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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 BWRVK2605 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 - BWRVK2605

  • Above the Bed
  • B and W
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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

BWRVR2605 B&W Mounting Brackets for Patriot 5Wheel Above Bed Rails

BWRVR3210 Universal AboveBed Rails for B&W Patriot 5Wheel Hitches

Replaces B and W BWRVK2601

Installation Details BWRVK2605 Installation instructions

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B&W Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - BWRVK2605

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (3 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.

- BWRVK2605

Greg in sales was incredibly helpful and easy to work with. Fast and smooth transaction, item came a day early, and the item installed perfectly with understandable directions.

- BWRVK2605

Good product fit well Heavy Duty got most of the bolts in and torqued took a good amount of time and took it to a mechanic for a couple bolts I didn’t have the tools for, if I did it again I would pay for a shop to put it in, but it’s a well made and good fitting product

- BWRVK2605

Service great like always deliver on time would not shop any where else e_trailer makes shopping easier


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

  • Recommended Bed Rail Kit For A TrailerSaver TS3 Air-Ride Hitch In A 2013 Ram 2500
    Your TrailerSaver TS3 Air-Ride Hitch will fit with industry standard rails so the B&W Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches Item # BWRVK2605 I recommended for the BD3 or any other industry standard rails will work with your setup. You just need to ensure the industry standard rails fit with your vehicle. The # BWRVK2605 is a custom fit for your 2013 Ram 2500 and use the existing holes in your frame to install instead of having to drill new holes.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Bed Rail Kit For A 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup With A Trailer Save BD3 Hitch
    You'll be able to use any industry standard rails to connect with your Trailer Saver BD3 Air Ride hitch. The B&W Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches Item # BWRVK2605 is an industry standard rail kit and is a custom fit for your so it won't require drilling.
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  • Recommended B&W 5th Wheel Install Kit for a 2013 Ram Mega Cab
    I believe the Mega Cab was only offered on the 2500 and 3500 models so I will assume that is what your 2013 Ram is. If that is the case then you can choose between the B&W Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part # BWRVK2605 which is a custom fit kit that does not require any drilling into the frame or a universal kit like you asked for that requires drilling into the frame, the B&W Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part...
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  • Industry Standard Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 2016 Silverado 3500HD
    I have a solution that would work perfectly for you, but as of right now (March 2016) B and W does not have a set of industry standard fifth wheel rails for your 2016 Chevy Silverado. Since the rails you are wanting to install in the bed of your truck are industry standard rails you could simply go with a different brand of industry standard rails and your fifth wheel hitch would install just fine. The Curt custom rail kit part # C16411-204 is priced great and would fit your truck...
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  • Will B&W Base Rails on 2014 Ram 3500 Work with Hensley TS3 and BD3 5th Wheel Hitch
    The B&W Custom Installation Kit # BWRVK2605 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2014 Ram 3500. This kit features industry standard, above-bed base rails that will work with most fifth-wheel hitches on the market. Based on my research, both the Hensley TS3 and BD3 Air Ride 5th Wheel Hitches are designed to fit industry-standard base rails, so either option will work perfectly with the B&W kit on your truck. I have attached an installation video for this kit on the 2013...
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  • Does B&W 5th Wheel Installation Kit BWRVK2605 Include All of the Required Hardware
    B&W 5th wheel installation kit # BWRVK2605 comes with all of the necessary hardware for installation. None of the bolts go through the frame so bolt leaders are not needed. The brackets that attach to the frame use u-bolts. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you so you can see all of the steps involved in installation.
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  • Brackets and Hardware Only from B&W 5th Wheel Installation Kit # BWRVK2605
    Yes, you can get just the brackets for B&W installation kit # BWRVK2605. The brackets and hardware by themselves are # BWRVR2605.
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  • Is Andersen Ultimate Fifth Wheel Adapter Compatible with B and W Fifth Wheel Rail Kit BWRVK2601
    Yes the rails of the B and W fifth wheel rail kit part # BWRVK2605 that you referenced are compatible with the Andersen Ultimate Fifth Wheel Connection part # AM3200.
