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Replacement Base for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 20,000 lbs

Replacement Base for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 20,000 lbs

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This replacement unit fits into your B&W Turnoverball underbed gooseneck hitch to provide the base for the B&W Companion fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Call 800-298-8924 to order B and W accessories and parts part number BWRVB3500 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all B and W products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Base for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 20,000 lbs. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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B and W Accessories and Parts - BWRVB3500

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This replacement unit fits into your B&W Turnoverball underbed gooseneck hitch to provide the base for the B&W Companion fifth-wheel trailer hitch.


Features:

  • Replacement base fits B&W Companion fifth-wheel trailer hitch (BWRVK3500 - sold separately)
  • Adjustable pivot arms let you mount hitch head (sold separately) to fit your application
    • Move arms fore or aft for improved cab clearance
    • Raise or lower with 3 height settings
  • Polyurethane bushings on pivot arms offer a rattle-free ride
  • Wide-stance base offers strength and stability
  • Plastic footpads attach to hitch base and fill truck bed corrugation to create a better fit
  • Quick, simple installation
    • RV post installs in ball hole of B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch
  • Gray powder coated steel is corrosion resistant
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 5,000 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


RVB3500 B and W Companion 3500 Series Fifth Wheel Hitch Base




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Replacement Base for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 20,000 lbs - BWRVB3500

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (44 Customer Reviews)

This replacement unit fits into your B&W Turnoverball underbed gooseneck hitch to provide the base for the B&W Companion fifth-wheel trailer hitch.

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Product arrived in 4 business days via UPS. No Damage. It assembled and works well. Overall good service with fast shipping. 667938



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The companion base I ordered was used as stated. Had a few scratches as I saw in the pictures. Got it at a good price everything was as stated and instructions. Was shipped on time. Good experience! 695592



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The new hitch was higher and allowed my fifth wheel to clear the bed cover I installed on my truck. It was as described and arrived very quick. Thank you for the great service. 725431



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Love the new base for my 5th wheel. The easy to use pre-load screw makes tightening down the system much quicker and easier. Also like the poly bars fit in the truck bed slots to minimize side movement. My older base was loaned to a friend and he bent the framework by not tightening the bar to the pin. I was glad to see a higher rated replacement with better features available. 449534


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Still working as designed one year later.
Matthew - 11/06/2018

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It is heavy but slid it on a Harbor Freight cheapie furniture dolly and rolled it around in the pickup bed and it worked great. It is higher than my 3000 so I'll need to adjust it down a bit. but is so much better built than the old 3000 and is so much easier to install. 504043



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This B&W RVB3500 base unit is a very good, sturdy product. The head unit mounts securely to the base quickly and easily. The workmanship is top notch, and the base is easy to assemble. I like the fact that the base unit can be easily removed/installed in my truck bed, and that when removed it leaves no mounting hardware that could interfere with use of the bed for hauling cargo. eTrailer.com is a great company to purchase from! 225010



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I was using the RVK3000 base with my old truck. Didnt want to spend the $$ for a whole new hitch as it had only 1500 miles on it. Saw another review on this base and that the old head would work with it, so I hesitantly ordered it. Dang, it got here fast with the shipping upgrade. Box was a little tattered thanks to UPS, but then again it weighed a ton, and all the parts were there. Configured my arms and nervously placed the 5th head on it, and perfect!!! 1.5 inches taller as my 2017 F350 needed and no other adjustments to my trailers 5th wheel pin box thank you !! I am a loyal B&W fan, and etrailer is #1 in my book too... All during this christmas rush !! 461755


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Love this hitch !!
Dan C - 12/20/2018

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The B&W 3500 Base unit is extremely well built. Putting it together and installing in existing turn-over ball gooseneck hitch was a snap. Great information on etrailer's site. After transferring the old 3000 Companion to a newer truck(2013 GMC 3500HD) was never satisfied with performance seemed to be denting truck bed. So glad the 3500 was created and upgrading to 20,000 lb capacity is a big plus. The older hitch head fit perfect as stated in etrailer's information. Everything worked smooth from ordering to shipping(free!) to installation. Thanks so much. 617996



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Great hitch and easy to put together. Have used different hitches all my life and B&W is the only brand I use now. 860394



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the gooseneck hitch base is a great product for B&M. just purchasing the base allows you to use the 5th wheel receiver instead of purchasing both units if you already had the standard rail set up. I preferred to stick with the B&M hitch because I was satisfied with the set up I already had. I feel the gooseneck set up has less noise than the bed in rail style. 850105



