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B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs

B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs

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Specially designed to attach to the receivers in your factory 5th-wheel towing prep package, the Companion OEM features a dual jaw for excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact and a cam-action handle for simple release. Easily remove for full bed access. Call 800-298-8924 to order B and W fifth wheel hitch part number BWRVK3600 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all B and W products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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B and W Fifth Wheel Hitch

  • B and W
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • 25000 lbs GTW
  • Hitch Only
  • Double Pivot
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 6500 lbs TW
  • 17 - 19 Inch Tall

Specially designed to attach to the receivers in your factory 5th-wheel towing prep package, the Companion OEM features a dual jaw for excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact and a cam-action handle for simple release. Easily remove for full bed access.


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
    • Works with factory-installed 5th-wheel towing prep package from Ram
  • Rail-free design allows for full access to truck bed when hitch is removed
  • 1" 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
  • Improved cab clearance achieved with 6" of front-to-back adjustment
    • Attach pivot arms to base in desired position fore or aft
  • 3 Height settings to fit your application
  • Quiet, rattle-free ride with polyurethane bushings
  • Quick, simple installation
    • Drops into the 4 receiver pucks that are built into your factory underbed rails
  • Gray powder coated steel is corrosion resistant
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2013 and newer Ram trucks with factory-installed towing prep package
  • Gross towing weight: 25,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 6,250 lbs
  • Hitch height: 17" - 19"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Quiet, Secure Ride

B&W Companion OEM Ram Jaw

The 1" thick jaw on the Companion OEM 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.


B&W Companion OEM Ram Bushings

In addition to the sturdy jaw, the Companion 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 a 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 Companion OEM 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".


Installation of the B&W Companion OEM

To install the Companion OEM, first set up the Companion's pivot arms. The arms are what allow the hitch to be adjusted front to back as well as up and down for optimal positioning. As a result, this hitch can accommodate the height of your trailer and also help to give you the cab clearance needed to execute turns while towing.


To adjust either the height of the hitch or the fore/aft positioning, just attach the hitch's pivot arms in the desired location on the base.


B&W Companion OEM Ram Feet

Then, when the hitch head is fully assembled, simply place the hitch in the bed of your truck, lining the base up with the receiver sockets in the bed. Rotate all 4 handles on the hitch base out so that the built-in puck receivers are in the correct position to install in the sockets. Once the base is lined up, fold the handles in until they are in the locked position and secure them with the included pins.


The hitch head installs on top of the pivot arms. When you have the head in position, simply secure it to the arms with the included pins.



BWRVB3600 B and W Companion OEM Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Base - Dodge Ram

BWRVC3006 B and W Companion OEM Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Base

Item # BWRVK3600

Installation Details BWRVK3600 Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions BWRVK3600 Installation instructions

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Video of B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs

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




Video Transcript for B and W Fifth Wheel - Fixed Fifth Wheel - BWRVK3600 Review

Today we're going to review Part number BWRVK3600. This is the B&W Companion Dual Jaw 5th Wheel Hitch for the factory Ram towing prep package and has a 25,000 pound weight capacity. Now, this is a custom fit application. It is designed to fit on the newer Ram trucks with the factory installed towing prep package starting in 2013. This 5th wheel hitch will mount in your truck bed so that you can tow a 5th wheel trailer. It's a very quick and simple installation. Basically, these tabs, one on each corner, will drop into the 4 receiver pucks that are built into your factory under bed rails.

Then with the handles, will lock into place and you're ready to tow a 5th wheel. Basically, the way you would do that, right now the handles are pinned and locked into the lock position. To open it up, you pull the clip and the pin out, rotate that handle 90 degrees. That tab will rotate 90 degrees and that'll allow you to lift this out of your bed. When you're not towing, you have full access to the truck bed. When you go to install it, you'll leave it in the open position, all 4 of them, drop it into the pucks in the under bed system, rotate it 90 degrees. That tab will rotate and lock into that factory system.

Take your pin, slide it back through, put the clip on, and it locks the handle for moving. You do that to all 4 and it's ready to go. Very quick installation to install it or remove it. Again, because it's a rail free design, there's no rails in the truck bed. It'll still, once you're not using, gives you the full access when the hitch is removed. This hitch you can see here has the one inch thick dual jaws. That'll provide a 360 degree jaw to kingpin contact.

That'll give you less rattle and more security than the slide bar jaw designs. It has this cam action latching handle, which will help prevent binding. It's very simple to release even on unlevel terrain. It comes with the pinning clip, but you can actually purchase a padlock separately. You could lock it to secure the trailer to the hitch. To show you how the handle and the jaws operate, pull the pin and clip out.

