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B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 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 BWRVK3700 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 Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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B and W Fifth Wheel Hitch

  • B and W
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Hitch Only
  • Double Pivot
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 5000 lbs TW
  • 16-3/4 - 18-3/4 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 Chevy/GMC
  • 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 2" 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: 2015-2019 Chevy/GMC trucks with factory-installed towing prep package
  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Tongue Weight: 5,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 16-3/4" - 18-3/4"
  • 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.



BWRVB3700 Replacement Base for B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Chevy/GMC

BWRVC3006

Item # BWRVK3700

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Video of B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 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 - BWRVK3700 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the BMW Companion Dual Jaw OEM Fifth Wheel Hitch for the Chevy and GMC towing prep packages. This has a 20,000 pound weight capacity. Now this is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2015 and newer Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 trucks with the factory towing prep package. Now on any custom fit part I always like to recommend to go to our website, use our fit guide. Put in your year and model vehicle and it'll show you if this will work for your application.

Now this fifth wheel hitch will mount in your truck bed so that you can tow your fifth wheel trailer. It's a very quick, simple installation. Basically you just drop this base into the 4 receiver pucks that are built in to your factory under-bed rails. It uses a quad return quick-lock puck system that allows easy mounting and removal of the hitch. Basically, just to show you how that works, you'll notice the 4 handles on each corner. What you'll do is you're going to go to drop this into the truck bed, is just pull the pin and clip out a 1/4 of a turn.

You just rotate that handle it moves the tab a 1/4 of a turn. You do that on each corner and then it'll line up and drop right into the puck system that's in your factory towing prep package. Once it's dropped in all you do is rotate that a 1/4 of a turn back on each corner, put your pin through the base and then through the handle, clip it into place and you're all locked in ready to go. If you notice on each one there's a adjustment nut right here so you can actually tighten it or loosen it to take up any slack if there's any slack there. Now because it uses the puck system that's all under the bed it's a rail free design. That'll allow for full access bed when you remove the hitch from your truck bed.

The jaws on this are a 1 inch thick dual jaw, which provide a 360 degree jaw to kingpin contact, and because of that it'll give you less rattle, more security than the slide bar jaws. The handle to open the jaws is a cam action latching handle, helps prevent binding. Basically, to open it all you do is remove the pin and clip right here, and you'll see it's a cam action so as you rotate it back you'll notice the dual jaws will open up wide to accept the kingpin. When the kingpin slides in it'll push up against the back of these dual jaws, force the handle into position. It'll pull the line up and then all you have to do is drop your pin and clip back in and it's locked in ready to go and the dual jaws are securely around the kingpin. The head on this is a fully articulating head, it eases hook up, helps eliminate any chucking.

