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B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 18,000 lbs

B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 18,000 lbs

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BWRVK3255 - 16 - 19 Inch Tall B and W Fixed Fifth Wheel
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The dual jaw on this 5th-wheel hitch offers a secure connection with 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact. Durable polyurethane bushings limit rattle and vibration. Base adjusts for ideal vertical and fore/aft positioning. Rails sold separately. Call 800-298-8924 to order B and W fifth wheel hitch part number BWRVK3255 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all B and W products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 18,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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B and W Fifth Wheel Hitch

  • B and W
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • 18000 lbs GTW
  • Hitch Only
  • Double Pivot
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 4 Inch Fore/Aft Travel
  • 4500 lbs TW
  • 16 - 19 Inch Tall

The dual jaw on this 5th-wheel hitch offers a secure connection with 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact. Durable polyurethane bushings limit rattle and vibration. Base adjusts for ideal vertical and fore/aft positioning. Rails sold separately.


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • 3/4" 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 release, even on unlevel terrain
    • Lockable to secure trailer to hitch - padlock sold separately
  • Fully articulating head eases hookup and helps to limit chucking
    • Front-to-back and side-to-side pivot
  • Improved cab clearance achieved with 4" of front-to-back adjustment
    • Attach pivot arms to base in desired position fore or aft
  • 4 Height settings to fit your application
  • Quiet, rattle-free ride with polyurethane bushings
  • Base rails and installation kit sold separately
    • Compatible with industry-standard, above-bed rails - B&W, Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Pro Series, Reese, and Valley
    • Simplify installation with a semi-custom bracket kit (not available for all applications)
  • Gray powder coated steel is corrosion resistant
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 18,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 4,500 lbs
  • Hitch height: 16" - 19"
  • Footprint: 31-1/2" wide x 24" deep
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Quiet, Secure Ride

The 3/4" thick jaw on the Patriot 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.


In addition to the sturdy jaw, the Patriot 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 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 Patriot 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".


Easily Adjustable Design

The B&W Patriot can 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.


Patriot Hitch Arm Positioning Diagram

To adjust either the height of the Patriot or the fore/aft positioning, just attach the hitch's pivot arms in the desired location on the base. The above diagram gives an indication of where to mount the arms so that you get the height and the cab clearance that you need.



RVK3255 B and W Patriot Fifth Wheel RV Hitch - 18,000 lbs

Item # BWRVK3255

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Customer Reviews

B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 18,000 lbs - BWRVK3255

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (104 Customer Reviews)

The dual jaw on this 5th-wheel hitch offers a secure connection with 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact. Durable polyurethane bushings limit rattle and vibration. Base adjusts for ideal vertical and fore/aft positioning. Rails sold separately.

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We received the hitch and brackets packaged very well. The installation went well and pretty straight forward. We did not have our 5th wheel to set the height but took a lucky guess at 18". We picked the RV up and couldn't be happier with this hitch. Absolutely no chucking, very smooth ride. We have an uneven slope to back down to get to our RV pad and were concerned about that. With the swivel on this hitch, backed with no problem. We wouldn't settle for any other hitch if we have to ever buy another one. The RV sales and service people were very impressed with this hitch and the way it is set up with the frame brackets. Very happy customers! 558714



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Thanks for the fast delivery. An excellent product. Very happy with it. 870501



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Great hitch, quiet (doesn't pop, creak or moan like Curt or Reese units I've used) and no huck-a-chucka slop! 830826



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I received the b&w 18,000 lb hitch right on schedule..put the hitch together in no time...e-trailer and it',s employees are great..i dealt with Roger, very professional and polite...I hooked up to the 5th wheel trailer with no problem...this is my 2nd purchase from e-trailer and I will continue to do business with them in the future... 800347



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This hitch works perfectly! So easy to hook-up and unhook. It is nice and quiet unlike my last hitch. Easy in and out due to easy head removal. Well worth the investment. 775881



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The Patriot 5th hitch is great. It was very easy to assemble. And it's solid my 5th wheel is 40ft long and about 13,000 lbs and it feels good going down the road, it has no play or back lash. It's fun to pull. And after the 1st year of owning and using the Patriot the finish is still doing great. I would defiantly recommend the B&W. 774859



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Great product easy hook up and easy disconnect. I love how the jaws wrap around king pin no chucking. 728347



