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Fifth Wheel Hitch Installation - 2015 Ram 3500

Today on our 2015 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Crew Cab we're going to be installing the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package vehicles, rated for 25,000 pounds, part number BWRVK3600. There's a handle on each side that has the black rubber piece on it. As you lift up, that's what releases it so that when you set it down on, it catches and locks it in place. You'll then need to take the pin, go back through, put your clip in. You need to do that for both sides. Now the head can pivot forward and backwards. Now that we have the head attached, to release the jaws so that you can hook up your camper or trailer, you remove the pin.



B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Ram 3500

Today on this 2011 Dodge Ram pickup 3500 series crew cab we're going to install part number BWRVK3500-5W. We want to make sure we remove the gooseneck ball. At this point we can go ahead and start working with our 5th wheel companion hitch. We're going to start off our hitch partially assembled already. So we see an extra set of hands to help hold it and put it into the bed of the truck and then we'll go ahead and put it into our hitch. Initially in place, we want to make sure that our pads are in the truck of the bed itself. Tighten down the hardware to secure our pads. We're lucky our bolts actually got a little bit of bind so we can just tighten them down from the top.





Ram 3500 Fifth Wheel Questions and Answers


  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2015 Ram 2500 Short Bed with Factory Prep Package
  • For a 5th wheel hitch that fits directly into the factory 5th wheel prep package in your 2015 Ram 3500 you will need B&W hitch # BWRVK3600. Or you can use Reese hitch # RP30160. Since neither of these hitches are sliders you would want to add a Sidewinder pin box to the trailer to be able to make tight turns. Sidewinders only fit specific pin boxes so I would need to know the manufacturer and model of the pin box itself to determine if there is one that will fit. This information is...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2013 Dodge Ram 3500 Dual Rear Wheel Pickup
  • If your 2013 Ram 3500 has an 8-foot bed with the Factory Rail Kit you can use one of the three 5th wheel hitches shown on the link provided. All are rated for 20K and all require use of the Reese Rail Kit Mounting Adapter, part # RP30154, in order to work with the RAM OEM under-bed rail kit. Please note that none of these hitches can be used in trucks with a flare-side or step-side bed. The three hitches differ in their features. The ProSeries # PS30119 is a good entry-level hitch that...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch and Installation Kit for a 2013 Ram 3500
  • I have a solution that will allow you to pull a fifth wheel trailer with your 2013 Ram 3500, however, it appears that Pullrite does not have an installation kit that will fit the 2013 Ram 3500 for the SuperGlide hitch at this time. There has been quite a controversy over the 2013 Ram OEM fifth wheel packages because it was released before there were any compatible fifth wheel hitches or adapters available. Dodge also changed the design of the 2013 Ram trucks which required changes to aftermarket...
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  • Recommendation to Lock the Head of B&W Companion Hitch to Base on 2014 Ram
  • I spoke with my contact at B&W and they do not have a specific locking pin for the head on the Companion hitch # BWRVK3600. So there are some options. You could replace one of the pins with Kuat lock # KUATLOCK. It is a 5/16 inch diameter so it would fit loose in the 3/8 hole. The span of the pin is 3-1/2 inches. Or another option my contact suggested was to use a cable lock such as # 8428DPS. I do not recommend using the lock or the cable while towing the trailer though. Use the...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation For 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 With Factory Tow Package
  • For your 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 With the 8 ft bed and the factory tow package in place, we have a few fifth wheel hitches, but we do not offer a 30,000 lb hitch. The fifth wheel hitch with the highest weight capacity we offer is the B&W Companion, part # BWRVK3600. This is a 25,000 lb hitch that has dual jaws, and has a hitch height of 17-1/2 to 19-1/2 inches. This hitch has a very simple installation by just dropping into the pucks installed in the bed of your truck. I have attached...
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for 2015 Ram 3500 Dually Without Factory Puck System
  • For your 2014 Ram 3500 dually with 8-foot bed and without the factory puck system you can use one of the custom-fit installation kits compatible with dually trucks shown on the linked page, such as the Reese # RP56010-53. This kit includes under-bed brackets, installation hardware and industry-standard base rails that will work with hitches from Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese and Valley. For reference I have linked an article with helpful tips for 5th wheel installation.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for 2015 Ram 3500 Dually and Reese Hitch
  • As far as fits go the situation was that on Curt kit # C16426-204 they had excluded dually models. But we have installed this kit on a dually model and have been told by Curt recently that it will fit. So if your 2015 Ram 3500 does not have the factory prep package for a 5th wheel hitch, you should be able to use this Curt kit. And your Reese hitch will fit it. But I can tell you that Reese installation kit, # RP50085-58, will fit dually models for sure and your hitch will fit this installation...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Compatibility with 2014 Ram 3500 Dually with 8-Foot Bed and Factory Rail Kit
  • Installation of a ProSeries 5th Wheel Hitch like the referenced # PS30093 in your 2014 Ram 3500 Dually with 8-foot bed and factory rail kit will require in addition to the hitch itself only the Rail Adapter # RP30154. The rail adapter fits into the factory pucks in the bed and provides the equivalent of industry-standard base rails to accept the legs of the hitch. Please refer to the linked videos on the hitch and adapter. Since your truck has the factory rail system it does not require...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches for 2015 Ram 3500 Long Bed with Factory Prep Package
  • There are a few 5th wheel hitches that will fit directly in the 5th wheel prep package on your 2015 Ram 3500 but # RP30143 is not one of them. For a direct fit Reese hitch you can use # RP30160, rated for 20,000 pounds. For a direct fit Curt hitch you have several options: For a 16K with slide-bar jaw use # C16515-16021 For 16K with more secure double jaw and cushioned head use # C16520-16021 For a 20K with double jaw and cushioned head use # C16530-16021 For a 24K with double...
