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B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

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  • B and W
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Sliding Fifth Wheel
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • Hitch Only
  • Double Pivot
  • 5000 lbs TW
  • 17 - 19 Inch Tall
  • 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 excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact. Hitch removes easily for full bed access. Call 800-298-8924 to order B and W fifth wheel part number BWRVK3400-5W 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 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.



B and W Fifth Wheel - BWRVK3400-5W

The built-in slider on this sturdy 5th-wheel hitch helps eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. Dual jaws offer excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact. Hitch removes easily for full bed access.


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
  • 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
  • 3 Height settings to fit your application
  • Quiet, rattle-free ride with polyurethane bushings
  • 2-Piece design for simple setup and removal
    • Hitch base with slider installs in truck bed
    • Hitch head secures to base
  • Gray powder coated steel is corrosion resistant
  • Custom B&W underbed mounting kit (sold separately) required for installation
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 5,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 17" - 19"
  • Travel: 12" front to back
  • Limited 5-year warranty


Notes:

  • Due to the size of this item, it ships via freight.
  • This fifth-wheel trailer hitch is not compatible with Sidewinder or Revolution king pins. Do not use any device that changes the pivot point of your trailer's king pin with this hitch.

Simple Removal for Full Bed Access

B&W Companion Simple Removal

With the Companion from B&W, you get a heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch that mounts in your truck bed by connecting directly to a custom underbed mounting kit (sold separately) with the included components. No modifications are required to your truck or trailer. And no additional parts are required for the system to work. When you're done towing, the entire hitch can be removed for complete bed access.


Quiet, Secure Ride

The 1" thick jaw on the Companion 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 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".


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 Companion allows for 12" of fore and aft travel to give you the clearance you need.


Assembly of the B&W Companion

The Companion's pivot 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 some additional cab clearance. 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 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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BWRVK3400-5W Installation InstructionsInstallation Details BWRVK3400-5W Installation instructions


Video of B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




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Customer Reviews

B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs - BWRVK3400-5W

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (379 Customer Reviews)

The built-in slider on this sturdy 5th-wheel hitch helps eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. Dual jaws offer excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact. Hitch removes easily for full bed access.

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by: Tripp01/30/2017


Works great. Love the slide feature. Let's me move the clack back so I can fuel up the generator without needing to unhook. Coach just floates behind truck with this hitch. Super simple to hookup and unhook as well. 336963



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by: Shane03/10/2016


The hitch works great and seems to be solid when towing my 36' toy hauler the only trouble I had was it was hard to slide at first but the staff at e-trailer solved the problem by telling me to loosen the draw bolt to 65 foot pounds all in all I love the 5th wheel slider from b&w 240459



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by: Patrick brian10/26/2017


Works great and I feel safe towing with this hitch. The only problem is the weight. It's heavy when removing, takes two people or a front end loader. It is nice not having the rails in the bed of the truck when not installed. If I had to do it over I would purchase again. 446173



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by: Dave F.09/19/2017


Hitch is built strong, with many features to make it reliable. Is a heavy duty one which means it's heavy but can easy install and remove by myself with the use of a couple straps and a chain hoist. 434204



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by: Dave F.09/19/2017


Hitch is built strong, with many features to make it reliable. Is a heavy duty one which means it's heavy but can easy install and remove by myself with the use of a couple straps and a chain hoist. 434203



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by: Scott G.10/19/2017


Its the best hitch I have ever owned, I like the fact that its easy to install, & remove. I like the fact that when its removed there are no rails in the bed. love it. 444290



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by: john Driegen07/04/2016


product came on time and packaging was well organize so there was no damage to the two hitches, installed as per instruction without any difficulties, thanks 268125



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by: Jacob S.11/11/2016


Great hitch. 315864



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by: Steve G,02/28/2017

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


I have a 2016 Ram 2500 and I currently tow a 36 ft. 5th wheel that weighs in about 15,000 loaded. This hitch is overkill for me on the tow rating but that's what I wanted. I have been towing for years and this is my third hitch and I don't want to have to think twice about the hitch when I'm climbing and descending mountain passes. I live in Washington state and I go all over the Pacific Northwest with the trailer. I have been in situations where I pushed the limits of my gear. I wanted safety, ease of use, high quality, American made, and peace of mind and this hitch delivers all of that. The hitch arrived in great shape for being such a heavy beast. The directions are easy to follow and installation was very simple. Follow the directions and with a helping hand you will have this hitch installed in about 30 minutes and I go slow to make sure everything is exactly correct. The hitch is heavy so moving it into place and adjusting the latches takes some muscle. Other than that this thing is plug-and-play. I towed this weekend for the first time with this hitch. I went on a short 250 mile trip. This hitch makes ZERO noise. It's sturdy. There is no play in the connection and the truck and trailer are one. This hitch feels incredibly smooth to tow with. No knocking, rocking....nothing. Just smooth, strong stability. The best hitch I have used, easily. The best part is hitching and unhitching, so much safer and easier than any hitch I have seen or used. Some hitches tend to bind or have tension loaded making unhitching a multi-step, sometimes less safe process than it should be. Not this hitch. Drop year landing gear, pull the pin, and drive away. Anyone who has ever fussed with a 5th wheel hitch hear me me now. If your are sitting on the fence and wondering if this hitch is truly a 5 star hitch stop wondering and pull the trigger. It's a five star hitch and worth every penny. And buy it right here at e-trailer. Excellent customer service and solid pricing. They truly care about the customer. They answer their phones too if you have any questions. In today's world that means more than I can say. 346705



