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  • Can Trailer without Brakes Have Brakes Installed
  • We do have the parts you'll need to add brakes to your trailer that does not have any currently. It will require you to know what spindle dimensions you have currently to be able to pick out the hub drums and then from there pick out the correct brake assemblies. I attached a guide for adding brakes to a trailer for you to check out as well.
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  • How to Pick Out Electric Brake Assemblies for Trailer
  • I can help you find the right assemblies, but I do not know exactly which ones you have on your trailer. To pick out the correct brake assemblies for your trailer you need to know a few things. You will want to measure the inner diameter of your hub/drums and the depth of the drums to determine what brake assembly dimensions you need. For example the part # AKEBRK-35-SA is a 10 inch by 2-1/4 inch thick brake assembly. You also want to determine what the bolt pattern is of your...
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  • Replacement Recommendation For Disc Brakes For Three Axle Boat Trailer
  • The disc brakes you need will be determined by the weight of your axles (not the total capacity of your trailer), the size of your brake mounting flange (4-bolt most common), and the rotor diameter of your disc brakes. The best way to find the weight capacity of your axles is to look for a plate or sticker on your axles that provides information such as part number, lengths, and axle capacity (see attached picture). If the label is gone, then you can find the size with the diameter...
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  • Disc Brake Kit Recommendation for 8,000 lb Rated Lippert Axles
  • We have the Kodiak disc brake kit part # K2HR89DD which is a kit confirmed as a fit for 8,000 lb Lippert axles like what you have. You'll need the bearings separately as # 25580 and # 02475 and then for a grease seal # RG06-070.
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  • Troubleshooting Electric Brakes That Do Not Work
  • It sounds like you may not have wired everything like it should be, particularly the ground wires. Each brake assembly is going to need to have a pair of wires coming out of it, with both having ground wires that are attached to bare metal surfaces on your trailer frame. Then run a power wire to your trailer brakes and connect it to the wire which was not grounded (on either of the brakes) and run another wire from the power wire on that brake to the brake on the other side of the axle....
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  • Will Wheel Studs Work With 16 Inch Aluminum Wheel Rim Of 2018 Jayco 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The Kodiak Disc Brake Assembly for 5,200 lbs to 6,000 lbs Axles, Item # K1HR526D, works with a # 42 spindle. The assembly fits 15 inches and larger wheels and axles with 5-bolt flanges so it will work with the rims of your 2018 Jayco 5th wheel trailer. Right hand side and left hand side are included and each kit has one full brake assembly. The Kodiak is also made in the USA. I have attached a video to assist you.
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  • Availability of Titan Disc Brake Kit for 7,000 lb Rated Trailer Axles
  • We do have 7k rated disc brake kits from Titan as part # THRCM13378DACEK. Since you have a tandem axle trailer you'd need two kits.
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  • 3,500 lb Disc Brake Axle Kit Recommendation for Trailer with Drum Brakes
  • Hydraulic drum brakes use much lower hydraulic pressure than disc brakes. The difference is 1,000 psi for drum compared to around 1,600 for disc. Because of this you have to switch actuators or possibly only the master cylinder if your have a common actuator. That said, if you have a 3,500 lb trailer axle the disc brake kit part # T4843100 would fit it and work well as this is what it is designed to fit. I attached an install video for htis kit for you to check out as well plus a help...
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  • How to Pick Out Replacement Hubs and Brake Assemblies for Load Rite Boat Trailer
  • If we can get you set up with the correct hubs they'll have all the needed seals, races, and bearings. And once we know what hubs you need we'll be able to pick out the correct brake assemblies. 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...
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  • Troubleshooting Hydraulic Trailer Brakes Locking Up on One Side
  • If the brakes have been bled properly and your drums were replaced then the problem may be your wheel cylinder (see attached picture). Sometimes those can get worn out and then that pin will sit at an angle and prevent the piston from retracting. You did say that your backing plate was replaced. I am not sure if you meant the whole brake assembly, like part # 23-312, or if you had just the backing plate replaced. Typically the whole brake assembly is replaced as opposed to just the baking...
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  • Recommendation For Replacement Brakes For 1996 Fleetwood Terry 5th Wheel Trailer
  • We carry all kinds of replacement brakes and will have something for your 1996 Fleetwood Terry 5th Wheel. To find the right ones, we need to know the weight capacity of your axle or your inner and outer bearings sizes. Your axle has a tag/label on it that will list the manufacturer and the weight capacity. If you can not find the tag/label then you will need to pull one of the wheels and drums off and find the inner and outer bearings size which is normally stamped on them. You can...
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  • How to Determine Which Hydraulic Brakes to Use on a Trailer
  • There are two different types of hydraulic brakes used on a trailer which are disc brakes and drum brakes. A drum brake has a small round drum in which the shoes inside the backing plate push up and out to slow the trailer whereas a disc brake assembly is composed of a circular round rotor and half moon shaped caliper which clamps down on the rotor to slow the trailer. I have attached a photo of both to give you a better understanding. The part number you provided "KH8444" was manufactured...
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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. The kit for both of these is the part # 23-105-106-09 that you referenced.
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  • Difference Between Titan Disc Brake Kits # T4843500 and # T4843100
  • Both the Titan Disc Brake Kit # T4843500 and # T4843100 referenced in your question are complete disc brake kits designed for a single 3,500 pound axle. The primary difference between the two kits is the model actuator that is included. The Disc Brake Kit # T4843500 includes the Brake Actuator # T4606520, which is a bolt-on actuator with a built-in electric reverse lockout. This means that you can back up the trailer without actuating the trailer brakes. The Disc Brake Kit # T4843100...
