12" x 2" Driver's-side electric trailer brake assembly fits 6,000-lb axles. Mounting flange has a 5-bolt pattern. Fits 14-1/2" to 16" wheels. Lowest Prices for the best trailer brakes from Dexter Axle. Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 12" - Left Hand - 6,000 lbs part number 23-105 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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  • Electric Drum Brakes
  • 6000 lbs Axle
  • 12 x 2 Inch
  • 14-1/2 Inch Wheel
  • 15 Inch Wheel
  • 16 Inch Wheel
  • 16-1/2 Inch Wheel
  • Dexter Axle
  • Manual Adjust
  • Left Hand Side
  • Brake Assemblies



Dexter Axle Trailer Brakes - 23-105

12" x 2" Driver's-side electric trailer brake assembly fits 6,000-lb axles. Mounting flange has a 5-bolt pattern. Fits 14-1/2" to 16" wheels.


Features:

  • Electric brakes are easier to install and offer more user control than hydraulic brakes
    • Requires only an electric brake controller (sold separately) - no actuator or hydraulic lines necessary
  • Adjuster plugs (included) cover access holes to keep dirt and grime out of the assemblies and off of the shoes
  • Mounting bolts sold separately
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

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


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Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 12" - Left Hand - 6,000 lbs


Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 12" - Left Hand - 6,000 lbs
Dexter Axle Trailer Brakes

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  • 12 x 2 Inch
  • Left Hand Side
  • 6000 lbs Axle
  • 14-1/2 Inch Wheel
  • 15 Inch Wheel
  • 16 Inch Wheel
  • 16-1/2 Inch Wheel
  • Dexter Axle


12" x 2" Driver's-side electric trailer brake assembly fits 6,000-lb axles. Mounting flange has a 5-bolt pattern. Fits 14-1/2" to 16" wheels.

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Video Transcript for Dexter Axle Trailer Brakes 23-105 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Dexter 12 inch left-hand driver's side electric brake assembly for 6,000 pound axles. Now these electric brakes are easier to install. They offer more user control than hydraulic brakes, basically they just require only an electric brake controller which we do sell separate on our website. There's no actuator hydraulic lines necessary with the electric brakes. Now this assembly is a manual adjustment brake so it does require periodic manual adjustment. Right down here is the adjustment gear where you do your adjusting at. And the other nice feature on this, if you look at the bottom on the backing plate, there's two access holes which are used to make your adjustment.

They actually include two adjuster plugs in there to cover those access holes. That's nice because it keeps the dirt and grime out of your brake assembly and off the brake shoes. Now this part number will include the left-hand, driver's side brake assembly. You can see the mounting hardware is included. Now on 12 inch size brake assemblies, the bolts are already installed on the brake mounting flange, so all you need is the nuts and the washers and these, they include the integrated washer, lock washer on the nut. A few specs on this. The diameter is 12 inches diameter, 2 inch wide shoe and basically what those measurements are, the diameter again is measured from this shoe, all the way across to this shoes.

So there's your 12 inches. And the two inches wide is the width of the brake pad on the shoe. There's your two inches wide. And again, here's the five holes, it does mount onto a brake mounting flange bolt pattern of five bolt holes. Does require the use of 12 inch brake drums.

The wheel size that will work on this brake assembly is 14 1/2 inches, 15 inches and 16 inches and the axle rating again for this is designed to fit on 6,000 pound axles. Now, these are electric brakes. So, if you look in the back here, you'll see two white wires. They do need to be connected. One goes to the brake feed, the other goes to a nice clean ground and they are both white wires so either wire can be used for either function. And this is a left-hand, driver's side assembly and the way you can tell that of course on a new assembly there will be a sticker there but, if that sticker wasn't there, the easiest way to tell what side it goes on is just look at the length of the shoe on the pad.

This pad goes from here to here. This one's all the way from here to here, so this is a longer pad. This is the shorter pad. The shorter pad is primary shoe. That will always face the front of the trailer. That's going to tell you this goes on the left-hand driver's side of the trailer. But that should do it for the review on the Dexter 12 inch, left-hand, driver's side electric brake assembly for 6,000 pound axles.


