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Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 12" - Left Hand - 6,000 lbs

Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 12" - Left Hand - 6,000 lbs

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12" x 2" Driver's-side electric trailer brake assembly fits 6,000-lb axles. Mounting flange has a 5-bolt pattern. Fits 14-1/2" to 16" wheels. 1-800-940-8924 to order Dexter accessories and parts part number 23-105 or order online at Free expert support on all Dexter products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 12" - Left Hand - 6,000 lbs. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Dexter Accessories and Parts - 23-105

  • Trailer Brakes
  • Electric Drum Brakes
  • Brake Assembly
  • 12 x 2 Inch Drum
  • Dexter
  • LH
  • 6000 lbs
  • Manual Adjust

12" x 2" Driver's-side electric trailer brake assembly fits 6,000-lb axles. Mounting flange has a 5-bolt pattern. Fits 14-1/2" to 16" wheels.


  • Electric brakes are easier to install and offer more user control than hydraulic brakes
    • Requires 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
  • Mounting bolts sold separately
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: most standard hub-and-drum assemblies, including Dexter, Lippert (LCI), and AL-KO
  • Configuration: left hand (driver's side)
  • 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

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Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 12" - Left Hand - 6,000 lbs - 23-105

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (169 Customer Reviews)

12" x 2" Driver's-side electric trailer brake assembly fits 6,000-lb axles. Mounting flange has a 5-bolt pattern. Fits 14-1/2" to 16" wheels.


Quality product and strainer staff are knowledgeable and answered all of my questions



So far everything is working as they should

Etrailer Expert

Mike L.


@Adrian Awesome! We're glad to hear that your Dexter # 23-105 brake assemblies are working well for you.


Excellent service!
Getting ready to place
another order!


First shipment of two 23-105, and two 23-106 arrived with grease contamination soaked into the lining on two assemblies and impact damage to the lining on a third. etrailer shipped three replacements promptly. Sticker on carton said "quality checked by Alex G. Perhaps Alex should find another line of work.
My major issue however is that after installing these I had to crank the power on my controller to maximum to achieve any helpful braking and can't even come close to wheel lockup which you need to adjust properly. I noticed that the new magnets were oval shaped unlike my old ones which were longer and flat on top and bottom (like the magnets pictured on the 7000lb assemblies). I assumed the style had simply changed since my magnets were made and I had no reason to look at 7000lb brakes as my axles are tagged 4400lb. All instructions on etrailer site state to select the brakes by the weight of your trailer which in my case is 9000lbs. Surely four 6000lb brake assemblies would be overkill..WRONG! My axles are 7000lb "de-rated" to 4400 but they obviously had 7000lb brakes. This caveat has caused me to install the wrong brake assemblies! If you are replacing your brakes and wish to duplicate your stopping power, do NOT listen the the "expert" answers on here. Compare the shape of the magnets. These small oval magnets are not as strong and braking will suffer. I still feel as though I should be able to achieve wheel lockup with these but not the case and since they have now been used, I can not return them.

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Patrick B.


Double check the adjuster down at the bottom of the brake assemblies. That adjuster should be used when the brakes are first installed. Use the adjuster to open the assemblies so that theyre putting a slight and even amount of drag on the wheel as you spin it by hand. If you have used the adjuster as outlined above and the brakes still will not engage properly, give us a call at 800-298-8924 and our Techs will help diagnose.


I was replacing the brakes on a 72 Airstream Argosy and needed a magnet but found out I could get whole new assemblies for $2.00 more! That's a deal! Just make sure if your backing plates have attached studs that you pick up the necessary grade 5 or 8 bolts, nuts and lock washers too.

Terry N.


Worked just fine. Sold the trailer


I replaced the electric brakes on my dump trailer, and bought the Dexter 6000 lb set, fully assembled and ready to bolt on. They fit perfectly and are of the quality that I expected for American made products. I am very happy with my purchase.


I bought a used toy boxa and quickly found out that the breaks were mowed down. I had trip planned to Yellowstone so, I needed these fast. They showed up on time and were the right part. I put them on drive from SoCal to Yellowstone which is 1500 miles. I re-adjust the break one morning in Yellowstone and haven’t looked back. Thank you!!!! Here is a picture of my trailer in Idaho. We camped here one night before we got to Yellowstone.


