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Old 07-03-2007, 02:08 PM   #1
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I have read a lot of info about the bed saver and it seems like a fantastic safety feature to have in case you drop your fifth wheel, however my question is that does it "save" or "catch" the trailer if it was to somehow come loose from the hitch while you are driving down the road???
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I have read a lot of info about the bed saver and it seems like a fantastic safety feature to have in case you drop your fifth wheel, however my question is that does it "save" or "catch" the trailer if it was to somehow come loose from the hitch while you are driving down the road???
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Old 07-03-2007, 03:29 PM   #3
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I think it'd catch the pin in the safety cradle if the trailer came loose from the hitch. But, I'm not sure what would happen if you hit the brakes hard after the cradle caught it, which would be a natural 'knee jerk' reaction. It might jump back out and separate from the truck in that scenario.

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Old 07-13-2007, 12:07 PM   #4
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any thing is possible..but having one installed on my hitch, i think it will do just fine...happy camping...joncar...
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:29 PM   #5
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Just don't wait too long to install your bedsaver! I dropped my 5th wheel on my truck some 10 years ago and they had to replace the entire bed. A couple of years later my friend did the same. This was pre-bed saver years. We recently got a newer & heavier 5th wheel & I was going to get a heavier duty hitch that was compatible with the bed saver unit. Kept putting off getting the hitch, therefore no bed saver, until about 3 weeks ago when I was distracted (as it usually happens) & when I came back to what I was doing I pulled out & bam! I had pulled the unlocking latch without remembering. I now have a new hitch in a damaged truck bed, and the bed saver is due here this week. Now when the new bed is installed I will have everything in place that I should have gotten a couple months ago. When you think you are in control & know what you are doing something like this sets you back on your heels a bit. Oh well, the barn door is closed now that the horse is out.
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:14 AM   #6
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I attended the 2006 iRV2 rally in Sieverville, TN. Talked to the Blue-Ox reps about this product. Ordered one from RVUpgrades before leaving the rally. It was on my porch when I got home. For the venders who read these forums; you can make a sale at one of our rallies.

Anyway. It will catch the 5er if it releases from the hitch unexpectedly. What happens if I were to back up; I don't know. Hope I never find out either. The catch area on the unit is close enough to the hitch that if/when you did hit the brakes, there doesn't appear to be enough room for the trailer to move forward allowing the kingpin to drop any further.

Blue-Ox says it will hold my trailer (16,200#) and I hope so. It mounts directly to the hitch (I have a Reese 22K) and sits about 3" below the kingpin height needed to hitch-up and maybe 4-5" behind the hitch. It was very easy to install. Make sure you use a torque wrench to properly install it. Took me all of 1/2 hour to install.

For the price and the peace of mind, I recommend it.
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Old 07-23-2007, 08:44 PM   #7
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To add to what K-Star posted; Blue-Ox now makes a bed-saver that replaces the 5th wheel plate atop your present hitch. The catch is made into the plate itself. Check out the Blue-Ox website or RVupgrades.com.
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