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Installation Kit for 2016 Ram 3500 Without Factory Rail Kit and With Air Suspension
    The air suspension package in the 2016 Ram 3500 6-foot short bed makes 5th wheel hitch installation tough due to clearance issues, but I checked with my technical contact at B&W and they can offer a solution for a slider hitch installation. You can use B&W base rail/install kit # BWRVK2605 to give you industry-standard base rails in your truck bed. You can then use the 18K Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550034 which provides a generous 14-inches of slider travel. For...
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  • 5th Wheel Bed Rails For A 2017 Ram 3500
    The B&W Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches Item # BWRVK2605 is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Ram 3500 frame. The are meant to be above bed so the rails will sit higher than the frame when you bolt them on.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ram 3500 with Short Bed to Tow Grand Design Solitude 310GK
    I'll start by saying that because you have a short bed truck, you will need a sliding hitch in order to make sure that you can safely turn while towing your 5th wheel trailer and not create contact between the nose of your trailer and the cab of your truck. You can also accomplish this by going with a Sidewinder style pin box like the Reese # RP34FR, but I typically only like to recommend those on truck beds shorter than 6-ft or 5th wheel trailers with extremely protruding noses. If...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch Option for a 2020 Ram 3500 with RamBox
    The best option for a fifth wheel hitch for a 2020 Ram 3500 with RamBox is the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # BWRVK3255. The hitch has a thick dual jaw design which grips the kingpin tight thereby providing a smooth ride and a cam-action handle which allows you to uncouple on uneven terrain. In order to use this hitch you'll also need the B&W Custom Installation Kit part # BWRVK2605, the Sidewinder Wedge Kit part # RP74FR, and a rotating pin box like the Reese Sidewinder 5th...
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  • Can Anderson Ultimate 5th Wheel Hitch Be Used With Sidewinder Pin Box
    I have another option but unfortunately neither the Anderson Ultimate 5th Wheel Hitch or the B&W Turnover ball gooseneck hitch are compatible with a rotating pin box like the Reese sidewinder you mentioned. Instead I recommend using the B&W Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter # BWRVK3400 which will install into the B&W Turnover ball already installed on your 2017 Ram Short Bed, and will give you 12" of front to back travel for additional clearance when making...
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  • Weight of B&W Patriot 16K 5th Wheel Hitch BWRVK3200
    If you intend to purchase a 5th wheel trailer that has a Revolution or Sidewinder pivoting pin box for use with your 2013 Ram 2500 short bed then you will not need a sliding-type hitch and can use a fixed hitch of your preference. However, the excellent B&W Companion 20K hitch # BWRVK3500-5W, which mounts using the gooseneck install kit # BWGNRK1313-5W, is not compatible with any type of pivoting pin box. You are correct that B&W makes a serious product. Their 5th wheel hitches are produced...
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  • Recommended Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2013 Ram 2500 Short Bed
    Either the Curt # C16536 Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch w/ Slider with its 20K capacity or the 20K Capacity B&W BWRVK3270 Patriot Sliding Fifth wheel hitch would be a great choice. Both hitches are high quality, and would offer you a secure, relatively smooth ride. For the Curt hitch, use the # C16430-204 rail kit or for the B&W Patriot, use # BWRVK2605. My only issue with bed rail mounted hitches is the fact that the rails remain in the bed when you're not using the hitch. If you don't use...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ram 3500 Crew Cab
    I have a couple of different options for your 2017 Ram 3500 Crew Cab. Your truck has a bed height of just over 20 inches so I will recommend some 5th wheel hitches that are adjustable to under 3 inches of that 20 inch mark that you're looking for. The most economical option for your Ram is the Curt E16 5th Wheel Hitch # C16115 with the Curt Base Rails # C16430-204. This features the Slide Bar Jaw to secure your king pin and has a Gross Towing Weight of 16,000 lbs. The next step up...
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  • B and W Patriot Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ram 3500 Short Bed
    While 6-1/2 foot is longer than most truck short beds it's still recommended to go with a slider hitch so that you can make tight turns unless the nose of your trailer is tapered to allow for short bed clearance. So for a slider hitch the B and W Patriot Slider part # BWRVK3270 would be the way to go. Then for a custom rail kit for your 2017 Ram 3500 you'd want the part # BWRVK2605 and you'd be set.
