Ultra-Fab Rotating, Hitch Mounted Skid Wheels for RVs up to 30' Long - 4" Diameter - Qty 2

Ultra-Fab Rotating, Hitch Mounted Skid Wheels for RVs up to 30' Long - 4" Diameter - Qty 2

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Clamp these sturdy steel wheels onto the square crossbar of your low-profile RV's rear hitch to help prevent tail dragging when backing up. Rotating wheels protect your undercarriage from unnecessary damage. Lowest Prices for the best skid wheels from Ultra-Fab Products. Ultra-Fab Rotating, Hitch Mounted Skid Wheels for RVs up to 30' Long - 4" Diameter - Qty 2 part number UF48-979014 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Ultra-Fab Products Skid Wheels - UF48-979014

Clamp these sturdy steel wheels onto the square crossbar of your low-profile RV's rear hitch to help prevent tail dragging when backing up. Rotating wheels protect your undercarriage from unnecessary damage.


Features:

  • Unique casters clamp onto the rear trailer hitch receiver of your RV to help prevent tail dragging and digging in while backing up
    • Mounting brackets and hardware included
  • Wheels rotate for full range of motion
  • 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


Specs:

  • Application: low-profile motorhomes that are up to 30' long and have 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" square hitch tubes
  • Wheel diameter: 4"
  • 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.



48-979014 UltraFab Swivel Skid Wheels - Hitch Mount - For Low-Profile RVs up to 30'







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Video Transcript for Ultra-Fab Products Skid Wheels - Hitch Mount - UF48-979014 Review

Today, we're going to review part number UF48-979014. These are the Ultra-Fab rotating, hitch mounted skid wheels for RVs up to 30 feet long with the 2-1/2 inch square hitch tube. Now, this part includes everything shown right here on the table. The 2 swivel skid wheels, the 4 mounting plates, the 8 3/8th inch diameter bolts and the 8 lock nuts. Now, these unique casters will clamp on to the rear trailer hitch receiver of your RV, helps prevent tail dragging and digging in while you're backing up. The mounting brackets and hardware I mentioned are all included. These wheels do rotate full for a full range of motion.

They are a sturdy steel construction and they use extra-durable roller bearings which are very long-lasting. If you'll notice on the wheel itself, it has a 1/4 inch thick urethane layer outer edge on the each wheel. This provides an anti-skid barrier and it will ensure that the wheel last even longer by avoiding any metal degradation. Few specs on this. The application again is for low-profile motor homes that are up to 30 feet long and have a 2-1/2 inch x 2-1/2 inch square hitch tube on the rear.

The diameter on the wheels themselves are 4 inches and a quantity is for 2 of these. I do want to give you measurement on the mounting plate; 4-1/2 inches that way by up 3 and 7/8th inches that way. When you go to install these, what you'll do is take one of these mounting plates. Put it on top of the hitch tube and then take the other mounting plate, put it on the bottom, and then you'll take your caster assembly. That will attach to the bottom mounting plate, and then what you'll do is run your bolts up through the caster assembly, the mounting plate, and the top mounting plate, and you do that at all 4 corners and then use the lock nuts to tighten it down to specs, and then you'll just repeat that for the other one on the other side of the hitch tube. The other thing I do want to mention is that when you do, after you do install these, you do want to put some grease in these fittings right here. There is roller bearings on these casters, so you want to put some grease in it to help those rotate better and wear better.

That should do it for the review on part number UF48-979014, the Ultra-Fab rotating, hitch mounted skid wheels for RVs up to 30 feet long with 2-1/2 inch square hitch tube. .


Customer Reviews

Ultra-Fab Rotating, Hitch Mounted Skid Wheels for RVs up to 30' Long - 4" Diameter - Qty 2 - UF48-979014

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (68 Customer Reviews)

Clamp these sturdy steel wheels onto the square crossbar of your low-profile RV's rear hitch to help prevent tail dragging when backing up. Rotating wheels protect your undercarriage from unnecessary damage.

