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Old 04-12-2011, 09:41 AM   #1
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How many have a Blue Ox Bed Saver?

Did a search and did not find much on this.

How many 5th wheel owners have a bed saver, and do you feel they are really worth it? The web sites sales pitch plays on the destruction of a dropped 5th Wheel but how often does that really happen? Has anyone actually seen this happen? I am for building safety around what I do just trying to determine if this is realistic safety or over kill. Are there any 5th wheel hitch failure rate statics anywhere?


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Old 04-12-2011, 01:50 PM   #2
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My hitch is either closed or it's not. After I back into the trailer and before I raise the landing gear I engage the trailer brakes and give it a litte tug with the truck to make sure it's closed. Then I pad lock it. Can't see anyway of it coming unhooked. Honestly, IMO if you drop your trailer it's because you were careless.


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Old 04-12-2011, 02:41 PM   #3
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I have a buddy who dropped his 5th wheel into his truck, and exactly as stated it was because he was being careless, in a rush to get out of camp, thought it was locked and bam, the trailer dropped and smashed the side rails of his bed, along with several hundred dollars of damage to his trailer.

Needless to say, normally he is a very detail oriented person, nearing OCD, so it can happen to anyone if you let your guard down.

I once pulled my pop-up several miles with the trailer just sitting on the ball, I forgot to latch the locking lever, luckily for me and anyone else on the road that day it didn't bounce free. Since then I bought a padlock and it is usually checked at least 3 times before I start driving.
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