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  • Troubleshooting Surge Brake Trailer that Doesn't Want to Release Trailer Brakes at Stop
  • Most likely you have a bad shock in the surge brake actuator of your trailer as that's typically what causes a surge coupler to not want to release all the way. Or it's an Atwood actuator which is just notorious for not functioning properly. Have you checked the shock yet?
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  • Using Electric Brake Assemblies On Boat Trailer
  • More and more trailer manufacturers and customers are starting to use electric brakes on boat trailers. This is typically because of the cost savings and also their functionality, as they are far more adjustable based on user preferences. You can absolutely install them on your boat trailer but there are a couple of precautions you will want to take. As you probably know, water and electricity aren't the best of friends, so it is best to simply unplug the trailer from your tow vehicle...
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  • Does Karavan KHD-2990-72-12 have Trailer Brakes
  • Most likely your trailer has brakes, but not every single trailer out there does have them. I did some checking though and your Karavan KHD-2990-72-12-PR does have a set of 10 inch brake drums installed so you'd just need a brake controller installed in your tow vehicle and you'd be able to operate them. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P3 Brake Controller part # 90195. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup....
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  • Replacement Braking Assembles for an AL-KO 7,200 lb Axle
  • The correct replacement braking assemblies for your trailer with an AL-KO 7,200 lb axle is the Electric Trailer Brake Kit part # AKEBRK-7-SA for self adjust or part # AKEBRK-6 for manual adjust. The self adjust brakes as the name states will automatically adjust for even pad wear after the initial setup wheres the manual adjust will require continual adjustments for even pad wear. You will also need mounting hardware to install either set and for that I recommend part # BRKH12. I have...
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  • Titan Brakerite II Break Away Battery Charging
  • The Replacement Remote Mounted SD Control Module for BrakeRite II # T4834200 is intended to be installed as shown in the attached diagram. The 12V charge from the 7-way will only help to charge the trailer batteries and breakaway batteries at a maintenance charge amperage. The batteries need to be initially charged on a separate charger like # CTEK56158. The 7-way maintenance charge will not be able to charge a dead battery but only slowly charge a mostly charged battery to maintain...
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  • How to Find the Correct Trailer Hubs for the Electric Trailer Brake Kit Part # AKEBRK-7-SA
  • The Electric Trailer Brake Kit part # AKEBRK-7-SA does not come with the hub/drum. In order to find the correct hub/drums we are going to need to know your bearing numbers or measurements. We would also need to know the bolt pattern of your wheels. I have attached articles for determining both bearing numbers/measurements and bolt pattern for you. If you can provide me with the bearing numbers/measurements then I would be happy to help you make sure you get the correct hub/drums but if...
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  • How to Find Hubs for a 2005 Titan Gooseneck Trailer
  • In order to find the correct hub/drums to use with the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Assembly part # 23-458-459 (part # 23-459 + part # 23-458) we are going to need to know your bearing numbers or measurements. We would also need to know the bolt pattern of your wheels. I have attached articles for determining both bearing numbers/measurements and bolt pattern for you. If you can provide me with the bearing numbers/measurements then I would be happy to help you make sure you...
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  • Can 7 Inch Hubs/Drums Be Used with 13 Inch Diameter Wheels
  • The recommended hub/drum size for a 13" diameter wheel is one that is for 10" diameter brakes. The wheel will still fit on the hub/drum assuming the bolt pattern matches there is just less surface area on the hub for the wheel. However, you are only 1" off of the recommended specification so you would more than likely be fine with either 7" or 10" braking assemblies but there would obviously be an increase in stopping power with the larger assembly. The brake mounting flange is the same...
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  • Replacement Disc Brake Kit for UFP Brake System on Trailer
  • As long as the hub-and-rotor assemblies from the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit # K2HR35DS are correct for your trailer, the included stainless steel calipers will work perfectly to replace the UFP units you currently have. This kit is designed for 3,500 pound axles and use the # L68149 inner bearing and # L44649 outer bearing, which are not included. I have attached a short video demonstration and the complete installation instructions for this kit that you can also check out.
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  • Hydraulic Brake Line for Hydraulic Drum Brake Assembly # AKUBRK-35-D
  • The Hydraulic Trailer Brake Kit - Uni-Servo - Dacromet - 10" - Left/Right Hand Assemblies - 3.5K # AKUBRK-35-D will fit the traditional 3/16 inch brake lines like # 18SI-BLKIT or # 20TA-BLKIT which have the thread size of 3/8"-24. You shouldn't need an adapter fitting unless you have the larger 1/4 inch brake lines. In that case the Replacement Adapter Fitting for Titan Hydraulic Brake Kits - 1/4" to 3/16" # T4871700 would be used.
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  • Brake Assembly Recommendation for Trailer with Dexter 5,200 lb Trailer Axle
  • We definitely have Dexter brake assemblies to fit a Dexter 5,200 lb axle like you have. The part # AKEBRK-7-SA is a kit that includes a left and right hand assembly for a 5,200 lb axle like what you have. These are self-adjusting too which means that you'll never have to manually adjust them either.
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  • Can I Use HR79 Brake Assembly with 02475 OB if Fifth Wheel has 14125A Bearings and a #42 Spindle
  • I reached out to my contact at Kodiak and they advised me that the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit 7,000 lbs # K2HR712D takes ½” studs only. When you go to 9/16” studs, the 7k axle kit # K2HR79DS comes with an 8K hub that takes that only takes the # 02475 bearing. Because you cannot fit 9/16” or 5/8” studs in a 7K hub Kodiak switches it to a 8 K hub. The 6K, 7K, and 8K spindle is the same spindle, the only difference is the outer bearing changes.