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Very excited about the new B&W Base. I have recently purchase a second truck and wanted this base to be configured . 817235



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Very easy install 767185



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Perfect product discription and very fast delivery. Very easy transaction. Couldn’t ask for a better company to deal with. 738554



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I made an online order with etrailer.com for a B&W Companion Replacement Base on 9/11/19 and received an email with tracking information and an estimated arrival date of 9/17/19. The base arrived 9/13/19 (two days after my order) in perfect condition. I also received an email containing a toll-free number to call if I had any questions or needed any assistance. I gave etrailer.com a 5 star rating and will not hesitate to use them for any future purchases. They are OUTSTANDING! 704776



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Wonderful sturdy B&W hitch. Easy to remove from the truck when you need to use the bed. Quick secure hook up to trailer with quiet secure towing. Couldn’t be happier! 642586



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On time delivery. I received a shipping notice within 2 hours of placing my order. There are not many businesses that deliver customer service like that any more. I am proud to do business with etrailer.com. 605123



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Simply the best. Been towing large fifthwheels for many years and tried different brands. Have used this brand fiftwheel hitch on 3 different trucks. This one has a higher tow capacity than the older version. B&W is the best on the market period and can't go wrong getting it from etrailer. 599997



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Been a great product...does exactly as it is designed to do. Well built also. 580257



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The installation of this base was very easy. It is a nice looking piece. The construction of it is top quality. 486871



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Best service of all e retailers. Prices are very good and shipping is fast. Ordering is simple. 466432



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Very fast shipping, and item as described. Thank you A+A+A+ 464381



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The B&W base is very good the only way to pull a fifth wheel 414850



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Item was securely packaged, and securely delivered- quickly! The item is new and in perfect condition. It is exactly what I needed for my truck and was not hard to put together. It was also a good price! Better than anywhere on the internet. 414816



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Worked well to replace my slider base. Was easy to assemble and no missing parts. Shipped in 4 days. Very good service. 395115



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As promised. Excellent service. 347284


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Ask the Experts about this B and W Accessories and Parts