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Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 12" - Left Hand - 6,000 lbs - 23-105

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (77 Customer Reviews)

12" x 2" Driver's-side electric trailer brake assembly fits 6,000-lb axles. Mounting flange has a 5-bolt pattern. Fits 14-1/2" to 16" wheels.
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by: Ken Warren09/21/2015


First shipment of two 23-105, and two 23-106 arrived with grease contamination soaked into the lining on two assemblies and impact damage to the lining on a third. etrailer shipped three replacements promptly. Sticker on carton said "quality checked by Alex G. Perhaps Alex should find another line of work. My major issue however is that after installing these I had to crank the power on my controller to maximum to achieve any helpful braking and can't even come close to wheel lockup which you need to adjust properly. I noticed that the new magnets were oval shaped unlike my old ones which were longer and flat on top and bottom (like the magnets pictured on the 7000lb assemblies). I assumed the style had simply changed since my magnets were made and I had no reason to look at 7000lb brakes as my axles are tagged 4400lb. All instructions on etrailer site state to select the brakes by the weight of your trailer which in my case is 9000lbs. Surely four 6000lb brake assemblies would be overkill..WRONG! My axles are 7000lb "de-rated" to 4400 but they obviously had 7000lb brakes. This caveat has caused me to install the wrong brake assemblies! If you are replacing your brakes and wish to duplicate your stopping power, do NOT listen the the "expert" answers on here. Compare the shape of the magnets. These small oval magnets are not as strong and braking will suffer. I still feel as though I should be able to achieve wheel lockup with these but not the case and since they have now been used, I can not return them. 226804


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by: Chester L.04/11/2017


I am writing this very favorable review of my online shopping experience with etrailer. Recently I had to replace the brakes, hubs, wheels and tires on my travel trailer. Please keep in mind that I am a 65 year old man without a lot of experience with online shopping. Never-the-less, I decided to give it a try in hopes of saving some money. To my surprise, etrailer made the experience very easy and painless. Before I placed my order on line, I had a question about one of the items on my shopping list, so I placed a call to them. I spoke with a very lovely and patient Customer Service Representative by the name of Michelle S. She was very helpful in answering my questions and encouraged me to call her back directly when I was ready to place my order; and so I did. During the shipping process, she kept me informed through emails the status of my order and everything arrived on time and in great shape. I truly appreciate the personalized services I received doing business with etrailer. They truly removed all of the uncertainty and nervousness of shopping online. 367137


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by: Bill B. in Michigan09/13/2011


EXCELLENT...... START TO FINISH. Fantastic service, great prices, quality products. Here's a before and after picture. It only took 30 minutes and basic tools to make the replacement. So much better than trying to clean up the old rusty one. Thanks again, Bill Borland in Michigan 23873


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by: Larry D.02/04/2012


This was not the first time I have purchased from "etrailer.com". The first time being several years ago. I purchase may products on line and honestly this company/source for the products they offer and the prices, processing, shipping and support they provide is very honestly as good as I have ever encountered. Their staff are completely helpful and "KNOW" the products they sell. I have my own RV and have hauled/delivered RV's Commercally for years, through out the lower 48, Canada and Alaska. No, I don't write reviews very often and only after I have honest experiences with the sources that enable me to evaluate them, good or bad. 31057


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by: Bob W01/25/2014


It fits. Easy installation. Service was great. 114697


Comments

They work.......thats what matters.

