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CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly for Boat Trailers - Galvanized Steel/Black Rubber - 5"

CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly for Boat Trailers - Galvanized Steel/Black Rubber - 5"

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This roller assembly supports your boat's keel for easy loading and safe transport on your trailer. It features a 5-inch, black rubber keel roller and a galvanized steel panel bracket with slotted mounting holes for adjustability. 1-833-496-1390 to order CE Smith boat trailer parts part number CE10401G or order online at Free expert support on all CE Smith products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly for Boat Trailers - Galvanized Steel/Black Rubber - 5". Boat Trailer Parts reviews from real customers.
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CE Smith Boat Trailer Parts - CE10401G

  • Roller and Bunk Parts
  • Rollers
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  • Keel Roller Assembly
  • 5 Inch Long
  • Black Rubber
  • CE Smith

This roller assembly supports your boat's keel for easy loading and safe transport on your trailer. It features a 5-inch, black rubber keel roller and a galvanized steel panel bracket with slotted mounting holes for adjustability.


  • Deep V keel roller supports your boat's keel as it sits on the trailer
    • Eases loading and unloading of boat
    • Helps to absorb road shock while boat is being trailered
  • Panel bracket lets you bolt roller assembly onto the front of your boat trailer
    • Has slotted mounting holes that allow you to adjust the position during installation
    • Requires 1/2" or 7/16" fasteners (not included)
  • Sturdy, galvanized steel bracket resists corrosion
    • 6 Gussets provide extra strength by stiffening the bends
  • Black rubber roller delivers long-lasting performance
  • Made in the USA


  • Roller length: 5"
  • Shaft diameter: 5/8"
  • Dimensions of mounting slots: 9/16" wide x 5" tall
  • Spacing of mounting slots: 3" apart on center


Typically installed upright on the rear and middle crossmembers of a boat trailer, keel roller panel bracket assemblies help to keep the boat moving while it is being loaded and to stabilize the keel.

Galvanized Steel

Galvanized steel parts are hot-dipped in zinc after being stamped. This creates a coating that is typically 3 mil to 5 mil thick. This thick, all-around coating allows galvanized steel products to provide years of use without rusting or corroding.

10401G Galvanized Steel Replacement Panel Bracket with 5" Black Rubber Keel Roller by CE Smith

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CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly for Boat Trailers - Galvanized Steel/Black Rubber - 5" - CE10401G

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (106 Customer Reviews)

This roller assembly supports your boat's keel for easy loading and safe transport on your trailer. It features a 5-inch, black rubber keel roller and a galvanized steel panel bracket with slotted mounting holes for adjustability.


Easy mounting and works okay. I just wish the vee was deeper to help guide the boat when winching the boat onto the trailer.


Well, this roller is fine, but ALL my dealings with you folks have been wonderful.

I've bought hitches and wiring and when my tow car had a bad battery and I thought it was the harness, you sent me a replacement right away...which I promptly sent back!

Thanks for being that rare thing....a business who cares about their customers.

I will always come back to you in the future....

Hitch and wiring by trailer.....!


Looked for roller to add to my "goalpost" bed extender to make loading & unloading my canoe and row boat.
This item was perfect, very substantial construction.
Just used 2 U bolts to attach.


Well made & quick shipping.

Easy to install & rugged.
Dom - 08/08/2022


Probably didn't need it, but I put it on my jet ski trailer to ensure the weight of my ski was spread out equally on the bottom of the jet ski. Very easy to install.


Works perfect for my custom made Kayak rack.


New to boating, performs just as expected in loading and trailering my 19' Bayliner.


Put this on the rear of my trailer last year as a solution for shallow water launching of the boat so that there's an area for me to line up the keel of my skiff and allow me to get it back on the trailer when I otherwise can't get the bunks wet. Works perfect!


Fast shipping. Only problem was one part was back ordered. I got an email about the back order right a way and tried to change the item to another that would ship sooner. The link was simple but did not work, I’m not sure if there was another step to take or what, it just wasn’t clear. I needed to call to get the part swapped. The phone lambrthret was extensive and time consuming.
But in the end I’m happy with what I got.


So far,great items for our application. Will make it much easier to roll our kayaks onto the ladder rack. Now, all we need is an idea for a pulley system to lift them up to the rollers!!! Mature people need all the help they can get!!

Thank you, etrailer, for your fast and efficient employees. The nice woman we spoke to understood what we wanted and had them shipped quickly as we were going to head out on our vacation very soon after we ordered.


George, I'm happy to evaluate this part for you, it solved my problem and preformed well. Although I was much happier once this problem was solved I am much happier now, in fact I can remember when that was, it was before I owned my boat and trailer. Now that it's sold I have so much extra time on my hands that I even have time to answer requests for part evaluations. Since then Jim M, the individual that purchased said items has asked me for recommendations on trailer replacement parts and I recomendaed Etrailer to him and he now has the obligation of keeping you in orders for parts.


Well built and easy to install.


All three pieces looked like they were made just for my trailer, the old rubber was starting to split and break up and they didn't have a small groove in them,these units should last for years, Thanks


Just finished installing the class 3 trailer hitch on my 2011 Chevy Silverado . I can honestly say this hitch seems to be better quality than the factory one that had to come out because of rot holes in it also the matte finish seems like it will hold up better


I have been looking for this boat trailer keel roller for some time now (at retail) with no luck. Found it on (why didn't I think of this sooner) and the agent helped me with the perfect fit/size in no time at all. Great team. High quality product.


