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Adding Electric Brakes to Karavan 6 x 10 Utility Trailer

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Hi, I have a Karavan 6x10 utility trailer 2021 it is rated for 3000lb, are the 23-468-469 and two 84546UC3-EZ what I need to add brakes to it plus the wire?

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Given the 2990 lb GVWR of your 6x10 Karavan trailer, you most likely have a 3500 lb capacity axle. If that's the case, and if the axle is equipped with brake mounting flanges (see provided photo), the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust brake assemblies # 23-468-469 and the # 84546UC3-EZ hub would be compatible. You'll just want to pull one of the hubs and check the reference numbers from the inner and outer wheel bearings to be sure.

The inner bearing should be a L68149 and the outer should be L44649. The number is etched onto the sides of the bearing cages as shown in the provided photo.

The # 84546UC3-EZ hub has a 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern, so you'll want to be sure your existing wheels are compatible with that bolt pattern. I'll link to an article showing how to determine your bolt pattern if you aren't sure.

You can run the wire for the brakes using # 10-1-1 which we sell by the foot. For a 7-way trailer connector, I'd recommend a combination 7-way trailer connector and junction box, part # e99011. The junction box provides a convenient place to securely and neatly make your wiring connections, while keeping them protected from the elements.

I'll link to some videos you'll find helpful.

Brake Mounting Flange and Location of Bearing Reference Numbers
Brake Mounting Flange and Location of Bearing Reference Numbers
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