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B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ford Super Duty Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs

B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ford Super Duty Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs

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Specially designed to attach to the receivers in your factory 5th-wheel towing prep package, the Companion OEM features a dual jaw for excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact and a cam-action handle for simple release. Easily remove for full bed access. Call 800-298-8924 to order B and W fifth wheel hitch part number BWRVK3305 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all B and W products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ford Super Duty Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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B and W Fifth Wheel Hitch - BWRVK3305

  • B and W
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • 25000 lbs GTW
  • Hitch Only
  • Double Pivot
  • 6250 lbs TW
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 16-3/4 - 18-3/4 Inch Tall

Specially designed to attach to the receivers in your factory 5th-wheel towing prep package, the Companion OEM features a dual jaw for excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact and a cam-action handle for simple release. Easily remove for full bed access.


  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
    • Works with factory-installed 5th-wheel towing prep package from Ford
  • Rail-free design allows for full access to truck bed when hitch is removed
  • 1" 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
  • Improved cab clearance achieved with 2" of front-to-back adjustment
    • Attach pivot arms to base in desired position fore or aft
  • 3 Height settings to fit your application
  • Quiet, rattle-free ride with polyurethane bushings
  • Quick, simple installation
    • Drops into the 4 receiver pucks that are built into your factory underbed rails
  • Gray powder coated steel is corrosion resistant
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: 2011 and newer Ford Super Duty trucks with factory-installed towing prep package
  • Gross towing weight: 25,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 6,250 lbs
  • Hitch height: 16-3/4" - 18-3/4"
  • 5-Year limited warranty

Quiet, Secure Ride

The 1" thick jaw on the Companion OEM 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.

B&W Companion Bushings

In addition to the sturdy jaw, the Companion 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 a 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 Companion OEM 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".

Installation of the B&W Companion OEM

To install the Companion OEM, first set up the Companion's pivot arms. The arms are what allow the hitch to 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.

Companion OEM Base Diagram

To adjust either the height of the hitch 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.

B&W Companion OEM Handles OpenB&W Companion OEM Handles Closed

Then, when the hitch head is fully assembled, simply place the hitch in the bed of your truck, lining the base up with the receiver sockets in the bed. Rotate all 4 handles on the hitch base out so that the built-in puck receivers are in the correct position to install in the sockets. Once the base is lined up, fold the handles in until they are in the locked position and secure them with the included pins.

The hitch head installs on top of the pivot arms. When you have the head in position, simply secure it to the arms with the included pins.

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Video of B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ford Super Duty Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 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 - Fixed Fifth Wheel - BWRVK3305 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for the Ford Super Duty Prep Package with a 25,000 pound weight capacity.Now, this is a custom-fit part. It is designed to fit the 2011 and newer Ford F250, F350, and F450 Super Duty trucks with an 8' bed and the factory rail kit. On a custom-fit part, I always like to recommend for you to go to our website and use our fit guide. Put in your year and model vehicle, and it'll show if this will work for your application.Now, this 5th wheel hitch is designed to mount in your truck bed so that you can tow your 5th wheel trailer, and it is designed to work with the factory-installed 5th wheel towing prep package from Ford. This is a rail-free design, so it allows for full access to your truck bed when you remove it from your truck.If you look at the head, they do use the nice 1" thick dual jaws. It'll provide a 360-degree jaw to king pin contact.

Because of that, it'll give you less rattle, more security than the slide bar jaws. It's also a fully articulated head, which eases hook-up, helps limit chucking. Pivots front to back and side to side.The hand latching handle helps prevent binding. It helps to open the jaws. Basically what it does ...

Let me unpin it here. You can see it's very simple to release, even on unlevel terrain. As you slide it back, it'll open the jaws. Slide the king pin in, it'll automatically close it, and then you just lock it.Now, the hole, they include the pin and clip that you drop through and pin it, but the hole is large enough that if you want, you could put a padlock through there. The padlocks we do sell separately.