You take your handle and rotate it towards the cab or to the forward of the tow vehicle. You can notice the dual jaws will open, ready for the kingpin to go in. Once you back up and the kingpin slides in here, it would push on the back of these jaws, which would push and then move that handle back into position and wrap the jaws around your kingpin. With the handle not going any further, take your lock or your pinning clip, drop it into the hole, clip it, and then that keeps the handle from moving and then you're locked around your kingpin. It does have this fully articulating head, which will ease hookup and helps limit chucking. It's front to back. The plate itself will move side to side. It gives you a nice fully articulating head. You can get improved cab clearance for your application. These pivot arms that are bolted to these legs right here, this base part, there's a multitude of holes drilled into this base. You can move these pivot arms in 4 different horizontal front to back adjustments to get the correct clearance for your application. These pivot arms can be mounted in 3 coupler height settings. There's different rows you can put it on and get 3 height settings to get your correct coupler height. It'll range from 17 to 19 inches in one inch increments. That's from your truck bed to the top of your hitch plate right here. This gives you a quiet, rattle free ride. This head is sitting on polyurethane bushings. On the top of theses pivot arms, there's 2 polyurethane bushings that this will sit on and give you a nice rattle free ride. The hitch itself is constructed of steel, has a nice gray powder coat finish, which is corrosion resistant. The gross towing weight capacity on this is 25,000 pounds. The vertical load limit or pin weight capacity is 6,250 pounds. Again, the hitch height adjustment we mentioned is 17 inches to 19 inches. One other thing I want to show you is lots of times you might not have somebody if you want to remove this from your truck bed and you don't have anybody there to help you. If you want to do it by yourself to make it easier, what you can do is the hitch head's made to remove pretty easy. These 2 pins and clips right here, you pull the clip out, drop the pin. The same way over here, push/pull the clip out and drop the pin. What you can do is to remove this head off the pivot arms, you see these 2 handles right here You pull on those when you lift them up. That'll release it from the pivot arms. Then you can lift the whole head off by yourself. That will cut down on the some of the weight then you can take the whole base and the pivot arms off by yourself also. If there's nobody there to help you, that's a nice, simple, easy way to remove it if you're the only one there. If you put it back together, put the pins back in. Once you drop the head onto the pivot arms, put the clip back in. Same way over here. You notice the nice thing is they have them chained so you don't lose them. You take the clip, put it right back in. There we go. Clips right into place and then you're ready to go. That should do it for the review on Part number BWRVK3600, the B&W Companion Dual Jaw 5th Wheel Hitch for the factory Ram towing prep package. .


Customer Reviews

B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs - BWRVK3600

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (866 Customer Reviews)

Specially designed to attach to the receivers in your factory 5th-wheel towing prep package, the Companion OEM features a dual jaw for excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact and a cam-action handle for simple release. Easily remove for full bed access.

- BWRVK3600
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Dodge Ram Pickup

This hitch is a Beast! UPS did it no favors on delivery and I fully expected damage when I saw that box but not even a scratch in the paint. It went together without any problems and fits my Ram 3500 8 foot box perfectly. I did have to adjust the legs but it was not to hard. If I didn’t have an impact wrench to loosen the bolts It may have been a bit harder but no complaints. Looks great and can’t wait to get a 5th wheel on it. It came to house very quickly also so kudos to etrailer and their shipping department. I love that it is American made. Fantastic quality! 560642



- BWRVK3600
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2015 Ram 2500

All though this hitch is not light (which I knew it would be beefy), it was really simple to install. In all it took about 4 hours to assemble and complete. I am not an novice to assembling heavy and intricate machinery. Reading the instructions completely is a must before starting any process. It looks and works great. The puck system makes it easier to install. And removing the 5th wheel when it is not in use just takes removing two keeper pins and lifting on the release handles. It did take longer to receive the hitch after I ordered it (about a eight days). 183013


Comments
Fantastic! Works as designed and keeps my rig straight down the highway lane. Great product.
Gary H - 04/02/2016

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- BWRVK3600
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2014 Dodge Ram Pickup

Purchased the BWRVK3600 Fifth Wheel Hitch a couple of weeks ago. This is a great product that arrived on time as stated. Assembly Instructions were very clear and easy to follow. I took my time but the whole assembly process only took about a half hour. I installed the assembled hitch into a 2014 Dodge Ram 3500, that has the factory prep towing package. The base sat into the puck style system with no trouble. Just some minor adjustments to the latches to get them to fit snugly as per the instructions. I used it to tow my new 40 ft. tow hauler home a week ago. Hooking up was so easy it slid right into the locking jaws with ease. In fact it went so smooth that I started to skid the RV on its landing gear. This fifth wheel hitch preformed beautifully during the tow. Taking off and stopping went very smoothly with no jerking motion. Backing into the RV site and unhooking was also very easy even having to jack knife the trailer into the site in uneven ground. As soon as I released the locking lever, released the parking brake, and put the transmission in neutral, the truck just rolled ahead with ease. I am really impressed with the whole process of assembly, installation, and operation of this fifth wheel hitch. It is a little heavy, but it is built that way for a purpose, the quality of workmanship is top notch. I look forward to years of service out of this fifth wheel hitch.Being made in America is the big plus. Thank you to B & W for a great product. 194163



