wearing out if you want to be super cautious but in most cases its a "if it ain't broke don't fix it", type situation. If you feel the hub getting really hot at any point thats an indicator that the hub bearings are failed...
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  • Replacement Brake Assemblies and Hub/Drum Assemblies for Rockwell 3500 lb Axles
  • Rockwell 3,500 lb axles and Dexter parts for the axles can be compatible as can other brands. For instance for brake assemblies, you can use the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3.5K # 23-468-469 or the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3,500 lbs # AKEBRK-35-SA. When you get into the bearings, hubs, and seals the 3500 lb axles are a very standard size unlike other axle capacities....
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  • Installation of Dexter 12 Inch Self-Adjusting Electric Brakes Right vs. Left
  • With the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 7K # 23-464-465, the units should be labeled with a sticker with left hand being the driver's side and right hand being the passenger side. If they are not labeled, it is easy to determine just by sight. The magnet should be on the bottom and the pivoting arm should be facing the front of your trailer. I've attached a photo to assist. These assemblies may need to be initially manually...
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  • Recommended Disc Brake Kit For 20 Foot Boat Trailer
  • Brake lines can get clogged, and most of the time it has to do with someone not being careful when adding fluid and getting small particles inside instead of having disintegrated parts due to corrosion. To upgrade to Disc brakes, you will basically need to replace everything because the coupler will require a stronger master cylinder for disc brakes vs. drum brakes. Disc brakes require 1600 psi where drums require 1000-1200 psi. For your boat trailer, I recommend the Titan Disc...
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  • Replacement Surge Brake Kit with New Rotors and Calipers for Magic Tilt Trailer with Kodiak Brakes
  • Yes, the Titan Disc Brake Kit # T4843100 will replace your brake setup you have on your Magic Tilt trailer that has a 3,500 lb axle. Replacing everything at once will be your best option too. With everything new you know that you won't be working on your trailer in the near future replacing corroded parts.
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  • Recommended Self-Adjusting Brake Assemblies for Lippert 3500 lb Axles
  • For your Lippert LCI35T axles, you will only need to replace the brake assemblies. The hub/drum assemblies will work fine with the new brake assemblies. I recommend the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3,500 lbs # AKEBRK-35-SA. These assemblies need manual adjustment at install and then will automatically adjust based on the brake shoe thickness to continue to give you the best braking on your trailer. The assemblies have fine-toothed...
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  • Trailer Brakes Are Humming When Trailer is Connected to 2015 Chevy Truck
  • On an electric brake assembly, like part # 23-468, it does not matter which of the 2 green is the ground and which one is for power so you did install them correctly. About 1 volts of power coming from the brake controller to test if the trailer is connected or not is normal as well. What I recommend doing is testing to see if you have the .75 volts at the brake assemblies themselves. You can also either raise your trailer up to see if the brakes are grabbing or you can try pulling the...
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  • Available Disc Brake Conversion Kits for Tandem 5th Wheel Trailer with 6K Axles
  • We do offer some tandem disc brake kits that include a surge actuator coupler, like # T4843200 from Titan, but this is for 3500-lb axles. For your 6K axles we do have all the items you need but they just are not put together as a complete kit. The linked page displays all 6K disc brakes, all of which use the 6-on-5-1/2-inch wheel bolt pattern. You can refer to the linked articles (concerning adding disc brakes to a trailer) for more on each of the items needed and the considerations...
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  • Recommended Brake Assemblies and Hub/Drum Assemblies for 7,000 lb Axle
  • With the 7,000 lb axle capacity and the bearings you gave, I can give you what will fit your trailer regardless of brand name. For your trailer brake assemblies, I recommend the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 5.2K to 7K # AKEBRK-7-SA. These assemblies will need adjustment only at initial install and then will adjust as needed to optimize your braking performance. For your hub/drum assemblies, I recommend the Dexter Trailer Hub...
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  • Recommended Replacement Brakes for a Jayco Eagle Superlite 31.5 RLDS 5th Wheel Trailer
  • I recommend going with our Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-7-SA. This kit includes both the Left and Right hand assemblies, which come with identifying stickers, and are rated for 5.2K - 7K axles. I have attached a picture to demonstrate that they have a 3-1/4" pilot hole diameter, 4 of the 5 bolt measurements are 2-1/8" center on center, and the last measurement is 3" center on center. These are self-adjusting brakes that will work great for your application. After the initial install...
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  • How to Find Replacement Brakes and Bearings for a 1980 Red Dale Tandem Axle Trailer
  • To determine what replacement brakes and bearings are needed for your 1980 Red Dale tandem axle trailer you will need to measure your current brakes and remove your hub to look at your bearing part numbers as Red Dale is no longer in business. To measure your brakes you will need to measure the diameter from one pad edge to the other pad edge and then measure how wide the brakes are. I have attached a video review for our Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-7-SA where our video team...
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