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Can Electric Trailer Brakes for a 4,400 Pound Axle be Used in Place of Brakes for a 3,500 Pound Axle

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I have a 2016 Jayco Eagle 284BHBE dry weight 7130lbs gross weight 9200lbs came with Lipert 4400lb axels and 3500 lb electric brakes on a 10inch drum I dont feel it has sufficient stopping power can I get 4400lb brakes for this trailer without changing the drum our current weight when camping loaded is around 8000lb I have talked to Jayco manufacture about this issue and they assured me I have enough braking power my concern is the math doesnt add up we do a lot of mountain camping and I want to have proper brakes

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Electric trailer brake assemblies for both 3,500 pound and 4,400 pound axles are 10 x 2-1/4 inches and both have the 4 hole square mounting pattern. So you can use 4,400 pound axles brakes. For the left use # K23-478-00 and for the right use # K23-479-00.

These are Nev-R-Adjust assemblies which means after you adjust them the first time you will not have to manually adjust them again.

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