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  • Self-Adjusting Brake Assemblies Compatible with AL-KO 7200 Drums
  • The Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 5.2K to 7K # AKEBRK-7-SA will fit an AL-KO 7200 drum. These brakes will not require maintenance adjustments as the shoes wear over time because they will automatically adjust as needed to give you the best braking function. Those hubs are discontinued and uniquely sized to fit the 99 spindle, so if you need replacement hubs compatible we have the Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly - 7,000-lb Axles -...
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  • Parts Necessary to Add Disc Brakes to Boat Trailer
  • Putting disc brakes on a boat trailer is a common upgrade and there are many kits as well as individual parts available. For instance the Titan Disc Brake Kit and Swing-Away Actuator w/ Electric Lockout - Single, 3,500-lb Axle # T4843300 is a common kit but it will only fit 3,500 lb trailers. I've attached an article that outlines all you need to add disc brakes to a trailer. To get the information needed to ensure you get the proper kit or parts to create the complete setup I need...
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  • What Size are Electric Brakes on a 2,000 Pound Dexter Trailer Axle
  • Most 10 inch brake assemblies are for 3,500 pound trailer axles. There is one oddball that is for 3,000 pound axles but none for 2,000 pound axles. For a 2K axle you will be looking at 7 x 1-1/4 inch brakes such as etrailer's own # AKEBRK-2 or Dexter set # 23-47-48. I have linked video reviews of both sets for you.
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  • Are Trailer Brake Magnets Polarity Sensitive
  • Trailer magnets are not polarity sensitive. You can run either wire as power or ground and you'll be fine.
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  • Replacement Electric Brake Assemblies for 3,500 lb Axle
  • Yes, the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit # 23-468-469 will work for your 2007 Keystone Outback 25RSS. The 023-027-00 you mentioned is a reference to the right hand side Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly # 23-27 which has the same dimensions and fit as the Brake Kit you asked about.
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  • Why Does Bolt Pattern Matter When Choosing Disc Brakes
  • The reason that it is important to note the bolt pattern (along with the bearing sizes) is exactly that; to make sure that your current wheels fit properly on the Disc Brake Kit # T4843100. You are correct that a 5 on 4-1/2" bolt pattern is actually the better route to go. It is more common and will be much easier to replace than a 5 on 4-1/4" bolt pattern wheel. As long as your inner bearing is # L68149, your outer bearing is # L44649, and your grease seal has an inner diameter of 1.719"...
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  • Replacement Brakes Needed for Tandem Axles on a 1996 Fleetwood Prowler
  • If the GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) of your 1996 Fleetwood Prowler is 6,500 lbs then you most likely have 3,500 lb axles on your trailer. If this is the case then I recommend getting 2 of the etrailer Kit # AKEBRK-35-SA for electric brakes or 2 of the etrailer Kit # AKFBBRK-35 for hydraulic brakes. If your axles have different weight ratings then you may need different brakes. Let me know the weight ratings of your axles (can be found stamped in the middle if you can't find paperwork)...
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  • Replacement Brake Assemblies and Brake Line for 3,500 Hydraulic Trailer Brakes
  • Do you by chance have a 3,500 ALKO axle 8500? Or an 8,500 lb axle? I believe you'd have the 3,500 lb axle but wanted to be sure. For 3,500 assemblies you'd want the part # AKFBBRK-35-D as replacing all of the individual parts you mentioned would end up costing more and be more labor intensive. For a brake line kit then we have the part # 9504 which would fit and work well.
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  • Replacement Hydraulic Brakes for Pop-Up Camper
  • Brakes like the Dexter # 23-398-399 that are rated for 2,500 lbs have the capacity to work with 1,800 lb axles, but to get the right brakes you'll need to know your brake's mounting flange bolt pattern as well as your drum diameter. The aforementioned Dexter brakes will work if your trailer has a 4-bolt mounting flange and your drum is 7" diameter x 1-3/4" wide. I have added a link to a help article for you to check out what you need to know to add hydraulic drum brakes to your trailer...
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  • Replacement Brake Assembly Kit for AL-KO 6K Axles with 5 Bolt Pattern
  • The Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit # 23-458-459 is the correct replacement kit for most AL-KO axles including the K363233.2 and K363233.1. These brake assemblies automatically adjust as your brake shoes wear to provide the best braking. I've attached some videos to assist.
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  • Adding Disc Brakes to a 1997 Jayco Tent Trailer that has Hydraulic Drum Brakes
  • Yes, you can convert your 1997 Jayco tent trailer to disc brakes. You can use the same brake lines you have now, and you won't have to change or add brake mounting flanges, but you will need to replace the coupler with one that is for disc brakes. A drum brake actuator does not produce a high enough brake fluid psi to properly activate disc brakes. As for the brakes themselves you mentioned you have a 3,500 pound axle so your trailer likely uses L68149 and L44649 bearings (you can pull...
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  • Can Trailer Brakes Rated for 2K be Used on an Axle Rated for 2.2K
  • You can most certainly use the Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-2 with your 2,200 lb axle. Even if you are at the 2,200 lb weight capacity of your axle you will be just fine. You will also need to swap out your idler hubs for hub and drum assemblies. If you have an EZ Lube spindle use part # AKHD-545-2-EZ-2K but if you would like the standard grease cap use part # AKHD-545-2-2K instead. Some other things you will need are a brake mounting flange, wiring, a breakaway kit, and a brake...