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Good product design, but the final product needs so QA. First off, the supplied bolts are to small for the size holes in the mounting brackets, (see pics). I had to install washers to ensure that the bolt heads were perpendicular to the mounting plates and not being drawn up at an angle that could ultimately result in metal fatigue when stressed under use. Bottom line; bolts need to be larger or the holes in the mounting brackets drilled smaller. Secondly, the grease fitting on one wheel pulled out when the grease gun was removed from the fitting. Insufficient thread length on the grease fitting or cross threaded, not sure which just yet. Attaboy on the packaging and shipping. Had it not been double boxed there would have been parts missing, as there was already a small hole in the inner box. Received the package sooner than expected. 251211



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I mounted them and backed in and the center broke out of one caster before that the grease zerk came out with the grease gun not good quality 346052



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I'm giving a 5 star rating even though one of the products I ordered arrived damaged. Immediately upon receiving the skid wheels, I opened the package and found that one of the zerk grease fittings had snapped off at the base. I took a photo and called etrailer. They asked that I send the photo because it was an unusual situation. They responded immediately by email stating that a new pair of wheels was being sent along with a return label for the damaged set. Excellent service as always! 269714


Comments

I have been very happy with the skid wheels. I originally purchased them to help me get my 5th wheel up my very steep driveway. Im sure they would have helped but my driveway is so steep that I didnt try it because I was concerned that it would tork the frame too much. They have helped in several other situations such as entering the drives at some refueling stops. Easy install and good quality.

Mike B - 07/09/2017

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seems to do what I needed it to do, that is keep the back of my travel trailer from "bottoming out" when pulling into, or backing into areas with uneven grade. Pretty heavy duty, and easy to install (4 bolts per wheel). I think you should mount them back as far as possible on the frame for best results. The previous owner of my travel trailer had tore off the factory frame mounts that are supposed to keep the trailer from "bottoming out." I think this is a better solution than replacing the flimsy frame mounts that broke previously, and probably cheaper. Happy camping! 259467



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The product was just what I needed to keep the back end of my motor home from scraping on low spots on the road. 215941



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I installed this item onto the trailer hitch of a 31 ft. class C motor home a few months ago and have driven in and out through many driveways since then with no issues. The other day, after driving out a frequently-traveled driveway, the center of one of the wheels broke; the rim now flops on the axle. Another reviewer had the same issue. A replacement wheel is available here as part # UF48-001011 but before buying one I'm going to research other skid wheel products. 545094



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Put these on the back of my 24' Class C Winnebago to gently lift my rear end while leaving my drive. I needed an extra inch of clearance to keep from dragging and damaging my bumper. These were the perfect solution that and I avoided expensive lift kits and leaf springs. These are great and several people on our Facebook website have since installed this mod. 541008



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Good fit, easy install. Look good and will do the job. 429084


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Good, they kept me from some scrape damage several times.

Lyle - 09/05/2018

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Quick and easy to install. From the box to final installation, less than 20 minutes. Substantial heavy construction. I hate hearing the hitch bar on our coach scrap coming out of our sloped driveway and some gas stations. I believe this is will do the treat. 550555



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THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT TO KEEP THE TAIL OF YOUR MOTORHOME FROM BOTTOMING OUT ON THOSE LOW PARKING LOTS WHERE YOU HAVE TO GO OVER A HUMP IN THE CURB CUT!!! NO MORE CRUNCHING OF THE REAR DRAG BARS CARVING GROOVES INTO THE GROUND!! I HAVE TRIED SEVERAL SETS OF WHEELS THAT I PURCHASED FROM PLACES LIKE GRANGER AND McMASTER-CARR BUT NONE WHERE HEAVY DUTY ENOUGH TO STAND UP TO THE TASK. SEEMS THAT IF YOU WANT A CASTER THAT'S HEAVY ENOUGH TO TAKE THE WEIGHT YOU CAN ONLY BUY LARGER DIAMETER WHEELS. THESES GUYS WHERE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR THE TASK!! EVEN THE BOX THEY CAME IN WAS DESIGNED TO SHOW RV'ERS THAT THE COMPANY THAT MADE THEM SPELLS IT ALL OUT WITH THE GRAPHICS ON THE BOX. THESE GUYS ARE "EXTRA HEAVY DUTY" AND MADE TO DO THE JOB!!! INSTALLATION WAS A SNAP TOO!!! WITH AN AIR RATCHET I INSTALLED THEM IN LESS THEN 15 MINUTES, AN EASY TASK!! 37001



