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Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers for RVs w/ 2-1/2" Hitch Tubing - 3" Diameter - Qty 2

Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers for RVs w/ 2-1/2" Hitch Tubing - 3" Diameter - Qty 2

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Help prevent damage to your motorhome's undercarriage by mounting these steel wheels to your rear trailer hitch receiver. Rollers clamp around 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" square hitch tubing. Lowest Prices for the best rv skid wheels from Ultra-Fab Products. Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers for RVs w/ 2-1/2" Hitch Tubing - 3" Diameter - Qty 2 part number UF48-979017 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Ultra-Fab Products RV Skid Wheels - UF48-979017

  • Bolt-On
  • Hitch Mount
  • 3 Inch Diameter Roller
  • Ultra-Fab Products

Help prevent damage to your motorhome's undercarriage by mounting these steel wheels to your rear trailer hitch receiver. Rollers clamp around 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" square hitch tubing.


Features:

  • Unique rollers clamp around the crossbar of your RV's rear hitch to help prevent tail dragging and digging in while backing up
    • Mounting hardware included
  • Heavy-duty steel construction is extra durable


Specs:

  • Application: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" square hitch tubing
  • Roller diameter: 3"
  • Quantity: 2 wheels
  • 1-Year warranty


Note: Not recommended for use on diesel pusher motorhomes due to the extreme rear-end weight of the motorhome.



48-979017 UltraFab Solid Steel Rollers - Hitch Mount - 2-1/2" Tubing





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Video Transcript for Ultra-Fab Products Skid Wheels - Hitch Mount - UF48-979017 Review

Today we're going to review part number UF48-979017 this is the Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers for RVs with a 2-1/2" square hitch tube, this is for a quantity of 2. This part includes everything shown here on the table. It comes with the 2 skid rollers, the 2 mounting plates, the 4 U bolts, and then 8 lock nuts. These parts will help prevent damage to your motor home's undercarriage by mounting these steel wheels to your rear trailer hitch receiver. These unique rollers will clamp around the crossbar of your RV's rear hitch to prevent any tail dragging and digging in while backing up. Mounting hardware is all included.

They are made of a heavy duty steel construction which is extra durable. The wheels themselves are a solid steel so they do hold up very well. The specs on this again, it's designed to fit on a 2-1/2" by 2-1/2" square hitch tube. The diameter of these rollers themselves is 3" and the quantity is again for 2 of them. When you go to install these, what you do is start on one side of the hitch and you're going to drop these U bolts right over the top of your hitch tube. With those hanging down what you'll do is take your mounting plate, put it on top of your rollers and then just line those up, your U bolts will come right down through there.

This will be mounted around your square hitch tube, and then using the lock nuts you'll go ahead and put the lock nuts on and tighten it down to the right specs. The thing I do want to mention is once you get these installed after it's all installed you want to grease the bearings that are on the inside of these solid steel rollers on each one end there's a zerk fitting. What you'll do is get a grease gun, put it on that zerk fitting, then you can pump that grease into these solid steel wheels to help with the wear and tear on them. Just to give you a few dimensions on the mounting plate, the longest portion of it is going to be about 5-3/8", this is right at 4", then the measurement on the center to center on the holes is about 4-1/4" that way and this way is at about 3-1/8" that way. That should do it for the review of part number UF48-979017 these are the Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers for Rvs with 2-1/2" square hitch tubes. .


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Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers for RVs w/ 2-1/2" Hitch Tubing - 3" Diameter - Qty 2 - UF48-979017

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (88 Customer Reviews)

Help prevent damage to your motorhome's undercarriage by mounting these steel wheels to your rear trailer hitch receiver. Rollers clamp around 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" square hitch tubing.

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Received the heavy duty Ultra-Fab skid wheels from etrailer yesterday then easily greased and installed either side of the hitch receiver on our RV in about 20 minutes. They are very robust and I don't expect I'll have an issue with them falling apart after the first contact with a driveway or ferry ramp - or hopefully thereafter. As always, great service from etrailer as well!