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  • Correct 7 inch Electric Drum Brake Assemblies and Hub and Drums for Little Guy Silver Shadow Trailer
  • The Dexter brake assemblies, part # K23-103-104-00, are for 10 to 13 inch rims. They're designed for 2,200 pound axles that have a 7 by 1-1/4 inch drum. The hubs for a 2,200 pound axle that we carry have a 4 on 4 bolt pattern; parts # 8-173-16UC3-EZ for E-Z lube axles and # 8-173-16UC3 for standard axles. You need to verify that your Little Guy Silver Shadow uses bearings # L44649 for both the inner and outer to confirm the hubs are correct.
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  • Replacement Electric Brake Assemblies for Dual Axle Trailer with Different Capacity Brakes Installed
  • I really am not sure why different rated brake assemblies would have been installed on your dual axle trailer, as this is definitely not recommended. The 023-105-00 part number you found for the left side assemblies refers to the Dexter 6,000 Pound # 23-105, while the 023-181-00 part number refers to the 7,000 pound # 23-181. When replacing the brakes, I do recommend replacing them with assemblies of matching capacity. I recommend verifying the axle capacity on your trailer so you...
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  • Recommended Torque When Installing 7 Inch AxleTek Brake Assemblies
  • When installing the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 7" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies # AKEBRK-2 you will want to torque them to 30-50 ft lbs. If you don't have a torque wrench, if you tighten the nut until the lock washers flatten out, you will likely be within that range.
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  • Adding Disc Brakes to Tandem Axle Trailer
  • We can help you with the project of adding hydraulic disc brakes to your 7K-rated tandem axle trailer. In fact we have a complete help article on the subject that I have linked for you. This includes links to products including disc kits, actuators and brake lines. So long as your existing brake lines are okay you should not need to replace them just to make the changeover to discs. If you are going to run the discs only on the one axle that has brake flanges you will want to match the...
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  • Brake Assembly Replacement Recommendation for Trailer Brakes that are 10 inch
  • We can definetely help as it looks like you have a standard 4 bolt brake assembly flange 10 inch brake assembly. We have the kit part # AKEBRK-35-SA which comes with left and right hand assemblies for a 3,500 lb axle like what you most likely have. These are self-adjusting as well too. I attached a help article that is a guide for adding electric brakes to a trailer for you to check out as well. You'll also need a brake controller as well. For a brake controller I would recommend...
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  • Electric Drum Brakes for a 3,500 Lb Axle with Parking Brake
  • I do have an option for you but the only electric drum brakes we carry designed for 3,500 lb axles that have the parking brake feature are the Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit w/ Parking Brakes part # K23-086-087-00 which require manual adjustments for setup and even wear. If you decide to go with the manual adjust brakes then I also recommend using the adjustment spoon part # W80630. I have attached a review video on the above assembly for you as well.
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  • Installation of Electric Brake Replacement Assemblies on Wells Cargo Dual Axle Trailer
  • When installing electric brakes on your Wells Cargo tandem axle trailer, you will want either the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 12" # AKEBRK-7-SA or the 10" # AKEBRK-35-SA. You can simply put a tape measure on your hub to see which one you need. I've attached videos of the installations to assist. It is just as common for assemblies not to use a cotter pin and it is for them to use a cotter pin on that spindle nut. Some will use a castle nut like # 165686 with the...
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  • Differences Between Combined Hub & Rotor and Separate Hub & Rotor Brakes
  • The only real difference between using an integrated hub/rotor combo and a separate hub and rotor combo is that if something happens to the rotor and or hub on the separate hub/rotor, you can just replace the damaged component and not the entire assembly. As long as the idler hub you have on your trailer now has a 6 on 5-1/2" bolt pattern, then I recommend using the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit part # K2R526D. If you already have the calipers and mounting brackets then you can use part # KR12D...
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  • Which Wire is for Power and Which is for Ground on a Brake Assembly
  • If the 2 wires at the back of your brake assemblies are not connected to anything, like in the attached picture of part # AKEBRK-7R-SA, then that is definitely your problem. You will need to splice in the wire that carries the brake controller signal from your vehicle to one of the wires on each assembly. The other wires for each assembly, as you mentioned, will need to be grounded to a clean, bare-metal surface on your trailer. Luckily for brake assemblies it doesn't matter which one...
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  • Electric Drum and Hydraulic Drum to Disc Brake Conversion Kits
  • I am not sure if you are looking to convert from an electric drum brake to a hydraulic disc brake or from a hydraulic drum brake to a hydraulic disc brake but I will provide my recommendations for each option below. Electric Drum to Hydraulic Disc: Kodiak Disc Brake Kit part # K2HR526D (6 on 5-1/2") HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit part # HBA16-252-82 (Single/Tandem Axles) Hydraulic Drum to Hydraulic Disc: Kodiak Disc Brake Kit part # K2HR526D (6 on 5-1/2") HydraStar...
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  • Recommended Disc Brake Kit for AL-KO 6,000 lb Axles
  • For your AL-KO 6,000 lb axles, you will want the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit # K2HR858AE that will fit the same #42 spindles used on that axle. This kit will give you the calipers, discs, and oil cap, but you will need to get the bearings and seal separately. For the inner bearing you will use # 25580, and you'll use # 02475 for the outer bearing. The seal needed is # RG06-070 sold in the pair. For your brake lines and Electric over Hydraulic actuator, I recommend the HydraStar Electric...
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  • What is the Brake Mounting Flange Pattern on the Titan Hydraulic Brake Kit Part # T1878800-700
  • Yes, the Titan Hydraulic Brake Kit part # T1878800-700 is exactly what you need. The mounting holes are spaced 2-7/8" apart on center which is an industry standard for the 4 bolt brake mounting flanges. They measure to be 10" in diameter and have a single servo. The mounting holes are open and do not come with welded studs as you requested. They are rated for use on axles up to 7,500 lbs. I have attached a review video on the above assemblies for you as well.