You can see it's front to back. Side to side is hard to see because there does have to be weight on it, but it does have side to side movement also. Another nice thing about this is the head rests on these polyurethane bushings here on the pivot arms, so it'll give you a nice quiet rattle-free ride. On the pivot arms I mentioned, they're sort of triangular shaped and they mount to the base. That's what the head will sit on the pivot arms. Basically, those pivot arms will give you 2 different horizontal positions to put them in. Since they're triangular shaped you can put them this way or you can flip them the other way, and what that does is gives you the 2 different positions. Basically, the one position will align this kingpin over the axle of your tow vehicle. The other one, if you flip it around will move the kingpin 2 inches behind the axle and give you extra clearance for your cab. Also when you mount them onto the base there's 3 rows of holes, so it'll give you 3 vertical height settings to fit your application also, because you want the hitch head . When you're towing you want your fifth wheel and your tow vehicle to be as level as possible, so you want to make sure your hitch head adjustment is just correct for that purpose. You can bolt it into 3 different vertical height settings. Now, to remove them, the other nice feature about this, it does make it easy for one person to remove this from the truck bed. Basically all you have to do, is there's 2 pins right here. If you pull the clip you can pull these pins out, you can see they're tethered. You can do the same over here and then you just lift up on these handles right here. That'll allow you to lift this off the polyurethane bushings and you can set it aside. Once that's removed it makes the base lighter, and there's 2 handle openings right here. You can pick up the base and pull it out also. It makes it pretty easy for one person to remove this from the truck bed. You just go ahead and slide the pin back through and put the clip in; that's what holds the head to the pivot arms. Now, this is a grey powder coated steel which is very corrosion resistant. This part is made in the USA. A few specs on this, the application is for 2015 and newer Chevy, GMC trucks with the factory installed towing prep package. Gross towing weight capacity is 20,000 pounds. The tongue weight or pin weight capacity is 5,000 pounds. I mentioned the hitch height adjustment, and that's measured from your truck bed to the top of the hitch head. Depending on where you bolt that to it'll give you, I mentioned there's 3 different vertical hitch height adjustments, from 16 3/4 inches to 17 3/4 inches to 18 3/4 inches. What I'm going to do now is I just want to demonstrate how the kingpin would slide into the dual jaws. What we're going to do is take the pin and clip off, open the cam action handle. You can see the dual jaws open up. Here's an example of what a kingpin would be like on your fifth wheel. When you're hooking up that's going to be sliding into the dual jaws. As it slides in, again, it's going to push back on this handle and when you have weight on it of course it will push that handle right up into position like that. The dual jaws wrap around the kingpin, drop your pin and clip in, and you're locked into position. Keeps the dual jaws around the kingpin. Then when you're ready to unhook just remove the pin and clip, slide your cam action latching handle and it'll move right from the hitch head. Now, on this cam action handle here the hole is large enough, it comes with the pin and clip attachment. The hole is large enough you could put a padlock through there if you want extra security. We do sell padlocks separately that you could use also. That should do it for the review on the BMW Companion Dual Jaw OEM Fifth Wheel Hitch for the Chevy, GMC towing prep packages with a 20,000 pound weight capacity.


Customer Reviews

B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs - BWRVK3700

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.

- BWRVK3700
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B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch system is rock solid. Although it is quite heavy, but it comes apart for easy lifting. I highly recommend B&W hitch. 704086



- BWRVK3700
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My first fifth wheel and hitch so I've not experienced the bad. I'm no dummy when it comes to fabrication and welding - this puppy is a thing of beauty! Not recommended for frail old men humping it in and out, lol. I've used it a few times now and backed my wheeler up and into spots where it didn't belong, this unit didn't flinch. Zero noise back there and a breeze to load/offload from any angle and direction. Glad I did my homework. I like how I can lock the base with a simple padlock, just need to figure out a simple way to lock the upper on. Thanks etrailer! 574125



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Sturdy with easy to follow instructions. Easy assembly and fit perfectly into OEM puck system with no issues. Great product that was purchased to replace another product that did not look nearly as sturdy. 665013



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2005 Subaru Forester

Yes I sure will go write a review. I love that hitch and thanks to GMC making my truck hitch ready it's a breeze and I don't need all them bulky rails and junk in my bed. Also the way it flex's and shock absorbs with that big heavy camper I got it is soooooo nice! I got a few friends who have said "Golly you paid that much for a hitch?" But hey, you want quality you pay for quality. You pay cheap, you get cheap. Thanks for following up cause I sure forgot about doing a review. 574587



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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Great Hitch, secure latching and quiet on the road. (No Chucking, unlike the bolt on hitch in my last truck). It is relatively easy to remove and re-install - I'm 67! I have a small problem Unhitching when there is any pressure between vehicles, the jaws will not let loose unless holding the release lever open as I pull away. Item: BWRVK3700 Picture from: Spring 2018 598866



