12-inch Electric Backing Plate – Left

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36 in stock

10″ Electric Backing Plate will suit:

Couplemate Australia
AL-KO / Dexter
✓ Vehicle Components / Cruisemaster

36 in stock

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12-inch Electric Backing Plate - Right

12″ Electric Backing Plate will suit:

Couplemate Australia
AL-KO / Dexter
✓ Vehicle Components / Cruisemaster

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12-inch Electric Backing Plate – Left | Incl. Park Lever

12-inch left side electric drum drakes, like those employed in the automotive sector, are reliable and effective. 10″ Electric Backing Plates are built to handle wet and dry highway conditions, suitable for caravans and trailers alike. Equipped with a specially crafted single-slit magnet, these brakes are designed to withstand rugged and uneven terrains.

The backing plate assembly arrives fully equipped, streamlining the mounting process onto the bracket, offering convenience over the replacement of individual parts. Opting for high-quality brake parts is crucial for safety, as inferior backing plates can generate excessive heat, leading to overheated bearings and grease issues. Couplemate™ has been using these reliable backing plates for years, ensuring a safe choice for your trailer.

Key Features

  • Easy Installation: Simplify the installation process with our 10″ Electric Backing Plate.
  • Low Maintenance: Designed for minimal upkeep, providing a reliable solution with less hassle.
  • Pre-Assembled: Brake shoes, magnet, and park brake lever come pre-assembled, streamlining the setup process.
  • Fits 10″ and 12-inch Brake Drums: Specifically engineered to suit 10″ and 12-inch brake drums, making it a perfect fit for your caravan’s braking system.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Style Do You Need?

Choosing between Australian-Style or Dexter-Style? Often referred to as “AL-KO” backing plates, Australian-style backing plates are the most common. However, some manufacturers opt for American systems, such as “Dexter-style” backing plates.

You can distinguish between them based on the park brake lever:

  • Horizontal Park Brake: Standard
  • Vertical Park Brake: Dexter USA

N.B. Ensure that your current backing plate / axle weld ring has four bolt holes. If you have 5 holes, you likely need a 12″ Electric Backing Plate instead.

Should You Replace the Whole Backing Plate?

We strongly advise opting for a complete backing plate replacement rather than solely replacing worn components for optimal performance and safety. This approach ensures that all elements of the backing plate are in optimal condition and minimizes the risk of overlooked parts nearing the end of their life.

Complete backing plate replacement is a straightforward procedure and provides peace of mind, especially when dealing with safety-critical components like electric backing plates. When considering maintenance or upgrades to your caravan braking system, prioritizing the replacement of the entire backing plate is a prudent choice, offering comprehensive assurance and prolonging the overall lifespan of the braking system.

What If You Don’t Have Electric Brakes?

If you don’t have electric brakes but would like to convert, you have a couple of options. Most people opt for one of our Conversion Kits, as they contain everything you need to convert your existing brake system. These are available in two options: Slimline or Parallel.

Couplemate™ recommends checking the integrity and size of your drum before purchase.

Offroad Backing Plates are available for comparison below

Additional information

Weight8 kg
Dimensions35 × 35 × 15 cm

Our Service Lifetime Warranty

Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.

Couplemate™ is a manufacturer and vendor of high-quality towing, trailer, and caravan components. Couplemate™ Core Goods and Custom Work are guaranteed to be free of defects for the service lifetime of the product when used as intended.

Warranties are non-transferrable and Couplemate™ requires satisfactory proof of purchase prior to issuing a remedy. The full Couplemate™ Warranty Policy can be found in the Terms & Conditions: Section 8 – Consumer Guarantees & Warranty.

Warranties are in addition to your rights under the Australian Consumer Law. If something is wrong with your order, please contact our team.

60-Day Returns

After 60 years of experience, we know that life has its unpredictable moments.

All Couplemate™ orders (online, over the phone, or in-store) have a 60 day period for change-of-mind returns and exchanges. There are some items that can’t be returned and some returns may incur a 15% restocking fee.

You can view our full policy for change-of-mind returns here.


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