Electric Brake Install 2000 Coleman Sedona

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I have a 2000 Coleman Sedona pop-up. The bearings on my 2000lb Dexter Axle are L44649. Ive also got the 5 on 4-1/2 wheels. Can you put together the list of parts needed for the Electric Brakes, hub/drum, necessary bolts and also wiring for the 10 ft camper box to wire in the brakes. Let me know if you need anymore information. Thanks.

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Let's begin with the brake assemblies. You'll need the Dexter # 23-48 for the right side of the trailer, # 23-47 for the left. The brake assemblies have the mounting bolts integrated into the backing plate, but the necessary nuts and lock washers aren't included. We sell the nuts individually as part # 6-17 and the lock washer as part # 5-8. You'll need four of each per brake assembly. Dexter doesn't include the adjuster hole plugs with the assemblies, those are sold separately as part # BP10-220.

For Hub/Drums, if you have the EZ lube spindles with the grease zerk on the ends, I'd recommend part # 8-257-5UC3-EZ or for standard spindles, part # 8-257-5UC3. The only difference between the two is that the EZ lube hub includes grease caps that have a removable rubber plug that allows easy access to the zerk without having to remove the whole grease cap, while the hub for the standard spindle has a solid grease cap. The hub drums include new bearings, races, grease seals, grease cap and lug nuts. The hub drum does have a 5 lug on 4-1/2 inch bolt circle, and is compatible with 10, 12 and 13 inch wheels.

We sell 10 gauge brake wire by the foot as part # 10-1-1. Each brake assembly has two wires exiting from the magnet. One wire would ground to the trailer frame, the other would connect with the brake circuit from the trailer connector.

The easiest way I've found to tie all the electrics together on a trailer is to use a junction box like part # 38656. Have the brake wiring and the lighting circuits terminate in the junction box (see video I've linked for you) and have your trailer connector like part # H20046 run into the box. This way, all your wiring connections will be neat, easy to access and protected from the elements. The wiring color code for the trailer connector is different from the usual wire colors, so be sure to follow the wire color code listed on the product page.

I've also linked you to our trailer wiring FAQ article, which I hope you'll find helpful.

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