- BWRVK3700
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Overall quality of the product is excellent, very easy to hitch and unhitch. A couple of minor issues that would seem to be easy to correct, and would be consistent with such a high quality unit: The instructions were not too informative about how to attache the product arms to the base: it is quite awkward, even with two people. After completion, it would have been much easier to invert the base on a stand, and attach the arms 'upside down'. Having this in the instructions would have saved a lot of time and effort. The little spring clip that keeps the hitch head at a slight angle towards the trailer looks like an after thought, and here again, the instructions were weak. It indicates that the clip should be tapped on with a hammer, but this is, in fact, quite difficult to do. A better attachment system is called for, the only weak item on the entire hitch. 455680



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2017 Chevrolet Silverado

I purchased this hitch to connect to the Chevy factory prepped 5th Wheel kit for a new 2017 Chev Silverado 3500 dually. My previous truck/ hitch combo (2015 Chev Silverado 3500 single axle 6.5’ bed w/ Reese Pro Series) used industry standard rails and there was quite a bit of movement in the entire hitch assembly and king pin area resulting in significant chucking on the horrible So. Cal. freeways. The B&W hitch was one of two recommended by the professionals at etrailer. I could not be happier. The hook-up is very easy & the overall operation of the hitch is much easier & simpler than my previous hitch. The 1” thick jaw makes a secure connection to the kingpin and the overall ride has smoothed out significantly. Great product so well liked that my son found a used one for sale and snapped it up for his rig. 504905



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Delivery was fast packaged very well.easy install only took 30 to 45 mins can't wait to use it with our new grand design solitude 373 487941


Comments
Cant ask for anything better. Install and removes with ease hitching up and unhitching is great and tows like a dream. If your on the fence about what hitch to buy. This is the one
Bryan B - 03/23/2019

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- BWRVK3700
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I recently purchased a Curt A20 for GM Puck System and had a lot of noise issues from the hitch when starting and stopping. Curt claimed the spacing designed into the jaw system could make the noise or the factory brake controller is not programmed correctly to the weight of my trailer which is making the trailer to slam forward and then reverse. Curt also asked me to lock out my pin box (Rotaflex) to stop the potential over travel of the hitch head. I did lock out my pin box and it still made noise. Curt did send me a replacement head with no issues, but it unfortunately did not change the issue. At that point they told me there was nothing they could do if the hitch was within spec. It is performing to their design specifications. So....because I was not happy with the product, I decided to called etrailer and ordered a B&W Companion for the GM Puck system. They were extremely helpful with the order and it arrived very fast. I put it in the truck and connected the rv. Guess what no noise, no slamming. B&W did a great job in the design of this hitch to vertically eliminate any noises. I am so impressed with how quiet this hitch is that I should have strongly considered the B&W hitch in the first place. The price difference was difficult for me to justify initially, but now that I have had the two different hitches, it is more than worth the additional money. Overall, Curt tried to help me address the concern and makes good products. I believe the hitch would serve the purpose, but comparing it to the B&W, the B&W is definitely the best hitch I have experienced overall so far and etrailer is the place to get it from. 392973



- BWRVK3700
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Chevrolet

I installed the hitch in my 2018 Chevy 3500HD DRW last night took around an hour. overall the quality is very good on the B&W Companion hitch and it fits into the factory puck system perfect. I have it set on the highest setting but still have to hook up 5th wheel to see if this is correct position or not to give me the correct clearance. Looking forward to trying it out this weekend. The package arrived on time and no damage. 466120



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2017 Chevrolet Silverado

Outstanding customer service/support coupled with a great product at a great price...what more can you ask for? My hitch arrived with superb packaging and simple to follow instructions. Being super meticulous, I installed my hitch in a couple of hours. The Companion's design works fantastic with the OEM puck system in my new 2017 Silverado 3500HD Dually! Really looking forward to hooking up my new 5th wheel and hitting the road! If you are in the market for a new hitch, definitely consider the Made In America B&W Companion 3700 5th wheel hitch! 438853



