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Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers for RVs w/ 2-1/2" Hitch Tubing - 3" Diameter - Qty 2

Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers for RVs w/ 2-1/2" Hitch Tubing - 3" Diameter - Qty 2

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Help prevent damage to your motorhome's undercarriage by mounting these steel wheels to your rear trailer hitch receiver. Rollers clamp around 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" square hitch tubing. Great Prices for the best rv skid wheels from Ultra-Fab Products. Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers for RVs w/ 2-1/2" Hitch Tubing - 3" Diameter - Qty 2 part number UF48-979017 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Ultra-Fab Products RV Skid Wheels - UF48-979017

  • Hitch Mount
  • Bolt-On
  • 3 Inch Diameter Roller
  • Ultra-Fab Products

Help prevent damage to your motorhome's undercarriage by mounting these steel wheels to your rear trailer hitch receiver. Rollers clamp around 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" square hitch tubing.


Features:

  • Unique rollers clamp around the crossbar of your RV's rear hitch to help prevent tail dragging and digging in while backing up
    • Mounting hardware included
  • Heavy-duty steel construction is extra durable


Specs:

  • Application: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" square hitch tubing
  • Roller diameter: 3"
  • Quantity: 2 wheels
  • 1-Year warranty


Note: Not recommended for use on diesel pusher motorhomes due to the extreme rear-end weight of the motorhome.



48-979017 UltraFab Solid Steel Rollers - Hitch Mount - 2-1/2" Tubing





Video of Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers for RVs w/ 2-1/2" Hitch Tubing - 3" Diameter - Qty 2

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




Video Transcript for Ultra-Fab Products Skid Wheels - Hitch Mount - UF48-979017 Review

Today we're going to review part number UF48-979017 this is the Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers for RVs with a 2-1/2" square hitch tube, this is for a quantity of 2. This part includes everything shown here on the table. It comes with the 2 skid rollers, the 2 mounting plates, the 4 U bolts, and then 8 lock nuts. These parts will help prevent damage to your motor home's undercarriage by mounting these steel wheels to your rear trailer hitch receiver. These unique rollers will clamp around the crossbar of your RV's rear hitch to prevent any tail dragging and digging in while backing up. Mounting hardware is all included.

They are made of a heavy duty steel construction which is extra durable. The wheels themselves are a solid steel so they do hold up very well. The specs on this again, it's designed to fit on a 2-1/2" by 2-1/2" square hitch tube. The diameter of these rollers themselves is 3" and the quantity is again for 2 of them. When you go to install these, what you do is start on one side of the hitch and you're going to drop these U bolts right over the top of your hitch tube. With those hanging down what you'll do is take your mounting plate, put it on top of your rollers and then just line those up, your U bolts will come right down through there.

This will be mounted around your square hitch tube, and then using the lock nuts you'll go ahead and put the lock nuts on and tighten it down to the right specs. The thing I do want to mention is once you get these installed after it's all installed you want to grease the bearings that are on the inside of these solid steel rollers on each one end there's a zerk fitting. What you'll do is get a grease gun, put it on that zerk fitting, then you can pump that grease into these solid steel wheels to help with the wear and tear on them. Just to give you a few dimensions on the mounting plate, the longest portion of it is going to be about 5-3/8", this is right at 4", then the measurement on the center to center on the holes is about 4-1/4" that way and this way is at about 3-1/8" that way. That should do it for the review of part number UF48-979017 these are the Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers for Rvs with 2-1/2" square hitch tubes. .

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Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers for RVs w/ 2-1/2" Hitch Tubing - 3" Diameter - Qty 2 - UF48-979017

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (111 Customer Reviews)

Help prevent damage to your motorhome's undercarriage by mounting these steel wheels to your rear trailer hitch receiver. Rollers clamp around 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" square hitch tubing.

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Very heavy weight. They appear to be able to handle the need of tail dragging my 43 foot 5th wheel. I haven't put them to the test just yet. planning on a trip soon and I can give more feedback afterwards. Only negative is that the inside edge of the wheel bracket is so close to the lock nut, it is difficult to keep the socket tight against the top plate to get a good torque on the nuts, socket slips off.




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Received the heavy duty Ultra-Fab skid wheels from etrailer yesterday then easily greased and installed either side of the hitch receiver on our RV in about 20 minutes. They are very robust and I don't expect I'll have an issue with them falling apart after the first contact with a driveway or ferry ramp - or hopefully thereafter. As always, great service from etrailer as well!


