How To’s!

How-To Information

We get a lot of questions on how to perform certain tasks.  Here’s some guides that we found and collected for your information, as well as related documentation you might need.

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Trailer Maintenance

Dexter Trailer Axle Bearing Maintenance Video

How To Adjust Trailer Drum Brakes (Non Self-Adjust Style)

How To Adjust Trailer Drum Brakes (Non Self-Adjust Style)(Lippert Axle video)


Trailer Wiring

Trailer Plug Wiring Diagram

Wiring a 7 Pole Plug

Dexter Electric Over Hydraulic Installation Video


Trailer Axles and Parts

How To Select Axles

How To Order Replacement Hubs and Drums

How To Order Replacement Beams and Spindles

How To Select Electric Brakes

How To Select Hydraulic Brakes


Dexter Axle Literature (Industry Standard Information)

Maintenance Schedule for 1k to 7k axles

Electric Brake Troubleshooting – 8k and less

Hydraulic Brake Troubleshooting – 8k and less

Electric Brake Information – 7k and less

Brake, Seal, Bearing, and Magnet Part Information – 10k and less

Wheel and Tire Information, including Lug Nut Torque – 4, 5, 6 and 8 lug

Suspension Information, including U-Bolt Torque Specifications