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Ram 3500 fifth wheel hitches from Reese, B&W, Draw-Tite, Husky and Curt are available with custom installation kits to make your install as easy as possible. We offer standard 5th wheel hitches and slider systems custom designed for your Ram 3500.




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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


  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Compatibility of B&W Companion Hitch # BWRVK3600 For 2014 Ram 3500 with Sidewinder Pin Box
  • The particular B and W 5th wheel hitch you referenced, part # BWRVK3600, is fully compatible with a 5th wheel trailer that is equipped with a Sidewinder pin box. There are certain other B and W hitches that are not compatible with Sidewinders, but this unit will not present a problem. This hitch is not recommended for use in Ram trucks that have the Ram Box tool boxes installed.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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