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So far it has been great! Being 65yrs old I was apprehensive about trying to assemble and load the hitch with just my wife to help. I remedied that by loading everything into the bed of my truck, including my tools and assembled it in place. Not being up to speed on RAMs puck system I did not know what to expect. I assembled the hitch, torqued it to spec and it dropped into place with out further adjustments or fanfare. I pull a 34' 5th wheel and don't even know it is back there. Hitching and unhitching is a breeze with very little learning curve. That says a lot since my learning curve more resembles a U-turn. Thank you B&W for a great hitch, thank you etrailers for a great deal. 468153


Comments
We are very impressed with the B&W hitch. My wife and I both hitch and unhitch without any problems. Ill say it again. Thanks B&W for a great hitch and thanks etrailer for a great deal.
DeLoyd M - 01/18/2019

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- BWRVK3600
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2015 Dodge Ram Pickup

I owned another brand of hitch for many years and always thought it was OK. When I bought our new 2015 Ram 3500, I ordered it with the 5th wheel prep kit - which meant it had the pucks for the hitch. After do some Internet research I decided on the B&W Companion hitch. All I can say is WOW! Now this is a HITCH. The hitch head separates from the base for easy storage. The head is not that heavy but the base is a beast. Here's what I love about this hitch: 1. The fit and finish on the hitch is great - the welds are excellent, the paint finish is great, it's obvious when you see this hitch that it is well built. 2. The hitch head is easy to remove. 3. The hitch head has a grease zirk for lubing. 4. The hitch has double locking jaws that give a great secure fit around the king pin. 5. The hitch is quiet - I mean really quiet. It might get noisy after a few years of use but right now it's extremely quiet. 6. The base is easy to install into the truck bed pucks. The instructions included helped me to adjust one of the puck locking pins easily. 7. The hitch is easy to adjust fore/aft and up/down. Not all hitches will allow you to adjust the fore/aft position of the hitch head. This is really a great feature. All in all a great hitch. Perhaps overkill for a 12,000 pound trailer but I like overkill in things like this. Highly recommend the hitch. 295768



- BWRVK3600
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2015 Ram 3500

New to 5th wheeling and already I am the envy of all my 5th wheeling friends. It is a custom hitch for my 2015 Ram3500. My truck was purchased factory prepped for the custom hitch. Besides the initial setup, 10 minutes gets the hitch in or out. The head detaches but the base is still heavy and awkward for 1 to handle. I have done the procedure by myself without assistance a few times so far. Built myself a table on wheels that I can roll up to the back of my truck and set the hitch on. I use plywood on the truck bed to slide the hitch on once out of the truck bed anchors. The lower shelve has room for my genset along with other items. The hook up procedure is an ease as the hitch pivots both ways. 316545



- BWRVK3600
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2018 Ram 3500

I was looking forward to installing our new B&W hitch this weekend and pulling our RV out of storage to get it ready for our first trip in several years but for a couple of problems. When the hitch was delivered the box was in shambles. All but one to the straps was on the box and it was painfully obvious that the hitch had at some point in the shipping process come out of the box either partially or fully. It was put back together somewhere (??) and the box poorly retaped. Upon further inspection of its contents, the hitch was found to have numerous scratches and surface gouges of the gray powder coated finish thus, exposing the bare metal for certain premature rust. The only thing contained in the box was the base with minimal cushion packing. There was nothing else in the box!! NO HARDWARE e.g., bolts, washers, U-bolts etc and, no instructional material whatsoever. Also, the VERTICAL UPRIGHT PIVOT ARMS with the POLY URETHANE BLACK BUSHINGS FOR THE HEAD were missing. Needless to say, this much anticipated project has been stopped in its tracks from damage, poor initial packaging, critical missing parts and/or shipping. From a customers perspective this is highly disappointing the expense notwithstanding. This issue needs immediate resolution before a fair assessment and review can be delivered. So far, etrailer receives a less than glowing commentary. Please step and and get this resolved. Thank you in advance. Ronald P. Medkiff 544648



- BWRVK3600
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2015 Ram 2500

Big and heavy . Took 4 of us to install it. Think I got the side support placement right. Will have to wait till I hook up too see. One complaint and the mfg. should do something about it. The handle can be reached from the side but not the locking pin. I'm going to have to figure out a way to lock it as at my age It is now a problem. Will come up with something that can be done from the side. 229735


Comments
On that issue I recommend a step you can leave in bed to pull out and step up to secure lock. Thats my plan for now.
-- comment by: Steve - 12/06/2015

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Comments
One of the folding wheel mounted steps might do the job.
-- comment by: Tom W - 01/02/2016

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Thanks for the suggestion Tom, below is a link to tire steps we currently offer.

