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Ultra-Fab Skid Wheels for Class C RVs up to 34' Long - 5" Diameter - Qty 2

Ultra-Fab Skid Wheels for Class C RVs up to 34' Long - 5" Diameter - Qty 2

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  • 5 Inch Diameter Wheel
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Attach these sturdy steel wheels to the rear of your RV to help prevent tail dragging when backing up. Protect your undercarriage from unnecessary damage. Lowest Prices for the best skid wheels from Ultra-Fab Products. Ultra-Fab Skid Wheels for Class C RVs up to 34' Long - 5" Diameter - Qty 2 part number UF48-979012 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Ultra-Fab Products Skid Wheels - UF48-979012

Attach these sturdy steel wheels to the rear of your RV to help prevent tail dragging when backing up. Protect your undercarriage from unnecessary damage.


Features:

  • Unique casters attach to the frame of your RV to help prevent tail dragging and digging in while backing up
  • Sturdy steel construction and extra-durable roller bearings are long-lasting
  • 1/4" Thick urethane layers outer edge of each wheel
    • Provides anti-skid barrier
    • Ensures that wheel lasts even longer by avoiding metal degradation
  • Weld brackets to your RV then bolt skid wheels to the brackets using the included hardware.


Specs:

  • Application: Class C motorhomes up to 34' long
  • Wheel diameter: 5"
  • Quantity: 2 casters
  • 1-Year warranty


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



48-979012 UltraFab Swivel Skid Wheels for RVs up to 34'







Video of Ultra-Fab Skid Wheels for Class C RVs up to 34' Long - 5" Diameter - Qty 2


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Video Transcript for Review of Ultra-Fab Products Skid Wheels - Frame Mount - UF48-979012

Today we're going to take a look at the Ultrafab five inch diameter ultra swivel skid wheel for the class C RVs up to 34 feet in length, and it's for a quantity of two. Now, these unique casters attach to the frame of your RV, and they help prevent tail dragging and digging in while backing up. They are a drop forged caster for superior strength to other casters, and if you notice they use extra strong metal wheels, and extra durable roller bearings, which are long lasting. If you notice they do have a Zerk fitting on the wheel here, and the Zerk fitting right here on the caster. This allows you to grease the bearings on the casters, and the bearings on the wheels. If you notice on the wheels, it also I a quarter inch think urethane layer on the outer edge of each wheel.

This provides and anti-skid barrier, and it insures that the wheel will last even longer by avoiding wear to the metal wheel.These brackets is what you'll weld to your RV, then you'll bolt the skid wheels to the brackets using the included hardware. Application again, is for class C motor homes up to 34 feet in length. The wheel diameter is going to be five inches. So, you can see if we put a ruler on that there's your five inch diameter. Does include everything laid out here on the table.

The two casters, the two steel mounting plates, the installation hardware, which is 12 bolts and nuts, and a nice set of detailed instructions.Now, one note on these. They are not recommended for use on diesel pusher motor homes due to the extreme rear end weight of that motor home. But, that should do it for the review on the Ultrafab five inch diameter ultra swivel skid wheels for class C RVs up to 34 feet in length for a quantity of two.


Customer Reviews

Ultra-Fab Skid Wheels for Class C RVs up to 34' Long - 5" Diameter - Qty 2 - UF48-979012

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (6 Customer Reviews)

Attach these sturdy steel wheels to the rear of your RV to help prevent tail dragging when backing up. Protect your undercarriage from unnecessary damage.

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Purchased these for our 33 ft travel trailer that bottomed out every time we pulled it down the driveway. We welded them to the frame towards the back and it did the trick. 629403



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Excellent product! Easy installation and works very well! 484193



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I ordered a new set of skid wheels from etrailer and was very very pleased with the service the product and the price. Ellen M was very helpful in making sure I ordered the right wheels for my rv. My order was shipped and arrived in a couple of days. I would highly recommend this company to any one 239762



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I bought a set of the 'dolly' wheels for use under my Class C motorhome. Utilizing the on-line instructions, the job appears to be straight forward. Hoping 'dolly' wheels will end the scraping of the rear of the camper on the pavement in front of my inclined driveway. Will be waiting for warmer weather to have mounting pads welded to the frame of the motor home. 232986


Comments

I have been very satisfied with the skid wheels. Better to roll across the surface than to grind against the ground or concrete.

