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

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







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


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for B and W Fifth Wheel BWRVB3500 Review

Today, we're going to review part number BWRVB3500. This is the replacement base for the B and W Companion Fifth Wheel Trailer hitches, has a 20,000 pound weight capacity. Now, this part does come with everything shown here; comes with these plastic foot pads, comes with these two pivot arms, comes with the socket post and the mounting hardware to attach the socket post to the base. Now, this replacement unit will fit into your B and W turnover ball underbed gooseneck hitch to provide a base for the B and W Companion fifth wheel trailer hitch. It also requires the B and W hitch head which we sell separately. Its part number BWRVC3006. When it's combined with this base, that will get you a complete B and W Companion fifth wheel hitch.

Now, this replacement base is designed to fit on the B and W Companion fifth wheel trailer hitch, part number BWRVK3500 and the BWRVK3500-5W, which we sell separately also. Now, these two pivot arms that are included. This is what the hitch head will rest on when it's installed on this. Basically, when you install these adjustable pivot arms, you can see they have a triangular shape to them. When you install them, you can put them. It has an A and B markings.

When you install them, there is a multitude of holes on the side here of the base, and that's where these would be installed. Basically when you install these, you can install them in six different locations and you can reverse them since they have a triangular shape to change the location of the hitch head. You can put them that way also. Depending on which way you attach them, you have six different locations to improve the cab clearance for your specific application. Also, if you notice, has two rows of holes, so when you install these, you can also raise or lower the hitch head with three different height settings. Basically, when you bolt this into the holes, there is three different locations to give you either a 16-1/4 coupler height, the 17-1/4 or 18-1/4 coupler heights which is from your truck bed to the top of the hitch head, and again depends on your application which one you would need.

These are very adjustable pivot arms. If you notice on top of these pivot arms, has these polyurethane bushings. Once these are bolted onto here, that's where your hitch head sits right onto those. Since they are polyurethane, it will give you a nice rattle-free ride since your hitch head will move, so the adjustable hitch head will move front and back and side to side, these will give you a nice rattle-free ride. If you notice on the base, it has a nice wide stands which will offer strength and stability. Now, these two plastic foot pads I mentioned.

It also come with it, you can see. Basically what these do; it may do have a different shape to them. You can put them either down. They actually install . You see the slots on the base right there. They will install on the bottom of this base, so you can install them either way depending on the corrugation in your truck bed. Basically, what these do is once they're installed, they would line up with the corrugation of your truck bed and gives you a lot better fit when you install this on your vehicle. Now, the way it is installed. Again, it would install into the turnover ball underbed gooseneck hitch and that's just this where hole that would be in your truck, and if you notice, this has the square post right here and that's the square shape. That's what would drop into that turnover ball hitch on your vehicle. If you notice, it has four holes on each side. You take the bolt, and there is a center crossbeam right here. This would mount either this way depending where you wanted this locate or this way, and you would mount that to that center. When you go to drop this into the turnover ball gooseneck, all you have is this square post that will drop into that turnover ball hitch and then it will tighten down and give you the application that you need. Now, this is made of a high quality steel, has a great powder coat finish that will help resist corrosion. Few specs on it, the gross towing weight capacity is 20,000 pounds. The vertical load limit or the pin weight capacity would be 5,000 pounds. That should do it for the review on part number BWRVB3500, the replacement base for the B and W Companion Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with a 20,000 pound weight capacity. .


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



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The product was excellent this is a product review I do not understand how the other reviews post about service . I am still looking for the service review.... But THE PRODUCT was as I would expect a MANUFACTURER to make it... Thank you B&W Hitches 153403



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Love the rvb-3500 converion kit that brought my B&W Companion hitch from 18, 000 to 20, 000 towing capacity. Etrailer did great on getting my product to me quickly and at a great price! 163021



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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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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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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



- BWRVB3500
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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



- BWRVB3500
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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



- BWRVB3500
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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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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



- BWRVB3500
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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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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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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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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



- BWRVB3500
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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



- BWRVB3500
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As promised. Excellent service. 347284



- BWRVB3500
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Very good quality 329379



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Product as promised, shipped fast with great communication! Thanks 296746



- BWRVB3500
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I thought shipping was going to be delayed because I had not received a tracking number as quick as I thought I should. I sent an email and received a response quickly explaining they were extremely busy and would have me one ASAP. The product shipped that day and I received it in 2 days!! Great to have free shipping that is also quick shipping! Thank you! 295331



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Great product! Shipped very quickly. Ready to get it on my truck. 261020



- BWRVB3500
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Fast shipping and very easy to assemble. This replaced the slider version 253836



- BWRVB3500
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Replacement hitch came today great quality, easy to install, the experience I have had with B&W products has been exceptional. 236828



- BWRVB3500
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Great product which will help raise my 5th wheel camper 1.5 inches higher than my model 3000 base. This will accommodate the extra height of the bed rails on my 2015 Chevrolet truck. Dealing with e trailer was quick and easy. Their service is excellent. The new model 3500 base came in great shape...no shipping damage....even arrived one day ahead of schedule! Excellent experience for me! 222186



- BWRVB3500
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Base was ordered on Tuesday afternoon and was delivered at noon on Thursday. The assembly directions were clear and easy to follow. within an hour the base was assembled and in place As always another great product from B& W and fantastic service from etrailer.com. Excellent product and excellent service! 211067



- BWRVB3500
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Muck easier to put together and change configurations than the original "3000" version that I have. I fits the bed of my 2011 RAM correctly as well. Very nice. Very satisfied. 195306



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Great product!! Delivered promptly! Installed in couple of hours and working great!! 178090



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This is great. I upgraded my Companion to the newer version for added towing capacity and the extra height helped too. The B&W system is awesome. I pull a 38 ft Toyhauler and this sytem works great. Cathy in customer service took my order on a Monday and I received it on Wednesday in California! She was a treat to work with. I called regarding a component that didn't come with the kit. It wasn't supposed to, but they contacted B & W and they are sending me the part at no charge. Buy your stuff here, you'll be happy you did. 171123



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Product is excellent and arrived in less than a week. However, the packaging left much to be desired - The hitch base was very scratched and chipped from the shipping and there weren't any installation instructions in the shipment. Needless to say I was able to go to the manufacturer's web site to download the instructions, but I didn't feel that should have been necessary. 166465



- BWRVB3500
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Great improvements to an already great hitch. Fit and finish are great. Don't have to worry about the u bolts any more when installing and removing the hitch. 166362



- BWRVB3500
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B&W BWRVB3500 Companion Base was delivered as promised. Great price, great product, great service from Erika. Will recommend etrailer to all. 158344



- BWRVB3500
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I upgraded from the 3000 series to this 3500. I loved the ease of use before, the new design is even better. Easy assembly, great design. The only way to go to make your truck multi use (5th wheel and gooseneck). Fast shipping right to my front door (132 lbs shipping weight, I bet my FedEx guy wondered what in the world I was getting). I'll keep etrailer in mind for any other purchases in the future. 135041



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Easy to put together and the changes from my old one are great. 132184



- BWRVB3500
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Great hitch. My trailer across the scales is 18450. Glad to see that this hitch has been upgraded to handle my 43 foot triple axle cyclone toy hauler. Pulling the trailer with a 2012 dodge ram dually crew cab 6.7 Cummings. 123822


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