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Yates Side Guide Roller for Boat Trailers - Heavy-Duty Rubber - 12" Long - 5/8" Shaft

Yates Side Guide Roller for Boat Trailers - Heavy-Duty Rubber - 12" Long - 5/8" Shaft

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This 2-1/2" diameter roller replaces one of your boat trailer's side guide rollers. Heavy-duty rubber construction is strong and durable. 1-800-496-5010 to order Yates Rubber boat trailer parts part number YR12243-5 or order online at Free expert support on all Yates Rubber products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Yates Side Guide Roller for Boat Trailers - Heavy-Duty Rubber - 12" Long - 5/8" Shaft. Boat Trailer Parts reviews from real customers.
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Yates Rubber Boat Trailer Parts - YR12243-5

  • Roller and Bunk Parts
  • Rollers
  • Side Guide Roller
  • 12 Inch Long
  • Black Rubber
  • Fits 5/8 Inch Shaft
  • Yates Rubber

This 2-1/2" diameter roller replaces one of your boat trailer's side guide rollers. Heavy-duty rubber construction is strong and durable.


  • Replaces 1 side guide roller on your boat trailer
  • Eases loading and unloading of boat
    • Mounts along the side of your trailer to better guide your boat into place
  • Constructed of heavy-duty rubber
  • Made in USA


  • Application: bracket with 5/8" diameter shaft
  • Dimensions: 12" long x 2-1/2" diameter

12243-5 Yates 12" Molded Side Guide Roller - Black Rubber

Video of Yates Side Guide Roller for Boat Trailers - Heavy-Duty Rubber - 12" Long - 5/8" Shaft

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Video Transcript for Yates Rubber Boat Trailer Parts - Roller and Bunk Parts - YR12243-5 Review

Today we're going to review part #: yr12243-5. This is the Yates side guide roller for boat trailers. This roller is constructed of a heavy duty rubber material. This part is made in the USA. This roller will replace one of your boat trailers side guide rollers. It will ease the loading and unloading of your boat and were going to do a few dimensions on it.

Overall length is 12 inches. And the diameter of this would be 2 and a half inches. This side guide roller is designed to fit on a bracket with a 5/8 inch diameter shaft. And that will do it for part number yr12243-5.

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Yates Side Guide Roller for Boat Trailers - Heavy-Duty Rubber - 12" Long - 5/8" Shaft - YR12243-5

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (101 Customer Reviews)

This 2-1/2" diameter roller replaces one of your boat trailer's side guide rollers. Heavy-duty rubber construction is strong and durable.


These rollers are indeed heavy duty and stand up to abuse.

great, no wear after a year of daily use
Art - 10/12/2022


Products and services are set apart I will continue to shop etrailer for all of my needs. Quality products and customer service.


Exactly what I wanted and great customer service


The rollers are exactly as described, good quality.

Perfect , no issues at all
David - 07/19/2022


Great place to do business with A+A+A+


It's a big hunk of round rubber. What is there to say? It's round. it fits well with a 13" pin. Its rubber


Expedited the order for us. Thank you a gain!


This was an easy, user friendly website to navigate and find the rollers I wanted. Then I just added to the cart, checked out, provided the necessary info. I received an immediate order confirmation and shipping time. Shipping was very fast and the product was exactly what I wanted. I now will make my first stop when looking for trailer parts.

Great. The rollers were the right size and fit perfect. Plus it appears they are made with quality materials.
Bob A - 09/15/2015


Product was exactly as described and arrived two days earlier than expected!


Great Product fits original side roller like a glove. Don't have to go any further than etrailer for any of my needed parts for my boat trailer. Thank You etrailer.

Rollers holding up well after a year. No wear on these side rollers. Great Investment from etrailer.
Jerry - 09/13/2020


Used to make vertical guide rollers. They work very well guiding boat onto the trailer.

The roller is working very well. No noticeable wear I can see . Thank-You for a fine product.
Phil - 10/10/2017


I greatly appreciate the ease of ordering and the promptness in which I received my merchandise.


Communication on shipping and delivery was excellent. Product was as advertised


This product was 1/2 the cost of the local trailer place. It is exactly the same part. It took 3-4 days to be delivered. I consider this fast.
The roller is being used as an additional roller for the ramps to pivet on. The tag along only came with one set of rollers. When you turned acorner the front of the ramp turns and went beyond the first roller. I added 2 5" tabs to extend the travel of the ramp. This allows me to make much tighter corners without the ramp traveling beyond the roller. When this would happen the back side of the ramp would come up and strike the rocker panel on the car. agreat source for parts


I recently acquired a used Triton scissors style pontoon trailer. The guide rollers were missing from the trailer. After researching what type of roller was needed I found and purchased the Yates 12" rubber rollers as replacements through The Yates rollers fit the bill as a great replacement for the OEM rollers at a fraction of the cost. The one thing that might improve the product would be if the rollers had an internal bushing to allow them to rotate more freely on the shaft. All in all a good product at a great price.


