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Dexter DX7.5 Drop-N-Go Brake Actuator - Drum Brakes - 2" Ball - Zinc Plated - 7,500 lbs

Dexter DX7.5 Drop-N-Go Brake Actuator - Drum Brakes - 2" Ball - Zinc Plated - 7,500 lbs

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Use this corrosion-resistant actuator to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow-vehicle brakes. Drop-N-Go auto-latch coupler automatically locks your coupler in place on 2" hitch balls. Designed for hydraulic drum brake applications. 1-800-940-8924 to order Dexter brake actuator part number 099-175-00 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Dexter products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Dexter DX7.5 Drop-N-Go Brake Actuator - Drum Brakes - 2" Ball - Zinc Plated - 7,500 lbs. Brake Actuator reviews from real customers.
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Dexter Brake Actuator - 099-175-00

  • Surge Brake Actuator
  • Drum Brakes
  • 2 Inch Ball Coupler
  • 7500 lbs GTW
  • Bolt-On
  • No Lockout
  • Straight Tongue Coupler
  • Dexter

Use this corrosion-resistant actuator to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow-vehicle brakes. Drop-N-Go auto-latch coupler automatically locks your coupler in place on 2" hitch balls. Designed for hydraulic drum brake applications.


Features:

  • Hydraulic actuator synchronizes trailer brakes with tow-vehicle brakes
  • Drop-N-Go coupler mechanism ensures easy, secure connection
    • Automatically seats around and latches onto the hitch ball, even when in closed position
    • Included pin secures ball in coupler socket - coupler lock sold separately
    • Low-profile handle is easy to pull up for release
  • Aluminum master cylinder is better at reducing corrosion than cast steel master cylinders
  • Rollers with grease fittings are long-lasting and provide smooth operation
  • Breakaway kit included
  • Zinc plating is corrosion resistant
  • Durable steel construction
  • Bolt-on installation
    • Bolt holes 3" apart on center
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: hydraulic drum brakes
  • Ball size: 2"
  • Mounting: 3" wide channel tongue
  • Capacity: 7,500 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight: 700 lbs
  • 1-Year warranty


When you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs and momentum pushes your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. With surge brake systems, the actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward while the tow vehicle slows. The actuator telescopes, applying force to its master cylinder, which in turn supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage the trailer's brakes.


Because this model does not include a reverse lockout, it is recommended that you equip your trailer with free-backing brakes so that you can drive in reverse without triggering your trailer's brakes.



099-175-00 Dexter Drop and Go Brake Actuator - Drum brakes

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Dexter DX7.5 Drop-N-Go Brake Actuator - Drum Brakes - 2" Ball - Zinc Plated - 7,500 lbs - 099-175-00

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (41 Customer Reviews)

Use this corrosion-resistant actuator to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow-vehicle brakes. Drop-N-Go auto-latch coupler automatically locks your coupler in place on 2" hitch balls. Designed for hydraulic drum brake applications.

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I put this on an easy loader trailer that had an Atwood master cylinder which is now obsolete. Cutting the old actuator off was a real bitch. Installing the new Dexter actuator was very easy. I could bend the existing brake line 180 and hook it directly up without having to change the end. The bolts were easily available at the hardware store, I wish they would have came with it. The quality of the drop and go hitch is unbelievably easy to use.

Kevin K.

8/1/2023

The trailer is rarely used. but after a year, on braking, there was a banging noise from the hitch. It turns out this was from excessive travel on the brake shoes, because of improper adjustment after break-in. After proper brakeshoe adjustment the noise went away. All is working fine.



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This is a nice easy to use hitch. This is the 3rd one purchased for boat trailer hitch replacement. Really like the drop and go feature.



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Every time I use the brakes, the actuator slams loudly or "machine guns." I will not purchase a Dexter actuator again.

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Jenny N.

8/5/2023

Honestly any drum brake actuator is not going to give a smooth braking experience. For smoother braking, changing over to a electric over hydraulic actuator and disc brakes would be the best option. It is going to be a more expensive option.



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Works great!



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It fit perfectly and was easy to install. Customer service was excellent.



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Great product. Kicking my butt for being cheap and not doing the disk conversion though. Works good. No issues after a year



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Good replacement for Atwood. Haven't used it yet but I can say I have gone through 3 Atwood's. I can see why they went out of business



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It's well made



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The Drop and Go Brake Actuator was easy to install on my boat trailer and works great. Easy to follow instructions regarding the bleeding of the brakes. Noticeable difference over the old actuator which was on its last legs. After a year of use I am totally satisfied with its operation.



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The actuator was just what I needed. Now just have to bleed the brakes. The lock will prevent anyone from driving off with my boat or trailer.



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Quality product



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Very nice hitch. Really like the drop and go part and works smoothly. Also like the large cap for checking brake fluid level and looks like it will last a long time (with proper use). Not like other hitch types that the cap and threads strip out due to corrosion.



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great hitch



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Fit perfect! Great replace the for Atwood discontinued surge brake drum coupler



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Easy installation.
Proper braking.



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Alex was easy to work with and knew exactly what I needed. Received the parts yesterday and everything was there. 5 stars



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Impressive customer service rarely encountered anymore. Thanks



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Great product, great price and great customer service.



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Works great!!!



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Great service and fast delivery!!



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Direct fit and simple to put on !!



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I'm pleased that it came on time



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Fast shipping


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