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by: Jeff06/04/2016

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


I have had this hitch for a year now, and pulled 5000+ miles. The hitch has been flawless with one exception. I experienced a problem with the factory puck system mounting (Ford truck). When taking the hitch out before winter, I noticed a couple of latches were loose. I assumed the castle nut just needed to be tightened a hole or two. However, what I found was that even if I tightened the castle nut all the way, it would still not latch to the truck (no resistance when turning the handle). After numerous calls with B&W, they sent me new cam latches. However, those did not solve the problem. B&W thought maybe the shear pins sheared, and cause the cam to loosen. However, I don't believe this is the case. The shear pins were intact and the cam was in the exact same position as the new cam latches I received. Also, I had never over-tightened them. Apparently B&W has seen problem when user use a hammer to close the latched. I've never done that, so I don't think that was my issue. It appears to me they have a tolerance stack-up issue, and their factory setup does not accommodate the variations from vehicle to vehicle, or the compression of their spring washer. To resolve, I used a large washer below the spring washer to take up the excess slack and still keep the castle nut at a level where it lined up with the cotter pin hole. This problem was a little nerve racking, since this is the sole mechanism for securing the hitch to the truck. This is not where you want to have a problem! Aside from this issue, as critical as I felt it was, I would still recommend this hitch. The ease of removing is awesome. The towing experience is good, although I have not used any other 5th wheel hitch so I can't really say this one is the best on the market. I would buy one again though. 256797



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by: Jeff B.06/23/2016

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


--------------This is a very strong hitch with an innovative mount.-------------------- I have been using the hitch for about a year now. I purchased the combo kit with the gooseneck in bed parts as well as the 5th wheel assembly. I purchased this unit because it can provide both the gooseneck and 5th wheel modes. I installed mine in a 2014 RAM 3500 DRW which already has the basic structure under the bed so the install went very well. I completed the install at home, which took about 4-5 hours. The instructions are clear and easy to follow, plus there are several installation demonstration videos online for my exact truck, so after watching those it was no problem. The 5th wheel works well with no squeaks or rattles. I pull a 35' 13,500lb toy hauler. The hitch parts are made of thick heavy steel which really gives confidence it will pull the heavy loads. The king pin jaws also seem a bit larger and more heavy duty than other hitches with the same ratings. The hitch also has a lot of adjustments both up and down, and for and aft, which helped to dial in the hitch very well to my trailer. It does convert from 5th wheel to gooseneck easy enough. Just remember it does require a socket to relieve the tension on the gooseneck adapter before it can be released. This is not a big deal, just makes sure to bring a wrench along if you are planning to swap modes while away from home. There is only one small aspect that keeps me from rating the hitch as excellent. I have noticed that the paint/coating scrapped of rather easily in the mouth of the coupler. I guess I rubbed the side of the mouth with the trailer pin when coupling up and it caused the paint to scrape off. Since then the coating is also starting to peel all around the jaw area. 264228



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by: Eric06/14/2017

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


I recently purchased a Curt A20 for GM Puck System and had a lot of noise issues from the hitch when starting and stopping. Curt claimed the spacing designed into the jaw system could make the noise or the factory brake controller is not programmed correctly to the weight of my trailer which is making the trailer to slam forward and then reverse. Curt also asked me to lock out my pin box (Rotaflex) to stop the potential over travel of the hitch head. I did lock out my pin box and it still made noise. Curt did send me a replacement head with no issues, but it unfortunately did not change the issue. At that point they told me there was nothing they could do if the hitch was within spec. It is performing to their design specifications. So....because I was not happy with the product, I decided to called etrailer and ordered a B&W Companion for the GM Puck system. They were extremely helpful with the order and it arrived very fast. I put it in the truck and connected the rv. Guess what no noise, no slamming. B&W did a great job in the design of this hitch to vertically eliminate any noises. I am so impressed with how quiet this hitch is that I should have strongly considered the B&W hitch in the first place. The price difference was difficult for me to justify initially, but now that I have had the two different hitches, it is more than worth the additional money. Overall, Curt tried to help me address the concern and makes good products. I believe the hitch would serve the purpose, but comparing it to the B&W, the B&W is definitely the best hitch I have experienced overall so far and etrailer is the place to get it from. 392973



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by: Richard C.10/11/2015

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


Big and heavy . Took 4 of us to install it. Think I got the side support placement right. Will have to wait till I hook up too see. One complaint and the mfg. should do something about it. The handle can be reached from the side but not the locking pin. I'm going to have to figure out a way to lock it as at my age It is now a problem. Will come up with something that can be done from the side. 229735


Comments

On that issue I recommend a step you can leave in bed to pull out and step up to secure lock. Thats my plan for now.

-- comment by: Steve - 12/06/2015

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One of the folding wheel mounted steps might do the job.

-- comment by: Tom W - 01/02/2016

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Thanks for the suggestion Tom, below is a link to tire steps we currently offer.

-- Rachael H - 1/4/2016

Comments

buy a pair of mechanical fingers, thats what I use.

-- comment by: gil - 01/16/2016

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One further comment. The jaws as seen from the back when closed should be painted yellow. Then it could easily be noted that they are closed.

Richard C - 10/15/2016

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by: Mark T.02/05/2015

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


After buying a 2015 Dodge Ram 2500 with the new puck system I researched several fifth wheel hitches and decided on the BWRVK3600 based on the fact it was an OEM part that would fit in the puck system without adding an additional rail system, and it being American made was absolutely a very nice bonus. I was extremely pleased with the exceptional customer service and how quickly the hitch arrived after ordering. Upon receiving and opening the boxes, I was truly impressed with the quality workmanship and the heavy duty weight of the hitch and the included parts. Coming from the engineering field I have learned that a product is only as good as its quality assurance, and your quality assurance appears to have extremely high standards! Prior to receiving the hitch I had viewed the video online, and as recommended I read all the included instructions first. It was easy to understand and I encountered no problems with the installation. Not being in a hurry and taking my time, it took me 3-4 hours to install, and then I hooked up to my fifth wheel to check the height. Afterward, I did make one adjustment to the height of the pivot arms, and now it is a perfect fit. I will definitely recommend your company and hitch to anyone looking for one and have already shown mine to several neighbors. Thank you for making an OEM high quality product! Cheers! Mark T. 172448



