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  • Electric Brake Assembly Compatibility with 4,400 lb AL-KO Axles
  • The AL-KO company was bought out by Dexter, so he may have been thinking Dexter axles which the # K23-478-00 and # K23-479-00 would fit with the 4 bolt mounting pattern. The K23-538-00 and K23-539-00 are the oem parts, but these OEM parts have the holes versus the bolts in the assembly. You will need to check your mounting holes for compatibility. I'd personally rather have the bolts in the assembly than the nuts for safety. All of the assemblies we have are 2-7/8 inches on center...
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  • Recommended Replacement Trailer Brake Assemblies
  • Trailer brakes assemblies are fairly easy to find replacements for. There are electric and hydraulic options. Most trailers use electric brakes that are either 10 inch or 12 inch. With only a few exceptions there is a mounting pattern that most follow. You can look at the back of your brake assembly to see bolt mounting pattern and then can measure the back for the correct size. If you need 10 inch electric brakes, I recommend the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting...
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  • What is Needed to Use the BrakeRite Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator with a Factory Brake Controller
  • The factory brake controller in your 2013 Ford F-250 should have an electric over hydraulic mode that will need to be activated in order to work with an electric over hydraulic actuator. However, if your brake controller is not equipped with this feature then you will need to use the Titan BrakeRite EHB Adapter for Ford/Chevy Integral Brake Controllers part # T4846000. The Titan Disc Brake Kit and BrakeRite Electric-Hydraulic Actuator part # T4843800 is the exact same kit as the Titan...
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  • Hardware for Attaching Brake Flanges of Titan Disk Brake Kit # T4843800
  • The hardware needed for securing the brake flanges of the Titan Disk Brake Kit # T4843800 are not included as typically the axle has them already. If not we have the part # 7-75 which would be the correct bolt size. For a lockwasher you'd want part # 5-8 and if you do need a nut for the backside of the bolt part # 6-17. With the P3 you would not need to use the adapter part # T4846000. It is designed to work with the EOH brakes without the need for an adapter.
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  • Comparing 7 inch Trailer Brake Assembly Brands
  • For the trailer brake assembly size of 7 inch by 1-1/4 inch we have two brands. We have the Dexter brand which many refer to as the nicest on the market, and we have our etrailer.com house brand of assemblies. Which are also great, but since they are our brand we are able to offer them at a really hard to beat price. So the Dexter kit part # 23-47-48 will fit and work great on your trailer, but for a set that will work just as well and at a much better price the part # AKEBRK-2 would...
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  • Replacements for Hubs 008-418-02 That Use 10 x 1-1/2 Brake Assemblies
  • The Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit # K23-472-473-00 are 10 x 1-1/2 brake assemblies that fit your 008-418-02 hubs, but those particular hubs are not available as replacements. If you sent me both the inner and outer bearing numbers from your current hubs as well as your bolt pattern, I may be able to find you a hub and drum along with a brake assembly that will work. I've added a link to a help article on how to measure the bolt pattern of your wheel as well as a pair of help articles...
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  • Parts Needed to Change Hydraulic Drum Brakes to Hydraulic Disc Brakes on a Pacific Boat Trailer
  • It sounds like you already have a hydraulic drum brake system on your Pacific boat trailer. Since that is the case, switching over to hydraulic disc brakes will be fairly easy. The most ideal solution would be to put brakes on both axles, but since you are only putting them on one axle it would be best to go with the higher rating. When filtering through our site it looks like the best option would be a hub/rotor combination that is rated for 3,500 lb axles. Since you will be replacing...
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  • Replacement Bearing Buddy and Cap for Titan Disc Brake Kit for 3,500 Pound Axle
  • To replace the Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors on your Titan Disc Brake Assembly # T4843500, you will just need the Bearing Buddy # BB1980A-SS. These stainless steel protectors will work perfectly as replacements for your Titan hubs and the rubber covers are included.
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  • Self Adjusting Brake Assembly Recommendations for 2010 Keystone Cougar 276RLS
  • The part # K23-478-479 is exactly what you are looking for. It is the left and right self adjusting brake assemblies that are the correct fit for the Dexter D44 4,400 lb axles you have on your 2010 Keystone Cougar 276RLS.
