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Are Dexter Hydraulic Trailer Brakes # 23-312-313 Free Backing

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Are these brakes free-backing?

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The Dexter Hydraulic Trailer Brake Kit # 23-312-313 that you referenced are standard uni-servo assemblies and are not free-backing. These will not automatically disengage when going in reverse with the trailer.

For 3,500 pound free-backing assemblies I instead recommend the etrailer.com Hydraulic Trailer Brake Kit # AKFBBRK-35. This kit includes both the left and right hand assemblies and they use automotive-grade friction material that's molded to the shoe. This allows the pads to last longer than those on most other brand assemblies that are riveted to the shoes.

I have attached a short video review that you can check out as well.

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