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Old 12-11-2020, 12:54 PM   #1
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Blue Ox Fifth Wheel Hitch

Does anyone have a Blue Ox Fifth Wheel Hitch model BRX6200 or BRX7200?
How does it perform?
Are there any issues with quality?
Not many reviews online so just wondering if anyone has personal experience here?
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I had the same question and ended up getting the Hensley trailer saver BD5 because of the reviews. I hope someone chimes in with how they are , seams simple and very light compared to other sliders on the market. I had a 18K demco autoslide, the in bed part was around 170 lbs plus the rails and under bed was about 70 more pounds. That hitch worked well and zero effort to turn 90* backing into a site.
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Old 12-11-2020, 08:06 PM   #3
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I have been a proponent in recommending people take a look at this hitch. It isn't very popular and I have a hard time wondering why as it seems to have a lot of features people want. I know at the outset their marketing and website were not so good; i hope they improved on these. It was even hard to tell the hitch articulated so as to function like a slider. Maybe the price is too high.

I think I have read three reviews over the years and they have all been positive. All stated the hitch was smooth, quiet and easy to hook and unhook. In and out of the truck was reported as easy. One reported the articulation function was particularly easy and took about 45 seconds. A couple commented on the built in lube plate. I hope you get some longer term reports.
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Old 12-12-2020, 11:15 AM   #4
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Blue Ox Fifth Wheel Hitch

Thanks for the input. You're right there are not many reviews about the Blue Ox 5th wheel hitch. I learned (from a RV Dealer) that Blue Ox is discontinuing the Blue Ox Gooseneck hitch and are discontinuing the BRX6200 5th wheel hitch which uses the gooseneck hitch to connect to. They have already stopped making the BRX7200 5th wheel model. I called Blue Ox and they confirmed what the dealer had said. I asked why they are stopping to make the hitches and asked "were they having problems with the design? Are components failing or premature wear out of pivot points etc.?" They told me the hitches did not have any problems of the kind, they function well and wear well. So why are you discontinuing I asked? The guy said the cost of materials and labour to make did not provide the profit margin they needed to continue with the price point they had to sell at to be competitive in the market. After talking with Blue Ox I have now purchased the gooseneck and 5th wheel to install in my truck. I'll keep you posted next spring when we can tow again.
The Hensley hitch looks like a nice hitch but again if you want or need to remove the hitch regularly the Blue Ox is removable in three pieces and makes it light enough for this retiree to handle alone and, still get the easy slide back of the hitch to back up. I currently have the original Highjacker hitch which works extremely well but, weighs 300 lbs plus and requires a hydraulic crane to lift it in and out.
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I don’t have anything to compare it to, but we love ours. Found it to be a great cross between the cushioned hitches and rigid hitches.

Only one trip of about 500 miles, but nothing but satisfaction.
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Old 11-07-2021, 10:54 AM   #6
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Do not buy this is you actually travel! Last spring we traveled from south GA to Washington state for work. Was brand new. Travel there was great. We are a Ford super duty 250 pulling a Keystone raptor 5th wheel. We have the blue ox super ride Bxr7200. But come October it was time to travel home for the winter. About 1/2 way home, the hitch started flipping by itself. Everyone we stopped it would slam forward into the towing position. Every time we accelerated or climbed a hill it would slam backwards into the maneuver position. We babied it home. Called blue ox and they sent a new one and we sent that one back. We installed it. We'll this year, about a month ago, work sent us to up state new York. Again, pulled great on the way up, but yesterday day 2nd of 3 day trip, it started doing same thing!! We again babied it home. This time hubbie wrapped and tightened a ratchet strap and it held it till we got home. We will be calling blue ox Monday morning!
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I have one season with the blue ox hitch. First thing I noticed was the side play allowed the hitch to move back and forth soI installed a spacer plate behind the right base bracket 3/16 thick. No more side play and no slop in the hitch bumping back and forth. The release pin was now also fully seated in the position to hold the hitch in tow position. The hitch worked very well and we towed through the mountains in BC. We have a F-350 and a Titanium 36’ weighing in at about 9000 lbs.
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