Bob W - 01/25/2015

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by: Todd W02/24/2017


I had ordered some parts online to rebuild the suspension on one of our trailers. Customer service called me a short time later to inform me that they were out of stock on some items, they asked if it was possible to substitute some items. She was able to find the exact parts I needed in a different kit. The parts came within 3 days, very well packed, and they fit perfectly! This is the 3rd time I've ordered from etrailer and they have exceeded my expectations every time. EXCELLENT customer service and quality parts. 347617


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by: Dean E.05/12/2015


Excellent service over the phone, arrived quicker then told when I ordered. Real easy to replace, 5 mounting nuts and the 2 wires for the brake hook-up. Can't beat the price, a lot better ordering the whole brake assembly then just the brake shoes. Hardest thing was dealing with the messy wheel bearings. As always, GREAT JOB ETRAILER. 192245


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by: Vern H09/29/2015


Brake assemblies seem to be of equal quality to original equipment. One of the front shoes on one unit looked like it had been trued to round and was thinner on one end than the other. I don't know if it will have a shorter life because of this or will wear better because it is more round. The grease seals are fin also. 228377


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by: Terry N10/06/2012


I was replacing the brakes on a 72 Airstream Argosy and needed a magnet but found out I could get whole new assemblies for $2.00 more! That's a deal! Just make sure if your backing plates have attached studs that you pick up the necessary grade 5 or 8 bolts, nuts and lock washers too. 56529


Comments

Worked just fine. Sold the trailer

-- comment by: Terry N - 04/10/2014

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by: Tim Murray05/16/2014


Omg I never thought putting brakes on my camper was going to be so easy. I have been dreading that job all winter. 5bolts an 2wires and I was done . Looks exactly like original product. Thanks for making this job so easy Tim 130939


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by: allison hood07/31/2014


This was a much better experience then the hitch I bought from you. The shipping was a good amount of time and I am happy with the product. I do appreciate having two people making sure that the package was delivered in a timley manner. thank you! 143761


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by: Joey M08/03/2016


Dexter electric brake assemblies arrived in 3 days, free shipping and they fit great. I could have gotten them in stock locally, but they were an aftermarket brand and cost more. Etrailer has the best prices and service, anywhere!!!!!! A++++++ 279202


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by: Dave R08/31/2016


It fit my 89 Airstream perfectly. Original unit broke a spring and totally self destructed. This and the brake drum with bearings fixed everything. About $50 cheaper than buying from my local brake shop who I have dealt with for 30 years. 289575


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by: Jim Woodside12/09/2014


I have just received my new dexter brake assemblies and have not installed them yet. They look like they are very well built and the shipping was very fast and would recommend etrailer to anyone who needs brake replacement. 163919


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by: Smokeydog10/29/2012


Excellent customer support when ordering, fast shipping and much cheaper than I could source locally. Ordered 3 pairs for replacements for a triple axle airstream trailer. Hope they last another 20 years. 58267


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by: Mike L03/02/2017


Great products Great service Good Prices What more could you want !!! Thanks Chris 351180


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by: Bill09/13/2013


WOW! Ordered on 9-10 was here 9-12-13. Packing could have been a little better, one adjuster had come off found it in the bottom of the box no big deal but if packed better shouldn't have happened. 99739


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by: Shane J.05/14/2013


Brakes were just as describe fit perfectly and work great. Good price and quick shipment. Awesome communication and very helpful website with lots of good useful information! 80206


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by: Burt B.07/08/2014


Great quality, great price, fit like originals. Price from etrailer.com was quite a bit lower than other vendors. Quick shipping - trailer was back on the road in no time. 140086


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by: Roger Mc.05/30/2017


The product is just what I ordered, and I am glad that it is made in the USA!!! It is easier and just as cost effective to replace the assembly. Thank you ETRAILER. 386760


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by: Neil C.09/06/2016


Beautiful 12 x 2 loaded back plates. 5 holes, lined up perfectly. Need bolts, no studs on these American Beauties!. Before and after, on a 1967 Airstream Globetrotter. 292047


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by: Kevin R02/25/2017


I purchased a "loaded" brake assembly and brake drum, perfect fit and function. Sales person was very helpful to be sure I had the right replacement part parts. 349501


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by: Stan B07/25/2015


Great brakes at a great price and made in the USA. These brakes are easy to install and work great and Etrailer is the ONLY place to shop for trailer parts thanks 214306


