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


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B and W Fifth Wheel - BWRVK3255

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.



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

Today, we're going to take a look at the B&W Patriot Dual Jaw Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch. This has an eighteen-thousand pound weight capacity. Now this fifth-wheel hitch will mount in your truck bed so you can tow your fifth-wheel trailer. It uses the three quarter inch thick dual jaws to provide a nice three-hundred and sixty degree jaw to king pin contact, because that'll give you less rattle and more security than your slide bar jaws. The head is a fully articulating head, which will ease hookup, helps limit chucking. Has a front-to-back movement and then this plate right here will pivot side-to-side, also. The head does sit on polyurethane bushings that are on these pivot arms.

It gives you a nice, quiet, rattle-free ride. The other nice thing about this, you notice these two handles here They're called saddle handles. You can remove this head very easily just by picking up both of these. It releases, and you can take it off the pivot arms, and then that'll allow one person, basically .. If you want to take this hitch out of your truck bed after it's been installed, and there's just you around, you can actually pick up the head and remove it and then remove the base with the pivot arms also.

So it makes it easy for one person to remove the hitch from the truck bed. Now this hitch also can be adjusted front to back, as well as up and down for optimal positioning. The hitch can accommodate the height of your trailer, because you always want the trailer and the tow vehicle to be at level and also help give you cab clearance needed to execute turns while towing. To do that adjustment, what happens is either the height you can adjust or the front to back positioning, you just attach these pivot arms right here that are bolted to the base in the desired location on the base. On each side of the base, there's a multiple rows of holes that you can put these pivot arms to, and they'll allow you to get either four inches of front to back adjustment for cab clearance or four hitch height settings to fit your application. You can range from sixteen inches, seventeen, eighteen, and nineteen.

Hitch height is always measured from the truck bed to the top of this plate right here. Now the cam action latching handle right here will help prevent binding. It's a very simple release, even on un-level terrain. It is lockable to secure the trailer to the hitch. It uses a pinning clip right here. The hole is large enough you can use a padlock if you prefer, for extra security.

Padlocks we do sell separately on our website. Now to install this in your truck bed, it does require base rails and an installation kit, which we do sell separately on our website. We do recommend to go to our fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle, and it will show you what's available. This is compatible with industry standard above bed rails, like B&W, Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Pro Series, Reese, and Valley, if you already have rails. If you do need to also get an installation kit, we do try to recommend a semi-custom bracket kit. When you do check on our fit guide, it'll tell you if one's available for your vehicle. We do recommend the more custom fit or semi-custom fit because that'll simplify installation quite a bit. Now, it does come with the pins and clips. You can see right down there, I got them laid out, the four pins and clips. That's for attaching this hitch to the rails, one for each corner. Now to finish, this is a steel . This whole hitch is made of a steel, has a nice gray powder coat finish to it for corrosion resistance. This part is made in the USA. Now a few specs on this. The gross towing weight capacity, again, is eighteen-thousand pounds. The vertical low-limit or pin weight capacity is forty-five hundred pounds. The hitch height, we had mentioned, can be adjusted from sixteen inches to nineteen inches. Just to give you an idea of the footprint of this whole hitch, how much it'll take up in your truck bed . If we go and measure the width, it's thirty-one and a half inches width, and the depth is going to be right at twenty-four inches. So what I want to do now is just give you an example of how these jaws work and this handle works. So, again, here's your handle, has the pin and clip in it . You just pop your pin and clip out, and then all you have to do is rotate your cam latch and handle back, and you can see both dual jaws will open. For instance, this would be your king pin that would be on your pin box of your fifth wheel. As you hook up, this will go into that. Push the dual jaws open and then as it goes back, because you can see the handle will move up, all you have to do is make sure the handle moves up to where these holes line up to where you put your pin and clip or your padlock through there. So once they line up, pop that in. Your handle's locked into place, and you can see the dual jaws are locked around the king pin. You're ready for towing. That should do it for the review of the B&W Patriot Dual Jaw Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with the eighteen-thousand pound weight capacity.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (36 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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Our B&W 18K Patriot hitch arrived on date promised, and was in good condition. We removed our old hitch and attached the B&W base to the existing rails. Fit was very tight, but after I jumped on the corners we got it in. Pin insertion required some light tapping with a hammer. The top plate was extremely easy to install. We guessed on the height and decided after hitching our trailer up we wanted another inch....very easy to change. The hardest part was installing the leveling kit....easy to assemble, but hard to hammer on. When they say hit with some force they mean it....and you have to be careful to not hit fingers. Once level kit was on, it was fine, hitch plate is level. Hitching/Unhitching was pretty easy. Would recommend etrailer and B&W. 514300



