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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. Great prices 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

  • Rollers
  • Keel Roller
  • 3 Inch Diameter
  • 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

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Video Transcript for Yates Rubber Boat Trailer Parts - Roller and Bunk Parts - YR5213-5 Review

Today we're going to review part #yr5213-5. This is a Yates V keel roller for boat trailers. This part is constructed of a heavy duty rubber. This will replace one of your keel rollers on your boat trailer. This keel roller will ease the loading and unloading of the boat and it does support the bottom of the boat as it sits on the trailer and the V shape on the roller does offer extra support for the deep hull boats. This roller will also help absorb road shock while the boats being towed.

This part is made in the USA. We're going to do a few dimensions on it. The overall length of this is 5 inches and the diameter is 3 inches. This keel roller is designed to fit on a 5 inch wide bracket with a 5/8 inch diameter shaft. And that should do it for part #yr5213-5.

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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   (188 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.


Works good as the first roller the bow/keel contacts to center the boat on the trailer for recovery.


The rollers were an exact replacement of my old ones and easy to install. Getting the old ones off took some effort for sure. I used all new hardware which made the replacement easier. Would definitely purchase these again.


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



No problem works great.


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.


Fast shipping, works as it should. Off the delivery truck & in place in 10min


Ordered these keel rollers for my boat trailer and they arrived two days later. Really fast service. Rollers are high-quality and should last a long time. Appreciate the great service.


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.


Poor communication.


thank you for your find deliver of my order the only reason not excellent is no one could be that but you are close


Order was received, correct product ordered and on time.


Exactly what I needed and timely delivery. Definitely be ordering again.


They look really solid, well built.


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!


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!


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 !


Very good product


All the Yates rollers are top quality.


Worked great

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.


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.


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!


The rollers for my shorthanded trailer look we'll made and arrived quickley.the originals have an insert made of nylon that were damaged but the new ones didn't have them.they are necessary and i had to reuse them.i would have paid a little more to have them complete.


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


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

Captain B.


Good quality, durable. Very satisfied.


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

Dennis E.


Its been fine.When it came I was a little surprised it didnt have a metal but I wrestled the old one out and used it.

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