Excellent! They look like they will be helpful in launching my boat on a trailer. I could not do so with my current trailer. I think the parts sent will modify my trailer into a useful device. Thank you.

hey worked great...but i have sold that boat and trailer since then. I may be interested in getting some wheel bunks for my latest boat.
Tim B - 10/18/2017


Everything I asked for is exactly what I got. I did have questions before I purchased and they were extremely fast at getting back to me and getting me the product ordered that I want. They are quick and they are good. I've used several times and they have never failed me yet.


These rollers work very well for the intended purpose. I fit these to the back of a flat deck trailer to ease the process of loading a raft. The rollers are heavy duty and have stood up well.


I ordered a Yates side guide roller to repair
boat lift. Had to hacksaw it to the proper
length, but I knew that would be necessary
going in. Totally satisfied with etrailer's service,
price, delivery, and product.


These were an exact fit and were easy to install.


Works great for the back edge rollers on my rafting railer. I bought 6.


The product was exactly as advertised, received shipment in 4 days, well packaged. I have no problem with doing repeat business with etrailer and have added them as a favorite which I will use before I start a full internet google search for my next purchase.
RL Jones
West Virginia


Exactly what I was looking for. Etrailer has fast delivery and exceeded my expectations. Planning to use these for a drift boat trailer as rollers on the bottom of the boat to ease loading onto the trailer. They are plenty firm enough to do the job.


We're using it as a guide roller for a pull out arm on a trailer. The only thing to make it better would be having heavy duty roller bearings in the ends


Had these rollers on the trailer for a year and they look brand new. They will probably last a lifetime. I will continue to use Etrailer for all of my trailering needs.

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See what our Experts say about this Yates Rubber Boat Trailer Parts