-- Rachael H - 1/4/2016

Comments
buy a pair of mechanical fingers, thats what I use.
-- comment by: gil - 01/16/2016

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Comments
One further comment. The jaws as seen from the back when closed should be painted yellow. Then it could easily be noted that they are closed.
Richard C - 10/15/2016

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Big thanks to the etrailer team for professionalism, friendly, courtesy and responsive customer service. They were with me from the time I placed my order till delivery. I ordered a B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch which was delivered in 2 days. The shipping box was torn open during shipping which resulted in the paint on the base being rubbed to bare metal. Rose and Cathy were very supportive in making it right. Another base was shipped and double boxed the second time. They took great care of me and I appreciate that. I will definitely order from etrailer again and highly recommend them. Great prices to boot. Thanks again to the etrailer team. I will provide product feedback once installed. 379067



- BWRVK3600
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2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

I installed this on a 2016 Dodge Ram 3500 4X4 Crew Cab today. Very easy to assemble. Had to make a slight adjustment to one of the pivot bases. Tight fit in the puck system which is not a bad thing. Product is of very good quality, super strong and made in the USA. High quality power coating on hitch. I highly recommend this hitch. Great price, and fast delivery. 242449


Comments
Great would recommend to anyone who wants a top notch product with durablity and lasting power. Have traveled many trips with hitch and by far the best around for all your trailering needs!
Steve C - 03/30/2017

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- BWRVK3600
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2018 Ram 3500

Received my B*W Companion 3600 hitch today through UPS, it arrived in three boxes, one box had the base unit for my 2018 Ram 3500 puck system, one box had the two side pivot arms and the bolt kit package for the coupler head unit and the third box contained the coupler head unit. All the boxes arrived in good condition, many of the reviews that I read said the boxes were destroyed upon arrival and I was relieved that the hitch and boxes arrived in perfect condition. After watching a Youtube video from Big Truck Big RV "JD" (on the companion hitch) who is a partner of etrailer I decided to purchase from etrailer vs other suppliers due to the reviews and video that etrailer is the best to buy from and they are available to answer and assist if needed. It took me about 30 to 40 minutes to unbox, assemble and install the hitch, very easy to do. I mounted the side pivot arms directly center over the rear axle and at its lowest setting 17". This companion hitch is replacing a Demco slider hitch that I Purchased in Feb of 2019 (totally dissapointed in the Demco from day one hence already replaced). I have not towed with the companion hitch yet as it arrived today, I will update my review once I have some time on the hitch pulling my 38' triple axle 18,000lb 5er, I have a upcoming trip and looking forward to testing the companion hitch. So far I am impressed with the quality and it looks great too, the paint on the hitch appears to be very good quality and there are no bare spots, all the welds look of high quality. Sa far I give it 5 stars. 679455



- BWRVK3600
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2015 Dodge Ram Pickup

After buying a 2015 Dodge Ram 2500 with the new puck system I researched several fifth wheel hitches and decided on the BWRVK3600 based on the fact it was an OEM part that would fit in the puck system without adding an additional rail system, and it being American made was absolutely a very nice bonus. I was extremely pleased with the exceptional customer service and how quickly the hitch arrived after ordering. Upon receiving and opening the boxes, I was truly impressed with the quality workmanship and the heavy duty weight of the hitch and the included parts. Coming from the engineering field I have learned that a product is only as good as its quality assurance, and your quality assurance appears to have extremely high standards! Prior to receiving the hitch I had viewed the video online, and as recommended I read all the included instructions first. It was easy to understand and I encountered no problems with the installation. Not being in a hurry and taking my time, it took me 3-4 hours to install, and then I hooked up to my fifth wheel to check the height. Afterward, I did make one adjustment to the height of the pivot arms, and now it is a perfect fit. I will definitely recommend your company and hitch to anyone looking for one and have already shown mine to several neighbors. Thank you for making an OEM high quality product! Cheers! Mark T. 172448



- BWRVK3600
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Dodge Ram Pickup

Perfect hitch for the ram puck system. Plug and play, no adjustments needed. Keep a can of lithium grease and a grease gun handy. Recommend a lube plate too. Easy to maintain and keep clean. Fire under a bed cover too. 661566



