Dexter Axle Trailer Brakes

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Fubba, May 23, 2006.

  1. Fubba

    Fubba LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 360

    I have a Pace Workhorse open 6.5X10 foot trailer. I need some trailer brakes to help me stop and to reduce wear on my brakes when I have all of my stuff on my trailer. I noticed on Dexter's site that they sell complete brake kits with the hub and drum included. Is this what I would need to convert my non-braking axle to a braking axle? Or will I need to buy a whole new axle?
  2. gammon landscaping

    gammon landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    if you axel has backing plates for the breaks all you need is is the new kit with the new hubs and breaks and you should be ready to go
  3. oldrustycars

    oldrustycars LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    yep...what gammon said. you should have a flange with 4 bolt holes on your axle. i'd double check on you wheel bearing numbers to see that they're the same as the dexter kit. also you'll need a brake control in th truck...tekonsha is the preffered brand.

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