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  1. Trailer Brakes
  2. Dexter Axle
  3. Electric Drum Brakes
  4. 7000 lbs Axle
  5. 12 x 2 Inch Drum
  6. 14-1/2 Inch Wheel
  7. 15 Inch Wheel
  8. 16 Inch Wheel
Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 7,000 lbs

Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 7,000 lbs

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12" x 2" Driver's-side and passenger's-side electric trailer brake assemblies fit 7,000-lb axles. Mounting flanges have a 5-bolt pattern. Fit 14.5" to 16" wheels. Lowest Prices for the best trailer brakes from Dexter Axle. Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 7,000 lbs part number 23-180-181 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Dexter Axle Trailer Brakes - 23-180-181

  • Electric Drum Brakes
  • 7000 lbs Axle
  • 12 x 2 Inch Drum
  • 14-1/2 Inch Wheel
  • 15 Inch Wheel
  • 16 Inch Wheel
  • Boat Trailer
  • Camper
  • Car Hauler
  • Snow Trailer
  • Utility Trailer
  • Manual Adjust
  • Dexter Axle

12" x 2" Driver's-side and passenger's-side electric trailer brake assemblies fit 7,000-lb axles. Mounting flanges have a 5-bolt pattern. Fit 14.5" to 16" wheels.


Features:

  • Electric brakes are easier to install and offer more user control than hydraulic brakes
    • Require only an electric brake controller (sold separately) - no actuator or hydraulic lines necessary
  • Adjuster plugs (included) cover access holes to keep dirt and grime out of the assemblies and off of the shoes
  • Left-hand (driver's-side) brake assembly, right-hand (passenger's-side) brake assembly, and mounting nuts included
    • Mounting bolts sold separately
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Dimensions: 12" diameter x 2" wide
  • Mounting flange bolt pattern: 5 bolt
  • Wheel size: 14-1/2", 15" or 16"
  • Axle rating: 7,000 lbs


23-180 12" Dexter Electric Brake Assembly, LH - 7,000 lbs

23-181 12" Dexter Electric Brake Assembly, RH - 7,000 lbs






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Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 7,000 lbs - 23-180-181

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (140 Customer Reviews)

12" x 2" Driver's-side and passenger's-side electric trailer brake assemblies fit 7,000-lb axles. Mounting flanges have a 5-bolt pattern. Fit 14.5" to 16" wheels.

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The products were excellent however, I ordered 2 each of #23-180 and 2 each #23-181. I received 3each #23-181 and 1ea #23-180. etrailer is sending me the correct one but it will take about a week to get in stock, then shipping time to me. I have already paid the service person for a service call of $xxx for the repairs, now I have to pay him another $xxx to come back when the correct one is received. I don’t understand how this could have happened except for someone not paying attention when getting my shipment ready. Needless to say I am very unhappy I have to pay the service person for two service calls due to someone not paying attention when getting the order ready for shipment.



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Thank you ETrailer, parts all installed today on My Grand Design Reflection Fifth Wheel, the whole buying process was great and a Paul helped me get the parts I needed on the phone. I would highly recommend this company for trailer parts,, Great people, Thanks Again look forward to future purchases; John Donovan



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Took like forever to get my order but thats what we get for relying on China for everything... etrailer did what they could to keep me informed....



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Excellent service. Excellent delivery timeline. Expert assistance. Everything was exactly what I needed and furthermore I can now adequately stop my trailer and mitigate running over the stray- animals that run out in front of me (<-- thats a joke!). I would highly recommend etrailer for all of your camper needs!



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No visible phone number. On the web sight No place to leave a note or ask questions when ordering This kit DOES NOT COME WITH DRUMS !!!!! I need to reuse the old bearings and seals for my time frame Other wise they showed up on the delivery day and the assembly seamed complete Hope things are good


Comments
Sorry about the trouble. Our customer service number is 800-298-1624. Here is where you can ask a question about the product:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 09/24/2021


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I am truly amazed that there still companies like etrailer who's customer service has been consistently the best in getting orders out and delivered quickly.The new brake assembly will replace the old ones for our 2022 travel season.



