Dexter Axle Trailer Brakes 23-106 Review

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Review of Dexter Axle Trailer Brakes 23-106

Today we're going to take a look at the Dexter 12 inch Right Hand Passenger Side Electric Trailer Brake Assembly for 6,000 pound axles. Our electric trailer brakes are easier to install, they offer more user control than hydraulic brakes. They basically require only an electric brake control which we sell separately on our website, there's no actuator or hydraulic lines necessary with electric brakes. This one happens to be a 12 inch by two inch passenger side electric brake assembly and the size 12 inch by two inch, where they get those measurements from, the 12 inch would be the diameter from this shoe over to this shoe so if we take a ruler and put it edge to edge, right at 12 inches and the two inches would be the width of the brake pad on this shoe so you can see if we put a run, there's your two inches wide. This is a right hand, passenger side assembly and the way you can tell that on a new brake assembly, it will have the sticker on it that will say right hand but if that sticker wasn't on there, the easiest way to tell is just to look at the length of the pad on the shoe. If you look at this one, the pad goes from here to here and on this one it's from here to here. This is a longer pad, this is a shorter pad.

The shorter pad is always the primary shoe, that will face the front of the trailer so you can tell that, that shows you that it's a right hand passenger assembly. Now these brake shoes are lined with a nice automotive grade friction material, they are fully bonded, they're not riveted to the shoe, it gives you a lot longer life, more braking torque. Now these are manual adjustment brakes, so you'd have to adjust them with the adjustment gear down here. Those require periodic manual adjustment. Now, the backing plates on this, they are e-coated which is nice, it gives you the excellence corrosion resistance and if you notice at the very bottom, there's two holes that you put your adjustment tool through to adjust on the adjustment gear there. If you notice, they have the adjuster plugs put in there, which is nice, they are included and that gives you, those plugs go in the holes to keep any dirt or grime from getting into your brakes.

Keeps the dirt off of your brake shoes. Now, a few specs on this, the dimension again is 12 inches, 2 inches wide on the pad. This does have a mounting flange bolt pattern of five bolts and if you notice, it does include the mounting nuts and they do have an integrated lock washer on them also. These are designed for axles rated up to 6,000 pounds and they do use 12 inch drums and these are electric brakes so if you notice, there's two wires here in the back, two white wires that does require those to be connected. One goes to a good, clean ground and the other goes to the brake feed for power and you can use either wire for either function. But that should do it for the review on the Dexter 12 Inch Right Hand Passenger Side Electric Trailer Brake Assembly for 6,000 Pound Axles..

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