10-inch Dexter Electric Brake Shoes

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16 in stock

16 in stock

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10-inch Electric Brake Shoe to suit Dexter Style Backing Plates

10-inch electric brake shoes include primary and secondary brake shoes.

We carry good stocks of premium electric brake shoes for immediate Express Dispatch

Select the correct brake shoe from the drop-down menu and watch the corresponding image appear in the image box.

Difference between Al-ko and Dexter brake shoes

  • Al-ko brake shoes are slotted at the top of the shoes.
  • Dexter Brakes shoes have a hole at the top of the shoes.

Install a larger shoe towards the back of the trailer and a smaller shoe towards the front of the caravan.

One axle uses two pairs of shoes.

The critical thing to look for when inspecting trailer and caravan shoes is the slot or hole in the top of the shoe.

Important Notice: How a Bearing Buddy Can Destroy Caravan Brakes


  • The Alko park brake has horizontal slots for the shoes
  • Dexter shoes use a spring on the top to hold shoes together

Purchase electric backing plates here

  1. 10-inch Dexter Style Electric Backing Plate – Left
  2. 10-inch Dexter Style Electric Backing Plate – Right
  3. Dexter Style 10-inch Off-Road Electric Backing Plate – Left
  4. Dexter Style 10-inch Off-Road Electric Backing Plate – Right

So, how do electric brakes work?

You will notice that 10-inch shoes are different. It is possible to install caravan shoes back to front.

Electric brakes will not work without a brake controller.

Brake Shoe Installation

A common question is, “Which way do you put 10-inch brake shoes on?”.

  • The longer shoe is the primary brake shoe and faces the caravan’s rear.
  • The short shoe is called a secondary brake shoe and faces the front of the caravan.

The magnet, when energised, will attach itself to the inside of the moving brake drum and remain connected during braking.

The attached magnet on the drum forces the brake’s shoes during a forward motion, causing deceleration.

Tip: If your electric magnet and shoes need replacing, check the other components, which may also show signs of wear. Electric magnets need replacing when the wear holes are no longer visible.

A better solution is to buy an entire backing plate and bolt it onto the weld ring.

The supply cable to the rear tail light globes is only large enough to power 21w, which is 1.75A. The power supply required to power 4 electric brake magnets is 4 x 3.2A or 12.8 amps.

Caravan Electric Brake FAQ here

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Additional information

Weight3 kg
Dimensions30 × 20 × 10 cm

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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.

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


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