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  • Replacement Brake and Drum Assemblies Fully Assembled
  • The electric trailer brake assemblies come in either 12 inch for 5200 to 7000 lb axles like # AKEBRK-7-SA or in 10 inch assemblies like # AKEBRK-35-SA for 3500 to 4400 lbs axles. These brake assemblies come fully assembled with the backing plate. There is not an 11 inch option available. The drum assemblies do not come fully assembled and will also only come in the 10 inch or 12 inch sizes, not 11 inch. I've linked the page to your options.
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  • Dexter Electric Brake Assembly Compatibility with Boat Trailer Application
  • The Dexter Axle Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 10" - Left Hand - 3,000 lbs # K23-472-00 can be used on boat applications. More and more boat trailers are using the electric trailer brake assemblies because they are so much easier to maintain. The only thing to note is I recommend unplugging your trailer wiring from your vehicle before launching or retrieving your boat. Water and electricity don't play well, so as long as you don't have the connection while the trailer is submerged,...
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  • Recommended Brake Assemblies for 1995 Coleman Fleetwood Utah Pop-up Camper
  • If your drums are 7 inches, then you will want the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 7" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 2,000 lbs # AKEBRK-2. Many people upgraded those trailers and added a 3500 lb axle, so if you have 10 inch hubs, you will want # AKEBRK-35-SA instead. If you need wiring, I recommend # 10-2-1 for your brake wiring and then the Epicord 7-Way Molded Trailer Plug with Junction Box - 10' Long # 277-000141 for easy and clean connections. The ring terminals # 44-5310A make...
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  • How to Choose Correct Weight Capacity for Electric Brakes
  • The brake kit you choose would not be based on the GVWR of your boat trailer, but on your axle capacity. The 3,500 lb # AKEBRK-35-SA is designed to work with an axle that has a capacity of 3,500 lbs and a 4 bolt mounting flange bolt pattern; they work with wheels that are either 13", 14", or 15". These brakes are 10" diameter x 2-1/4" wide so you would need a hub that they fit in as well. I have attached a link to a help article on parts needed to add electric brakes, as well as a link...
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  • Disc Brake Upgrade for Tandem Axle Boat Trailer
  • If you are going to install brakes on only one axle of a tandem trailer you will place them on one or the other depending on the axle type. If the trailer uses torsion axles the brakes should go on the front axle. If the trailer uses a leaf spring suspension then the brakes go on the rear axle. Naturally, it is better to use brakes on both axles, a kit that is rated for each axle's 3500-lb capacity. You can install either a hydraulic or an electric-over-hydraulic disc brake setup on...
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  • Parts Needed to Convert 7k Trailer Axles to Electric Over Hydraulic
  • For the disc brake assemblies you would want the Kodiak 7k disc brake kit part # K2HR712D. This is confirmed as a fit for your 7k axles and is Dacromet coated which will prevent corrosion. You'll need two sets of these. One for each axle. Then for an electric over hydraulic actuator kit we recommend the Hydrastar brand the highest since it has the quickest reaction time and is the most reliable. For a kit that has all the tandem brake lines needed plus a breakaway system you would want...
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  • Which Axle Should Electric Brakes be Put on Tandem Axle Trailer?
  • Ideally you want to have brakes on each axle. However, oftentimes brakes are put on the forward axle as it will usually carry more of the trailer's weight so that is typically what is recommended but the best solution is going to be brakes on both axles. In order to choose the optimal brake assemblies you'll need to find the correct fit. To do this 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...
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  • How to be Sure Brake Assemblies Will Work on 7,000 lb Axles
  • Knowing the weight capacity of your axles is a good first step in determining if the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting # AKEBRK-7-SA will fit your Logan 7903 LQ. You will also need to know the mounting flange bolt pattern on your axle, your wheel size and the dimensions of your drum. These brake assemblies have a 5-bolt mounting flange pattern, fit 14-1/2", 15", 16", and 16-1/2" wheels and are 12" diameter x 2" wide. You would need mounting hardware # BRKH12 to install these....
