Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-17-2016, 05:04 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
MrNiceGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 231
Bedsaver for Fifth Wheel Hitch

I contacted three different local dealers as well as Blue Ox trying to purchase a bedsaver for my Reese Round Tube Slider hitch. I've been told by Blue Ox that they are discontinuing the bedsavers due to lack of sales. Does anyone have an alternative to using the Blue Ox bedsaver?

Sent from my KFASWI using Tapatalk
__________________

__________________
2015 Crusader 315RST
2011 Silverado 2500HD
MrNiceGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2016, 10:46 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 112
Check with Old Coot or Turns. They stay "in the know" about such things.
__________________

__________________
dkelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2016, 10:47 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 112
Turbs
__________________
dkelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2016, 11:21 PM   #4
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,337
Make your own!
Old coot has pictures somewhere of one he made.
If not pm him he'll be more then happy to show you.



2008 2500hd Duramax
2015 Columbus 320RS
2016 nights camped "5"
2015 nights camped "34"
__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2016, 12:11 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 7
Alternative to Blue Ox bed saver

Search the Forum for "Butch's 5th Wheel Latch Kit" Herk did a review. Easy install and cost is about $50.00 as I recall.
__________________

2008 F 250 6.4 PSD 4x4 Pullrite 15K
2013 Crusader 325RES
cascade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2016, 10:02 AM   #6
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 14,762
cascade has it right- Butch's 5th Wheel Latch Kit is about the only alternative. Though, it's nothing like the Blue Ox in design or principal other than it possibly catches a dropped 5th wheel.
__________________
2012 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling an early 2013 Sabre 36QBOK
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2016, 10:13 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Iwannacamp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 4,360
Quote:
Originally Posted by cascade View Post
Search the Forum for "Butch's 5th Wheel Latch Kit" Herk did a review. Easy install and cost is about $50.00 as I recall.
I have this...never used it(thank goodness). I am not sure what all they fit. The website will tell.
__________________
2017 Puma 297RLSS
2005 Ram 2500 4X4 diesel
Our new 5er 10-26-16
Iwannacamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2016, 10:27 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Jim34RL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Oswego il
Posts: 1,192
Quote:
Originally Posted by Silverado2500HD View Post
I contacted three different local dealers as well as Blue Ox trying to purchase a bedsaver for my Reese Round Tube Slider hitch. I've been told by Blue Ox that they are discontinuing the bedsavers due to lack of sales. Does anyone have an alternative to using the Blue Ox bedsaver?

Sent from my KFASWI using Tapatalk
I feel sorry for you as I will not tow without one, I have had mine since 2008 on my Reese slider hitch. I was telling a neighbor about my "Bedsaver" after he complained he had damaged his trailer and truck bed after high hitching and doing a pull test when the trailer separated from the hitch. I told him to contact Blue OX to see if one is available for a PULL Right hitch? I guess I know the answer now.
__________________
Jim W.
2016 34RL CC; 2008 Ram Mega Cab 2500HD, 6.7L, 68RFE 6 speed, 4X4, Smarty S67, TDR 112K+miles
Jim34RL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2016, 10:48 AM   #9
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
AquaMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tipp City, OH
Posts: 6,477
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.
__________________
2016 Georgetown 364TS
Nights Camped 2017 - 49
AquaMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2016, 10:57 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
W5CI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Carlisle, Arkansas
Posts: 840
OK, what is a fifth wheel bed saver??
__________________

__________________
Cedar Creek 30RLBS/TrailAir Hitch/ MORryde 7K IS/Disc Brakes/ PI PT-50 EMS/ RV Flex Armor Roof
2015 RAM 3500 DRW 6.7 Cummins 3.42/ Garmin 760RV
40 Gal TransferFlow fuel tank/ TST 507
Amateur Radio W5CI 2016 Days Camping 50
2017 Days Camping 77
W5CI is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bed, beds, fifth wheel, hitch, wheel

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:48 AM.