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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 - BWRVK3270

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

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.



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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   (102 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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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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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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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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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
$69.53
to make installing and removing the hitch easier.
-- Mike L - 07/27/2019

58300

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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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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


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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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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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Excellent communication and very responsive to emails and updates on product availability 899523



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Excellent service. 887172



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Happy to have chosen b&w 5th wheel, american made, beautiful gray powder coat looks kickass, the slider works even better than I'd imagined and the instructions were easy to follow. 882598



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Release handle a bit tuff to reach on a level lifted 4x4. Even though im 6'2". Pro. this hitch doesn't rattle like my curt 20k Con. Large foot print 876251



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Product outstanding, customer relationship most professional. The product is exactly as advertised. All of its characteristics have been utilized and work well. Definitely met my expectations and looking to use the Patriot 18K for years to come. It far and away out performs my previous 5th wheel. Great value. 868188



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Great product and shipped with in the day and received the product before they said I would. 845332



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Hitch works perfectly, looks great and there is absolutely no noise. 819152



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This hitch is quality and functions smoothly. The jaws are machined to a tight tolerance and i dont hear any shifting or clunking out of it. It is a little tall and i had to move my tongue all the way to the top position to use it. The slider is great for maneuvering and i actually use it to disconnect. Ill slide it all the way to the back, jack up the trailer, then release the jaws and slider, and slide it forward by hand. 814601



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I haven't used the hitch yet but it seems very sturdy and easy to use. 808298



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This thing is made tough! It slides very nicely also. I just mounted everything in the middle holes and it measured about correct. The only advise I would give in using the slide is when you lift the handle and move the slide always make sure the handle is bake in the down position before you do any thing else.. The first time we detached it was moved in the back position. When I pulled forward the trailer dropped about a inch and the slide slid forward and scared the crap out of us. since then we make sure the handle is locked in the down position and no more scary moments. 807216



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I had an excellent customer service experience with this company. Everything was delivered in a timely manner and in perfect condition. The sales person, Will, was great to deal with and helped me decide exactly what I needed for my 5th wheel application. 804148



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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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