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B&W Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

B&W Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

Item # BWRVK2500
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Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

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Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in your truck bed with this kit. Custom brackets reduce the amount of time required to install the hitch. Brackets, 10-bolt base rails, and necessary hardware included. 1-800-940-8924 to order B and W fifth wheel installation kit part number BWRVK2500 or order online at Free expert support on all B and W products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for B&W Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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B and W Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - BWRVK2500

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Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in your truck bed with this kit. Custom brackets reduce the amount of time required to install the hitch. Brackets, 10-bolt base rails, and necessary hardware included.


  • Installation kit lets you mount your 5th-wheel trailer hitch in the bed of your truck
  • Mounting brackets install beneath truck bed to provide attachment points for above-bed base rails
  • Base rails provide necessary mounting points for 5th-wheel hitch
  • Custom-fit brackets mount to existing holes in your vehicle's frame
    • Minimizes drilling and measuring
    • Reduces installation time
    • Avoids known obstacles along your truck's frame
  • Compatible with B&W Patriot, Curt, Demco, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley above-bed 5th-wheel hitches
  • Sturdy, powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • 2 Base rails, custom brackets, and hardware included
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited lifetime warranty

RVR2500 B and W Custom Mounting Brackets for Patriot Fifth Wheel Above Bed Base Rails

RVR3210 Universal Above Bed Base Rails for B and W Patriot Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches

Installation Details BWRVK2500 Installation instructions

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B&W Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - BWRVK2500

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (37 Customer Reviews)

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in your truck bed with this kit. Custom brackets reduce the amount of time required to install the hitch. Brackets, 10-bolt base rails, and necessary hardware included.


My experience with you was fantastic, from shipping to installation. All parts were in the packages with instructions.
The hitch is a quality product and I am glad it is completely manufactured in America using American materials. Thank you!


It wasn’t to bad to do. The hardest part was to get the u-bolt nuts and washers on. Didn’t have any issues drilling the holes instructions were great on where to place the rails to mark the holes. Was missing a nut for the big bolts but had some laying around that I could use.


Great purchase from etrailer, as usual. Free shipping on items that total 90lbs., thanks! The B&K kit is very good, heavy duty, very strong. Should do the job well. Dinged one star because for my 2006 Duramax 3200 required lowering the gas tank of which there was no mention in any video or description. Video showed installation on passenger side, that was easy. Driver's side not so much. I got everything hooked up with the exception of the two bolts that go through the bed on rear-driver's side. Had to take it to my mechanic to finish up (did not want to mess with the gas tank). Other than that, all good.

Product is great very heavy duty, reasonably easy installation except for two bolts above gas tank which required lowering the tank. Over 10K on the road and working great.
Bob s - 11/12/2021


Great product. However, frame brackets started to rust right away. I don’t live in a state that uses salt on the roads, and I wash my truck often. It’s the one thing that keeps me from rating it a 5.


I use it under a b&w 16k hitch,everything works well.

Did not have to drill my frame to install.

Once fitted to my hitch, instalation of the hitch is easy.

Only complaint I have is no spacers on the u bolts between the frame and the rails where the rails don't fit the frame.


Fantastic, great customer service, super fast shipping. Perfect.


The rails fit my truck perfectly. When I receive the package there was some slight damage to the package and one U-boat was missing. I called and they immediately shipped a replacement bolt out great service. Customer service was outstanding I had some questions on the installation having a little difficulty getting a bolt and nut installed they walked me through it and made it very easy to understand and complete the installation. They followed up several weeks later to make sure I didn’t have any issues with the rails or the installation. That’s customer service at its best.


Good quality product, takes a bit of finagling to get it squared up. Also check all you parts first. Had to make a trip to local TSC to get the missing nuts and bolts.


Product is excellent. I was disappointed in how long it took to get 'in stock' items shipped. Granted , it was a large heavy item. Probably ran in to the supply chain/driver shortage issue. Still will purchase from etrailer in the future.


Works excellent, smooth and quiet. Easy to install and remove in two pieces.


The fit was good! We just got shorted the 2-3/4 inch nuts in the hardware pack and had to take a trip to Blains farm and fleet


Great product


if you buy anything for a trailer without checking in on etrailer that will be your first mistake, probably more to come.