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by: ken f05/22/2015


I was repacking bearings and noticed brake shoes questionable. I changed all four brake assemblies. It was a breeze and very cost effective. The only way to go! 194918


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by: Don C.10/30/2014


Excellent quality. Good overall experience. Helpful staff. Great follow up. Best customer service I've experienced with any internet purchase to date. 158547


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by: Carlos04/30/2017


Thanks to Etrailer staff for helping me identify the right product needed for my trailer and also the speedy delivery getting me back on the road again. 375438


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by: Rick04/28/2016


I ordered a complete set and when I got them they were very nice clean and was very easy to install would suggest them to anyone good job etrailer.com 247242


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by: Terry09/27/2012


Great product and customer service. I'll be back for my trailer needs. 55865


Comments

No problems, all is well. Not much more to say really. Thanks for the follow up.

-- comment by: Terry - 04/02/2014

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by: Gene G08/26/2013


The Brakes I received were the exact fit. It was easy looking at the video and then the install. etrailer.com is one of the best on-line stores. 97113


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by: John Irwin08/30/2016


They were easy to put on and have work very well. We just put 2800+ miles on them in the last two weeks with both flat land and some hills. 289399


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by: John K08/01/2012


It's too soon to rate the product for longevity, but the brake kits look like original manufactures equipment and the price was right. 50168


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by: Scott01/10/2015


Quick shipping and just what I ordered. Not had time to install, but sure items will perform great. Price was extremely reasonable. 168558


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by: Aaron R04/29/2016


Orderd a set for my trailer good Quality, and excellent fit fast shipping with a great price and on top of that made in USA..!! 247483


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by: Ken11/11/2016


I bought these and installed them for a friend of mine. No complaints from him, so everything is going good with the trailer. 318847


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by: Josh C08/11/2014


The complete brake assembly arrived exactly as described and was very easy to install. Great price and fast shipping. a+++ 145785


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by: Mike S12/20/2013


Fit perfectly and arrived very quick. Website is very helpful at making sure you get the exact stuff you need. 110635


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by: Mead W.09/25/2012


Great product - excellent service and followup from Etrailer- would (and have) done business with them again. 55757


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by: Beau10/06/2014


easy install and adjusting haven't pulled the trailer yet but looks good and all I needed was hand tools 154579


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by: Odella F.05/06/2015


Excellent experience! The trailer brakes work perfect. If we need more parts, we will be back. 190904


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by: Odella F.05/06/2015


Excellent experience! The trailer brakes work perfect. If we need more parts, we will be back. 190903


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by: BRUCE C.09/05/2014


GLAD I FOUND THIS SITE. GREAT PRODUCT AT A GOOD PRICE . THIRD TIME I HAVE ORDERED FROM THEM. 150237


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by: Charles H.12/23/2011


Product as described. Fast shipping and great communication during ordering and shipping. 28647


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by: david01/10/2015


received shipment in timely fasion despite weather conditions and be shipped to Canada 168511


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by: Joe R.05/21/2016


Well made and a perfect fit. Easy install and adjustment. Not one issue on the road. 250998


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by: Tom K06/27/2015


Item arrived on time and was a perfect match for the old item. Easy installation. 207664


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by: Chuck05/25/2017


Great price, quick shipping. Perfect bolt on replacement. etrailer is awesome. 384702


