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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. Lowest 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 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Ultra-Fab Products RV Skid Wheels - UF48-979017

  • Bolt-On
  • Hitch Mount
  • 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





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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:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (66 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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Great company. Order shipped same day and arrived on time. The casters fit perfectly and installed in less than an hour. I tested backing out of our steep driveway and the performed exactly as desired. 367807



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I have not mounted these wheels yet. I was amazed how fast that I got these wheels. I think that these wheels will save me from dragging the hitch on my motor home. I will send you picture once I get the wheels mounted. 332406



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Easy installation, grease fittings worked perfectly on my handheld gun, impressed with the build quality. First test in the field on my 32 foot class a motorhome, they did exactly what they were supposed to do, I think it's an excellent product at a very good price. 253385



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Theses are heavy duty and very easy to install. Appear to be high quality and have lasted a year without issue. I bought these because of scraping the bottom of the hitch on my motorhome especially when backing up and pulling out of my sloped driveway and these definitely have helped. Easy to lube as well with a hand pump grease gun. 493981



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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. 693769



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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. 459482


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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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Had purchased the larger urethane skid wheels which broke the first time they hit the ground. Really wasn't expecting them to last on a 38' Class A, my driveway transition is steep and irregular surface at street. These steel rollers have held up great, even when I forget and hit the transition too fast. I added a third steel roller to the bottom of the receiver hitch also. All three have held up great. 502460



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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. 539780



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These rollers are heavy duty and installed in about 15 minutes! 900632



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Excellent quality! Solid steel, easy to install and grease fittings on wheels. Protects the rear of the trailer from dragging. 864191



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Products came earlier than expected! Thanks for having it available and ready to ship! Great product! 853221



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Well built product, these rollers are heavy duty and should last a long time. 852090



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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. 849191



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Product package damaged in shipping. Some parts were missing. Jim in customer service immediately sent me the missing parts, no questions asked.... I’m impressed 849095



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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! 847360



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Very sturdy and quick and easy to install on the RV trailer hitch cross bar. Will hold up well over time. Only negative is that one of the grease fittings broke as I was trying to add grease to it. Hopefully this will not affect it's usefulness in the future. 828570



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Excellent quality and easy installation. 822392



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First- Great speed shipping and better price than other online etailer! Next; Good solid steel rollers with lubricated roller bearings. Steel plates appear to be plated, nickel or chrome. Good hard surface! I expect long life. I noted that the inside tube used for the bearing is somewhat short. If the bolt is tightened to contact the inside tube, the wheel doesn't roll. It's pinched against the support. I inserted a small washer acting as a shoulder to provide enough clearance for the wheel. Now I can clamp the tube to keep it from turning. Thus, the roller bearings will take the load as intended. I painted the plates and U-bolts to match my trailer hitch. Assembly looks easy! Bolt on. 819112



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These skid wheels are terrific. Easy to install and they have easily saved our RV from being damaged every time we enter and exit our driveway. I highly recommend these to anyone that could potentially end up dragging the tail of their RV. 817946



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These wheels worked perfectly! No more gauges in the street when backing out of my parking spot! I have a 36', 30,000 pound RV that was ridiculously difficult to back out of my tight parking space without destroying the asphalt. With these wheels it has made it unbelievably easy! 814701



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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. 801867



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My 30' Class A RV had the 6" cast iron casters on the rear hitch. Needless to say, they didn't like the angle of my driveway. After searching high and low, I found these monsters. They are sturdy, have a grease zerk, and couldn't be easier to install on your receiver hitch.. If you want a little more height out of them, you can get u-bolts and a piece of square bar or heavy gauge tubing to push them down a bit more as they aren't very tall. I also noticed a nylon washer on either side, which should NOT be an issue, but if it is, they are easy enough to replace. If these aren't bulletproof, I don't know what is. Also, Stacey A at e-trailer was AMAZING with helping me through my order issues. Stellar service and prices. 795176



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Works good. No problems. I recommend! 793360



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I put these on the rear end of my 2015 Palazzo RV and they are great,. They keep the back end of the coach from dragging when entering steep driveways. 770903


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Ask the Experts about this Ultra-Fab Products RV Skid Wheels