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  • Determining Correct Replacement Brake and Hub Assemblies for 2017 Karavan Boat Trailer
  • In order to find the correct replacement electric brake assemblies for your boat trailer, you will want to first measure the depth and diameter of your drums (or just measure your existing brakes). Also take a look at the brake mounting flange on your axle to make sure you choose assemblies that feature a matching mounting pattern. For example, the etrailer.com Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-35-SA that you were looking at includes 10 inch diameter x 2-1/4 inch wide assemblies with a 4 bolt...
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  • Replacement Brakes and Bearings for 1993 Mastercraft Boat Trailer
  • Before you choose brakes or bearings you should verify what's currently on your trailer. If it is a 3,500 pound axle part # AKEBRK-35-SA will likely fit if the trailer has electric drum brakes. Both sides are included and labeled. They're also self-adjusting so you only need to set the adjustment when you first install them and then leave them alone. You can measure the inner diameter of your drums to find if this fit or not. One of two bearing kits is likely what you need. You should...
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  • Will Kodiak Disc Brake Kit # K2HR526D Fit to Replac Hub with Bearing Numbers 15123 and 25580
  • The disc brake kit part # K2HR526D WILL work for you. The bearing number difference you mentioned doesn't matter as both of them have the same inner diameter of 1.250 inches which means the kit fits the spindle dimensions you have.
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  • Recommended Trailer Brake Assemblies and Hubs to Add Brakes to 3,500 lb Axle
  • For your Cargo Mate trailer with 3500 lb axle, you will need the Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-35-SA. These will mount to the flanges on your axle using hardware # BRKH10B. If you don't have flanges, then I recommend the flange # 4-35 that will need to be welded by a professional with the correct jig. Because almost all 3500 lb axles from all manufacturers use the same spindle size, you can then use the Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly - 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern # AKHD-545-35-K or...
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  • Spindle Length Needed for Titan Disc Brake Kit
  • Thank you so much for the measurements. Your photo did not come through, however based on the 1/2" you gave for "F" the hubs on the Titan Disc Brake Kit # T4843100 won't work for you because as you mentioned, your spindle is not long enough. I am not certain which hubs you currently have but you will need a spindle such as # R20484 which has a 4" shaft length as opposed to the 1/2" you currently have in order to get the Disc Brake Kit to work. You can replace the spindles on your trailer,...
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  • Recommended Electric Brake Assemblies for Lippert 8,000 Axle
  • The Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit # 23-434-435 referenced in your question is designed for 8,000 to 9,000 pound axles. As long as your existing hub drums feature a 12-1/4 inch diameter and 3-3/8 inch depth, these electric brake assemblies will work great on your Lippert axle. You will also just want to make sure that the 4 bolt mounting pattern on these assemblies matches the pattern on your existing mounting flange. Both the left hand and right hand assemblies are included. I have...
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  • Replacement Hubs and Brake Assembly for 2000 Four Star Trailer
  • I spoke with my contact at Dexter regarding the axle on your 2000 Four Star Trailer. Using the serial number that you provided (thank you!) she was able to verify that this is a Torflex 3,500 pound axle. The spindle uses the # L68149 inner bearing and # L44649 outer bearing. There are a few possible bolt patterns that could be on your hubs, so you will just need to find a hub and drum assembly that matches your existing bolt pattern. If you are unsure what this is, I have attached a...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Brakes that Lock Up When Brakes are Touched
  • Sounds like you have a short between the stoplight/blinker circuit of your trailer wiring and the brake output circuit which is putting full 12 volts on the brake output circuit any time you touch the brakes which locks them up. I'd recommend going over the wiring of the trailer looking for any cut or exposed wire and fix as needed.
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  • Do Electric Trailer Brakes Work in Both Directions?
  • The Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit # 23-468-469 will work in both direction. The only brake assemblies that don't work in both directions are some of the hydraulic brake assemblies that are designed for free-backing like # AKFBBRK-35. The only thing to be aware with electric brakes is the trailer brakes will work based on the controller being used, so if you have a proportional controller, the maneuvering of your trailer will not have extremely strong brakes unless...
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  • Recommended Kit to Add Disc Brakes to Trailer With 3,500 lb Axles
  • There is a kit available that will give you everything you need, but it is important that you make sure you have a 4-bolt brake mounting flange, your bolt pattern is 5 on 4-1/2 and your spindle is compatible with inner bearing # L68149 (1.378" inner diameter), outer bearing # L44649 (1.063" inner diameter) and grease seal # RG06-050 (1.719" inner diameter). If you are unsure you need to use a digital caliper such as # PTW80157 and measure your spindle where the bearings and seal ride, as...
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  • Can Electric Drum Brakes on 5th Wheel Trailer be Converted to Disc Brakes
  • You can certainly change to electric-over-hydraulic disc brakes on your Mountaineer Fifth-Wheel from its existing electric drum brake setup. I have attached a great article that details all the items you will need to make this conversion. You will need the disc brake assemblies themselves, a brake line kit, an electric-over-hydraulic actuator, and a brake controller that is compatible with electric-over-hydraulic brakes (if you don't already have one). In order to pick out the correct...
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  • 7K Nev-R-Lube Axle Disc Brake Kit Recommendation
  • For a 7k disc brake kit that will fit your Nev-R-Lube spindles you'd want # K2HR712E-XL which has a 8 on a 6-1/2 inch bolt pattern which would work well for you.