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We've had our Class C for just over 5 months now. In CA we have a lot of steep driveway thresholds due to water runoff and it creates the kind of problem these casters were made to resolve. Standard on most of these RV's are those rudimentary "V" shaped metal skids that make the most god awful screeching sounds when you begin to bottom out your back end. In just 4 months, I managed to grind through one skid completely. And was on our 7th weekend trip. So, I did a search and trailers product came up as one of the highest rated products. I didn't hesitate and they arrived at my door 4 days later. Installation was simple but I would suggest using a deep socket due to the length of bolts and how many turns are required to cinch it up. This weekend was the first test run because I knew two spots where I was guaranteed to bottom out. Only this time no screeching, not grinding sounds. Only silence as the caster wheels did their job. PLEASE NOTE: It is important to use both zinc fittings on each assembly and inject lube on the first initial run. 483565



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The Curt receiver hitch is a quality item. The installation took a little longer than expected to remove & re-install the enclosed underbelly on my 5th wheel trailer. The installation of the wheel kit was simple. 144920


Comments

After a year the wheels are still in perfect shape as keeps the back of my 5th wheel trailer and ladder from dragging

Chuck B - 08/07/2015

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Here are a few photos after installatio n. 460439



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Great product, I originally bought it from my RV it worked so good I bought skid wheels for my boat trailer 647392



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Received the box with the roller wheels in it, but the box was so damaged I did and inventory of the contents and found that on of the mounting plates was missing. I contacted etrailer right away on their customer service line. They apologized for the condition of the shipment and the missing mount plate. They got right on shipping me another mount plate, which delayed the installation of the wheel assemblies onto my Winnebago Aspect 30J motorhome. My suggestion is to pack the vendor box into another container with padding because of the weight of the container, the original vendor box cannot withstand the shipping handling that it goes through. Also as I was reviewing the hardware that was sent, I realized that due to the hole size in the mounting plates and the roller assemblies, that the bolts needed to have thick flat 3/8 inch washers to do a proper installation to prevent the bolts and nuts pulling through the mounting plate hole locations. Once I acquired the proper washers the installation was a simple task to accomplish, which I had completed in approximately 30 minutes. Haven't use the motorhome yet, but had a set of these roller wheels on another motorhome before this unit and they worked great. 644723



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Fast and Accurate service as usual. Got it to replace a wheel that broke off. Does a good job of keeping the tail end of my class c camper from dragging. 644048



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Wouldn’t be without them! They have already saved me hundreds if not thousands of dollars in damage to my RV. One of them actually broke on a defective culvert and had to be replaced which is very easy to do. 638975



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Quick shipper, had what I needed,,,, thanks for the great service 638959



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Came as advertised and on time. Look to be very sturdy. 613911



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Right before one year, the inside metal of the wheel rusts out leaving the orange portion flipping around with zero support. Very disappointed. 609840


Comments

The skid wheels are covered by a 1-year warranty. Please contact our Customer Service folks at 800-298-8924.

-- Mike L - 03/04/2019

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They broke the first or second time I used them. The wheel rim was the problem. Not strong enough. Both wheels broke I assume going into a driveway of a gas station. Replaced with wider solid metal wheels with bearings on a shaft. No rims to break. 595356



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After a year, the skid wheels have done their job and protected the back underside of our RV. There is no apparent wear and they function the same as new. I did clean them and re-grease them after 6 months but this is normal maintenance. They were easy to install. Good solid product. 588943



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Received the package by UPS the next day. Excellent and quick service. Received exactly what I ordered. 582497



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Installation was a little bit more difficult because bumper extended below the tow bar tube. Once installed worked OK. This allows me to get up my sloped driveway. 569061



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Can't exactly say good, great, or excellent because I've already had to replace the wheels once, and eTrailer doesn't even sell the replacement part! I remember having to get exact replacement wheels some where else. Maybe the little wheels "saved my ass" once, but I wasn't expecting them to be a consumable like a shear pin and need replacing every time they made contact with the ground. 569036