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2018 Nissan Titan

I have a 2018 GMC 3500 6 1/2 foot bed with the factory fifth wheel prep package. I just bought this fifth wheel hitch and towed with it once but it fits perfectly and tows beautifully, is very well built and is USA made. MAGA!! I have it set over the axle and have plenty of clearance because of the tapered front cap on my trailer. No bucking of jerking like the Reese titan hitch I previously had although it was on a slider. Awesome hitch don't hesitate to buy it. 542128



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2017 GMC Sierra 3500

I am very happy with the B&W companion for my GMC with the OEM puck system. It was easy to install and is going to work great on my truck. I was worried about clearance with my bakflip bedcover on my 6.5 bed but it all worked out great. The photos, videos and Q & A really helped me make good decision so etrailer is going to continue to get my busness. 378216



- BWRVK3700
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I received my new B&W Companion Hitch Assembly and installed it on my new Truck. Perfect fit, and very easy to install. Plenty of clearance for my bed cover, so I can leave my hitch in place, when not in use. I appreciate the help from you guys in answering all of my questions, very helpful. I look forward to using my new hitch shortly. Thanks. 462805



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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Purchased this per recommendation from Jared. This thing was a direct bolt in for my truck as he said it would be. Took me less than an hour to assemble and install. This hitch is incredibly heavy duty for my purposes of towing my new 5th wheel trailer. This thing is going to be instrumental over the next few years for me. Even took a picture with it looking good in my truck! 356821



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GMC

This product is easy to install, easy to maintain and has excellent tow capacity. This hitch comes in various configurations to fit most major truck bed puck systems. The overall quality of the build is exceptional. I have now towed with this hitch over 9000 miles and have found the hitch to be easy to hookup and unhook from your rv/trailer. Because the head can easily be separated and removed From the base the base weight is very manageable. Removing the hitch honestly takes about five minutes. I have literary not experienced any chucking or bucking while towing. I have this hitch installed on a 2019 GMC 3500HD diesel Denali 799741



- BWRVK3700
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The hitch was easily installed and has worked very well this last year Etrailer is a fantastic company to deal with The ordering was extremely easy and the shipment Was quick and my order was spot on 783425



- BWRVK3700
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Great trailer hitch. Easy to install as it’s in two pieces; so it’s not so heavy. Works good in a standard box pickup. Very well built. 778298



- BWRVK3700
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The hitch is easy to use and when taking the hitch in and out of the truck having the ability to break it down makes it lighter. 776998



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2018 GMC Sierra 2500

Just finished installing our new B&W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch....So far, I am very impressed and not disappointed. Ready to go CAMPING!! 767699



- BWRVK3700
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We had to purchase this as a replacement for the one that was stolen. Love the simplicity of being able to install and remove this when needed. Great quality product. 747207



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Chevrolet

A great hitch. Installed in a 2019 Chevrolet 3500HD Highcountry duramax crewcab 4x4 with factory hitch option. For some reason the hitch was difficult to install. My guess was one of the corners was not mating properly. Had to have hitch positioned just right and some persuasion to get the hitch in the pucks. Just wondering how normal this is. 747206



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GMC

This product is well built and easy to operate. We have experienced no bucking or chucking. Installed this in a GMC 3500HD Denali with the in bed puck system. I’m getting up in age and I’m not the biggest guy in the world but had no problem installing my self. Looking for a solid 5th wheel hitch this is the one. 726456



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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Have not used it yet, but it seems very sturdy and easy to break down to remove it. It took a little time to put it together, but after it was assembled, it was easy to install and remove. It is quite heavy, but that is a trade-off to get a well made and sturdy hitch. The package arrived earlier than expected and no damage. It was good to go. 725779



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Best quality by far of any fifth wheel hitch. All others are loose on the pin. And the finish on it is far better too. Well worth a few now bucks for a good quality hitch. Noticeable difference in towing, no banging noise at take off. 717744


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