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by: skip dahl05/12/2015


Very happy, It was easy, Everything matched perfectly, thank you, skip, 191956


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by: Donald06/04/2017


I worked to replace the four brake shoes and It is working thumb up! 388674


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by: Scott F.06/25/2013


brake assembly was easy to install, well made, and quick delivery. 86119


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by: Roy Caudill05/04/2013


Parts were shipped on time.all parts fit and good USA made parts. 79012


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  • How to Adjust Electric Drum Trailer Brakes
  • You are correct. On drum brakes that do not self-adjust, you would manually adjust the brakes using the star wheel on the assembly. Once you cannot turn the wheel, you turn the star wheel the other direction until the wheel can spin and you hear a slight constant drag on the brakes. If the brakes are not constantly dragging it could indicate wear on the shoes or drum. I have included a link to a video and at about the 4:39 mark our installed begins adjusting the brakes.
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  • Parts for Lugged Hubs on a Mobile Home Axle with 15123 inner and 25880 Outer Bearings
  • It sounds like you have a spindle that uses the Inner Trailer Hub Bearing, item # 25580, that has a 1.750 inch inner diameter. The outer # 15123 bearing has a 1.250 inch inner diameter. I would check the seal surface on the spindle to be sure that it matches the # RG06-070 seal inner diameter of 2.250 inches. Many times mobile home axles use non- standard parts so careful measurement of all of the parts is required. If all of these dimensions match, then you will need to determine whether...
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  • Troubleshooting Why Trailer Brakes Lock Up While Driving
  • If you have electric brakes, there could be several reasons why they are locking up while you are driving. There could be a malfunction inside the brake controller, a problem with a ground, a short in the wiring, or a problem with the magnets. To test the brake controller, sever the blue wire a few inches from the back of the controller. Use a circuit tester like # 3808 if needed to test the blue wire on the brake controller side. Fully apply the manual override and the blue wire should...
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  • Troubleshooting Factory Electric Brake Controller Not Working on a 2005 Ford F-350
  • I agree that you most likely have an issue on the truck side. The voltage at the brake magnets when the vehicle is sitting still and the brake pedal is pressed will only read a small amount with the Ford integrated brake controller on your truck. If you are using the manual slide to activate the trailer brakes you should get somewhere between 12 and 13 volts with the controller set to the maximum setting. If this is the case there may be an issue with the brake controller. The 2005 and...
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  • Converting Trailer from Surge Brakes to Electric Brakes
  • First you will need to remove the old hydraulic equipment. Remove the surge coupler or actuator, remove all the lines, and finally remove the brake assemblies. If you have 10 inch diameter hub and drums, you may need to replace those as well. If you have 12 inch hub and drums, you can re-use them so long as they are in good shape. You will install your new electric brake assemblies, like part # 23-105 and part # 23-106. The magnets have 2 wire leads, one for ground, one for power. It...
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  • Troubleshooting Electric Trailer Brake Assembly That is Running Hot
  • I would recommend completely ruling out the bearings by closely examining them and the spindle for discoloration caused by overheating. If you have determined that it is the brakes that are hot, and not the hub itself, I would recommend readjusting the brake assembly. What you are experiencing could certainly happen if the brake assembly was out of adjustment. To adjust the brake assembly, jack up trailer and secure on adequate capacity jack stands. Check that the wheel and drum rotate...
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  • Which Way to Turn Brake Adjuster to Tighten Trailer Brakes
  • Turning the wheel so that the teeth on the wheel move upward will expand the brake shoes against the inside of the brake drums. Moving the teeth downward will contract the brake shoes. You can see the adjustment procedure by clicking on the video link I've provided. Simply fast forward to the 4:24 minute mark.
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  • How to Measure to Select the Correct Brake Shoes for a 6,000 lb Dexter Trailer Axle
  • You will need to measure to select the correct brake assemblies for your axles. You need to know that the brake assembly is compatible with the brake mounting flange and with the drum's diameter and depth. I added a photo showing how to measure a hub/drum for you, Typically 6,000 lb Dexter axles have a 5 bolt brake flange, like part # 4-44-1, and utilize 12 x 2 inch brake assemblies, like part # 23-106. The correct brake shoes for these assemblies are part # BP04-150. If you measure...