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  • 20K Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2014 Ram 3500 with Factory 5th Wheel Prep Package
  • There are no slider hitches that fit directly into the factory 5th wheel prep package for your 2014 Ram 3500. What you can do though is use # RP30154 and then a slider hitch in it, # PS30121. This will get you under the dealers price. I have included a couple of video reviews of these parts for you.
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  • 5th Wheel Sliding Hitch Recommendation for 2015 Ram 3500 6-Foot Bed with Factory Rail Kit
  • First, nice new truck! I hope you enjoy your road trips. We do not offer any auto-slider 5th wheel hitches but we do have many standard sliding hitch options from Pro Series, Reese and B&W. Even better, since your truck has the factory prep package you have the option to use a fixed hitch like B&W # BWRVK3600 along with a Sidewinder replacement pin box. This hitch fits right into your factory pucks. This type of set-up provides much better turning clearance than any slider. This is the...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2014 Ram 3500 Long Bed with Factory 5th Wheel Prep Package
  • The B and W Companion hitch # BWRVK3600 will fit directly in the pucks in your 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 with factory prep package. No additional parts are needed, no adapter, and no other installation kit. All you need is the hitch. Once installed and with the mounting hardware on the hitch in the locked position this is going to be one of the most secure 5th wheel hitches available.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2013 Ram 3500 with OEM Factory 5th Wheel Prep Package
  • The first thing to consider is whether or not an aftermarket gooseneck trailer hitch is compatible with the OEM underbed 5th wheel package on your 2013 Ram 3500. I know that there are currently no 5th wheel hitches that fit directly into the Dodge OEM prep package and to install an aftermarket gooseneck you will most likely have to remove the underbed brackets for the 5th wheel prep package so they will not interfere with the gooseneck brackets. There is more than one B and W companion...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2014 Ram 3500 with Factory Prep Package
  • You can use Reese 5th wheel trailer hitch # RP30081 with the adapter for the Ram OEM prep package, # RP30154. The adapter will except 5th wheel trailer hitches that fit in industry standard above the bed rails. It is possible that if the truck is raised beyond stock there could be issues with being able to tow the trailer level. Both the hitch head and the trailer pin box can be adjusted up and down though and in most cases that is enough adjustability to tow the trailer level. In...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2015 Ram 3500 Laramie Longhorn with Factory Prep Package
  • The Reese Titan 20 (formerly known as the R20) is not a direct fit for the 2015 Ram 3500 with OEM prep package. But there are hitches that are a direct fit. You can use B&W hitch # BWRVK3600. If you have a short bed truck though you will also need to use a Sidewinder on the trailer to have enough clearance to make turns without hitting the truck and trailer together. Sidewinders only fit certain trailer pin boxes. To determine if there is a Sidewinder that will fit your trailer, find...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Kit Options for 2014 Ram 3500 with or without OEM Prep Package
  • First a quick note on the air suspension package from Dodge: There are no aftermarket 5th wheel installation kits that will fit with the air suspension. If you want the air suspension and you can get both it and the 5th wheel prep package from the factory then that is currently the only way you can have both. Flipping trailer axles is never a good idea. Axles have a bow in them so that the center of the axle points up. The weight of the trailer straightens out the axle. That is partially...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Ram 3500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • Although B & W and Curt are both great companies that produce quality products, when it comes to a fifth wheel hitch for your 2014 Ram 3500 with the factory rail kit, I recommend going with one of our Curt Q-Series fifth-wheel hitches. This series features a 360 degree pivoting head to make hitching on uneven surfaces much easier and are also equipped with a built-in cushion to help absorb road shock. The Q-Series hitch is offered in three different weight capacities: 16,000 LB Part...
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  • Will B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch Fit a 2015 Ram 3500 with Toolbox/Fuel Tank Behind Cab
  • On the B&W 5th wheel trailer hitch # BWRVK3600 for Ram trucks that have the OEM prep package, the jaw release handle will not extend further back that the forward pucks in the truck bed. The head is attached to supports that can be positioned in such a way as to increase the distance between the head and the back of the truck cab and is further illustrated in the instructions I have linked for you. This adjustment is designed to give you more clearance when towing but would also work...