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  • 12" x 2" Trailer Brakes Assemblies Rated for 6,000 lbs With 4 Bolt Mounting Flange Pattern
  • There are 12" x 2" trailer brakes available that are rated for 6,000 lbs and have a 4-bolt mounting flange pattern. The Dexter Electric Brake Assembly will work with 14-1/2", 15" or 16" wheels; for the left-hand side you need # 23-105-09 while the right-hand side is # 23-106-09. I have added links to video reviews of each brake assembly for you to take a look at.
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  • Are Brake Pads Included with the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit # K2HR712
  • The Kodiak Disc Brake Kit # K2HR712 does include the brake pads. The kit includes all of the following: 2 Machine-finished, cast iron rotor-and-hub assemblies 2 E-coated, cast iron calipers 2 E-coated, ductile iron caliper-mounting brackets 4 Stainless steel caliper-mounting bolts I have attached an installation video for you to reference as well.
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  • Replacement for Hadco 10" x 2" Electric Brakes
  • The Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting # AKEBRK-35-SA have a 4-bolt mounting flange bolt pattern; in order to determine if they will fit you will need to measure the inside width of your hub. These 10" x 2-1/4" brake assemblies will fit most standard hub and drums so it is likely they will fit but you'll need to take that measurement to make sure.
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  • Are Certain 12 Inch Brake Assemblies Interchangeable?
  • The brake assemblies you referenced are the same except the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit # 23-458-459 are self-adjusting while the Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit # 23-105-106 require manual adjustment with a part such as # W80630. Please note that brake assemblies should only be chosen in part by the weight capacity of your axle. They also need to fit with your correct hub size, mounting flange bolt pattern and wheel size. Each of these assemblies work with 6,000...
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  • Availability of Tandem Axle Disc Brake Kit with 6 on 5-1/2 Inch Bolt Pattern
  • We do have a large selection of disc brakes available with a 6 on 5-1/2 inch bolt pattern (along with the additional parts needed), however there is not a complete kit available for this bolt pattern like the Titan Disc Brake Kit # T4843400 that you mentioned. I have attached a link that will take you to our available selection of disc brakes with a 6 on 5-1/2 inch bolt pattern. You will want to determine the axle capacity on your trailer along with your existing inner and outer bearings...
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  • Availability of Electric Brake Assemblies for Boat Trailer
  • In the past it was not typically recommended to use electric brake assemblies on a boat trailer, simply because of the issues that could arise from mixing water and electricity. However, more and more people (along with trailer manufacturers) are starting to use electric brakes for this application. This is mostly due to improvements in wiring insulation and heat shrink connectors. On boat trailers with electric brakes, it is still recommended to disconnect the trailer wiring from the...
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  • Determining Correct Replacement Electric Brakes for Used Travel Trailer
  • In order to find the correct replacement brakes for your used travel trailer, you will first want to confirm the axle capacities. This should hopefully be listed somewhere on the axle itself or you can look for the primary trailer plate near the tongue that lists this information. Next, you will want to measure the inside dimension and depth of your existing brake drums, as well as determine the amount of holes in the brake mounting flange on the axle. I have included an image that shows...
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  • Parts Needed for Disc Brake Conversion on Tandem 10K Axle Gooseneck Trailer
  • We have trailer disc brake kits as well as detailed help articles that outline the parts needed and the things to keep in mind as you plan your conversion from electric-over-hydraulic drums brakes to EOH discs. The linked article is a great starting point for your project. I also linked our main page for 10K-rated disc brake kits from Kodiak such as # K2R1058D11. Available kits include both hub-and-rotor and rotor-only types. The article includes links to each item required, but you...
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  • Replacement Electric Trailer Brake Assemblies for Trailer with 7k Axles
  • Since you most likely have 7k axles the correct set of replacement assemblies would be the part # AKEBRK-7-SA which comes with a left and right hand assembly. Since we don't have specific fit info for your trailer though that's the best recommendation I can make.
