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5th Airborne Custom Wedge for B&W Fifth Wheels

5th Airborne Custom Wedge for B&W Fifth Wheels

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Reese Accessories and Parts - SWW-06

  • Fifth Wheel King Pin
  • Wedges
  • B and W 5th Wheel
  • Reese


  • Designed to work with the Sidewinder and 5th Airborne Sidewinder
  • Replaces universal wedge that comes with Sidewinder and 5th Airborne Sidewinder
  • Custom wedge is designed specifically for B&W hitches
  • Wedge prevents pivot at fifth-wheel hitch jaws

Note: This wedge is for the B&W Patriot (which attaches to rails) and the Companion for the Ford and Ram OEM systems that have the 4 puck attachment.




SWW-06 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for B&W Fifth Wheels

Installation Details SWW-06 Installation instructions


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Video Transcript for Reese Fifth Wheel King Pin SWW-06 Review

Today we are going to review part number SWW-06. This is the 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for B & W Fifth Wheels. Now this wedge is designed to work with the Sidewinder and 5th Airborne Sidewinder pin boxes. This will replace the universal wedge that comes with the Sidewinder and the 5th Airborne Sidewinder. It is a custom wedge. It is designed specifically to fit the B & W hitches. It's made for the B & W Patriot, which attaches to rails, and the B & W Companion, which is for the Ford and the Ram OEM systems that have the 4-puck attachment. This wedge, when it's installed, will prevent the pivoting at the the fifth-wheel hitch draws.

Basically, when it comes with a nice set of instructions, comes with the 2, 5/8 inch bolts and lock-washers. Basically, when you go to install this, what you want to do is, the narrow end here of the wedge, will point towards the front of the pin box. The recessed part right here is facing down. This will go on to the pin box. Put your bolts up through there. Do the same there, and then you'll go ahead tight those down.

You just snug them, you don't want to tightness then all the way down until you slide your Sidewinder into the hitch itself. Once it's in there, you adjust it correctly and torque it down to the correct specifications. Once that's installed, that'll keep it from rotating at the fifth-wheel head, and it'll rotate where the pin box or the Sidewinder is attached. That should do it for the review on part number SWW-06. This is the 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for B & W Fifth Wheels. .


Customer Reviews

5th Airborne Custom Wedge for B&W Fifth Wheels - SWW-06

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (50 Customer Reviews)


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Don't have product yet. Ups almost made it to my house, then it shot 130 miles away to a post office. Not etrailers issue. Ups smoking crack today



- SWW-06
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Fits great into my B&W hitch.



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bolt holes did not align with my pin box. wish to return all 3 items. no one would answer your phone. i received my order on 10/12/ 2021. still waiting for return authorzation!


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-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 10/20/2021


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This was needed for a Sidewinder hitch and it works perfect as designed.



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Super fast shipping! Hitch and accessories arrived with no issues. Fits perfect! Instructions were very easy to follow. The customer support prior to purchasing hitch was awesome!! All my questions were answered. Really awesome company!!


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5th Airborne Wedge fit perfectly on pin box for B&W BWRVK3300 hitch receiver on truck. Together they work flawlessly. Excellent products!!!!
Robert - 10/04/2020


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Just received today. Haven't installed yet. So great customer service all the way from question and answer to quick and accurate shipping. Will update after install. Thank you and your team!



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Etrailer waited out the supplier and kept me informed on the possible delivery date. When the part became available they contacted me and we completed the transaction. Thanks for being dedicated to your customers. Although I have not installed the wedge yet I have test fit in the hitch and it appears it will resolve my issue providing a better fitment between the hitch and the pin box.


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The custom wedge works great.
Dennis C - 02/05/2018



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Works great with my B&W companion hitch in my Ram 2500 with factory 5th wheel prep.


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Still working great. This wedge works perfectly. Definitely a little tricky to hitch and unhitch because there is no room for error because you have to be lined up perfectly but this combination with the Sidewinder and my B&W companion is working great.
Dave S - 09/10/2018



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Fast shipping good communication



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I can turn 100degrees with a 6.5 foot b ed.



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The wedge I bought for my Reese Sidewinder fifth wheel hitch is a pretty simple product, so it works great. It's basically a custom-made, wedge-shaped piece of steel for my 16 k B&W hitch, which keeps the trailer from rotating on the hitch. I was glad to be able to get the exact part I needed through etrailer. More importantly, I have gotten some really good help and advice from the folks there at etrailer.



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Easy to install works great



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Bolts didn’t fit !



- SWW-06
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Works awsome. I used the universal one (that came with my trailer) for 6 trips and it started to damage my hitch. This one has not left a single mark. It is solid and easy to install. I would recommend.