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by: Dan E.02/03/2016

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


Super fast shipping, came in on time. Convenient 2 boxed packages. Heavy! I started installing around 5:30pm, was hooking up to 5th wheel and testing at 7:15pm... Couple of interruptions would have been quicker. My Rep, Chris W. was extremely helpful, pleasure working with her! Whole unit is quality IMHP... Being safety freak I added some extra lock washers & nuts to flange plate bolts... Bolt sticks out roughly 3/4 inch after torqueing to 80lbs. per instructions. Added washer and nut to complete very solid connection... I could not be more happy or impressed with whole operation... Feel much better about cost now that I have laid hands on it... Thanks Etrailer & B&W... 2012 Ford F350 diesel 6.7 Crew cab, long bed... 236908



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by: Natalie R11/29/2015

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


Simple instructions and straight forward install, a bit heavy without an extra set of hands, but manageable (leverage is my friend). I've been using it for the past couple of months and am pleased with the companion hitch to pull a 35' fiver. The only thing I could have used in the instructions were recommendations for positioning (due to my lack of experience), but my initial placement worked out just right, the rig is well balanced, hauls very well and without chucking. Plenty of space in my longbed truck to clear a 50Gl. auxiliary tank and toolbox (and no worries about busting the back window out). Since I've got a bit of a steep learning curve ahead (I've hauled plenty of bumper pulls and goosenecks, but this is my first big 5th wheel), I greatly appreciate the ease of use as well as being able to free up my bed space when I reach my destination. Great product, can definitely recommend it. 232692


Comments

No issues to date, works great. Easy hook-up and no concerns hauling heavy with this hitch.

Natalie R - 11/28/2016

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by: Ice Box RVer05/18/2015

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


Purchased the BWRVK3600 Fifth Wheel Hitch a couple of weeks ago. This is a great product that arrived on time as stated. Assembly Instructions were very clear and easy to follow. I took my time but the whole assembly process only took about a half hour. I installed the assembled hitch into a 2014 Dodge Ram 3500, that has the factory prep towing package. The base sat into the puck style system with no trouble. Just some minor adjustments to the latches to get them to fit snugly as per the instructions. I used it to tow my new 40 ft. tow hauler home a week ago. Hooking up was so easy it slid right into the locking jaws with ease. In fact it went so smooth that I started to skid the RV on its landing gear. This fifth wheel hitch preformed beautifully during the tow. Taking off and stopping went very smoothly with no jerking motion. Backing into the RV site and unhooking was also very easy even having to jack knife the trailer into the site in uneven ground. As soon as I released the locking lever, released the parking brake, and put the transmission in neutral, the truck just rolled ahead with ease. I am really impressed with the whole process of assembly, installation, and operation of this fifth wheel hitch. It is a little heavy, but it is built that way for a purpose, the quality of workmanship is top notch. I look forward to years of service out of this fifth wheel hitch.Being made in America is the big plus. Thank you to B & W for a great product. 194163



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by: Bill Z.09/17/2016

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


I owned another brand of hitch for many years and always thought it was OK. When I bought our new 2015 Ram 3500, I ordered it with the 5th wheel prep kit - which meant it had the pucks for the hitch. After do some Internet research I decided on the B&W Companion hitch. All I can say is WOW! Now this is a HITCH. The hitch head separates from the base for easy storage. The head is not that heavy but the base is a beast. Here's what I love about this hitch: 1. The fit and finish on the hitch is great - the welds are excellent, the paint finish is great, it's obvious when you see this hitch that it is well built. 2. The hitch head is easy to remove. 3. The hitch head has a grease zirk for lubing. 4. The hitch has double locking jaws that give a great secure fit around the king pin. 5. The hitch is quiet - I mean really quiet. It might get noisy after a few years of use but right now it's extremely quiet. 6. The base is easy to install into the truck bed pucks. The instructions included helped me to adjust one of the puck locking pins easily. 7. The hitch is easy to adjust fore/aft and up/down. Not all hitches will allow you to adjust the fore/aft position of the hitch head. This is really a great feature. All in all a great hitch. Perhaps overkill for a 12,000 pound trailer but I like overkill in things like this. Highly recommend the hitch. 295768



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by: Mark B.07/18/2017

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


This Hitch is a beast! Very happy! The install took about 2 hours and was pretty easy, it is heavy so another person helps. We are very excited to leave on our trip and this hitch will make us feel very confident. I have enclosed some pictures of the finished install in our 2017 Ram 3500 4X4 Long bed Dually. Thank you, Mark Barnhart 407374



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by: Gary H.04/03/2015

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


All though this hitch is not light (which I knew it would be beefy), it was really simple to install. In all it took about 4 hours to assemble and complete. I am not an novice to assembling heavy and intricate machinery. Reading the instructions completely is a must before starting any process. It looks and works great. The puck system makes it easier to install. And removing the 5th wheel when it is not in use just takes removing two keeper pins and lifting on the release handles. It did take longer to receive the hitch after I ordered it (about a eight days). 183013


Comments

Fantastic! Works as designed and keeps my rig straight down the highway lane. Great product.

