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Roadmaster Rollaway Trailer Hitch Protector

Roadmaster Rollaway Trailer Hitch Protector

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Prevents the trailer hitch from digging and dragging on pavement. Front-load design accommodates many hitches that other rollers will not fit. Lowest Prices for the best rv skid wheels from Roadmaster. Roadmaster Rollaway Trailer Hitch Protector part number RM-050 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Roadmaster RV Skid Wheels - RM-050

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Prevents the trailer hitch from digging and dragging on pavement. Front-load design accommodates many hitches that other rollers will not fit.


Features:

  • Designed for trailer hitches that sit close to the ground
  • Fits most 2" x 2" trailer hitches
    • Works with or without accessory installed as long as whatever is in the receiver doesn't hang below the Rollaway
  • Solid steel roller
  • Includes hitch pin and clip
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to bottom of roller: 3-1/4"
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


Installation


050 Roadmaster Rollaway Trailer Hitch Protector





Video of Roadmaster Rollaway Trailer Hitch Protector

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Roadmaster Skid Wheels - Hitch Mount - RM-050 Review

Today, we're going to review part number RM-050. This is the Roadmaster Rollaway Trailer Hitch Protector. This part will prevent the trailer hitch on your vehicle from digging and dragging on pavement. It is a front-low design which will accommodate many hitches that other rollers will not fit.It is designed for trailer hitches that sit very close to the ground. It has a solid heavy-duty steel roller. When installed on your hitch receiver, this will work with or without a ball mount or a hitch accessory inserted into your hitch.

It does include the pin and the clip. A basic I want to give you an example of how this would insert into a trailer hitchI have an example here. This is a two-inch hitch receiver. Now, this rollaway part is designed for a hitch receiver that has a distance of 2 7/16 between the center of the hitch pinhole and the end of the face of your hitch receiver. At this distance, the support bar, which is right in here and on the bottom, will hold the rollaway tightly in place and level to the hitch receiver.

Now, if this distance on your hitch receiver is less than 2 7/16, there will be a gap between this bar and the hitch. If that gap is less than 1/8 of an inch, it will still work fine. Now, if that gap is more than 1/8 of an inch, you would have to weld shims onto to this or onto the hitch receiver to make it fit properly.What happens here is this would slide onto the front of your trailer hitch. As you can see, the hitch would lay into those support arms that are on there. If I run the pin through here, and as you can see how it lines up and lays in that support arm, this gap here, if there was ...

if that gap is more than 1/8 of an inch, you would have to weld shims on here to make it work correctly. If it's less than 1/8 of an inch, it would work fine. This part does come with the installation instructions which would pretty much mention all that I just talk to you about. That should do it for our review on part number RM-050.


Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Rollaway Trailer Hitch Protector - RM-050

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (26 Customer Reviews)

Prevents the trailer hitch from digging and dragging on pavement. Front-load design accommodates many hitches that other rollers will not fit.

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I have not yet used the hitch skid wheel. I was however able to fasten on a 4 inch skid wheel around the hitch itself. I was then able to back my 5th wheel down the driveway with no issues!! Needless to say there was no to return those wheels!! I will also be keeping the hitch skid wheel JIC!! Thanks!!



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Easy order process and happy with shipping process.


Comments
It works so well I had to refinish the roller
Michael - 12/06/2021


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Delivered as ordered, exact part and undamaged! More importantly it was delivered promptly, I had ordered the same part and Skirting from another retaier. it was ordered in June, we finally cancelled and ordered from etrailer, arrived days later. Thank you.



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Very well made, extra heavy duty, easy install and remove if needed. The fit for a 2” receiver is as advertised. I have a low spot when I enter the roadway where the hitch drags, this has fixed it. Looking forward to many years of severe.


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It is a great product, it is doing what is was purchased for, my hitch no longer dragged the ground and because of the heavy duty design I expect to get a lifetime of use. Very pleased.
Road m - 10/10/2018



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The hitch has arrived and it fits. We have not taken the van out for a test drive with it yet.



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The trailer hitch roller device fit perfectly the first time, no tools required and was done in less than 2 minutes. A high crown on the street caused my trailer hitch to gouge the pavement as I was backing out of my driveway. The roller works exactly as advertised and saves both the street pavement and the trailer hitch on the back of my 36 ft. class A motor-home.



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Installation could not be simpler, pull hitch pin, set it in place and slide in new longer pin. I now have piece of mind that I won't be damaging my tow bar or hitch going into some gas stations. I was thinking about bolting a Nylon skid plate to my hitch until a friend showed me the rollaway. Great device.



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Despite being cautioned that this device might not be strong enough to take the load created by the motorhome hitch dragging on steep entrance/exit inclines to gas stations or plazas etc, it has stood up well when entering or exiting slowly.



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Expensive but BUILT TOUGH. Worth the m oney.



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We have a trailer hitch on the rear of our 32 foot 5th wheel (used primarily for bike rack) and it drags when we turn into our "sharp up-hill turn" driveway. This item is very sturdy and well made. Easy to install and fits well. Looks like it will take the pressure off the bottom of the hitch and prevent dragging. Will know after our next camping trip next month. E-trailer has always shipped promptly and items arrive well packaged and undamaged.



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Product was shipped quickly, arrived in good condition, performs as advertised. etrailer personnel were extremely helpful answering questions when reached by phone. A good online commerce experience.



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Right part at good price



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Fits great. Haven't had occasion to use it yet but looks like just what I needed to keep from dragging my tail!


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Very well! Wish it did not stick down so far.
Ray R - 07/08/2017



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This product works great protecting the bike rack on my RV.



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works great. allows me to back out of my driveway without bottoming the truck out



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It works great! Couldn't be happier



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It arrived and was installed today. It looks like it will help with my motor home tail drag problem. Hopefully it will stand up to use.



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It was as advertised. I had to make some modifications, but it seems to work.



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Great thing to keep hitch off concrete



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A bit pricey but Very sturdy fits really good I would buy it again.



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