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Yates V Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Super-Heavy-Duty Rubber - 5" Long - 5/8" Shaft

Yates V Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Super-Heavy-Duty Rubber - 5" Long - 5/8" Shaft

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Replace the worn-out roller on your boat trailer with this large-diameter, heavy-duty rubber one. This V-shaped keel roller functions as a direct replacement for rollers that fit standard 5" wide brackets with a 5/8" diameter shaft. 1-800-940-8924 to order Yates Rubber boat trailer parts part number YR5213-5 or order online at Free expert support on all Yates Rubber products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Yates V Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Super-Heavy-Duty Rubber - 5" Long - 5/8" Shaft. Boat Trailer Parts reviews from real customers.
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Yates Rubber Boat Trailer Parts - YR5213-5

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

Replace the worn-out roller on your boat trailer with this large-diameter, heavy-duty rubber one. This V-shaped keel roller functions as a direct replacement for rollers that fit standard 5" wide brackets with a 5/8" diameter shaft.


  • Replaces 1 keel roller on your boat trailer
  • Eases loading and unloading of boat
  • Supports bottom of boat as it sits on trailer
    • V-shape offers extra support for deep hulls
  • Helps to absorb road shock while boat is being towed
  • Constructed of heavy-duty rubber
  • Made in USA


  • Application: 5" wide bracket with 5/8" diameter shaft
  • Dimensions: 5" long x 3" diameter

5213-5 Yates 5" Super Heavy-Duty V Keel Roller - Black Rubber

Video of Yates V Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Super-Heavy-Duty Rubber - 5" Long - 5/8" Shaft

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

Video Transcript for Yates Boat Trailer Keel Roller Review

Hi there boat trailer owners. Today, we're going to be taking a look at Yates Replacement Keel Roller. These are available in either a 5/8th inch or half inch inner diameter. You want to make sure you get the appropriate one that matches your keel roller rods diameter. And they're also available in two different types of material, either a heavy duty rubber, which is what you see here, and it's going to be black in color. Or in a TPR, which is a thermal plasticized rubber.

That's going to be an extremely hard durable rubber. The TPR is available in either a cream or blue color. All of these are available in various lengths, so you can get the appropriate one to match your particular trailer.Having a properly functioning keel roller is important for the bottom of your boat when you're pulling it up onto your trailer. You want it to be able to easily glide across the roller and give it a nice surface that it can sit on that's going to absorb any road vibrations and impacts that you're going to hit, like potholes and such out there. This rubber is going to absorb a lot of that, so it's not transferred into the hull of your boat.Our customer decided to go with the heavy duty rubber, but one of the nice things about the TPR over the heavy duty rubber is if there's no chance that it could leave any marks on your trailer.

with this one there is a possibility if it shifts left or right or something, and it slides across the rubber, it might leave a little bit of a black mark. You can wipe it off, but it'll be there. With the TPR you don't have to ever worry about that. You're also going to get a similar shape so you can match it up to your old one. That way it helps center your boat and properly matches the hole underneath to keep it centered on your trailer.

And the rubbers nice and grippy, so once you've got it cinched down, it's really going to hold it nice and tight.If you follow along with us, we're going to go ahead and replace this roller. I highly recommend that you replace your keel roller route at the same time, because once you remove the caps on the end, they're usually damaged and you have to replace the caps. And your rollers often gets damaged from corrosion and rolling around and everything else out there, so we can have an updated to have it nice and smooth like this here.And he can see a keel roller on a small fishing boat here, and you can see that the boat is rested on top of this. And again, that's real important for the hull of your boat. It's going to absorb a lot of that road impact.

Now this one here is pretty wore out. You can see all the stress cracks in it. So it looks like this one's ready for replacement as well, so we'll be heading here next.Start by removing our rollers nuts. We're just going to get behind it with a pair of pliers. We're just going to pop that cap off there. Our shaft will then slide out. We can remove our roller and then install our new components. And you can see here before we slide our roller on it's constructed of a heavy duty rubber and inserted into each end we have bushings, so that way it can easily glide and roll when it contacts against the metal service here. Because the rubber would want to grab, its got a more grab type property. It's not slick, kind of like the tires on your road. This is a nice slick composite type material that's easily going to let it slide.We've got our shaft here, and I find it easier to get one cap on first, so we're just going to set that on top and we're just going to hammer it into place. I'm going to use a rubber mallet just to help minimize how much dings I make on the little cap. And it's really that simple. And you can see here, there's no way I'm going to push this off. If I wanted to get this off of here, I would almost have to take another hammer and smash it off of there, because if you're just not going to be able to pull it off.Now we can just take our roller, we're going to set it into place. Slide our rod all the way through the roller until it comes out on the other side. We'll then take our cap, we're going to set it into place. Now that we got just barely started we're going to finish tapping it on. I'm going to use a hammer on the other side because it might hurt your hip or something else if you're holding it. And we can see our shaft spins, our roller spins, and it's nice and solid. It's not going anywhere. And that completes our look at Yates Replacement Keel Rollers.