Comments
A year later and still like new and working great.
Hal - 07/22/2021


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The new rollers are much better than previous rubber coated wheels, of which one exploded. Installation was straightforward, but lacking the proper torque specification for the nuts on the instruction sheet. This is an important omission that the company should address for safety. They were torqued to xxlbs in a cross pattern on our unit. The selection of grease is important with the units facing a variety of weather, or road conditions. Regular grease, once wet, will deteriorate into sludge, and possibly cause the rollers to seize. Used lithium based grease that is water resistant. Suggest the overage of squeezed out grease on either side be wiped clean to lessen dust or dirt attraction on working surfaces. Less than a 5 star rating has nothing to do with the product, just the incomplete instructions.



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These skid wheels take a licking and keep on spinning. Because of the change of angle in my driveway, my Class A MH would drag its tail on the way out and when storing. Not anymore! A rock solid product.



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I have a carrier with ramp on the back of my Suzuki SX4. The back end scrapes on my driveway everytime I go in or out. I mounted one of these wheels just ahead of the back end and now it rolls right over the end of my driveway, instead of gouging into the concrete. It was the perfect solution for my little car.



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Exactly what I needed and stoutly built. Delivery time was super quick to Canada. Will definitely look to etrailer again for my RV needs



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Received my steel wheels today and installed them right away on our 2019 Four Winds class C motorhome Easy to install less than 15 minutes and they look great. Can't wait to see how they work.



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Just what my Diesel Pusher RV needed! Nearly every diesel pusher needs to have this product! I wish I would have had a pair of these on my rig 2 months ago. It would have prevented me from being stranded after leaving a fuel stop. What happened is upon leaving a fuel stop the back end dragged on the hitch (not a big deal) but what I didn't know is the fuel filter on the motor hangs down close to this same level, so it got crushed and quit feeding fuel to the motor. This wrecked a weekend of plans. But God had a divine appointment instead. These rollers would have prevented the fuel filter from being hit, because it would have raised up the back end about 3 inches!. I do question the zert fitting in this model it seems like a solid bolt would be stronger. But I will replace it if the current one fails.


Comments
a year later. Still working well. I did drag at least one time with the rollers, they held up fine. Every Diesel pusher needs one of these in my opinion...
Gary - 12/12/2018



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This product was very easy to install. It has provided protection for the underside of our coach from hitting the ground on several occasions.



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My wife and I bought a new 5th wheel that is much longer than our last trailer. We needed rollers as the rear end nearly hits the street when we go up our long driveway. These rollers are strong and protect our new trailer from any damage. I highly recommend them.



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The rollers seem to be rugged and well made. I have not install them yet.



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Excellent Service. Easy installation. Products worked great. Solved my tail dragging issue due to driveway geometry issue entering a well traveled State Road. Would purchase from you again.



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I just put the rollers on. They look very sturdy. I hope I don’t have to use them much!



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Very high quality with rugged construction. Easy installation on my RV which had a tendency to drag the hitch receiver when going in and out of my driveway or transitioning from parking lots to street. No more dragging!! The rollers take the abuse with no trouble. Excellent product!


Comments
Working as expected!
Lynn R - 06/14/2018



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etrailer.com provided customer service "like the good old days"! I came from a company that required every customer concern or complaint to be written up and given to the President and CEO of the company! The follow up with the customer, usually in person, was accomplished and reported back to top management shorn above. Your service simply was exceptional! Thank you.



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Had purchased the larger urethane skid wheels which broke the first time they hit the ground. Really wasn't expecting them to last on a 38' Class A, my driveway transition is steep and irregular surface at street. These steel rollers have held up great, even when I forget and hit the transition too fast. I added a third steel roller to the bottom of the receiver hitch also. All three have held up great.