- BWRVK3600
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2015 Ram 3500

Was tired of the movement and clunking with my old hitch between the hich and rails and the kingpin and locking jaws. This hitch completely does away with all the noise. The absolute best 5th wheel hitch I have even owned. A great made in America product. Thououghly impressed. 227955


Comments
Best hitch ever
Randy E - 09/26/2016

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- BWRVK3600
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2015 Ram 2500

I ordered the hitch online sight unseen. I rarely do this but after reading all the reviews on the hitch, and not just on etrailer.com, I didn't think I could go wrong. Almost every review I read about this hitch was between 4-5 star positive. I checked it over pretty thoroughly via pictures and being a mechanically inclined person, It looked well built from what I could see. My only concern is about the soft sleeve bushings and how long they will the last. Also, can you purchase replacement ones if they wear out. I haven't checked into it yet and it may not be an issue at anyway. I can say though that I am impressed with etrailer.com's service. Their communication throughout the whole process has been great and I even received confirmation today, both from my wife and an etrailer.com email, that the hitch has arrived. I rarely take the time to provide feedback but in this case I felt compelled to do so. Kind of like a tip after a meal. It's not always automatic unless the service warrants it. In this case, it does. Thanks guys (and gals) and I'll not hesitate to purchase from etrailer.com again in the future! 206506



- BWRVK3600
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2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

I have a 2016 Ram 2500 and I currently tow a 36 ft. 5th wheel that weighs in about 15,000 loaded. This hitch is overkill for me on the tow rating but that's what I wanted. I have been towing for years and this is my third hitch and I don't want to have to think twice about the hitch when I'm climbing and descending mountain passes. I live in Washington state and I go all over the Pacific Northwest with the trailer. I have been in situations where I pushed the limits of my gear. I wanted safety, ease of use, high quality, American made, and peace of mind and this hitch delivers all of that. The hitch arrived in great shape for being such a heavy beast. The directions are easy to follow and installation was very simple. Follow the directions and with a helping hand you will have this hitch installed in about 30 minutes and I go slow to make sure everything is exactly correct. The hitch is heavy so moving it into place and adjusting the latches takes some muscle. Other than that this thing is plug-and-play. I towed this weekend for the first time with this hitch. I went on a short 250 mile trip. This hitch makes ZERO noise. It's sturdy. There is no play in the connection and the truck and trailer are one. This hitch feels incredibly smooth to tow with. No knocking, rocking....nothing. Just smooth, strong stability. The best hitch I have used, easily. The best part is hitching and unhitching, so much safer and easier than any hitch I have seen or used. Some hitches tend to bind or have tension loaded making unhitching a multi-step, sometimes less safe process than it should be. Not this hitch. Drop year landing gear, pull the pin, and drive away. Anyone who has ever fussed with a 5th wheel hitch hear me me now. If your are sitting on the fence and wondering if this hitch is truly a 5 star hitch stop wondering and pull the trigger. It's a five star hitch and worth every penny. And buy it right here at e-trailer. Excellent customer service and solid pricing. They truly care about the customer. They answer their phones too if you have any questions. In today's world that means more than I can say. 346705


Comments
I have been pulling with this hitch for a year now a few thousand miles through all kinds of hard terrain and all over the Pacific Northwest. I stand 110 by my initial review. This is the best hitch I have ever used. The ease and safety of hitching and unhitching alone was worth the money not to mention the peace of mind. Smooth sailing. Best hitch I have ever used.
Steve G - 02/28/2018

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- BWRVK3600
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2017 Dodge Ram Pickup

Love it. I took it out of the box, walked it over to my truck, and set into the openings in my truck bed and turned the handles and put pins in and I didn't even have to adjust it it was perfectly tight. Put the two pieces on to hold the top piece and added a little Grease and it was ready to go. I have a 2017 Ram 3500 4 X4 long bed with airbags and mounted it forward and up all the way. I'm pulling an 18000 pound fifth wheel with flex-air king pin and it rides perfectly. PERFECTLY. I'M very happy with the quality of build and ease of use. 421747


Comments
Pulled through Tallahassee, Birmingham, Memphis, Little Rock, Shreveport, Mobile and Monticello and it is a comfortable, well-built, easy to use hitch. Etrailer also gets my recommendations regularly.
GREG - 08/17/2018

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- BWRVK3600
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Dodge Ram Pickup

This is the ideal hitch for my Ram 2500 MegaCab. The MegaCab does not allow for a long bed and my RamBox setup causes issues with traditional fifth wheel setups so I needed to go with the Reese Sidewinder but was looking for the ideal hitch set up for my factory prep kit. This heavy duty hitch is the perfect combination and installs easily. Most importantly when used in conjunction with the Sidewinder I can make incredibly tight turns with plenty of room to spare. etrailer support was fantastic. 430845