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  • Reese OEM 5th Wheel RAM 5th Wheel Hitch Recommend for a 2014 Ram 3500 with Hitch Prep
  • The hitch prep package of your 2014 Ram 3500 long bed is spaced out much further than the standard Reese Elite hitches will fit like the part # RP30142 that you referenced. For a very similar hitch that is confirmed to fit your truck's hitch prep package you would want the Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch part # RP30160. As you can see from the product pictures the legs are much wider than the # RP30142. I attached a review video for you to check out for this hitch.
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  • 5th Wheel Towing with 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 HD 8-ft Bed That Has 20-Inch Wheels
  • A truck that is lifted above standard height - either by a suspension lift kit or by use of larger diameter wheels - will make 5th wheel towing more difficult. This height increase reduces clearance between the 5th wheel overhang and the truck's bed rails and/or tailgate. The linked diagram shows you the recommended minimum clearances between a truck and trailer. I checked the Grand Design website's specs for the pin height of the 320X but this information is not provided. You will want...
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  • Can Dodge Trucks with Ram Boxes Tow a Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • The problem with the Ram Box is that is that it puts the rails of the bed too close together and it causes interference with the pin box of the trailer around corners. We have heard several customers say that with a Sidewinder pin box they were able to tow a fifth wheel trailer with a truck with a Ram Box. Sidewinders move the pivot point higher so the Ram Box wouldn't interfere. The only problem is that Sidewinder hasn't officially said that you can use a Sidewinder with a truck...
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  • Gooseneck Hitch and Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Ram 3500
  • Since you have the hitch prep package on your 2014 Ram 3500 all you would need to install a gooseneck hitch would be the Reese Gooseneck kit part # RP30140. For a B and W Companion Hitch that is designed to work with your hitch prep package you would want the B and W Hitch part # BWRVK3600.
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  • Fifth Wheel Options for a 2013 Ram 3500HD with Factory 5th Wheel Prep
  • The only option we have for 2013 Ram 3500hd trucks with the hitch prep package at this point is to first use a Reese Rail Kit Mounting Adapter # RP30154. This will allow a standard fifth wheel hitch to be installed in your truck. Since you have a short bed truck you are going to need to get a hitch with a slider. For that I recommend the Reese 16k Slider Hitch # RP30075. This hitch has a round tube slider which operates much smoother than a square tube slider and has a 2-jaw locking...
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  • Automatic Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Ram 3500 Diesel
  • I have an automatic sliding hitch for you, but we are not a dealer for Pullrite products, so we do not offer the SuperGlide hitches. Instead, I recommend looking at the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th wheel hitch, # DM8550034. This is an automatic sliding hitch just like the SuperGlide hitch, but it has a few advantages over the SuperGlide. If your Montana 3100RL has a standard pin box, you do not need to weld a capture plate to the underside of the pin box, which is required for the SuperGlide....
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for 2015 Ram 3500 Short Bed with Factory Rails
  • The Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # RP30143, which you referenced, is not listed as a fit for the 2015 Ram 3500 short bed. Also with a short bed truck we recommend using a slider so that you have clearance to make tight turns. One option you have is to keep the Elite Series 5th Wheel hitch head and put it on the cross beam, part # 58293. To turn this part into a slider you could then use # RP30048. Or for a fixed hitch use legs # RP30727. Then you can use the hitch in...
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  • Will Reese Titan 20K Hitch Work With # RP30092 Slider On 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 Short Bed Pickup
  • I spoke with my contact at Cequent about a fifth wheel system for your 2013 Dodge Ram 3500 with the factory tow system. If you wish to use the Pro Series Fifth Wheel Slider w/ Rollers, part # RP30092, the Reese R20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # RP30867 hitch will not work due to the mounting bolts. I do have an option for you. The Reese Replacement Double Pivot 20K Head and Head Support, part # 30118 will work with your # RP30092. The holes are slotted on the # 30118 and will allow...
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  • Sidewinder Recommendation for a 2013 Ram 3500 Short Bed Towing 2008 Raptor Toy Hauler
  • Your trailer must have a very wide nose and a non-extended pin box. But with that said a 6 foot bed is the longest bed length that a slider hitch can typically work with so I could see how there might be some clearance issues. I wouldn't expect that you couldn't even make slight turns, but anything is possible if you have a very wide trailer. I can't safely recommend you tow your trailer around with the slider in the rearmost position. This will cause traction problem for the front wheels...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Comparison Reese 16k 30047 Vs. Curt Q16
  • Based on our experiences here I would recommend the Reese 16k hitch part # RP30047 over the Curt hitch part # C16120 that you referenced. The Reese hitch seems to be a bit more reliable and the Curt Q series comes back more often with damage around the jaws of the hitch. Both hitches will work great, but since the Reese is a bit lighter and tends to have fewer issues I would recommend that route for you. This hitch would work well with the Mopar Adapter part # RP30154 that you referenced.