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Product is well built and painted, spent 10 months with it about a block from the gulf of Mexico in the bed of my truck 24/7 and the paint hasn't faded, no parts have rusted or anything. Very impressed with build and paint quality. It also pulls smoother, and dampens a lot more than my Reese 5er did on rough roads. The Reese also began rusting and paint flaking 3 months after purchase and spent it's time in Oklahoma where the weather wasn't too harsh in comparison to the ocean air the B&W experienced in Texas. 10/10 B&W. 466815



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It took longer to get here than it usually does from etrailer but it was delivered by UPS in good shape. All the pieces were there. Would've only taken about 15-20 minutes to install in the bed if I wouldn't have had to loosen the rails and adjust them a little. That's no fault of the hitch. Hitch seems very robust and capable. B&W obviously believes in quality and precision. The bolt holes for the arms are very close tolerance and require some effort to get the bolts though. Only gave 4 stars because I haven't pulled with it yet but I expect it'll be as advertised 303519



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We bought this hitch to replace and older Reese hitch with the sliding bar. Used to have problems getting the locking bar in place. With the B and W hitch coupling and uncoupling the trailer is now a 1 person operation. The jaw mechanism works great and is very forgiving. No longer have my wife in harms way trying to push in or pull out the sliding bar next to the truck's rear wheel. I would highly recommend this hitch especially for those having coupling/uncoupling problems. 351466



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Installed in 2017 Silverado 3500HD. 503259



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Very pleased with my purchase of the Patriot 18k fifth wheel. It arrived on the day promised. Assembly and installation was simple. Product looks great. 504694



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Very pleased with the service provided by Adam E Unit arrived complete with nothing missing. Instructions all were very clear. Very good price compared to buying RV dealership. Will be purchasing more items for my Toy Hauler, in the very near future. Thank You 509245



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This product looks awesome. Very easy to install with existing bed rails. Additionally, etrailer.com goes above and beyond to ensure customers are 100% satisfied with their purchase. I will be a loyal, long time customer of etrailer. 188669



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The hitch install went flawlessly and I can't wait to test it out. The product appears to be very well made. There was a delay in shipping do to it being back ordered from B&W but etrailer kept me up to date and it arrived as I expected. 264234



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Love it. Absolutely love it. My old one (different brand) was more than ready to be replaced. No more pulling on pin release, backing up, going forward, using hammer to release pin. No more beating up on my truck from the hitch. 489403



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Awesome people to do business with. We ordered the wrong hitch, called Sal, rec’d the shipping label for return and rec’d our replacement all in 2 days. Would recommend etrailer and their customer service to everyone. 514707



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Great hitch. Easy to see even with an extended cab. However, it's difficult to reach release handle over dually fender. 521287



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Love the hitch, it's quite, brakes down in two pieces for easy removal from your bed. And it's built like a Sherman tank 360371



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Product worked as described by sales staff. Always nice to get prompt, courteous and most of all,professional service. 359220



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Product shipped out same day ordered and came exactly as advertised. I love the way etrailer does business 500739



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Nice product easy to assemble, nice working parts and look great. 470386



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Arrived very fast and in good shape Can't wait to install it 390705



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Shipped fast and was exactly what I asked for 367784



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Quality product. Well built nd great de sign. 504906



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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


Great 5th wheel hitch. I had a little rocker before nice and light, easy to take in and out of the trunk but a bitch to unhook from the trailer. Just the slightest twist of the trailer and the bar won't slide out of the way to unhook. The Patriot is effortless to hook and unhook, and though I don't use the slider much it's nice to have. It's built like a tank and ironically that's it's only drawback, it takes two people to take it in and out of the truck. 425139



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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


I like this hitch. It is well made, and very solid. When we are hitched to the truck, it feels like one unit. There is no noise or banging when stopping or starting out. It is much better than my old pro series with the slide bar mechanism lock. We definitely feel safer with this hitch. Thanks to BandW and E-Trailer for this product. 476062



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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


Excellent hitch! We go camping about every 4 to 6 weeks (year round) for 3 to 5 days at a time. This hitch is so easy to operate! 492263



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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


Have had this hitch for about a year now. Well worth the price. Dramatically reduced chucking and the slide works smoothly. 521751



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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


This thing is solid. I have 0 worry that it will tow anything. Definitely more than my truck could ever tow. I have a 6.5ft bed and the slider allows me to make ANY turn possible without worrying about the trailer hitting the cab. Other than having an automatic slide, I can't imagine there being a better hitch. 386786