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Still in box, have a foot of snow in bed hope to get it in next week. Arrived when you said it would, felt sorry for ups guy wading through snow thanks for great service 721697



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Purchased B&W Patriot 5th wheel hitch from etrailer a year ago. Received the hitch right away without any problems. etrailer.com was easy to purchase from. We were first time buyers on a 5th wheel. Had been using a new competitors hitch we bought from our dealership. Worse purchase ever. The competitor had just gotten into the 5th wheel hitch part recently. Went through 5 heads we received from the competitor and the hitch still did not work right. It would take us half an hour to an hour to hook up or unhook. Decided to take loss on hitch and buy a B &W hitch. The B & W hitch was awesome. Hooks up and unhooks in minutes. It is so easy. Would recommend B &W and etrailer anytime. The price from etrailer was great and was the cheapest price I could find anywhere. If I could have, I would have given B & W and etrailer 10 stars for the review. 721135


Comments
Still the greatest purchase. So easy and quick. Wouldnt even consider buying any other brand, will stay with B & W. Happy Campers!
John S - 11/03/2020

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Hitch arrived on time and good packaging. It took maybe 45 minutes to assemble, very easy. It would have taken less time but the bolt holes are so precise that the paint made the bolts so tight that you had to run them through with a socket but rather that than to big. 719846



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Looks great and works great. VERY well made and it was easy to assemble. It arrive quickly and in perfect condition. 703934



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Great product love how smooth it works 680594



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Excellent product, much better than previous Reese hitch. Handles our new heavier fifth wheel (Montana 3810MS) with no problem. Smooth operation and great build quality. 673929



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The product is great but the box it showed up in was pretty well destroyed but etrailer was able to overnight me the couple missing parts immediately so they are awesome. 670747



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This product is exactly what I ordered, it came on time, and in great shape, can't wait to put it to the test! 668092



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Love my Patriot hitch! This this is built to last - even the packaging is top notch. (even UPS couldn't damage it) Pulls wonderfully - considerably less chucking and virtually no clunking or slop when stopping or starting like with my previously owned hitch (whose name we shall not speak). The last hitch you'll ever need. 649403


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Couldnt be happier with my B&W hitch. Hands down best hitch you but. Nothing be high American quality.
Scott - 05/31/2020

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The hitch is awesome, I pull my trailer everywhere for work so I use it often. Never had any problems and definitely recommend! 641446



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Received my order in 2 days. Everything about this hitch (including the packaging) is highest quality. Even UPS couldn't damage this thing! Previous reviewers have said this hitch is built like a sherman tank - it absolutely is! Night and day difference between B&W and the Curt Q20 I have been using. Can't wait to pull with it. Together with the great service etrailer provides and you can't go wrong. 636247



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My 18k B&W hitch has been an awesome purchase. 6k miles without a problem. Smooth traveling without any chucking. Currently pulling a 16.5k Grand Design Solitude RV. 620305


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I am still very impressed with my B&W hitch. No problems whatsoever. I bought and sold heavy duty truck parts my whole life and this is as close as you can get to those products when it comes to a hitch.
Fred H - 04/11/2020

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Works as expected - quality product. Easy to use 619830



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Has been a very good hitch..sturdy and well designed. I like the two piece idea (where you can take off the top section separate from the bottom frame) it's easy and it allows lifting less wt. in two parts. It has 4 adjustments for height but in my case I needed to go lower so I had to reset my 5th wheel bracket as to level out the vehicle to the fifth wheel. add; 1999 Ford f-350 4x4 sits up high ...not like today's (almost a car) pickups that sit lower. 617432


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product still works fine. Built strong and etrailer has been a go to place for truck and RV parts
Brad V - 04/06/2020

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This 5th.wheel hitch is outstanding. I pull campers for a living all over the US Easy to hook into and out of trailers Very strong and durable 617408



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I did my research on this hitch and was convinced it was the one I wanted yet I still felt the need to get some input from the pros, 2 phone calls (one to E-trailer and one to B&W) and I came away with peace of mind that the B&W was the right one for me. Best of all they did not try to up sell me to the 22k hitch two rv dealers tried to tell me I would need to safely pull the 16,500 gvwr 5th wheel I was in the process of buying. The hitch was reasonably priced, arrived in a timely manner in good condition and installation was straight forward. Bottom line I couldn’t be happier with my B&W hitch but most of all my decision to buy it from etrailer 610624