Comments
Working great. We have used this for one year and exceeds all my expectations. Easy to remove and install and really solid. Great purchase.
Dave S - 09/10/2018

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- BWRVK3600
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2017 Honda Insight

I received my B&W OEM 5th wheel hitch within a few days of ordering. The total installation took a bit longer as my Dodge 3500 Had not been factory prepped. I ordered the Factory kit from Mopar and installed it myself. The install of the Mopar package consisted of removing the four bolts on either side holding the bed in place. Next you raise one side, install the attachment points, lower the bed, raise the other side and install the attachment points on the other. I completed this phase in about six hours. I am not in the best of shape, but the installation was painless! I next installed the B&W hitch. I did the complete hitch installation (including an in bed trailer plug in) in about two hours. As I stated prior, I an not in the best of shape. Had I been inclined, I could have cut the installation time down by quite a bit. The directions were straight forward and easy to follow! I was quoted right at $500.00 installation labor for the hitch, not counting the contact points mentioned above. Had that been included in the quote, it would have been closer to a thousand! In conclusion, I am very pleased with the hitch, electrical parts, price and customer service by Etrailer.com! The videos provided gave a lot of insight into the installation prior to getting my hands dirty! 563539



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What little time I had to use my camper the BWRVK 3600 hitch work very well for me. Better than my old hitch and I would buy another one if I had too. 803140



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2019 Ram 3500

Easy install. Well made product. This is my first 5th wheel and haven't used it yet but am looking forward to trying it out. Very fast delivery from etrailer and met my deadline. Happy all around with purchase 790564



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Really like how well our 5th wheel rides with this hitch. Very easy to line up, hooking or unhooking our rig is simple. Chucking is also very minimal. Our only con is locking & pinning the locking lever & emergency brake cable. With 5th wheel hooked up getting to the middle of the bed is bit of a pain. All in all we would buy again. 787399



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Great service start to finish!!! 784827



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Well built, good welds, good paint finish, hell for stout. I use an shop crane/engine lift to load and unload. I fabricated a steel dolly to move it around the shop. Very satisfied. 783937



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Dodge Ram Pickup

Purchased for a Ram 3500 dually and a Montana fifth wheel to full time RV. The hitch has performed flawlessly. Love the way the jaws close around the king pin and also that you can break it down into two pieces so if push came to shove I could remove it myself. Would highly recommend. 783506