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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


I have had Reese, Curt and this b&w hitch is the smoothest and easiest hitch I have had so far and this is going on 14 years of hooking and unhooking 5th wheel trailers. Thanks b&w oh,and it's U.S. made. 429640



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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


Good American quality! I've been researching and compared with others. This was more affordable and made in America and extremely pleased with the choice i made. Durable powder coat, easy to use. 460609



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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


Easy to install and easy to connect to trailer hitch. Ride is smooth when hooked up and the extender is easy to manipulate when connected. A well built piece of machinery I would buy again. 503554



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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


Installing was not difficult and hitch has performed flawlessly. Great customer service and will do business in the future. A++ 513588



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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


Absolutely flawless slider hitch, very happy with my purchase. Great product and outstanding customer service to back it up! 425576



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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


All went together smoothly and plenty strong for my application which is a 27' fifth wheel Slider hitch. 407685



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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


Great hitch very easy to operate and much quieter while driving. 475999



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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


Excellent, installs easy and does the job it stated it would. 408931



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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


Everything is exceptional. Very pleased!! Thanks 516137



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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


Works great no rattle 478603



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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


Works great no rattle 478560



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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


It works very good 520320


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  • 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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  • How Much Does a Reese 5th Wheel Hitch Weight
  • The Reese Select Plus 5th Wheel Hitch weighs approximately 130 lbs. It does have a removable head, but you have to get under it to take some pins out first. All of our products have the shipping weight on the product's information page, so you can judge about how much something is going to weigh based off of its shipping weight. Unfortunately we do not have listings for the weight or removable components of our products, but I have some recommendations for you to consider. We do have...
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  • B&W 5th Wheel Hitch that Will Fit to Industry Standard, Above Bed Rails
  • I have an alternate solution for you, but there is no adapter or platform available that will allow the B&W Companion Hitch to mount in above-bed, industry standard 5th wheel rails. The B&W Patriot base is not compatible with the Companion coupler/head. For an 18K B&W 5th Wheel Hitch that will fit industry standard, above-bed rails, you will want the entire Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3255. This 5th wheel hitch has an 18,000 pound towing weight capacity with a 4,500 pound...
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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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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Height for 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500 With 21-3/8
  • In order to determine the correct hitch and height settings, you will need to take a couple quick measurements. Start by parking both your 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500 and new fifth wheel on level ground. You will then measure from the plate of the pin box to the ground. After that measure from the bed floor of your Silverado to the ground. The difference between these two measurements is the height of the hitch you'll need, keeping in mind you are going to need to keep your trailer level...
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  • The Reese Revolution pin box will not work with the B&W companion that uses the gooseneck underbed hitch for the base. It puts too much force on the under body for that combination. If you want to use an underbody rail kit, I recommend the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP30868 which can be used with the Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness - Single Jaw - 18,000 lbs # RP30142. If you...
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  • Will a B&W Patriot or Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit a Chevy Silverado 2500
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Rated for 25K for a 2018 Ram 3500 with Factory Puck System
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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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  • Replacing B&W Turnover Ball Gooseneck with Under Bed Rails and a B&W 18K 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Yes, you can remove the B&W Turnover Ball Hitch # BWGNRK1012-5W and install bed rails, # BWRVK2501, and the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch 18K, # BWRVK3255. The only issue that you will have on you 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 will be the remaining holes in the bed from the gooseneck hitch. For just a few dollars more and with very little installation, I recommend the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch, # BWRVK3500-5W. The Companion 5th wheel hitch is designed to mount to B&W's Turnover Ball...
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  • How to Determine Towing Capacity of a Truck and Best Vehicle to Flat Tow Behind a Motorhome
  • The towing capacity of your Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will depend on the model year and other packages you may have. Check your owner's manual for listed capacities. If you want to get as specific as possible find the gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of your truck on its spec label. Usually inside the driver's side door jamb. Then load your truck exactly how you would if you were going on a trip and towing the trailer. With the truck loaded weight it on a commercial scale. Then...
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  • Can Sidewinders be Used with B and W Fifth Wheel Hitches
  • The Patriot B and W hitches do work with the Sidewinders like the part # BWRVK3255 that you referenced. If the B and W Companion hitch is one like the # BWRVK3600 that attaches using the 4 pucks it will work with a Sidewinder. If the Companion hitch is like the # BWRVK3500 which only attaches with the center post for the gooseneck hitch it can't be used with a Sidewinder due to the torque the Sidewinder would put on the attachment point. You will want to use the proper wedge, part...
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