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This hitch is awesome as is the escape heavy duty bike rack we purchased thru Etrailer. We love your service Thaks. Neil and Carol Lageman 607588



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Very happy with the Patriot 18K. It's nice looking, solid construction, and was easy to install by myself. Slipped right into my existing Husky truck bed rails. First trip was a 1000 miles. Had absolutely no problems. Since this hitch totally traps the king pin, I had no clunky sounds while accelerating or decelerating. Highly recommended. 577077


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  • Adapter for B&W Patriot Fifth Wheel Hitch in 2019 Ford F-350 with Factory Puck System
    The B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3255 fits industry-standard fifth wheel rails so to mount it to a 2019 Ford F-350 with the OEM puck system all you need is the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter for Standard 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP30156. This adapter will mount directly in the pucks of the '19 F-350 and allow you to mount the Patriot fifth wheel hitch. The accompanying photo shows this adapter installed in the bed of a 2019 F-350 Super Duty and I have added...
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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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  • Should the 16K or 18K B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Hitch be Used for a 16,000 lb GVWR Trailer
    You are correct. Even though the 16K B&W Patriot # BWRVK3200 is a great option, if the GVWR of your 5th wheel Montana 3120RL is 16,385 you do want to give yourself a safety margin. We typically recommend having at least 1,000 lbs - 2,000 lbs of "cushion" between the GVWR rating of your trailer the the hitch so the 18K Patriot # BWRVK3255 is the perfect solution. It looks like you put a 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup in as your vehicle. If your Dodge Ram doesn't already have a 7-Way connector...
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  • Wedge Needed to Use Lippert Turning Point Pin Box with B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Hitch
    If you are having trouble fitting the wedge that came with your Lippert Turning Point pin box to your 18K B&W Patriot # BWRVK3255 then you can use the Custom Wedge # SWW-06 instead. This is actually designed for use with the Reese Sidewinder pin boxes but we've had customers come back and say that it matches up with the Turning Point as well.
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  • Which 5th Wheel Hitch and Compatible Sidewinder King Pin for 2017 Ram 2500 4x4
    We've got just what you're looking for when it comes to the hitch and a Sidewinder style pin box for your 2017 Ram 2500. For the hitch I recommend using the B&W Patriot # BWRVK3255, since it can be adjusted up to 19" tall, which is the tallest available for hitches that will fit your 2017 Ram 2500. B&W is known for their high quality products and the Patriot is no exception; the dual locking jaws are 3/4" thick and provide 360 degrees of king pin contact, so there's better security...
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  • Does Adjusting B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Hitch Affect Towing Performance on 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500
    You have made a good decision thinking about using the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3255 on your 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500 and the ability to adjust it front-to-back will not affect its towing characteristics. This hitch adjusts to give you optimal positioning to make turns, and there is actually a formula you can use to help you determine if you can make a full 90 degree turn, which you an see below. It is recommended that you have at least 4 inches of clearance in order...
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  • Does the Head Unit of B&W Patriot Lock
    There is not a locking mechanism for the head unit of the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3255. You can lock the base of the Patriot to your base rails with the Base Rail Lock # C23256 and to keep the head unit of the Patriot in your possession you can simply lift it out of your truck when you are not towing because as you mentioned that can be done in less than 15 seconds and the head weighs just 52 lbs. You can then store the head wherever you like to keep in safe and sound. I...
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  • Gooseneck Hitch Adapter for Truck with Rails a B&W Patriot Hitch Fit
    If you had a fifth wheel rail kit installed in the bed of your truck that the B and W Patriot hitch part # BWRVK3255 fit we have the Curt Spyder adapter part # 16085 will fit the rails and give you a gooseneck hitch ball in the bed of your truck. Reason being that the Patriot hitch is designed to fit the industry standard fifth wheel rails that most hitches out there are designed to fit. This is what the Spyder is also designed to fit too.
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  • B&W 5th Wheel Hitch that Will Fit to Industry Standard Rails In 2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    To use the B & W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3500-5W in your 2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty, you would need the Custom Underbed Installation Kit for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # BWGNRK1108-5W to attach the Companion. I recommend to use the B & W Patriot # BWRVK3255 on the industry standard fifth wheel rails in your truck. The Patriot is still a superior fifth wheel hitch and a great option with it's dual jaw and hitch height adjustment from 16"-19" to help with turning...