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  • Hoist to Remove B&W Companion from Truck Bed and is Sidewinder Compatible With Any Type of Adapter
    Let's start with the hoist to remove the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3600 from your Ram 2500 and you can absolutely use the B&W 5th Wheel Lifting Device # BWRVXA3130 with the Viking Solutions Rack Jack II Hoist with Winch for 2" Hitches # 310-VRJ001 for this. People use this hoist for all types of things, from generators to hitches (like you see in the accompanying photo) and is a great option for much easier removal of the hitch from the bed than trying to manually lift it, even...
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  • All 5th Wheel Hitch Options for Factory RAM Towing Prep Package
    There are several 5th wheel hitches that will fit the factory RAM towing prep package hole pattern. I'll list out the options we offer below along with a few recommendations. The article you found was likely an old article. RAM sort of botched the release of their OEM 5th wheel package back in 2012/2013 and they started selling trucks with the factory mounting kit before a hitch was actually designed and released. The trucks were sold for about 6 months before a hitch was actually released....
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch for Lifted 2016 Ram 2500 With Factory Prep Package
    Those are good questions and we can definitely help you out. First, let's start with the height, and as you can see by the accompanying diagram, you will need at least 5 to 6 inches above your rails and to the underside of the loft. You also need to make sure you are towing as level as possible. Due to this, you will need a hitch that has a low height setting, and the fact that your 2016 Ram 2500 has the factory prep package (which will have pucks in the bed) is great because inches matter...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitches for Factory Pucks System in a 2018 Ram 2500 Long Bed
    For your 2018 Ram 2500 long bed with the factory 5th wheel puck system the B&W Companion # BWRVK3600 is a direct fit. You could also use Curt hitch # C16049, # C16545-16021, or # C16046 rated for 24K, # C16044 or # C16530-16021 rated for 20K, or # C16520-16021 rated for 16K. Reese has hitch # RP30160 rated for 20K. The B&W hitch is the most popular but the Curt hitches have cushioned heads for improved ride quality. I have linked some video reviews for you.
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  • B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch Compatibility with 2015 Ram 2500 with RamBox and Prep Package
    The B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # BWRVK3600 is compatible with the Ram Factory Rail Kit and RamBox on your 2015 Ram 2500. I've attached a photo of that application to assist. You may also want to consider the 5th wheel wiring harness # 50-97-410 to an easy connection point and clean look.
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  • Compatibility of B&W Companion Head Between Different Bases for Different Vehicle Manufacturers
    The B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs # BWRVK3600 will allow you to utilize the same hitch head with any of the B&W Companion bases. It will be compatible with the B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck base # BWRVB3500 or slider base # BWRVB3405 as well as others listed below. You will want the sliding style base for any truck that has a 6-1/2 foot bed. Long bed trucks will use the fixed base and any bed under 6 feet will require a fixed base...
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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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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Cover Compatible with B&W Companion for Ram OEM Pucks
    For the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs # BWRVK3600 we don't have a specific cover from the manufacturer. We do have the Classic Accessories Cover for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 24" x 24" x 18" - Black # CA80116 which will cover the hitch in the manner shown in the attached photo or the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Cover # RP30055. I've attached a photo of a low profile companion with that cover to assist. Unfortunately we don't...
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  • Weight of B & W Companion BWRVK3600
    The fifth wheel hitches weigh anywhere from around 175 lbs up to about 250 lbs. This being said, some of them like the B&W Companion # BWRVK3600 can be easily broken down into two more manageable pieces with the hitch head weighing about 65 and the legs weighing about 135. There are other hitches that break down into lighter component parts like the Reese # RP30918 but the head is more difficult to remove. To further make installation/removal easier, if you have a hoist available...
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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 and you have the...
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  • Weights of 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches Designed to Fit Factory Pucks on 2017 Ram 2500 Long Bed
    We have a large selection of fifth-wheel hitches that will work well on your 2017 Ram 2500 with the 8 foot bed. Based on the hitches you were looking at, it appears that your Ram features the factory puck system. Please just let me know if this is not the case. I have listed below the weights of the hitches available that will attach directly to the factory pucks without the need for a separate adapter. Reese OEM 5th Wheel Hitch - 20K # RP30160: 186 pounds Curt Q24 - 24K # C16545-16021:...
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  • Maintenance Greasing of B&W Companion Hitch Head
    On the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs # BWRVK3600, the moving components of the locking jaws need to be lubed but the pin does not need lube. These jaws are the only part of the hitch that requires grease for maintenance other than the puck locks where the mechanism needs to turn. I recommend the LubriMatic White Lithium Grease - 12 oz. Spray # L11363 as needed to keep the jaw and springs working correctly as well as those locking...
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  • Shipping Weights of B&W and Reese 5th Wheel Hitches
    B&W's awesome Companion 5th wheel hitch # BWRVK3600 for the Ram factory prep package, shown in the linked video, has a shipping weight of 216-lbs, and about 10-lbs of this is packing material. The base portion alone # BWRVB3600 has a shipping weight of 142-lbs (so figure about 135-lbs net) and the head portion alone # BWRVC3006 has a shipping weight of 74-lbs (so figure about 70-lbs net). The Reese 5th wheel hitch # RP30160 for the Ram OEM package has a shipping weight of 186-lbs so...
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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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  • Padlock for Locking Feet of B and W Companion Hitch to Ram Factory Rail Kit
    The only way we can recommend you lock the B and W Companion hitch # BWRVK3600 to the factory rail kit of your 2016 Dodge Ram 3500 will be with a pad lock like the # AT89018 as there isn't any other way to lock the feet. Most thieves are going to be deterred by the sheer weight of the fifth wheel hitch which will make a quick getaway nearly impossible and also the presence of a padlock. A determined thief with enough time and the correct tools typically can get what they want, but with...