Tim H - 12/02/2016

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I put these on a 33' Crusader fifth wheel to keep from ripping up the driveway every time I pull in/out. 227051


Comments

After a year still working great!!

Ray - 09/21/2016

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  • Recommended Skid Wheels For RV With Long Overhang Towing A Trailer
  • We have skid wheels exactly for this issue. The skid wheels attach to your vehicle hitch frame and allow you to deflect the hit to your vehicle frame, bumper, or panels. This will help prevent dragging and protect your undercarriage from unnecessary damage. I recommend the Ultra-Fab Rotating, Hitch Mounted Skid Wheels for RVs up to 30' Long - 4" Diameter - Qty 2 # UF48-979014. If your RV is longer than that, then hitch mounted is no longer and option, but we have the Ultra-Fab Skid...
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  • 5 inch Skid Wheels Recommendation for 32 Foot Class C RV
  • We have a set of weld on skid wheels that are 5 inch in diameter like the part # UF48-979012 but the largest diameter 4 inch set we have bolts on like the part # UF48-979014. The 5 inch wheels would be the correct size for your 32 foot RV as well.
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  • Can Ultra-Fab Skid Wheels for Class C RVs up to 34' Long # UF48-979012 Bolt On
  • To install the Ultra-Fab Skid Wheels for Class C RVs up to 34' Long # UF48-979012 that you referenced you have to weld on the mounting bracket and then bolt the wheel base to the bracket. You cannot bolt the kit directly to your trailer.
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  • Recommended Skid Wheels for 34 Foot Travel Trailer
  • I can help you figure out which skid wheels are right for your trailer. The way to pick out skid wheels is based off of the length of the trailer. For your 34 foot travel trailer I recommend the Ultra-Fab 6 inch skid wheels # UF48-979013. A good rule of thumb is the longer the RV, and the greater the distance between the rear of the RV and the back axle, the greater the force the skid wheels will have to deal with. The smaller 5 inch skid wheels # UF48-979012 would probably work,...
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  • Recommended Skid Wheels for 32 Foot Class C Motorhome
  • For your 4 inch bumper on your Class C motorhome, I recommend using the Ultra-Fab Skid Wheels for Class C RVs up to 34' Long - 5" Diameter - Qty 2 # UF48-979012. As long as your 4 inch bumper is welded to your frame, you can bolt these wheels to the bumper and be good to go as long as you don't have anything that hangs below your bumper.
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  • Recommended Skid Wheels For Tiffin Allegro Breeze 32B Motorhome
  • The Ultra-Fab Skid Wheels, part # UF48-979013, are designed to be used for large motorhomes longer than 34 ft. These will extend down 7-5/8 inches and have 6 inch wheels. I would bolt these on when installing to make it much easier to replace if they ever become damaged. An alternate method of installing the wheels is to attach it to the hitch bar as you mentioned. I have attached a drawing that shows how these wheels can be attached to a hitch bar you may want to take a look at. If...
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  • Installation Instructions for Swivel Skid Wheels # UF48-979012
  • Here are the instructions for Swivel Skid Wheels # UF48-979012 1. Position a board as shown in Illustration 1. Place one end of board just behind rear wheels. Prop up the other end of board so board comes in contact with the lowest point of RV’s rear under carriage. 2. Using board as reference, move skid wheel along the RV’s frame to find a point where the bottom of skid wheel is approximately 3 inches below board line. Mount wheel here. 3. Weld mounting plates to frame is usually...
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  • Installation Instructions for Ultra Fab Swivel Skid Wheels # UF48-979012
  • Here are the instructions for Swivel Skid Wheels # UF48-979012 1. Position a board as shown in Illustration 1. Place one end of board just behind rear wheels. Prop up the other end of board so board comes in contact with the lowest point of RV’s rear under carriage. 2. Using board as reference, move skid wheel along the RV’s frame to find a point where the bottom of skid wheel is approximately 3 inches below board line. Mount wheel here. 3. Weld mounting plates to frame is usually...
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  • Will Ultra Fab Skid Wheels Fit Forest River Class C Sunseeker and Help Prevent Dragging