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  • Timbren Axle-Less Suspension, Hubs and Electric Brakes for Off-Road Camper
  • The Timbren Axle-Less Suspension # ASR35HDS02 does not have hubs and without those you would not be able to use any brake assemblies. You would be able to use electric trailer brakes # AKEBRK-7-SA with the Timbren but first you would need to add hub-and-drum assembly # 8-201-9UC3-EZ. I've added links to video reviews of these products for you, as well as links to video installs for you to take a look at.
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  • Recommendation to Convert Surge Brakes to Electric Brakes
  • It is unclear to me what is welded to your trailer frame, but I'm assuming it is the surge brake coupler, which you can leave as is when converting to electric brakes. The small amount of movement won't effect the coupler's ability to work and you can always drill through the coupler and install a bolt to immobilize the actuator. You can replace the coupler if you desire by cutting or grinding the welded locations and installing a weld on or bolt on coupler in its place. For your...
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  • Can the etrailer.com Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-35-SA be Used on Boat Trailer
  • The etrailer.com Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-35-SA referenced in your question is designed for 3,500 pound axles and measure 10 inches x 2-1/4 inches. They also feature a 4 bolt mounting flange bolt pattern. As long as this matches what you have on your trailer, these assemblies will work great. More and more customers and trailer manufacturers are using electric brake assemblies on boat trailers. Due to improvements in wiring insulation and heat shrink connectors, past issues...
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  • Trailer Brake Assemblies for 2008 Forest River Car Hauler
  • There is a way for you to find the brake assemblies which are going to work for you, though we would be unable to do so with just your VIN. In order to find the correct assemblies, 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. For example, the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit # 23-468-469 is for 3,500 lb axles with 13", 14" or 15" wheels with a 4 bolt mounting flange...
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  • Recommended Parts Compatible with Dexter P12 7,000 lb Axle
  • We do not carry the replacement axle for your P12 7K Axle. We do however have the brake assemblies and bearing kit or hub/drum assemblies to assist based on what I can find online for a 7K Dexter axle. You will most likely want the Bearing Kit, 14125A/ 25580 Bearings, 10-36 Seal # BK3-200 to work with your axle and hub/drum assembly. To get the entire replacement assembly, you want the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly - 5,200-lb to 7,000-lb E-Z Lube Axles - 12" - 8 on 6-1/2 # 42866UC3-EZ....
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  • Electric Brake Conversion from Air Brakes on 15,000 lb Axle Trailer
  • The Dexter Electric Brake Kit w/ Cast Backing - Self-Adjusting - 12-1/4" - Left/Right Hand - 15K # 23-446-447 will fit any 15K axle that have the standard 7 bolt mounting flange. These are self-adjusting brakes so there is no need for manual adjustments after the initial installation. They are labeled left-hand (driver's side) and right-hand (passenger's side) to ensure proper placement. If you need the mounting hardware, I recommend # BRKH122510 for each axle. You will also need...
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  • Recommended Electric Over Hydraulic Conversion for Dutchmen Voltage 3818 Toy Hauler Triple Axle
  • We do have the ability to convert your Dutchmen Voltage 3818 to Electric over Hydraulic brakes. First you will want the brake assemblies and for those, I recommend the Hydraulic Brake Kit - Uni-Servo - Free Backing - 12" - Left/Right Hand Assemblies - 5.5K to 7K # AKFBBRK-7 (one kit per axle). Then you will need brake lines like the Deluxe Hydraulic Line Kit - Tandem Axle - Drum # 9579-2 along with the Hydraulic Line Kit, 3rd Axle - Drum and Disc # 9579-01. Then I recommend the HydraStar...
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  • How to Determine if Trailer Brake Assemblies 23-106-09/23-105-09 Fit 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 # 23-105-09 is a 12 inch by inch thick brake assembly. You also want to determine what the bolt pattern is of your assembly...
