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Replacement Brake Assemblies For Converting a 5,200lb Dexter Axle To Electric Brakes


I have a 1994 Cronkhite dual axle trailer with surge brakes that Im converting to electric brakes. The info on the 23-105-106 says 6000 and other info on here says they will also work on the 5200 axles. The data plate on my trailer says they are 5080, is that the same. The Dexter hubs are 12 inch and the back plate is 5 bolt so everything appears to be good.


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Yes, the 5,200lb Dexter axle you currently have will use the Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit # 23-105-106 as you are converting to electric brakes. The only brake assemblies available for 5,200lb axles are all hydraulic.

I recommend upgrading to the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit # 23-458-459 as this will increase the life of your brakes and save you from having to adjust your brakes every 3,000 miles.

If your drums/hubs are grooved from the old brakes you can replace them with the Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # AKHD-655-6-K. You will need to verify that this matches what you currently have for your hub. It uses a 6 on 5-1/2" lug pattern and mounts the spindle on Inner Bearing # 25580 (1.75" inner diameter), Outer Bearing # 15123 (1.25" inner diameter), and a Grease Seal # GS-2250DL (2.25" inner diameter).

To this hub you can add the Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors # BB2441SS. These will allow you to easily fill your hubs with grease to ensure that the bearings and other moving parts are full of grease.

A Trailer Wiring Junction Box # 3375601101 will allow you a sealed connection point to run all your wiring from your trailer to a 7-Way Molded Trailer Wire Connector # H20043 for connecting to your tow vehicle. You will also need a Bright Way Push-to-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit # 3802308 for your trailer since you will now have electric brakes.

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Gregory M

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