Gary H - 04/02/2016

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by: Jon G05/09/2017

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


I am very happy with the B&W companion for my GMC with the OEM puck system. It was easy to install and is going to work great on my truck. I was worried about clearance with my bakflip bedcover on my 6.5 bed but it all worked out great. The photos, videos and Q & A really helped me make good decision so etrailer is going to continue to get my busness. 378216



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by: Stephen Williams03/07/2017

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


We just recently ordered B&W Hitch for our 2017 F350 Dually Long Bed. The process was very smooth. We ordered the Hitch, and we received it within 2 days. It was well packaged and would recommend the hitch. We have not towed with it as of yet, but I can tell its already going to be better than my old Curt Q16 Hitch, Hands Down. Thanks for making this process smooth and Customer Service was great with answering all my questions. Only recommendations to make the install go smoother would be to include the Hex Head Bolt wrench to tighten the handle. 349443



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by: Tim06/23/2015

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


I ordered the hitch online sight unseen. I rarely do this but after reading all the reviews on the hitch, and not just on etrailer.com, I didn't think I could go wrong. Almost every review I read about this hitch was between 4-5 star positive. I checked it over pretty thoroughly via pictures and being a mechanically inclined person, It looked well built from what I could see. My only concern is about the soft sleeve bushings and how long they will the last. Also, can you purchase replacement ones if they wear out. I haven't checked into it yet and it may not be an issue at anyway. I can say though that I am impressed with etrailer.com's service. Their communication throughout the whole process has been great and I even received confirmation today, both from my wife and an etrailer.com email, that the hitch has arrived. I rarely take the time to provide feedback but in this case I felt compelled to do so. Kind of like a tip after a meal. It's not always automatic unless the service warrants it. In this case, it does. Thanks guys (and gals) and I'll not hesitate to purchase from etrailer.com again in the future! 206506



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by: Tim06/22/2015

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


I ordered the hitch online sight unseen. I rarely do this but after reading all the reviews on the hitch, and not just on etrailer.com, I didn't think I could go wrong. Almost every review I read about this hitch was between 4-5 star positive. I checked it over pretty thoroughly via pictures and being a mechanically inclined person, It looked well built from what I could see. My only concern is about the soft sleeve bushings and how long they will the last. Also, can you purchase replacement ones if they wear out. I haven't checked into it yet and it may not be an issue at anyway. I can say though that I am impressed with etrailer.com's service. Their communication throughout the whole process has been great and I even received confirmation today, both from my wife and an etrailer.com email, that the hitch has arrived. I rarely take the time to provide feedback but in this case I felt compelled to do so. Kind of like a tip after a meal. It's not always automatic unless the service warrants it. In this case, it does. Thanks guys (and gals) and I'll not hesitate to purchase from etrailer.com again in the future! 206416



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by: Dale L.09/20/2015

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


Great product! Easy install right out of the box! 2015 Dodge 3500, base dropped right into factory pucks with no adjustment at all. Risers, spring & arm were easy to install. Hitch is heavy and well built with NO movement or play at all once installed! Had hitch installed in around 45 min from start to finish! 226554



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by: Jackie C.07/13/2015

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


Ordering was very easy and the delivery was made in three days. Took the Companion hitch out of the box and made very minor adjustment and the hitch fit right in place. Didn't time it but I know it took less than an hour to install and check all bolts for tightness. Looks great in the bed of truck and I can take it out if I need the space for hauling. Thanks Etrailer for caring about your customers and checking to make sure I received my order. I will order from you again. Already looking at your automatic steps. Truck is a 2015 Dodge ram 3500 diesel 4x4 dually. 211501


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Still working great

Jackie C - 07/12/2016

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by: Apple City07/19/2016

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


World Largest Mobile Kitchen B&W Companion OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch for Ford Super Duty Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs - BWRVK3300 is the most innovative towing products I have seen in a long time. It fit into the Ford hitch system with no problems. It is a shame that Ford, Chevy, and Dodge cannot have a universal mounting like the receiver hitches so that they fit all trucks. It is designed to be either directly above axle or 4 inches ahead. 273767



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by: Bobby P.08/19/2016

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


I recently bought a new 2016 Ram 2500 with the factory puck system. I found this hitch and after reading the reviews I decided to get one. The hitch shipped in 2 boxes, and unfortunately they arrived on 2 different days. The hitch head showed up in the factory box, but for some unknown reason UPS decided to deliver the base without its box. It was scratched up and had tape residue all over it where they had taped the pivot arms and parts bag to it. I called customer service to find out what happened and they assured me that was not how they shipped it. They immediately shipped me a new base, which arrived in its box, and had UPS pick up the scratched one all at their cost. Etrailer's customer service I received exceed my expectations! Talk about making sure your customers are happy. I haven't had the chance to tow with it yet, but I can say the fit and finish of the hitch is awesome. This thing is built like a battleship, even the same color as one. I'll come back and up date my review after I have a chance to tow. 285753



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by: Y.Lamontagne07/05/2015

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


Excellent product, very sturdy design that will surely last years, paint quality is excellent and looks very durable. Hitch work very well to unhook, you don't have to hammer the jaws but you do have to find that sweet spot level Wise and anglewise where it releases easily. So far, very impressed with the Hitch, very quiet because of the incorporated Polyurethane bushings, easy to take off the bed, albeit the Hitch is a little heavy, but I'd rather have a heavier well made Hitch than a flimsy one thats lighter. If you take off the head separately, it makes it way easier to remove. If you're older and not as strong, I'd recommand doing it with 2 people instead of by yourself. Instructions were very good, I love the way the 2 skids "lock" into the grooves of the bed, makes for an incredibly stable and movement free Hitch. No more oblong holes that make noises like other brand's Rail systems. If you want to spend on a Hitch only once and be done with it, go with a B&W Companion with Underbelly gooseneck. 209521



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by: Randy E.09/27/2015

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


Was tired of the movement and clunking with my old hitch between the hich and rails and the kingpin and locking jaws. This hitch completely does away with all the noise. The absolute best 5th wheel hitch I have even owned. A great made in America product. Thououghly impressed. 227955


