Are 10 Inch Trailer Wheels Compatible with Electric Brakes for Tandem Axle Trailer Build?


Hi, Is the Kenda 205/65-10 tire AM3H490 compatible with electric brakes? Are the rims large enough to be installed on electric brakes? Im looking to buy 2 axles with electric brakes with these tires. Which axles are compatibles? tandem suspension Thanks


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The Kenda 205/65-10 Bias Trailer Tire with 10" Galvanized Wheel - 5 on 4-1/2 - Load Range E # AM3H490 is rated for a maximum load of 1650 lbs at 90 psi, so 3,300 lbs per axle. It however is only compatible with 7 inch brake assemblies and we do not have any axles that have that brake flange until you move up to 3,500 lb axles and then your brake hubs that fit those spindles will only work with 12 inch wheels or larger and 10 inch brake hubs.

My recommendation for you is to use the 12 inch wheel like the Kenda Karrier S-Trail ST145/R12 Radial Tire w/ 12" Galvanized Spoke Wheel - 5 on 4-1/2 - LR D # AM31202. Then you can use the Dexter Trailer Axle w/ Electric Brakes - 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern - 89" Long - 3,500 lbs # 35545E-ST-89. Then for your axle suspension you can use the Tandem-Axle Trailer Hanger Kit for Double-Eye Springs - 1-1/2" Front/Rear, 2-1/2" Center # APT3 and then use four of the 4-Leaf Double-Eye Spring for 3,500-lb Trailer Axles - 25-1/8" Long # SP-212275.

I've attached an article to help with the axle placement for the correct fit.

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