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  • Gooseneck to Fifth Wheel Hitch Adapters that Fit B&W Turnover Ball
    It sounds like you are looking for the B&W Companion 20,000 lbs Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter part # BWRVK3500 that installs into the turnover ball hole but the gooseneck ball will need to be removed while using the Companion. The B&W 18,000 lb Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # BWRVK3255 fits industry standard base rails in the bed of the truck. It does not fit over a gooseneck ball or in the gooseneck ball hole. You could also use the Demco Recon 21,000 lbs Gooseneck-to-5th...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow 5th Wheel with 2019 Ram 1500 5-1/2' Bed and Rambox
    To tow a 5th wheel trailer with your 2019 Ram 1500 with the 5-1/2' bed and Ramboxes you will need to swap out the pin box on your trailer for a Sidewinder pin box and use that in conjunction with a fixed 5th wheel hitch. I have attached a photo sent in by a customer so you can see how this would work. For this combination I recommend the B&W Patriot 18K # BWRVK3255 along with the Installation Kit # BWRVK2604. Then we also need to use the Wedge # SWW-06 so that this hitch is compatible...
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  • How to Measure Pin Box Height for Choosing 5th Wheel Hitch on a 2013 Ford F-350
    That is an excellent question and I agree that sometimes terms like this can be a bit confusing. Even though the king pin does connect to the jaws of the 5th wheel hitch, when you take your measurements it is much easier to go from the ground to the top of the 5th wheel hitch and then from the ground to the plate of the pin box (where the king pin connects to the box) which rests on the top of the 5th wheel hitch. I reached out to Heartland RV to see if they knew what the pin box...
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  • Fit of B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Hitch BWRVK3255 In Reeese Bed Rails
    It sure will! The B&W Patriot 18K 5th wheel hitch # BWRVK3255 is indeed compatible with industry standard fifth wheel bed rails from Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Pro Series, Reese, Demco and Valley so they'll work perfectly with your existing rails. If you click the provided link, you can see a product demonstration video featuring the B & W Patriot 5th wheel hitch.
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  • B and W Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Ford F-250 that Can be Used with Sidewinder
    The bad news is that you can't use a Sidewinder pin box with a trailer that a Companion hitch installed in the bed if it's the style designed for Turnoverball gooseneck hitches. Reason being that the Sidewinder needs a hitch that attaches in 4 locations due to the twisting torque they put on the hitch. The Companion only attaches with a center post and the leverage of the Sidewinder is too much for that style. You can use the Fixed B and W Patriot Hitch though part # BWRVK3255 which...
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  • Recommended King Pin Location For B&W Patriot 5th Wheel 18k Hitch
    The king pin and capture jaws of the hitch should be right over the top of your rear axle or slightly in front of it. Since you already have rails installed, the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 18,000 lbs # BWRVK3255 will be an easy installation. It has the easily adjustable head with the pivot arm location options so you get the proper height and cab clearance you need. It is ideal to have the king pin slightly in front of your axle, however if it needs to be even slightly...
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  • 2006 Chevy C4500 Fifth Wheel Hitch Rail Recommendation for B and W Patriot
    We don't have a custom rail kit that fit your C4500, but at this time we do not have anything that would work aside from recommending you use a universal kit part # RP30035 to come up with a way to install the Patriot. I looked up pictures of your Topkick and it looks like they used a similar universal kit to the # RP30035 to install rails and then use a hitch like the Patriot part # BWRVK3255.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500 and 17,000 lb GVWR on 5th Wheel Trailer
    For your 17,000 lb GVWR on your 5th wheel, you will be fine using an 18,000 lb hitch like the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3255. The hitch will be just as safe for your trailer as a hitch rated for 20,000 lbs because you will still be well under the capacity of the hitch even when your trailer is loaded to capacity. For your rails on your 2015 Silverado 3500, I recommend the B&W Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # BWRVK2501. This kit...
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  • Will B&W Patriot Work With Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter?
    I can confirm for you that the B&W Patriot # BWRVK3255 will fit in the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter # RP30156. The Patriot is a fit for any standard, above-bed rails, which is the exact function of the Reese adapter - to turn underbed rails into standard above-bed rails. I've added links to video reviews of these parts for you to take a look at.
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  • What is the 5th Wheel Towing Capacity of a 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500
    The manufacturer only specifies a conventional trailer towing capacity for a 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500/2019 GMC Sierra 1500 which can range from 6,700 lbs to 12,200 lbs depending on options. The 5th wheel towing capacity is only available on the 2500HD and 3500HD models however that's not to say you cannot tow a 5th wheel trailer with the 1500 model but this will not increase from the conventional trailer towing capacity. With that being said, you really ought to look into a 2500HD or 3500HD...