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  • Lug Nut Recommendation for Use with Kodiak Disc Brake Kit part # K2R35S
  • The lug nuts associated with the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit part # K2R35S that you referenced is the part # KALN1375S.
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  • Will 8 Inch Rims Fit With The AxleTek 7" x 1 1/4" Electric Brake Assembly
  • Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-2 are the etrailer house brand made by Axletek. The brakes fit 7 by 1-1/4 inch hub and drum assemblies which are sometimes used on trailers with 8 inch wheels. If your trailer has 7 inch drums already then these brakes will work with your wheels. These brakes are for axles with a 2,000 pound rating and a 4 bolt mounting flange bolt pattern.
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  • Replacement Hydraulic Drum Brakes for Trailer with 10-Inch Hub/Drums
  • Thank you for the photo of your trailer hub/drum assembly which shows its diameter to be 10-inches. More than likely the drum depth dimension is 2-1/4-inches since 10 x 2-1/4-inch hubs are quite popular. Please refer to the photo I linked for you. Our range of hydraulic drum brake assemblies in this size is linked for you. These work for axle weight ratings of either 3500-lbs or 3750-lbs and they are compatible with wheel diameters from 13- to 15-inches. An example is single-servo brake...
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  • Size of Hub/Drum Compatible with Titan Uni-Servo Hydraulic Brake Kit T1878800-700
  • The Titan Uni-Servo Hydraulic Brake Kit # T1878800-700 consists of a left and right pair of brake assemblies that fit with 10 x 2-1/4-inch hub/drums like # T1543900CB042. Please refer to the linked photo to see how a drum is measured. To mount the brakes on your 4-bolt brake flanges you can use hardware kit # BRKH10A; this kit allows installation of a pair of 10-inch brakes.
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  • Replacement Trailer Brakes for Dexter 023-217-00
  • The Dexter brake assembly 023-217-00 is a 10 by 2-1/4 brake for 3,500 pound axles that fits a 4-bolt brake mounting flange. For replacements I recommend part # AKEBRK-35-SA that includes both sides. They're labeld to make the install easier and these brakes are also self-adjusting (which the Dexters you have are not) so you only need to adjust them the one time upon install.
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  • Does Titan Disc Brake Kit and Leverlock Actuator # T4843200 Require Brake Controller
  • Sounds like your trailer has surge brakes on it which is how the drum brakes currently operate on your trailer without a brake controller. This is very common on boat trailers. Now the Titan Disc Brake Kit and Leverlock Actuator # T4843200 would work well for you and does not require a brake controller on the vehicle either as the included actuator acts as the "brake controller." As long as your trailer has 3,500 lb axles this kit would fit and work well for you.
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  • Replacement Brake Assembly Recommendation for AL KO 12 inch Assemblies
  • Yes, the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit # 23-464-465 will fit as a replacement for your 12 inch AL KO brake assemblies. This would be a direct replacement.
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  • How to Determine Correct Electric Brakes for Tow Dolly
  • To determine the correct brake assemblies that will fit your tow dolly, you need to know the weight capacity of your dolly's axle, 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-7-SA is for 5,200 lb to 7,000 lb axles, are 12" diameter x 2" wide and have a 5 bolt mounting flange pattern. These brakes require Mounting Hardware # BRKH12. I've added a link to our page with our...
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  • Replacement Rotors and Brake Pads for 7,000 lb Lippert Axle
  • For your 2007 Teton Homes Experience, I recommend the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit - 13" Hub/Rotor - 8 on 6-1/2 - Dacromet - 7,000 lbs # K2HR712D for the entire disc brake kit. For just the hub assemblies with rotors, I recommend the Kodiak 13" Hub and Rotor - 8 on 6-1/2 - Dacromet - 9/16" Bolts # KHR1389D and bearing kit # BK3-200. For the brake pads, I recommend the Kodiak Ceramic Brake Pads - Stainless Steel Back # K250CP-SS or ceramic back # K250CP.
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  • Replacement 10 x 2-1/4 Inch Electric Brake Assemblies
  • The numbers you found on the baking plate for your electric brake assemblies do refer to 10 inch x 2-1/4 inch assemblies. You will also just want to verify the axle capacity on your trailer. Most likely you have a 3,500 pound axle, but you will want to check to make sure. If you find that this is correct, I recommend the etrailer.com Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-35-SA. These 10 inch x 2-1/4 inch assemblies are designed for use with 3,500 pound axles and will fit 13 to 15 inch wheels....
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  • Replacement Braking Assemblies for Dexter 8-133 Axle
  • The only 12" braking assembly we offer with the four bolt brake mounting flange pattern is the Dexter Electric Brake Kit part # 23-105-106-09 which has an offset brake mounting flange pattern. If you have an offset brake mounting pattern and 2" wide brakes then these assemblies would be an exact replacement for you. However, if you do not have an offset brake mounting flange pattern and your brakes are not 2" wide then you would need to convert to a more standard 10 x 2-1/4" braking assembly...
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  • Brake Assembly and Hub/Drum Recommendation to Fit Dexter Axle # 7359765
  • Yes, the 3,500 lb brake assemblies part # AKEBRK-35-SA that you referenced will fit the 3,500 lb Dexter axle part # 7359765 that you mentioned. They will bolt right up. If you need hub/drums too the part # 84546UC3-EZ would fit and work well.
