Trailer Stoppers and Rollers

Revised by BoatUS editors in June 2012

Trailer rollersWorn, cracked trailer stops and rollers may cause dings, dents, and scratches on your boat. Prevent costly repairs to both your trailer and boat by inspecting rollers and stops regularly and replacing damaged pieces. These are readily found and easily replaced unless you have allowed rust to take over.

Many prefer polymer rollers and stops. Although neoprene is less expensive, polymer rollers are longer-lasting, contain UV inhibitors, and, unlike some rubber parts, won't leave black streaks along your boat's hull.

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