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

Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers for RVs w/ 3" 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 3" x 3" square hitch tubing. Great Prices for the best rv skid wheels from Ultra-Fab Products. Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers for RVs w/ 3" Hitch Tubing - 3" Diameter - Qty 2 part number UF48-979018 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

  • 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 3" x 3" 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: 3" x 3" 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.



48-979018 UltraFab Solid Steel Rollers - Hitch Mount - 3" Tubing

Item # UF48-979018





Video of Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers for RVs w/ 3" 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 - UF48-979018 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at part number UF48-979018. This is the Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers for RVs with 3 inch hitch tubing. The unique rollers are going to clamp around the cross bar of your RV's rear hitch, and that's going to help prevent tail dragging and digging in while the RV is backing up. All the mounted hardware is included. Everything you need is included. It's going to feature a heavy duty steel construction.

It looks like it's got a nice protective finish on it, so it's not going to rust or corrode on you but, again, very strong, very durable. One of the neat things I want to point out is here on the inside of the rollers, we're going to have some bearings. Just like with anything else, bearings need to be lubricated for proper operation. What Ultra-Fab does is they put a grease fitting here in the bolt head. That way you can attach a grease gun to it, and simply just pump in your grease, and it's going to lubricate the bearings so really nice design, easy maintenance with these. It's designed for 3 inch by 3 inch square hitch tubing.

The roller diameter is going to give us a measurement of about 3 inches. If we take a measurement of the roller width, that's going to give us a measurement of 2-1/4 of an inch. With this part number, you're going to get 2 full assemblies. The u-bolts simply go around the tubing on your hitch then on the bottom of the hitch, so these would go around your tubing. Then in between the tubing and the roller assembly would be this bracket right here, this mounting plate. The mounting plate is going to sit directly on top of this bracket and on top of the roller assembly.

Then these are going to come around the tubing, drop through there, and then on the bottom side, you would install the lock nuts that are provided. If we take a measurement of the plate, measuring this direction, that's going to give us a measurement of 4-3/4 of an inch. Measuring this direction, that's going to give us a measurement of about 5-1/2 inches. The thickness of the steel plate is going to be a 1/4 inch. If I put that plate back on top of the roller assembly because that's how it's going to be installed, if we take an overall height measuring from the bottom of the roller to the top of this plate, that's going to give us a measurement of about 3-3/8 to 3-1/2 inches, so right in that range. That's about how far it's going to be hanging from the bottom of the tube of our hitch.

Again, it's designed for 3 inch by 3 inch tubing. That's going to do it for our review of part number UF48-979018. .

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Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers for RVs w/ 3" Hitch Tubing - 3" Diameter - Qty 2 - UF48-979018

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (37 Customer Reviews)

Help prevent damage to your motorhome's undercarriage by mounting these steel wheels to your rear trailer hitch receiver. Rollers clamp around 3" x 3" square hitch tubing.

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The product itself is great. I haven't had the opertunity to test them yet. The only complaint I have is etrailer shipped it to me in the original box. The box was destroyed. Parts were hanging out, fortunately no parts are missing. These are very heavy and with sharp edges. May want to think about double packing. Other than that, all is good.

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Jenny N.

12/6/2021

I will have our customer service team reach out to you.

Daniel C.

12/4/2022

The rollers are working great. They have been used because they have scuff makes where they protected my 5th wheels butt. Highly recommend them.



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Replaced my worn out tail dragger wheels with these steel rollers. Easy install, look great, angry the grease fitting are an added bonus.

Shipping was fast!



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Seem like very good quality. Still have the factory guards on the hitch but wheels will hopefully take over when they fail. The right side of factory guards mostly worn through already I assume from the trip out from the manufacturer in Indiana to so cal.



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I received today but have yet to install. I expect a good outcome.



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Great product. Item got lost in the mail. Service department sent another out as soon as it was noticed. Fantastic service.



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Great wheels for potential drag, look very durable and heavy duty. Only issue is that their largest bracket package did not fit my rig, 3 inch, so I had to weld them onto the RV.

But that works, just more work.

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Jon G.

10/22/2020

These skid wheels are designed to work with up to 3 wide tubing. If your tubing is a little bigger then using a weld on application like the part UF48-979021 would be the better route to go.



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The rollers arrived in perfect shape and promptly. I was very pleased that the U-bolts were sufficiently long to allow me to incorporate a 1/2 inch thick shim or more to get the rollers lower on structure that is 3 inches by 21/2 inches. They take the load imposed when entering/exiting my steep driveway from the street which was were wearing away the fixed skids that were dragging on the pavement.

Rawson M.

9/6/2020

Pleased with the product and service.



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Easy to install, hope I don’t need them!



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Easy bolt on application for my 35' 95 Holiday Rambler. Also had rear springs rebuilt and raised nominally to correct this notorious tail dragger model. Still drags occaisonnaly but these allow me to ride through. Built tough and well.
Thank you for a quality American made product.



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Only 4 stars because item has not been installed yet! Very pleased with service from etrailer. Item is well built, sturdy and should function as advertised. Good company to work with.

Larry R.

10/19/2019

Very well.



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Very robust and easy to install. The quality is tops and exceeds my expectations.



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Works as advertised. A rubber or plastic facing of the rollers would help with the scraping of the driveway and street (weight of the RV is sufficient to mark the asphalt street and the gravel texture of the driveway).



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Rollers install in less than 10 minutes. They work great and do not mark my driveway like my previous set. Low profile so they don't hang down. Built really sturdy and should last the life of my trailer. Grease fitting is conveniently located on the end of the roller axle.



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I recently purchased some skid wheels from etrailer which happened to be the wrong size. I contacted customer service and was very pleased with the help I was provided. My return was taken and the very friendly and knowledgeable staff member pointed me in the right direction and I ordered the proper skid wheels for my RV.

Thanks
MG



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Arrived and one was installed today. I adapted it to a use that is different than the product was intended for. I put it on my utility trailer just behind the ball coupler. It should help with it dragging entering and leaving parking lots.



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The product is very heavy and beat up the cardboard box. In the first shipment two of the three items were "lost" with the box being taped up and delivered incomplete. Reshipment was quick but time was lost due to poor packaging. The rollers are well made - just a shipping issue.



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Order was missing even though ups said it was delivered. Customer service made a priority shipment which got to me ok. Great customer service and product worked as described.



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Heavy duty and well made. These bolted up nicely to my 3" receiver tow bar. I was surprised as to how well these appear to be made. These will last a lifetime.



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Spacer could have been a little thicker, or if there were someway to adjust the distance so the wheels could be closer to the ground, but other than that, it worked as designed.

Charles L.

6/21/2020

Fine, Exactly as designed.



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Great service at a fair price
Thanks



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Product arrived on time and was in good shape. The wheels are very beefy. I enstalled them in about 1/2 hour. I’d buy from etrailer again.



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Etrailer is one of the best comapanies you will find online. This product, like all the others I have bought from them, was shipped incredibly fast, fit perfectly on my vehicle, and had a very reasonable price. It doesn't get any better than this.



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HEAVY DUTY



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Works great easy to put on if you’re RV is dragging these well help for sure I would buy them again if I needed them



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Great product!! Very hefty and well bui lt!


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