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  8. 16 Inch Wheel
Dexter Electric Trailer Brakes - Parking Brake Ready - 12" - Left/Right Hand Assemblies - 6K

Dexter Electric Trailer Brakes - Parking Brake Ready - 12" - Left/Right Hand Assemblies - 6K

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If your trailer sees off-road action, use a handbrake (not included) with these brakes to hold it steady when parking on uneven terrain. 12" x 2" Assemblies fit 14.5" to 16" wheels. Made in the USA. Great Prices for the best trailer brakes from Dexter. Dexter Electric Trailer Brakes - Parking Brake Ready - 12" - Left/Right Hand Assemblies - 6K part number 23-112-113 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Dexter Trailer Brakes - 23-112-113

  • Electric Drum Brakes
  • 6000 lbs Axle
  • 12 x 2 Inch Drum
  • 14-1/2 Inch Wheel
  • 15 Inch Wheel
  • 16 Inch Wheel
  • Standard Grade
  • Manual Adjust
  • Dexter

If your trailer sees off-road action, use a handbrake (not included) with these brakes to hold it steady when parking on uneven terrain. 12" x 2" Assemblies fit 14.5" to 16" wheels. Made in the USA.


Features:

  • Parking-brake-ready brakes let you park your trailer more safely
    • Perfect for pop-up campers, overlanding, and agricultural applications
    • Requires tongue-mounted activating lever and cables (not included)
  • Easier to install and gives you more control than hydraulic brakes
    • Requires only an electric brake controller (sold separately) - no actuator or hydraulic lines needed
  • Periodic manual adjustment required
    • Can be done in minutes
  • Long-lasting brake pads offer excellent braking torque
    • Fully bonded to shoes for more consistent braking compared to riveted pads
  • Adjuster plugs (included) protect internal components from dirt, grime, and road debris
  • Left-hand (driver's-side) and right-hand (passenger's-side) brake assemblies included
    • Includes mounting nuts (bolts sold separately)
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: most standard hub-and-drum assemblies, including etrailer, Dexter, and Lippert (LCI)
  • Dimensions: 12" diameter x 2" wide
  • Mounting flange bolt pattern: 5 bolt
  • Wheel size: 14-1/2", 15" or 16"
  • Axle rating: 6,000 lbs
  • Limited 5-year warranty


Quick Tip: There's really not a whole lot to getting new drum brakes. If you've confirmed that all of the specs listed above line up with what you need for your trailer, you can be pretty sure these will work for you.


Ready to Roll When You Are

If you're looking to customize your off-road trailer or pop-up camper, these brakes can be a great way to do that.


a greyscale diagram shows how a manual parking brake cable is installed on the back of an electric parking brake assembly

Installing these brakes is easy, and using them is even easier. Run the linkage cable from your tongue-mounted handbrake (not included) to the lever on the backing plate of the assembly as shown above. Then, just pull on the handbrake any time you need a little reassurance that your valuable cargo won't roll away from you.


How to Manually Adjust Trailer Brakes

The more miles you put on your trailer, the more your brake pads will wear down. As they lose contact with the drum, stopping distances get longer and longer. To keep your brakes working great, it's important to adjust them pretty routinely. For this job, grab a floor jack and either a brake adjustment tool (sold separately) or just a standard flathead screwdriver.


Jack up your trailer enough to get the wheel(s) off the ground. Remove the adjuster plugs from the backing plate on the brake, and insert the flat end of the tool through the back of the assembly.


Screenshot from an instruction video shows how to manually adjust the the alignment on a drum brake

Push in on the star gear and lift it up. Keep doing this until the brake pads catch on your drum. When you can't spin your wheel by hand anymore, back the gear off by about 10 clicks by pushing down on the star gear. Does the wheel now spin freely (even if it sounds like the brake pads drag slightly on the drum)? Great! Then you're all done with that one and ready to adjust the rest.


How to Break In New Brakes

After you get these brakes installed and adjusted, you'll need to break them in. First, find a long stretch of road or a big, empty parking lot. Once you're there, set your brake controller to its maximum setting and get moving. Speed up to about 40 mph and brake to slow to about 20 mph. Repeat this 15-30 times. The goal is to get the brake shoes and magnet properly seated into your drum. You'll know you've done that when it feels less jerky (and more consistent) each time you apply the brakes.


Note: The brakes will be very hot after doing this, so after every 10 stops you'll want to wait about 10 minutes to let the brakes cool off before continuing. If you don't, you might cook and crack the pad material.



23-112 Dexter Electric Brake Assembly with Parking Brake Lever - LH - Driver Side - 12" x 2" - Manual Adjust - 6,000 lbs

23-113 Dexter Electric Brake Assembly with Parking Brake Lever - RH - Passenger Side - 12" x 2" - Manual Adjust - 6,000 lbs





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Dexter Electric Trailer Brakes - Parking Brake Ready - 12" - Left/Right Hand Assemblies - 6K - 23-112-113

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (22 Customer Reviews)

If your trailer sees off-road action, use a handbrake (not included) with these brakes to hold it steady when parking on uneven terrain. 12" x 2" Assemblies fit 14.5" to 16" wheels. Made in the USA.

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Ashley was outstanding. Knew what I needed even if I didn't. Bolt on replacement. Have not completed the install, but so far everything is perfect. Only thing that would be cool would be a cable regulator so we could attach the parking brake. I will manage.



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fter a long day of improvising we managed to get the parking brake kit operational with the Dexter electric assemblies. Not ideal by any means but in a rush to ship the trailer overseas this is the best we can do with the limited time today.

To connect the cable to the external arm of the break asy we used an off-the-shelf split bolt an nut designed for electrical grounding. It became necessary to enlarge the mounting hole in the arm to 3/8". This was quite difficult and had to be done on a drill press as the mechsnical arm is made from hardended steel.

Nonetheless this gave us a mechanical connection between the dead end of cable and the mechanical arm.
(The black paint on the arm was boiled off during the process of drilling due to high heat generated drilling thru the hardened steel. )

The angled mounting point of the cable did not fit great into the 90 degree bracket of the brake asy but it actually engaged enough to lock into place well enough to operate ok.

Otherwise, not pretty installation but functional and we believe it will satisfy Brazilian DOT regulations which require a mechanical parking brake with separate control than the electric tow and breakaway brake actuator.

Still quite disappointing and puzzlibg Dexter offers this electric brake asy with mechanical parking break mechanism but does not offer a cable kit designed to interface and operate with it. Seems crazy to have such a part designed but no cable & hardware kit for it.



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they worked perfectly



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very fast shipping - sonic!!!!



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OE Replacement brake assemblies @ a good price and fast shipping.



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pretty easy to install the instructions were great



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I was looking for an upgrade to the Chinese brakes that came on the trailer.



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First order I’ve made that was actually correct. I’ll save you all from the long story but will not be doing business with etrailer again.
Product is great though.



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Good price and OEM parts for my trailer



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First thing that comes to mind good qua lity



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What we needed and got here quick, really important with our small shop that we don't have projects tying up space.



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fast shipping



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Easy to install and works perfectly.



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