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While I have not put these thru the torture of being drug across the pavement yet, I can say the build quality, fit and finish of these is great. These are super heavy duty! The rollers are truly solid steel! They give me piece of mind that my 5th wheel's rear corners and wall are not going to be damaged by the road in some awkward scenario. They will also protect my stinky slinky tube from being ground off on the bottom.



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First- Great speed shipping and better price than other online etailer! Next; Good solid steel rollers with lubricated roller bearings. Steel plates appear to be plated, nickel or chrome. Good hard surface! I expect long life. I noted that the inside tube used for the bearing is somewhat short. If the bolt is tightened to contact the inside tube, the wheel doesn't roll. It's pinched against the support. I inserted a small washer acting as a shoulder to provide enough clearance for the wheel. Now I can clamp the tube to keep it from turning. Thus, the roller bearings will take the load as intended. I painted the plates and U-bolts to match my trailer hitch. Assembly looks easy! Bolt on.



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Installed them today. Obvious high quality. Looks like they'll do a great job. Gave it four stars only because I haven't witnessed them actually doing that great job.



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My 30' Class A RV had the 6" cast iron casters on the rear hitch. Needless to say, they didn't like the angle of my driveway. After searching high and low, I found these monsters. They are sturdy, have a grease zerk, and couldn't be easier to install on your receiver hitch.. If you want a little more height out of them, you can get u-bolts and a piece of square bar or heavy gauge tubing to push them down a bit more as they aren't very tall. I also noticed a nylon washer on either side, which should NOT be an issue, but if it is, they are easy enough to replace. If these aren't bulletproof, I don't know what is. Also, Stacey A at e-trailer was AMAZING with helping me through my order issues. Stellar service and prices.



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Theses are heavy duty and very easy to install. Appear to be high quality and have lasted a year without issue. I bought these because of scraping the bottom of the hitch on my motorhome especially when backing up and pulling out of my sloped driveway and these definitely have helped. Easy to lube as well with a hand pump grease gun.



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Very well designed and built - the insides of the steel casters are full-length needle bearings with an internal race, which for this price, I was NOT expecting! As good as 'the other brand' which costs over twice as much! As a retired Engineer, I guarantee these things will take a SLOW 25000+ pound load with NO problems! Most likely, a LOT more! The only downside; the Zerk grease fitting is inside the head of the bolt, and my standard size grease coupling could not 'lock on' the fitting. So, I just took the things apart and hand-packed the bearings, which is probably better anyway since now I KNOW the bearings are all greased properly! But, I do have a small diameter Lincoln coupler (#5852) on order which should fit. I am very, very pleased with this product.



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Good quality



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Great 3 inch skid wheels with u bolts. Easy to install. It took 20 minutes to install the wheels. They look great. I have a Class A , 2012 Thor Hurricane, 32 feet long. After installing, the wheels hang down 2 1\2 inches below the skid plates. Perfect. Make sure you tighten the grease fittings before installing. You may need to tweek\squeeze the u bolts in just a fraction so they install easier. They really look great on the back of my Class A. I am so pleased. No more ramps. .



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Solid product, installed easy, luckily I don't think I've used them yet.



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These heavy duty hitch rollers are the answer to avoiding extensive damage to the rear of the motorhome. I like the fact that they have greese zerks.


Comments
Still working flawlessly . Dont have to worry about steep drivways anymore.
Robert J - 10/01/2017


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Ask the Experts about this Ultra-Fab Products RV Skid Wheels

