Originally Posted by Bob Vaughn
After hitching our 5th wheel over 100 times the inevitable almost happened. The pin latch did not lock correctly and I almost dropped it. So the bed saver is going to be my next investment. It looks like Blue Ox is the only one who makes one.
The Bedsaver or the Butches service product or the product MN Tom shows can catch the pin regardless of the reason the trailer dropped. Either product would have caught your trailers pin.
Any hitch brand or jaw type can be high pinned. I've seen every hitch brand out here that its owners reported truck bed or tailgate damage from some type of drop.
Even the top of the line Pro grades SAF Hollands or the Holland Binkley owners have had their truck beds damaged from a errant trailer. Some just like happened to you.
There are several ways a 5th wheel trailer can fall of the hitch plate and damage the truck other than a high pin or a rare mechanical malfunction.