Purchased from ETRAILER before and have always been satisfied with products and service. Pricing is fair and quality is excellent and the product mix is superb. I recommend them to everyone.


i will be installing my boat trailer roller assembly today, thanks for hookin me up with the right roller ! i always look at your site first, you have just about anything i need,



the roller assy. worked wonders. Although my trailer is an EZ loader it is almost identical. Service was outstanding!


Will help finish my trailer..


Both sets of keel rollers that I ordered were exactly as described on the web site. Very heavy and well made. Can't wait to install them on my boat trailer when the snow and ice melt. I'm sure they will make my boat easier to unload and load.


Ordering was easy. Good prices. Products are as described and good quality. Order shipped and arrived quickly.


Fairly priced and a quality product. This roller makes trailering the boat easier and safer.


Great website & service, First time using and received my product when promised. Would definitely use again in the future. Trailer roller exceeds all my expectations and makes loading my boat on my trailer very easy


The parts are great a lot heavier duty then I was expecting. I am very happy with the products. the only suggestion is to make it more clear on the parts that come with no mounting bolts so you know to order the extra hardware.


Great experience with your Co. you answered my e-mail very quickly and I ordered my rollers the next day ., received them as promised when I need more products I will look forward to contacting you guys ... thanks

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    CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly for Boat Trailers - 5" # CE10401G is an assembly that won't take up a lot of room and still allow you to attach a transom saver. You would need to provide your own hardware for mounting to your trailer. I attached a link to our Transom Savers if you need one.
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  • Distance Between Mounting Slots of CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly
    The center to center distance between the mounting slots of the CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly # CE10401G is 3 inches.
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  • Distance Above Mounting Surface Center of Roller on CE Smith Roller Bracket CE10401G
    I went out and pulled a CE Smith Roller Assembly part # CE10401G and found that it has a distance of 3-5/8 inches from where it mounts to the center of the roller.
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  • Availability of Flat 5 Inch Boat Trailer Keel Roller
    We don't offer a flat roller assembly, but the 5 inch # CE10401G assembly has a roller that's more flat that might work well for you. The flatter profile would spread more of the boat's weight out over a larger area.
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  • Will CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly # CE10401G Fit In 5-Inch Opening
    I went to our warehouse and measured the CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly, part # CE10401G. The roller bracket measures 5-1/2 inches wide. The width of the roller pin with the caps on is 6-1/4 inches. This roller assembly will not fit in the 5-inch opening you said you have. I recommend you go with the 4 inch roller, part # CE10400G. The # CE10400G bracket measures 4-1/2 inches wide and is 6 inches long.
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  • Replacement Roller Assembly for Deep-V Style Boat Trailer
    If you just want to replace the roller assembly you have now then the CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly part # CE10401G is what I recommend. However, if you are having trouble aligning with the roller then you might want to consider a larger roller assembly like the CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly part # CE10403G which is 8" wide. These options will both work great with your deep v style hull. In order to attach either option you can reuse the mounting hardware that you have now.
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  • Replacement Panel Brackets For A 5 Inch Boat Trailer Rollers
    I took a look at what we have, and all of our panel brackets for boat trailer rollers, like the: -CE Smith Panel Bracket for 5" Boat Trailer Rollers # CE10301G have a 1/2" wide x 5" tall slot. These particular roller brackets are designed to be used with 5" rollers, and is made from galvanized steel that are hot dipped in steel. If you are interested in the entire assembly, the CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly for Boat Trailers # CE10401G is the complete assembly for # CE10301G and...
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  • Recommended Keel Rollers to Replace Worn Rollers on Boat Trailer
    Looking at the picture you attached (thank you!), it appears that the weight of your boat might be putting too much pressure on your existing keel rollers, which has caused them to wear down to the point of them not functioning like they should. I definitely recommend replacing the existing rollers because of the visible damage, but I also recommend adding a couple more rows to your trailer to support the other two keels on the boat. This will help to better disperse its weight so you don't...
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  • How Much Shaft is Used When Installing Roller with Palnuts
    To give you an idea how much length of a shaft the # CE10801 takes up the part # CE10401G is a roller assembly that holds a 5 inch long roller and the shaft length is overall 6-1/4 inches. So that means you pick out the shaft length by adding 1-1/4 inches to the length of the roller you are using. This setup uses the same palnuts.
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  • Keel Roller Assembly to Fit 3 Inch Wide Trailer Tongue on 2004 McClain Boat Trailer
    I have a solution for you, but since the center to center space of the mounting slots on the CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller, 5 Inches # CE10401G measures 3 inches, the roller will not mount to your 3 inch wide trailer frame. There will not be enough room to attach the roller bracket to the frame. Instead, I recommend using the CE Smith Spool Roller Assembly for Boat Trailers, 4 Inches # CE10400G. This roller's mounting slots are 2 inches apart on center, which will give you sufficient room...
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  • Should Boat Rest on Bunk Boards or Keel Rollers on Boat Trailer
    The majority of the weight of your boat should be supported by the bunk boards or by roller bunks. When the article referenced rollers it did not mean keel rollers. Keel rollers like the # CE10401G can hold the weight of the boat when loading and unloading, and also provide great support for the keel and absorb road shock. However, they should not hold the majority of the weight of your boat on the trailer. In addition to keel rollers you will also want to use bunk boards like the # CE27840...
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  • Compatibility of Boat Trailer with Boston Whaler Sport
    Your trailer sounds like it will work just fine based on the dimensions and weight you gave. I simply recommend putting the bunks up as high as possible for your initial loading onto the trailer because the underside of your boat from my research has a deep groove on each side where those bunks sit. Make sure the bunks are in the depth of the groove and the outside bottom of the groove is either over the fender or inside it. If you need taller supports you can adjust the height. We...
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  • Solution for a 5 inch Bow Roller Assembly
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