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etrailer Electric Trailer Brake Kit Review

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Review of the etrailer Electric Trailer Brake Kit


Hey guys, it's Jake here with e-trailer. Today we're going to be taking a look at and show you how to install the e-trailer electric brake set up.This is going to be a drum set up. If you need just the one side, you can pick up a single, but they do come in a pair also. Now, what's really nice about this brake setup is it's going to have a Dacromet coating on it, which is going to help resist further against that rust and corrosion. So, you're going to be able to use it in many different applications, even marine applications. It's going to stand up to that constant exposure to water.Now, these brakes are going to be manually adjusted, so you're going to be able to adjust them to whatever you might be hauling.

You're just going to pop out this plastic cap here, and make your adjustments on the inside.These brakes are going to apply to most standard hub and drum assemblies. The dimensions of them are going to be 12 inches in diameter and two inches wide. The mounting flange bolt pattern is going to be a five volt. The wheel size that these brakes are going to fit on is going to be 14 and a half, 15, 16, and 16 and a half, and be able to work with axle ratings of 5,200, 6,000, and 7,000 pounds.Now, although these brakes are going to be just like your standard drum brakes, they are going to have that extra coating, so if you find yourself going into wetter conditions, such as marine applications, these might be a better option for you. Now that we've gone over some of those features, let's go ahead and show you how we got them installed.We went ahead and ripped off the old brakes and hubs, so we can get our new ones in place.

Match up the bolt pattern. Slide it into place, making sure you're not smashing down your wiring in the back. Just a little tip: You'll see here it says, "right hand side," but in case these stickers are missing, your magnet will always be on the bottom and your bracket will always be facing to the front of the trailer. We can go ahead and get our nuts in place.You want to reuse the nuts that came off your old brakes because you'll reuse them here. Now we'll take a 9/16 socket and tighten them all down.

You want to make sure you go in a star pattern so that it tightens it evenly.We can go ahead and get our wires matched up on the back. They're not going to matter which one you wire to which, so we'll go ahead and take our butt connector and our other wire through from our trailer. inaudible 00:02:44 down, give it a little tug, and we'll do the same for this other wire. I would recommend using heat shrink butt connectors, because these wires will be outside and exposed to the elements, and this'll make sure it stays nice and clean.We're going to be putting new hubs on with our new brake system. We don't want the scoring that the magnet can cause to mess with our new system.

We'll go ahead and slide it in place.And then you want to pack grease into your bearing, and you slide it in. Then, you can slide on your washer. Then, you want to thread on your nuts. Then you want to take a pliersTighten it down, then loosen it up. Tighten it back up. Loosen it up again, and then just turn it until it wants to stop. And then you want to back it up just a hair.And then, what you want to do is test it out. Make sure it spins. And then you want to rock your hands back and forth on the hub to make sure it's got no play in it. Now this setup we have here has a little cage that goes over the end and clips onto the nut. Yours may have a cotter pin.So what you want to do is you'll take your cap, you can tap it on with your hand, and take a block of wood so you don't damage your cap, and tap it on the rest of the way.Here we go. Now we can go ahead and take our wheel, set it in place. Now, we can thread on her nut. Now we can go ahead and torque down our nuts. That'll do it for a look at the e-trailer electric trailer brake kit.


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