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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


  • 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



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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   (10 Customer Reviews)


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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. 338882


Comments

The custom wedge works great.

Dennis C - 02/05/2018

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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. 480315



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Works great with my B&W companion hitch in my Ram 2500 with factory 5th wheel prep. 430846


Comments

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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Fits hitch perfectly 603517



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Fits & works 566272



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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. 450042



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Great service and great product.. thanks 425862



- SWW-06
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It came without a hitch, everything was great would use them again in the future. 404167



- SWW-06
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Met my needs. 333313



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Great product. Easy to install. 260391


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  • Can a Sidewinder be Used with a B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch in a 2014 Ram 3500
  • From what we have learned what you have been told by Reese is correct. There are 2 different B and W Companion 5th wheel trailer hitches. One of them just mounts in a gooseneck ball hole. The other one is designed only for the Ram OEM pucks in the 2014 Rams, # BWRVK3600. The one for the Rams, # BWRVK3600, mounts and secures in the four pucks so it can be used with a Sidewinder. The custom Sidewinder wedge for the B and W hitch is # SWW-06. The one that you referenced, # SWW-07, is for...
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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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  • Can I Use A B&W 5th Wheel Hitch With A Reese Revolution pin Box?
  • The B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3255 that you referenced will work with a Reese Revolution pin box and standard above bed rails that mount on the tow vehicle at 4 points. The hitch will come with 4 pins that you will use to secure to the rails. You will also need the custom fit wedge # SWW-06 that is used with B&W hitches and the Reese Revolution hitch. I also recommend # 41157 5th wheel/gooseneck 90-degree wiring harness. This harness can be mounting in the bed of your truck...
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  • 5th Wheel Sliding Hitch Recommendation for 2015 Ram 3500 6-Foot Bed with Factory Rail Kit
  • Nice truck! I hope you enjoy your road trips. We do not offer any auto-slider 5th wheel hitches but we do have many standard sliding hitch options from Pro Series, Reese and B&W. Even better, since your truck has the factory prep package you have the option to use a fixed hitch like B&W # BWRVK3600 along with a Sidewinder replacement pin box. This hitch fits right into your factory pucks. This type of set-up provides much better turning clearance than any slider. This is the case because...
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  • Will Lippert Turning Point Universal Wedge Fit B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The universal wedge that came with the Lippert Turning Point King Pin should work just fine with your B&W Companion OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3300. I do recommend considering a custom wedge instead that is specifically designed for your B&W Companion, as it will provide a much better fit than the universal model. We have the Custom Wedge # SWW-06 available that is designed for use with your B&W Companion. This particular custom wedge is confirmed to work with the Reese Sidewinder/Revolution...
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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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  • Can a Reese Sidewinder be Used with a B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • Only certain B&W Companion 5th wheel trailer hitches are compatible with Sidewinder pin boxes. Basically if it is a Companion that mounts in the 4 pucks of a factory prep package then it can be used with a Sidewinder. But if the Companion is the type that mounts just in the gooseneck ball hole then it is not compatible. If you do have the Companion that mounts in the 4 pucks then the custom wedge you would need is # SWW-06.
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Towing Setup Recommendation for a 2016 Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • The best option for a short bed truck like yours is to go with a Sidewinder as it will give you 22 more inches of pivot point clearance (much more than a slider hitch), and won't require you to get out and activate the slider mechanism of the fifth wheel hitch when you get to parking lot and then again when you are leaving the parking lot. The B and W Companion # BWRVK3600 will fit your Ram hitch prep package and would be an excellent option. Since you said you have a Lippert 1621HD...
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  • Recommended 5th-Wheel Hitch for 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 with Factory Rail Kit and Sidewinder