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  • Could Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-7-SA Connect to Hand Brake
  • Since the trailer brake assemblies part # AKEBRK-7-SA activate with electricity current there's no way to use a hand lever to activate them.
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  • 3,500 lb Trailer Brake Setup that Fits Behind 10 inch Trailer Wheel
  • Since 3,500 brake drums are too large to fit behind a 10 inch trailer wheel the only option you'd have would be a disc brake kit like the Kodiak part # K2HR35D-8 which has a 3,500 lb capacity, 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern and would work well. I attached a couple help articles on instaling disc brakes on a trailer for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Brake Assemblies for 5,200 lb Lippert Axles on Toy Hauler
  • For your brake assemblies, I recommend the Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-7-SA which will give you the brake assemblies for one 5,200 lb axle. These brake assemblies are self-adjusting so you will not need to do anything to maintain them. They will automatically adjust as they wear to give you the best braking available. Since you haven't done any maintenance in the past 12 years, I recommend replacing the assemblies versus just the individual parts. I think you'll be really...
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  • Replacement Self-Adjusting 12-1/4 x 3-3/8-Inch Electric Drum Trailer Brakes to Replace 023-451-00
  • Brake part 023-451-00 refers to a right-hand Dexter electric drum brake for 9K and 10K-rated axles. The brake dimensions are 12-1/4-inch diameter and 3-3/8-inch width. We do offer this size of brake in 8K, 9K and 10K axle capacities in the self-adjusting variety; these are shown on the linked page. The best value among all is the 10K-rated etrailer Axle Teknology brake pair # AKEBRK-10. These drum brakes work with wheels from 15-inches up to 17-1/2-inches. These use a 7-bolt mounting...
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  • Adding Brakes to 2007 Sundowner Horse Trailer
  • Though we do not have specific parts lists for certain trailers, to determine the brake assemblies that will fit your 2007 Sundowner, you 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. I've added a link to our page with our selection of brakes for you to take a look at as well as a help article on adding electric brakes. If you get back to me with this information I would be able to tell...
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  • How to Pick Out Brake Assemblies for Toy Hauler
  • I can help you find the right assemblies, but I do not know exactly which ones you have on your trailer. To pick out the correct brake assemblies for your trailer you need to know a few things. You will want to measure the inner diameter of your hub/drums and the depth of the drums to determine what brake assembly dimensions you need. For example the part # 23-468-469 is a 10 inch by 2-1/4 inch thick brake assembly set. You also want to determine what the bolt pattern is of your...
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  • How to Determine What Spindle the Titan Disc Brake Kit # T4843200 is Compatible with
  • If your Maxum trailer uses an L68149 inner bearing, L44649 outer bearing, and a grease seal with a 1.719" inner diameter then the Titan Disc Brake Kit # T4843200 has disc brake hubs that are compatible with your trailer. The actuator is compatible with 3" wide trailer channel tongues which is another thing that you need to check. This kit is for a 3,500 lb axle. If you do not know what the weight capacity of your axle is, you can locate it either on a sticker on the trailer or a stamp...
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  • Recommended Disc Brake Upgrade for 2010 Cameo Trailer by Carriage
  • Your 2010 Cameo by Carriage can have the axles upgraded and disc brakes added, but you would need to contact the manufacturer to ensure your capacity would be increased because it will be based on the weakest component. We don't carry any disc brake assemblies for the 9K axles, but we do have the 8k and 10K options. I've attached an article to assist with upgrading to EOH disc brakes. My recommendation is to keep your current Dexter axles and add the Dexter Disc Brake Assembly - 12-1/4"...
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  • Recommended Disc Brake Assembly to Replace UFP Brakes on Boat Trailer
  • Would you be able to tell me what you mean by alternatives or are you looking for the entire assembly?
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  • What Parts Are Needed To Add Brakes To A 1997 Coleman Destiny Pop-Up Camper
  • To add electric brakes to the Coleman Destiny Bayport pop-up camper, you will need a few pieces of information. You will will need to know the weight capacity of the axle, bolt pattern of the wheels, and whether or not it has brake flanges already and their bolt pattern. If no brake flanges then you will have to either replace the axle with one that does or you can purchase brake flanges like Item # 4-34 and have a qualified welder weld them to the axle. After sorting out what...
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  • Replacement Electric Brake Assemblies for Camper with AL-KO T52 Axles
  • The Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assemblys - Left Hand # 23-180 referenced in your question is rated for 7,000 pound axles. For the AL-KO T52 5,200 pound axles on your trailer, I instead recommend the etrailer.com Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-7-SA. These assemblies are designed for your 5,200 pound axles, measure 12 inches x 2 inches, and will indeed work with your AL-KO drums. You will just want to make sure the 5 bolt mounting pattern on these units match the pattern on your axle's...
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  • Disc Brake Conversion Kits for 8K Axles and 17-1/2-Inch Trailer Wheels
  • We do have disc brake kits for 8000-lb axles that will be compatible with 17-1/2-inch trailer wheels and you can see these on the linked page. These Kodiak kits include both the hub-and-rotor type like # K2HR89AE and rotor-only kits like # K2R858DE. All use the 8-on-6-1/2 wheel bolt pattern. The linked article will give you a complete recap of the items needed to make a trailer brake conversion to EOH disc operation.
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  • Will Kodiak Disc Brake Kit K2R1258L12 Fit a 12K Rockwell Axle on PJ Trailer
  • I am assuming that one of the axles has brakes and the other does not. If that is the case and the axle that does not have brakes has idler hubs then you can use Kodiak kit # K2R1258L12 provided that the hub has an 8 on 6-1/2 bolt pattern and brake mounting flanges on the axle. You will also need some addition brake line and related parts such as what is included in kit # 15SI-BLKIT. Or it may be more beneficial to go ahead and replace all the lines with a tandem axle kit # 24TA-BLKIT.