Solid, well constructed, user friendly

Ram 3500

This rail kit has served me well. I have put 3500 miles on it since installing it. Easy to take the 5th wheel hitch on and off. My only issue was during installation where I thought the instructions should have indicated larger clearance holes in the truck bed. This makes the install easier and does not compromise integrity.

2005 GMC Sierra

High quality at every point paint perfect due to proper boxing heavy stuff usually have parts poking out from Shipping. All American made including steel . Definitely recommend

2005 GMC Sierra

Received my hitch and mounting rails today. Still in the boxes
Arrived in good shape
Can't wait to installed it

My hitch has worked great
Curtis W - 06/08/2018

2004 Chevrolet Silverado

This hitch install bracket fit perfectly, fairly simple installation, clear concise instructions, and came with everything I needed. Not to mention a good price and fast shipping. Overall very satisfied with my experience


Very easy installation. Very pleased with the easy hook up. I even changed my gooseneck trailer over. Should have don it years ago. THANKS!!!!


I'm pleased it showed up as promised directions are clearly explained got it installed in about 5 1/2 hours after wrestling the spare down without the correct handle


Great construction/paint

be nicer if it had B&W decals on it like there other products.

Only problem I had was that driver side front bolts are nearly impossible to install.

2001 Chevrolet Silverado

Fit perfectly to my 01 Silverado 2500hd crew cab. Very solid and can be installed by yourself, but is great to have an extra set of hands to help.

2009 GMC Sierra

Everything fit perfectly following instructions Quality I would recommend it to anyone that needs a fifth wheel set up!


Worst install I've ever had. Poor design and it is impossible to access the bolts.