  • Mounting Bracket/Wheel Height Dimensions for Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers # UF48-979017
    As shown in the linked photo that I have prepared for you the bracket dimensions on the Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers # UF48-979017 are 4-inches x 5-3/8-inches. The height from the bottom of the roller wheel to the top of the mounting flange is 3-inches. This roller wheel fits 2-1/2- x 2-1/2-inch square hitch tubing and includes hardware.
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  • Will Force on Hitch when Using Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers Damage Hitch or RV
    If you are going slow in your drive (or anywhere you might suspect is too steep) then using the skid wheels, # UF48-979017, will not damage anything. The damage would come from a sudden hard impact and even then it would have to be a pretty major impact to damage the hitch or RV.
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  • Skid Wheel Recommendation that Won't Damage Black Top Driveway for a 23 Foot RV
    To avoid scraping up your driveway I recommend going with the urethane wheels such as # UF48-979014 or # UF48-979015 because they are much less likely to damage the driveway compared to steel rollers. The steel rollers you mentioned are all basically the same with the exception of the sizes of each. But they are a little more low profile so they would not make contact with the ground as soon as the urethane coated wheels.
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  • Best Choice of Skid Wheels for Trailer With 4-Inch Hitch Tube
    If your trailer's 4-inch hitch tube is too large for a bracket-mount type skid wheel like Ultra-Fab # UF48-979017 then you can use one of the weld-on types like # UF48-979023 or # UF48-979021 or the bolt-on type # UF48-979015 that includes 4-3/4-inch-long mounting bolts. Swivel-type skid wheels such as # UF48-979012 will not cause the trailer to swing since they will be engaging the ground only very briefly.
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  • Choosing Between Ultra-Fab Skid Wheels UF48-979017 and UF48-979014
    If it were me I would go with Ultra-Fab Rotating, Hitch Mounted Skid Wheels for RVs up to 30' Long - 4" Diameter - Qty 2 Item # UF48-979014 because the wheels can swivel. On Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers for RVs w/ 2-1/2" Hitch Tubing - 3" Diameter - Qty 2 Item # UF48-979017 the wheels are fixed. Having wheels that can swivel means they are more effective if you are not traveling in a straight line!
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  • Recommended Frame-Mount Skid Wheels for 2015 Airstream Sport 22 Travel Trailer
    According to images and specs on the Airstream website their 22-foot Sport Series travel trailer does not have a rear hitch to allow attachment of hitch-mount skid wheels like the Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers # UF48-979017 so instead you'll want to select a frame-mount skid wheel that can be bolted or welded on the trailer frame. The linked page will show you all frame-mount skid wheels and you can select bolt-on or weld-on installation using the filters on the page. This will...
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  • Will Ultra-Fab Hitch-Mounted Steel Rollers # UF48-979017 Fit on 2013 Palazzo 33.2 Foot Motor Home
    The Ultra-Fab Hitch-Mounted Steel Rollers # UF48-979017 can be used for your 2013 Palazzo 33.2 Foot motor home. They do not have a specific weight capacity since they are not intended to sustain weight for long periods of time. For larger Class A motor homes, you might want to go with the Ultra-Fab Skid Wheels # UF48-979012 due to their larger wheel diameter and the fact they extend down more than 7 inches.
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  • Skid Wheel Recommendation for 40 Foot Class A Diesel Pusher
    While we carry some very solid products when it comes to skid wheels, such as the Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted, # UF48-979017 that you linked to and the even stronger Ultra-Fab Skid Wheels for Class A RVs 34' and Longer, # UF48-979013; these are not recommended for use on diesel pusher motorhomes due to the extreme rear-end weight of the motorhome. I reached out to someone in the Ultra-Fab Engineering Dept. for suggestions, he stated that they do not produce anything that listed as surviving...
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  • Available RV Skid Wheels for Frame and Hitch Mounting
    Skid wheels should not be mounted to an RV bumper, especially to one that was added as an aftermarket item. Skid wheels need to be mounted to the frame or to a hitch that is mounted to the frame. No RV bumper is rated for the kind of impact a skid wheel is intended to withstand. Your hitch mounted skid wheel like # UF48-979020 is your best bet.
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  • Skid Wheels Compatible with Class C Motorhome and 3x3 Inch Square Hitch Tubing
