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

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

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  • B and W
  • 18000 lbs GTW
  • Sliding Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch Only
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • Double Pivot
  • 17 - 19 Inch Tall
  • 4500 lbs TW
  • 12 Inch Fore/Aft Travel
The built-in slider on this sturdy 5th-wheel hitch helps eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. Dual jaws offer a secure connection. Durable polyurethane bushings limit rattle and vibration. Rails sold separately. Call 800-298-8924 to order B and W fifth wheel part number BWRVK3270 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 w/ Slider - Dual Jaw - 18,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.


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B and W Fifth Wheel - BWRVK3270

The built-in slider on this sturdy 5th-wheel hitch helps eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. Dual jaws offer a secure connection. Durable polyurethane bushings limit rattle and vibration. Rails sold separately.


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Built-in slider provides clearance required for your short-bed pickup to turn safely at slow speeds
  • 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 to release, even on unlevel terrain
    • Lockable to secure trailer to hitch - padlock sold separately
  • Fully articulating head eases hookup and helps to limit chucking
    • Pivots front-to-back and side-to-side
  • 3 Height settings to fit your application
  • Quiet, rattle-free ride with polyurethane bushings
  • Gray powder coated steel is corrosion resistant
  • 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)
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 18,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 4,500 lbs
  • Hitch height: 17" - 19"
  • Travel: 12" front to back
  • Footprint: 31-3/4" wide x 33-1/2" deep
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note: Due to the size of this item, it ships via truck freight.


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 up and down for optimal positioning. As a result, this hitch can easily accommodate the height of your trailer.


Built-In Slider

Most often used on trucks with 6' beds, a slider helps to eliminate clearance problems during slow-speed turns. When you are towing a fifth-wheel trailer, your hitch must be situated on the cab side of your truck's rear axle. However, at slow speeds you can use a slider to slide the fifth-wheel hitch (and the trailer) toward your truck's tailgate and past the rear axle, creating enough space between the cab of your truck and the trailer to permit less-restricted turning.


The slider that is built into the base of the Patriot allows for 12" of fore and aft travel to give you the clearance you need.



RVK3270 B and W Patriot Slider Fifth Wheel RV Hitch - 18,000 lbs



BWRVK3270 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details BWRVK3270 Installation instructions



Video of B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - 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 - Sliding Fifth Wheel - BWRVK3270 Review

Today we are going to take a look at the BMW Patriot Dual Jaw Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with the slider. And this has an 18 000 pound weight capacity. Now this fifth wheel hitch will mount in your truck bed so that you can tow your fifth wheel trailer. This one happens to have a built in slider. It will provide clearance which is required for your short-bed pick-up to turn safely at slow speeds. The slider will give you about 12 inches from front to back extra clearance. Now on the head of this hitch, you can see has a three quarter inch stick dual jaws on it.

This will provide a nice 360 degree jaw to kingpin contact. And because of that I'll give you less rattle, more security than the slide-bar jaw models. Now, the head on this is a fully articulating head which will help you ease hook-up, helps to limit chalking. Being fully articulating, you can see it will go front to back and then the plate right here will also pivot side to side. Now the head does sit on these pivot arms, and at the top a polyurethane bushings that it sits in, gives you nice rattle-free ride. And the head can actually easily be removed if you need to by just lifting up on these two saddle handles on each side.

If you lift them up at the same time, it will unlock it, and you can pull the whole head off the pivot arms if you need to. Now those pivot arms, when you bolt those to the slider base, it can be adjusted, depending on how you install those for front to back to give you extra cab clearance, as well as up and down to accommodate the height of your trailer, because you always want your trailer and tow vehicle to be as level as possible. So basically to adjust it, you either the height of the front to back positioning, you just attach these pivot arms right here in the desired location on the base of this slider here. Now the hitch height settings that it offers you to fit your application will range from 17 inches up to 19 inches, so 3 offerings. Basically, the hitch height is always measured from the truck bed to the top of the plate here. Now the handle right here to operate the jaws, it's a cam-action latching handle, helps prevent binding. It's a very simple release, even on unlevel terrain. All you have to do is remove the pinning clip, then you can move the handle back to open the jaws up.

Now the hole where the pinning clip is, is large enough, you can actually put a padlock if you like through there for extra security. We do sell padlocks on our website. They are sold separately. Now this does require base rails and an installation kit to install this to your truck bed. They are sold separately on our website. Now if you already have rails in your truck bed, this slider hitch is compatible with industry standard, above the rails made by BMW Kirk draw tight hidden hitch pro series recent valley.