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  • Would Dexter 5,200 lb Trailer Axle have Manual Or Self Adjusting Brake Assemblies
  • Dexter makes 5,200 lb trailer brake assemblies that are self adjusting like part # 23-458-459 as well as ones that are manual adjust like part # 23-105-106 so it could go either way. I attached a picture that points out what to look for on your assemblies once you pull off the hub to tell if they are self adjust or manual adjust. The steel cable you see is part of the linkage mechanism which makes the assemblies adjust automatically.
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  • Replacement Electric Brake Assemblies for Mobile Home Axles with 12 inch Brakes
  • If your trailer's axles have the 5 bolt brake flange and 12 by 2 inch drums then the brake assemblies, part # AKEBRK-7-SA, will work for you. Verify by measuring the inner diameter and width of the drums. You should know that mobile home axles are designed for one time use and therefore replacement parts can be difficult to find. They generally don't fit the standard parts. If you're running into this you may be better off replacing the axles on your trailer to make it easier later...
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  • How to Change Out Trailer Hydraulic Surge Brakes to Electric Brakes
  • Switching from a hydraulic braking system to electric is actually a lot less complicated than the other way around. You basically just need to lock out your surge brake actuator, swap out your brakes, and then add some wiring and a breakaway kit on the trailer side. I can actually let you know what you will need right now, but if your hub and drum assemblies need to be changed that will require some additional information. You can determine what replacement brakes you need by simply...
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  • Compatibility of Kodiak Disc Brake Kit with 15 Inch Trailer Wheels
  • The Kodiak Disc Brake Kit - 12" Hub/Rotor - 6 on 5-1/2 - Dacromet - 5,200 lbs to 6,000 lbs # K2HR526D will work with your tires and 15 inch wheels as long as they have the 6 on 5-1/2 inch bolt pattern. To ensure the hub/rotors are the correct ones for your spindle, you will want to pull your current hubs to ensure the spindle measurements are 2.25 at the seal, 1.75 at the inner baring and 1.25 inches at the outer bearing. The bearing numbers for this assembly to match those measurements...
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  • Are Drums Included with Demco Hydraulic Brake Kit for 3.5K Axles # DMSB18794M-93M
  • No, the brake drums are sold separately from Demco Hydraulic Brake Kit # DMSB18794M-93M. The reason is that not everyone needs to replace both the brake assemblies and the drums. There are also at least 5 different bolt patterns for the hub and drum assemblies for 3500 pound axles. The most common bolt pattern is 5 on 4-1/2 so in that pattern for hydraulic brake drums you could use # T1543900CB042 which is sold in quantities of 1.
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  • What is the Mounting Bolt Pattern for Electric Trailer Brake Assembly # 23-429
  • Trailer brake assembly # 23-429 has mounting holes that are 3-5/8" apart on center side to side, 4-3/8" on center top to bottom, and 5 inches on center diagonally. The matching left hand side assembly is # 23-428.
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  • Electric Brakes for Rockwell 8,000 lb Torsion Axles
  • Electric brakes such as Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-8 do not fit specific axles. These are 8,000 lb rated brakes with a 4-bolt mounting flange pattern and are 12-1/4" diameter x 3-3/8" wide, so you would need that mounting bolt pattern and a hub and drum assembly that allows these brakes to fit. I've added a link to a video review of the brakes for you to take a look at.
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  • Recommended Components for Off-Road Trailer Similar to Chevy Colorado Wheels
  • Brake systems are not dependent on the hub bolt pattern. So you can use the Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-7-SA for 12 inch hub/drums or # AKEBRK-35-SA for 10 inch hub/drums. Then use # 10-1-1 wire sold by the foot for your brake magnet wiring. There is not a trailer hub/drum that will fit your Chevy Colorado's 6x120 bolt pattern because vehicle tires and wheels are not recommended for trailer use. They have a different design and function so they often have a wheel offset and...
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  • Electric Trailer Brakes to Replace Hayes/AL-KO Brakes on a Homemade Trailer
  • It sounds like you have the brake mounting flange for Hayes/AL-KO brakes. The standard 5-bolt brake mounting pattern on # AKEBRK-6 will not work. We do have brakes that have that mounting pattern though. You will need # 23-105-09 for the left and # 23-106-09 for the right. I have included a picture showing the hole spacing of these brakes for you as well.
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  • Troubleshooting Weak Trailer Brakes that Are Adjusted Properly and Have Good Magnets
  • Is it possible there's grease in the drum which is causing the brakes to not lock up? If you blew out the inner grease seal or it was leaking at all this is a very likely cause. Otherwise it could be a mechanical problem of the assemblies and would need to be replaced. I attached a page that has all of the brake assemblies we offer for you to check out as well.
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  • How to Pick Out Brake Assemblies for 2017 Forest River Rockwood Trailer
  • None of the numbers you mentioned cross reference with any trailer parts but there are basically two options you may have since 5,000 lb axles are not standard. You either have 12 inch assemblies and need the part # AKEBRK-7-SA for both the left and right hand side or you have 10 inch assemblies and need # K23-478-479 for both sides. I am inclined to believe you have a 12 inch setup and need the # AKEBRK-7-SA but you'd want to measure first to be sure. I attached a picture that shows...
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  • Brake Assembly Replacement Recommendation for K71-125-00
  • For an exact replacement for the assemblies of your trailer you would want the part # K23-478-00 for the left hand side and part # K23-479-00 for the right hand side. Brake assemblies are not what you'll use to make your braking more aggresive. For that you'd want to increase the gain setting of your brake controller as that's how you adjust the braking power higher.
