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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 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 Skid Wheels - UF48-979017

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   (45 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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Fast Shipping!! Installed easy, and work Great!! A must have on your RV!! 164256



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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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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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Heavy duty, well built product. Only took 20 Minutes to install. Staying these wheels on steep driveways is much better than grinding down your hitch. 239158



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I use them bolted under my 24' enclosed aluminum car trailer. They are heavy duty and work perfectly for that application. 613747



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All parts fit without any modifications! Which seems to be a rarity now days. Product exactly as advertised . 154260



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Works everytime I pull in my driveway, after one year no problems at all. Thanks for a great product. 420241



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Great product Very heavy duty. I installed on my rear hitch on my C class RV because of dragging. I would recommend this product to anyone Thanks 399944



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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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I have a 2000 Newmar Kountry Star 38 foot long. Could not get in my driveway without it. Super heavy duty. Saved my camper. Did leave nice grooves in driveway but that was because of weight. Pre drilled holes did not lighn up but managed to get it to fit 159927



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Great 3 inch skid wheels with u bolts. Easy to install. It took 20 minutes to install the wheels. They look great. I have a Class A , 2012 Thor Hurricane, 32 feet long. After installing, the wheels hang down 2 1\2 inches below the skid plates. Perfect. Make sure you tighten the grease fittings before installing. You may need to tweek\squeeze the u bolts in just a fraction so they install easier. They really look great on the back of my Class A. I am so pleased. No more ramps. . 379304



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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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This unit is VERY HEAVY DUTY - the pair weighing in at 32 pounds of solid steel. Great construction and low profile design make it a true winner. I am VERY satisfied with this purchase. 202134


Comments

Great product. Well manufactured, well built, heavy duty item.

John R - 06/18/2016

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Literally took 10 minutes to install. Perfect fit! Will be testing on our trip this Friday. 573194



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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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Very well designed and built - the insides of the steel casters are full-length needle bearings with an internal race, which for this price, I was NOT expecting! As good as 'the other brand' which costs over twice as much! As a retired Engineer, I guarantee these things will take a SLOW 25000+ pound load with NO problems! Most likely, a LOT more! The only downside; the Zerk grease fitting is inside the head of the bolt, and my standard size grease coupling could not 'lock on' the fitting. So, I just took the things apart and hand-packed the bearings, which is probably better anyway since now I KNOW the bearings are all greased properly! But, I do have a small diameter Lincoln coupler (#5852) on order which should fit. I am very, very pleased with this product. 175564



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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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Quick easy install nice product 653581



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Fits like a glove! Looks like it will work as advertised. It is just barely below the skid parts of the hitch, so I'm sure the rollers will make contact first. Glad I saw your ad!! 653572



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These were super easy to install !! They are heavy duty and are providing the protection I was looking for from dragging the rear end over high ground!! I have had zero problems with them and feel much safer with them installed on my coach. 574383



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Have not put on my class c motor home yet . But just from the quality on how they are built I can say they will work well . 100% better then other brands I've purchased and returned .And arrived fast and on time. Great product. 568726



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Great product. 559738



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Bolts aren’t strong enough. I broke both within a week. 559549



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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. 539185



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We went camping over the weekend Got back home neighbor broad package i will install them tomorrow on the motor home. thank you 522876



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Good product great customer service 515493



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VERY fast delivery. 433964



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Perfect for my application. I have an aluminum trailer, so, I will need to make new aluminum angle brackets I can weld to the trailer frame. I do not have any pictures of the install yet. 413083



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The steel rollers installed easily and rolled instead of dragging with our 26' class C. 394903



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Very high quality with rugged construction. Easy installation on my RV which had a tendency to drag the hitch receiver when going in and out of my driveway or transitioning from parking lots to street. No more dragging!! The rollers take the abuse with no trouble. Excellent product! 394169


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Working as expected!

Lynn R - 06/14/2018

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Received the wheels in a timely manner. They were exactly what I wanted and I installed them with no issues. Another satisfactory purchase from etrailer, 381103



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Work Awesome! 376577



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Very heavy duty 365908



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Easy to install. Heavy duty construction. Needed to add the extension kit in order to get the correct height to prevent the trailer hitch from dragging. 309386



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These heavy duty hitch rollers are the answer to avoiding extensive damage to the rear of the motorhome. I like the fact that they have greese zerks. 301968


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Still working flawlessly . Dont have to worry about steep drivways anymore.

Robert J - 10/01/2017

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Service was excellent , everything worked great, does' get any better. 283255



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This has really helped on various diveways and streets, cause our rear overhang is long. Instead of dragging, it rolls nice. 266582



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A replacement for the ones being used presently. Finding on web sight, ordering, timely delivery, installation, all were perfect. Are being used on a Class A motor home, as drag prevention. Perfect. Could not find them on RV sights. Thank you for all your help. Will be spreading the word. 264034



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Great product, Great coustomer service,courteous poeple 178199



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Great service and fast delivery 162746



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Very Heavy Duty...Easy install..Think they will work great! 154314



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These are great people to buy from, I will be back. I placed my order on Tuesday and it was delivered just 2 days later on Thursday and that was using regular delivery. You can't ask for any better than that. Thanks, Steve 99769



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Excellent service, received exactly what I ordered. Installation was easy and great quality products. 85729



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Just what it said it was. Installed in 10 minutes. quick delivery. Thanks etrailer! 75377


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Skid Rollers for a 2013 Palazzo 33.2 Foot Long Motor Home with Rear Engine
  • I spoke with my contact at Ultra-Fab about the Hitch Mounted Steel Rollers, # UF48-979017. Because these rollers are not meant to sustain weight for extended periods of time, they do not have a weight capacity. They can be used with your 2013 Palazzo motor home. For large Class A motor homes with rear engines, skid wheels # UF48-979013 might be a better choice because of the large wheel diameter and because the extend down over 7 inches.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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