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  • Recommended Self-Adjusting Brake Assemblies for 6,000 lb Dexter Axles on Tandem Axle Trailer
  • For your 6,000 lb Dexter axles, you can use either the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 6K # 23-458-459 (one kit per axle) to stay with the same name brand, or you can use the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 5.2K to 7K # AKEBRK-7-SA (again one kit per axle) made by AxleTek. They are comparable in quality, and either will work fine with your current axle and hubs. I've attached an...
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  • Parts Needed to Convert 2006 Holiday Rambler Savoy SL 28RLS to Electric Over Hydraulic Brakes
  • We have just what you'll need! First the correct disc brake kit you'd need for a 5,200 lb axle with 6 on 5-1/2 inch bolt pattern is the Kodiak Disc Brake Assembly # K1HR526DS. This uses stainless steel and Dacromet parts which means it basically won't ever rust. You'll need to go with EZ lube caps though with the kit as part # 21-42-1 since included caps are not EZ Lube. Then for a actuator kit that includes brake lines, a breakaway kit, the breakaway battery and the assorted fittings...
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  • Dimensions of the Mounting Bolts for the Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-35-SA
  • I went out to the warehouse and measure the mounting flange bolt pattern and found it to be about 2-13/16" as is shown in the attached picture. If you convert 2-13/16" to decimals it comes out to be 2.812" which is very close to the 2.83" that you measured. These brakes should mount just fine to the mounting flange that you have if it measures 2.83" between the bolts center on center.
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  • Disc Brake Conversion for Trailer with Dexter D70 Axle
  • The linked page displays our 7K-rated disc brake kits. These include kits that have stainless steel components. I also linked a helpful article that covers the whole process of installing disc brakes on a trailer. The article includes a table of all the items needed, including components like brake lines, electric-over-hydraulic (EOH) actuators and breakaway kits. The table includes links to each item to make it easy to choose your preferred components. Stainless disc brake kit #...
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  • Parts Needed to Install EOH Disc Brakes on Triple 7K Axle Trailer
  • We can help you with the components you will need to install electric-over-hydraulic (EOH) disc brakes on your triple axle trailer. We even have a help article that outlines each of the considerations to keep in mind as you plan out the project. I also linked our main page for 7K hub-and-rotor disc brake kits. A new hub/rotor needs to use the same bearings as the hub/drum it replaces in order to fit on your spindles. You'll notice that pricing of the disc brake kits shown varies depending...
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  • Parts Needed to Convert Electric Brakes to Hydraulic Drum Brakes on Kaufman Trailer
  • We do have everything you need to convert the electric brakes on your trailer to hydraulic drum brake assemblies. I have attached a great article that will walk you through everything that is needed to make this conversion. For the brake assemblies themselves, we do have one kit available in the 12-1/4 x 3-3/8 size you are needing for 10,000 pound axles. The Dexter Hydraulic Drum Brake Kit # 23-410-411 includes both the Left Hand and RIght Hand assemblies and features a 7 bolt mounting...
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  • Parts Needed to Convert Drum Brakes to Disc Brakes on 1998 Pacific Boat Trailer
  • In order to convert the drum brakes on your Pacific boat trailer to disc brake assemblies, you will need new brake and hub/rotor assemblies that use the same bearing set, a new actuator (as a drum brake actuator has a lower pressure rating than what is needed for disc brakes) and a brake line kit. I have attached a great article that explains each item you will need in detail in order to make this conversion. For example, the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit # K2HR526D includes 2 corrosion-resistant...
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  • Are Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Brakes Self Adjusting
  • You actually already have self adjusting brakes on your 2018 Rockwood 2606WS. We label our self adjusting brakes Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting, like part # AKEBRK-35-SA, where Dexter labels their self adjusting brakes Nev-R-Adjust, like part # K23-478-479.
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  • What is Needed to Add Electric Brakes to Utility Trailer?
  • In order to add electric brakes to your trailer you are going to need to switch to a hub and drum assembly. For 3,500 lb axles with 15 inch wheels you may be able to use # AKHD-545-35-K but you are going to need to make sure you have a brake mounting flange. I've added a link to our page with flanges so you can find the correct one. The hub and drum assembly I've mentioned uses inner bearing L68149 and outer bearing L44649 and is compatible with # 84 spindles. Your current hub will need...