The Original Dexter brand are better quality than the generic replacements.


Parts all fit properly and worked great. Good product.



The brakes have been in for a year and work great. Installation was really easy. They came well packaged and with everything needed.


Easy to instal and we’ve had no problems thus far.


I am writing this very favorable review of my online shopping experience with etrailer. Recently I had to replace the brakes, hubs, wheels and tires on my travel trailer. Please keep in mind that I am a 65 year old man without a lot of experience with online shopping. Never-the-less, I decided to give it a try in hopes of saving some money. To my surprise, etrailer made the experience very easy and painless. Before I placed my order on line, I had a question about one of the items on my shopping list, so I placed a call to them. I spoke with a very lovely and patient Customer Service Representative by the name of Michelle S. She was very helpful in answering my questions and encouraged me to call her back directly when I was ready to place my order; and so I did. During the shipping process, she kept me informed through emails the status of my order and everything arrived on time and in great shape. I truly appreciate the personalized services I received doing business with etrailer. They truly removed all of the uncertainty and nervousness of shopping online.


Less work than buying all the parts separately. Parts came in good physical condition. However, on 1 of the 4 assemblies, the adjuster and adjuster spring was loose in the packaging but was easily made whole.


EXCELLENT...... START TO FINISH. Fantastic service, great prices, quality products. Here's a before and after picture. It only took 30 minutes and basic tools to make the replacement. So much better than trying to clean up the old rusty one. Thanks again, Bill Borland in Michigan


This part was a perfect replacement for the original which had failed after 18 years of service.


the rep
s were will helpful and the
shipping was fast. ABD THEY WERE VERY polite ..will order again from etrailer


I checked here locally on the cost of trailer brake shoes and magnets and found the price of etrailers' complete brakes and magnets assembled on a new backplate was by far less expensive. After removing the drum, this meant near zero labor, just five nuts to remove and replace the backplate then splice the wires. And another BIG plus, free shipping on an over thirty pound shipment. Wow so easy...And now I have all new brakes, magnets and all the other parts too, just seems to good to be true. I will continue to tell everyone about this labor saving and great priced product. Thank you

Edward S.


Now a year later and 3,500 miles without any problem or issues. Looking back I am very pleased with my purchase and the excellent service provided by eTrailer. Thanks so much. Stay safe...


Should have read the description better figured I was buying knock off parts. Much to my surprise they were genuine Dexter parts. Fit and finish was perfect. Very straight forward easy install. Shipped fast, very satisfied. Thanks etrailer!


The new brakes work well on my trailer. However, when I replace them next time I will spend the extra $$ to get the self adjusting version.


It fit my 89 Airstream perfectly. Original unit broke a spring and totally self destructed. This and the brake drum with bearings fixed everything. About $50 cheaper than buying from my local brake shop who I have dealt with for 30 years.


Wonderful service, exact replacement, delivered promptly!


Great price, quick shipping. Perfect bolt on replacement. etrailer is awesome.



Parts were perfect, still using them regularly. I need an axle but only see spindles online. Do you carry complete axles?

Etrailer Expert

Rachael H.


Thanks for the follow up, we do have some axles, and some axless options. I have included a link of our current offerings for your reference.


The product is good but the packaging was insufficient and it arrived damaged. I was able to source a replacement from elsewhere and just never had time to follow up...


I had ordered some parts online to rebuild the suspension on one of our trailers. Customer service called me a short time later to inform me that they were out of stock on some items, they asked if it was possible to substitute some items. She was able to find the exact parts I needed in a different kit. The parts came within 3 days, very well packed, and they fit perfectly! This is the 3rd time I've ordered from etrailer and they have exceeded my expectations every time. EXCELLENT customer service and quality parts.


Didnt realize how bad the brakes were until they were replaced! Now, the trailer actually stops!!!

Jeff M.


Perfect! The brakes work as they should. Perfect fit!!


Superb service. All items were packaged and shipped shortly after order was confirmed. Parts were received on time and well packaged. Currently at shop to be installed.


I was repacking bearings and noticed brake shoes questionable. I changed all four brake assemblies. It was a breeze and very cost effective. The only way to go!

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