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  • How Much Clearance is Required between Truck Cab and Trailer to Safely Make 90 Degree Turn
  • To safely execute a 90 degree turn you want at least 4 inches of clearance between the truck cab and trailer. The head of the # BWRVK3400-5W is adjustable from front to back so you may be able to adjust it back a little bit for better clearance while pulling out of your driveway. Otherwise you will need to slide the hitch back in the bed of your truck to make the turn. The reason for needing 4 inches is because if the turn your making has an elevation change the added clearance will...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Ram 3500 with Hitch Prep Package
  • If you have an 8 foot bed you have a couple options for a hitch that will fit in the factory hitch prep package of your 2014 Ram 3500. You could get the Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch for Ram Hitch Prep part # C16530-16021. Or you could get the B and W Fifth Wheel For Ram Hitch Prep part # BWRVK3600. Both hitches have 2 piece jaws that would provide excellent hitch to kin pin contact for minimal chucking, so for the price I would go with the Curt. If you have a 6 foot bed you will need a...
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2015 Ram 3500 with Factory Hitch Prep Package
  • I would go with the B and W Companion hitch part # BWRVK3600 over the Curt Hitch part # C16530-16021. The Comapion series of fifth wheel hitches is often regarded as the nicest fifth wheel hitch around. Many people swear by them. Because of that I would recommend it for you. The Curt height range is 13-17 inches, and the Companion is 17-19. The only reason I would go with the Curt would be if the height of the Companion is too high. I attached an install video for the Companion for...
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  • Compatibility of the Curt Q24 Hitch on a 2013 Dodge RAM 3500 Dually Megacab
  • Yes, the Curt Q24 Fifth Wheel Hitch part # C16245 that you referenced will work in your 2013 Ram 3500. You will first need a rail kit though. For that you would want the Curt Fifth Wheel Rail Kit part # C16426-204. I confirmed the compatibility of these products on your vehicle with Curt as well.
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  • Slider Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Ram 3500 Short Bed
  • In order to fit a slider hitch into the hitch prep package of a 2013-2015 Ram 3500 you will first need to get the adapter kit part # RP30154. This will fit in the hitch prep pucks and will let you install a slider hitch designed to fit industry standard rails like the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider # RP30083. This hitch has a great jaw design that will provide excellent king pin contact to provide a smooth, quiet towing experience. It also features a round tube slider...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2015 Ram 3500 Dually Short Bed and 19,000 Pound 5th Wheel Trailer
  • A 2015 Ram 3500 dually; now that's a truck! I will be happy to help you out with selecting a 5th wheel trailer hitch. First, if the truck has the factory 5th wheel prep package with the 4 pucks in the bed then you could use a B&W Companion hitch, # BWRVK3600, with a Sidewinder. But there are a couple of things to consider for this set up. First, Sidewinders only fit certain pin boxes. I would need to know the manufacturer and model number of the pin box. This information should be on...
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  • Will Curt Q24 Slider 5th Wheel Hitch Fit Reese Adapter for 2014 Ram 2500 with Factory Prep Package
  • No, the Curt Q24 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16546 will not fit the Reese adapter, # RP30154, for your 2014 Ram 2500 with the factory prep package. The highest capacity slider hitch that is compatible with the adapter is the Reese R20, # RP30870. When using the heavy duty anchors the adapter is rated for 25,000 pounds. But you will be limited to either 20,000 pounds for the hitch, or the vehicle towing capacity as stated in the manual, whichever is lowest. For a 25K hitch that will...
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  • Short or Long Bed 2015 Ram 3500 Recommendation for Towing a Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • If the main purpose of the truck will be for towing the fifth wheel trailer I would strongly recommend the long bed. Short bed trucks require the use of slider hitches when towing fifth wheel trailers so that they have enough clearance to make sharp turns. While this is a viable option that many people go with, it also requires you to get out of your truck and slide the hitch back or forward every time you enter or leave a parking lot. It's not the end of the world, but it can be a hassle....
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  • Will Reese Titan 16K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30869 Fit 2015 Ram 3500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • The Reese Titan 16K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30869 fits all industry-standard 5th wheel base rails from makers like Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Pro Series, Reese and Valley. To install this hitch in your 2015 Ram 3500 with 8-foot bed and the Ram factory rail kit you'll need to use the Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter # RP30154. This adapter drops into your factory rail kit and provides the equivalent of standard above bed rails that will accept the hitch.
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  • B&W Companion Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 RAM 3500 Dually
  • You may have the tow package on your 2014 Ram 2500, but if you do not have the pucks visible in the bed of your truck you do not have the hitch prep package needed to install the # BWRVK3600 but I do have a solution for you. You would want to install the B and W rail kit part # BWGNRK1314-5W that also doubles as a gooseneck hitch, and then use the Companion Hitch part # BWRVK3500-5W. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. When this hitch setup is installed in...
