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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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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Can pay a little more for the all-American craftsmanship that B&W is known for - this hitch is easy to use and will look good for years
  • Take the time to make sure your hitch is in the optimal spot and like having adjustments not only for the height but also forward and back

No, if you:

  • Travel over very rough roads and want extra cushion in the head to absorb road shock
  • Use your truck bed often to haul other things while you tow your fifth wheel and need something less bulky
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. 1-833-496-1390 to order B and W fifth wheel hitch part number BWRVK3600 or order online at Free expert support on all B and W products. Great prices 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 - BWRVK3600

  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • 25000 lbs GTW
  • B and W
  • OEM - Ram
  • Double Pivot
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 6500 lbs Vertical Load
  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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.

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (2692 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.


The shipper’s had issues with the box it wouldn’t fit on their conveyor belts the outside of the box was dinged up pretty good and the other two boxes were together but undamaged the frame took a few dings where it rattled around in the trailer to me.


Product is as expected! Heavy duty and exceptionally built. You(etrailer) may want to rethink the packaging that you ship the hitch in though. No damage found fortunately!


Great experience! Called first to ensure the hitch I wanted was in stock due to shortages and delays in shipping from other companies. The associate I talked to was very helpful and ensured I was ordering the right hitch for my truck. I ordered it on a Monday morning and received two of the three boxes the following Monday. The last box arrived on Tuesday. Due to the parts being so heavy, there was some damage to the cardboard boxes but after a quick inspection, all parts were accounted for and free of damage. I installed everything on my truck by myself in about an hour. Only minor adjustments were needed to lock it down. Everything fit perfectly and the instructions were clear and easy to follow. I'll try it out for the first time this weekend when I pick up my new 42' 5th wheel camper. The quality of the B&W Companion 25K is outstanding! Built rock solid. I highly recommend this hitch! Great product and even better service from! Only recommendation is that the instructions should include a list of required tools for the install. Would have saved me some time jumping in and out of the bed of my truck. Thanks again!

2016 Ram 3500 Dually (Laramie) Long Bed w/OEM Puck Setup
B&W Companion 25K


Pros: Simple to operate (once installed). I like the way the locking arm engages when you back into the kingpin. Very little (or no) chucking. Due to heavy construction, provides a bit more confidence especially towing 20K.
Cons: HEAVY (and for the Ram puck version) extra large base taking up even more truck bed. Top portion is relative easy for one person to install/remove. The bottom portion is a whole new ballgame. Definitely two man operation to install bottom. Locking levers never "engaged" in exactly the way described in the literature but after calling tech support, I'm OK with it.
Would give 5 stars if it wasn't so dang big and heavy :(

Only complaint is the overall weight and the size of the base. Ram 3500 puck system. Works flawlessly.
DANIEL D - 08/08/2021


Customer service sucks! I bought a product and it has not arrived yet, when I chat with customer service they told me that my product was held by UPS to pickup and I had to call UPS, this does not make sense, I paid the delivery to my house, not to pickup at UPS! Finally, I called UPS and they don't know about my order, so my product is missing and customer services doesn't give me any response.
I’ve been dealing with all this hassle for 3 days already, Im completely tramped in this issue and etrailer don't take their responsibility in this matter. What do I have to do?

I sincerely apologize for the experience that you have had. I have asked to customer service to reach out to you directly for the status of your order.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 09/30/2022


It was missing parts but the super nice folks at etrailer got with B&W and had them send the parts directly to me. There are also quite of few blemishes/scrapes in the paint on the hitch base.

It works as it should
Mark - 11/12/2022

2018 Ram 3500

I am starting a Hot Shot trucking company and this 5th wheel will easily pull the trailer that I purchased. The 5th wheel looks great in the back of my truck. It was not to difficult install. The only reason for a 4 star rating is one the boxes looked like it came out of a trash compactor. The base was in that box and was all scratched up. I would buy from this company again in the future.

Dodge Ram Pickup

Arrived on time, and installation went smoothly, for my 2021 Ram Bighorn 3500 Dually long bed and feels sturdy. Box was pretty neat up on arrival,but product was, just slightly scuffed. Overall satisfaction was as expected. Product feels solid and is heavy, which I don't see as a bad thing considering the price of the equipment it is designed to carry. Only minor gripe I have is the hole for the cotter pin on the crown nuts was almost unusable for the position I needed to tighten one of the corners in my truck Bed. Ended up only getting half the cotter pin back through the hole after adjustments were made.

2016 Ram 3500

This B&W 25k 5th wheel hitch is amazing and tuff. So glad I purchased this one from you all. Thanks my Ram 3500 love it. Lol


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.

