View Full Version : Hensley Air Hitch and a Short Bed

03-25-2017, 07:16 AM
Hello everyone! Newb on the site but not to towing and RV'ing. I just purchased a new unit and have always ran the B&W Companion which i have adjusted and never had any clearance issues. With the new DRV Full House I am going to have to get a larger hitch. I'm going to install some standard rails to allow for a 24K Hitch. This all brings me to my question.

Who all has ran the Trailer Saver TS3 with a short bed. I have 2005 Dodge Ram QCSB 3500 SRW that I tow with most of the time.The Full House doesn't have the radius corners like other models and I need some opinions/help/suggestions.

I want an air ride hitch and not really looking into sliders.

03-25-2017, 09:06 AM
I think you may have to much trailer for the truck. I do not know your weights but I think you are way overloaded for the truck. I tow a DRV 36TKSB3 and my 2015 CHevy 3500HD Dually is maxed out on pin weight (4100-4300lbs). I have got to believe that you are way overloaded. My previous truck was a 2005 Dodge 2500 SRW Cummins LWB Crew Cab (only difference between 2500 & 3500 is an additional spring set-up). I looked at the TS3 and AirSafe but my current set-up works well.

03-25-2017, 12:29 PM
Don't think you can get a setup that isn't a slider that will allow you sharp turns/backins.
As scout4eagles said, you are probably overloaded with the FullHouse unit--need to get some weights soon--you are probably also over the capacity of the 2 rear tires.
Pretty sure he is close on his 41-4200lbs pin weight--or more--with your setup.

03-25-2017, 01:44 PM
I'm not worried about the weight due to the fact that I have a new dually at home (Should have noted that). I just want to see if anyone has a similar setup. Wishful thinking hahah

03-25-2017, 04:14 PM
Sorry we got that wrong on the truck. As to the hitch, not a lot of them out there, but it by itself, won't diminish your chances of hitting the cab backing up on a sharp turn.

03-25-2017, 05:35 PM
The Rig and the new truck... But I still love my 05

03-26-2017, 05:53 PM
Have you tried backing yet, to see if it clears?

03-26-2017, 06:34 PM
It's tight!!! Just going to have to settle with a slider. I really wanted the air ride but oh well!

03-26-2017, 07:09 PM
You have a great truck and a beautiful trailer...a slider will settle the nerves when backing, and if its an autoslider, no need to get out and activate the slide.