  • The skid wheel setup part # UF48-979012 that you referenced would work well for you to help prevent the dragging but it actually installs to the frame of the trailer and not the hitch or tow bar. Because that is a much stronger application area than a hitch you wouldn't have to worry about anything bending or breaking. For larger wheels that can attach to the hitch tube we have the part # UF48-979013 which are designed for larger motorhomes over 34 feet. These will extend down 7-5/8...
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  • Skid Wheel Recommendation for Jayco Greyhawk 30Z
  • The length of your Jayco Greyhawk 30Z is 32-1/2 feet which means the skid wheel part # UF48-979012 would be the correct kit as it's designed for RVs up to 34 feet in length.
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  • Will the Ultra-Fab Skid Wheels Work in Gravel
  • The Ultra-Fab 5" Skid Wheels part # UF48-979012 and the Ultra-Fab 6" Skid Wheels part # UF48-979013 will both work on a gravel surface but the gravel will be harder on the caster wheels than a normal flat paved surface will. However, if the gravel is packed hard enough then you should be alright. There is always going to be limitations with the skids wheels such as how heavy the RV is, how hard it hits, and how much weight is on the rear of the 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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  • Replacement Toilet and Skid Wheels for a 2000 Gulf Stream Conquest
  • We currently only carry 2 toilets which are made by Camco. They are parts # CAM41535 which is a 2.6 Gallon option, and # CAM41545 which is a 5.3 Gallon option. As far as skid wheels go, we have a bit more of a selection for you to choose from. I am linking our product selection page where you can filter through by frame mount, hitch mount, roller diameter, and whether you are looking for bolt-on or weld-on skid wheels. A good weld-on option is the Ultra-Fab # UF48-979012 for Class...
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  • Skid Wheels for a 31 Foot Forest River RV
  • The best skid wheels for your 31 foot Forest River Forester are going to be the Ultra-Fab Skid Wheels # UF48-979012. The 5" diameter wheels are bolted to brackets which are welded onto your RV's frame. Please keep in mind skid wheels are only to help tail dragging when backing up and should not be relied upon to stop the full force of an RV from coming into contact with a steep driveway. They can help if the angle is such that the RV's rear truly does "skid" off the driveway, however.
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  • Skid Wheels to Protect RV from Dragging on Driveway with Steep Incline
  • From the sounds of your situation the Ultra-Fab Skid Wheels # UF48-979014 seem to be a great solution. Sure beats damaging your driveway. These are designed to attach to 2-1/2 inch square hitch tube on the motorhome. If you don't have this you can use # UF48-979012 that use brackets that weld to the RV.
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  • Dimensions of the Ultra-Fab Skid Wheels # UF48-979012
  • Check out the diagram I attached to the right, it shows virtually all the dimensions available for the Ultra-Fab Skid Wheels # UF48-979012 in millimeters.
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  • Can Ultra-Fab RV Skid Wheels be Used on a 10,000 Pound 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Ultra-Fab Skid Wheels # UF48-979012 are designed for Class C RVs up to 34 feet long but do not have a weight capacity. A 10,000 pound 5th wheel trailer is going to weigh less than most 34 foot Class C RVs though, and the full weight of the trailer won't be on the wheels, so you can use them with your trailer. The same goes for # UF48-979013 which are designed for Class A RVs longer than 34 feet.
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  • Overall Height of Ultra Fab Skid Wheels # UF48-979012
  • The distance the Ultra Fab Skid Wheels # UF48-979012 will hang below the frame will be 6-7/16 inches. I do not recommend attaching them to the hitch. Doing so could actually compromise the structural integrity of the hitch and would likely void its warranty. The frame is the ideal location for wheels like these. In general adding air bags will not increase the ride height of the vehicle. Sometimes they can by putting as much air in the bags as they can safely hold but then that will...
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  • Recommended Diameter Skid Wheel for Rear of 31 Foot 8 Inch Motorhome.