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  • Brake Assembly, Grease Seal and Grease Cap Plug Fit for 7,000 lb Dexter Axle
  • The parts you mentioned may work for you, though you'll need to take some measurements first by taking the hub and drum assembly off of your Loadmaster trailer. The Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-7-SA has a 5 bolt mounting flange pattern and will fit 12" diameter x 2" wide drums and 14-1/2", 15", 16", and 16-1/2" wheels. As for the grease seals the # RG06-070 have a 2.25 inner diameter and 3.376 outer diameter; you'll need to measure your current seal with a digital caliper such...
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  • Replacement Electric Drum Brake Assembly for 3,500 Pound Trailer Axle
  • The 10 x 2-1/4 inch drum brakes we have available, such as the etrailer.com Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - Right Hand # AKEBRK-35R that you referenced, are all in fact 10 inches in diameter and 2-1/4 inches wide. There is not a 10 x 2 inch size currently available. If your trailer has 3,500 pound axles, this will be the correct size brake assembly. You will just want to make sure that the 4 bolt mounting flange pattern on this assembly matches the existing mounting flange on your...
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  • Recommended Brake Assembly 12x2 with 4 Bolt Mounting Pattern
  • For your 12x2 electric brake assemblies, I recommend the Dexter Electric Brake Kit for 4 Bolt or 5 Bolt Flange - 12" - Left/Right Hand Assemblies # 23-105-106-09. These assemblies will fit your 4 bolt flange and will work well on your trailer. The mounting nuts are included but the bolts are not. If you need the bolts and lockwashers, I recommend # 7-5 and # 38LW. You may also want the brake adjustment tool # W80630 to install and maintain your brakes.
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  • Does Brake Assembly part # 40715 Come with Lock Nuts and Washers
  • The brake assembly part # 40715 does not come with lock nuts and washers. For that we have the part # 6-17 for the nut and part # 5-8 for the lock washer.
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  • Recommended Disc Brake Kit, Actuator, and Brake Lines for Tandem 8K TorFlex Axle Trailer
  • The Dexter Disc Brake Kit - 12-1/4" Hub/Rotor - Grease - 8 on 6-1/2 - E-Coat - 8,000 lbs # K71-635-92 is a confirmed fit for your TorFlex 8K axles. This kit will work very well for you and you will need one kit for each axle. This upgrade will make a noticeable difference to your trailer. You will only need to add the brake lines and an actuator once these kits are installed. For the electric over hydraulic brake actuator you need, I recommend the HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic...
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  • Is Hayes Al-KO Assembly part # 185100 Just the Brake Assembly
  • The Hayes Al-KO Assembly part # 185100 that you referenced is just the brake assembly and does not come with a drum as well. You'd have to pick that out separately. I'd need to know what bolt pattern your current wheels are as well as the dimensions of your trailer spindle or the old bearing numbers.
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  • Is There a Break-In Procedure When Installing Titan Disc Brake Kit on Trailer
  • As long as the brakes are bled properly there's no need for any other type of break-in procedure when installing disc brake kits like the part # THRCM13378DACEK that you referenced.
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  • Recommendation For Brake Assemblies and Bearings For 2000 Forest River Rockwood Roo Travel Trailer
  • I did some research and most 2000 Forest River Rockwood Travel Trailers have an average weight capacity of 2553 lbs. If your trailer components are standard then you have a 2,300 pound to 3,500 pound trailer axle that often has inner bearings Item # L68149 and outer bearings Item # L44649. While a good starting point, I need to know your actual axle capacity, bearing sizes, and bolt pattern to give you a correct recommendation. Your axle capacity is normally stamped on your axle....
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  • How to Select Trailer Brakes with Enough Stopping Power
  • That sort of technical detail is not included in the specs for the trailer brake assemblies we sell. But in general using a set of brakes rated for the same weight as the axle capacity will provide adequate stopping power. 5200-lbs is a fairly common trailer axle weight rating and for this capacity the brakes specified are much larger, the 12 x 2-inch size such as # AKEBRK-7-SA, which is a pair of left and right electric drum brakes. The 7-inch brakes we offer are rated only to 2500-lbs. Dexter...