- SWW-06
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sometimes it's hard to get hitch to lock. has put some gauges in 5th wheel. works good most of the time, tight fit.



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Does what ir is supposed to do.



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Sales personnel were very helpful fast shipping to order out great product love it



- SWW-06
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Does what it was intended to do!



- SWW-06
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Does what it was designed to do. MUCH better than the universal wedge supplied with the Turning Point.



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Fits perfectly for use on a B & W Companion 3600 hitch.



- SWW-06
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It came without a hitch, everything was great would use them again in the future.



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Although it is just a chunk of metal and 2 screws,it is well engineered. does its job very well and is a very good fit.



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Very nice unit and very easy to install. Job Took under an hour to do and torque to 150 foot pounds.



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Ask the Experts about this Reese Accessories and Parts

  • Is a Custom Wedge Required for the B&W Companion OEM While Being Used with the Sidewinder
    Yes, the 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for B&W Fifth Wheels part # SWW-06 will be needed with the Sidewinder 5th Wheel King Pin with Rotating Turret part # RP34FR when used with your B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch part # BWRVK3600. If you have not used a rotating pin box before then the only real difference in regards to operation is that you will need to align the truck as straight as possible when you couple the two together. This is going to ensure that the wedge gets seated inside...
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  • Is B and W Companion Hitch Compatible with Sidewinder Pin Box
    If the B and W Companion hitch attaches to a gooseneck hitch through a center post then you cannot use it with a Sidewinder like you have. If instead it's a Companion hitch that's designed for a factory rail kit like for a Dodge or Ford truck then it can be used with it. Sidwinders put quite a bit of torque on hitches so they need the hitch to be attached to the truck bed in all four corners. The correct B and W wedge for the Sidewinder is part # SWW-06.
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  • How to Use a Sidewinder with a B and W Companion Hitch
    Actually the recommendation for adding bolts to the B and W hitches so that they can be used with a Sidewinder has recently changed. We spoke to our contact at B and W and they informed us that doing that will void the warranty of the hitch. What you will need to do is lock out the Sidewinder you have on your trailer. You will then need to install two 3/4 inch X 5-1/2 inch grade 5 bolts washers lock washers and nuts in the location at the rear of the turret, see photo. Once these bolts...
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  • 5th Wheel Wedge for Use with Reese Revolution Pin Box and B&W Companion Hitch
    Yes, the Custom Wedge # SWW-06 is the correct one to use with your B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch. The universal wedge supplied with the pin box will not provide the same precise fit as this custom one that is made specifically for B&W 5th wheel hitches.
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  • Wedge Recommendation for Sidewinder with B and W Patriot Hitch
    Ideally you run the B and W Wedge part # SWW-06 with the B and W Patriot hitch part # BWRVK3255 that you referenced as it's custom made to fit the jaws of the hitch. The universal may work but most likely it will be a challenge to get it to fit well.
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  • Can Reese Revolution/Sidewinder be Used with B&W Companion Hitch for 2017 Ford Factory Rail Kit
    Actually the B&W Companion hitch part # BWRVK3300 that you referenced can be used with Sidewinder pin boxes. Since you have a short bed 2017 Ford F-250 with the factory rail kit this hitch would be an excellent option if your trailer has a Sidewinder/Reese Revolution. The wedge you would want to go with it is the part # SWW-06. The Companion hitches that attach through a gooseneck ball are the ones that can't be used with Sidewinders. The Sidewinders need 4 point of attachment on the hitch.
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  • Wedge Recommendation for Using B and W Patriot Hitch with Reese Sidewinder Pin Box
    For the B and W Patriot fifth wheel hitch # BWRVK3255 the correct wedge to use is the part # SWW-06. This is a custom fit wedge made specifically for the hitch to attach to a Reese Sidewinder like what you mentioned.
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch for 2014 Ram 3500 Long Bed With Factory Prep Package and Sidewinder
    The best 5th wheel hitch for your 2014 Ram 3500 with the factory prep package is the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # BWRVK3600. The reason the Companion is the best is because of its immense jaws and cushioned bushings, which combine to give you the most comfortable towing experience possible. The jaws on the Companion are 1 inch thick and act like an adhesive to your king pin. This robust jaw system is the key reason why the Companion - more than any...
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  • Which Way Should the Universal Wedge Face on a Sidewinder/Revolution and Elite Series Hitch
    For the universal wedge # 201100 and an Elite Series hitch you will follow the same directions and diagrams for the Signature Series hitches. I have included a picture for you that shows how the universal wedge should be oriented. I have also linked some Sidewinder/Revolution instructions that contain this information.
