Roadmaster Skid Wheels - Hitch Mount - RM-050 Review

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Review of Roadmaster Accessories and Parts RM-050


Today, we're going to review part number RM-050. This is the Roadmaster Rollaway Trailer Hitch Protector. This part will prevent the trailer hitch on your vehicle from digging and dragging on pavement. It is a front-low design which will accommodate many hitches that other rollers will not fit.It is designed for trailer hitches that sit very close to the ground. It has a solid heavy-duty steel roller. When installed on your hitch receiver, this will work with or without a ball mount or a hitch accessory inserted into your hitch.

It does include the pin and the clip. A basic I want to give you an example of how this would insert into a trailer hitchI have an example here. This is a two-inch hitch receiver. Now, this rollaway part is designed for a hitch receiver that has a distance of 2 7/16 between the center of the hitch pinhole and the end of the face of your hitch receiver. At this distance, the support bar, which is right in here and on the bottom, will hold the rollaway tightly in place and level to the hitch receiver.

Now, if this distance on your hitch receiver is less than 2 7/16, there will be a gap between this bar and the hitch. If that gap is less than 1/8 of an inch, it will still work fine. Now, if that gap is more than 1/8 of an inch, you would have to weld shims onto to this or onto the hitch receiver to make it fit properly.What happens here is this would slide onto the front of your trailer hitch. As you can see, the hitch would lay into those support arms that are on there. If I run the pin through here, and as you can see how it lines up and lays in that support arm, this gap here, if there was ...

if that gap is more than 1/8 of an inch, you would have to weld shims on here to make it work correctly. If it's less than 1/8 of an inch, it would work fine. This part does come with the installation instructions which would pretty much mention all that I just talk to you about. That should do it for our review on part number RM-050.


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Brian Palmer 02/13/2014

I received my Rollaway from you today and I had a question. Should I be able to turn the roller by hand? It appears to be locked the place. Thanks Brian 2807

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It should be turnable by hand, it could be that yours was overtightened a bit at the factory. Just use a wrench and socket to back the lock nut off a bit. 2049

-- Patrick B - 02/14/2014



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