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Old 05-18-2016, 11:11 AM   #11
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OK, what is a fifth wheel bed saver??
It's a device that is attached to your hitch that will save the bed of your truck from damage if you don't properly hitch your trailer.
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Old 05-18-2016, 11:38 AM   #12
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Due diligence when hitching is the same as using any type of bed saver that isn't static. If you have to lock in a bar, you might as well just look to see that your hitch is locked in place. If you can't tell if your hitch is locked or not, I would look for a new hitch. I knew if my hitch was locked from the driver's seat. It either was or wasn't, no gray area.


I agree.
Don't need one if you check pin for engagement.
Waste of money imo
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Old 05-18-2016, 11:56 AM   #13
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Due diligence when hitching is the same as using any type of bed saver that isn't static. If you have to lock in a bar, you might as well just look to see that your hitch is locked in place. If you can't tell if your hitch is locked or not, I would look for a new hitch. I knew if my hitch was locked from the driver's seat. It either was or wasn't, no gray area.
I would agree.

I have the Reese Elite and painted the large clamshell jaw and always look to make sure it is fully engaged. Also there is a flag when safety pinning the hitch arm.

I don't understand how a pull test could have the trailer drop? I leave my jacks 1/4 inch off the ground.
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Old 05-18-2016, 11:57 AM   #14
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I didn't know either, Danny.

But they DO appear to be for sale. Google works!

Blue Ox BedSaver Hidden Hitch 18k 5th Wheel - $189.90
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Old 05-18-2016, 11:57 AM   #15
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I agree.
Don't need one if you check pin for engagement.
Waste of money imo
X3 Kind of like pulling wheels every year to check the bearings and mess up the seals ..
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X3 Kind of like pulling wheels every year to check the bearings and mess up the seals ..
And only the penguins are happy when you mess up a seal.
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Old 05-18-2016, 12:03 PM   #17
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I would agree.

I have the Reese Elite and painted the large clamshell jaw and always look to make sure it is fully engaged. Also there is a flag when safety pinning the hitch arm.

I don't understand how a pull test could have the trailer drop? I leave my jacks 1/4 inch off the ground.
Iíve found with the level up system, I canít leave my front landing gear 1/4 inch up as one rises first and then the second. I fear doing a pull test with them down would damage something. I have two very experienced camping friends that both dropped their trailers on their beds in the last 30 days. God help us all!

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I’ve found with the level up system, I can’t leave my front landing gear 1/4 inch up as one rises first and then the second. I fear doing a pull test with them down would damage something. I have two very experienced camping friends that both dropped their trailers on their beds in the last 30 days. God help us all!

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John, if you don't pull forward very far, it apparently doesn't damage anything. You can email me to ask me how I know.

But the B&W is a positive locking. It is or it isn't.
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Iíve found with the level up system, I canít leave my front landing gear 1/4 inch up as one rises first and then the second. I fear doing a pull test with them down would damage something. I have two very experienced camping friends that both dropped their trailers on their beds in the last 30 days. God help us all!

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Very valid point. I have electric landing gear and would have never thought of that. All the more reason to have a hitch that definitely locked correctly.
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Iíve found with the level up system, I canít leave my front landing gear 1/4 inch up as one rises first and then the second. I fear doing a pull test with them down would damage something. I have two very experienced camping friends that both dropped their trailers on their beds in the last 30 days. God help us all!

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Mine front landing gear did that also, but they both came up just enough to let the weight off of them, which is enough for a pull test.
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