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Roadmaster Rollaway Trailer Hitch Protector

Roadmaster Rollaway Trailer Hitch Protector

Item # RM-050
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Prevents the trailer hitch from digging and dragging on pavement. Front-load design accommodates many hitches that other rollers will not fit. Great Prices for the best rv skid wheels from Roadmaster. Roadmaster Rollaway Trailer Hitch Protector part number RM-050 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Roadmaster RV Skid Wheels - RM-050

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Prevents the trailer hitch from digging and dragging on pavement. Front-load design accommodates many hitches that other rollers will not fit.


Features:

  • Designed for trailer hitches that sit close to the ground
  • Fits most 2" x 2" trailer hitches
    • Works with or without accessory installed as long as whatever is in the receiver doesn't hang below the Rollaway
  • Solid steel roller
  • Includes hitch pin and clip
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to bottom of roller: 3-1/4"
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


Installation


050 Roadmaster Rollaway Trailer Hitch Protector





Video of Roadmaster Rollaway Trailer Hitch Protector

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




Video Transcript for Roadmaster Skid Wheels - Hitch Mount - RM-050 Review

Today, we're going to review part number RM-050. This is the Roadmaster Rollaway Trailer Hitch Protector. This part will prevent the trailer hitch on your vehicle from digging and dragging on pavement. It is a front-low design which will accommodate many hitches that other rollers will not fit.It is designed for trailer hitches that sit very close to the ground. It has a solid heavy-duty steel roller. When installed on your hitch receiver, this will work with or without a ball mount or a hitch accessory inserted into your hitch.

It does include the pin and the clip. A basic I want to give you an example of how this would insert into a trailer hitchI have an example here. This is a two-inch hitch receiver. Now, this rollaway part is designed for a hitch receiver that has a distance of 2 7/16 between the center of the hitch pinhole and the end of the face of your hitch receiver. At this distance, the support bar, which is right in here and on the bottom, will hold the rollaway tightly in place and level to the hitch receiver.

Now, if this distance on your hitch receiver is less than 2 7/16, there will be a gap between this bar and the hitch. If that gap is less than 1/8 of an inch, it will still work fine. Now, if that gap is more than 1/8 of an inch, you would have to weld shims onto to this or onto the hitch receiver to make it fit properly.What happens here is this would slide onto the front of your trailer hitch. As you can see, the hitch would lay into those support arms that are on there. If I run the pin through here, and as you can see how it lines up and lays in that support arm, this gap here, if there was ...

if that gap is more than 1/8 of an inch, you would have to weld shims on here to make it work correctly. If it's less than 1/8 of an inch, it would work fine. This part does come with the installation instructions which would pretty much mention all that I just talk to you about. That should do it for our review on part number RM-050.

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Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Rollaway Trailer Hitch Protector - RM-050

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (46 Customer Reviews)

Prevents the trailer hitch from digging and dragging on pavement. Front-load design accommodates many hitches that other rollers will not fit.

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Item works perfectly in my steep driveway, keeps my waste pipe from dragging! Exactly what I needed!

David

8/24/2023

After a year this addition continues to perform as expected. Has saved me several times. Highly recommend!



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Looks like it will do the job. Five stars for eTrailer. Four for this product, which appears reasonably well made but with sloppy paint job.



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Worked like a charm. Take your time go slow. It does prevent bottoming out. I used on c class. Thank you



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Wish it was an about inch longer in height. Overall, nice fit and great quality.



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Fits Ford Transit 350HD. (RV) . Seems to be well built and can take a beating instead of truck undercarriage.



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Nice solid, well built. But didn’t fix my problem, pulling out of my driveway slightly downhill , would still hit pavement and drag causing damage. Was hitting on the side brackets that hold wheel.

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Jenny N.

11/22/2022

I checked and we do not have another product to offer that would provide a different solution.



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This exactly what I was looking for. Installed without a Hitch! (Pun Intended!





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Very well made, extra heavy duty, easy install and remove if needed. The fit for a 2” receiver is as advertised. I have a low spot when I enter the roadway where the hitch drags, this has fixed it. Looking forward to many years of severe.

Road R.

10/10/2018

It is a great product, it is doing what is was purchased for, my hitch no longer dragged the ground and because of the heavy duty design I expect to get a lifetime of use. Very pleased.



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Installation could not be simpler, pull hitch pin, set it in place and slide in new longer pin. I now have piece of mind that I won't be damaging my tow bar or hitch going into some gas stations. I was thinking about bolting a Nylon skid plate to my hitch until a friend showed me the rollaway. Great device.