Worked great easy to follow instructions

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  • Will a PullRite SuperGlide 5th Wheel Hitch Fit B&W Custom Installation Kit
    The SuperGlide hitch comes in 2 forms. The one labeled as an ISR will fit the B&W 5th wheel rails in custom installation kit # BWRVK2500. The ISR stands for industry standard rails. If it is not the ISR version then it will only fit the special mount by PullRite.
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  • Does B and W Fifth Wheel Rail Kit BWRVK2500 Require Frame Drilling
    To install the B and W Fifth Wheel Rail Kit part # BWRVK2500 in your 2006 Chevy Silverado requires no drilling into the frame. Holes would need to get drilled through the truck bed but that's it.
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  • U-Bolts and Installation of B&W Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches
    Per the installation instructions, the dimensions are to be 1/2" X 8 1/4" X 4 1/2" for the U-Bolts. We do stock individual U-bolts, but not that meet the criteria of 4-1/2" width. Hardware is to be kited with product from the manufacturer, if you think you have been provided incorrect hardware please contact our Customer Service line to provide us the opportunity to correct.
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  • Recommended Base Rails For A 2005 Chevy Silverado 3500 Dually With A Husky 24k Hitch
    It sounds to me like you possibly had some non-ISR rails in your bed and that were only compatible with that 16k Husky hitch that the previous owner had. You're going to want to first confirm that your hitch will fit ISR (Industry Standard Rails) and then swap out your base rails to safely tow your trailer and end any doubt about safety. If your hitch is compatible with ISR rails then I recommend the B&W Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # BWRVK2500....
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  • Base Rails and Brackets for B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Hitch on 2003 Chevy Silverado 3500
    To install the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3200 in your 2003 Chevy Silverado 3500 the best option is the B&W Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails # BWRVK2500 because it will not require drilling into your truck's frame rails to install, unlike the universal installation kits which do require you to drill into your truck's frame. The only drilling involved will be in the truck bed so you can mount the base rails; this means you are going to need to either remove your bed...
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  • Parts Needed To Install B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Hitch On a 2003 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
    Yes, the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # BWRVK3255 will fit your 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD but you will need to use the B&W Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails part # BWRVK2500 for this. Please note, you will need new rails and frame brackets as you can't mix and match these because they do not all install in the same way/location. The B&W Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails will have the correct spacing you need for the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch. The kit...
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  • What Is The Weight Capacity Of Industry Standard Base Rails
    The weight limit on B&W base rail kits like # BWRVK2500 you mention, is rated for 18,000lbs. Previously, it was generally accepted that the rails have the same capacity as the hitch that is installed on it, however, this is not the case anymore. If you're needing a 5th wheel hitch for your 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD short bed, I recommend the B&W Patriot # BWRVK3270. This hitch has a maximum capacity of 18,000 lbs, and is a perfect fit for the base rail kit # BWRVK2500 mentioned above.
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  • Can A 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500 Tow A 2021 Wildwood Heritage Glen 370BL 5th Wheel Trailer
    To determine the maximum trailer weight capacity you can tow with your 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500, you will need take your Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) and subtract that by the the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of your truck from the (GCWR) that will give you the maximum Gross Trailer Weight (GTW). This can all be found on the information tag located inside the driver door jamb. You're owners manual may also list your capacity as well. The dry weight of a 2021 Forest River Wildwood...
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  • Does Curt Gooseneck Ball Adapter 16055 Fit Into B and W Fifth Wheel Rail Kit # BWRVK2500
    Yes, the Curt Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # 16055 that you referenced does fit into the B&W Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails # BWRVK2500 that you referenced. This adapter fits into the industry standard rail design which is what the B and W kit you referenced provides.
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  • Gooseneck To Fifth Wheel Base Rail Adapter For A B&W Turnoverball Hitch
    While there isn't a flip over adapter there is still a drop in adapter that will give you base rails and work with your B&W Turnoverball hitch. The Curt X5 5th Wheel Base Rails Adapter for B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Trailer Hitches # 16310 will drop into your hitch and provide a solid mounting surface for your standard fifth wheel hitch.
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  • Which 5th Wheel Rails To Use Curt Spyder Gooseneck Hitch In 2003 GMC Sierra 3500 DRW
    The Curt Spyder Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Fifth Wheel Rails, 25,000 lbs GTW # 16085 you purchased is designed for industry standard rails. Since the 5th wheel rails in your 2003 GMC Sierra 3500 DRW are not industry standard you will need to replace them. I recommend using the B&W Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # BWRVK2500 as they will not require any drilling in the frame of your truck, and will give you the industry standard rails you are looking...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Installation Kit For 1995 Chevrolet C/K Pickup Truck
    The fifth wheel above-bed rails that are designed for your 1995 Chevrolet C/K truck are part # RP30035. These rails have universal brackets and work with most hitches. The rail kit , part # BWRVK2500 you came from have custom brackets and are not designed to fir your truck.
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  • Does A 1992 B & W Hitch Fit A 2009 Chevrolet Silverado
    If the hitch you have is a fifth wheel hitch, yes it will fit your truck. To install a B &W hitch, we have several install kits to get the job done such as # BWRVK2500. To install the mounting brackets, they install beneath the truck bed and they provide the attachment points for above bed base rails. The base rails are what provide your necessary mounting points for your fifth wheel hitch. The rails # BWRVK2500 are what goes in the truck bed. If your hitch fits industry standard rails...
