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B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Dual Jaw - 18,000 lbs

B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Dual Jaw - 18,000 lbs

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The built-in slider on this sturdy 5th-wheel hitch helps eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. Dual jaws offer a secure connection. Durable polyurethane bushings limit rattle and vibration. Rails sold separately. Call 800-298-8924 to order B and W fifth wheel hitch part number BWRVK3270 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all B and W products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Dual Jaw - 18,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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B and W Fifth Wheel Hitch

  • B and W
  • Sliding Fifth Wheel
  • 18000 lbs GTW
  • Hitch Only
  • Double Pivot
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 4500 lbs TW
  • 17 - 19 Inch Tall
  • 12 Inch Fore/Aft Travel

The built-in slider on this sturdy 5th-wheel hitch helps eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. Dual jaws offer a secure connection. Durable polyurethane bushings limit rattle and vibration. Rails sold separately.


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Built-in slider provides clearance required for your short-bed pickup to turn safely at slow speeds
  • 3/4" Thick dual jaws provide 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact
    • Less rattle and more security than slide-bar jaws
  • Cam-action latching handle helps prevent binding
    • Simple to release, even on unlevel terrain
    • Lockable to secure trailer to hitch - padlock sold separately
  • Fully articulating head eases hookup and helps to limit chucking
    • Pivots front-to-back and side-to-side
  • 3 Height settings to fit your application
  • Quiet, rattle-free ride with polyurethane bushings
  • Gray powder coated steel is corrosion resistant
  • Base rails and installation kit sold separately
    • Compatible with industry-standard, above-bed rails - B&W, Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Pro Series, Reese, and Valley
    • Simplify installation with a semi-custom bracket kit (not available for all applications)
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 18,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 4,500 lbs
  • Hitch height: 17" - 19"
  • Travel: 12" front to back
  • Footprint: 31-3/4" wide x 33-1/2" deep
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note: Due to the size of this item, it ships via truck freight.


Quiet, Secure Ride

The 3/4" thick jaw on the Patriot is precision machined to provide a tight, sturdy connection. And unlike slide-bar models, the rounded 2-piece jaw on this fifth-wheel trailer hitch inhibits rattle and movement by securely wrapping around your trailer's king pin, resulting in easier hookup and a safer, quieter ride.


In addition to the sturdy jaw, the Patriot has durable polyurethane bushings built in to provide a smoother, more comfortable towing experience. These bushings sit on top of the pivot arms that support the fifth-wheel head. Because the head is resting on padded area, it is able to pivot without clanking. The ability of the head to pivot - both front to back and side to side - along with the trailer also helps to limit the chucking that may occur with a more static hitch.


Non-Binding Latch Handle

The dual jaw on the Patriot is operated by a simple-to-use cam-action handle. This handle allows you to quickly and easily release the jaws on the hitch, even if you are on uneven terrain. If any binding does occur between your truck and trailer, the jaws may remain closed after you move the handle to the open position. But because the handle is unlatched, there is nothing keeping the jaws closed except for the binding pressure. Therefore, simply driving your truck forward will be enough to force the jaws to open.


The cam-action handle is held in the closed position with the included pin and clip. For extra security, you can replace the pin with a sturdy padlock. The shackle on the lock you choose should have a diameter of 5/16", height of 3", and a width of 2-1/4".


Easily Adjustable Design

The B&W Patriot can be adjusted up and down for optimal positioning. As a result, this hitch can easily accommodate the height of your trailer.


Built-In Slider

Most often used on trucks with 6' beds, a slider helps to eliminate clearance problems during slow-speed turns. When you are towing a fifth-wheel trailer, your hitch must be situated on the cab side of your truck's rear axle. However, at slow speeds you can use a slider to slide the fifth-wheel hitch (and the trailer) toward your truck's tailgate and past the rear axle, creating enough space between the cab of your truck and the trailer to permit less-restricted turning.


The slider that is built into the base of the Patriot allows for 12" of fore and aft travel to give you the clearance you need.



RVK3270 B and W Patriot Slider Fifth Wheel RV Hitch - 18,000 lbs

Item # BWRVK3270

Installation Details BWRVK3270 Installation instructions


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Video of B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Dual Jaw - 18,000 lbs

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




Video Transcript for B and W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the B&W Patriot fifth wheel trailer hitch with slider. With an 18,000 pound capacity, the part number is BWRVK3270. Now the need for a sliding system like the Patriot is going to come up when you're trying to haul a camper with a short bed truck. It's just not feasible to navigate around with the limited maneuverability you'll have before they camper wants to make contact with the cab of the truck. With the Patriot system, it's able to move a full 12" from the towing position back into the maneuvering position. This is going to allow us the extra room we need from the front of the camper to the rear of our cab to help us navigate through the campsites, parking lots, things like that. When it's time to haul back down the road, release that lever once again.