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We have a trailer hitch on the rear of our 32 foot 5th wheel (used primarily for bike rack) and it drags when we turn into our "sharp up-hill turn" driveway. This item is very sturdy and well made. Easy to install and fits well. Looks like it will take the pressure off the bottom of the hitch and prevent dragging. Will know after our next camping trip next month. E-trailer has always shipped promptly and items arrive well packaged and undamaged.



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The trailer hitch roller device fit perfectly the first time, no tools required and was done in less than 2 minutes. A high crown on the street caused my trailer hitch to gouge the pavement as I was backing out of my driveway. The roller works exactly as advertised and saves both the street pavement and the trailer hitch on the back of my 36 ft. class A motor-home.



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I have not yet used the hitch skid wheel. I was however able to fasten on a 4 inch skid wheel around the hitch itself. I was then able to back my 5th wheel down the driveway with no issues!! Needless to say there was no to return those wheels!! I will also be keeping the hitch skid wheel JIC!! Thanks!!



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Despite being cautioned that this device might not be strong enough to take the load created by the motorhome hitch dragging on steep entrance/exit inclines to gas stations or plazas etc, it has stood up well when entering or exiting slowly.



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Performed fantastic! Protected my extended camper van from dragging on those low dips. Very easy to install on my Ford Transit 350.



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Did not fit hitch on my 2020 Ford Transit 350 chassis (2021.5 Pleasure-Way Ontour 2.2 RV) and they charge 22.64 to return it.

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Jenny N.

2/28/2022

I will have our customer service team reach out to you. This is designed to fit most 2 inch hitches.



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So far "As Advertised" only gave 4 starts due to no long term ability to see how it holds up over time. Without this device we would still be scrambling around on the ground to lay down 2x10 riser boards for my driveway. This has allowed us to pull our 36' Class A into our driveway.



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Delivered as ordered, exact part and undamaged!
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importantly it was delivered promptly, I had ordered the same part and Skirting from another retaier. it was ordered in June, we finally cancelled and ordered from etrailer, arrived days later. Thank you.



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This product works great protecting the bike rack on my RV.



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Product was shipped quickly, arrived in good condition, performs as advertised. etrailer personnel were extremely helpful answering questions when reached by phone. A good online commerce experience.



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Fits very well. Strong construction. Fortunately with careful driving, we seldom have needed it.



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Fits great. Haven't had occasion to use it yet but looks like just what I needed to keep from dragging my tail!

Ray R.

7/8/2017

Very well! Wish it did not stick down so far.



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It arrived and was installed today. It looks like it will help with my motor home tail drag problem. Hopefully it will stand up to use.



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Fits perfectly our 2022 Pleasure Way Ontour 2.2!



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Easy order process and happy with shipping process.

Michael

12/6/2021

It works so well I had to refinish the roller



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works great. allows me to back out of my driveway without bottoming the truck out