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My parts arrived a day earlier than expected. Everything was exactly as ordered. I have used etrailer several times before and very impressed with their fast and friendly service. Always suggest them to friends looking for trailer parts.



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As always excellent products and service fr etrailer.



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Excellent service with the order Fast shipping ordered on Sunday night arrived Wednesday morning at my house Own parts for dexter axel Would recommend to anyone



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The brakes have made two trips from IL to CA and we have had no problems with them and they are working great.



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Dexter brake kit fits properly the first time. Made in USA. etrailer great to work with.



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Order arrived on time and was well packaged. UPS left boxes on front door steps instead of under covered porch, so they got wet in rain, but thanks to excellent packaging by etrailer, no parts got wet. Very impressed with quality. Will order from etrailer again!



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Paula took time to figure out the correct grease seals for my job. Fantastic customer service, above and beyond all expectations. Thank you !



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All arrived on the date committed and was complete.



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Great OEM product. Will purchase again when needed.



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The complete process worked well and everything was delivered on time and correct



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1LH. 1RH. Assembled as shown. No issues with magnets moving freely after shipment. No frills, no disappointment. Got what I wanted, and back on the road. Recommend butt connectors and wiring shrink wrap.



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These were easy to install and seem to be working just fine.



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5 star but only because they offered what I needed. All showed in stock but no contact u til 4 weeks later when I called .



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Very happy with this kit. Very easy; remove, replace, wire up (careful not to pinch wires), adjust and off you go.



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These brakes work great! No issues to report so far, one year in.



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Great customer service, everyone I talked with was very helpful. Received earlier than expected. Very satisfied with the products.



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I only received one set of nuts and plugs. I would like the other set


Comments
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-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 01/18/2022


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Great company with a huge selection of parts and if they don't have what you need I'm not sure who would.



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Just received quality looks very good - will install in the next few days.


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Ask the Experts about this Dexter Axle Trailer Brakes