    I'm glad you've been so pleased with the skid wheels. I was able to check your past invoice and the Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers for RVs w/ 3" Hitch Tubing - 3" Diameter - Qty 2 # UF48-979018 is the product you are looking for on your Class C Motorhome. You can just forward this link to your friends with the same motorhome and they will be sure to get the correct fit. Thanks for using us and sharing with your friends!
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  • Would Ultra-Fab Products Skid Wheels # UF48-979017 Work on Boat Trailer
    Skid wheels would not hurt your boat trailer frame at all. If the frame bracket on your trailer is 2-1/2 inches square the part # UF48-979017 would fit and work well.
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  • Recommended Skid Wheel For Boat Trailer with Cross Member 2" Wide and 4" Tall
    You might be able to use longer U-bolts with the # UF48-979017 but I recommend instead using the Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Skid Wheels for RVs up to 30' Long - 4" Diameter - Qty 2 # UF48-979015 since the bolts have a usable length of 5" so they'll fit on the 4" tall crossmember. It's essentially the same part but just installs a bit different. The wheel is 4" diameter, so it should work fine with 6-1/2" clearance. I've linked a review video of these that I recommend having a look at.
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  • How To Find the Correct Skids Wheels for an RV
    In order to choose the correct set of skid wheels you'll need to measure the square body on the trailer hitch and then choose the correct ones based on that. The Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Skid Wheels part # UF48-979017 for example are designed for a 2-1/2" square tube and the part # UF48-979018 are designed for a 3" square tube. If you have one of these two then the wheels will work well although they are technically designed for motorhomes The Ultra-Fab Rotating, Hitch Mounted Skid Wheels...
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  • Best Skid Wheel For Hitch Mounted Mobility Scooter Lift
    If you're looking for a bolt on solution, I recommend going with the Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers # UF48-979017 which are designed for 2-1/2" hitch receivers. While these are designed to be used at the rear of your RV on a hitch, I believe they will also provide you with the appropriate solution on your receiver mounted on the back of your vehicle. There are some much better options that are weld on options- like the Ultra Fab Steel Roller # UF48-979023 , which is 2-1/2" wide....
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  • Dimensions of U-Bolts Included in Ultra-Fab Skid Wheel Kits UF48-979017 and UF48-979018
    I pulled one of each of the Ultra-Fab skid wheel kits you referenced, parts # UF48-979017 and # UF48-979018, so that I could take the measurements of their mounting u-bolts. Skid wheel kit # UF48-979017 fits 2-1/2 x 2-1/2-inch square hitch tubing. Its u-bolts use 3/8-inch diameter stock; their inside overall length is 2-3/4-inches; the threaded portion alone measures 2-inches. Please refer to the linked photo. Skid wheel kit # UF48-979018 fits 3 x 3-inch square hitch tubing. Its u-bolts...
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  • Installed Height of Ultra-Fab Rotating Hitch-Mounted Skid Wheels UF48-979014
    The Ultra-Fab Rotating Hitch-Mounted Skid Wheels # UF48-979014, once bolted on the hitch tube on your Class C RV, will extend down from the bottom of the hitch tube by 6-inches. This includes the thickness of the bottom mounting plate all the way down to the bottom edge of the wheel itself. You can see this illustrated in the linked photo that I prepared for you. This kit is also shown in the linked video. All of our RV skid wheels are shown on the linked page. These include weld-on...
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  • Looking for Small Diameter Skid Wheels for Rear of Aluminum Trailer
    What you're looking for are referred to as skid wheels, which are used on the rear of a trailer to prevent the back of the trailer from bottoming out. The smallest diameter skid wheels we offer have a 3 inch diameter, part # UF48-979017 which mounts to 2-1/2 inch square tubing or # UF48-979018 for 3 inch square tubing. As far as isolating the aluminum frame members from the steel housing and mounting hardware, we don't sell anything specifically designed for that task for this product,...
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  • Quantity of Ultra-Fab UF48-979022 Weld-On Mini-Roller
    The # UF48-979022 steel mini-roller is sold individually. If you wanted a pair, you'll want to order two of them. For a bolt-on application, take a look at # UF48-979017 which is sold in pairs. If you click the provided link, you can see product description videos for both parts.
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