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  • Long or Short Bed 2014 Ram 3500 with Hitch Prep for 5th Wheel Towing with Companion Hitch
  • On a bed that is shorter than 8 feet long you want to either use a slider hitch to allow you to make 90 degree turns or use a Sidewinder pin box replacement on the trailer. If you have a short bed 2014 Ram with underbed rails your best option to provide the best possible towing experience would be to get the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # BWRVK3600 and then replace the pin box on your trailer with a Sidewinder. Sidewinders are pin box specific so in order...
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  • What is the Optimum Towing Level for a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Being 1.2 inches high on your fifth wheel trailer should be just fine. Typically being within a couple inches of level will work just fine. Obviously being perfectly level is absolutely ideal, but in your situation you are close enough and would not have any issues. When a trailer is too high usually tracking or sway problems can occur, but it would have to be a higher than where your trailer is sitting.
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  • Comparing The Ride Of Ram 2500 HD Versus 3500 HD For Towing And When Not Towing
  • The ride on the Ram 2500 HD will be more comfortable than the ride of the 3500 HD due to the coil suspension on the 2500 versus the leaf spring suspension on the 3500. With that being said, you will have more squat with the 2500 when the trailer is hooked up. You can put an aftermarket air bag system on the truck and deflate it to a minimal level when not towing to get a more comfortable ride. You could then inflate it to help when the truck is placed under a heavier load such as when...
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  • Difficulty Operating Jaws on Reese R16 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Some Reese R16 5th wheel hitches may have a problem with the jaws being hard to operate, as you describe, due to excess Loctite applied to the jaw bolt. Please take a look at the linked article that describes the process for removing the excess Loctite.
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  • Reese Mopar Hitch Prep Package Adapter Recommendation for a 2014 Ram 3500 with Husky 16k Hitch
  • The adapter you need is the Reese Ram Rail Adapter part # RP30154. This will fit the factory hitch prep package of your 2014 Ram 3500 and will allow you to install your Husky 16k 5th wheel hitch like part # HT31326-31314.
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  • Differences Between Reese # RP30075 16K and # RP30869 R16 Fifth Wheel Hitches
  • Both hitches use the same round tube slider, but the hitch portion of each unit is a bit different. The R16, # RP30869 uses the dual serrated jaws that provide a tighter grip on the king pin than the standard jaws used by the # RP30075. A tighter hold on the king pin translates into better ride quality. The R16 has a wider funnel for easier hook-ups and features an integrated lube plate that makes hitching the trailer easier. The R16 incorporates vibration dampeners that help isolate road...
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  • Will Reese 16K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit Adapter for 2014 Ram 3500 with OEM Prep Package
  • Yes, you can use the Reese 16k 5th wheel trailer hitch # RP30047 with adapter # RP30154 in your 2014 Ram 3500. The adapter, as you know, fits the OEM prep package in your truck, and the hitch does fit in the mounting slots on the adapter.
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  • Weight Ratings For 2015 Ram 3500 With Cummins Diesel
  • It is good that you are doing your homework before you buy your truck. Many people make that purchase only to find they are unable to handle the trailers they want to haul. I did some research and found that a 2015 Ram 2500 with the Cummins diesel has a payload about 2,996 lbs and a towing capacity of 17,600 lbs. The towing capacity would be for the fully-loaded-ready-to-tow condition of your trailer. Another rating I found for this truck is the GCVW. This is the combined weight of the...
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  • Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Adapter for a 2015 Ram 3500 Short Bed with Factory Prep Package
  • First, the toolbox will likely have to come out because even if it doesn't interfere with the hitch base it could interfere with the pin box on the trailer when making tight turns. To install a slider hitch in your 2015 Ram 3500 short bed with the factory prep package you will need an adapter since none of the slider hitches are a direct fit in the Ram puck system. And for a hitch, I recommend going with a slider that has the most travel to help make tight turns. For an adapter you...
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  • Can a Curt Q24 5th Wheel Slider Hitch be Installed in a 2015 Ram 3500 Long Bed w/Prep Package
  • Slider hitches do not come up in the fit guide for long bed trucks because a slider hitch is not needed on a long bed. Slider hitches are used on short bed trucks because without them there is not enough clearance between the truck cab and the trailer to make tight turns. But there is clearance on a long bed so no slider is needed. For a 2015 Ram 3500 long bed with the factory prep package you would use Curt Q24 hitch # C16545-16021. If you wanted to use the slider version you would...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch Install on 2014 Ram 3500 without OEM Trailer Prep Package
  • I do have a couple of recommendations for you. Take a look at our 20,000 lbs 5th wheel hitch by Curt, part # C16130, and Reese, part # RP30081. Both have custom installation brackets available. For the Curt hitch you will want part # C16426-204. For the Reese hitch you will want part # RP56010-53. The Curt hitch has a vertical load limit of 4,000 lbs, and a height adjustment between 13 to 17 inches, while the Reese hitch has a vertical load limit of 5,000 lbs and a height adjustment...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer hitch for 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab and 16.5K Trailer
  • With the 6 foot bed on your 2011 Ram 3500, you will want to go with a slider hitch. The sliders that offer the most travel (which would mean the best clearance when turning) have 12 inches of travel and they are on round tube sliders. Square tube sliders have less travel, 10 inches in most cases. Round tube sliders are less likely to bind up compared to square tube sliders making round tubes easier to use. My recommendation is to go with a round tube slider. The Curt Q20 # C16536...