  • How Many Brake Assemblies are in the Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit 23-180-181
    The Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit # 23-180-181 comes with a left hand and a right hand assembly. If you are needing 4 assemblies you will need to purchase 2 sets of this kit. You can check out the assemblies in the review video I linked for you.
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  • Thickness of Brake Pads for 12" Dexter Electric Brake Kit and What is Minimum Safe Thickness
    The brake pads on the 12" Dexter Electric Drum Brake Kit # 23-180-181 are 3/16" thick. Dexter Axle recommends replacing them once they get down to 1/16" thick.
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  • Troubleshooting Dexter 6,000 lb Axle Electric Drum Brake Adjustment
    What you describe for your brakes after adjustment is not normal. You should have a slight drag on your brakes when spinning the hubs by hand when they are adjusted properly. There shouldn't be any difference when rotated in the opposite direction, so having brakes engage makes me think there is a spring issue or a shoe alignment issue. There should not be any locking so that is a sure sign of an issue. If you put the assembly on the wrong side, that would give you stronger braking...
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  • How Long to Do Install of New Trailer Left and Right Brake Assemblies
    I'd set aside about two hours or so to do a brake assembly install like with the Dexter Trailer Brake Kit part # 23-180-181 if it's your first time doing so. It's not a hard process but if you wanted to take your time with it I am sure two hours or so would be adequate.
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  • Will Dexter 7k Trailer Brake Assemblies Fit 5,200 lb Trailer Axles
    The 7k Dexter brake assembly set part # 23-180-181 will fit on your 5,200 lb axles and will have a bigger magnet. The problem you may find is that the bigger magnet might make it harder to get the brakes dialed in perfectly as they might come on too strong or too weak.
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  • At What Interval Should Electric Trailer Brake Assemblies Be Replaced
    There's really no set hard and fast rule on the interval of time at which trailer brake assemblies should be replaced, but once the friction material on the brake pads gets down to about 1/16 of an inch or the magnet gets grooved or worn to the point where the copper wire inside of it is visible, that's the point where you'll want to replace them. If the face of the magnet has grooves worn in it, take a good look at the armature surface of the brake drum where the magnets ride against....
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  • What is Bolt Pattern of Trailer Brake Assemblies 23-180-181
    I attached a picture that shows the bolt pattern of the trailer brake assembly part # 23-180-181 that you referenced.
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  • How To Determine Replacement Electric Trailer Brakes For Trailer
    I would be happy to recommend the correct replacement electric trailer brakes for you, but the 3175030707 did not cross reference to any brake assemblies. To determine the correct brake assemblies I would need to know the weight rating of your axle which can be found on the axle tag on the axle tube, and the diameter and width of your current assemblies as shown in the included picture. For example the Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 7,000 lbs...
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  • Difference Between the Two Types of 12x2 7000 lb. Brake Assemblies
    The difference between the two brake assemblies comes down to one being self adjusting and one that is manually adjusted. I recommend the self adjusting because you will never have to crawl under the trailer to adjust the brakes. This can be a headache and we tend to not do it as often as we should which leads to poor performing brakes. With the self adjusting it automatically tightens as the shoes wear down keeping your trailer's braking performance optimized and working as safely as...
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  • Inexpensive 12 Inch Electric Trailer Brakes for a 7,000 Lb Trailer Axle
    Yes, the Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit part # 23-180-181 (23-180 + 23-181) is a top of the line option so if you are looking for a more cost effective solution I recommend the Electric Trailer Brake Kit part # AKEBRK-7-SA instead. These brakes are actually self-adjusting whereas the former are manual adjusting so they will be better in this regard.
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  • Replacement Brake Assembly For 5,200LB Al-KO Axle
    Yes, the Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit # 23-180-181 will fit the 5,200lb AL-KO axles. I recommend the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit # 23-458-459. This will allow the brakes to self adjust meaning less hassle for you adjusting brakes.
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  • What Is The Difference Between Dexter Electric Brakes 23-180-181 and 23-105-106?
    The difference between the Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 7,000 lbs # 23-180-181 and the # 23-105-106 you mentioned are the strength of the brake magnets. The # 23-180-181 was designed for 7000lb axles where the # 23-105-106 was designed for 6000lb axles so it has slightly weaker brake magnets. They are both 12" x 2" brakes so they are interchangeable, but you will want to match them to the weight rating of your axle to make sure you get adequate...
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  • Can Dexter Brake Assemblies 23-180-181 Work in Place of 23-105-106
    Yes the Dexter brake assemblies part # 23-180-181 would work in place of the # 23-105-106. They are the same size and the capacity range matches as well.