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A year later and still like new and working great.
Hal - 07/22/2021


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Excellent!! Installed these on the back of my 5th wheel to prevent drag. They bolted up perfectly onto the factory trailer hitch. Very robust and extremely heavy built




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Missing the mounting plates, looks used and box was re taped. Was not even packaged. Usually better service than this.


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Thank you for contacting us. I will have our customer service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 10/24/2022


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This is an excellent product. The application is perfect. The fit is as advertised. Provides great protection for Airstream travel trailer. etrailer has a great assortment of quality travel trailer assessories.




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Having a steep driveway these rollers worked very good, it’s nice not having to block up to get the trailer in.




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Exactly what I needed and stoutly built. Delivery time was super quick to Canada. Will definitely look to etrailer again for my RV needs


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Paul B - 07/23/2022


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The wheels look good, I put them on today but did need them yet! Only negative think was that I had to file out the bolt holes on the wheel brackets!




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The new rollers are much better than previous rubber coated wheels, of which one exploded. Installation was straightforward, but lacking the proper torque specification for the nuts on the instruction sheet. This is an important omission that the company should address for safety. They were torqued to xxlbs in a cross pattern on our unit. The selection of grease is important with the units facing a variety of weather, or road conditions. Regular grease, once wet, will deteriorate into sludge, and possibly cause the rollers to seize. Used lithium based grease that is water resistant. Suggest the overage of squeezed out grease on either side be wiped clean to lessen dust or dirt attraction on working surfaces. Less than a 5 star rating has nothing to do with the product, just the incomplete instructions.




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The part didn't fit the hitch frame. The U bolts didn't fit the hitch frame.


Comments
Are you able to tell me more about the issues you are experiencing? Does your hitch have a square cross bar?
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 06/28/2022


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Just received the Ultra Hitch Mount Steel Rollers and I have not installed them yet. The online product details indicated that the rollers were to fit a 2 1/2 in hitch bar. The container/box indicates the rollers are for a 2.25 inch hitch bar. However, the distance inside the u-bolts is 2 3/4 inches. Therefore they should easily fit my 2.5 inch hitch bar. I will update my comment after installation.




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Very easy to install. Well made and heavy duty. Should take care of scraping the bottom of the driveway.




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These skid wheels take a licking and keep on spinning. Because of the change of angle in my driveway, my Class A MH would drag its tail on the way out and when storing. Not anymore! A rock solid product.




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I have a carrier with ramp on the back of my Suzuki SX4. The back end scrapes on my driveway everytime I go in or out.
I mounted one of these wheels just ahead of the back end and now it rolls right over the end of my driveway, instead of gouging into the concrete.
It was the perfect solution for my little car.




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Easy to install, heavy duty.




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Received my steel wheels today and installed them right away on our 2019 Four Winds class C motorhome Easy to install less than 15 minutes and they look great. Can't wait to see how they work.




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Look to be a solid item!! Installation super easy. Have yet to see how they perform but confident they’ll do the trick!!




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They work good, I have them on my 31ft C class motor home. I have a steep drive and was damaging the road when I pulled in! Now there’s only roller marks.




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everything I have purchased from etrailer ha




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The most durable & low profile product available.
Also
simple to install.


Comments
These heavy duty rollers are the best product available!
Robert - 03/04/2022


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Prompt shipping, awesome product. These worked like a dream getting a 38’ 5th wheel up a steep driveway. Easy install and very high quality. Would recommend them to anyone in the same problem.




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This product was very easy to install. It has provided protection for the underside of our coach from hitting the ground on several occasions.




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One year later, these skid wheels are still doing their job, flawlessly. My driveway is sloped so I scrape every time I leave or return. These wheels continue to protect my Class A.




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Excellent Service.
Easy installation.
Products
worked great.
Solved my tail dragging issue due to driveway geometry issue entering a well traveled State Road.
Would purchase from you again.




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Just what my Diesel Pusher RV needed! Nearly every diesel pusher needs to have this product! I wish I would have had a pair of these on my rig 2 months ago. It would have prevented me from being stranded after leaving a fuel stop. What happened is upon leaving a fuel stop the back end dragged on the hitch (not a big deal) but what I didn't know is the fuel filter on the motor hangs down close to this same level, so it got crushed and quit feeding fuel to the motor. This wrecked a weekend of plans. But God had a divine appointment instead. These rollers would have prevented the fuel filter from being hit, because it would have raised up the back end about 3 inches!. I do question the zert fitting in this model it seems like a solid bolt would be stronger. But I will replace it if the current one fails.


Comments
a year later. Still working well. I did drag at least one time with the rollers, they held up fine. Every Diesel pusher needs one of these in my opinion...
Gary - 12/12/2018

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