Also, when you put this together, the pivot arms that the head sits on, you can improve cab clearance because you can get 2" of front to back adjustment with the pivot arms, how you bolt them on, so if you attach the pivot arms to the base in two different positions, either fore or aft, you can place the king pin either 3" in front of the axle, or a king pin 1" in front of the axle.Also, when you bolt the pivot arms on, there's five rows of holes on the base, so you can also get three hitch height adjustments to fit your application. Hitch height is critical because when you tow with your 5th wheel, you want to make sure it's as level as possible with your tow vehicle, so depending where you mount it on, it'll get you a 16-3/4", 17-3/4", and 18-3/4", and hitch height is always measured from the top of the truck bed to the top of the hitch head.Now, this hitch head that rides on these pivot arms, on top of the pivot arms, they do have polyurethane bushings, so it makes it a nice, quiet, rattle-free ride.To remove, you could actually remove this in pieces, so one person could actually do it. You can take the two clips off right here, slide these pins out, and then lift up on these two arms. That'll release it, and you can take it off the pivot arms, and then take that off, and then the pivot arms and the base you could take off also, so it makes it easy for one person to remove it from the truck.Now, to install this into your truck, it's a quick, simple installation. Basically, you just drop these into your four receiver pucks.

They are built into your factory underbed rails. All you have to do is take your pin and clip off, rotate these handles out 90 degrees, and it'll rotate the tabs, and you'll do the same on that side. With them open on both sides, drop it into the pucks. Once they drop in, rotate those handles back 90 degrees, and it'll rotate the tabs to lock it into your pucks in the factory system. Then once your handles line up, just put your pin and clip in, it locks the handles in place. It's a simple installation and a simple removal.If you notice, it has a nice gray powder coat finish on it for corrosion resistance. It's a steel construction. This part is made in the U.S.A.A few specs on this. The application, again, is for 2011 and newer Ford Super Duty trucks with the factory-installed towing prep package. Gross towing weight capacity is 25,000 pounds. Tongue weight capacity is 6,250 pounds. We did mention the different hitch height adjustments. There's three of them, from 16-3/4 up to 18-3/4", and the last thing I want to show you is just to demonstrate how the king pin will slide into the jaws.I happen to have an example. This is what a king pin would look like on your 5th wheel. Basically, you just unhook your clip and your pin. Rotate your handle back, and you see the jaws open. Now, if you wanted to keep the jaws open, they do have a hole here that you could drop the pin and clip through and it'll keep that handle in the open position. But basically, when you go to install, your king pin will slide into these jaws, between them, and once it slides in, it'll push back on that handle, and then the jaws will wrap around, and then the handle will move up into the lock position. The holes line up. Take your pin and clip. Drop it right through there, clip it, and it's locked the handle. You're locked, all ready to go.When you're ready to unlatch, just remove your pin and clip, rotate your handle back. It'll release the jaws, and the king pin will slide right out.But that should do it for the review on the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for the Ford Super Duty Prep Package, and it has a 25,000 pound weight capacity.

Customer Reviews

B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ford Super Duty Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs - BWRVK3305

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (814 Customer Reviews)

Specially designed to attach to the receivers in your factory 5th-wheel towing prep package, the Companion OEM features a dual jaw for excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact and a cam-action handle for simple release. Easily remove for full bed access.

- BWRVK3305

Like always, easy to shop on-line, easy to check out, quick delivery, 5 star service. The hitch -- just finished minor assembly and took a test drive pulling my 43 ft 5th wheel. I love it. It's more than I needed but like the heavy duty hitch. Thanks very much. I would recommend this company and this product. David M 739656

- BWRVK3305

East to install. Used for 9 months now towing my 43ft, 24,000lbs loaded 5th Wheel, and have no complaints. 711033

- BWRVK3305

First of all, I received everything a day earlier than expected. I asked the delivery guys to put it in the back of my truck; so I didn't even have to lift it up. The B&W Companion fifth wheel hitch installed so easily, and believe me I'm no mechanic by any means. I deliver RV's all over the country. The B&W Companion hitch is so easy to use and once hooked up I could hardly tell the trailer was there. Excellent hitch that I would recommend highly. 593585

- BWRVK3305
Ford F-350 Super Duty

The product arrived on time and within an hour it was installed in my Ford F-350. The OEM trailer package and the B&W hitch are a great pair. I highly recommend it. Easy and quick. 562285

- BWRVK3305

Haven't had a chance to use it yet but it went together easy had a small amount of damage from shipping a handle was bent packaging had been torn up pretty good. 672068

- BWRVK3305
2018 Pontiac Montana

The product has arrived as advertised. Easy to assemble with great instructions. Mounted it into a 2017 F350. Only minor adjustments needed to the castle nuts to get the right tension on the locking mechanisms. Tried the 1st pull with it day with excellent results. I am pulling a 2013 Montana 38 foot 5th wheel with a GVWR of 18,500. 518495