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  • Trailer Brake Assemblies for Dexter 3,500 Axle
    For a Dexter 3,500 lb axle the correct brake kit you'd need is the part # 23-468-469. This is a set of self-adjusting assemblies for both sides of the axle.
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  • Can 7K 12 Inch Electric Brakes be Used for 8K Trailer Axles
    The Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit # 23-180-181 will work for your 8K axles if indeed your current brakes are electric, have a 12" diameter, and measure 2" wide. Standard 8K brakes like part # 23-402-403 though are hydraulic, have a 12-1/4" diameter, and measure 3-3/8" wide. As long as your specs match the 7K electric brakes you're good to go.
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  • Product Comparison Of The K23-181-00 And K23-105-00
    The Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit w/ Parking Brakes # K23-086-087-00 is 10" x 2-1/4" is a driver and passenger side brake assembly that fits 3,500-lb axles. Mounting flanges have a 4-bolt pattern. Built-in levers work with manual parking brake. Fit 14" to 15" wheels. The Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 12 # 23-180-181 is 12" x 2" is a driver and passenger side brake assembly kit that fits 7,000-lb axles. Mounting flanges have a 5-bolt pattern. Fit 14.5" to 16" wheels. The main...
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  • Can 12 Inch, 7,000 lb Electric Trailer Brake Kit Work on Vehicle With 24 Volt System
    Though I'm not quite sure what you are referring to in regards to a misunderstanding, your truck with a 24 volt system is compatible with 12 volt electric brakes, the Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 7,000 lbs # 23-180-181. The power to the brakes will actually come via the brake controller, so you will need to wire your brake controller a bit differently in order to get working brakes. I have added a link below to a help article on how to do this,...
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  • Is Using Electric Brakes on a Boat Trailer Recommended
    You can indeed use electric brakes on a boat trailer. At one time it wasn't a recommended practice, but then the boat manufacturers started using electric brakes on trailers and found that it works fine. I would urge you to unplug the trailer before backing it into the water, and when pulling out allowing a few minutes to drain and dry out somewhat before plugging back in. The Dexter # 23-180-181 brake assemblies are meant for 7K axles using 12x2 inch brake assemblies. The assemblies...
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  • Comparison of Quality and Weight Rating- etrailer Brand Versus Dexter Brand 12 x 2 Brake Assemblies
    Great question. The etrailer brand # AKEBRK-6 12x2 inch brake assemblies are designed for 5200-7000 lb axles, are manufactured overseas and would work perfectly well for your tandem 7K axle trailer. Dexter, on the other hand makes specific brake assemblies for a 5.2K, a 6K or a 7K axle. The brake assemblies are manufactured in the US and as expected, the quality would be a little better but that additional quality comes at an increased cost. For a 7K axle, you'd use # 23-180-181. If...
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  • Best replacement # 10-36 Grease Seal
    To replace your Dexter 10-36 grease seals I recommend using the Redline Grease Seal # 10-36. This seal has an inner diameter of 2.25" and outer diameter of 3.376". This is a double lip seal. I have attached a review video as well as a helpful article on replacing the bearings, races and seals on a trailer hub for your reference.
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  • Best Trailer Brake Assemblies for 2019 Genesis Supreme 36CK
    I was able to determine that your 2019 Genesis Supreme 36CK has tandem 6k axles so for a pair of Dexter brake assemblies that would fit the Dexter part # 23-105-106-09 would work great. Dexter is widely considered to be the best brand of trailer brake assemblies as they are very well made and are also made in the USA.
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  • Troubleshooting Weak Brakes of 2018 Eclipse Attitude FL28 SAG
    If the drums look like they are in good shape you don't have to turn them when replacing the assemblies. Take a look at the inside of the drum and if you don't see any grooving or obvious signs of wear they don't have to be replaced. Typically if the brakes are adjusted properly and they are still acting weak the issue that the wiring isn't a heavy enough gauge to provide all of the amperage that is needed. You'll want the brake output circuit to be 10 gauge like part # 10-1-1 (sold by...
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  • Can You Convert Electric Trailer Brakes To Electric Over Hydraulic
    You can convert your trailer to electric over hydraulic brakes by using hydraulic trailer brakes, hydraulic drums, hydraulic brake lines, and adding an electric over hydraulic actuator like the HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Drum Brakes # HBA-10. You will also need a brake away kit like Hopkins Engager # 20400. The benifits of electric over hydraulic brakes are you get the increased braking strength that hydraulic brakes are known for, but with the smoothness of electric...
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  • How to Choose the Correct Electric Brakes for 20 Foot Flat Bed Trailer
    In order to find the correct electric brakes for your trailer you are going to need to know the axle capacity. You should be able to find this on your axle tag. Once you have this information you will be able to choose the correct brake assemblies for your trailer. For example, if you have tandem 3,500 lb axles then you could use the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3.5K # 23-468-469. These are self-adjusting brakes that fit a 10...
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