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Easy to install. Looks to be a great way to eliminate scaping the mini skids on the receiver hitch on our motor home going over uneven surfaces. 568059



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This item did exactly what the advertisement said it would do very happy would purchase again 561655



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Product well built, relatively easy to install for an old geezer! Will see how it performs next time we move the r.v. 559039



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Product arrived in decent shape. I installed it on rear hitch as described in literature & lubricated with grease. Will be taking camping next week & giving it the test......tired of all the “ Tail-dragging” on stock setup....hope this resolves the problem. 554996



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I have these skid wheels on my 38 foot rv. After my friend seen my skid wheels he whanted a set of wheels on his Rv. The wheels work terrific. Frank 552763



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Junk. 549044



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Exactly as expected. Couldn't, do bett er. 542659



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Received in 4 days! Great shipping speed. Enabled me to install before the weekend. I purchased these for my just purchased 2002 Sunseeker RV with a modified extended 3 ft back bumper with full hitch. I have a steep driveway with an abrupt road to driveway transition. My hitch receiver would drag about 2 feet on the road going up or driveway going down. I installed on both ends of the hitch and they work great! They do exactly as they are expected. The hitch doesn't hit and you don't feel the jar as the wheels take the load. 541551



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Used very little; just did not travel much last year. Hit a small dip on the highway and one of these wheels exploded. The whole center part of the wheel disappeared. The rim was then flopping around on the axle. Had to buy a replacement to sell my RV. 539019



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Quality product. Well built nd great de sign. 505608



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I purchased these rollers to aide in entering and exiting my driveway which is quite steep. The product arrived quickly and well packaged...no damage. The rollers seem very robust and super heavy! Installation was very easy and they have worked perfectly so far! They keep my bumper off the ground and my stabilizing jacks are still attached no longer torn loose and laying on the sidewalk when I get the RV parked! 494816



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Great product! Order was accurate, easy and delivered on time. 494154



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Does what they need to do keeps the tail eng of my camper from scrapping the ground, saving my stablizer jack because my camper sits low. 475193



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Purchase was easy, shipping was fast and the product is well built. Installation was straight forward. Very pleased. 473533



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I purchased these because my new 2018 Thor Quantum 26RS is constantly hitting bottom on the rear hitch on streets, my driveway, gas stations, just everywhere. Installation is easy and they seem well made although I've only had them a week or so they seem to do the job. At this point I have to reserve judgement on product longevity. Fender washers are required as the nut heads are small and the plate openings large which is not a good match; 8 washers/wheel are needed for a proper installation. Also, each wheel has 2 zert fittings so a grease gun is needed. Be gentle with the zerts as they snap off easily. Installation is easy; a 9/16's socket wrench along with a 9/16's box/open end wrench does the job! 472156



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Sorry unable to rate these as I haven't installed them yet. However the ordering and shipping phase was excellent received the order very fast....................thanks' 461634



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Delivered ahead of sched. Good heavy duty product. 455497



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Product was delivered sooner than expected. Follow up from etrailer was great. 449996



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Items received just yesterday. Haven't installed the parts yet. Will rate as soon as items get tested. Thank you! I am very pleased how fast the package got delivered. 433250



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I absolutely love this product the people at etrailer helped me out a lot I will buy from them again 418625



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The casters are of good quality, and were easy to install on my class C motorhome. All you need is two 9/16" wrenches. 414412



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Exactly what I was looking for 405672



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I like the wheels that i put on my bay hill fifth wheeler 36 foot, try them out work great, Happy Camper! No more tail drag! 395434



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I installed one of the two to replace one I had broken by allowing the back end of the RV to get too far over in the grass when backing in my sloped driveway. When it transitioned from grass to concrete it was not properly positioned and snapped the skid wheel. Totally my fault. The second skid wheel will be my spare for the next time I don't back into the driveway properly. They really help the back of the RV not to drag on the concrete. 387082



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Easy to install. My rear end is no longer dragging :-) 377929