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    The Roadmaster Rollaway # RM-050 is designed for a hitch receiver that has a distance of 2-7/16 inches between the center of the hitch pinhole and the end of the face of the hitch receiver. At this distance, the support bar, which is at the bottom, will hold the Rollaway tightly in place and level to the hitch receiver.
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  • Can I Use RollAway Hitch Protector RM-050 with A Reese Hitch
    Yes, part # RM-050 will fit a Reese Hitch with a 2 inch opening.
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  • Is Roadmaster Rollaway Hitch Protector # RM-050 Compatible with a Valley Trailer Hitch
    I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster, and it is possible that the Rollaway trailer hitch protector # RM-050 will work with your Valley trailer hitch, but they could not guarantee this. The most important determining factor would be whether the safety chain tabs come out below the hitch, or if they come off the sides. If the tabs come off the sides, you would most likely not be able to install the trailer hitch roller, but you should be able to install it if the tabs come down below the hitch.
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  • Using the Trailer Hitch Skid Wheel Protector, Part RM-050 To Prevent Receiver From Dragging
    The solution I would offer involves a roller unit such as the Roadmaster Rollaway Trailer Hitch Protector, part # RM-050. The Rollaway CAN be used while towing, without interfering with the ball mount or accessory.
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  • Roadmaster Rollaway Trailer Hitch Protector With Hitch That Has Chain Tabs Below Receiver
    The Roadmaster Rollaway Trailer Hitch Protector # RM-050 will likely work with your trailer hitch that has the tabs on the bottom of the receiver as there does not look like there is going to be any interference. So long as the tabs are completely on the bottom of the receiver you should be fine.
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  • Does Roadmaster Rollaway Trailer Hitch Protector # RM-050 have a Weight Capacity
    I checked with Roadmaster and the Roadmaster Rollaway Trailer Hitch Protector # RM-050 doesn't have a weight capacity rating because it isn't meant to carry weight (except for brief periods when it makes contact with the ground). I have linked a video review of this product for you.
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  • Will the Roadmaster Rollaway Trailer Hitch Protector Work With a Gen Y Hitch
    The Roadmaster Rollaway Trailer Hitch Protector, # RM-050 will most likely work with your hitch but you will need to take a few measurements for confirmation. You will need to measure on the center of the hitch pin hole of your Gen Y hitch to the face of the hitch. We are needing 2-7/16 inches. This designed for the support bar to seat firmly against the bottom of the hitch. If you have a gap, adjustments can be made but most hitches meet this measurement. Please see the attached product...
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  • Will the Roadmaster Rollaway Trailer Hitch Protector Fit on a 2 inch Hitch on a 2010 Toyota Sienna
    If you have trailer hitch 78720, which is the same as our # 75237, the Roadmaster Rollaway Trailer Hitch Protector, # RM-050, will fit the trailer hitch on your 2010 Toyota Sienna. The way to check your hitch to be sure is to check to make sure the safety chain attachment, on the bottom of the receiver, does not extend out past the front of the hitch pin hole on the receiver.
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  • Will Roadmaster Rollaway Trailer Hitch Protector, # RM-050, Fit a 2010 Toyota Sienna
    The Roadmaster Rollaway Trailer Hitch Protector, # RM-050, will fit the trailer hitch on your 2010 Toyota Sienna since it has a 2 inch receiver opening. Most 2 inch trailer hitches have the same outer dimensions, but there are a few rare cases with OEM hitches on trucks that have an extra large receiver design so it will not fit those. Another factor is the placement of safety chain loops. If the tabs come off the sides, you would most likely not be able to install the trailer hitch roller,...
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  • How to Prevent the Hitch from Scraping on a 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
    I do have an option for you but due to the way the vehicle is setup, all of the trailer hitches they make for it will hang down rather low. The other option I have for you to prevent it from scraping the pavement would be to use a skid wheel like the Roadmaster Rollaway Trailer Hitch Protector part # RM-050. The skid wheel attaches to the hitch via the hitch pin hole and will prevent the receiver tube opening from scraping the pavement on inclines. I have attached a photo to show how...
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  • How To Prevent Hitch from Bottoming Out on Steep Driveways
    I do have a simple solution for you which will prevent damage to the trailer hitch but there's really nothing else you can do short or raising the vehicle or leveling the driveway, neither of which we can help with. That said, what we can offer is the Roadmaster Rollaway Trailer Hitch Protector part # RM-050 which will help protect the trailer hitch when not in use, driving up or down steep driveways. The skid wheel will make contact with the ground and rotate to prevent damage to the receiver.
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  • Can I Use the Roadmaster Rollaway on 1-1/4" Hitch Receiver
    Great question. I honestly can't recall ever seeing a hitch protector like the Roadmaster Rollaway # RM-050 that is designed specifically for 1-1/4" hitches, but that doesn't mean they don't exist. While it won't be a perfect fit, I don't see any reason that you can't use the Roadmaster Rollaway on your 1-1/4" hitch to accomplish your goal of keeping the hitch from dragging when coming out of your driveway. I would recommend putting a few washers on each side (on the inside of the Rollaway...
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  • Will Roadmaster Skid Wheel # RM-050 Prevent Scraping When Carrying Bike Rack
    Yes, the Roadmaster Rollaway Skid Wheel part # RM-050 will fit the Curt hitch you have installed part # 13358. To determine where the roller will be relative to the hitch height you'd need to measure 3-1/4 inches down from the hitch pin hole. Comparing that dimension to your current setup will allow you to know if you'd have enough clearance.
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  • Protecting a Trailer Hitch Receiver from Dragging on a 1999 Winnebago Chieftain
    Adding the roller ball mount, # RM-051-4 will protect the receiver from getting damaged when contacting the ground. This unit is designed for tow bar use only. If you have no vehicle and tow bar attached then I recommend using # RM-050. It is the same concept but it fits directly to the receiver.
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  • Will the Roadmaster Rollaway Hitch Protector Fit a Dual Hitch Receiver
    Yes, I do not see any issues with the compatibility between Roadmaster Rollaway hitch protector # RM-050 and dual hitch receiver # RM-077-4. Take a look at the video for the hitch protector I have linked. You can see how it attaches to a receiver showing how there wouldn't be interference between the 2 parts.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Scrape the Ground when Going Up Inclines with 2006 Honda Odyssey
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    The best solution for this is going to be the Roadmaster Rollaway Trailer Hitch Protector # RM-050, which will work when you're towing as long as whatever is in the receiver doesn't hang below the Rollaway. This is ideal because it doesn't require any welding on, so it's ready to be installed right out of the box and will keep your hitch from getting dinged up when ground clearance isn't the best. I've linked our review video of this part for you to check out.
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