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Yates V Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Super-Heavy-Duty Rubber - 5" Long - 5/8" Shaft - YR5213-5

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (151 Customer Reviews)

Replace the worn-out roller on your boat trailer with this large-diameter, heavy-duty rubber one. This V-shaped keel roller functions as a direct replacement for rollers that fit standard 5" wide brackets with a 5/8" diameter shaft.


Good product. I got it together with the roller shat and the brackets.

No problem works great.
Theodore - 05/27/2021


Works well but is wearing. I am happy with it . I launch the boat about once a week all year long. When I need another one (maybe a year from now) I will get the clear, hard rubber roller and see if it lasts longer. It always pays to spend a little more on any part for a boat you use a lot.


these rubber rollers are much as you would expect by the photo, but
don't order your axle material before you get the rollers, because
the hole may not be 5/8's as advertised, mine were nearly 3/4's.
I used 14 of these, and built a wooden boat ramp......turned out
great! I would use these again.


I have always tried to Purchase things that I need from etrailer. Products are Always of Great Quality at a Fair Price! I Highly Recommend them!


Great products fast shipping


It took a while to get them, but I have received them and they are exactly what I ordered


I have a 12 foot V hull aluminum fishing boat.
I bought the boat and trailer at a great discount. Now I’m trying to fix up the trailer to make it fully functional. These bunk rollers work perfectly as stated. The bow stop was very simple to install and it does exactly what it supposed to do.
The products are very well-built. They fit my trailer exactly. Shipping was prompt, communication was excellent.
I have not launch my boat yet as I have other projects to do but I am convinced it will launch and retrieve very easily due to the new rollers and now stop!

by: was spot on with the part I ordered. It was the perfect retro fit for my trailer. I will keep them as my go-to supplier. Even though this part is small, we all know how important this roller keel is. Tough, solid and a perfectly defined measurements.


Speedy delivery and exactly what I ordered. Thanks!!


Perfect replacement rollers for a 2003 shoreland'r boat trailer. 15 minutes to remove the old rollers and install the new ones.


The rollers that I ordered arrived in a timely manner and no surprises. Thanks a lot.


The roller works perfect. I'm very pleased with and your service.Thank You,Robert


Perfect as described, fast shipping, best price found online. The 3 on my trailer were broke apart, I bought all three here, and shipping was combined, very fair. Got pal push clips off with hi spd grinder.

A year later, holding up like new!
Chief - 07/07/2014


I have only just installed these rollers but, can tell already they are a much more heavy duty than the ones I replaced .
I buy all my trailer parts at

they are still working as new . Good replacement product !
Gary - 06/17/2016


Good price, Good product.


Put it on yesterday. Very easy instillation, will have to see how it preforms long term.


Good solid roller at a reasonable price. Excellent service from etrailer when the order got confused.

Good quality, durable. Very satisfied.
Captain B - 02/13/2015


eTrailer had the right size and type of roller, that I couldn't find at a lot of other Boat sites. Price was right, ordering was easy and shipment was quick. Received in 4 days. I also liked the video review, that makes sure it's the product as described. I ordered one from my local boat dealer, before this I ordered one . The catalog show the V roller, but sent a spool roller instead. Hats off to eTrailer!


I have a Livingston boat, it is a catamaran hull but only 10 ft. to big for car topping so have to make a trailer for it. I have used these rollers in the past in Ak. and worked very well in all types of weather, including the cold.


Not a thing wrong with the product, just hard to rate something as simple as a roller higher. I will say that etrailer performed as advertised, quickly and and with very competitive shipping rates.


Nice heavy product. Helps keep the our 14 Aluma craft in the center of the trailer better than the wobble roller.


Current rollers have been in service on drive on trailer for ten years and starting to show a little wear. Yates makes a good product and it was a pleasure to do business on line with etrailer. Will recommend to anyone.


Awesome! The v rollers were exactly as specified. Full 5 inch width and fit perfectly. Took about 20 minutes to replace all 4 rollers. Very easy to order and received them within the 2 day window. From now on, for all my trailer needs, I'll go to etrailer first!!!


Etrailer, does not mess around when it comes to the quality of its products, shipping and personal help with all the orders I have purchased from them. It would be hard to find a company that could be any better.
Thanks for everything.


I was very happy with the service that I got.
Exactly what I needed.

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