  • Mounting Bracket/Wheel Height Dimensions for Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers # UF48-979017
    As shown in the linked photo that I have prepared for you the bracket dimensions on the Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers # UF48-979017 are 4-inches x 5-3/8-inches. The height from the bottom of the roller wheel to the top of the mounting flange is 3-inches. This roller wheel fits 2-1/2- x 2-1/2-inch square hitch tubing and includes hardware.
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  • Will Force on Hitch when Using Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers Damage Hitch or RV
    If you are going slow in your drive (or anywhere you might suspect is too steep) then using the skid wheels, # UF48-979017, will not damage anything. The damage would come from a sudden hard impact and even then it would have to be a pretty major impact to damage the hitch or RV.
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  • Best Choice of Skid Wheels for Trailer With 4-Inch Hitch Tube
    If your trailer's 4-inch hitch tube is too large for a bracket-mount type skid wheel like Ultra-Fab # UF48-979017 then you can use one of the weld-on types like # UF48-979023 or # UF48-979021 or the bolt-on type # UF48-979015 that includes 4-3/4-inch-long mounting bolts. Swivel-type skid wheels such as # UF48-979012 will not cause the trailer to swing since they will be engaging the ground only very briefly.
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  • Choosing Between Ultra-Fab Skid Wheels UF48-979017 and UF48-979014
    If it were me I would go with Ultra-Fab Rotating, Hitch Mounted Skid Wheels for RVs up to 30' Long - 4" Diameter - Qty 2 Item # UF48-979014 because the wheels can swivel. On Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers for RVs w/ 2-1/2" Hitch Tubing - 3" Diameter - Qty 2 Item # UF48-979017 the wheels are fixed. Having wheels that can swivel means they are more effective if you are not traveling in a straight line!
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  • Recommended Frame-Mount Skid Wheels for 2015 Airstream Sport 22 Travel Trailer
    According to images and specs on the Airstream website their 22-foot Sport Series travel trailer does not have a rear hitch to allow attachment of hitch-mount skid wheels like the Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers # UF48-979017 so instead you'll want to select a frame-mount skid wheel that can be bolted or welded on the trailer frame. The linked page will show you all frame-mount skid wheels and you can select bolt-on or weld-on installation using the filters on the page. This will...
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  • Skid Wheel Recommendation that Won't Damage Black Top Driveway for a 23 Foot RV
    To avoid scraping up your driveway I recommend going with the urethane wheels such as # UF48-979014 or # UF48-979015 because they are much less likely to damage the driveway compared to steel rollers. The steel rollers you mentioned are all basically the same with the exception of the sizes of each. But they are a little more low profile so they would not make contact with the ground as soon as the urethane coated wheels.
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  • Will Ultra-Fab Hitch-Mounted Steel Rollers # UF48-979017 Fit on 2013 Palazzo 33.2 Foot Motor Home
    The Ultra-Fab Hitch-Mounted Steel Rollers # UF48-979017 can be used for your 2013 Palazzo 33.2 Foot motor home. They do not have a specific weight capacity since they are not intended to sustain weight for long periods of time. For larger Class A motor homes, you might want to go with the Ultra-Fab Skid Wheels # UF48-979012 due to their larger wheel diameter and the fact they extend down more than 7 inches.
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  • Available RV Skid Wheels for Frame and Hitch Mounting
    Skid wheels should not be mounted to an RV bumper, especially to one that was added as an aftermarket item. Skid wheels need to be mounted to the frame or to a hitch that is mounted to the frame. No RV bumper is rated for the kind of impact a skid wheel is intended to withstand. Your hitch mounted skid wheel like # UF48-979020 is your best bet.
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  • Skid Wheels Compatible with Class C Motorhome and 3x3 Inch Square Hitch Tubing
    I'm glad you've been so pleased with the skid wheels. I was able to check your past invoice and the Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers for RVs w/ 3" Hitch Tubing - 3" Diameter - Qty 2 # UF48-979018 is the product you are looking for on your Class C Motorhome. You can just forward this link to your friends with the same motorhome and they will be sure to get the correct fit. Thanks for using us and sharing with your friends!
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  • Would Ultra-Fab Products Skid Wheels # UF48-979017 Work on Boat Trailer
    Skid wheels would not hurt your boat trailer frame at all. If the frame bracket on your trailer is 2-1/2 inches square the part # UF48-979017 would fit and work well.
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  • Best Skid Wheel For Hitch Mounted Mobility Scooter Lift
    If you're looking for a bolt on solution, I recommend going with the Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers # UF48-979017 which are designed for 2-1/2" hitch receivers. While these are designed to be used at the rear of your RV on a hitch, I believe they will also provide you with the appropriate solution on your receiver mounted on the back of your vehicle. There are some much better options that are weld on options- like the Ultra Fab Steel Roller # UF48-979023 , which is 2-1/2" wide....
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  • How To Find the Correct Skids Wheels for an RV
    In order to choose the correct set of skid wheels you'll need to measure the square body on the trailer hitch and then choose the correct ones based on that. The Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Skid Wheels part # UF48-979017 for example are designed for a 2-1/2" square tube and the part # UF48-979018 are designed for a 3" square tube. If you have one of these two then the wheels will work well although they are technically designed for motorhomes The Ultra-Fab Rotating, Hitch Mounted Skid Wheels...
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  • Dimensions of U-Bolts Included in Ultra-Fab Skid Wheel Kits UF48-979017 and UF48-979018
    I pulled one of each of the Ultra-Fab skid wheel kits you referenced, parts # UF48-979017 and # UF48-979018, so that I could take the measurements of their mounting u-bolts. Skid wheel kit # UF48-979017 fits 2-1/2 x 2-1/2-inch square hitch tubing. Its u-bolts use 3/8-inch diameter stock; their inside overall length is 2-3/4-inches; the threaded portion alone measures 2-inches. Please refer to the linked photo. Skid wheel kit # UF48-979018 fits 3 x 3-inch square hitch tubing. Its u-bolts...
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  • Installed Height of Ultra-Fab Rotating Hitch-Mounted Skid Wheels UF48-979014
    The Ultra-Fab Rotating Hitch-Mounted Skid Wheels # UF48-979014, once bolted on the hitch tube on your Class C RV, will extend down from the bottom of the hitch tube by 6-inches. This includes the thickness of the bottom mounting plate all the way down to the bottom edge of the wheel itself. You can see this illustrated in the linked photo that I prepared for you. This kit is also shown in the linked video. All of our RV skid wheels are shown on the linked page. These include weld-on...
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  • Quantity of Ultra-Fab UF48-979022 Weld-On Mini-Roller
    The # UF48-979022 steel mini-roller is sold individually. If you wanted a pair, you'll want to order two of them. For a bolt-on application, take a look at # UF48-979017 which is sold in pairs. If you click the provided link, you can see product description videos for both parts.
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