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  • Recommendations to Lock the Head and Base Units of the B&W Companion on a 2018 Ram 3500
    I do have a way for you to secure the head unit of the B&W Companion # BWRVK3600 for when you leave your 2018 Ram 3500 with the 8' bed but B&W actually doesn't have a specific lock for it. The saddle pin # BW3025-119A is used to normally secure the head unit to the base and it has a 1/2" diameter and about 3-1/4" of usable space. To lock the head to the base I recommend using the Kuat Bike Rack Hitch Lock # HL2 which has a diameter of 1/2" and about 3-1/2" of usable space. Please note...
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  • Lube Disk Recommendation for Use with B and W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch
    For a B&W Companion hitch like the part # BWRVK3600 I recommend using a 10 inch diameter lube plate. We have the Reese Lube Plate, # RP83002, which is my top choice, and the Curt 10 inch Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Lube Plate, # 16721, both of which will work nicely with your Companion hitch. B and W recommends the use of a lube plate so we also recommend it.
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  • Comparing Curt A25 and B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ram 3500 with Factory Pucks
    I completely understand your feelings right now, as both the Curt A25 # C16046 and B&W Companion # BWRVK3600 for your 2019 Ram 3500 are excellent 5th wheel hitches, and it's hard to pick out any negatives on either. With that being said, I do recommend the B&W Companion # BWRVK3600 for a few different reasons. The first is the jaw design/construction on the two hitches. Both options use an upgraded 2-jaw system that's designed to completely wrap around the trailer king pin for a really...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch For 2019 Ram 3500 With Factory Prep
    I recommend to use the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package part # BWRVK3600 for the prep package in your 2019 Ram 3500 8 foot bed. The B and W Companion will drop down into the puck system of your Ram and lock in with a simple lever latch system. The 1" thick dual jaw of the Companion allows for full king pin contact which reduces chucking and that annoying rattling noise that you would experience with the other options. I have attached a video for your reference.
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  • 5th Wheel and Conventional Towing Weight Capacities for 2018 Ram 3500
    The 2018 Ram 3500 with Cummins Diesel is dependent on the axle ratio, the cab, and the box length. I've attached the chart to assist with each of these. The number in the parenthesis for each of them is the 5th wheel towing capacity and the other number is for the trailer hitch receiver below the bumper. If you are looking for a trailer hitch receiver, I have linked the page to your options to assist. Assuming you are looking for 5th wheel components, if you have the factory tow...
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  • Are B&W Companion Hitch Heads Interchangeable?
    Yes, in this case, the top portion (hitch head) of the # BWRVK3500 will work on the hitch base of # BWRVK3600 to work for your 2016 Ram 3500. Also the # BWRVK3600 that you need, is the model that fits into the factory puck system of Ram trucks, your old model # BWRVK3500, does not fit into the pucks on your truck bed. So to complete the process of taking the hitch off the old model and use it in your new truck, you need the Replacement Base for B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ram 3500 with Factory Pucks
    The Demco # DM6076P-21K and the B&W Companion # BWRVK3600 are both great options, but if I had to choose one I would go with the B&W Companion # BWRVK3600 . To start, the B&W doesn't require a rail system # DM6099 like the Demco- it will mount directly into the factory puck system on your 2019 Ram 3500. This is going to allow you to have a clean truck bed when the hitch isn't installed on your truck. The B&W is also rated for up to 25000-lbs, where the Demco is a 21000-lbs hitch; so...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2020 Ram 3500 that Has More than 16k Capacity
    Yes, we do have fifth wheel hitches that fit the factory rail kit of your 2020 Ram 3500 that have more than enough capacity to tow a 16,000 lb trailer. The Curt Q25 # C16049 you referenced is one but I would recommend the B and W Companion hitch part # BWRVK3600 as your best option. This USA made hitch has a 25k capacity, is very easy to use, can come apart in smaller sections easily for easier install/removal, and has the tightest jaw design which will give you the smoothest ride quality...
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  • Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch For 2019 Ram 3500 With Prep Package
    The good things you have read about the B and W Companion are true, it is a great choice. I recommend the B and W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package part # BWRVK3600 to fit the prep package of your 2019 Ram 3500. The B and W Companion will drop down into the puck system of your Ram and lock in with a simple lever latch system. The 1" thick dual jaw of the Companion allows for full king pin contact which reduces chucking and that annoying rattling noise that you would...
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  • Highest Rated 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2019 Ram 3500 Dually
    The highest rated 5th wheel hitch we have for a 2019 Ram 3500 Dually with the factory prep package is the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch part # BWRVK3600 which is rated at 25,000 lbs. The B&W Companion is largely considered by most to be the best 5th wheel hitch on the market because its extra thick dual jaw locking mechanism forms a very tight grip on the kingpin which makes for a smooth ride between the truck and trailer. The cam-action style latching mechanism also allows for the...
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  • Pivot Arm Position for B and W Companion Hitch for Ram Factory Rail Kit
    Since you have a narrow nose trailer and a long bed 2014 Ram 3500 I'd go with the forward most position for the pivot arms as that spreads the weight of the trailer up to the front axles a bit more which will help with traction for braking and turning slightly. It wouldn't be drastically different that centered over the rear axle but every little bit helps. You want 4 to 6 inches between the bed rails of the truck and the overhang of the truck.
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  • Recommended Starting Install Point On 2018 Ram 8ft Bed With Factory Pucks
    On a product such as the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # BWRVK3600, you'll notice that there's a total of five rubber plugs in the bed of this vehicle. You won't be using the center plug but we're using these four outer plugs, the one in each corner. To get the pucks out, just a small flat head screwdriver along the edge will help you get them started. Once you have it in the open position, it just has these three little tabs that twist into place. You're...
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