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  • How Do Hydraulic Drum Brakes Lock Up if Trailer Becomes Uncoupled From Tow Vehicle
  • The etrailer.com Hydraulic Trailer Brake Kit # AKUBRK-35-D referenced in your question do not, by themselves, lock up if the trailer were to come unhitched. This is the case with any hydraulic brake assembly. The mechanism that allows hydraulic brakes to lock up if the trailer were to ever come uncoupled with the tow vehicle is located on the surge actuator, such as with the Demco # 8605001. This breakaway cable should be located on the top of your actuator (see attached image). You...
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  • Disc Brake Kit Recommendation for 1998 Mastercraft Single Axle Trailer Model SS 19
  • Your bearing numbers mean you have a standard 3,500 lb trailer axle so for a disc brake kit you'd want the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit # K2HR35DS for just the hub/rotors, mounting brackets, and calipers. Or if you wanted a kit that included a surge actuator and brake lines plus what was mentioned earlier you'd want the part # T4843100.
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  • Does the Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-8 Come with a Left and Right Assembly
  • Yes, the Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-8 comes with both a left and right hand 12-1/4" x 3-3/8" brake assembly. This is reflected in the product pictures and the review video.
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  • Adjusting a Self-Adjusting Brake Assembly on 8K Axle to Easily Remove Drum
  • The Self-adjusting Brake Assemblies like # AKEBRK-8 still have a manual adjuster to allow you to relieve that brake shoe pressure. You simply remove the plug on the back of the assembly and adjust the manual dial using a small screwdriver or brake adjuster spoon like # W80630. I've attached a video to assist.
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  • Recommendation to Replace Hubs and Electric Brake Assemblies for 2,000 Pound Axle
  • As you mentioned in your question, all of our available hubs and electric brake assemblies for 2,000 pound axles are designed to fit with wheels that have a diameter of up to 13 inches. It isn't recommended to use a larger wheel because there simply wouldn't be as much support for the wheel where it meets the hub. This can potentially be an issue if you were to ever hit a curb or other object with the trailer, where this lack of surface support may cause the wheel or spindle to break. Based...
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  • Can Trailer Brakes be Installed on Stehl Tow Dolly
  • There's a couple pieces of information you will need to know to determine if a brake setup like what we offer for trailers would fit your Stehl Tow Dolly. The first thing you will need to know is the bolt pattern of your current wheels. 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. This kit has hubs with 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt patterns. Next thing you will need to know is what spindle you have...
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  • Disc Brake Kit Recommendation with Dexter Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for 4,400 lb Axle
  • We can piece you together a kit similar to the part # T4843700 for a 4,400 lb axle but we don't have a complete kit. You'd need the disc brake kit part # K2HR526D and then you'd need the Titan BrakeRite II Severe-Duty Electric-Hydraulic Actuator Kit # T4835700. Finally you'd need a brake line kit like # 20TA-BLKIT and you'd be set. Prices are available at product links.
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  • Replacement Dexter 3,500 lb Trailer Brake Assemblies
  • Due to the amount of rust on your trailer brake assemblies it's a good idea to replace them since it sounds like they aren't working well and are rusting to the point that they might fail altogether soon. For a set of self-adjusting brake assemblies for your Dexter 3,500 lb axles the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust kit part # 23-468-469 would be your best option. Once installed they might feel a little weak at first but once you apply the brakes a few times they'll tension themselves to the proper...
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  • What is Meant by Left and Right Side for Trailer Brake Assemblies
  • Left = driver's side Right = passenger's side We generally do not use the terms driver's or passenger's side since trailers don't have drivers, etc. For brake set # T4489600-500 the shorter shoes will face towards the front of the trailer.
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  • Can Electric Brakes be Used on Boat Trailer
  • At one point electric brakes were not recommended at all for boat trailers as water and electricity don't mix. In recent years though trailer manufacturers have started putting electric brakes on their boat trailers and the result has been that they fit and work well. The key is to make sure there are no shorts on the wiring and you'll be good. We normally would recommend unplugging the wiring before backing into the water as a precaution but there are a lot of people who use the brakes...
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  • Parts Needed To Replace Hydraulic Braking System On Boat Trailer
  • Hydraulic systems are preferred on boat trailers because water and electricity do not mix well. The hydraulic surge brake system is self contained on the trailer and the only connection to the vehicle is the reverse lockout switch that is powered through the trailer connector. This switch keeps the surge coupler from locking the brakes on the trailer when you are backing up. I know that you told me that your boat weighs 6k, however I need your help to identify the axle so we can select...
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  • Replacement Electric Trailer Brakes for '66 Avion Trailer
  • You will want to measure the inside diameter of a drum as well as the width of the surface the pad material comes into contact with (instead of the overall width). I have included a picture showing the areas I am talking about. I have included a second picture that shows the hole spacing on 12 inch brakes such as # AKEBRK-7-SA. If the hubs you have are 12 inches inner diameter and 2 inches wide and the mounting pattern for the brakes matches up you could use # AKEBRK-7-SA. If you...
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  • Other Parts Needed to Install Titan Disc Brake Kit # T4843100
  • The Titan Disc Brake Kit # T4843100 that you referenced basically comes with everything needed to install it except for hardware to attach the caliper bracket to the brake mounting flange. For that you'd basically just need the Mounting Bolts and Hardware kit part # BRKH10A and you'd be set.
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  • Installation of Kodiak Disc Brake Kit # K2R35E
  • The Kodiak Disc Brake Kit - 10" Rotor - 5 on 4-1/2 - E-Coat - 3,500 lbs # K2R35E are only able to be installed in one order for proper fit and function. I've attached the installation details and have also attached a diagram to assist.
