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Parts Needed to Wire Trailer With Electric Brakes

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Im looking to install brakes on my tandem axle trailer that currently does not have brakes. Im going to be using Item # AKEBRK-7-SA brake set but what else will I need as far a wire and connector end. Possibly missing a few items as well or what would you recommend? Thanks for you help

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To add trailer brakes you'll want to start by adding a new 7 way trailer connector; for that I recommend using the etrailer Trailer Wiring 7-Way Upgrade Kit w/ Junction Box and RV Style Connector # e99011, which will give you a 7 way and a way to install all of the wiring cleanly. You'll also need some 12 gauge wire, which is available by the foot with part # 12-1-1 and some butt connectors # DW05745-10 to make the connections to the wiring.

Other than that, you'll just be making connections and running wires, so outside of the # AKEBRK-7-SA those would be the only additional parts needed. If you currently have idler hubs and don't already have hubs/drums you will need to know the bearings that are currently in your old hubs; that would allow us to match up your old idler hubs to new hub and drums.

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