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  • Which B&W Companion Hitches Allow Full Function of Sidewinder Pin Boxes
    The only Companion hitches that can be used with a Sidewinder and still allow the full function of the pin box are the ones that attach in four places like the models that fit the vehicles with factory rail kits such as # BWRVK3600 for the Ram rail kits. The Companion hitches that only use the center post that inserts into a Turnover ball hitch like part # BWRVK3500 can't handle the twisting torque that the Sidewinders put on the hitch so they would require locking the Sidewinder out...
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  • Will the 5th Airborne Custom Wedge # SWW-06 Work on a Reese Revolution Pin Box
    Yes, the wedge part # SWW-06 will work on a Reese Revolution pin box. The Revolution and Sidewinder are the exact same thing. It's only called the Revolution when the pin boxes come on the trailer from the manufacturer. When the pin boxes are sold to the aftermarket they are branded as Sidewinder.
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  • Availability of Sidewinder Wedge for B&W Patriot 5th-Wheel Hitch
    The correct custom wedge for the B&W Patriot Trailer Hitch like the # BWRVK3270 referenced in your question is the Reese # SWW-06. This is specifically designed to work with the Sidewinder and B&W 5th-Wheel Hitches. I have attached a short video demonstration of this product for you to check out. Just note that when using a sliding hitch with a Sidewinder pin box, you will need to lock the slider portion of the hitch in the forward most position at all times.
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  • Troubleshooting Sidewinder Pin Box that Angles When Backed Up
    If when you back your trailer up straight the Sidewinder arm turns at a slight angle then you have a wedge issue. Since you have a B and W Patriot the correct wedge is the part # SWW-06 which you'd want to verify is the one you have and is installed properly. Make sure it's facing the correct direction and that all of the install bolts are torqued down to spec. Could you send a picture of the jaws of your hitch and the wedge as well possibly?
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  • Sidewinder Wedge Recommendation to be Used with B and W Companion Hitch for 2019 GMC Sierra 2500
    Yes the wedge part # SWW-06 is the correct one to use with a Reese Sidewinder and the B and W Companion Hitch for 2019 GMC trucks # BWRVK3700.
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  • How Does the B and W Custom Wedge Install on a Reese Revolution Pin Box
    On the Reese Revolution and a B and W 5th wheel trailer hitch you will need to bolt the wedge, # SWW-06, so that the narrow end points towards the front of the Revolution and the recessed part is facing down. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. B and W Companion fifth wheel hitches may only be used with a Sidewinder if 2 additional bolts (1/2 inch diameter, grade 5) are added at the rear most support to keep the hitch from rotating in the bed.
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  • Can B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Hitch Be Used with Sidewinder Pin Box
    Yes, the B&W Patriot 18K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3255 is compatible and perfectly safe to use with the Reese Sidewinder Pin Box. The correct custom wedge to use is the part # SWW-06. This is what will prevent the king pin from pivoting at the hitch. I have attached a couple short video reviews that you can check out as well.
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  • Can Other B&W Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches Be Used With The Reese Sidewinder
    The Reese Sidewinder # SWW-06 can be used with any 5th wheel hitches, except the B&W hitches that install via the Turnoverball. Instead, you will need to use the B&W hitches that install directly into the factory puck systems. So if you wanted to use the another B&W Hitch besides the Patriot # BWRVK3200, you could also use the B&W Companion # BWRVK3710 for example, since it does not mount into the Turnoverball gooseneck hole. The # BWRVK3710 is meant to be installed into the GM puck...
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  • Sidewinder Wedge Recommendation to be Used with B and W Companion Hitch for 2017 GMC Sierra 2500
    Yes, the wedge part # SWW-06 that you referenced is the correct wedge to be used with the B and W Companion Hitch part # BWRVK3700. This is the B and W hitch that's designed to fit the factory rail kit of your 2017 GMC Sierra 2500.
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  • Can B&W Companion Be Used With A Reese Revolution Pin Box on a 2007 Chevy Silverado
    That is correct. The post of the Companion that inserts into the B&W Turnover Ball gooseneck hitch wouldn't be able to withstand the torque that the Revolution pin box would place upon it, which would damage the gooseneck hitch as well as the Companion 5th wheel hitch and could actually cause the trailer to come free, which would be not so good. This being said, there is a way to use a different B&W Companion hitch on your truck that WOULD be compatible with a Companion hitch, but it...
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  • Hardware for 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for B&W Fifth Wheels
    The 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for B&W Fifth Wheels # SWW-06 comes with two 5/8" bolts and two 5/8" conical washers.
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  • Will Fixed Fifth Wheel Hitch Fit Factory Pucks of Short Bed 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500