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Best hitch ever

Randy E - 09/26/2016

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by: Al B06/07/2016

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


Awesome hitch! Very easy to install (was more difficult to handle and remove the hitch from the wobbly poor fitting shipping container then it was to fit and properly adjust the hitch in my 2016 RAM 2500). Instructions are very clear and easy to follow. This is a very high quality hitch Including the fasteners. Weld quality and powder coat finish is superior to other products I researched or previously owned. Well worth the purchase price. To bad the great looking powder coat was scratched in places from the crummy shipping container causing the base to slide around damaging the high quality finish. e-trailer agent Katie M was awesome to work with and product arrived all the way out here in CA in less then 4 days with the free shipping offer. Overall fantastic hitch and e-trailer is always awesome to work with. If your in the market for a superior fully adjustable 5th wheel hitch for your RAM 2500 or 3500 do not hesitate to go with this super quality B&W all made in the USA hitch. 258650


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1 year in and hitch is working very well. Still tight fitting with no signs of wear. Following the lubrication guidelines keeps the hitch working perfectly. The poor manufacturer shipping packaging container that caused so much damage to my new hitch finish is still a huge contention for me. How can such a awesome quality be packaged in such a shoddy card boards box allowing the hitch to be scratched heavily and legs poking out the side of the shipping container. It is a shame a $1100 dollar hitch was placed in a 50 cent shipping box. Terrible quality control by the manufacturer.

Al B - 06/15/2017

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by: Mark D.10/03/2017

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


Outstanding customer service/support coupled with a great product at a great price...what more can you ask for? My hitch arrived with superb packaging and simple to follow instructions. Being super meticulous, I installed my hitch in a couple of hours. The Companion's design works fantastic with the OEM puck system in my new 2017 Silverado 3500HD Dually! Really looking forward to hooking up my new 5th wheel and hitting the road! If you are in the market for a new hitch, definitely consider the Made In America B&W Companion 3700 5th wheel hitch! 438853



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by: Greg08/17/2017

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


Love it. I took it out of the box, walked it over to my truck, and set into the openings in my truck bed and turned the handles and put pins in and I didn't even have to adjust it it was perfectly tight. Put the two pieces on to hold the top piece and added a little Grease and it was ready to go. I have a 2017 Ram 3500 4 X4 long bed with airbags and mounted it forward and up all the way. I'm pulling an 18000 pound fifth wheel with flex-air king pin and it rides perfectly. PERFECTLY. I'M very happy with the quality of build and ease of use. 421747



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by: Dan W.08/18/2017

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


I just received the hitch. All was delivered as expected and quickly. I have not installed the hitch yet due to the weight. It will take at least two people to lift the base into the truck. I chose to purchase from etrailer as no one locally could beat the price and with free shipping and no tax i saved several hundred dollars. etrailer was easy to order from and very friendly on the phone. I purchased this hitch because i just bought a 2017 Ram 3500 with the puck mounting system in the bed. I have a 40 ft BigHorn that weighs in at just under 16k. My old truck had a 16k hitch with the rails above bed. I never felt the old hitch was safe pulling a trailer at close to it's capcity. The new B&W 25k hitch is overkill but worth the peace of mind. I love the puck system as there is nothing left in the bed when the hitch is removed. Makes it easy to use the whole bed when time comes to haul other things like construction materials. 421897



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by: Thomas G04/26/2017

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


I recently bought the gooseneck and fifth wheel b&w hitches to install on my 2008 f 250. I could not be more happy with the products and customer service that etrailer provides. I also bought The Pollack t connector that was also easy to use. The install was done at home and easy to understand. Thanks again. 372927



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by: Dave S09/10/2017

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


This is the ideal hitch for my Ram 2500 MegaCab. The MegaCab does not allow for a long bed and my RamBox setup causes issues with traditional fifth wheel setups so I needed to go with the Reese Sidewinder but was looking for the ideal hitch set up for my factory prep kit. This heavy duty hitch is the perfect combination and installs easily. Most importantly when used in conjunction with the Sidewinder I can make incredibly tight turns with plenty of room to spare. etrailer support was fantastic. 430845



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by: Allen P05/30/2015

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


Best Hitch on the market if you have ford factory gooseneck prep system. Heavy Duty, and secure. No more chucking back and forth. Would recommended 100 times over. Customer service was super, and free shipping was awesome. Arrived a day earlier than anticipated. Etrailer is top notch 198684


Comments

Still the best 5th wheel hitch on the market. Not a single problem.

Allen P - 05/29/2016

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by: Bob R09/20/2015

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


Product is well made and very sturdy, I think it will work very well when pulling our fifth wheel. Shipping was quicker than expected. Overall it was an excellent experience. 226650


Comments

The hitch has performed flawlessly. We pulled the fifth wheel to Alaska and back with no problems. Recommend this product.

Bob R - 09/19/2016

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by: Jim C.05/13/2017

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


Pretty easy install. Spend the 5 minutes to take the heat shield and spare tire off. The little rubber "gripper" on the handle pulled off the first pull. Maybe B&W could put a little glue on it . 380980



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by: Larry A.08/27/2017

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


I tow a 16000 lb fifth wheel and this adapter works perfectly. It's easy to hook up and I had a RV place in Arizona install it and they did so for less than $100. The tow rating on this is about 20 thousand pounds I believe so I'm well within the limits Towing this trailer. I would highly recommend this product for anyone who is towing a fifth-wheel within the rated tow range. 425732



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by: Blair Patterson11/14/2016

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


New to 5th wheeling and already I am the envy of all my 5th wheeling friends. It is a custom hitch for my 2015 Ram3500. My truck was purchased factory prepped for the custom hitch. Besides the initial setup, 10 minutes gets the hitch in or out. The head detaches but the base is still heavy and awkward for 1 to handle. I have done the procedure by myself without assistance a few times so far. Built myself a table on wheels that I can roll up to the back of my truck and set the hitch on. I use plywood on the truck bed to slide the hitch on once out of the truck bed anchors. The lower shelve has room for my genset along with other items. The hook up procedure is an ease as the hitch pivots both ways. 316545