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  • Adapter for Titan BrakeRite Electric Hydraulic Actuator for 2017 GMC with Factory Brake Controller
  • You will need an adapter to use your 2017 GMC factory brake controller with an electric over hydraulic actuator such as the one that comes with Titan Disc Brake Kit and BrakeRite Electric-Hydraulic Actuator # T4843800. The correct adapter for this would be the Titan BrakeRite EHB Adapter # T4846000. As for the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit # K2HR526D, it consists of enough for one axle: 2 rotor and hub assemblies, 2 calipers, 2 caliper mounting brackets and 4 caliper-mounting bolts.
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  • Diameter of Kodiak Rotor Flange
  • The inside flange diameter of the rotor from the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit # K2R35DS measures 3-11/16" and the outside diameter of the Dexter Trailer Idler Hub # 84655UC1 measures 2", though please be aware that you should not drill a new wheel bolt pattern on the rotor; doing so would compromise the integrity of the rotor and would not be safe. What you need to do instead is either use a 12" rotor with a 6 on 5-1/2" bolt pattern such as # K2R526S or get a new idler hub assembly with a 5...
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  • Kodiak Disc Brake Kit Recommendation for Dexter D30 3,500 lb Trailer Axle
  • I found the question you mentioned and the Dexter Brake Kit part # K2HR526D that you referenced was recommended for a higher capacity axle than a 3,500 lb Dexter. Since you have a 3,500 lb Dexter axle with a 4 bolt mounting flange the correct kit you need is the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit # K2HR35D which will fit and work well. This has a Dacromet finish too.
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  • Replacement Trailer Brakes for 2014 Forest River With 4,400 lb Axle Rating
  • For the 4,400 lb rated axles on your 2014 Forest River Wildwood 29QBDS I recommend checking out the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit # K23-478-479. So long as you have a a 4-bolt brake mounting flange and a drum that fits the 10" diameter x 2-1/4" wide brake assemblies as well as wheels that are 13", 14", 14-1/2", and 15, these electric brakes willl work for you. They are rated for 4,400 lb axles like yours, are self-adjusting, and the kit comes with the left and right...
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  • Nuts and Lockwashers for Mounting Etrailer.com Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-35
  • The etrailer.com Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-35 referenced in your question does not include the nuts and lockwashers for mounting the assemblies to the trailer. For this hardware kit, you can use part # BRKH10B. This kit includes 8 nuts and 8 lockwashers for mounting two brake assemblies. I have attached a short video demonstration on the kit that you can also check out.
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  • Are the Nuts for the Electric Trailer Brake Kit Part # AKEBRK-35 Included
  • The nuts that are used to attach the Electric Trailer Brake Kit part # AKEBRK-35 to the brake mounting flange on your axle are not included. You would need to purchase them separately using the Mounting Hardware for 10" Brake Assemblies part # BRKH10B. These nuts will need to be torqued down to between 45 and 50 ft lbs.
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  • Kodiak XL-Lube Disc Brake Kit for 7K Dexter Nev-R-Lube Spindle
  • The Kodiak XL-Lube Disc Brake Kit - 13" Hub/Rotor - 8 on 6-1/2 - E-Coat - 7K Dexter Nev-R-Lube Axle # K2HR712E-XL is the kit that has replaced the part number K2HR79XLDE you mentioned.
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  • Replacement Brake Assembly For AL-KO 10 Inch X 2-1/4 Brakes
  • Yes, the Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-35-SA is a suitable replacement for AL-KO standard hub-and-drum assemblies. This product also has electric brakes that are 10" x 2-1/4". This brake assembly fits 13" to 15" wheels. The mounting flange bolt pattern is 4 bolt and works with a 3,500 lb axle.
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  • Converting 7 inch Diameter Hydraulic Drum Brakes to Electric on Trailer
  • For tandem trailer axle setups it's not uncommon to only see one axle as a brake axle. Since you already have 7 inch Dexter drums it would be just a matter of replacing the hydraulic assemblies with electric assemblies. For that we have the 2k brake assembly set part # AKEBRK-2 which would fit what you have and work well. It would be just a matter of running 10 gauge wire to each assembly to power and ground them. For that we have part # 10-1-1 which is sold by the foot. I also attached...
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  • Will etrailer.com 12-1/4 inch by 3-3/8 inch Brake Assemblies Replace Dexter Brand
  • For your Dexter drums that take assemblies that are 12-1/4 inch by 3-3/8 inch our etrailer.com brand asssembly set part # AKEBRK-10 is a confirmed fit and will save you money over the Dexter kit # 23-450-451. These are both kits for 10k axles. If instead you have 8k you'd need # AKEBRK-8 for etrailer.com brand and # 23-434-435 for Dexter.
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  • Is Electric Trailer Brake Kit with Dacromet Coating AKEBRK-7-D Good for Saltwater Use
  • Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-7-D will be more suitable for saltwater applications that traditional brakes. This is because of the corrosion resistant properties of the dacromet coating. That puts them somewhere between stainless steel and galvanized steel. I recommend with these or any brakes you choose to rinse them off with fresh water once you are done for the day so as to prolong the life of the brakes and not run into the problem that you are having now.
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  • Disc Brake Kit Recommendation for Dexter 7k Axle with Nev-R-Lube Bearings
  • For a Dexter 7k axle with Nev-R-Lube catridge-style bearings the correct disc brake kit you'd need is the Kodiak XL-Lube Disc Brake Kit # K2HR712E-XL which would fit and work well. I attached a review video for this kit as well. This kit has an E-coating which is similar to powder-coat which will help fight corrosion.