Now if you do need to purchase them, we do require, besides the base rails to also get a installation kit to install the rails to your vehicle. And to simplify installation, we do recommend either a custom or semi-custom installation kit. Now they are not available for all applications, so if you go on our website, use our fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle, it will show you if there is a custom or semi-custom bracket kit. We do recommend using this over just the universal kit; makes installation a lot easier. Now this does come with the 4 pins and clips; you can see I laid out there. That's for attaching the slider base to the rails in your vehicle. Now this hitch is a steel construction. The whole thing has a nice great powder coat finish to it for corrosion resistance. It is made in the USA. And again a few specs on this: the gross towing weight capacity is 18 000 pounds, the vertical load limit or pin weight capacity is 4 500 pounds. I mentioned your hitch height is anywhere from 17 up to 19 inches and then the travel of your slider is 12 inches front to back. I'm going to show you that in a minute here. Now I do want to give you measurement of the foot print of this, how much space it's going to take up when you install it in your vehicle. The width of it is going to be right at 32 inches and the depth front to back is right at 29,5 inches. So just now to demonstrate, I want to show you the slider, how it operates and then show you the jaws, how they operate. So right now it's locked into the towing position. The towing position would be the closest to the cab, so when you out on the road you don't have to do much turning; you want it as close to the cab as possible. So this would be the towing position. Now when you get to your camp crown and you need to back your trailer fifth wheel into your position, you might need to make some sharp turns. You want to have some extra clearance so the trailer doesn't hit your cab or your vehicle, tow vehicle. So all you have to do is push up on the release the handle by pushing up on it, that will release it, and you can see it slides very easily. It will slide towards the tail gate. You can see once it hits the 12 inches, the limit, it will lock it into place. Now it's locked in the maneuvering position and you can do your maneuvering around, and then when you're ready to get back on the road for towing, and you want to move it out of maneuvering position back to the towing position, again just push up on that handle to release it, that unlocks it and as you can see, it will slide very easily all the way to the towing position, and automatically lock the handle down to lock it into place. Very easy movement just like that. Now on the cam latching handle we talked about, you just pop the pinning clip right here and then that will release the handle. Then all you have to do is move that handle back and you can see it will open up both jaws right there. To give you an idea, here's an example of a kingpin would be like on your fifth wheel. So when that goes into the hitch head, pushes back onto the dual jaws and as it pushes back far enough it will push this handle right into position. You just want to make sure the holes line up like that. The dual jaws are wrapped around there, take your pinning clip, drop it into both holes, flip it, and that will lock the handle into place. Now again if you want, if you prefer a padlock in there for extra security, you could do that also. But now with it all locked into place the dual jaws are wrapped around, they're ready to go. But that should do it for the review on the BMW Patriot Dual Jaw Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with the slider and has an 18 000 pound weight capacity.


Customer Reviews

B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Dual Jaw - 18,000 lbs - BWRVK3270

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (62 Customer Reviews)

The built-in slider on this sturdy 5th-wheel hitch helps eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. Dual jaws offer a secure connection. Durable polyurethane bushings limit rattle and vibration. Rails sold separately.

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The hitch is more than one could ask for! It slides easily. I have no play when hooked to the trailer. Hooking and unhooking on uneven ground is not a problem. I would definitely buy again and again! 599627



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I installed this hitch in my Ford F250 back in December of 2017, one year ago. I have since towed our fifth wheel camper approximately 6,000 miles using this hitch which has performed flawlessly, no regrets at all. 590571



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This is an excellent 5th wheel hitch. It is built very solid and does not rattle around when not in use. The B&W Patriot Hitch is well worth the extra money in cost. 588942



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Works great no rattle 478560



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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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I use the B&W Patriot in a 2015 2500 Ram 6.5 box, with a Reese adapter for the factory puck system. I already had the Reese adapter so went this route. The Patriot works as it should. Make sure you use some lithium grease on the slides, makes it much easier to slide. I like that you can remove the head, makes it lighter to take out of the truck. I had to purchase longer pins for my set up. It has a very good locking mechanism. It is easy to hitch and unhitch the 5th wheel camper. A good value for the dollar. Made in America. 569207



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


Comments

Since I bought the equipment, I feel the same about the quality and installation. I do, however, have one big issue. There is no way to prevent a road worn driver from forgetting to slide the slider back at the end of a long day on the road. Broke 3 windows before I figured it out. I took an Arduino computer, an ultrasonic range finder and a back-up horn. Lashed it all together with a bit of software and connected it to the back-up lights. Put the car in reverse with the slider in the wrong position and you get BEEP BEEP BEEP . . . . Hope you can do something with the info. Oth

George W - 07/18/2018

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I am glad that you have something figured out. Another consideration would be for a headache rack for the rear window of your truck. This could be used in addition to your current system, but would just be another level of protection for your rear truck glass, before a small mistake becomes even more costly.