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by: Glen Z.05/31/2015

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


The B&W hitch arrived in 3 days, in perfect condition. The packaging was top-notch. The assembly and installation instructions were clear and straightforward to follow. The hitch fit perfectly in the Ford factory-installed mounting points. I chose the B&W hitch even though it was a bit more expensive. After seeing the hitch, I'm impressed with the quality and "beefiness". This hitch is definitely heavy duty. I haven't hooked it to my trailer yet, but I'm confident it will be a perfect connection. This is a huge improvement over my previous Reese 16k slider hitch. This is my first transaction with etrailer.com. I'm impressed with the ease of ordering and the very fast shipment. 199176



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by: Joe W05/10/2017

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


Big thanks to the etrailer team for professionalism, friendly, courtesy and responsive customer service. They were with me from the time I placed my order till delivery. I ordered a B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch which was delivered in 2 days. The shipping box was torn open during shipping which resulted in the paint on the base being rubbed to bare metal. Rose and Cathy were very supportive in making it right. Another base was shipped and double boxed the second time. They took great care of me and I appreciate that. I will definitely order from etrailer again and highly recommend them. Great prices to boot. Thanks again to the etrailer team. I will provide product feedback once installed. 379067



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by: Joel R05/07/2017

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


Wow is all I can say. Took about an hour to get the hitch completely installed into my Ram 3500 DRW factory puck system. The hitch is well built and the ease of use is amazing. After using a slider on my last truck due to a short bed I did a lot of research on what I would work best on my new truck with an 8ft bed with the factory pucks. After reading lots of reviews I went with the B & W Companion. This hitch is far superior to the previous one. The hitching and unhitching is smooth. 377356



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by: Randy P11/25/2015

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


Well constucted. Easy to install. Fits in the truck perfectly. Companion comes apart easily and makes it easy to take out of the bed of the truck. 232569


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Great product. Easy to put in and take out.

Randy P - 01/11/2017

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by: RWD12/23/2016

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


This is a really nice hitch. While towing everything is quit with a nice solid feel whether you are turning, stopping, or rolling on down the road. I have a RAM Dually with the factory 5th wheel prep option and the installation was a perfect fit. I did not have to adjust anything. I took my time and total installation was less than two hours. Yes you are going to pay 2 to 3 hundred more for the B&W but I honestly feel that you get your money worth. Also, eTrailer website was easy to order from and shipping to the east coast was fast. Ordered on Monday and received hitch early Thursday morning during Christmas week. Excellent experience all around. Thanks eTrailer. 327542



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by: Larry H03/31/2017

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


Could not be happier with this purchase. Me and my brother-in-law installed the hitch in about 30 minutes. I drove to Ohio from the west coast to pick up my new 5th wheel. Five day drive back home with no problems. Felt safe and secure. Hitch rated at 25K, but my rig is only 14K loaded. I love over kill. Safety first. I had a blow out the first day on the return home. 70mph and never felt it. Stable. People had to dive up to me and let me know about the tire. Lucky me. No damage to the trailer. Again, I could not be any happier with this hitch. Also, a little note about etrailer. Great customer service and very quick on the shipping. 360889



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by: Mark Jackson03/03/2017

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


I ordered the B&W companion gooseneck-to-5th wheel on a tuesday I think. She said depending on where it is shipped from it should get to me Monday. I neede it yesterday! 3 days later on Friday the UPS man was in front of my house struggling and cursing lol. I went to help him and to my surprise, it was my gooseneck/5th wheel! She came thru like a trooper. The product is great and I followed the Etrailer instructional video to install. I hardly looked at the instructions. Etrailer is officially my go spot for anything trailer related period! The videos are A-1 and so easy in simple english. Saved me $100s. Etrailer is 100%. Thank you Etrailer!! 348085



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by: Mark K.06/03/2016

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


Thanks etrailer for your excellent customer service. I was in a jam, and had to purchase a new Dodge Ram pickup to haul my trailer to Florida. I needed a new fifth wheel hitch, for the new Dodge puck mount system. I explained that I needed this hitch ASAP, and your customer service came through. I was a very pleasant experience, and customer service stated that they would rush the order to my house. I would recommend etrailer to all my friends, and I will be ordering from you again. The order arrived at my door within three days. Thanks to you all at etrailer, and continue to strive for your customers. BWRVK3600 fifth wheel Hitch 2016 Ram 3500 256681


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Excellent product highly recommend. Heavy duty

Mark K - 06/04/2017

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by: Denny S07/12/2016

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


This hitch came as exactly advertised. It fits perfectly into the bed of my F350 Super Duty that was 5th wheel ready. It is solid and nice looking as well. I saved lots of money by purchasing and installing it myself. It is not only the product that deserves an excellent rating but trailer as well. When I found the same hitch for a bit less they honored their pledge to credit the difference by 110%. They were wonderful and a company that will get my business over and over again and you should to. Many kudos for a company that "does it right". You will not find another company that matches their honesty and integrity. 271117


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The hitch is working perfectly. I have also noticed that many other RVers love the B