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  • How to Pick Out Brakes for 3,500 lb Boat Trailer with Tandem Axles
  • Installing brakes on a trailer really isn't too bad. The install is pretty basic and a DIYer like yourself wouldn't have a problem at all. To determine the parts you need though we need to for sure know what axles/spindles you have so that we pick out the right parts. I attached a couple guides for that down below for you to check out. There are a lot of boat trailers that have great results with electric drum brakes so if that's a route you are interested in that's what I would recommend...
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  • Recommendation to Replace Dexter 023-326-00 Electric Brake Assemblies on Trailer
  • Based on my research, the 023-326-00 number you found at the back of your existing brake assemblies refers to the Dexter 12 inch x 2 inch electric brake assembly that is designed for 6,000 pound axles and features a 5 bolt mounting flange pattern. If this is correct, you can indeed use the etrailer.com Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-7-SA that you referenced. These 12 inch x 2 inch self-adjusting assemblies do not require periodic manual adjustments like standard units. They are...
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  • Are Kodiak Disc Brake Kits Compatible with Hydrastar 1600 PSI Electric Over Hydraulic Actuators
  • Absolutely! Disc brake kit # K2HR35D is compatible with the Hydrastar 1600 psi actuators including # HBA16, # HS381-9067, # HS381-8067, and kits with lines, # CAR-HBA16-2 and # HBA16-252-82. It will also work older models as long as they were designed to be used with disc brakes.
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  • Recommended Self-Adjusting Electric Brake Assemblies for 5,000 lb Axle and 12x2 Hubs
  • The Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 7K # 23-464-465 will work with your Axle Technology axle, however, I recommend the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 5.2K to 7K # AKEBRK-7-SA which is less expensive and made by Axle Technology. Either option will work great with your 12x2 inch hubs.
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  • Replacement Dexter Hydraulic Brake Assemblies for 023-344-00 and 023-345-00
  • For your replacement Dexter hydraulic brake assemblies, you will want the Dexter Hydraulic Trailer Brake Kit - Uni-Servo - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies # 23-312-313. These will work very well with your existing hub/drum assemblies.
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  • Self-Adjusting Electric Drum Brakes Suitable for 17-Inch Wheels
  • Dexter Nev-R-Adjust 10 x 2-1/4-inch Electric Trailer Brake Kit # 23-468-469 will work with 13-, 14- and 15-inch trailer wheels. It is not compatible with 17-inch wheels. Self-adjusting electric drum brakes that are compatible with 17-inch wheels are shown on the linked page. These are rated for use with axles having 7K to 15K weight ratings. Note that these are all larger diameter and wider brakes that the 10 x 2-1/4-inch Dexter kit. Be sure to choose a kit based on your axle weight...
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  • Where are etrailer Electric Brake Assemblies Made and How do they Compare to Dexter Brakes
  • Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-35-SA is made overseas but has a very important advantage over the Dexter option. Basically the difference is in the shoes. The pad material on AKEBRK-35-SA is actually cut to length whereas on other assemblies the material is snapped off. Snapping it off leads to more chipped edges and cracks in the pad material. Also in many, not all, brake assemblies the pad material is riveted to the shoes so if the material wears down far enough the rivets will...
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  • Where are the Ground Wires Located on Electric Trailer Brakes
  • Electric brakes have 2 wires located at the back. One is for power and the other is for ground (it doesn't matter which is used for which function). The ground wires should be connected to the trailer frame. The only other place that would carry a ground is the main ground wire that is connected to the pin in the 5 o'clock position on the 7-Way of your trailer (see attached picture). I have attached a video of the trailer brake assemblies # AKEBRK-35L and # AKEBRK-35R being installed...
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  • Parts Needed To Convert Trailer From Electric Drum Brakes To Electric Over Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  • We do have an electric over hydraulic disc brake kit that will fit a trailer with two 7000 lb rated torsion axles. In addition to a hydraulic disc brake kit, you will also need a brake line kit, that is compatible with electric over hydraulic brakes. We also want to confirm how many bolts you have on your hub, we will need your bolt pattern, size of wheels, and we will need the lengh of your bolts. For a disc brake kit to replace your drum brake assembly, you will need the Kodiak Disc...
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  • Parts Needed to Add Electric-Over-Hydraulic EOH Brakes to a 14K Trailer
  • Thank you for the information and the pictures! We have exactly what you need to change your current hub and drum assembly to an Electric-Over-Hydraulic (EOH) disc brake setup. The most popular disc brake kit that we have to offer if the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit # K2HR712D which comes with a 13" rotor that has an 8 on 6-1/2" bolt pattern and is rated for 7,000 lbs. The dacromet finish on this kit gives it the best protection out there especially for freshwater and saltwater use. The...
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  • Recommendation For Replacements Of 10 Inch Hydraulic Drum Brakes For Single Axle Boat Trailer
  • Based on your information, I recommend the Hydraulic Brake Kit, Item # AKFBBRK-35-D. This kit is marine-grade, has Dacromet-coating which resists corrosion, and works well with salt water applications. The kit fits most standard hub-and-drum assemblies including Dexter, Lippert, and AL-KO. It fits a 4-bolt mounting flange pattern, works with 3,500-lbs axles, and has the free-backing feature. Left-hand and right-hand brake assemblies and mounting bolts included. Regarding your hubs,...
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  • How to Convert From Drum Brakes to Disc Brakes on EZ Loader Boat Trailer
  • To change from drum brakes to disc brakes on your 1994 EZ Loader boat trailer there are a number of things you'll need, starting with new hub and rotor assemblies. You will need to remove your current hub and drum assembly and look at the bearing numbers stamped onto the bearings themselves in order to find the correct assembly. Additionally you are going to need to know your wheel bolt pattern. If you do not know it please take a look at the help article I've added which details how to...
