Off-Road Electric Backing Plate

$110.00 - $120.00

(1 customer review)

12″ Off-Road Backing Plate will suit:

 AL-KO Australia
 Dexter USA
✓ Vehicle Components
✓ Cruisemaster

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Standard Off-Road Electric Backing Plate

Electric drum brakes are the most common brake type seen on caravans. In newer model caravans and campers, 12″ backing plates are among the most common.

Couplemate™ Off-Road Electric Backing Plates are designed to handle rough Australian conditions. Perfect for both Semi-Off Road caravans and fully Off-Road caravans.

TIP: Left side refers to the passenger’s side, whereas the right side is the driver’s side.

For tradespeople and manufacturers, Couplemate™ confirms these components are compliant with ADR 38.

Choosing between Standard or Dexter Backing Plates

Standard backing plates are known as “AL-KO” backing plates and are the most common style in Australia.

However, some manufacturers will use Dexter brake systems, or ” American-style” backing plates.

One way to identify this is through the park brake lever:

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

For information on choosing magnet-types, read our short article on the difference between Standard and Off-Road brakes.

12-Month Warranty

Couplemate™ backing plates are among the best, most reliable systems.

For further clarification, read our Warranty Policy.

Spare Parts for Off-Road Backing Plates

Don’t need the whole assembly? Couplemate™ can supply you with just the parts.

12″ Electric Brake Magnets | Off-Road12-inch Offroad Electric Magnet Right

Type: Standard or Off-Road
Style: Standard or Dexter USA

These 12″ electric brake magnets are compatible with most electric brake systems, excluding the older round magnet brake systems.

12″ Electric Brake Shoes

Type: 10″ or 12″
Style: Standard or Dexter USA
10-inch Standard Brake shoes to fit AL-KO Brakes

Electric brake shoes comprise of both primary and secondary components.

The recommended installation involves placing the larger shoe at the rear of the trailer, and the smaller shoe at the front of the caravan.


Additional information

Weight7 kg
Dimensions30 × 30 × 10 cm
Select Side

Left Side, Right Side

Select Size

10-inch, 12-inch

1 review for Off-Road Electric Backing Plate

  1. wallybrowne (verified owner)

    Product is as described, good quality and arrived quickly with TNT.

    • Steve Wotherspoon

      Great to see our carriers are on the ball Wally. Thank you for your comment, Steve Wotherspoon

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