-- Rachael H - 7/18/2018


- BWRVK3270
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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



- BWRVK3270
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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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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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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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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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Works great. 659532



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Great product and easy to use. 654109



- BWRVK3270
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Great product couldn't have been a better built hitch, very good design and awesome customer service from Etrailer on the purchase 628267



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Great quality hitch. 620342



- BWRVK3270
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Very happy with the quality and performance of this hitch. My previous hitch was a Reese 15K slider, it seemed to have a lot of excess play and was noisy when towing. The B&W is very solid with no apparent play, the slider moves easily . Installation was easy as it fit my existing universal rails almost perfectly and the tow head mounts were simple to install. 608687



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Installation was fairly easy, your videos helped. So far the hitch works great and I look forward to many mile of use. 589524



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B&W hitches are the best! The Patriot slider is the easiest manual slider to use. It is rarely needed but fantastic when in a super tight spot. Quiet compared to others I've had. Made in the USA too. It is heavy, but really does the job as it is supposed to. I've had others, never again. 584571



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This in my opinion is the best slider hitch on the market, just simply push the lever, lock the trailer brake and pull forward, the hitch slides with absolutely no effort, and hooking up is just as easy. 583418



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No problems, works as advertised, I recommend this hitch to everyone! Thank you! 556849



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It works very good 520320


Comments

It works great

Randy - 06/11/2019

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Everything is exceptional. Very pleased!! Thanks 516137



- BWRVK3270
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Installing was not difficult and hitch has performed flawlessly. Great customer service and will do business in the future. A++ 513588



- BWRVK3270
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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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Works great no rattle 478603



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



- BWRVK3270
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Absolutely flawless slider hitch, very happy with my purchase. Great product and outstanding customer service to back it up! 425576



- BWRVK3270
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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


Works as expected - quality product. Easy to use 619830



- BWRVK3255
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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


Installed in 2017 Silverado 3500HD. 503259


Comments

1 year update: I absolutely love this hitch. My setup has never been tighter and quieter. Pretty sad when I hear the rattle of my truck box lid over anything that comes from the hitch. Very easy lock in and release. Very easy removal of the hitch head and base. I dont see me replacing this hitch anytime soon, after 1 year still as quiet as day one. Thank you etrailer!

Paul Y - 05/17/2019

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- BWRVK3255
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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


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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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


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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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


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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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


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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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


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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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


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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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


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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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


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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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


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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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


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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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


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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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


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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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


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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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


Fast shipping with tracking and great customer service! 546025



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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


This is one of the best 5th wheel hitches on the market. Jaws of the hitch close very tight. That is very important to me, since I am a RV transporter. I have no worries about trailer coming undone. I just hitch, lock and go. Thanks retailers for offering this 5th wheel hitch at such a great price. I always recommend your site to fellow RV transporter who need to get a 5th wheel for their truck. 530084



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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


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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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


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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Review from a similar B and W Patriot in Fifth Wheel