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  • Adding Electric Brakes to a Utility Trailer with a 3,500 Lb Rockwell Axle
  • We do have everything you will need to add electric brakes to your utility trailer but in order to recommend the correct parts I would need a bit of information from you. 1) Do you have a brake mounting flange on your trailer axle and if so how many bolts hole are attached? 2) What size are your trailer wheels? 3) What is the bolt pattern on your trailer wheels/hubs? 4) What are the inner and outer bearing seat diameters on your spindle or what are the numbers on your bearing? Once...
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  • How to Select Replacement Electric Drum Trailer Brakes
  • The details to confirm when selecting new trailer brakes are 1) the axle weight rating; 2) the brake/drum dimensions; and 3) the size of your trailer wheels (wheels, not tires) to ensure compatibility. For choosing your new electric drum brakes for your trailer you will want to check the axle(s) for a sticker or plate that indicates the axle weight capacity. Some trailers' main identification sticker will indicate the axle ratings along with other info like the trailer VIN. Either way...
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  • Replacement Dexter 10 x 1-1/2-Inch Electric Drum Brakes for Old Camper Trailer
  • We do actually have Dexter electric drum brakes in your required 10 x 1-1/2-inch size, parts # K23-473-00 and # K23-472-00, which are right- and left-hand, respectively. These are complete bolt-on (4-bolt) replacements that fit wheels diameters from 13- to 15-inches and they are rated for a 3000-lb axle capacity. They include mounting hardware. Please refer to the linked review video for more details. I recommend completely replacing both entire brake assemblies. Given the age of the...
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  • Replacement Drum and Disc Brake Kits for Tandem Axle Boat Trailer Used in Salt Water
  • We can help you with new brakes for your tandem-axle boat trailer that is used in a salt water environment. We offer both electric and hydraulic drum brakes. Electric brakes are more and more supplied as the OEM equipment on boat trailers. This is mostly due to their lower cost and generally far simpler installation than hydraulic brakes. However, we do not have any drum brakes of either type with stainless steel construction. We DO have disc brake kits with stainless components...
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  • 7 inch Trailer Brake Assembly Recommendation for Trailer with Parking Brakes
  • The 7 inch brake assemblies part # K23-103-00 and # K23-104-00 are parking brake compatible. For hub/drums that fit these assemblies you would then want the part # 8-173-16UC3-EZ. These are designed for 2,200 lb axle spindles.
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  • 12 inch Diameter Trailer Brake Assembly Recommendation with 4 Bolt Mounting Pattern
  • We have the Dexter Brake Assemblies part # 23-105-09 and # 23-106-09 which are 12 inch brake assemblies that have both a 4 and 5 bolt mounting flange.
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  • Replacement Brake Assemblies for Hayes Old Style 10 x 2-1/4 Electric Trailer Brakes
  • The Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3,500 lbs # AKEBRK-35 will be great replacements for your Hayes assemblies. They will not require new hubs/drums. For a similar self-adjusting assembly that requires less maintenance, you may want to consider the # AKEBRK-35-SA that will also be perfect replacements. These require adjusting only at install and will self-adjust after that to keep your brake shoes working at their best.
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  • How Do Trailer Brake Assemblies Adjust
  • Use a brake adjustment tool to turn the starwheel on the adjuster to expand the brake shoes until the wheel is very difficult to turn by hand. Then back off the starwheel in the other direction, about 10 clicks until the brakes drag slightly. Make sure all brake assemblies are adjusted in the same manner. Check out the video (see link). Beginning at the 4:23 mark, our installer shows how to adjust your trailer brakes.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer that Pulls to One Side When Braking
  • The pulling you are experiencing does indicate that the brakes are applying harder on one side than on the other. You mentioned in your question that you recently repacked the bearings - was this done before the pulling issue began or after? The reason I ask this is because grease that found its way onto a brake magnet/assembly can lead to the issue you are having. I recommend checking the brake magnets for any grease (or anything else that appears off) and clean/repair as needed. Check...