  • Does Yates Side Guide Roller for Boat Trailers # YR12243-5 Have Bushing/Sleeve
    The Yates Side Guide Roller for Boat Trailers # YR12243-5 does not have a bushing or sleeve that runs down the center of the roller. It's made of a heavy duty enough rubber that one is not needed. I attached a review video for more info on this for you to check out as well.
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  • What is the Center Hole Size for the Yates Boat Trailer Roller # YR12243-5
    The hole size on the Yates boat roller # YR12243-5 would be 0.705 to 0.710 inches based on the few I measured using digital calipers. However, there is always the chance of slight variations, tolerances, for each one of these rollers since rubber can move and flex.
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  • What Type of Saw Can be Used to Trim Yates Side Guide Roller for Boat Trailers YR12243-5
    If cutting a rubber roller such as # YR12243-5 I recommend a hack saw with a fine tooth blade. Be sure to measure twice and cut once! Using a vise or a few clamp to hold it steady will help to get a consistent, even cut.
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  • Is Yates Side Guide Roller # YR12243-5 Non-Marking Rubber
    I wish I could say that it was non-marking, but the # YR12243-5 is the black rubber that can leave markes. The non-marking styles will be a tan or blue color.
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  • Replacement Rollers for a Catamaran Trailer
    I have exactly what you need to replace the side guide rollers on your Catamaran Trailer. For this, I recommend the Yates Side Guide Roller for Boat Trailers part # YR12243-5. This roller is 12" long x 2-1/2" diameter and has a 5/8" shaft. Since your rollers are 6" long then you would need to cut the above in half as we do not have any 6" long side guide rollers. The rollers are constructed of a heavy duty rubber and are made right here in the U.S.A.
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  • Will the Yates Side Guide Roller for Boat Trailers Leave Marks on the Boat
    The Yates Side Guide Roller for Boat Trailers part # YR12243-5 isn't non-marring so it can leave scuffs on the side of the boat. That said, these aren't in as much direct contact as keel rollers for example which are offered in non-marring because they can and do have a tendency to leave scuffs on the underside of the boat. We actually don't even offer any non-marring guide rollers for the side of the boat as they don't typically need to be when used here.
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  • 12 Inch Guide Roller Recommendation for a Boat Trailer that Has a Bushing
    The Yates Side Guide Roller for Boat Trailers # YR12243-5 does not have a bushing installed on the inside of the roller. For basically the same roller that does have a plastic bushing on the inside of it you would want the part # YR12243-4P instead. The inner diameter of this roller is 1/2 inch instead of 5/8 like the part # YR12243-5.
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  • Availability of Trailer Roller that is 12 inches Long and 3 inches Diameter
    The closest roller we have to the dimensions you listed is the part # YR1200B. This is 11-3/4 inches in length, fits a 5/8 inch diameter shaft and has a diameter of 3 inches. It's not a total match to what you have but could work well.
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  • Can the Yates Side Guide Roller # YR12243-5 be Cut for a Specific Length
    Currently the roller that we have that has a 2 inch diameter is the CE Smith Side Guide Roller # CE29562, but it is for a 1/2" shaft so it is not compatible for your setup. I spoke with my contact at Yates and he said that the Side Guide Roller # YR12243-5 that you mentioned can indeed be cut to fit your specifications and that it is done all of the time. The most effective tool to use is a radial saw.
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  • 2-1/2 inch Diameter Roller for Boat Trailer Recommendation
    The best option we have would be the part # YR12243-5. You would need to cut the roller down to the length you need, and the shaft hole will be slightly larger at 5/8 inches than what you currently have. But is a roller with a 2-1/2 inch overall thickness.
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  • Availability Of Boat Trailer Roller Made Of Non-Marring Material
    I may have another option for you, but there is nothing like the Yates Side Guide Roller for Boat Trailers - Heavy-Duty Rubber - 12" Long - 5/8" Shaft # YR12243-5 you were looking at available in a non-marring material. The closest option would be the Yates Ribbed Wobble Roller - TPR - 5" Diameter - 5/8" Shaft # YR500YW-5P which installs on the same 5/8" diameter shaft, but you would need to get creative and maybe use a few of them to get the same effect. I included a video of the # YR500YW-5P...
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  • What Size Shaft Does Yates Side Guide Roller # YR12243-5 Fit
    The roller # YR12243-5 that you referenced does not come with a shaft but it was designed to be used with a 5/8 inch diameter shaft like the # CE10727A which comes with pal nuts.
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  • Ark Self-Aligning Boat Trailer Ezi-Guides # AR74FR Roller Lengths
    The Ark Ezi-Guides Self-Aligning Boat Trailer Loading System # AR74FR has an overall length of 15" with both rollers and brackets. The Long Roller is 12" in length and the end roller is 2" in length. For a 24" roller you would need to have some custom made brackets, roller shafts and use 2 Yates Side Guide Rollers # YR12243-5.
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  • Replacement Rollers For 1965 Vintage Boat Trailer
    We do have some of the replacement rollers that will work for your vintage 1965 boat trailer, but we do not have some of the rollers you asked about. Thank you for the dimensions. For the very front keel roller I recommend part # YR5213-5. This measures 5 inches long and works with a 5/8 inch diameter shaft. The three center rollers I recommend are part # YR5203-5. These are also 5 inches long and fit a 5/8 inch shaft. We do offer bunk rollers and you can take a look at part # DL21754....
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  • What is the Exact Length of the 12 Inch Yates Side Guide Roller # YR12243-5
    I went out to the warehouse and measured a few of the Yates Side Guide Rollers # YR12243-5. They were 11-7/8 inches long so they will work great for a 12 inch bracket such as # 408300. Both the roller and bracket take a 5/8 inch diameter shaft such as # CE10727A.
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  • Replacement Side Guide Roller for Boat Trailers
    We have the Yates Side Guide Roller for Boat Trailers that are 9" Long with 1/2" Shaft, # YR9202-4. And the 12" Long - 5/8" Shaft Yates Side Guide Roller for Boat Trailers, # YR12243-5. For replacement parts of this type, the roller, roller shafts and caps are sold separately, not as a complete assembly. But you can link to each of the shafts, caps etc. from the roller product page. Please let me know the length needed if one of the above two options does not fit. Or, follow the link...
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  • Will Roller part # YR12243-5 Fit on Roller Bracket # CE10305G
    The 12 inch roller part # YR12243-5 that you referenced is designed to fit the CE Smith Panel Bracket # CE10305G. You would just need the roller shaft part # CE10727A which comes with pal nuts and you would be set. There isn't a stainless steel version of this available but this will resist corrosion well since it is galvanized. The roller will spin easily and would work well. This would work well for a roller on a boat trailer for a 500 lb boat. 4-1/4 inches is the distance from the...
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  • Parts to Mount 12" Roller Guide
    We have the Yates # YR12243-5 side guide roller measuring 12" long with a 5/8" shaft. We also have the CE Smith # CE10305G Panel Bracket for 12" Boat Trailer Rollers in Galvanized Steel. For roller shafts we have the closest we have is CE Smith # CE10727A measuring 13" X 5/8" shaft, in zinc plated steel.
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  • Parts Needed to Replace 12 x 2-1/2 Inch Rollers on Boat Trailer
    You may be able to use the 12-3/4" x 1/2" Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts # CE10705A with the Yates Side Guide Roller 12" Long - 1/2" Shaft # YR12243-4P, but it won't give you much space to work with. A better option is to use the Yates Side Guide Roller 12" Long # YR12243-5 instead, which uses a 5/8" shaft, along with bracket # 408300, shaft and pal nuts # CE10727A. We don't carry a 1/2" shaft kit that is longer than 12-3/4". The CE Smith U-Bolt Kit # CE15283GA-4, that you were looking at,...
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