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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • We have some skid wheels that will work for you. If you want something to attach to the hitch cross tube we have # UF48-979014 with 4 inch diameter wheels. If you'd rather bolt/weld skid wheels on then go with # UF48-979013 with 6 inch diameter wheels. For your set up though it looks like the set that attaches to the hitch, # UF48-979014, is the best option.
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  • Skid Wheel Recommendation for a Camper Bumper that is 4 inch by 4 inch
  • I went out into our warehouse and pulled a set of the Ultra-Fab Rotating, Hitch Mounted Skid Wheels # UF48-979014 and found that the distance from the bottom of the wheel to where the bottom plate will be is 5-3/4 inches. Since the bumper you plan to install the skid wheels on is 4 inch by 4 inch you will need to go with a weld on set of skid wheels like the # UF48-979023 or # UF48-979021 or the bolt-on type # UF48-979015 that includes 4-3/4-inch-long mounting bolts.
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  • Recommended Skid Wheels for 34 Foot Travel Trailer
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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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  • Replacement Wheel for Ultra-Fab Rotating, Hitch Mounted Skid Wheels # UF48-979014
  • Actually, if all you need is a replacement wheel for your Ultra-Fab Rotating, Hitch Mounted Skid Wheels # UF48-979014 you can use # UF48-001011. This is 1 replacement wheel and includes the axle/hardware. I have linked a video review of the wheel for you.
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  • Using Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Skid Wheels on 31 Foot Sea Breeze Motorhome
  • As long as you don't have a diesel pusher motorhome (which will have a lot more weight at the rear-end) and you have a 2-1/2 inch x 2-1/2 inch square hitch tube then the Ultra-Fab Hitch Mounted Skid Wheels # UF48-979014 you referenced will work just fine on your 31 foot Sea Breeze. The 30 foot limit on the description is really just a reference point but motorhomes that are bit longer aren't an issue. I also confirmed this with my contact at Ultra-Fab. I have attached a short video demonstration...
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  • Ultra-Fab # UF48-979014 Hitch Mounted Skid Wheels for 31 Foot Motorhome
  • You are correct, installing the Ultra-Fab # UF48-979014 skid wheels as you suggest would work just fine for you, since the wheels will extend below the skids you are speaking of. The skid wheels will do a great job of protecting your rear hitch or any other portion of the rear of your motorhome from dragging the ground and being damaged.
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  • Recommended Skid Wheels For Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • Skid wheels like part # UF48-979014 are intended to prevent damage to the underside of RVs and would work well on a fifth wheel camping trailer if you have a hitch attached to the rear of your trailer. These skid wheels will fit square hitches that measure 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches. For skid wheels intended for trailers like your fifth wheel I recommend part # UF48-979011. This includes the hardware to bolt this set of skid wheels to your trailer. If you are interested in 6 inch wheels,...
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  • Does a Bumper Welded to a Trailer Frame Have the Capacity for a Skid Wheel part # UF48-979014
  • The trailer of your bumper is welded to your frame so it should be very strong, it's also designed to take the brunt of the impact in an accident. I would say that your bumper should be strong enough to have the Ultra-Fab Rotating, Hitch Mounted Skid Wheels # UF48-979014 installed on them.
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  • Skid Wheel Compatibility with 34 Foot Class A Motorhome
  • The Ultra-Fab Rotating, Hitch Mounted Skid Wheels for RVs up to 30' Long - 4" Diameter - Qty 2 # UF48-979014 have been tested and rated for motorhomes up to 30 feet long so I can't confirm they will function without issue on your motorhome. The Ultra-Fab Skid Wheels for Class A RVs 34' and Longer - 6" Diameter - Qty 2 # UF48-979013 will be the correct fit for your Newmar Bay Star. You are correct that these are not tested for the hitch use, so you would need to create custom mounts...
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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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  • Hardware for Installing Ultra-Fab Rotating Hitch Mounted Skid Wheels # UF48-979014