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  • Recommended Lubrication of B & W 5th Wheel Hitch
  • B & W recommends you lubricate the top surface of the coupler with an automotive type chassis grease like # L10337 or use a nylon lube plate like # RP83002 to provide a lubricated surface. They also recommend you grease the jaws with an automotive type chassis grease and grease the saddle through the grease zerk about every six months with multi-purpose grease like # L11316. This will allow the coupler to pivot freely. See the diagram I have included showing the location of the grease...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch with Below bed Rails for 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 with 6-1/2 Foot bed
  • There are three high-quality options for you to install a fifth-wheel hitch with under bed rails on your 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 with a 6-1/2 foot bed without the factory rail kit. The first hitch is the one I recommend, the B&W Companion # BWRVK3400-5W, which installs with the Custom Underbed Installation Kit # BWGNRK1016-5W. The rails double as a Turnoverball gooseneck hitch, and the Companion, which has a capacity of 20,000 lbs, features jaws which are 1" thick and provide full...
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  • Difference Between B&W Companion Slider Hitch BWRVK3400 and BWRVK3400-5W
  • There is no difference at all between the B and W Companion hitch part # BWRVK3400 and the # BWRVK3400-5W. We use the -5W at the end of the part number to allow the hitch to show up in two different fitguides. One for the gooseneck fitguide and then one for the fifth wheel fitguide. The Companion setups are considered by many to be the nicest fifth wheel hitch around. The Companion slider is going to be a much better option than using an adapter to use the stationary Pro Series hitch.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for the 2015 Ford F-150 6-1/2 Ft Bed Aluminum Body
  • A Reese Elite Underbed Mount System is not available for your 2015 Ford F-150. For a Reese system I recommend the Reese Titan 20 5th Wheel Hitch with Round Tube Slider # RP30870 and the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard Installation Kit # RP56034-53. These outboard rails make it easier to access the installation hardware, which helps cut down on installation time. The Titan 20 is a great hitch that features a 4-way pivoting head, 9 inch wide funnel to make it easier to...
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  • Can I Make a 90 Degree Turn with 5th Wheel Trailer Using B&W Companion Slider pm 6-1/2 Foot Bed
  • In order to make 90 degree turns and have a little clearance left over to account for uneven ground the distance from the back of the cab to the center of the ball or hitch jaws, including any travel from a slider, needs to be at least 4 inches greater than 1/2 the width of the trailer. For a 96 inch wide trailer you would need 52 inches. Given the 34 inches you measured and the 12 inches of travel from the slider that gets you to 46 inches, 6 inches short of where you need to be. But...
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  • How Much Clearance is Required between Truck Cab and Trailer to Safely Make 90 Degree Turn
  • To safely execute a 90 degree turn you want at least 4 inches of clearance between the truck cab and trailer. The head of the # BWRVK3400-5W is adjustable from front to back so you may be able to adjust it back a little bit for better clearance while pulling out of your driveway. Otherwise you will need to slide the hitch back in the bed of your truck to make the turn. The reason for needing 4 inches is because if the turn your making has an elevation change the added clearance will...
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  • 2015 Ram 2500 Shortbed Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation
  • If you had the OEM hitch prep package in the bed of your 2015 Ram 2500 (there would be 4 pucks for the hitch to install into in the bed of the truck), then yes the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # BWRVK3600 that you referenced would fit your truck. But it doesn't look like you have the hitch prep package based on the vehicle info you ran through our fitguide. If you do not have the factory rail kit you would first need to start with the Custom Underbed...
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  • Height Adjustment Provided by B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch BWRVK3400-5W
  • The B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3400-5W offers a height adjustment feature with a choice of 3 heights for the pivot arms, and it of course provides front-to-back slider travel of 12-inches. There pivot arms can be installed in either of 2 ways, one providing more forward clearance than the other. You may care to review the hitch's instructions which are linked for you, along with a review video.
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  • Gooseneck Hitch Fit for 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with 6-1/2-Foot Bed
  • We can help you with a gooseneck hitch for your 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with 6-1/2-foot bed. All options are shown on the linked page. If you will not need to also tow 5th wheel trailers then I suggest the Draw-Tite # 9465-54. For wiring you can use part # 20110. But if you think there is a chance you'll also want to tow 5th wheels, then the goose neck kit I recommend is the B&W # BWGNRK1057. This is a complete goose neck hitch system, but it also serves as the mounting kit...
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  • Does Reese Underbed Rail Adapter Work With 2017 Ford F-350 That Does Not Have Prep Package?
  • There are underbed fifth wheel rails that are going to work with your 2017 Ford F-350, though the Reese system # RP30126 is unfortunately not one of them. There is good news, however, because the Custom Underbed Installation Kit # BWGNRK1117-5W works on both the 6-3/4' and 8' four-wheel drive versions of the 2017 F-350; I've added a link to a video showing you these rails being installed in a '17 F-350. The biggest benefit of these rails are that they offer you a chance to use what is considered...
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  • Will a Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit Demco 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter DM6140
  • Any trailer hitch that fits in industry standard above the bed rails will fit in the Demco adapter # DM6140. Most hitches will fit in the slots on the rails that are spaced 20-1/2 inches apart on center. Any hitch that mounts on 10 inch centers (side to side) will NOT fit. I recommend using a slider hitch such as # PS30857 which can slide back 10 inches to provide more clearance when turning. But, if you have a B&W Turnover ball hitch (hitch is what adapter # DM6140 fits) then I recommend...
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  • Difference Between B&W # BWRVK3400 and # BWRVK3400-5W
  • There is no difference between the # BWRVK3400-5W and the # BWRVK3400, other than the fact that we offer the # BWRVK3400-5W as a 5th wheel hitch and # BWRVK3400 as a Gooseneck to 5th Wheel Hitch Adapter. It's the exact same sliding fifth wheel hitch that's designed to fit into a B&W Turnover Ball Gooseneck Hitch. We do this so it will run through our fitguide. If you don't already have a 7-way trailer connector installed in the bed of your Ford, you can easily install one using part # 41157.
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  • Will a B&W 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit a 2006 Ford F-350 with Firestone Air Bags 2400
  • Since the B&W installation kit # BWGNRK1108-5W also uses a 3/4 inch bolt in the center hole that Firestone Ride-Rite kit # F2400 uses, and because the hitch brackets mount to the outsides of the frame and the air bag brackets on the insides of the frame, these 2 components will work together. Installation kit # BWGNRK1108-5W is correct for a 2006 Ford F-350 long bed or short bed. Hitch # BWRVK3500-5W is the correct hitch for a long bed. For a short bed use # BWRVK3400-5W. Once the...
