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Dexter Axle Trailer Brakes 23-405 Review

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Review of Dexter Axle Trailer Brakes 23-405

Today we're going to take a look at the Dexter 12 1/4 inch right hand, passenger side, self-adjusting hydraulic drum brake assembly for a 10,000 pound axle. Now, a hydraulic drum brake assembly is designed for use with surge type trailer brake actuators. This one is a duo server, which is the dual plunger design. This will deliver the same amount of braking when driving either forward or in reverse. These are self-adjusting brakes. You can see by the cable right here that goes down to a lever that automatically adjusts the wheel here.

Now, self-adjusting brakes will automatically adjust to deliver optimum performance in braking power. There's no need for manual brake adjustments, so the proper adjustment will lead to better brake efficiency and less wear on your tow vehicle's brakes. This part will include the right hand passenger brake assembly. Now the mounting bolts and hardware to install this we do sell separately. The specs on this, this is a 12 1/4 inch by four inch wide and those measurements, the 12 1/4 diameter is from this shoe to this shoe. If we put a ruler on that, you can see it's right at 12 1/4 inches.

Again, the width will be the pad size or width, which is going to be right at four inches wide. It does require a brake mounting phalange bolt pattern, you can see, of seven holes. It does require the use of 12 1/4 inch brake drums. It does use wheel sizes 15 inches and larger. Again, it is designed for axles that are rated at 10,000 pounds. Now, the last thing I do want to mention is this is a right hand passenger side assembly.

The way you can tell that, now on a new brake assembly, it'll have a sticker that'll tell you that, but if that sticker wasn't there, the easiest way is to look at the length of the pad on the brake shoes. This pad will go from here to here and this one goes all the way from here all the way to here. This is a longer pad. This is the shorter pad. The shorter pad is the primary shoe, that'll always face the front of the trailer, so that's telling you it goes on the right hand passenger side. That should do it for the review on the Dexter 12 1/4 right hand passenger side self-adjusting hydraulic drum brake assembly for 10,000 pound axles..

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