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  • Can the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit Part # K2HR2D Be Used with 16 Wheels
  • I do have an option for you but the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit part # K2HR2D only works with 10"-13" wheels as the hub/rotor combinations is not large enough for use with 16" wheels. The wheels would physically fit on the hub assuming you have a 5 on 4-1/2" bolt pattern but would not be rated for the wheel size. You would also need to confirm that your trailer's spindle uses L44649 bearings for both the inner and outer seat. Your best option would be to change wheel size from a 16" diameter...
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  • Replacing 10x1-1/2 Inch Brake Assemblies with 10x2-1/4 Inch Brake Assemblies
  • As long as your spindles are 4.75 inches from seal to threading like # R40484 or # R50642 they are compatible. I've attached a photo to assist. You will be able to use the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3,500 lbs # AKEBRK-35-SA. We do not carry a hub that will fit the bearings you referenced. My recommendation is to change your axle or at least your spindle to allow you to use standard hubs like # AKHD-545-35-K. This will require...
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  • Disc Brake Kit Recommendation for Car Hauler with Dexter 7,000 lb Axles
  • For Dexter 7k axles we have the Kodiak XL Disc Brake Kit part # K2HR712D which is a confirmed fit and would work well. You will need to provide the bearings though which are part numbers # 25580 and # 14125A. For a grease seal you would need part # RG06-070.
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  • Dimensions for the 7-Bolt Mounting Pattern on the Electric Trailer Brake # AKEBRK-10R
  • Although we do not have a schematic for the 7 bolt mounting pattern, I do have the measurements for the patterns. The 7 bolt mounting patterns for both the Electric Trailer Brake with Dust Shield, Right # AKEBRK-10R and Left # AKEBRK-10L, varies between 2", 2-3/16", and 4" depending on what mounting hole locations you are looking at. I have provided a picture that shows the dimensions for you to reference.
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  • Recommended Self-Adjusting Brake Assemblies for 7,000 lb Axles
  • For your 7,000 lb axles with 8 bolt hubs, the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 5.2K to 7K # AKEBRK-7-SA or the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 7K # 23-464-465 will be a great fit. The 5-bolt they are referring to is the mounting flange on your axle for the brake assemblies. All 7,000 lb axles will have either a 4 bolt (AL-KO Axle) or 5 bolt assembly (all other brands) with 5 being...
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  • Disc Brake Kit that Fits Dexter 9,000 lb Axle
  • For a 9k Dexter axle we have the Kodiak kit part # K2HR958QD11 as a confirmed fit. This also works with 17.5 inch single wheels like what you have as well.
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  • How to Know which Side of the Trailer a Drum Brake Assembly Should Install
  • The actuating arm (the bracket that the brake magnet attaches to), should go in front of the spindle in relation to the forward direction of the trailer. Another way to look at is that the arm is the front of an "arrow," and it always points towards the front of the trailer. See picture for further explanation.
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  • Recommended Electric Brake Assemblies and Hub/Drum Assemblies for Dexter 3500 lb Axle
  • For your PJ Trailer with Dexter 3500 lb axle, I recommend the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit # 23-468-469 as well as the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly for 3,500-lb Axles # 84546UC3. This combination will be a great fit for your axle and will work seamlessly together. I've attached a couple videos to further assist. The brake assemblies will only need to be initially adjusted at install and then will never need to be readjusted for proper fit and use. They will...
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  • Diameter of Inner Bore on Rotors in Kodiak 6 on 5-1/2 Disc Brake Kit K2R526S
  • An add-on rotor-only disc brake kit for a 6-on-5-1/2 bolt pattern trailer hub, such as kit # K2R526S which is rated for 5200-lb and 6000-lb axles, has a slip-on rotor with an inner diameter of 3.65-inches. I took this measurement on this kit's rotors using a precision digital caliper. You'll want to choose a rotor-only kit for the rating of your axle. This is usually found on the main sticker or plate on the axle beam itself; or the axle rating may be indicated on the trailer's main...
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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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