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Replacement Base for B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram

Replacement Base for B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram

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This replacement base fits your B&W Companion fifth-wheel trailer hitch for the Ram factory 5th-wheel towing prep package. Unit sits in the sockets in your truck bed for easy installation and removal. Call 800-298-1624 to order B and W accessories and parts part number BWRVB3600 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 OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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B and W Accessories and Parts - BWRVB3600

  • Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • Legs
  • B and W

This replacement base fits your B&W Companion fifth-wheel trailer hitch for the Ram factory 5th-wheel towing prep package. Unit sits in the sockets in your truck bed for easy installation and removal.


Features:

  • Replacement base fits B&W Companion OEM fifth-wheel trailer hitch (BWRVK3600 - sold separately)
  • Adjustable pivot arms let you mount hitch head (sold separately) to fit your application
    • Move arms fore or aft up to 6" for improved cab clearance
    • Raise or lower with 3 height settings
  • Polyurethane bushings on pivot arms offer a rattle-free ride
  • Quick, simple installation
    • Drops into the 4 receiver pucks that are built into your factory underbed rails
  • Gray powder coated steel is corrosion resistant
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 25,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 6,250 lbs
  • Height setting: 17" - 19"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


RVB3600 B and W Companion OEM Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Base - Dodge Ram




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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 BWRVB3600 Review

Today, we're going to review part number BWRVB3600. This is the replacement base for the B and W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch for the Ram factory 5th-wheel towing prep package. Now, this replacement base is used with the B and W Companion Fifth Wheel hitch head, which we also sell separately. Its part number BWRVC3006. These two parts combined will make a complete fifth wheel hitch which we also sell separately which is the BWRVK3600. This video review is just going to be on this replacement base. This base uses these adjustable pivot arms. It comes with these two pivot arms, and these pivot arms will let you mount that hitch head that fits your application.

Basically, when you install these pivot arms, you can see they have; one side has a slant and the other side is straight. Basically, these pivot arms can be used in two positions, horizontally this way and also on the other side, and that will get you a total of four horizontal adjustments for improved cab clearance. By using these two pivot arms, it will also . If you notice, it's got two sets of holes here. There is a multitude of holes on the base. You can actually put this in three different height settings also to raise or lower your coupler height, so you can set it either at 17 inches, 18 inches, or 19 inches coupler heights.

You can find the application that best fits your vehicle and hook it up that way. Now, these pivot arms you can see at the very top, they do have the polyurethane bushings. When you do mount these arm one on each side, your hitch head would sit on this and will give a rattle-free ride. Now, install the base into your Ram. It's a very quick simple installation. Basically, these tabs right here will drop into the four receiver pucks that are built into your Ram factory underbed rails, and then you just turn the handles to lock them in place.

Basically, what you'll do to install this is unhook the clip, pull the pin out, move your handle 90 degrees, and that tab will move also. If you do that to all four with them open like that, it will drop right into the pucks that are in your Ram. Once they are all in correctly, you just turn that handle 90 degrees; moves that tab and locks it into place. Then, just take your pin, put it back through, put your clip on. It will lock that handle from moving. Basically, when you're towing, you just hook it up like that, easy installation.

When you're done, pull the pin and clip, release the handle, pull it out; easily removes from your truck and then it will give you full access to your truck bed. Since there is no mounting rails above the bed, you can use your truck for more than just towing. This part is made of a gray powder coat steel, which is corrosion resistant. It comes with all the hardware to install the pivot arms to the base. Now, few specs on it. The gross towing weight capacity is 25,000 pounds, the vertical load limit or pin weight capacity is 6,250 pounds. That should do it for the review on part number BWRVB3600, this is the replacement base for the B and W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch for the Ram factory 5th-wheel towing prep package. .


Customer Reviews

Replacement Base for B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram - BWRVB3600

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (64 Customer Reviews)

This replacement base fits your B&W Companion fifth-wheel trailer hitch for the Ram factory 5th-wheel towing prep package. Unit sits in the sockets in your truck bed for easy installation and removal.