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  • Which 5th Wheel Bed Rail Mounting Bracket for Demco Autoslide on 2013 Dodge Ram 2500
    What brand of bed rails do you have? It's recommended to use bed rails and frame brackets from the same manufacturer. If you mix manufacturers of rails and brackets, it's possible to have an unknown weight capacity which isn't a good thing. If you have Curt bed rails, I'd use # CU96FR For Reese, use # RP56011 For Demco, use # DM8552015 B & W doesn't sell their brackets separately, they must be purchased with the bed rails. Their rail/bracket kit is part # BWRVK2605.
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  • 2019 Dodge Ram 3500 with 6.5 box with Ram Boxes
    The challenge presented by the Ram boxes is the inside bed width (or lack thereof). During turns, especially while cresting a rise or going through a dip, the edge of the pin box can strike the inside edge of the top of the bed side and damage it. Additionally, the narrow width of the bed will usually interfere with the operation of the hitch latching handle. The only surefire solution we're aware of is twofold. You'll want to use a Reese Sidewinder Replacement Rotating Pin Box on your...
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  • How To Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer with a 2019 Ram 3500 That Has RamBoxes
    The RamBox feature on your 2019 Ram 3500 is going to limit your list of available options but this is still possible. In order to avoid any bedside clearance issues you will have no choice but to install a rotating pin box, the Reese Sidewinder 5th Wheel King Pin part # RP34FR for example. This moves the pivot point back away from the vehicle to create turning clearance. In order to make sure we get you the correct rotating pin box I will need to know the model number of the pin box on...
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  • 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit Fit for a 2019 Ram 3500
    The Reese Universal Base Rails # RP58058 can technically fit your 2019 Ram 3500 short bed if you use the Universal Installation Kit # RP30439, but since this requires you to drill holes in your truck frame I recommend using the B&W Custom Installation Kit # BWRVK2605 because it still gives you industry standard base rail connections and you don't have to drill into your truck frame. As of right now (March 2020) Reese doesn't have a custom bracket kit for the standard base rail system...
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  • Sidewinder Pin Box and 5th Wheel Hitch for 2016 Ram 3500 Short Box
    The Ram Box feature is not ideal on a short-bed truck that will do 5th wheel towing due to the chance for interference but we have heard of successful Sidewinder installations. The correct 5th Airborne Sidewinder to replace a 1621 or 1621HD pin box is part # RP61422 that you referenced. This box also fits in place of several Fabex and M&M pin boxes. However, since it is rated for only 16K it will not have the necessary capacity for your trailer. We do offer the non-cushioned 20K-rated...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2018 Ram 3500 Crew Cab
    My recommendation of a 5th wheel hitch will be dependent on box length. The Crew Cabs are available in short bed or long bed options and with or without the factory prep package. For a 6-1/2 foot bed I recommend the B&W Patriot # BWRVK3270 because it will slide very well and has some integrated shock absorption. Then you will use the B&W Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # BWRVK2605. If you have the 6-1/2 foot bed with the prep package pucks,...
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  • Fifth Wheel Towing with 2016 Ram 3500 Equipped with Ram Boxes
    The problem isn't with the hitch fitting, the problems are that the 5th wheel's pin box strikes the sides of the bed during turns. The only way a fifth wheel hitch can be used in a Ram Box equipped truck would be to use a Reese Sidewinder. The sidewinder moves the pivot between the trailer and the hitch from where the king pin and hitch jaws meet to where the pin box attaches to the 5th wheel. This moves the pivot point 22 inches rearward, preventing the pin box from hitting the sides of...
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  • Will the Andersen Ultimate Connection Work with B&W Rails On a 2017 Ram 3500
    Yes, the Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System part # AM3200 will work with any above bed industry standard base rails like the B&W Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part # BWRVK2605 which is a fit for a 2017 Ram 3500.
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  • Will a B&W Companion for the Ram Prep Package Work with Rotating Pin Boxes and my Ram Box Bed?
    To keep your fifth wheel from hitting the bed rail sides or Ram Boxes you are going to get that clearance from where the pin box is mounted in the wing plates on the camper itself you can raise or lower it to achieve the clearance you need for those Ram Boxes. You can also adjust your head in the Companion upwards by changing where the pivot arms are bolted in (see video below) at the 1:50 mark. We recommend at least 4" if not closer to 6 or 7" of clearance. If your are close to the 4"...
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