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TrailerSaver BD5-F Air Ride Hitch-Ford OEM

Original price $3,295.00 - Original price $3,295.00
Original price
$3,295.00
$3,295.00 - $3,295.00
Current price $3,295.00

The BD5-F Air-Ride hitch fitch factory installed Ford OEM 5th wheel prep system. Has 28,000 lb. Gross trailer weight, 5,000 lb pin weight, and heavy-duty 4-way pivoting hitch head with safety lock.

The TrailerSaver hitch comes fully assembled. For freight or business shipping within the contiguous United States, there is a flat fee of $240. After your purchase, a specialist will call to confirm the terminal location. Learn more about our shipping options.

Have questions? Click the button to fill out the form to learn more or call us at 800-410-6580.

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As low as $235 month - 90 days same as cash! Call our towing specialists for more details.

The BD5-F Air-Ride hitch fitch factory installed Ford OEM 5th wheel prep system. Has 28,000 lb. Gross trailer weight, 5,000 lb pin weight, and heavy-duty 4-way pivoting hitch head with safety lock.

Made in the USA with the highest quality steel and stringent manufacturing guidelines, TrailerSaver air-ride suspension hitches are guaranteed to provide you with the smoothest ride available on the road today. Don’t settle for anything less than TrailerSaver.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • 28,000 lb. Gross Trailer Weight
  • 5,000 lb. Pin Weight
  • Fits factory-installed Ford OEM 5th wheel prep system
  • Heavy Duty 4-way pivoting hitch head with safety lock
  • Hitch Head Assembly: 32k with 1-1/8 Jaws
  • Operating Height 17 1/2" - 20 1/2"
  • Gross Towing Weight:  28,000lbs
  • Gross Pin Weight: 5,000lbs
  • Dimensions: 18"x32"x19"
  • Front of Hitch to Kingpin: 9"
  • Air Spring Manufacturer: Air Lift Co./Goodyear
  • Safety Stops: Top and Bottom
  • Push On Air Line Fittings: Yes
  • Lubrication fittings: Yes
  • Air System Control & Gauges: Optional
  • Gooseneck Adaptors: No
  • Powder Coat Paint: Yes
  • 4-Way Head Movement: Yes
  • Shipped Direct (or to a shipping facility near you) Fully Assembled
  • Shipping Weight: 300 lbs
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
  • 30-Day Money Back Guarantee

Worried about frame flex?  

The TrailerSaver hitch connects to whatever kingpin the manufacturer installed and therefore does not put undue stresses on the pin box or frame, because the trailer pivots at the location it was intended.  Read more here

Product Manuals and Videos

TrailerSaver BD5 Manual

Customer Review

Isn’t an air-ride pinbox just as effective as a TrailerSaver hitch?

Although an air-ride pinbox will offer some cushioning effect on the trailer, other more pronounced effects such as chucking will be amplified, particularly during starts and stops.

In addition to performance you must consider how long you might own the existing 5th wheel as the air-ride pinbox must match the hole-pattern of your existing trailer and are usually non-transferable to a different trailer.

Why not just get an air-ride suspension instead?

An air-ride suspension is fantastic for keeping your rig level and for maintaining a constant drive line angle; however, the air suspension actually increases the stiffness of the suspension at the point of connection between the trailer and truck. With less give at the point of connection, the road stress that leads to trailer damage is increased making the need for the TrailerSaver that much greater.

Is an anti-chucking pinbox attachment compatible with the TrailerSaver?

Many of the popular anti-chucking pinbox attachments are compatible with the TrailerSaver, however, many have found they don’t need such attachments as the TrailerSaver eliminates all fore and aft chucking without such devices.

With the weight of the TrailerSaver TS3, how could I possibly get this out of my truck?

Although some people have access to an engine hoist, cherry picker, or tractor to lift the hitch out of the bed, many do not. The easiest way to remove the TS3 is to simply detach all 4 detent pins from the hitch rails, raise the trailer jacks, and allow the TS3 to stay attached to the pin of the trailer.

Is an air-ride hitch with 4 airbags better than a TrailerSaver?

Many hitch systems offer unique towing properties and the TrailerSaver design is the result of many years of towing experience, testing, and real world use. A four airbag hitch is designed to allow the hitch head to move on the airbags in any direction based on articulation from the trailer itself. The result of such erratic and continuous motion results in a feeling of instability as well as increased chucking and surging forces form the trailer on the truck. In addition to the movement from the trailer, the 4 airbag hitch must support 100% of the pin weight, reducing the effectiveness of any potential cushion effect from the air springs.

If I am on a trip and lose all air pressure will I be stranded?

The TrailerSaver is designed to effectively tow with or without air pressure. If you happen to loose air-pressure, just continue to tow and you are in no danger of compromising the hitch or your trailer. When you arrive at a destination simply contact Hensley Mfg. and our friendly tech support department will assist you with correcting the problem and if necessary ship any replacement parts you may need.

Why should I spend this much money on a product I have not seen in person?

The TrailerSaver is represented at retail locations across the U.S. and Canada; however, most of our sales are factory direct. Factory direct purchases are backed by an unconditional money back guarantee and in most states is sales-tax free. With TrailerSaver products on the shelf and ready to ship at any time, most customers receive their hitch in 3 days or less.

Do I need a certified dealer to install my TrailerSaver?

Because TrailerSaver hitches are designed to mount either into industry standard rails or factory OEM underbed mounts, most customers simply need to place the hitch into mounts already installed in the bed of the truck eliminating the need for dealer installation. The bolt-down hitches for medium duty trucks are often installed by individuals or any professional hitch installer. With our simple and well written installation manual most hitch installers find installation of a TrailerSaver very easy compared with other products.

Worried about frame flex?  

The TrailerSaver hitch connects to whatever kingpin the manufacturer installed and therefore does not put undue stresses on the pin box or frame, because the trailer pivots at the location it was intended.  Read more here

Do you offer slider hitches?
We don’t offer any slider hitches. Our hitches are compatible with sidewinder pin box.

Have questions? Click the button to fill out the form to learn more or call us at 800-410-6580.

Customer Reviews

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Calmargarita
Alaska torture trip

Hi Aaron.
We just got back home after pulling our 44’ 5er around Alaska and Yukon. We knew going in that the roads would be rough and that’s why we purchased the BD5F.
I’m 100% sure that some of the bumps we hit even at slower speeds would have done damage both inside and to the pin box area. Not with the Hensley Trailer Saver, though. All is intact and fine. Best invention next to round wheels!

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Customer
Smooth Ride under All Conditions

My BD5 is going on 5 years old and is just as good today as it was when installed new. NO body crack issues or frame issues with my 5th wheel camper... My F350 and 42’ Pinnacle float like they are on air on any type of road surface, because they are! I spent lots of hard-earned money on a camper, why not but a great hitch for towing your rig? Love my BD5
Thanks, TRAILER SAVER!

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Brett G.
Road trip 2024 ready

Installed and ready to test it out

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Larry M.
Bought with Grand Design

We've had a BD5 since we bought our Grand Design fifth wheel in 2022. I’ve mentioned several times on the MyGrandRV forum that it is THE single “upgrade” that I would never want to do without. Even tho the Goosebox has some cushioning, the lever arm against the front beam is much longer than the stock pin box. The fixed fifth wheel hitches, while not increasing the lever arm, translate all the road shock right to the frame. I’m glad I found you guys back when I did my search for a hitch!!

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Chris P.
Excellent!!

I researched 5th wheel hitches to death. Decided on this one and I am so happy with it. Butter smooth ride and easy to hookup to. Well worth the money!

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