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

2019 Dodge Ram Pickup

Everybody I've ever spoken to said B&W was the best and I believe it. With the help of a friend, this installation took an hour or so. I did open up one of the holes on a corner latch to accommodate a padlock in place of a locking pin. Otherwise very little adjustment was necessary on my 2019 Ram 2500. I set this one up 2"behind the axle and the second hole from the top. This setting worked out OK for my Montana HC 305RL

Great Hitch, I use a lube plate and keep the jaws greased for smooth operation
Edward - 02/12/2021

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.

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


Just installed my 5th wheel. (mechanically inclined)
30 minutes and done. Whoever thought of the puck system in the newer trucks is a genius! BW made this bad boy heavy duty. Was all I could do to lift frame in place. Put in place loosened all bolts and it fit in place like a glove. Torqued bolts and cannot wait to get my new toyhauler hitched up!!

Ive only one bad thing to say. The spring setup to keep an angle is junk. Torsion Spring I added a tension spring. Still loving the Hitch.
Jerry - 08/31/2020

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.

Best hitch ever
Randy E - 09/26/2016

Dodge Ram Pickup

The B&W Companion equipment is solid and the puck system for the Ram is very easy to use and install. The only frustration I have is that the locking pin for the hitch is very hard to reach - especially with a dually.


I think etrailer dropped the ball on my order. When a customer orders from you I feel its your responsibility to see it is delivered. What I received was a message from shipper stating item was damaged and they were not going to accept it. I contacted etrailer immediately and was toldI had to call shipper and find out about the damage. I could not get a hold of someone who could tell me anything, so I ordered another hitch locally. As I was leaving to pick it up the shipper showed up with damaged box. My issue is etrailer should have followed up with shipper instead of putting it on me. I will do everything I can not to order from trailer as they do not care about their customers. Your lack of customer service and lack of doing what you charged me for cost me an additional $XX.00


Heavy duty says it all, when I looked at other brands none compared to B&W's hitch. First and foremost you know when it is locked in no guesswork there. Watched too many videos of people who thought their hitch was locked in only to have it crush their bed when it came loose. Secondly, remove the head unit pull two clips, and remove the corresponding pins and it's loose.


1 Year in and this hitch is Solid and Flawless. Moves the Big Momentum with ease.


We are full time travelers. We have been using the B&W Companion for almost six months now. I really love the swing locking arm. There is no question if the king pin is on place or not.

The only complaint I have is that the safety pin is a long reach, even with running boards and long arms.

I added a cover to protect it when we are unhitched. I also added a round, plastic king pin plate to the RV to reduce scratches. The gray paint is already coming off the top where the RV rubs.


Good job. Small scratch powder coat on base. Company was great.


After a year of using this hitch, 5000 miles, I have to say I'm very pleased. The hitch has performed flawlessly. We've experienced no chucking while towing on various road surfaces. I keep the hitch mounted in the truck but I also have a bed cover which has helped maintain the hitch in near new condition. I expect to get several years of use with little to no problems.
The hitch is easily disassembled for removal from the truck bed. With 2 people it can be removed and installed with a little bit of effort.

Still Performing Perfect! Another year and another 5000+ miles and the hitch has performed flawlessly. Seriously, no issues. I believe there are several more years if service left in this hitch.
Tom H - 12/05/2021

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.

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

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


The costumer service was outstanding. Knowledgeable and willing to be called multiple times with questions. The product itself is second to none. The hitch that the rep and I agreed on works like a charm.


Quality of hitch is great! Your method of shipping could use improvement. The box arrived torn and taped together in many places. There are some areas on the top of the hitch where the powder coat is damaged. The delivery driver was not aware of the weight of the hitch.

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! The videos provided gave a lot of insight into the installation prior to getting my hands dirty!

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    As far as transmissions go it all depends on what you want. An automatic is one less thing to have to think about while you are towing. Plus it is generally smother when shifting unless you are really good at driving a stick while towing. But with a manual, if something were to happen to the transmission the repair costs are generally less than an automatic. As far as motor/transmission pairing the Allison transmissions are popular, if you prefer a Chevy/GMC. All of the diesel motors...
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  • B and W Companion Hitch and Sidewinder Recommendation for a 2015 Ram 3500 with Hitch Prep
    The B and W Companion part # BWRVK3600 will fit the factory rail kit you have installed in your 2015 Ram 3500. Since you have a short bed truck you are going to also need to install a Sidewinder pin box on your trailer to allow you to make tight turns. You will need to remove the pin box of the trailer and replace it with a Sidewinder pin box. Sidewinders are pin box specific so you will first need to know what pin box you have now in order to pick out the correct one. There should be...
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  • Does the Head on the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch Pivot Side to Side
    Most 5th wheel trailer hitches with a 4-way pivoting head do not tilt as much to the sides as they do front to back. But it is hard to show the tilt to the sides on some hitches when there is no weight on them. Otherwise the B&W Companion # BWRVK3600 tilts as much as comparable 5th wheel trailer hitches.
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