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  • Disc Brake Kit Recommendation for Spindle that Measures 1 inch in Diameter
  • What is the diameter of the spindle where the inner bearing rides? If it is also 1 inch we have the Kodiak disc brake kit part # K2HR2D that will fit the spindle. Otherwise if you have a different dimension there we wouldn't have a fit.
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  • Availability of Dexter Axle Brake Assemblies K23-026-00 and K23-027-00
  • We do have the regular Dexter Axle brakes and their Nev-R-Adjust equivalents. The regular (manually adjusted) brakes that you are wanting are listed as part # 23-26 for the Left Hand side and part # 23-27 for the Right Hand side. Their Nev-R-Adjust equivalents are parts # 23-468 and # 23-469 respectively. The Dexter Axle hub and drum assemblies that we have for a 3,500 lb axle use the Inner Bearing # L68149 and Outer Bearing # L44649. If you have a 5 on 4-1/2" bolt pattern then you...
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  • Torque of Nuts on etrailer.com Electric Trailer Brake Kit
  • The proper amount you want to torque the nuts on the etrailer.com Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-35-SA is 45-70 ft. lbs.
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  • Recommendation For Replacement Brakes For 1997 MacGregor 26X Sailboat Trailer
  • We will be glad to help but unfortunately there are all kinds of options and possibilities. The best way to find the right replacement brakes is to find the weight capacity of your axle (see attached picture), the size of your brake mounting flange (4-bolt pattern most common), and your drum diameter for drum brakes and rotor diameter for disc brakes. If your trailer has a 3,500-lb axle with drum brakes and a 4-bolt brake flange, I recommend something like the Hydraulic Brake Kit,...
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  • Replacement Brake Assembly Recommendation for Trailer that Has 4 Bolt Brake Assemblies
  • The standard trailer brake size that have a 4 bolt mounting pattern that would also be correct for a trailer wheel that is 14 inches in diameter is the 3,500 lb brake assemblies like the part # AKEBRK-35-SA which come with a left and a right side. These assemblies are 10 inches in diameter and 2-1/4 inches in width.
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  • Recommended Disc Brake Conversion for 7,000 lb Dexter Axles
  • On your 2018 Montana 3791 RD, with Dexter 7K axles, we do have the parts but not in a kit for axles that large. I recommend the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit - 13" Hub/Rotor - 7,000 lbs # K2HR712D along with Bearing Kit # BK3-100. I recommend using grease # L11390 and cap # F001520 instead of doing the oil bath simply because if a seal fails you can melt your bearings and cause more issues than what grease would allow. Then for the electrical aspects, I recommend the HydraStar Electric-Hydraulic...
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  • Everything Needed to Add Electric Brakes to ATV Trailer
  • To add electric brakes to your trailer you will need a hub and drum assembly such as # AKHD-545-35-K if you do not have one. To find out which hub and drum you need, what you can do is you can take apart your current 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 # 301-17068 and measure your spindle to the thousandths...
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  • What is the Difference Between the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit 6K and 7K
  • The Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit part # 23-464-465 rated for 7,000 lb axles will work with your Dexter 6,000 lb axles but the braking aggression would not be ideal and I do recommend sticking with the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit part # 23-458-459 rated for 6,000 lb axles. In regards to replacing the braking assemblies, there are two components that tend to wear out faster than the others on drum brakes and that is the shoes and magnets. The magnets...
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  • Replacement Brake Shoes Needed for a Wells Cargo Trailer
  • There might be a part number that is located on the back of the brake assembly itself or maybe a sticker that is still readable. From the picture you sent in it looks like you have 10" self-adjusting brakes for a 3,500 lb axle like our kit # AKEBRK-35-SA. I am attaching a link to our selection of replacement shoes but you will need to know your manufacturer/part number before choosing a replacement. Typically we have found that it is much more cost effective to just get replacement...
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  • Can the Duo-Servo Demco Hydraulic Brake Kit Replace a Uni-Servo Dexter Hydraulic Trailer Brake Kit
  • The Duo-Servo Demco Hydraulic Brake Kit # DMSB18794M-93M fits 10" hub and drum assemblies as well as the same mounting hole dimensions as the Uni-Servo Dexter Hydraulic Trailer Brake Kit # 23-312-313. This means that you definitely can replace them with the Duo-Servo kit. The Demco Duo-Servo kit is perfect if you have a boat trailer. The galvanized backing plates, stainless steel spring hardware, zinc-plated wheel cylinders will do a much better job at ressisting rust and corrosion from...
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  • Replacement Electric Drum Brakes for Keystone Raptor 5th Wheel
  • I checked the Keystone website for details on your Raptor model 3912 but I could not find this model's axle specs. Since you want to choose brakes with the appropriate stopping power you'll just want to check your specs for the axles' rating or look for a sticker or plate on the axle beam that will tell you its weight rating. Chances are the axles are rated between 5200-lbs and 7000-lbs each. Based on your photo (thank you) and the weights of Raptor trailers you most likely have 12 x...
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  • Replacement 10 inch Brake Assembly Recommendation for Trailer
  • Thanks for the picture and dimensions of the assemblies you have on your trailer. From that info I know that the Dexter left and right hand assemblies part # 23-468-469 would fit and work well. These are self adjusting brake assemblies too which is nice as they don't require you to ever have to adjust them.
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  • Brake Assembly Recommendation for Boat Trailer That Allows it to be Backed up Without Brake Lockup
  • Best option would be to install free-backing brake assemblies on your trailer as they allow the trailer to be reversed and not have the brakes apply. For example if you have 3,500 lb axles on your trailer you'd want the kit part # AKFBBRK-35-D which comes with assemblies for both the left and the right. These are galvanized too which helps prevent corrosion. I also attached a link below to a page that has all of the free backing plates we offer for you to check out if you have a different...