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  • How to Determine Correct Capacity When Choosing Electric Brake Assemblies
  • As you mentioned in your question, the 3,500 pound and 4,400 pound electric brake assemblies we have available both feature the same 10 inch x 2-1/4 inch measurement. When determining which rating is correct for your trailer, you will need to locate the capacity of your axle(s). This information should be printed on a tag/sticker somewhere on the axle itself, or listed somewhere on the trailer frame. It is more likely that you have a 3,500 pound axle, as this is simply a much more common...
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  • Dexter 12 inch Brake Assembly Set Recommendation for 1998 Jayco Eagle
  • We have just what you need since you said you have 12 inch diameter Dexter brakes currently. For a set of 6k rated 12 inch, Dexter brake assemblies you'd want to the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust kit part number # 23-458-459. I attached an install video for this pair of assemblies for you to check out as well.
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  • Replacement Brake Kit Recommendation for 2000 Rockwood Premier 2317G Pop Up
  • From my research the Rockwood likely has a 3,500 pound axle and therefore uses 10 inch brakes. The 10 inch brake assemblies I recommend for you (And almost always recommend) are # AKEBRK-35-SA. These are self-adjusting so after the original set up they won't need to be adjusted again. Both the left and right hand side are included, and labeled to make installation easier. Also the mounting bolts are included but you'll need the nuts and lock washers, part # BRKH10B. Our most popular...
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  • Drum Brake Replacement Assemblies for Use with Titan Actuator
  • Thanks for the photo and tape measure. That makes it fairly easy to help you get what you need. You need 3500 lb single servo brake assemblies. My recommendation is the Hydraulic Brake Kit - Dacromet - 10" - Left/Right Hand # AKFBBRK-35-D. The Dacromet is for increased corrosion resistance. You could alternatively use the Hydraulic Trailer Brake Kit # AKFBBRK-35 for a standard protection against corrosion or even upgrade to the Demco Galvanized set # 18788-87 for superior rust...
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  • Replacement Electric Brake Assemblies for 2000 Trail Lite Bantam B-21
  • The picture helped a ton, but you should still measure the drums just to be sure. What I've found is that your Al-KO 7230 hub and drum assemblies are for 3,500 pound axles and are 10 inches in diameter. The brakes I recommend are part # AKEBRK-35-SA which includes both the left and right hand brakes. They're labeled to make installation easier for you. These are self-adjusting brakes so they only need to be adjusted upon installation.
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  • Replacement Braking Assembly for Offset Four Bolt Brake Mounting Flange
  • The Dexter Electric Brake Kit part # 23-105-106-09 is the only braking assemblies we have that will work with the offset four bolt brake mounting flange. The dimensions of these assemblies are 12" diameter x 2" wide therefore yes, will work with your existing drums. Unfortunately, the offset four bolt brake mounting flange is not very common so the list of compatible parts is very limited. If you would like to replace the hub/drum instead of using you old ones then you will want to...
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  • Trailer Brakes Keep Dragging on One Side
  • There are a few things that could cause one side of your brakes to drag after adjusting. This could be either a broken spring, faulty adjuster screw, or possibly a pinched wire on that side but you would hear the magnets buzzing if this was the case. I would first pull off the drum and inspect the springs. If all looks well then you will want to take a look at the adjuster screw and make sure it is in working order and installed correctly. You can use the side that is working as a reference....
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  • Brake Line Fittings for Titan Hydraulic Brakes
  • The Titan Hydraulic Brake Kit # T4071600-500 will work with standard 3/16" brake line fittings.
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  • New Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Trailer Brakes are Not Locking Up
  • You are not wrong but at the same time you do not want trailer brakes to lock up. The brakes you have, # 23-468-469, are self-adjusting but it takes some time for the shoes to extend out far enough for normal braking. This is why we recommend making an initial adjustment at the time of installation. That way you don't have to wait for them to adjust out themselves. After this initial adjustment you won't have to adjust them again. I have included a link to a video that shows how to...
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  • Available Trailer Suspension Spring Hangers, Wet Bolts and Bushings
  • We do offer all trailer suspension components including leaf spring hangers, suspension bolts, bushings, etc. All of these are shown on the linked page. I also linked the specific pages for hangers like # 28-5, wet bolts like # TRFA71063 and bushings like # TRFA71063. These item are not weight-rated so you can simply select them by their dimensions. Also included is an article that covers the process of converting a trailer to hydraulic disc brake operation. A link to all disc brake...
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  • Availability of 12 x 2 Inch Brake Assemblies with 3 Hole Mounting Pattern
  • We do not have a 12 inch brake assembly available that features a 3 bolt mounting pattern like what you described in your question. In order to install standard 12 x 2 electric brake assemblies like the etrailer.com Brake Kit # AKEBRK-7-SA, which feature a 5 bolt mounting pattern, you will need to either replace the existing mounting flange on your axle or the entire axle itself. If you have a 3 inch diameter axle, you can use the Redline Brake Mounting Flange # 4-44-1. These feature...
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  • Can Electric Trailer Brakes be Used on Boat Trailer?
  • You can use electric trailer brakes such as # AKEBRK-7-SA on a boat trailer so long as your wiring connections are properly sealed and you unplug your trailer wiring harness before backing into the water. To get the correct electric brakes you need to know your axle's weight capacity and your brake mounting flange's bolt pattern (or add one if you do not have one on your trailer). Additionally, you need a breakaway kit, a brake controller and the proper wiring. I have added a link...