  • For motorhomes longer than 30 feet, Ultra-Fab highly recommends using the 5 inch skid wheels, part # UF48-979012. The reason is that the longer motorhomes usually have a longer overhang at the rear. Using a shorter wheel like the 4 inch diameter would increase your chances of dragging and damaging something when backing up. The 5 inch diameter wheel would offer you more protection, so I'd recommend going that route.
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  • Why Are Skid Wheels Not Load Or Weight Rated
  • The Ultra-Fab Skid Wheels for Class C RVs up to 34' Long - 5" Diameter - Qty 2 # UF48-979012 and other skid wheels are not rated for load capacity because they technically don't carry a load. The manufacturer does not give a load rating because they are not tested for this function due to the design. They are designed to divert and not to carry a load. These skid wheels are tested on vehicles up to 34 feet long at various load capacities and have proven to function as designed to...
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  • Ultra Fab Skid Wheel Recommendation for a 32 Foot Long Heartland Mallard M29
  • For your length of RV the recommended skid wheels are actually the # UF48-979012 as this kit is good for up to 34 feet. This would work well for you and would be what we recommend. The part number you referenced is for up to 30 feet so it would not be ideal for you.
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  • How Far Down do the Ultra Fab Skid Wheels part # UF48-979012 Hang
  • The distance the Ultra Fab Skid Wheels part # UF48-979012 will hang below the frame will be 6-7/16 inches.
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  • Recommended Skid Wheels For Thor Chateau 31W Motorhome
  • The skid wheels I recommend for your motorhome is part # UF48-979012. This is rated for trailers up to 34-ft long and in my research I found your Thor Chateau is a little over 32-ft long. The # UF48-979012 includes brackets that are welded to the frame of the motorhome . You then bolt the skid wheels to the brackets. I would not recommend attaching the skid wheel to the motorhome hitch because it could put excessive stress on the hitch.
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  • Can Skid Wheels Be Mounted To Hitch Bar On 2005 Fleetwood Pace Arrow Motorhome
  • The Ultra-Fab Skid Wheels, part # UF48-979012 you referenced are designed to be installed on the rear of a Class A RV up to 34 ft long, but are also able to be installed on a hitch bar using the alternate method as shown in the attached drawing. Part # UF48-979013 are designed to be used on Class A motorhomes that are 34 ft long or longer, which I believe your 2005 Pace Arrow is. You can use the alternate method for attaching the skid wheels to the hitch bar for these wheels.
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  • What Are The Dimensions Of The Ultra-Fab Skid Wheels for Class C RVs Part # UF48-979012
  • I went out to our warehouse and pulled the Ultra-Fab Skid Wheels for Class C RVs part # UF48-979012 for you. The dimensions of the following components are as follows: The metal mounting brackets are 8-1/2" long X 4-1/2" wide. The two outermost bolt holes are 7-1/2" from center to center and the mounting holes are 5-1/4" long X 3-1/4" wide on center. The mounting holes have a 1/4" diameter. The base plate that the wheel brackets attach to are 6-1/4" long X 4-1/2" wide. The height...
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  • Skid Wheel Recommendation for 2017 Cardinal by Forest River
  • I think what you're looking for is the skid wheels part # UF48-979012 since you said you wanted wheels that swivel. These are designed for RVs up to 34 feet in length and would work well for your application.
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  • Overall Height of Ultra-Fab Skid Wheels UF48-979012
  • The overall height of the Ultra-Fab Skid Wheels # UF48-979012 from the top of the mounting plate down to the bottom of the wheel is 7-1/4-inches as shown in the photo I prepared for you. Please note that this measurement does not include the separate mounting plate that comes with the kit. That plate first welds to the RV and the caster plate then bolts to it using the included hardware.
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  • Recommended Skid Wheels for 33-Foot 2006 Montana Mountaineer 307RKD 5th Wheel
  • For a 33-foot 5th wheel the set of skid wheels I recommend is the Ultra-Fab # UF48-979013 which are better suited to your trailer than the # UF48-979012 which are intended for Class C motor homes.
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