- BWRVK3305
2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Assembled and installed the B&W 25k hitch and it looks amazing! Haven’t towed with it yet, but I’m sure it’ll be amazing as B&W always makes great hitches! One thing I wished B&W would annotate in their assembly instructions is the torque specs of the arm bolts, but that was easy to find online. On my 2018 F-350 long bed DRW I installed the arms to the max height at 18” and forward of the axle 3”. With that set up I’ll have to hook up and see if the fiver sits level and will clear the bed rails. I do like the ease of the lock jaw handle as it opens and closes with ease and the entire assembly and disassembly is pretty easy and quick, rather than my old previous Husky 26.5k sliding hitch that was outfitted for my previous 2014 F-250 SRW 6.5’ bed. 555050

- BWRVK3305
2019 Ford F-450 Super Duty

Great instructions. Easy to install. The video tutorials on product reviews, installation instructions, etc. on etrailer.com have helped me do research and to choose the right product for my needs. This is the second B&W Companion hitch I have used to pull a 16,000lb GVWR 5th wheel trailer. The first was the companion to the turnover ball hitch, and this one is companion to the Ford OEM gooseneck prep system (puck connect). Just finished pulling our trailer home from the RV dealer. Worked great!!!! Lastly, the ordering process, shipment tracking and overall communication with etrailer staff is fantastic. 615173

- BWRVK3305
2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

The product was exactly as advertised and arrived right when it was supposed to. We will certainly order from etrailer again whenever need a product you sell. We would recommend etrailer to anyone needing towing products. 601421

- BWRVK3305

The hitch was ordered online and featured fast shipping. I received it in 4 days in 2 boxes, both undamaged. I previously had a Pullrite 16k hitch in my previous truck. Bought a newer truck and started researching hitches a few months ago. Everyone was so positive about B&W and it is made in the USA so that sealed the deal for us. Daughter and I installed in my Ford puck system in about 45 min. Very easy to install and the operation of the hitch is simple. I liked my Pullrite just fine-experienced a slight bit of chucking. No chucking at all with this hitch. Etrailer had the best price on the hitch. 572834

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2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Great hitch! Piece of cake to install on my 2018 F350. The etrailer installation video was helpful as well! 588777

- BWRVK3305
2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Fast, free shipping. A great experience. Installed in a 2018 Ford F350 Limited crew cab dually 4x4 with the factory puck system. I first installed a Rough Country bed mat/and used a 3.25” hole saw to cut around the pucks. Looks great, hitches and unhitches easily, and feels much more solid than the superglide I had in my last truck (which was a short bed). 594043

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2019 Ford F-450 Super Duty

Excellent Hitch, easy to put together, built extremely well. Very detailed instructions. Etrailer has great prices and shipped quickly. Packaging was solid and item showed up intact. Website was easy to navigate.... 607936

- BWRVK3305
2012 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

We love etrailer. Everything we order is a perfect fit and as always an easy installation. 514270

- BWRVK3305

Just perfect! Thank you! 772832

- BWRVK3305

Great product and great service!! Sometimes five stars are just not enough. Thanks trailer!! 771301

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2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty

So far so good. Easy to install. One person can handle the hitch 770499

- BWRVK3305

The B&W hitch is as well made as always. Went together easily. Received when it was supposed to be. Will order from etrailer again. Great company. 766851

- BWRVK3305
2019 Ford F-450 Super Duty

Great looking hitch, well made, heavy duty, and a great finish. 765050

- BWRVK3305
2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Very good quality hitch, however the lower part arrived with no box, and was scuffed up on the top. Also, there was a packing slip taped on the lower piece, and now there is tape residue covering the 25K label. 764960

- BWRVK3305
2019 Ford F-450 Super Duty

Just installed my new B&W Companion 25k 5th wheel hitch into my 2019 F450. Hitch was incredibly easy to install with all the etrailer videos and supplied instructions. The hitch seems well built with high quality materials. It’s easy to adjust (height) and easy to couple the trailer. This is my second 5th wheel hitch I’ve owned and a definite upgrade! etrailer made the process painless with their awesome reviews and videos. Shipping was fast and free. 762302

- BWRVK3305
Ford F-350 Super Duty

Have yet to tow with my hitch but install was relatively easy. Hardest part was getting the two boxes into the bed of the F350. I used UPS labor, I asked and the delivery guy said sure he would help. Beyond that installing the spring clip for the leveler was a little challenge. Directions where clear and easily understood. Installed in a little over an hour. Will submit a follow up after my 5th wheel delivers. 760375

- BWRVK3305

Fast service. Easy install. Fits under my Retrax bed liner. 759223

- BWRVK3305
2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Seems to be built well 757240

- BWRVK3305

Great item .I couldn't purchase a better equipment anywhere else 751515

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