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Old 01-14-2016, 04:31 PM   #1
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BD3 just arrived

See what I bought. If you look in the background, you can see my Curt Q20 I am replacing. The BD3 is much larger and heavier built.

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Old 01-14-2016, 07:29 PM   #2
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I've never heard of a BD3, so I looked it up. It's a Hensley Trailer Saver Air Ride Suspension 5th Wheel Hitch.

BD3 Air-Ride 5th Wheel Hitch - Trailer Saver
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Old 01-14-2016, 08:01 PM   #3
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You will love it, great hitch.
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Old 01-14-2016, 11:59 PM   #4
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I 2nd that
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Old 01-15-2016, 08:10 AM   #5
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Funny thing about air hitches, the damage they prevent to the trailer and contents - can't be quantified.
I wish my first hitch was a air hitch because I would of had it for all my trailers and saved money in the long run.
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Old 01-15-2016, 04:23 PM   #6
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Yes that BD3 with adapter plate is one heavy son of a gun! I think somewhere around 240 or 250 lbs. I take mine off in 3 pieces each around 80 or so lbs apiece. Get to try it out come Monday the 18th!
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We have a TSLB2H AIR-RIDE HITCH by Trailersaver on our truck. Its an older model that they still support with parts. Great hitch and company!
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I went with the ET hitch for the Freightliner. ET Senior Hitch | Szmyt ET Products
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I went with the ET hitch for the Freightliner. ET Senior Hitch | Szmyt ET Products
Ah the ultimate, Smokey heard of this one? Henry used to write for trailer life and got tired of junk commercial stuff and decided to build 'the best' and it is.

Bit heavy though
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Ah the ultimate, Smokey heard of this one? Henry used to write for trailer life and got tired of junk commercial stuff and decided to build 'the best' and it is.

Bit heavy though
Takes a REAL truck to just carry it!
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Smokey heard of this one?...
Bit heavy though
Nah, I don't travel in HDT circles.

"Product Description

This hitch is... for HDTs hauling trailers between 18k-33k lbs. ...
Specifications:
•Hitch weight is 735 lbs"


For newbees, an HDT is heavy duty truck, or usually a retired Class 8 semi-tractor that spent the prime of its life as an the front part of an OTR 18-wheeler rig. Peterbilt. Kenworth, Volvo, International Eagle, etc. With proper care and maintenance, those big boys are good for over a million miles. Many are retired with around 800,000 miles or less on the chassis, so they're good for a few more years towing a big 5er RV trailer. And they usually cost a lot less than a smaller tow vehicle. Remove one of the tandem rear axles and you have a reasonable tow vehicle for a large RV trailer.

For those of us with a pickup as our tow vehicle, a 735-pound 5er hitch wouldn't work.
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Henry makes a JR also.
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