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I really love this hitch I got it out of the box and I said right away that this is a beefy hitch when it came it was very well package great but one thing that I would said bad about the packing I didn't get one of the clip or spring that goes on one of the leg. I didn't think that was a issue those since I had one already but if I didn't have one it would have been an issue since I was going to use it shortly after it arrive. Thank you etrailer you are on your game, this is not the first time I bought from them but their CS is like no other.


Comments
Wow, this hitch is the cat meow of all hitches so after little over a year this is one solid hitch but I also would like to comment on etrailer the one that sold me this hitch it A+++++ company. I have bought a few things from etrailer over the years and man I am very please with them, oh yeah the hitch is great also I would say buy this hitch now you want regret it.
George A - 07/20/2021


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I already had another companion hitch of an older style. However, I was able to interchange the actual 5th wheel hitch on top of the newer style Companion. The puck system makes it very easy to lock in and not deal with torquing anything down. It's also a very sturdy piece of equipment! Etrailer.com was very prompt with delivery and I'll be doing business with them again!


Comments
Have to admit, the puck is too heavy. It works like a charm and is a solid piece of equipment, but just too heavy to load without another person, machinery or back strain. Looking for other options because of this!
Bobby H - 06/15/2021


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Wow this thing is stout. Recommend a friend to help get it in the truck. Thank you Allison K. for your clear and helpful responses. I already had the head unit and bought a new truck so I needed a new base, I did have to loosen one corner to get it to drop in right in on my 2019 ram 3500 once in it is solid. Easy clear instructions.


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After 1 year still happy with this hitch. I havent taken it out since, due to the weight
Ray - 06/16/2020


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This is a heavy duty base. I bought a new 2017 Ram truck and had to update to a base that would work with my new truck. I had a 2012 Ram and B&W Companion OEM fifth-wheel Turnoverball goose-neck hitch. I could still use the upper portion or Assembly Head for my previous base on this new base. This base handles 25,000 lbs. where my older base would handle 20,000 lbs. Much stronger and heavier, but then it locks into place in all four corners where my older base locked to the the turnover ball, instead, with two u-clamps. Had some difficulty installing it, but needed to read the instructions in some more detail and loosen the two bolts on the legs to get the lock pins to fall, exactly, into place and re-tighten the leg bolts, when finished. Like I said, It's heavy. Think the UPS driver told me it weighed 138 lbs. He and I had to wrestle it out of his delivery truck. Last step of installation, I was missing the "Leveling Kit", but the box came damaged from shipping and I am sure it was lost during that process. I got in touch with etrailer and to make a long story short, B&W is sending me a new one... no charge. Angela W. at etrailer was super great to work with. I call that "customer support". I will be back to etrailer for more products, in the future.


Comments
Working Great! Only hitch I will ever purchase! Quality!
Randy P - 06/08/2018



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Simple to install and adjust. I had the turn-over ball setup on my 2019 Ram but load was to heavy for 2500. Got the new 2021 Ram 3500 with the factory puck setup and had to replace base. I was great full the head swapped over since the hitch only had about 800 miles on it with COVID. Happy Camper!!



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I purchased the 5th wheel base for a 2018 Ram 3500 with the puck mounts. I had a B&W goose neck mount for my previous truck so I planned on using the 5th wheel head of that hitch on the new base. I ordered the Base from etrailer on a Tuesday night (10:30 PM) and had confirmation from their shipping department that the parts shipped on Wednesday at 4:30 AM... If that wasn't impressive enough, ALL of the parts arrived by noon on Friday and without a scratch I might add. I had the entire assembly installed in less than 30 mins by myself. It fit perfectly. I double checked all of the bolts and nuts and everything was properly torqued. This base took the towing capability of my old hitch from 20k to 25k... Thanks etrailer, you guys run a Top-Notched Operation! I have another purchase in mind so Ill be browsing your site...



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Heavy duty works great.



- BWRVB3600
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Had some shipping issues and you guys and gals have been great getting things resolved. My 2nd hitch was mailed and delivered as promised and camping plans stayed on schedule even though first shipment was lost in the mail. Would recommend and definantely order from y'all again. Appreciate the great customer service. Thanks again!