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  • Installing Reese Rails In 2008 GMC Sierra 2500 Short Bed
    For your 2008 GMC Sierra 2500 with 6-1/2 foot bed, to install Reese Rails like # RP30035, you will need new hardware as old hardware could be compromised in strength. You will want to use the universal installation kit # RP30439 if you need the brackets and hardware or # C16111 for just the hardware needed. The measurement from the rear edge of the truck bed to the back of the frontmost rail is 47.5 inches. I've attached a photo to help. You can use any industry standard size hitch...
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  • Recommended Lube Plate for B&W Patriot 18K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
    For your B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3255, B&W recommends using a 10 inch lube plate like the Reese # RP83002 or the Curt # 16721. This is your best option to prevent scratches on the hitch's skid plate and ease hookup with the trailer. There is not a bolt-on plate like the Reese # 83003 available that will work on the B&W Patriot. In addition to using the lube plate, B&W also recommends lubricating the polyurethane bushings on top of the pivot arms with high grade lithium...
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  • Can I Use A B&W 5th Wheel Hitch With A Reese Revolution pin Box?
    The B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3255 that you referenced will work with a Reese Revolution pin box and standard above bed rails that mount on the tow vehicle at 4 points. The hitch will come with 4 pins that you will use to secure to the rails. You will also need the custom fit wedge # SWW-06 that is used with B&W hitches and the Reese Revolution hitch. I also recommend # 41157 5th wheel/gooseneck 90-degree wiring harness. This harness can be mounting in the bed of your truck...
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  • B and W Patriot Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation to Fit Above Bed Rails in New Truck
    Companion and Patriot fifth wheel hitches use different heads so they are not interchangeable. Since you have above bed rails you'd have to go with the Patriot hitch part # BWRVK3200. The good news is that you can now sell your Companion hitch as a complete hitch which would be easier than just the base of the hitch.
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  • Curt 5th Wheel Rail Compatibility with B&W 5th Wheel Hitch
    The B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 18,000 lbs # BWRVK3255 or 16K # BWRVK3200 will fit in your Curt 5th Wheel rails and do not require longer pins. The Sliding hitch for short bed trucks # BWRVK3270 also will fit your rails and does not require longer pins either. If you are upgrading your hitch, you may also want to consider adding a wiring harness like # PK11893-11932 for easy connection access.
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  • Best Made in the USA 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2006 Ford F-350 with 8 Foot Bed
    The best made in the USA 5th wheel hitch we have that will work with the above bed industry standard mounting rails in your 2006 Ford F-250 is the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # BWRVK3255. The B&W Patriot features 3/4" thick locking jaws which are going to do an excellent job of reducing chucking/jarring. The four height settings in the pivot arms ensure the best chance of a level tow and the polyurethane bushings eliminate any noise. It also comes with a lifetime warranty....
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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 # C16426-204. 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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  • Will the Anderson Ultimate Work On a 2020 Ram 2500 with RamBox
    In order to tow a fifth wheel trailer with a 2020 Ram 2500 (W/ RamBox) you'll need to use a fixed fifth wheel hitch with rotating pin box. This is the only option I am aware of that will allow the pin box to clear the bed sides. The reason it is able to do this is because is moves the connection point back away from the cab. For this, I recommend the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # BWRVK3255 with the B&W Custom Installation Kit part # BWRVK2602 and Custom Wedge for B&W Fifth...
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  • What is the Warranty on the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Hitch
    The B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3255 has a lifetime limited warranty, which will cover defects from workmanship; so as long as you take care of the hitch, keep it well maintained and out of the elements you really won't have anything to worry about that isn't covered. B&W makes arguably the highest quality hitches and towing products on the market and a warranty like this just shows how much they stand by their products.
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  • How To Use B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch On 2014 Ram 2500 with RamBox
    In order to use the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # BWRVK3255 on a 2014 Ram 2500 you'll need the B&W Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part # BWRVK2602 which will work on models with RamBox. Please note, you'll also need the 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for B&W Fifth Wheels part # SWW-06 to lock the kin pin.
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