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  • What is the Difference Between the 7K and 6K Electric Brake Assemblies from Dexter Axle
  • There are two differences between the 6K and 7K brake assemblies. For the 7K, they use a semi-metallic compound on the brake shoes instead of the composite compound, and the magnets are stronger. This gives the brake assemblies more stopping power. They fit the same axles and spindle mounts, the only difference is how much weight the assemblies can safely stop. Choose the brake assemblies that have the weight requirement you need. 6K Left: 23-105 6K Right: 23-106 7K Left: 23-180 7K...
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  • Trailer Brakes Only Work When Manual Switch on Brake Controller is Activated
  • The controller is only putting out voltage when the manual switch is applied on the brake controller, but not when the vehicle brakes are applied, is that correct? The most likely problem is that the controller is not getting the input that the vehicle brakes are being applied. When the trailer is hitched up with the transmission in park, use a circuit tester like part # 3808 on the red wire exiting the rear of the controller. You should show voltage on the wire when the trucks brake...
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  • How Often Should Electric Trailer Brake Shoes be Changed
  • You cannot really go by miles when determining when brakes should be replaced. You would know to replace them the same way you would know with a vehicle. If performance is suffering and adjusting the brakes does not help and there are no other issues causing the poor performance it is probably time to change the brake shoes. Different applications, loads, driving styles and other factors have an effect on how quickly brakes will need replaced. Adjust the brakes every 3,000 miles or when...
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  • Which Brake Drum is Used with Dexter # 23-105 and # 23-106 Brake Assemblies
  • There are hubs/drums available for the # 23-105 and # 23-106 brake assemblies. You'll want to go with a 12 x 2 drum, and you'll want to choose one that has bearing compatible with your existing spindle and a lug and bolt circle pattern that's compatible with your existing wheels. If you'd care to reply with your inner and outer bearing reference numbers and the number of lugs and the bolt circle of your wheels, I'd be happy to make specific recommendations.
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  • How to Find Which Trailer Brake Assembly Goes on the Left or Right Side of a Trailer
  • The left side is the driver side, right side is passenger side. On a trailer brake assembly like # 23-105 the arm that the magnet is on points to the front of the trailer and the magnet always will be on the bottom. I have included a picture that shows what I mean. The matching right side assembly is # 23-106.
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  • How to Adjust Electric Trailer Brakes on a 2000 HandS Tandem Axle Trailer
  • Adjusting trailer brakes is pretty easy once you have the brake axle raised and safely blocked up. Start by removing the rubber plugs installed over the adjustment holes on the brake backing plates. Then, adjust the brakes until you cannot easily turn the brake drum by hand. Now, back off the adjuster until you feel a slight drag of the brake shoes on the drum, usually about 10 clicks. Once this is done proceed to the brake on the other side of the axle and perform the same task. A brake...
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  • Recommended Torque Value For Installing Brake Assembly to 3500# Axle
  • My contact at Dexter Axle tells me that when installing a brake assembly to the backing plate of a 3500 lb axle, the bolts should be tightened in a criss-cross pattern to between 45-70 foot lbs.
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  • How to Test Electric Trailer Brake Magnets on Dual 6,000 Pound Dexter Axles
  • I would check the magnets for wear before going on to test them with a meter. If the magnets show abnormal wear or if you can see the windings beginning to show through the friction surface of the magnet then they will need to be replaced. To further test your magnets, first make sure the trailer is not connected when performing this test. If the trailer is connected, you run the risk of shorting out a brake controller or various other electrical components. To test the brake magnets...
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  • The brake assembly you referenced, # 23-105 from Dexter, is a left-handed 12 x 2-inch electric drum brake that has a 6000-lb capacity. It uses a 5-bolt mounting pattern (hardware sold separately). The matching right-handed brake is part # 23-106. I checked the Winston Trailer website but I could not find specs for the brakes used on their trailers. The link provided will let you see all left- and right-hand 12 X 2-inch electric trailer brakes, including types that adjust automatically,...