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  • What Axle Does Kodiak Disc Brake Kit # K2HR758D Fit
  • If your trailer has 7k rated Lippert Axles the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit # K2HR758D will fit and work well. Then a 16 inch trailer wheel and tire like the Contender ST235/80R16 part # AC16R8WS could fit as it has the correct 8 lug bolt pattern. We won't be able to quote you on labor but I did attach a couple help articles below that cover adding disc brakes to a trailer.
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  • Can Other Brand Brake Assemblies Replace 3,500 lb Dexter Assemblies
  • The great thing about trailer brake assemblies is that they are all mostly interchangeable. So a 3,500 lb trailer brake assembly set like part # AKEBRK-35-SA would work well on your 3,500 lb Dexter axle. Check out the review video I attached below for more info.
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  • 12 inch Brake Assembly Recommendation for Trailer with Hydraulic Brakes
  • We carry 12 inch trailer brake assemblies for hydraulic setups. For a set that includes both sides we have the # AKFBBRK-7 which will be a great option. This kit is designed for axles with capacities between 5.5k and 7k.
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  • Replacement Brake Shoe Recommendation for etrailer.com Brake Assemblies # AKEBRK-6
  • The replacement brake shoes you need are the part # AKBRKR-S-12 for your Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-6 that you referenced.
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  • Will Kodiak Disc Brake Kit for 10K Axles # K2HR958QD11 Fit a Lippert 10K Axle
  • Your Lippert 10K axles require an inner bearing that is larger than what is included with the Kodiak disc brakes # K2HR958QD11. What you could do instead is use idler hub # 8-288-3UC1, if you do not already have idler hubs, and disc brake kit # K2R1058D11DAC.
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  • Can Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-2 be Submerged in Water
  • That is an excellent question and is asked more often than you think. Electric brakes like what come in the Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-2 can be submerged in water when you are loading/unloading your boat. Since water and electricity don't play nice together you do need to disconnect the wiring to your tow vehicle before backing into the water. When you make all your wiring connections I recommend using head shrink butt connectors like part # DW05745-10 or part # DW05744-10...
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  • Do Disc Brake Hubs Stick Out Further than Drum Brake Hubs
  • All of our trailer wheels have a zero offset which means that the mounting flange for the wheel is centered in the wheel. This means that the wheel would stick out about half the width of the wheel/tire past the hub/drums of the trailer. If instead you were asking about the wheel location relative to going from drum to disc brakes like with the kit # K2HR2D the wheel would end up in the same location.
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  • Do Electric Trailer Brakes Need to be Changed in Pairs?
  • Electric brake do not each have to be changed in pairs, so that would not be the cause of the error message. I am not sure what brake controller you have, but there is some troubleshooting you can do. You will need to find out if the issue is on the brake controller, truck, or trailer. To test the brake controller, sever the blue wire a couple inches from the back of your controller. Then use a circuit tester such as # 3808 to test the end of the blue wire coming out of the controller....
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  • Weight of Electric Trailer Brake Kit AKEBRK-2
  • The Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 7" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies # AKEBRK-2 weighs just about 2 lbs. These are a pair of electric brakes that measure 7" x 1-1/4" with a 2,000 lb capacity. To install these brakes you will also need the Mounting Hardware for 7" Brake Assemblies # BRKH7.
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  • What are the Wire Functions of Electric Reverse Lockout in Disc Brake Kit T4843200
  • Yes, one of the wires, doesn't matter which one, on the electric lockout part of actuator/disc brake kit # T4843200 will wire into the reverse light circuit at the trailer connector. The other wire is the ground wire and can attach directly to the trailer frame.
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  • Replacement Hub/Rotor Recommendation for Kodiak 7k Disc Brake Kit # K2HR712E
  • For a replacement hub/drum for your Kodiak Disc Brake Kit part # K2HR712E that you referenced you'd want the part # KHR13712E.
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  • Electric Trailer Brake Assembly for 6,000 lb Axle
  • It sounds like you have a tandem axle trailer with 6,000 lb axles; the electric trailer brakes I recommend for that is the Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-7-SA. These self-adjusting brake assemblies are 12" x 2" and fit standard hub and drum assemblies. They work with 16" wheels and you need to have a mounting flange with a 5 bolt pattern such as # 4-44-1, which is common on 6,000 lb axles. You will also need Mounting Hardware # BRKH12, which gives you the hardware to install...
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  • How to Choose the Correct Braking Assemblies for a 1992 Skyline Nomad Travel Trailer
  • In order to determine what the correct braking assemblies for your dad's 1992 Skyline Nomad travel trailer are, I need to know what type of brakes you have (electric drum, hydraulic drum, hydraulic disc), the axle's weight capacity (3,500 lb, 5,200 lb, 7,200 lb), and the brake flange mounting bolt pattern (4 bolt, 5 bolt). You should be able to tell what type of brakes you have just by looking at them. You should also be able to see what the brake flange mounting bolt pattern is by looking...
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  • Replacement Backing Plates and Brake Lines for an EZ Loader Boat Trailer
  • Thanks for the photo! I called EZ Loader and they were able to give me the information I needed based on your VIN. In order to replace the backing plates you are going to want to use the Hydraulic Brake Kit part # AKFBBRK-7-D. In order to replace the drums you are going to want to call EZ Loader directly as we do not carry the correct ones for your trailer. However, if you just need the bearings you can use part # LM67048 for both the inner and outer. If you are also looking to replace...
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