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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  • 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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  • Can Grade 8 Hex Head Bolts Be Used Instead of the Carriage Bolts on the B&W Custom Base Rails
  • The B&W Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part # BWRVK2502 uses 8 carriage bolts to secure the base rails to the frame brackets. The base rails have 2 square cutouts on each end to accommodate a carriage bolt. The square cutouts minimize movement and allows for you to tighten one side without holding the other. Unfortunately, as the manufacturer recommends using the carriage bolts included in the kit I cannot recommend you substitute them for grade 8 hex...
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  • B and W Slider Hitch Recommendation for 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 with OEM Rail Kit
  • I have a great B and W slider hitch that fits your 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 with the factory rail kit but there isn't a way to install the Patriot slider as it is designed to fit a different style of fifth wheel rail. Instead you'd want to go with the Companion part # BWRVK3770 which fits the rail kit of your truck directly and give you basically the nicest slider hitch you can ask for. Check out the
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  • Reducing Noise from B&W Patriot Slider 5th Wheel Hitch when Not Towing a Trailer
  • Fifth wheel trailer hitches, especially sliders such as # BWRVK3270, can make some noise when there is no trailer connected just like you said. Since a slider has extra components and other moving parts there are a lot of places for potential movement. To reduce the noise between the hitch and the rails it mounts to you can use sound dampeners # 16900. They will go between the hitch and the rails and will reduce the sound at those points. Movement in the slider parts or other hitch...
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  • Comparing Patriot Slider and Companion Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ford F-350
  • The Patriot Slider part # BWRVK3270 might be a bit more noisy than the Companion slider part # BWRVK3400 due to the increased number of mounting points, 4 at the corners vs. 1 in the center. Probably not that noticeable and certainly not something that's been reported. The Companion requires a turnoverball hitch part # BWGNRK1117 for your truck which wouldn't really be much more difficult than installing a custom above bed rail kit like the Reese # RP50074-58. It's basically a very similar...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitches for 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Z71 with Short Bed
  • For your 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Z71 with short bed you will need to use a slider-type 5th wheel hitch to give you enough clearance for tight turns. We have slider hitches rated from 15K to 26K and with varying amounts of slider travel. You can see all options for your truck on the page I linked for you. In terms of build quality the USA-made hitches that set the benchmark come from B&W, who fabricates entirely in the 'States. The options from B&W include their 18K Patriot Slider...
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  • Custom Install Fifth Wheel Rail Kit that Fits 2019 Ram 1500 6.5 ft Bed
  • We don't recommend mixing rail and bracket manufacturers. At this time (March 2019) Reese does not have a fifth wheel rail or bracket kit that fits your 2019 Ram 1500 so the best option we have is the B and W rail kit part # BWRVK2604 that you referenced. This gives you a custom rail kit that fits your truck and also fits all hitches that are designed for industry standard rails like the Blue Ox Patriot # BWRVK3270.
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  • Recommended B&W Base Rail Kit to use with the B&W Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch on a 2005 Dodge Ram 3500
  • Both Patriot options that you are looking at are compatible with your 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 short bed. The only difference is the base rail kit that is included. One is the Semi-Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit # BWRVR3202-00, and the other is the Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit # BWRVK2600. I recommend going with the Custom option # BWRVK2600 since it will be a little easier to install. Once it is installed you can then use the sliding B&W Patriot # BWRVK3270 to tow your 5th...
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  • Compatibility of B&W Patriot Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch with Chevy Factory Puck System
  • For a B&W Patriot Slider # BWRVK3270, there is currently not an adapter to fit the Chevy factory pucks. The Demco 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Chevy/GMC OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package - 6-1/2' Bed - 21K # DM6194 will work with almost any other sliding hitch, but they note it won't work with the Patriot slider. The Ford puck adapter will also not work as the puck locations are different between Ford and Chevy/GMC. The Demco adapter # DM6194 will work well for any other sliding hitch...
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  • Can B and W Patriot Fifth Wheel Hitch Be Used in Bed of 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • Yes, you can install the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider # BWRVK3270 in the bed of your 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 as long as you install a set of fifth wheel rails in the bed of your truck like the Reese custom install kit part # RP50064-58. This rail kit is custom fit to your truck so it will install easy and also provides a set of fifth wheel rails that are compatible with this hitch.
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  • Will the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel # BWRVK3200 Work with RBW Rails
  • The B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3200 is designed to work with industry-standard, above-bed rails. If the RBW 5th-Wheel Hitch you currently have for your 2008 Ford F-250 is also designed to attach to industry-standard rails, then the B&W Hitch should work as well. If your current RBW 5th-Wheel Hitch is not designed for industry-standard rails, then you can add the custom install kit and rails, part # BWRVK2400 for your 2008 Ford F-250. You mentioned having an RBW slider...
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  • Adapter to Use B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Hitch in 2017 Ford F-350 With 5th Wheel Prep Package
  • You can absolutely use your B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider # BWRVK3270 in your long bed 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty with the factory prep package. All you need is the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter for Standard 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP30156, which mounts directly in the puck system of your F-350, like you see in the accompanying photo; your Patriot will then mount directly on the adapter. I have added a link to a video of this adapter being installed...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Ford F-350 Short Bed Towing Montana 3150RL
  • Since the nose of your Montana 3150RL is designed for short bed turning clearance and your 2018 Ford F-350's short bed is actually longer than most short beds at 6-3/4 feet you'd most likely never need the use of a slider. Because of that the B and W part # BWRVK3370 would be the better choice if you have the factory rail kit or part # BWRVK3270 for if you do not. Most likely you'd even be fine with the fixed version part # BWRVK3300 if you had the rail kit or part # BWRVK3255 actually.
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