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  • There are several reasons why your trailer brakes may not be performing correctly with a new brake assembly installed. You will need to check that the wiring to the new brake assembly is grounded properly. A bad ground connection can cause many different situations. Your new brakes and magnet will take a short time to break in also. Next I would check the adjustment of the brakes on both sides. Make sure that the brakes are adjusted properly. I would also check the adjustment of the brake...
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  • I spoke with my contact at Redline and the 12 inch by 2 inch Electric Trailer Brake Shoes, # BP04-150, cannot be used on self adjusting brakes. The brakes on your Jayco Fifth Wheel, will require specific brake shoes depending on the size and brand of your brakes. If you can send me the size and brand of your brakes I can make a recommendation for replacement shoes. You may also be interested in replacing the entire brake assembly. It usually does not cost much more to replace the...
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  • There are a couple of methods you can use to determine bolt pattern of the wheels themselves. First, you can use the number of lugs and the bolt circle. For an even number of lugs, measure the center to center distance of 2 lugs directly across from each other. If you had 6 lugs and the distance measured is 5 inches, you have a 6 on 5 bolt pattern. For an odd number of lugs, it is a little more difficult. Measure from the center of 1 lug directly across to the center point between 2...
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  • One of Four Electric Trailer Brakes Locks Up When Brakes are Applied
  • Since your brake controller appears to be working - 3 of the 4 trailer brake assemblies work correctly - the issue is likely to be on the trailer side. The issue with one of your four brake assemblies locking up could be due to it needing adjustment or it could indicate a problem with one or more of the components in the brake assembly. There could also be an outside chance that the spindle on that end of the axle is bent, which could lead to excessive pressure on the brake pads. First,...
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  • Axles and hubs made for mobile homes are intended to be used once for transport of the home and are not intended for ongoing use on a trailer. But we do have 7K-rated axle-less suspension systems, hubs, brakes, wheels and tires. Note that we do not ship 7K beam axles due to their weight. For a 7K-rated suspension kit we offer the Timbren # TASR7KS01G that includes 2 bolt-on (or weld-on) suspension assemblies with built-in 5-bolt brake flanges. These can be used with hubs # 8-219-50UC3-EZ...
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  • The correct replacement grease seals for your # 22333TC seals is part # RG06-070. This includes two double lip seals and they have the same inner diameter, outer diameter and thickness as your current seals. To replace your brake assemblies on your 2002 Airstream trailer you can use the Dexter Electric Brake Assemblies, # 23-105 for left hand and # 23-106 for right hand.
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  • You are correct, the shorter shoe should be forward on electric brake assemblies like the 12 inch Electric Brake Assembly, # 23-105, that your selected. In my experience, the shorter shoe is always the shoe that is pressed against the drum first, and the leverage from that connection is used the activate the longer shoe. brakes are engineered in this way to provide smooth braking performance. For your Dexter 5,500 lb axles you should install the shorter shoes forward. All of our brake...
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  • Based on the bearing numbers you provided, the Dexter Hub and Drum Assembly, # 8-201-5UC3, is most likely the correct hub for your spindles. This hub comes with inner bearing # 25580 and outer bearing # LM67048. It was designed for 5,200 lb axles and has a 6 on 5-1/2 inch bolt pattern. To be absolutely certain that this hub will work for you, I recommend checking the grease seals on your hubs as well. This hub comes with a # 10-1 grease seal. If possible, check your old grease seals...
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  • We offer part # 5-101 from TruRyde which is a tang-type washer intended for EZ-Lube spindles. This washer has a tab that fits between the notches on the castle nut to hold it in place. The inner diameter of this washer is 1-inch. The linked video will provide a demonstration of the installation. We also offer a D washer # 5-23 that is installed on the spindle before the tang washer.
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  • Weak Braking Performance with Electric Drum Brakes on 6000-lb Tandem Axle Sealcoating Rig
  • On the Dexter Electric Brake Assembly you referenced, part # 23-105 rated for 6000-lb axles, the pad thickness varies slightly across the arc-shaped curve of the pad. I measured one with a precision digital caliper and found that pad thickness varies from 0.20-inches in the center of the pad to 0.18-inches at the ends. If your brake pads have 3/32nd-inches of pad thickness left (or 0.093-inches) then this clearly indicates wear that could, but does not necessarily, explain your weak braking...
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