As we back up towards our camper, it will bring it forward into the towing position. Now the Patriot's going to offer a 4,500 pound vertical load limit. That's the maximum downward force that we can put here on top. It gives us an 18,000 pound gross trailer weight rating. That's going to be the total weight of your trailer and anything that you might have loaded in it. Now unlike the traditional styles of fifth wheels which typically just use the single bar across the back of the kingpin, or maybe just a single jaw that would come around and make contact in the back, the B&W offers a 360-degree contact point. It grabs that kingpin all the way around, which really helps to reduce any of the movement and play we get here, which eventually leads to noise. Now the dual jaws are very sturdy.

They're designed with 3/4" thick material. These are designed to really hold up for a long time and a lot of mileage without getting any kind of looseness in here. Another nice touch with the Patriot system is going to be the gray powder coat finish. Usually you'll see the black. It really helps it stand out and sets it apart from other systems we see out there. B&W of course is made 100% right here in the United States with American steel, so it's a good product that has a good fit and finish to it. Now when installing our Patriot, we want to drop the tabs that stick down off the bottom they're going to have holes located in them in the appropriate slots in our rails.

Now nice thing about the Patriot is it is designed to work with many styles of rails, so you don't have to have a B&W rail kit to use the Patriot. This is going to work out with Reese, Pro Series, Valley, CURT, Draw-Tite, any of the standard rail kits out there. You can see that's going to drop in nicely. You'll notice that our head has been removed. Typically this is going to be easier to put on in two parts rather than lifting the whole thing, but that's up to you. Now at each point in which that tab goes down through our rails, we're going to have provided pins.

We're going to slide those through, secure them on the other side with our clip. We'll do that at all four corners to keep our fifth wheel and our slider secure. Now here are the arms that come up from the base that our head sits down on. As you can see, we've got polyurethane bushings on both of those. That's really going to eliminate a lot of the noise typically associated with fifth wheels. Now the arms that the head sits on are adjustable up and down. You can see there's four bolts that hold each one in place. We're going to have three adjustment points. We can start where we've got it now, at the low setting. It's going to put our head about 17" over the top of our bed. We can bring that up to 18" or up to 19". The arms can also be removed. In a short bed you kind of want them in this configuration to where the more angled portion is forward. That's going to get us back just a little bit further from the cab. With these rotated, you can bring our connection point forward or back to allow us to get our head sitting nicely just ahead of our axle. Now we'll bring our head in and we'll lift on the two release handles. Allow that to slide down in position. Then when we release our handles, that holds our head into place. When it's time to remove it from the truck, of course you're going to pull your pins. If you decide to detach the head, you simply pull up on the two handles to release it, set that aside, take care of the base. Now when detaching even on uneven terrain, the head of the Patriot really helps to make that a pretty easy process. It has a pivot point not only left and right but back and forth. If we are on, again, slightly uneven terrain, which tends to be the hardest point when you're unhooking on a standard fifth wheel, this is taking that into account. It does have a little bit of motion there to help get that disconnected. See, to release our dual jaws we want to remove our pin, move our arm into that forward position. Then, as we back into our trailer, these are going to be pushed where they come back into that closed position. That allows those dual jaws to come around and fully engage our kingpin. Now when uncoupling from your trailer, you'll see that there's a hole designed right in the top of the head. That allows us to put our pin in there. That will prevent that arm from coming back into the locked position, giving us a very nice, easy disconnection. Now as an added benefit, if you decide not to use just the pin with the retainer to hold your camper in place, you can use a padlock with a 5/16" shank. That will go right down through there and that will actually allow you to lock your camper to your truck. That will complete our look at the B&W Patriot fifth wheel with slider, part number BWRVK3270.


Customer Reviews

B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Dual Jaw - 18,000 lbs - BWRVK3270

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (88 Customer Reviews)

The built-in slider on this sturdy 5th-wheel hitch helps eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. Dual jaws offer a secure connection. Durable polyurethane bushings limit rattle and vibration. Rails sold separately.

