Parts Needed to Add Trailer Brakes to 2012 Wells Cargo Trailer with 3,500 lb Axles

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Sorry, complete noob. My trailer currently has no brakes. It is a 2012. 4x8 Single axel wells cargo trailer. I believe the axel is rated for 3500lbs. How do I know for sure these will fit? What other items will I require to get this all set up? Thanks

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Look behind your current hubs for a square mounting flange that has four bolt holes on it. If you have the flanges the Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-35-SA will bolt right up and you'd just need a matching setup of hub/drums and some wiring to have trailer brakes ready.

Then for hub/drums you'd just want the # AKHD-545-35-EZ-K which fits 3,500 lbs axles and is even pre-greased! For 10 gauge wire we also offer the # 10-1-1 which is sold by the foot. I attached a diagram that shows how brakes on a trailer normally get wired up as well.

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I’m a bit confused, the description indicates that bearings do not need to be greased but in the video, the technician is greasing them. Am I missing something?

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That's a good question, so the # AKHD-545-35-EZ-K is pre-greased so you don't have to add grease. We attached an install video of basically the same hub that isn't pre-greased on the product page for the # AKHD-545-35-EZ-K to show the main install details of the hub and did leave on the portion of filling hub with grease. You can basically ignore that portion of the video. Your hubs will need to maintained though.

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