  • It sounds like you have a set of the Ultra-Fab Rotating Hitch Mounted Skid Wheels # UF48-979014. These are supplied with straight carriage bolts, not u-bolts, for installation. U-bolts might distort the bracket that is attached to the caster. My contact at Ultra-Fab said that for this item you can use Grade 5 (USA) or Grade 8 (China) hardware of the appropriate length for your application, but not u-bolts. Other Ultra-Fab skid wheels, such as their # UF48-979018 do use u-bolts for installatio...
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  • Skid Wheel Recommendation for a 28 foot Forest River Forester 28 ft RV
  • The only capacity that the Ultra-Fab Rotating, Hitch Mounted Skid Wheels # UF48-979014 has is that it can't be used on RVs that are over 30 feet in length. Since it's hard to say exactly how much weight would be on this product at any given time they don't list a capacity for it. Since your RV is less than 28 feet this product would work well for you.
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  • Skid Wheel Recommendation for Hitch Installed on a 2012 Freightliner Sprinter
  • The best solution I could make for you would be to have the Ultra Fab Micro Roller Skid Wheel part # UF48-979021 welded to the bottom of your hitch opening. This would work great with the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75549 that you have on your 2012 Freightliner Sprinter with a 170 inch wheelbase.
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  • Is a Weight Capacity Listed For Ultra-Fab Rotating, Hitch Mounted Skid Wheels for RVs
  • Ultra-Fab does not list a weight capacity for the Mounted Skid Wheels for RVs, part # UF48-979014. They said the wheels are designed to keep the trailer from being damaged when going up or backing down a driveway or over a curb and would not be used for extended use. These skid wheels are designed to work with RVs up to 30-ft long. For RVs that are longer than 34-ft I recommend part # UF48-979013.
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  • Distance From Bottom of Wheel to the Top of the Bottom Plate of Ultra-Fab Skid Wheel # UF48-979014
  • I went out into our warehouse and pulled a set of the Ultra-Fab Rotating, Hitch Mounted Skid Wheels # UF48-979014 and found that the distance from the bottom of the wheel to where the bottom plate will be is 5-3/4 inches.
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  • Using Ultra Fab Hitch Mounted Skid Wheels on Slide-Out Bike Rack Installed on Travel Trailer
  • You would not want to use a skid wheel on anything that would extend off of the rear of your travel trailer. The skid wheels are intended to be installed on the crossbar of a receiver hitch, and would prevent the receiver from dragging on the ground when driving over speed bumps or entering driveways. Using the wheels on a bike rack will actually reduce the ground clearance at the back of the trailer, and would cause the rack to bend, as it is not an integral part of the trailer like...
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  • How Should Ultra-Fab Rotating, Hitch Mounted Skid Wheels, # UF48-979014, Be Installed
  • I would not trust a clamp over the mounting plates and bolts included with the Ultra-Fab Rotating, Hitch Mounted Skid Wheels, # UF48-979014. You can get a clamp tight, but not tight enough to keep the wheels in place. Nuts and bolts on the other hand you will be able to get plenty tight.
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  • Distance From Bottom of Hitch to Bottom of Wheel for Ultra-Fab Skid Wheels
  • The Ultra-Fab Rotating, Hitch Mounted Skid Wheels # UF48-979014 measure 5-3/4 inches from the bottom of the hitch to the bottom of the wheel. I have attached a photo showing this measurement for you. These skid wheels are designed to fit motor homes that are up to 30 feet long and have 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 inch square hitch tubes. I have also attached a review video of these skid wheels for you.
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  • Dimensions of the Mounting Plate of the Ultra-Fab Rotating Skid Wheels
  • I pulled a Ultra-Fab Rotating, Hitch Mounted Skid Wheel # UF48-979014 from our warehouse to measure the dimensions of the top plate and found that it measures 4-1/2 in length by 3-7/8 inches in width. I attached a picture and video that shows these measurements.
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  • Could the Ultra-Fab Products Skid Wheels # UF48-979014 be Used to Move a Trailer without Axles
  • If you could come up with a way to install a several sets of the Ultra-Fab Products Skid Wheels # UF48-979014 on your trailer in theory you should be able to accomplish what you are looking to do. The biggest issue I could think of would be where to mount them so that they hang lower than the hubs of your trailer when the wheel are removed. To go this route you may have to remove the axles completely. If you can find a taller container that would be the easiest solution.
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