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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
  • Reese
  • B and W 5th Wheel


  • 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:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (16 Customer Reviews)


- SWW-06
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Works great with my B&W companion hitch in my Ram 2500 with factory 5th wheel prep. 430846


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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

43449

- SWW-06
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Does what it was designed to do. MUCH better than the universal wedge supplied with the Turning Point. 736810



- SWW-06
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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!! 715218



- SWW-06
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Products great quality - delivered on time as scheduled 714503



- SWW-06
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Fits perfectly for use on a B & W Companion 3600 hitch. 693184



- SWW-06
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As advertised ... perfect fit ... AAA+++ 680290



- SWW-06
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Easy install! outstanding customer serv ice! 636779



- SWW-06
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Fits hitch perfectly 603517



- SWW-06
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Fits & works 566272



- 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. 480315



- SWW-06
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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



- SWW-06
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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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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

34263

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Met my needs. 333313



- SWW-06
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Great product. Easy to install. 260391


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Ask the Experts about this Reese Accessories and Parts

  • 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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  • 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 # RP61421 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Pin Box Upgrade for Lippert 1621 Pin Box That Can be Used With B&W Companion
    If your 2016 Ram 2500 has the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider # BWRVK3400-5W and it mounts in the Turnoverball Installation Kit # BWGNRK1384-5W you cannot use a Sidewinder because the single attachment point for the Companion - in the gooseneck of the Turnoverball - creates too much movement and stress on a single point, potentially damaging the equipment or creating an unsafe towing situation. That said, if your 2016 Ram 2500 has the OEM prep package with the and you...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2016 Ram 2500 with RamBox and 6’-4” Bed
    Because you have the RamBox on your 2016 ram 2500 short bed, you will need to use a fixed mounted hitch and a Sidewinder pin box. That is the only combination that works for the RamBox to give you turning clearances by moving the pivot point back 22 inches so you don't have contact between the RamBox and the pin box on your trailer when turning. I've attached an article to assist. For your 5th wheel hitch, I recommend the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package...
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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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  • Solution for Sidewinder Pin Box that Doesnt Straighten Out Totally When Towed Behind Truck
    When we hear about the situation you described where the Sidewinder doesn't straighten totally out as it's being towed behind the truck and there is noise around corners the issue is that the wedge isn't the correct one for the hitch being used or it's not properly installed. What fifth wheel hitch does your customer have? Do you know which wedge they are using? Ideally you use a custom wedge like the # SWW-06 which is designed for the jaws of a B and W hitch.
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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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  • How to Remove Chucking From Fifth Wheel Trailer with Reese Revolution Pin Box
    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. You didn't mention what hitch you have, 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.
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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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  • 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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  • B&W Companion Hitch and Head Position Recommendation for 2017 Ram 3500 Towing Trailer w Sidewinder
    If the trailer sits nose high currently then you'd want to go with the lower height setting for the head of the B and W Companion for Ram OEM rail kit # BWRVK3670 to help allow the trailer to sit level. Since you have a Sidewinder pin box you really don't need a slider hitch since the Sidewinder is designed to provide the additional clearance. So instead the hitch you'd want is the part # BWRVK3600. If you already have the Slider Companion you can still use it but you have to leave it in...
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  • Sidewinder and Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for New Ram Towing Vilano 5th Wheel
    Since your 5th wheel trailer has a Lippert 1621 pin box there is a Reese Sidewinder that will fit it as part # RP61420. This will allow a short bed truck like yours to make tight turns but you'll have to have a fifth wheel hitch installed in the factory rail kit. For that the best option is the B and W Companion hitch part # BWRVK3600 with the custom wedge part # SWW-06. This hitch with the Sidewinder will give you the best fifth wheel towing setup around! The Companion is very easy...
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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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  • Fifth Wheel Base Rails for 2019 Ram 1500 With Air Suspension
    There is one set of standard base rails that will work with your 2019 Ram 1500 with the factory air suspension so long as it does not have the EcoDiesel engine, the B&W Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # BWRVK2604. The only other thing to keep in mind is that since you are using a Sidewinder you do need a custom wedge for your fifth wheel hitch, and the correct one will depend on the hitch you have. For example if you used the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel...
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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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