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  • Under Bed Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Ram 2500 without Hitch Prep
  • If you have a 2016 Ram 2500 without the hitch prep package the B and W Turnover part # BWGNRK1384-5W will work as an underbed fifth wheel hitch as well as double as a gooseneck hitch. For a fifth wheel hitch to fit this rail kit you would need the Companion part # BWRVK3400-5W.
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  • Under-Bed Fifth Wheel Rail Kit for 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • The Reese Under-Bed Rail Kit # RP30073 that you referenced will not fit your 2017 Ford F-250. It's designed for older model year Super Duty trucks. The under-bed kits we currently carry for your truck are the Demco # DM8551009 to be used with Demco fifth wheel hitches # DM8550032, # DM8550022, or # DM8550037 and the B&W # BWGNRK1117-5W to be used with the B&W Companion hitches # BWRVK3500-5W or # BWRVK3400-5W.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2013 Ram 2500 Mega Cab
  • Since the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5GX1216 that you referenced does not move the pivot point further back you really do not gain much clearance for tight turns with a short bed truck. Also, if you use an offset adapter like this you can not use an additional offset adapter like the B and W extender you referenced. This would cause too much leverage on the trailer. Do you have a hitch in the bed of your truck? If not I would recommend you install...
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  • Adapting Round Hole in Truck Bed for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider, # BWRVK3400-5W, which you referenced, is compatible with a custom underbed installation kit for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, like the custom installation kit # BWGNRK1313-5W. This kit will use the round hole in your truckbed but will add a square post in which the 5th wheel's square-shanked turnover ball fits into. For install details and some product demonstration videos, click the provided links.
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  • Recommended Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2013 Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • Either the Curt # C16536 Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch w/ Slider with its 20K capacity or the 20K Capacity B&W BWRVK3270 Patriot Sliding Fifth wheel hitch would be a great choice. Both hitches are high quality, and would offer you a secure, relatively smooth ride. For the Curt hitch, use the # C16426-204 rail kit or for the B&W Patriot, use # BWRVK2601. My only issue with bed rail mounted hitches is the fact that the rails remain in the bed when you're not using the hitch. If you don't use...
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  • Placing Pivot Arms on B&W Companion Hitch in Furthermost Position for Short Bed Truck
  • I spoke with my contact at B&W and ideally you do want the king pin to sit centered above the rear axle or slightly forward but in order to increase the turning clearance on your 2014 Ford F-250, your installer was correct in placing a B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch like # BWRVK3400-5W in the furthermost position. According to installation instructions, the position of the pivot arm allows the kingpin to adjust from 1 inch ahead of the post to 7 inches behind the post. Please...
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  • Recommendation on a 5th Wheel Hitch That Will Work with the B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch
  • The best option to connect your 2018 Columbus 5th wheel trailer to your F-250 with the B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch will be the B&W Companion Slider 5th Wheel Hitch, # BWRVK3400-5W. The Companion 5th wheel hitch will mount to the gooseneck opening of your B&W gooseneck hitch. The Companion is also a slider hitch which will help provide more clearance for your short-bed pickup when making turns with your rig. The Companion 5th wheel also has a 1 inch thick dual jaw to provide better...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2017 Ford F-350
  • The best fifth wheel trailer hitch for you depends on the details of your 2017 Ford F-350. The Reese Elite Series is a great choice, especially if you have the factory prep package. The Elite fits right into Ford's factory pucks so there's no need for an adapter. If your truck is an 8 foot bed use the stationary hitch # RP30142 but you'll need the slider # RP30144 if your truck is a short bed. They're both 18,000 pound hitches. Another great option is the B&W Companion. The Companion...
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  • Towing 5th Wheel Trailer Using Short Bed Truck w/ Gooseneck Hitch
  • The Reese Sidewinder WILL work with B&W hitches that are compatible with industry standard rails, like the B&W Patriot, part # BWRVK3270 would work great for you. However, the Sidewinder would NOT be compatible with a B&W Companion, part # BWRVK3400-5W. The Companion would mount into a B&W Turnover ball gooseneck hitch but since the Companion has only a single mounting point to the vehicle, the concern is that the one attachment point couldn't handle the twisting force that the Sidewinder...
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  • Will a B and W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit a Draw-Tite Hide-A-Goose in a 2013 Ram 2500
  • No, the B and W Companion hitch # BWRVK3400-5W and the Hide-A-Goose hitch # 9464-57 do not use the same installation kit. They are specific to their respective hitches. For the B and W hitch you will want to get installation kit and gooseneck hitch # BWGNRK1313-5W for your 2013 Ram 2500 diesel. Once the installation kit is installed the Companion hitch does fit into the gooseneck ball hole and locks into place the same way the gooseneck ball does. I have included links to the installation...
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  • Towing Capacity and Replacement Base for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch in 2007 Silverado
  • B&W makes several versions of their Companion 5th wheel hitch. Their Companion fixed-style hitch # BWRVK3500-5W is rated for 20K. This hitch fits long beds. For short beds they offer a sliding version # BWRVK3400-5W which is rated for 18K. You can use Replacement Base # BWRVB3500 or slider base # BWRVB3405. The linked page will let you select your truck version and bed length to then see the B&W hitches that fit.
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  • Is a Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Required for a 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Short Bed
  • You will likely need a slider hitch unless you have a very narrow 5th wheel trailer. To determine if you need the clearance offered by a slider you can do a little measuring and some math. When installed, the center of the gooseneck ball hole for installation kit # BWGNRK1012-5W will be approximately 44-3/4 inches forward of the rear edge of the truck bed (not tailgate). Measure from that point to the back of the truck cab. Then measure the width of the 5th wheel overhang and divide...
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  • What To Consider to Set Fifth Wheel Hitch Height
  • The thing about the hitch height is that it will depend on the trailer. So without having the trailer in front of you there is no way to know exactly what height setting you will need. The goal is to have the trailer sit as level as possible. Until you have the trailer in front of you and can determine what height setting will be needed to tow the trailer level there's no way to know what your ideal height setting would be.
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