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  • Breaking in Self-Adjusting Brakes
  • The Electric Brakes # AKEBRK-35-SA are self-adjusting brakes and the braking can be not enough before they are fully broken in. After making your initial adjustment, what you will want to do is drive on as flat a surface as possible and when at roughly 15-20 mph hit your brakes; also do the same thing but use the manual override on your brake controller. Once this is done enough the brakes will be properly adjusted.
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  • Replacement Brakes for Unknown Dexter Axle on 1987 Fleetwood 5th Wheel Trailer
  • For your braking assembly you will simply need to measure your hub diameter or the backing plate on your brake assembly and the thickness of your hubs. You will either need the Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3,000 lbs # K23-472-473-00 that are 10 x 1-1/2 inches or the wider brake shoe assemblies # 23-468-469 that are 10 x 2-1/4 inches. If you have 7 inch assemblies, you will want # K23-103-104-00. If you have hydraulic brakes, you will either...
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  • What is Needed to Add Electric Drum Brakes to a Trailer
  • The Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-35-SA that you referenced does contain only brakes. The hub and drum assemblies are sold separately. I have attached a link to our helpful article on adding electric drum brakes to a trailer that doesn't have any. To accomplish this you need the brake assembly plus the hub and drum assembly as was previously mentioned. You also need a brake mounting flange on your axle, trailer wiring for the brakes, a breakaway kit to activate the trailer brakes...
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  • Could Titan 3,500 Surge Disc Brake Kit Fit on 1999 Trailex CT-7541 Trailer
  • If your 1999 Trailex CT-7541 has 3,500 lb axles then the Titan disc brake kit part # T4843200 is going to fit and work well. Since I don't have a way of looking up your trailer's axle capacity you'd have to verify that. You can check the plate near the coupler of the trailer which has the VIN to see if you can see it listed there or you can measure the diameter of the axles to know. If they are 2-3/8 inches in diameter then that is what you have.
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  • Parts Needed to Add Surge Disc Brakes to 1997 Trailrite Sailboat Trailer
  • Most likely you have 3,500 lb spindles on your trailer based on the wheel bolt pattern and the actuator you have. Sof ro a kit that comes with everything you need to convert the front axle to disc you'd want the Titan kit part # T4843100. This comes with the actuator, the brake lines and all the hub/rotor parts you need. I attached an install video for this kit plus a help article on adding surge disc brakes to a trailer for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Brake Assemblies for 31 Foot Travel Trailer with Tandem Axles
  • For axles that are roughly 5,000 lbs each base on your 10,000 lb rating, you will need 12 inch brake assemblies for your 31 foot travel trailer. I recommend the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 12" # AKEBRK-7-SA. If you have hydraulic brakes, you will want # AKFBBRK-7 instead which is a free-backing brake assembly. These assemblies both work with the standard 5 bolt mounting flange on axles of this capacity level. If you meant that each axle was rated for 10,000 lbs,...
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  • How To Determine If Your Trailer Has Free-Backing Brake Assemblies When Replacing a Surge Coupler
  • To find out if you have free backing brakes, there are really only two ways I can think of to test. First, if your coupler works, you can push your surge coupler to move your trailer in reverse. If the brakes apply, then you know you do not have free backing brakes. If you can move it easily, then your brakes are free backing. If your coupler is broken and thus the reason you are replacing then you will need to go to the second testing option. You will need to pull one of your hubs...
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  • AxleTek Brake Assembly Recommendation for 8k Axles with 4 Bolt Mounting Pattern
  • Actually our etrailer.com brand brake assemblies are rebranded AxleTek assmemblies. So we have the 8k left and right assembly set # AKEBRK-8 which is most likely what you need but these are 12-1/4 inch in diameter by 3-3/8 inches wide and attach with a 4 bolt pattern.
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  • What is the Difference Between 3.5K and 4.4K Electric Trailer Brakes
  • Most of the time brakes of the same size but with different capacities have different magnets. A larger magnet is needed for a higher capacity. If you were to go to larger capacity brakes they may seem too aggressive for the load. In that case you can reduce the power output from the brake controller. A 4,400 pound axle is not all that common so I am willing to bet that you have 3,500 pound axles. The ideal set of self-adjusting 10x2-1/4 inch brakes for you is # AKEBRK-35-SA. I have...
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  • Replacement Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brakes for Dexter 7,000 lb axles
  • If you are looking for replacement Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brakes for your Dexter 7,000 lb axles then that would be part # 23-464-465 on our site. You can verify that these are correct by measuring the inside diameter of your hub and drum assembly. These brakes measure 12" x 2" which should fit perfectly for your application. The Nev-R-Adjust brakes automatically adjust to deliver optimum performance and braking power so you do not have to keep manually adjusting them. This...
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  • Will the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit # 23-468-469 Fit with Dexter 10" Hubs
  • From your description the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit # 23-468-469 is exactly what you need. They fit with 10" hubs, are rated for a 3,500 lb axle, and they mount on a 4 bolt brake mounting flange with 2-7/8" spacing on center. I have attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • Disc Brake Kit Recommendation for Replacing Hub with Bearings L68149 and L44649
  • You have an 84 spindle on your trailer axle like what the Kodiak Dexter 3,500 kit part # K2HR35D is designed to fit. Your seal is the correct size as it most likely stretched out sligtly from use.
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  • Disc Brake Kit Recommendation for Boat Trailer with 6k Axles
  • Based on what you listed as having on your trailer axle the Kodiak Disc brake kit part # K2HR526D that you listed would be the correct kit. Since you said saltwater you might be more interested in the kit that has stainless steel rotors, calipers, and mounting brackets # K2HR526DS. You'll need to swap to a disc braker compatible surge brake actuator as well though since they require higher psi ratings than drum. For that the surge brake actuator part # T4750720 would work great as it...
