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Old 07-31-2014, 12:38 PM   #1
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Blue OX bed saver

Anyone out there using the blue ox bed saver? A safety catch that bolts on behind your 5th wheel hitch to catch the trailer king pin if it should come loose.

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Old 07-31-2014, 12:58 PM   #2
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I'm not, but I know others who are. This is one of 2 options for catching a dropped fifth wheel.

The other is Butch's Fifth Wheel Latch System:
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Both catch the fifth wheel before it is able to hit the truck bed. The Blue Ox is about 5x the cost of Butch's, but the key difference is that the Blue Ox doesn't require any user intervention in order to be activated (i.e. you have to latch it after hitching up for it to be effective) whereas the Blue Ox is always there and always ready to catch a fifth wheel.

It all comes down to what you're trying to protect yourself from- a mechanical failure, go for the Butch's kit (little $$); or a mental failure on your part, go for the Blue Ox (much more $$$$$).
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