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  • B and W Patriot Hitch Recommendation for 2008 Chevy Silverado for Use with Sidewinder Pin Box
    The B and W Patriot hitch part # BWRVK3200 is a fit with a Sidewinder pin box. The correct rail kit you'd need for your 2008 Chevy Silverado 2500HD short bed would then be the # BWRVK2500 which is a custom install rail kit for your truck which will minimize drilling and install time when compared to a universal kit. The correct wedge for this hitch to fit a Sidewinder then is the part # SWW-06.
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  • Will The Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Rails Fit A 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500 With 8' Bed
    The Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Rails and Universal Installation Kit - Slide Bar Jaw - 16K # C16116 utilizes a universal base rail and bracket kit so it will fit your 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500 but will require some drilling to attach to the frame. The Curt E16 is a very basic model that uses a slide-bar jaw which will result in a lot of movement/rattling of the king pin and the non cushioned head can give you chucking and bounce. If you're not going to be hauling a 5th wheel often...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2004 GMC Sierra 3500 Long Bed
    Thanks for all the information! I highly recommend the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch item # BWRVK3255. This hitch has an 18,000 lbs capacity and can handle up to a 4,500 lbs pin weight. This hitch will allow you to get the full capacity and ability out of your Sierra but you won't want to exceed your trucks limits. The Patriot has 3/4" thick dual jaws that provide a superior 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact. This gives you a more secure and comfortable towing experience. This hitch...
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  • Can a 5th Wheel Hitch and Gooseneck be Installed on a 2008 GMC Sierra at the Same Time
    For the most part you can't have both a gooseneck hitch and 5th wheel hitch installed at the same time. But if your gooseneck happens to be a B&W Turnover Ball then you could use the Companion hitch # BWRVK3500 for a long bed or # BWRVK3400 for the short bed. These hitches mount in the gooseneck ball hole of the B&W hitches and allow you to tow a 5th wheel trailer with the gooseneck hitch. If you do not have a B&W gooseneck hitch then I recommend the Andersen Ranch Hitch, # AM3100. It...
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  • Compatibility of Reese 16K 5th Wheel Hitch with B&W Custom Base Rail Kit for 2001 Chevy 2500
    The B&W Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # BWRVK2500 is a confirmed fit for your 2001 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD. It will work very well with the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30047 you asked about. These custom bracket drastically reduce the installation time and utilize holes already present in your frame. You may also want to consider the wiring harness # 50-97-410 to add a second 7-way to the bed of your truck for a clean look and easy connection...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2007 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with Above-Bed Base Rails
    If your 2007 Chevy Silverado 2500HD has a 6-1/2-foot bed you will need a sliding hitch to provide turning clearance for your toy hauler. I recommend the 18K B&W Patriot # BWRVK3270 which features 12-inches of slider travel, 1-inch thick dual jaws for excellent grip on your trailer's king pin and a double-pivoting head assembly that will make for easier hitching when the truck and trailer are not perfectly level. This hitch will fit into any brand of industry-standard above-bed base rails...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch For 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD W/ Gooseneck Hitch
    I would be happy to recommend the parts needed to tow a 5th wheel trailer with your 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD with a 6-1/2' bed. There are a few different options for you but I will go over the pros and cons of each. As long as the Demco hitches you mentioned are slider hitches that use the above bed industry standard rails, either will work perfect for you. Since your truck has a bed shorter than 8' a slider is recommend to allow you to make sharper turns without having the nose...
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  • Can The B&W 5th Wheels Rails Be Used With Curt Frame Brackets?
    We do indeed have the B&W universal rails and for this you will need the # BWRVR3210. However, these do not include any hardware and cannot be used with frame brackets that are not the B&W brand. This actually goes for all manufacturers as they do not want their parts mixed and matched for this kind of install. So with that said, I also very highly recommend grabbing the B&W Custom Mounting Brackets # BWRVR2506. These are specifically designed for your 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500 (both long...
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  • Recommended Suspensions Enhancement For A 2007 Chevy Silverado Classic 2500
    Since you're most likely going to be facing off-road-like conditions while hauling your Arctic Fox through BLM lands I recommend going with some air springs like the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus Air Springs w/ Internal Bumpers # AL89275. These air springs have internal bumpers to provide the adjustable load support of air springs and the comfort and reliability of jounce springs while riding through rough terrain. They have a combined weight capacity of 5,000lbs and are compatible...
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  • Towing 5th Wheel Trailer Using Short Bed Truck w/ Gooseneck Hitch
    The Reese Sidewinder WILL work with B&W hitches that are compatible with industry standard rails, like the B&W Patriot, part # BWRVK3270 would work great for you. However, the Sidewinder would NOT be compatible with a B&W Companion, part # BWRVK3400-5W. The Companion would mount into a B&W Turnover ball gooseneck hitch but since the Companion has only a single mounting point to the vehicle, the concern is that the one attachment point couldn't handle the twisting force that the Sidewinder...
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  • 5th Wheel Base Rails & Brackets For 2005 Chevy Silverado 3500
    We can get your 2005 Chevy Silverado 3500 set up with a 5th wheel base rail and bracket kit, and I recommend going with an option from B&W, with the correct fit being the following: - B&W Custom Installation Kit with Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # BWRVK2500 The reason I like this kit so much is because it is a custom fit that does not require any drilling into your frame rails to install, unlike universal kits such as the Reese # RP30035, which do require drilling. Not having...
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