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Recommended Timbren Axle-less, Trailer Brakes, and Ark Articulating Coupler For Overlanding Trailer


Please quote on: 1 - 2000-2200 lbs Timbren axleless set up with Disk Brakes and 5 on 5 hubs for Overlanding use with 17 inch wheels . 1 - Trailer Brake Controller 1 - Ark Articulating off-road coupler


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I would be happy to recommend some components for you, but there is no disc brake kit currently available with the 5 on 5" bolt pattern, and none of the 5 on 5" bolt pattern hubs that are available will work with 17" wheels. You will want to stick with a 15" wheel as that is the largest wheel that will work without any issues.

Starting with the Timbren kit I recommend the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System - Spindle w/Brake Flange - Off-Road Tires - 2,200 lbs # ASR1THDS02.

For braking assemblies I recommend the # AKEBRK-35, which will work perfectly with the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 84556UC3-EZ that has the 5 on 5" bolt pattern you were wanting.

Now if your trailer does not already have electric trailer brakes you will also need to add a 7-way connector # H20046 and junction box # 38656. You will also need to run # 10-1-1 from each brake magnet to the junction box using heat shrink butt connectors # DW05745-5 for a weather tight connection.

Moving on to the Ark Articulating coupler you will need the Ark Articulating Off-Road Coupler for 2" Receivers - Trailer Side - 2" Ball # AR44FR which will require you to have a qualified welder install the 2" receiver # 337RT25806B on your trailer's tongue. You will use a standard ball mount with the included 2" hitch ball to hook up to the trailer.

Lastly for a trailer brake controller I really like the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite # RED44FR as it was designed specifically for overlanding, and with only the knob of the controller visible it keeps a factory look inside of your tow vehicle.

If you can tell me what tow vehicle you will be using I would be happy to recommend the wiring needed to get this controller installed.

You can get prices for all of the products mentioned by clicking the above links which take you to the product page.

I included videos of the products mentioned for you to take a look at.

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Samuel C

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