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Great product, but even better service from eTrailer.com. I was in a bit of a hurry, and eTrailer got my order shipped out same day and the B+W Companion base showed up and worked as advertised.



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Shipping was fast. Great product. Hitch sits up higher than the reg companion. I set it on lowest setting 17". I had to raise my pin box on my fifth wheel RV 4 " and it sits perfect now.



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After one year this still looks like new and I really like it. Easy to mount and dismount. Really well built!!


Comments
Have had the hitch now over a year and have used it many times. Yes it is heavy, but that is one thing I like about it. It is overbuilt and one less thing to worry about.
Greg G - 06/24/2021


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The hitch arrived in great structural condition, but that perfect powder coat paint that B&W applies is scratched in a couple of places. The hitch and components had done a lot of moving around in the shipping container. I would suggest a wood base to hold things in place. The delivery person rolled the box out of the truck; maybe a 'this side up' stamp on the box would help.


Comments
The hitch is as solid as the Rock of Gibraltor. Excellent product.
Larry B - 01/04/2016



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I purchased a new base for my 2019 Ram from etrailer. The order was as processed very promptly and quickly shipped. When the order arrived there was a part missing from the factory but when I contacted etrailer they were able to resolve the issue promptly and sent the missing part. Great company to work with. I have prompted my son to get a hitch from them and there was no problem with his.



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Purchased this for our Ram 3500 puck system. Extremely well built. This product is heavy duty. Love that it is build in the USA. I feel secure having this hitch for my 5th wheel. I did have a bit of a problem getting the latches to close and while adjusting the nuts on the cam latches a bolt stripped. I called B and W and they had a new bolt and nut shipped to me in 3 days no charge. The customer service was amazing! One draw back about B and W is the weight. It is heavy to move around by myself, but this is the price I am willing to pay for having a hitch that will hold up in extreme circumstances.



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Can't wait to set my 5ht wheel on this bad boy. Looks solid!



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Very disappointed in how heavy it is. I am a small woman age 62 and cannot lift it by myself. Unfortunately I have the puck system on my new truck and must use this hitch base.. I wish they could make a lighter drop in for the puck system.



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in excellent condition. Very pleased.



- BWRVB3600
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Excellent product. Takes some playing with to get it to seat and lock properly but that is the factory ram puck system which varies from truck to truck not the B and W hitch. Like all B and W hitches it is solid and built to last. Etrailer has the price and the subject matter expertise that makes the selection and purchase easy. ****Note****: You do not need a slider as stated in the Etrailer Q and A's with a Ram 6 ft 4 inch Mega cab. Put the pivot arms in the rear most position(towards the tailgate). It actually sits back further than the companion 3000 I had in my previous long bed. But all trailer clearances vary so make sure you do your homework first.



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A very well built hitch for your fifth wheel Towing. The hitch came with not a scratch on it , it's a Little on the heavy side for one man but I know it's built to handle extreme weight and pressure! I have owned older style B&W hitchs with never a problem! Thanks etrailer and B& W. Sincerely Phil



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You guys made this process easy



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The product is the best that you can get as far as I am concerned. I have used B & W hitches as long as I have had 5th wheels. etrailer has been super to us. They shipped the hitch sooner than normal because we were in a bad situation, just to help us out.



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etrailer has always been such a satisfying vendor with I have trailering needs. I needed a replacement base for my B&W Companion hitch. I was given very complete information about the changes I needed to satisfy my upgrade process. The product came as promised in only three (3) business days. And it was in perfect condition despite its very heavy weight. And the followup customer support - could NOT ask for anything better. What a TEAM!!!



- BWRVB3600
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It fit perfectly in my 2015 Ram 2500 cummins long bed with the factory 5th wheel prep & works as advertised.



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Thank you etrailer for always having what I need at reasonable prices. Shipping is fast!! Customer service is very helpful and prompt to reply to my inquiries. This level of service keeps me coming back.



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There was a bit of a problem with the delivery from eTrailer. After several phone calls eTrailer and I came to an agreement that was excellent for me. The hitch has performed flawlessly over the past year towing our 18k pound 5th wheel almost 10 thousand miles.


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