  • Are B and W Companion and Patriot Heads Interchangeable
    Functionally they are the same as they have the same jaw design, but they do attach differently so they are not interchangeable. The Patriot head replacement is the part # BWRVC3200 and the Companion head replacement is # BWRVC3006.
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  • Replacement Base for Older B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch That Used U-Bolts
    The model of B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch you have is the older one that used U-bolts. And while I'm sure it has aged gracefully for the most part, if you have U-bolts that need replacement the only option is to convert your hitch to the new style with the Replacement Base for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVB3500. The reason for that is the U-bolts you are looking for are no longer available. While that is undoubtedly not the news you wanted to hear, a new base is going...
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  • How To Convert Older Style B and W Companion to Modern Companion
    The best option to modernize your older B and W Companion is to switch out the base to part # BWRVB3500 so you will not have to deal with finding the correct u-bolts in the future if you need them because they are no longer available. You would just use your current head on the new base.
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  • Replacement Hardware For B&W Companion Hitch
    For your companion hitch the replacement pivot arms are now only available with the base which for your model 3000 is # BWRVB3500. I'm not sure what u-bolts you are referring to, so I assume it is the chains and that is part # BW1900-2-1600. If you are looking for the saddle pin, that is # BW3025-119A.
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  • How to Convert Older B and W Companion 3000 to Newer Style Companion
    I spoke with my contact at B and W and he told me that you will need to replace the base of your Companion 3000 with the base part # BWRVB3500. Basically you will be able to reuse the head of your current hitch by replacing the base.
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  • Replacement Safety Chain U-Bolt Recommendation for B and W Gooseneck Hitch
    Sounds like you are in need of replacement safety chain U-bolts for your B and W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch. For that we have them as part # BW1900-2-1600.
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  • Will a Model 3000 B&W 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit the 3500 Base and Provide a 20K Capacity
    I spoke with my contact at B&W. I am happy to report that you can mount the 3000 model head on the 3500 model base, # BWRVB3500. And it would provide a 20,000 pound capacity. Please consult the owners manual for your 2006 Ford F-350 just to make sure it has the capacity you need as well.
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  • Will Hitch Head from B&W Companion Slider Hitch fit Replacement Fixed Companion Base
    Yes, the head from a B&W Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter # BWRVK3400 will fit on the Replacement Base for B&W Companion # BWRVB3500. I confirmed this fit with my contact at B&W. The head assembly for the Companion Slider and Companion fixed hitches is the same, # BWRVC3006.
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  • How Does B&W Companion Hitch Remove from Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch
    I attached a link to the install instructions for the B and W Companion Hitch part # BWRVK3500 you referenced plus attached a review video that walks you through the install process. You would basically just need to reverse the steps in the video. Basically you would want to remove the head of the hitch to lighten it up, then pull the pin under the wheel well of the truck to release the hitch, and then pull the base out of the socket.
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  • Weight and Overall Height and Width for Replacement Base for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
    Replacement Base for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVB3500 weighs approximately 131 pounds. Its footprint (overall length and width) is 36 inches by 30-1/2 inches. The measurement from the center of the post where it mounts to the forward edge nearest the truck cab is 18-1/2 inches.
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  • Comparing Weight of B&W Companion Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch Base to Fixed Base for Ford OEM Prep Pucks
    For the Ford OEM pucks, the Replacement Base for B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ford Super Duty # BWRVB3300 weighs 79 lbs as opposed to the Replacement Slider Base for B&W OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Ford Towing Prep Package - 20K # BWRVB3370 which weighs 192 lbs. This is a 113 lb difference. The head installs separately and will weigh 73 lbs. That difference however is not any loss in Payload as that is calculated based on your actual bed cargo and the underbed B&W...
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  • B&W Companion Base Compatibility with Plastic Bedliner
    The Replacement Base for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 20,000 lbs # BWRVB3500 will work with almost all plastic bedliners. This will fit in a very similar way to the older style that used U-bolts but has more adjustability front and back to allow better positioning over the axle for newer model trucks. The vertical adjustment of that shank in the B&W Gooseneck has not changed.
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  • Moving a B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2009 Ford F-350 to a 2018 Ram 2500 with Factory Pucks
    The only way to use your existing Companion 5th wheel hitch with your new 2018 Ram 2500 with the factory prep package is to replace the base with # BWRVB3600. This base will accept the head that you already have and it will mount in the factory pucks in the Ram's bed. If you have a short bed Ram you would need the slider base, # BWRVB3670, instead. The other option is a different hitch but that will end up costing you more than just replacing the Companion base.
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  • Troubleshooting Ford Vibration When Accelerating from a Stop in a 2006 F350
    Ford trucks around your year truck are kind of notorious for that vibration or shudder that you described. Especially if the vehicle is a manual transmission it seems. I have read about people going to great lengths to try and fix it, just like you, and never were able to totally get rid of the problem. I experienced this in old coworkers of mine's Ford truck as well another friend of mine's truck. As far as moving the hitch forward in the bed of your truck, you could try it but I wouldn't...
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  • Will B&W Companion Hitch RVK3000 Fit Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch
    The RVK3000 is an older version of the B&W Companion hitch part # BWRVK3500 that you also mentioned. Both of these hitches were designed to fit the Turnoverball gooseneck hitches so yes, the RVK3000 would fit one too.
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  • Will an Older B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch Head Fit the Companion Base for Ford Factory Prep?
    Yes. The old B&W Companion head is not a different design from the current model, so you can simply get the base # BWRVB3300 that is compatible with your Ford factory puck system and utilize your current hitch head on your 2017 F-350.
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  • Can the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Be Used With Above Bed Base Rails
