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Old 09-12-2021, 07:19 PM   #1
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Self Adjusting Brakes

I'm planning a long trip for next year and thought I should replace my hubs and electric brakes as I believe these are the original set from the factory. Thought I would spend some of my pension money while I'm still sitting around.

I was looking at the Dexter hubs and brakes.
How do the self adjusting type work?
Are they reliable?
What is the cost?
Where in Manitoba, Canada to get them?
Is this a DIY thing or should a mechanic be involved?

Thanks for any feed back.
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Old 09-12-2021, 08:21 PM   #2
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It would be a DIY if your mechanically inclined. DL Trailer parts in Cartwright Manitoba has parts. Good prices too. I bought one of my axles complete from them back in 2019 on my Zinger ZT260BH.
PJ trailers on the south perimeter in Winnipeg has parts too.
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Old 09-14-2021, 11:44 AM   #3
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Thanks 660catman for the info. I checked DJ's website but they didn't seem to have the ones for a 3.5k axle. If I can't find here in Wpg I'll give them a call. Stopped by PJ Trailers of S. Perimeter and the salesman was less than helpful. First said they didn't carry Dexter until I showed him a bunch on his shelf. They had 12" but no 10" nor did they have the hub/brake assembly. He wasn't interested much in making a sale I guess.

Checked ETrailer and cost them out. Parts, shipping, taxes and duties will be somewhere around $1900. Canadian.

I thought Dexter would be a common brand to buy in more places around here. I have found some but for one brake is more that a pair at ETrailer.

I has hoping to get them on and adjusted before the snow flies. Still looking!
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I would call DL Trailer and ask if they can get the Nev-r-adjust brake assemblies. And FWIW, I took my Lippert axle brakes from my Zinger and installed them on my Forest River cargo trailer with a Dexter drop axle. Both 3500 lb as bolt patterns for brake mounts are the same. Of course, axle has to have that mounting flange on it. Not the self adjusting ones though.
Good luck in your search. If the border opens up, ship E Trailer parts to border and pick up there. Iíve done it many times. Either at Lancaster Mn on 59 or Pembina on 75.
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Thanks 660catman for the help on this. I bit the bullet and ordered them from ETrailer on Sunday as I wasn't getting anywhere locally. They shipped today and will get them sent direct to me. Cut out the middleman, which would get their pound of flesh as well.

PJTrailers did get back to me saying they didn't carry that Dexter model but may in the future as it appears to get good reviews.

I also ordered the double lipped seals and I like to use the zirks once in awhile.

Safe travels.
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No problem. Keep us posted on your progress.
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