  • Both the B&W 20K Companion # BWRVK3700 and the Curt Q24 # C16545-16025 mentioned in your question are great 5th-wheel trailer hitches. I recommend the B&W # BWRVK3700 for a few reasons. The primary and most important difference between the two when considering your particular setup, is that the Curt Q24 is actually not compatible with a Sidewinder Pin Box. The B&W Companion will work with your Sidewinder without any issues. Aside from that, B&W also has a great reputation in the...
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  • Wedge Recommendation for Reese Revolution Pin Box and B and W Patriot Fifth Wheel
  • Yes, the correct wedge for a Reese Revolution/Sidewinder Pin Box to be used with a B and W Patriot part # BWRVK3200 is the part # SWW-06.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch For Reese Revolution Pin Box And 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 6.5 Foot Bed
  • The Reese Revolution pin box will not work with the B&W companion that uses the gooseneck underbed hitch for the base. It puts too much force on the under body for that combination. If you want to use an underbody rail kit, I recommend the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP30868 which can be used with the Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness - Single Jaw - 18,000 lbs # RP30142. If you...
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  • Correct Wedge for B&W Companion Hitch for Using Sidewinder Pin Box
  • If your B&W Companion hitch mounts into the 4 pucks in your truck bed, like with part # BWRVK3600, you can use custom wedge part # SWW-06. If your B&W Companion hitch uses a single post to mount in a gooseneck ball hole in your truck bed, as with hitch # BWRVK3500-5W, then you cannot use it with a Sidewinder pin box since that post would be damaged by the forces applied to it by the trailer.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 Short Bed with Rail Kit
  • Looks like you have a 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 LTZ Z71 with a 6-3/4 foot bed and the factory rail kit. You can tow a fifth wheel trailer with this truck but since there are no slider hitches available for your truck configuration and you have a short bed truck you would need to go with a Sidwinder pin box on the trailer to give you the needed turning clearance. For a hitch you would want the B and W Companion hitch part # BWRVK3700 which is a confirmed fit and one of the nicest hitches...
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  • Will the Fixed B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch RVK3600 Fit a 2018 Ram 3500 Short Bed
  • Yes, the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch part # BWRVK3600 will fit your 2018 Ram 3500 with the 6-1/2' bed if you have the factory prep package. However, in order to allow for sufficient turning clearance between the cab of the truck and loft of the trailer during a 90 degree turn you will also need to use a rotating pin box like the Sidewinder 5th Wheel King Pin with Rotating Turret part # RP61421. If you need one of these just let me know which pin box you have on your trailer now (brand/model...
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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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  • 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 a B and W Companion Hitch Work with a Sidewinder Pin Box Replacement
  • You are correct, if the B and W Companion hitch is one like the # BWRVK3600 that attaches using the 4 pucks it will work with a Sidewinder. We actually had this same discussion several months ago and ended up calling B and W and they confirmed that this hitch would work with the Sidewinders for the reason you mentioned. You will want to use the proper wedge, part # SWW-06, with the Sidewinder. I attached a help article on Sidewinders for you to check out as well.
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  • Fifth Wheel Rails, Hitch and Sidewinder for 2016 Ram 2500 with Ram Box
  • For your 2016 Ram 2500 with the Rambox and without the factory rail kit you would need to start with a fifth wheel rail kit confirmed as a fit. For that I would recommend a custom install kit like the part # RP50054-58 as it will minimize drilling and install time when compared to a universal kit. I attached an install video for this on a 2016 Ram 2500 just like yours. Then for the Blue Ox Patriot you would want the part # BWRVK3200. This will fit the Reese rails and will attach to the...
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  • Cushioned Sidewinder Pin Box Recommendation for Carbon 364 Toy Hauler with Lippert 1621 Pin Box
  • Thank you for all of the details of your setup as that makes knowing what you need easy. The 5th Airborne Sidewinder you need for your trailer that has a Lippert 1621 pin box will be the part # RP61422 as it is designed to replace the very popular Lippert 1621. The 5th Airborne portion of the pin box means that it is cushioned. Since your B and W Companion part # BWRVK3300 attaches to the 4 pucks of your 2014 Ford F-350's factory rail kit it also will work great with the Sidewinder....
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  • Can Reese Sidewinder be Used with B and W Patriot Hitch
  • Yes, Sidewinders can be used with the B and W Patriot fifth wheel hitch like the part # BWRVK3200 because unlike the Companion the Patriot uses 4 attachment points at all corners of the hitch. The Companion only uses the center post for attachment and that's why its not compatible with the Sidewinder. For a wedge to lock the head of the hitch to the arm of the Sidewinder you would want the part # SWW-06.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Ram 2500 with Rail Kit for Use with Sidewinder