    The B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch is offered in two different mounting configurations, the OEM which is for factory installed pucks and the Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel which is for the B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch. Therefore, there is no way to install either of the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches on above bed base rails. However, you could install the B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch and then obtain the Replacement Base for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # BWRVB3500...
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  • B&W Companion Hitch Underbed Installation Kit for 2019 Ford F-350
    The B&W Companion hitch that fits the 2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Series with 8-foot bed is hitch # BWRVK3500-5W and to install this fixed hitch in a 2019 Ford F-350 you will use under-bed installation kit # BWGNRK1116-5W. For an in-bed 7-way connection use part # 20110-010.
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  • What Rail Kit Does B and W Companion Hitch for Ram Rail Kit Fit
    The Companion hitch part # BWRVK3670 that is in the question you mentioned only fits the OEM rail kit that Ram/Dodge would have put in the truck. If the truck ends up having a different brand gooseneck hitch you'd have to go a different route but that would depend on what brand hitch it is.
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  • Can Stationary B&W Companion be Used with Short Bed on a 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    The B&W Companion # BWRVK3500 will fit with the B&W Gooseneck Hitch # BWGNRK1116 whether you have the 6-1/2' or the 8' bed. The only problem you would have is if by standard bed you mean 6-1/2' then you may not have enough clearance in tight turn situations and you could possibly damage the cab of your 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty. Some newer 5th wheels are coming out with a tapered nose design. If your 5th wheel has this then you could possibly get away with the stationary Companion...
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  • Compatibility of B&W Companion Head Between Different Bases for Different Vehicle Manufacturers
    The B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs # BWRVK3600 will allow you to utilize the same hitch head with any of the B&W Companion bases. It will be compatible with the B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck base # BWRVB3500 or slider base # BWRVB3405 as well as others listed below. You will want the sliding style base for any truck that has a 6-1/2 foot bed. Long bed trucks will use the fixed base and any bed under 6 feet will require a fixed base...
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  • Recommended B&W Gooseneck for 2015 Ram 3500 Mega Cab Laramie and Companion 5th Wheel Hitch
    The Replacement Base for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVB3500 or the full hitch # BWRVK3500 will work with your 2015 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab Laramie but won't give you the best turning clearance. I recommend using the sliding hitch # BWRVK3400 which uses base # BWRVB3405 with the same hitch head as the fixed hitch. You will simply need the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch w/ Custom Installation Kit - 30,000 lbs # BWGNRK1314 for your truck. I also recommend...
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  • Difference Between B&W RVB and RVK 3500 5th Wheel Hitch Parts
    The RVB3500 (our part # BWRVB3500) that you referenced is simply the replacement base assembly for the full B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3500. I'm not quite sure what part you are referring to when you listed RVA as I wasn't able to cross-reference it to anything. The Companion 5th Wheel Hitch is an excellent choice for your Silverado and is considered by many to be one of the best hitch's on the market. This is largely due to its overall construction that includes robust 1...
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  • Can a B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch from a Chevy Silverado Fit a 2018 Ram 3500 Long Bed
    The part number you provided, which in our system is # BWRVB3500, is just the replacement base for the standard Companion hitch which is # BWRVK3500. If they are selling just the base then you will also need the head which is # BWRVC3006. Your 2018 Ram 3500 would also need to have a B&W gooseneck hitch installed to use the Companion. For your truck it is # BWGNRK1314. If you have the factory installed gooseneck hitch then the Companion hitch and base listed above will not fit. Instead...
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  • Troubleshooting Installation of B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch in 2001 GMC 2500
    The Replacement Base for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 20,000 lbs # BWRVB3500 will fit any turnoverball gooseneck hitch. The new head # BWRVC3006 basically gives you the B&W Companion Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter # BWRVK3500 and if you look at the attached installation details you will see there are a couple different socket post positions and also a socket adjuster to assist.
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  • How to Use B&W Companion on 2019 Ram 3500 Long Bed Dually
    If the B&W Companion you used on your 2014 Longhorn was designed to fit the factory puck system then it would fit the puck system on a 2019 Ram 3500 as well, but since you don't have the OEM puck system you just need to install the Custom Underbed Installation Kit # BWGNRK1320 and then use the Companion Base # BWRVB3500 with the Companion Head Assembly # BWRVC3006 that you currently have. This gives you the stationary Companion # BWRVK3500 which fits directly into the gooseneck receiver...
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  • Difference Between B&W RVK3500 and RVB3500 Parts
    The B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3500 (RVK3500) is the complete 5th wheel hitch that will mount to an existing B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch socket in the truck bed. The part # BWRVB3500 (RVB3500) that you also referenced is simply the replacement base for this hitch without the head unit. I have attached a couple of short video demonstrations that you can check out as well.
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  • Will the AirLift Airbags Part # AL57390 Work with a B&W Turnoverball on a 2001 Ford F-250
    The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs part # AL57390 are a confirmed fit for your 2001 Ford F-250 and will work nicely with your existing B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch part # BWGNRK1108. The only thing you will want to make note of while installing the airbags is to use the bolt supplied with the B&W hitch to attach the upper airbag bracket to the inside of the frame rail. I do have a solution for you but the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese...
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  • Will the B&W Companion OEM Head Fit a B&W Companion Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Base
    Yes, the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Head Assembly part # BWRVC3006 will work on the Base for B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and the Base for B&W Companion Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch. If your 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 is a short bed then you will want to use the Replacement Slider Base for B&W Companion Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # BWRVB3405 but if it is a long bed then you can use the Replacement Base for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer...
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