    Yes, you can use a fixed fifth wheel hitch in the pucks of your short bed 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500. I checked with B&W, the manufacturers of the outstanding B&W Companion hitches, and found out the puck spacing of the Sliding B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package # BWRVK3775 has a distance between its pucks of 22.3" wide and 13" deep, while the Fixed B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package # BWRVK3710 also has 22.3" wide and 13" deep puck...
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  • Will the Reese Sidewinder 5th Wheel King Pin Work With a 2020 Ford F-150 5-1/2' Bed
    Yes, the Reese Sidewinder 5th Wheel King Pins will work with a 2020 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2' bed. In fact, it is one of the only options which will allow for full ninety degree turns. Please note, in order to choose the correct one you need to know the pin box type (Lippert 1621, 1716, 1116, etc). If you have a 1621 then use part # RP34FR or if you have a 1716/1116 then use part # RP77FR. If you don't already have a 5th wheel hitch picked out, I recommend the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer...
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  • Is Wedge Needed for B&W Companion and Lippert Turning Point Pin Box
    A wedge is needed, yes, and the Lippert Turning Point pin box does come with a universal wedge, but it is not a very good fit with the B&W Companion # BWRVK3710. So I highly recommend instead using the 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for B&W Fifth Wheels # SWW-06. This is a much better option than the universal wedge, and our customers who have used it with the Turning Point agree, as you can see by the review I added. I have also added a link below to a video review if you'd like to check...
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  • Availability of Non-Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch and Install Rail/Bracket Kit 2021 Chevy 2500 6 3/4 Bed
    Unless your 5th wheel has the dished in or concave front corners that are specifically designed to provide turning clearance, or your 5th wheel is equipped with a rotating pin box like a Reese Sidewinder/Revolution or a Lippert Turning Point, you'll really need to go with a sliding 5th wheel hitch to provide the proper amount of clearance to avoid a collision between the front of the 5th wheel and the rear of the truck cab. It's entirely possible that you'll have the proper amount of...
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  • Recommended Air Ride Sidewinder Replacement For Lippert 1716 Pin Box
    We do indeed offer an air-ride Sidewinder model that's a replacement for the Lippert 1716 pin box. I'd recommend part # RP77FR which would be compatible with the B&W Companion for Ford Pucks, like part # BWRVK3300. You'll also need a B&W specific wedge, part # SWW-06 to prevent the king pin from rotating in the hitch jaws. I've linked to some videos that you might find helpful.
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  • Wedge Needed to Use Lippert Turning Point Pin Box with B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Hitch
    If you are having trouble fitting the wedge that came with your Lippert Turning Point pin box to your 18K B&W Patriot # BWRVK3255 then you can use the Custom Wedge # SWW-06 instead. This is actually designed for use with the Reese Sidewinder pin boxes but we've had customers come back and say that it matches up with the Turning Point as well.
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch and Pin Box Combination for 2020 Ford F-350 Short Bed With OEM Pucks
    Thanks for all the information. It gives me a couple ideas to throw your way to see what you'd prefer. The very best option in my opinion is to use the best hitch and best king pin option for the smoothest ride and turning clearances. That would consist of the B&W Companion # BWRVK3300 which installs in two parts so it can be a one man job, and then a Sidewinder pin box for your turning clearances. You can use the non-air ride # RP34FR or my preference the air ride # RP61422. I also...
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  • Sidewinder Wedge Needed For A B&W Hitch
    To ensure your rotating pin box sits correctly in your B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000lbs # BWRVK3600 you'll just need a wedge to lock the king pin in place so the only movement will be the turret rotating. If you have a Reese Sidewinder # RP77FR or # RP34FR you'll need the Sidewinder Wedge Kit for B&W, Demco, and Husky Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches Item # RP74FR. If you have the MORryde Orbital Pin Box # MR72VR you'll need the MORryde...
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  • Is Fixed 5th Wheel Hitch Or Slider 5th Wheel Hitch Required For 2020 Ram 2500 Short Bed W/ OEM Pucks
    Since your 2020 Ram 2500 Big Horn short bed has the OEM puck system you will want to go with the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20K # BWRVK3670 unless your 2021 Northwood Fox Mountain 23RLS 5th Wheel has a rotating pin box. The reason for this is trucks with less than an 8' bed will have less cab to trailer clearance and using a fixed hitch can cause the trailer to contact the cab of your truck if you aren't careful when turning....
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  • Best Setup To Tow a Grand Design Reflections With a 2019 Ford F-150 5-1/2 Bed
    The B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # BWRVK3200 when paired with the B&W Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails part # BWRVK2403 will be an excellent option for you to tow the Grand Design Reflections with a 2019 Ford F-150. The B&W Patriot has thick locking jaws that grip the kingpin tightly and reduce chucking. The B&W Patriot also has a cam action handle so you can uncouple the trailer on uneven ground which is a pretty nice feature to have that you may not learn to appreciate...
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