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  • Adapter to Use a Husky/Valley 7054 Hitch in a 2015 Ram 3500 with Factory 5th Wheel Prep Package
  • The Husky/Valley Powerpull 5th wheel hitches fit in industry standard above the bed rails. If your new 2015 Ram 3500 has the factory 5th wheel prep package then to use the hitch you will need adapter # RP30154 or adapter # DM6099 (the rounded rail design of # DM6099 would be better for slider hitches). Both of these adapters accept hitches that fit in industry standard above the bed rails.
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  • B and W Companion Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Ram 3500 with Mopar Rail Kit
  • For your 2014 Ram 3500 that has the factory fifth wheel rail kit installed in it you would want the part # BWRVK3600 as it has been confirmed to fit it as-is and would just drop right in. Check out the install video I attached as well. The # BWRVK3500 would require you to have a B and W underbed gooseneck hitch installed, since you don't have that it would not be the hitch for you.
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  • Is It Normal For B&W Companion 5th Wheel # BWRVK3600 To Lean to One Side When Not Hitched
  • A 5th wheel hitch like the B&W Companion # BWRVK3600 that has a fully-articulating head assembly will tend to lean to one side or the other when it is not under the load of the trailer's pin weight. This is normal. In contrast, an entry-level hitch's head unit may not be quite as flexible and might tend to remain in a fixed position even when unloaded.
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  • Will the Husky Silver Series 5th Wheel Hitch # HT31318-31325 Fit a 2014 Ram 3500 with 8ft Bed
  • If your 2014 Ram 3500 does not have the Dodge factory fifth wheel package, then the Husky Silver Series Fifth Wheel Hitch, # HT31318-31325, will fit your 2014 Ram 3500 as long as you have above-bed fifth wheel base rails installed. If you do not have the above-bed base rails, then you can use the Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # C16426-204. This kit includes the base rails, frame brackets and all necessary hardware to complete the installation. If your truck has the Dodge factory...
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  • Where to Install Safety Chains on Curt Q24 5th Wheel Hitch # C16545-16021
  • On the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Hitch # C16545-16021 safety chain attachment points are not included because unlike a gooseneck hitch, 5th wheels do not require safety chains. You will see that on gooseneck hitch # BWGNRK1314 from B&W safety chain attachment u-bolts are included. Please see the linked photo I have prepared for you.
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  • Curt Slider Hitch and Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2014 Ram 3500 Short Bed
  • The Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch, # C16536, is compatible with a TrailAir pin box as well as other air ride pin boxes. The rail kit part # C16426-204 that you also referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2014 Ram 3500 so I would recommend that for you as well. To pick out the correct Trailair pin box you will need to first determine what pin box you have on your trailer and match it to the Trailair confirmed as a fit for it.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendations for a 2014 Ram 3500 with Factory Prep Package
  • Since your 2014 Ram 3500 has the factory 5th wheel prep package you have a couple of options. If you want a hitch that will fit directly into the holes in the prep package then the only option currently is the B and W 5th Companion hitch # BWRVK3600. This hitch is rated for up to 25,000 pounds gross trailer weight and up to 6,500 pounds pin weight. If you do not want a hitch that fits directly into the prep package then you will have to have an adapter, # RP30154. Then you can install...
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  • Where Should B&W Companion Hitch be Centered on 2014 Ram 3500 with OEM Prep Package
  • For any hitch application you will want the centerline of the hitch to be centered over the rear axle or up to a few inches forward of the rear axle. The same goes for the B&W Companion hitch # BWRVK3600 for your 2014 Ram 3500 with OEM prep package. On any 5th wheel/gooseneck hitch and vehicle the center of the hitch should not be behind the rear axle. There is limited capacity behind the rear axle and it can cause the front of the truck to ride high when a trailer is connected. That...