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  • How to Test Trailer Wiring to Determine Function on Each Circuit
  • If you are referring to the wires on each electric brake assembly, these are non-polarized and are usually white. On electric brakes like 12 x 2-inch # AKEBRK-7-SA either wire can be used for ground or hot since they are non-polarized. Wire colors on a trailer are not a reliable way to know what function they carry. On an older trailer like your 80s horse trailer there could have been several re-wiring efforts already put into it so there is no telling which wire does what unless you...
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  • Piezas necesarias para agregar frenos eléctricos en un remolque con ejes de 5,000 lb
  • Para agregar frenos de remolque eléctricos a sus ejes de 5,000 lb, necesita una brida de montaje del freno (la mayoría de los ejes del remolque vienen de serie con ellos), un conjunto de freno, un conjunto de cubo y tambor, cableado del remolque, un kit de arranque y un controlador de frenos en su vehículo . Si no tiene una brida de montaje del freno, entonces necesita la pieza # 4-44-1 que debe soldarse profesionalmente con una plantilla. Esto le permitirá instalar el kit de freno eléctrico...
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  • Can Drum Brake Actuator on Trailer be Reused with Disc Brakes
  • Since drum brakes and disc brakes require different amounts of hydraulic pressure you'd have to swap out your coupler or if available switch the master cylider of what you have to be compatible with disc brakes. I'd have to see what coupler you have to see if we have a master cylinder for it. For a 3,500 lb axle though we have the disc brake kit from Kodiak part # K2HR35D which would work well. Aside from this and figuring out your coupler situation you'd be set.
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  • How to Determine Correct Brakes for a 2000 Sooner 3 Horse Gooseneck Trailer
  • From my research your 2000 Sooner gooseneck trailer likely has two 7,000 pound axles which means you need 12 inch brake assemblies. If I'm correct I recommend part # AKEBRK-7-SA which includes both the left and right assemblies. They're also self-adjusting to make things easier. They still need to be adjusted once upon install but that should be it. I've linked a video on them as well. Before purchasing you definitely want to verify these are what you need. Check your axle capacity...
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  • Should Electric Brakes be Added to Both Axles on 6,900 Pound Horse Trailer
  • Since you are looking at a trailer that can be loaded up to almost 7,000 pounds, I do recommend installing brake assemblies on both axles. Doing this is going to provide a much smoother ride and braking control, which is especially important for your equine passengers. Adding brake assemblies to just one axle may give you enough stopping power, but it's not going to be nearly as smooth as equipping both axles. This is also going to put less stress on the trailer itself and its individual...
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  • Why Doesn't Titan Disc Brake Kit and Swing-Away Actuator # T4843300 Have Safety Chain Loop
  • Since the Titan Disc Brake Kit and Swing-Away Actuator w/ Electric Lockout # T4843300 has a hinge built into it you'd want to attach safety chains to the tongue of the coupler before the hinge and coupler. If you need some we have the part # E950 which have a 4,000 lb capacity each.
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  • Recommended Free-Backing Hydraulic Brakes for Surge Brakes Without Reverse Lockout
  • All hydraulic brake drum systems are compatible with free-backing brake assemblies like # AKFBBRK-35-D for 3500 lb axles with 10 inch drums or # AKFBBRK-7 for axles 5.5K to 7K with 12 inch assemblies. The brake lines are run to the brake cylinder that only has a single piston to allow movement in reverse without engaging the brake shoes to stop the trailer. Let me know if you have more specific fit questions.
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  • Availability of the Kit # T4843200 with the Titan Zinc-Plated Brake Actuator # T4747220
  • I do have a way for you to get the Titan Zinc-Plated Brake Actuator # T4747220 with the rest of the items included in the Kit # T4843200 that you referenced, but unfortunately we do not have a way just to swap out the actuators. Along with the actuator # T4747220 that you asked about you will just need the following kits in the following quantities: Titan Disc Brake End Kit - # T10HREKITBB (4) Titan Tandem Torsion Axle Tubing Kit - # T4830000 (1)
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  • How to Select Correct Replacement Electric Drum Trailer Brakes for Gooseneck Stock Trailer
  • There are a couple of things to match up when selecting new electric drum brakes for your stock trailer. First is the axle weight rating. You want to be sure to select new drum brakes that are rated with the proper stopping power you need for the trailer's weight capacity. Second you also want to confirm you choose brakes that are the same size, such as 12 x 2-inch or 10 x 2-1/4, to match your drums. These are the two most common sizes. Third is the brake mounting bolt pattern which...
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  • Pilot Hole Dimensions of 12 Inch Electric Brake Assemblies And Recommendation With 4 Bolt Mounting
  • I went out to our warehouse to measure for you and both the # AKEBRK-7-SA and the # 23-106-09 assemblies have a pilot hole dimension of 3.23 inches. Because you mentioned you have a 4 bolt assembly, that narrows down your axle to an AL-KO axle and you will definitely want the brake assembly # 23-106-09 and # 23-105-09. The other assemblies won't accommodate your 4 bolt mounting pattern. You may also want the mounting bolt # 7-5, lockwasher # 38LW, and nut # 38N. If you don't have...
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  • Troubleshooting Weak Trailer Brakes on 2015 Jayco X20E
  • Before you swap out the brakes have you tried manually tightening the assemblies to get them to grab harder? On electric drum brakes there is a star wheel at the bottoms of the assemblies that you can turn using a flat head screw driver or brake adjusting tool # W80630. Turning the wheel one way will bring the shoes closer in and turning it the other way pushes the shoes out more. You will adjust the brakes using that wheel until there is a slight but constant drag of the shoe pads...
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