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August 14, 2018

Top 5 Trailer Parts To Stock This Season From A Trailer Parts Supplier

At National Trailer Parts we supply trailer parts to many retailers, manufacturers, and stocking dealers. Based on our sales data from across Canada, we have created a list of the top 5 trailer parts to stock this season.

1. Dexter 7k 12 inch Electric Brake Assembly

The Dexter right hand and left hand electric brake assembly is amongst our most popular selling trailer part. Per pair has a capacity of 7000lbs and mounts with 5 bolts that are not included, we recommend stocking the bolts that go with this brake assembly to upsell to your customers. This electric brake assembly uses 12” hub/drums, 38N nuts, 7-5 bolts, and 38LW washers all sold separately.

Note that the Dexter 10 inch x 2 ¼ inch electric brake assembly is technically 5th on this list, but as you can see the popularity with the Dexter products, we’ll skip past that one and just tell you that the Dexter electric brake assemblies of all sizes are amongst the top trailer parts to stock this season.

2. 5.2-8K Grease Seal Dbl Lip 2.25in

The 2.25” ID x 3.376” OD grease seal for standard EZ-Lube 5.2-8k grease axles is the second most common trailer repair part. This grease seal has a double lip with tension spring to seal around the spindle and fits 5.2-8k Dexter axles, amongst other axle brands. A good trailer part to keep in stock.

3. 7 Pole Plastic RV/Trailer Connectors

The 7 Pole Plastic Trailer Connector features a male trailer end with 7 way RV blade type. The connector also features a thermo-plastic trailer end conductor and has a built-in cable clamp that prevents wear on the cable. It is interchangeable with other 7 way RV/Trailer connectors. This connector is 12 volts, 30 amps and popular to use on a variety of trailers and RVs, making it one of the most popular trailer products.

4. 12in Equalizer For 2in Slipper Springs 12" Long

This multi axle equalizer is a must stock item. Built for 2” wide slipper springs and features:
• 12" Overall length
• 7/8" Center hole
• 9/16" Spring eye hole
• 9/16" Slipper support hole
• Fits 2" wide slipper springs
The 12" Long equalizer is compatible with triple axle or tandem trailers and allows weight to be distributed more evenly.

5. 3 1/8in Shackle Strap

Shackle straps, a cheap product but a must have in the shop. The 3 ⅛” Shackle Strap serves as a popular replacement part for double eye suspensions. Used to connect the double eye springs to a hanger on a single axle trailer, or connect it to the equalizer on a triple axle and tandem trailer. This particular Shackle Strap features:
• 9/16" Diameter holes
• 3 1/8" Center of hole measurement
• 1 1/4" Wide
• 4-3/8" Overall length
• Plain Finish


Have more questions about stocking trailer parts? Our trailer parts associates have the industry knowledge and experience to help you find the right trailer parts, giving you time to do what you do best. Whether that’s running your business or manufacturing trailers. Contact our team of experts and we’ll help you with your trailer parts supply.

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