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  • Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2012 Ram 3500 with a Valley Slider Hitch
  • The Valley hitch part # 7054 is a now discontinued slider hitch that will fit nearly all fifth wheel rails as it is designed to fit the industry standard rail design. It's very similar to the Husky hitches like part # HT31326-32220-59. For a set of rails to fit your 2012 Ram 3500 that would also work with the Valley hitch you would want the part # C16420-204. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Ram 3500 Long Bed with Hitch Prep Package
  • The Ram hitch prep package of your 2014 Ram 3500 has much wider spaced install-pucks than the standard Elite hitch foot print so you would have to go with a new hitch. What you would need is the Reese Hitch part # RP30160 as this is a similar style hitch that would fit your OEM rail kit. Since you have a long bed truck you would not need a slider hitch. I attached a review video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch and Sidewinder Recommendations for 2014 Ram 3500 with Factory 5th Wheel Package
  • Short bed trucks like your 2014 Ram 3500 with factory 5th wheel prep package pose a challenge to making tight turns with your 5th wheel. Sidewinders are a great solution since they move the trailer's actual pivot point back by 22-inches to provide better trailer-to-cab clearance. You will need to find the existing pin box's part number in order to check for availability of a Sidewinder replacement pin box (or an Air-Ride Sidewinder). The linked article includes a listing of Sidewinder...
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  • Distance Between B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch to Front Bed Wall of 2014 Ram 3500 8 Foot Bed
  • If your 2014 Ram 3500 has a factory rail kit, then measure the front puck to the back edge of your bed. It will provide you the approximate distance from B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch # BWRVK3600 to the bed front edge to determine the width of a tool box you can add. If you don't have a factory rail kit, measure from the centerline of the rear axle (easiest to stand by the rear tire) move forward 1-9/16 inch and then begin measurement to the back edge of the truck bed cab. Then subtract...
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  • Are the B and W Fifth Wheel Hitches Adjustable from Front To Back to get Kingpin Ahead of Axle
  • You do want the king pin of your trailer to be either directly above the center of the axle or slightly in front of it. The good news about the # BWRVK3600 that you have is that it is adjustable from front to back so you can move the head of your hitch forward if needed. Check out the picture I attached to see the adjustability of the hitch. In the instructions that I also attached you will see a section on how to adjust the head as well.
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  • Where is the Height Range of a Fifth Wheel Hitch Measured From
  • The height range of the Curt Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch part # C16521 is from the top of the install rails to the top of hitch with the head sitting level. Most rails are about 1-1/4 inches in height. So the maximum height the Curt Q16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16521 that you referenced would sit in the bed of your truck would be 18-1/4 inches. Slider hitches are usually pretty heavy and this hitch is no exception as it weighs 193 lbs. The price for this hitch is available at the link...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitches Available to Fit the Factory Hitch Prep of a 2015 Ram 3500 8 ft Bed
  • We have a few fifth wheel hitches that were specifically designed to fit the hitch prep package of your 2015 Ram 3500 with an 8 foot bed such as the following: Curt 20k Hitch part # C16530-16021 Curt 24K Hitch part # C16545-16021 Curt 16k Hitch part # C16520-16021 Since you said 16k this might be your best option. Curt E16k Hitch part # C16515-16021 This one uses an economical head design that would cost less than the others but wouldn't be nearly as nice. B and W Companion Hitch...
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  • Why Wont a Reese Titan 16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit Trucks with Flareside or Stepside Beds
  • The Reese fifth wheel trailer hitch # RP30866 will not fit trucks with flareside/stepside because the bed is typically narrower. While it may be possible it could fit some flareside or stepside beds, the manufacturer cannot guarantee a fit. Therefore, they use that as a general warning since there have been fit issues in the past.
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  • Curt Rail and Bracket Kit Recommendation for 2013 Ram 3500 Compatible with a Husky 5th Wheel Hitch
  • In 2013 they changed the Ram frames considerably so a new new bracket kit and rail hardware will be needed to install your rails and Husky Silver Series 5th Wheel Hitch part # HT31318-31325 in your 2013 Ram. Since we cannot recommend mixing bracket kit and rail manufacturers your best option would be to buy a new rail install kit. For that I would recommend the Curt Fifth Wheel Installation kit part # C16426-204. This comes with everything you would need to install new rails in your...
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  • Compatibility Of Fifth Wheel Hitches With Adapter On 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 With Tow Package
  • I spoke with my contact at Rese and the Reese adapter, part # RP30154, is designed to only work with Reese or Pro Series 15K, 16K, and 20K Non-Elite Series sliding hitches. It will also work with the Pro Series and Reese stationary hitches. My best recommendation for your 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 with a 6 ft bed is to use a stationary hitch with the adapter, and change the pin box on your fifth-wheel to a Sidewinder. There are customers that use a slider with a 6 ft bed on their truck,...
