Replacement Boat Trailer Brakes Rated for 3,500 lbs

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I have an 1989 Vanson TRITOON trailer. Its very beefy. Unladed weight 3000lbs. VIN 17LEF28LVK17395EF 5 bolt 4.5 1 brake pad was broke in half loose inside drum. . probably locked one side pretty good on way back from ramp. Smoking in my driveway. need either brake pads and rebuild kit or? Dexter 8-247 It says 70313 inside one drum. What do you recommend?

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Thank you for that info and I definitely recommend replacing your boat trailer's brakes and we have exactly what you need. Based on the Dexter 8-247 number you gave we know you have a 3,500 lb Dexter 10" Hub and Drum Assembly such as part # 84546UC3.

For a hub and drum that size the best option is the Hydraulic Trailer Brake - Dacromet because they are designed for marine applications with their corrosion-resistant dacromet coating and mount to a 4-bolt mounting flange such as # 4-35. These brakes are rated for 3,500 lbs and are free-backing so you can reverse without the brakes being activated by your surge actuator, making them perfect for a boat trailer.

You would need the Right Hand # AKFBBRK-35R-D and Left Hand # AKFBBRK-35L-D brake assemblies; you would only need Mounting Hardware # BRKH10BS for each assembly. If you don't have an adjustment tool you can use the Brake Adjustment Spoon for Drum Brakes # W80630.

I have added links to video reviews of the brakes for you to check out as well.

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