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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

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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. Call 800-298-1624 to order B and W fifth wheel installation kit part number BWRVK2505 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all B and W products. Guaranteed Lowest Price 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 - BWRVK2505

  • B and W
  • Above the Bed
  • Custom

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

RVR2505 B&W Custom Mounting Brackets for Patriot 5th Wheel Above Bed Base Rails

RVR3210 Universal Above Bed Rails for B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Hitches

Installation Details BWRVK2505 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

B&W Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - BWRVK2505

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (7 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.

- BWRVK2505

It's a little harder to mount than I expected. Doing it by myself and takes a little more time. Now that its done I like the look of the mounting this is only the second time I have mounted a 5th wheel hitch

- BWRVK2505

My hitch and rail kit were installed today by my dealership. The technician didn't report any issues with the instructions or the installation. I'm very pleased with the results and can't wait for my first camping trip.

The kit was necessary when I switched trucks, from a Silverado 2500HD to a 3500HD. I have not had any issues with the hitch.
Harvey G - 03/05/2021

- BWRVK2505

I got exactly what I ordered and in perfect condition. The sales representative, Will , was great to work with and helped me decide what I needed for my application. I would definitely refer any of my friends to etrailer in the future.

Excellent 5th wheel hitch. Love it.
Randy K - 06/01/2021

- BWRVK2505

Fairly easy install with great instructions. Product lined up perfectly with factory holes. It only took 3 hours to install with minimal help from a second person to hold the bolts for rails down while i put hardware on. Would definitely purchase again if needed

- BWRVK2505

Nice set up. Strong and easy to install.

- BWRVK2505

Perfect fit great product good price

- BWRVK2505
2021 GMC Sierra 2500


Ask the Experts about this B and W Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • Recommended 5th Wheel Rail Kit for 2020 GMC Sierra 1500
    I have a solution for you, but the # BWRVK2505 are designed for the 2500 and 3500 models of GMC and Chevy trucks. Instead you'll want to use the Curt Semi-Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Chevy/GMC Truck - Carbide Finish # C65KR, which is designed to fit the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500. This kit will install above the bed base rails that will allow you to us a 5th wheel hitch that installs into industry standard rails. I've linked a review video of these rails for you to have a look...
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  • How To Mount a PullRite SuperGlide 16K On a 2020 Chevy Silevrado 2500 Without Pucks
    I do have an option for you if you have the PullRite SuperGlide #2700 which uses industry standard rails but if you have the PullRite SuperGlide #4100 you will need to get the rails from PullRite. For the PullRite SuperGlide #2700, you can use the B&W Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part # BWRVK2505 which is a custom fit for the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 so you don't have to drill into the frame.
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  • What Color Are Base Rails of B&W BWRVK2505 Fifth Wheel Installation Bracket/Rail Kit
    The B&W # BWRVK2505 base rails are a medium gray, the same color as their fifth wheel and Turnover Ball gooseneck hitches. If you click the provided video link, you can get a better idea of the color which doesn't show up too prominently in the product description photos.
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  • B&W Patriot Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch & Standard Width Trailers
    That's a good question, so I reached out to my colleague about towing a very wide trailer with the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider # BWRVK3270. They said this bullet point wasn't specific to the Patriot and was a way of saying that the best way to get added turning clearance with a very wide trailer is to use an extended pin box like a Sidewinder as opposed to a sliding hitch. That said, there isn't any issue using the Patriot # BWRVK3270 with your standard-width trailer;...
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  • How to Choose Correct 5th Wheel Hitch to Clear Bed Sides of 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500
    You are correct that some newer pickups have taller bed sides that make it a little more complicated to ensure that your trailer remains level while you have enough clearance between the bed rails and your 5th wheel trailer. While I can't tell you exactly what you need to ensure proper clearance all around for your 5th wheel trailer and your 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500, I do have some tips for you to follow so you can be confident with your towing rig. What you need to do is park the truck...
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  • Does 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 Short Bed Need Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch and Hitch Options
    You are right about the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 short bed being slightly longer than the 2016 models; according to Chevy, the 2020 short bed is 82.25 inches while the 2016 short bed is 78.9 inches. That isn't enough of a difference to negate needing a sliding hitch. Even if your use of the slider is limited, it only takes one instance of taking a turn slightly too sharp for your trailer to crash into the cab of your Chevy, causing potentially significant damage to both the truck and trailer....
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2021 GMC Sierra 2500
    The hitch best suited for your truck will depend on if your 2021 GMC Sierra 2500 is a short or long bed and whether your truck is equipped with the factory tow/prep package which includes the puck mounts in the truck bed. If you have the puck system, for a short bed you'll need a sliding hitch to provide the proper clearance between the front of the fifth wheel and the rear of the truck cab during low speed turns. I'd recommend the B&W Companion, part # BWRVK3775. The US made Companion...
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  • Will the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Work On a 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 With or Without Pucks
    The B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # BWRVK3270 will only work on a 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 without the factory prep package using the B&W Custom Installation Kit part # BWRVK2505. The reason it won't work on models with the factory prep package is because of the slider mechanism on the fifth wheel hitch.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Rail Kit That Leaves Clean Bed When Hitch Is Not Installed
    I have a solution for you, but installing and then removing the bed rails after each use is going to cause undue stress on the hardware components on the bed rails; these components are designed to be installed once and discarded after installation, so there isn't going to be a rail kit that can be used in this manner. For this reason, I can't recommend using a kit with above bed rails like the B&W # BWRVK2505, which provides industry standard 5th wheel rails to mount a hitch in and instead...
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  • Bolt Hole to Skid Plate Height of 5th Airborne 5th Wheel Air Ride King Pin with Sidewinder 61452
    I reached out to the manufacturer, who told me the 5th Airborne Premium 5th Wheel Air Ride King Pin with Sidewinder # RP61452 measured just over 13 inches from the center of the top bolt hole to the bottom of the skid plate. This is also the correct replacement for the Venture CJ13517 pin box so it will work for you as a replacement. The lowest height hitch you can use with this pin box is the 16 inch height of the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3255 with B&W Custom...
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  • Availability of Non-Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch and Install Rail/Bracket Kit 2021 Chevy 2500 6 3/4 Bed
    Unless your 5th wheel has the dished in or concave front corners that are specifically designed to provide turning clearance, or your 5th wheel is equipped with a rotating pin box like a Reese Sidewinder/Revolution or a Lippert Turning Point, you'll really need to go with a sliding 5th wheel hitch to provide the proper amount of clearance to avoid a collision between the front of the 5th wheel and the rear of the truck cab. It's entirely possible that you'll have the proper amount of...
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  • Hitch Recommendation For A 2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD Short Bed W/ A Heartland Milestone 386BH
    Since your 2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD is a short bed using a sliding hitch will help add more turning radius and help prevent the nose of your Heartland Milestone 386BH from coming in contact with the cab. You can go without but I always highly recommend a slider in a short bed truck out of precaution for the cab and camper nose. When you tow longer trailers like yours turns can be very troublesome in most campsites so the slider will definitely help. The B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch...
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  • Recommended Hitch For A 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 W/ OEM Puck Package
    I still highly recommend using a slider since your 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 only has a 6-3/4' bed. Using a non-sliding hitch could result in your camper making contact with the cab of your truck when making turns. Since you want a B&W hitch and have the OEM puck system I recommend the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20K # BWRVK3775. It will drop right into your pucks for easy setup. If you do not have the OEM prep package then...
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