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  • Weight Capacity For B&W Companion On 2013 Ram 3500
  • The weight capacity for any system is limited by the weight rating for the lowest rated component. There are many trailer hitches listed with much higher towing capacity than the vehicle is rated, but towing would be limited to the lowest rated component, which would be the vehicle. For your towing setup, you are limited to the 20,000 lb capacity of the # BWRVB3500 base.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Ram 3500 Without Factory Rail Kit
  • The B and W Companion setup you referenced part number # BWGNRK1314-5W for the rail kit and part # BWRVK3500-5W would be a great setup for your 2015 Ram 3500 long bed without the factory rail kit. The other option you have for an underbed fifth wheel setup would be the Demco Hijacker UMS part # DM8550032 and the Rail kit part # DM8551006. Both of these setups would work great, but the Companion hitch has one of the best reputations on the market so I would recommend you go that route.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Install 2013 Ram-How to Tell If Truck has OEM Trailer Prep Package
  • If your Ram has the under-bed heavy-duty towing option, there will be a series of mounting holes or pucks in the bed of your truck, most likely covered by rubber or plastic plugs. If your truck is equipped with the pucks, you can use either an adapter like part # RP30154, which would allow you to install any fifth wheel hitch that uses industry standard fifth wheel bed rails like part # RP30081. Or, you can use a hitch that will mount directly into the pucks installed in the truck bed like...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Install Kit for a 2015 Ram 3500 Short Bed
  • Pro Series is a decent entry level hitch but you can do better! With Pro Series hitch # PS31860 the square tube slider only offers 10 inches of travel and on a short bed truck you will need every inch of travel you can get to be able to make tighter turns. Also, it comes with the universal mounting kit which is not listed as a fit for your 2015 Ram 3500 short bed. And if it was a fit then it would require drilling into the truck frame. So what I recommend is a custom installation kit...
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  • Comparing Curt and B&W 5th Wheel Hitches for 2015 Ram 3500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • 5th wheel hitch jaws vary in thickness. On the Curt hitch # C16545-16021 the jaws are 5/8-inch thick. On others, thickness can be greater, such as 1-inch or even 1-1/8-inch as with some Reese and B&W hitches like the # BWRVK3600. Hitch height range is a matter of design choice. All standard 5th wheels offer a height range of a few inches and this will vary by brand. Certain tow vehicles might benefit from a shorter or taller hitch depending on several factors including the particular...
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  • Will the Reese 5th Trailer Hitch w/Slider # RP30083 fit a Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter # RP30154
  • Yes, the Reese 5th Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider # RP30083 that you referenced would fit the Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter # RP30154 which is confirmed to fit your 2014 Ram 3500.
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  • Looking For 18K Swivel / Slider 5th Wheel Hitch
  • When it comes to a 18K swivel or slider hitch, take a look at our Demco Hijacker Autoslide, # DM8550034. This hitch slides automatically as you drive to give you an additional 14 inches of clearance for tight turns. Pricing and additional features are listed on the product page. Universal Above-Bed Base Rails, # DM6071, are used to provide the necessary attachment points to install the Demco Hijacker Premier Series hitch. Since you are planning to install this hitch on a Ram 4500 with...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch And Rail Adapter For 2014 Ram 3500 With Factory Towing Prep Package
  • We do offer 4 16K sliding fifth wheel hitches that will work with your 2014 Ram 3500. Some of the different features of the hitches are not always obvious but make a difference when using them. Overall, a round tube slider will operate more smoothly and not tend to bind like the square tube slider hitches do. For that reason I recommend a round-tube slider. We offer 2 round-tube 16K sliding fifth wheel hitches. When comparing The R16, part # RP30869 to part # RP30075, I recommend...
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  • Recommended Hitch for OEM Tow Prep Package in 2013 Ram 3500 Long Bed
  • The puck system in your truck bed provided by the OEM under-bed install kit does not match up with the feet of the Reese Elite Series # RP30142 5th Wheel Hitch. This hitch is compatible with the aftermarket Reese underbed install pucks as well as the OEM Ford tow prep package. For some reason, Ram decided to go their own way and make the footprint of their puck system different. However, Reese does offer a fifth wheel hitch that is compatible with the puck system. The Reese OEM 5th Wheel...
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT Without Factory 5th Wheel Rail Kit
  • Thank you for providing the photos of your 2014 Ram 3500 dually. I am not sure what brackets you have tried previously, but perhaps they were part of a universal 5th wheel install kit that requires drilling into the vehicle frame. We do offer a custom bracket 5th wheel installation kit for the 2014 Ram 3500 SLT without the factory rail system. Kit # C16426-204 from Curt includes custom frame brackets that install to existing holes in the truck frame using included hardware and without...
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  • Best Position for B&W 5th Wheel Hitch in 2014 Ram 3500 Long Bed with Factory Prep Package
  • As you know, the B&W 5th wheel trailer hitch # BWRVK3600 fits directly into the puck system on your 2014 Ram 3500. The height is adjustable from 17 to 19 inches like you said but you can also adjust the hitch front to back. Since your Ram is a long bed I would configure the hitch so that the center of the hitch jaws are centered over the rear axle. This location will ensure you get the maximum capacity of the rear axle. I have included a link to the installation details for you that...
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