  • You will want the B and W Companion Hitch part # BWRVK3600. This will fit directly to the fifth wheel rail kit of your 2016 Ram 2500 short bed, is considered by most to be the nicest fifth wheel hitch around, and will work well with a Sidewinder pin box. You will want to also use the wedge part # SWW-06. I attached an install video for the hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Is a Sidewinder Pin Box or a Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch Better for a 2018 Ford F-250 with a 6-3/4' Bed
  • You can use either a Sidewinder pin box or a sliding 5th wheel hitch to achieve a 90 degree turn with the 6-3/4' bed on your 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty. The most hassle-free setup would be to install a Sidewinder on your Jayco and then use a stationary 5th wheel hitch in your F-250. By using a Sidewinder you won't have to get in and out of the truck to unlock and lock the sliding feature on a 5th wheel hitch. We do have autosliding 5th wheel hitches but they are significantly heavier...
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  • Will the Lippert Turning Point Wedge fit B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The universal wedge of your Lippert Turning Point will work with the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3200. That said I do recommend using a custom wedge for a better fit, the Custom Wedge for B&W Fifth Wheels # SWW-06; we have had a number of customers tell us that this wedge, which was designed for use with Reese Sidewinders, works perfectly with the similar Lippert Turning point. I have added links to video reviews of the Patriot and wedge for you to check out as well.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 with Reese Elite Rail Kit
  • The Demco Hijacker Autoslide could be used with the Elite rail kit part # RP30868 that you have for your 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 but since you need to be able to hitch up to your trailer at an angle this hitch will not work well for you as it requires you to be almost totally straight to connect. The really great news though is that if your trailer has a pin box installed on it that pivots or turns you don't need a slider hitch as the pin box will give you the needed clearance to make...
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Towing Setup for 2017 Ford Super Duty Factory Rail Kit
  • Not to confuse you even further but if you are looking for a smoother ride quality than a sliding hitch I have a better option for you to consider. If you replace the pin box on your trailer with a Sidewinder you will get the benefit of the auto slide fifth wheel hitches without all of the moving parts and weight of a slider hitch. Plus the trailer will track better behind the truck and will back up much easier. If you are looking for a solution that is better than the Demco and the...
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  • Sidewinder Recommendaiton for Grand Design Solitude 384GK Towed by 2018 Ford F-350
  • Your 2018 Grand Design Solitude 384GK has a Lippert 1621 pin box so the correct Goose Box you need is the # RP94720. That said the Goose Box does not give additional clearance for turning and an offset ball really wouldn't help. Since your 2018 Ford F-350 short bed has the factory rail kit what you'd want to do instead is install a Reese Sidewinder pin box instead of the Goose Box like the part # RP61420 which will give you the turning clearance you need with a fifth wheel hitch and...
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  • B&W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch With Factory Puck System Compatibility With Revolution Pin Box
  • Your B&W Companion Hitch # BWRVK3600 is compatible with a Revolution Pin Box on your Rockwood 2650 WS fifth wheel trailer using the 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for B&W Fifth Wheels # SWW-06. The sticker you are referring to is put on all the Companion hitch heads, but this compatibility is only and issue with the Companion hitches that attach into the B&W gooseneck systems. This won't be an issue with your Companion with the factory puck system. You do have the option of locking the...
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  • Help With Chucking And Bouncing With Reese 16k Revolution Coupler With A Anderson Ultimate Hitch
  • Typically it's the fifth wheel hitch that is responsible for chucking and bouncing. A looser fitting jaw to the king pin of the pin box is the number one reason for chucking. But for a hitch with an excellent jaw design The B and W Patriot part # BWRVK3200 would be a great option. Then for a wedge to fit the hitch to your Reese Revolution the # SWW-06 would be the correct product. For the Revolution Pin Box on your Trailer, Reese recommends that you frequently lubricate the wedge...
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  • How to Determine if Sidewinder Will Allow 90 Degree Turn with 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • The formula to determine if you have enough clearance to make a 90 degree turn with your fifth wheel and 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500HD with an 8 foot bed can be a bit confusing, so I'll give you the formula and then an example afterwards to help explain. Just keep in mind that your clearance should equal at least 4 to safely make a 90 degree turn: (A + B) - C = Clearance A = Distance from center of fifth wheel hitch jaw to truck cab B = Length of Sidewinder arm (22") C = Width of...
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