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Very happy with the quality and performance of this hitch. My previous hitch was a Reese 15K slider, it seemed to have a lot of excess play and was noisy when towing. The B&W is very solid with no apparent play, the slider moves easily . Installation was easy as it fit my existing universal rails almost perfectly and the tow head mounts were simple to install. 608687



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The hitch is more than one could ask for! It slides easily. I have no play when hooked to the trailer. Hooking and unhooking on uneven ground is not a problem. I would definitely buy again and again! 599627


Comments
Excellent! Switched trucks still using same B&W Hitch! It works like it is still new. No complaints
Shawn M - 01/24/2020

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Excellent hitch! We go camping about every 4 to 6 weeks (year round) for 3 to 5 days at a time. This hitch is so easy to operate! 492263



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Have had this hitch for about a year now. Well worth the price. Dramatically reduced chucking and the slide works smoothly. 521751



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Great product and easy to use. 654109



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All went together smoothly and plenty strong for my application which is a 27' fifth wheel Slider hitch. 407685


Comments
Since I bought the equipment, I feel the same about the quality and installation. I do, however, have one big issue. There is no way to prevent a road worn driver from forgetting to slide the slider back at the end of a long day on the road. Broke 3 windows before I figured it out. I took an Arduino computer, an ultrasonic range finder and a back-up horn. Lashed it all together with a bit of software and connected it to the back-up lights. Put the car in reverse with the slider in the wrong position and you get BEEP BEEP BEEP . . . . Hope you can do something with the info. Oth
George W - 07/18/2018

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I am glad that you have something figured out. Another consideration would be for a headache rack for the rear window of your truck. This could be used in addition to your current system, but would just be another level of protection for your rear truck glass, before a small mistake becomes even more costly.

-- Rachael H - 7/18/2018


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I use the B&W Patriot in a 2015 2500 Ram 6.5 box, with a Reese adapter for the factory puck system. I already had the Reese adapter so went this route. The Patriot works as it should. Make sure you use some lithium grease on the slides, makes it much easier to slide. I like that you can remove the head, makes it lighter to take out of the truck. I had to purchase longer pins for my set up. It has a very good locking mechanism. It is easy to hitch and unhitch the 5th wheel camper. A good value for the dollar. Made in America. 569207



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Great product and service B&W built in USA and great quality but very heavy 675158


Comments
Many folks will use a chain hoist and a lifting bracket like # DM6100
Demco 5th Wheel Lifting Bracket
$79.35
to make installing and removing the hitch easier.
-- Mike L - 07/27/2019

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One small detail left of in mounting instructions. When positioning the front rail use the mounting pins for the base in front and rear rails. If not trying to get the pins in one the rails are secured could lead to misalignment making it difficult to put pins in later. This can be as minor as a max of 1/8" yet enough for pins not to align with base rails. 794268



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Love this hitch, and love Etrailer.com, great people to work with! 773792



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Very nice and solid 5th wheel hitch. Very quiet when towing. One important comment: I have a 2019 Chevrolet Crew Cab with 6ft 6 in bed. I am towing a 2019 Grand Design Reflection 5th wheel. Dealership installed the hitch. I seem to have clearance between the cab and 5th wheel when 90 degrees from one another. The 5th wheel hitch overhang will hit the tailgate of the truck when sliding back to locking position. I think its about a 3 inch interference, Make sure you check this by lowering your tailgate before sliding into parking position. 767625



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Very good hitch . I am completely satisfied and would recommend to anyone. 763260



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Tech assistance with questions and ordering process was great. I will use etrailer again and will recommend them to others. Unit is solid and well built, just as advertised. Assembly and installation was straightforward but prepare for lifting help as the base unit is quite heavy. This is a replacement upgrade and I can't wait for weather to get better and go camping. 762384



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Great Product, Great People, Great Service, and Very Fast shipping. It fit perfectly on the rails that were in my truck for a Husky receiver hitch. This is the most awesome hitch I have owned. I would recommend it to anyone that needs a great slider hitch. 749640



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LOOKS NICE WELL BUILT 739013



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Beautiful product love it easy to remov ed. 726654



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Works great, solid product, No Chucking while starting and stopping Towing a 14000lb 5th wheel trailer 722975



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Bought this hitch to replace a 6 month old Curt A16 slider hitch. The Curt was my first 5th wheel hitch ever. It was noisy, sloppy and a poor design. Every stop and start was a clang...bang...creak. The Curt hitch has play in the rail attachments (even with dampeners) play in the slide mechanism, and in the hitch head. In other words it sucked and was a waste of $900. The b&w patiot on the other hand is solid as a rock. If your on the fence, trust me. The b&w is worth every penny. Don’t do what I did. Go with the b&w first. Btw I have a real [piece] curt hitch for sale cheap if anyone wants it. 721053



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It is a great hitch 708449



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Purchased and installed for a customer and he loves it ! 669411



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Works great. 659532



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Great product couldn't have been a better built hitch, very good design and awesome customer service from Etrailer on the purchase 628267


Comments
Great, holding up well!!
Matthew M - 04/15/2020

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Great quality hitch. 620342



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I installed this hitch in my Ford F250 back in December of 2017, one year ago. I have since towed our fifth wheel camper approximately 6,000 miles using this hitch which has performed flawlessly, no regrets at all. 590571



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Installation was fairly easy, your videos helped. So far the hitch works great and I look forward to many mile of use. 589524


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