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How to Select Correct Replacement Electric Drum Trailer Brakes for Gooseneck Stock Trailer


How do I figure out which replacement electric brakes will work on my 2004 Travalong gooseneck livestock trailer?


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There are a couple of things to match up when selecting new electric drum brakes for your stock trailer.

First is the axle weight rating. You want to be sure to select new drum brakes that are rated with the proper stopping power you need for the trailer's weight capacity. Second you also want to confirm you choose brakes that are the same size, such as 12 x 2-inch or 10 x 2-1/4, to match your drums. These are the two most common sizes. Third is the brake mounting bolt pattern which needs to match the original brake (and brake flange); some brakes use a 4-bolt mount while others use a 5-bolt. Last is the wheel size compatibility to ensure a fit with your existing wheels.

You can refer to the page I linked for you that displays all of our electric drum brakes. We offer both manual and self-adjust types. Be sure to choose both left-hand and right-hand brakes or select a kit like # AKEBRK-7-SA that is a set of left and right self-adjusting brakes for axles rated from 5200-lbs up to 7000-lbs.

Just click on the ratings and features that you need to see just those products that match.

If you can tell me your axle weight rating, hub size, mounting pattern and wheel size I will be glad to offer more specific suggestions.

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