B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs

B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs

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  • B and W
  • 25000 lbs GTW
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch Only
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • Double Pivot
  • 17 - 19 Inch Tall
  • 6500 lbs TW
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 part number BWRVK3600 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 Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.


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B and W Fifth Wheel - BWRVK3600

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.


Features:

  • 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 Ram
  • 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 6" 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


Specs:

  • Application: 2013 and newer Ram trucks with factory-installed towing prep package
  • Gross towing weight: 25,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 6,250 lbs
  • Hitch height: 17" - 19"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Quiet, Secure Ride

B&W Companion OEM Ram Jaw

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 OEM Ram 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.


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.


B&W Companion OEM Ram Feet

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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This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2014 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2013 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 - 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2014 - 2019 Ram 2500 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2013 - 2019 Ram 3500 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg



Video of B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing 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 - BWRVK3600 Review

Today we're going to review Part number BWRVK3600. This is the B&W Companion Dual Jaw 5th Wheel Hitch for the factory Ram towing prep package and has a 25,000 pound weight capacity. Now, this is a custom fit application. It is designed to fit on the newer Ram trucks with the factory installed towing prep package starting in 2013. This 5th wheel hitch will mount in your truck bed so that you can tow a 5th wheel trailer. It's a very quick and simple installation. Basically, these tabs, one on each corner, will drop into the 4 receiver pucks that are built into your factory under bed rails.

Then with the handles, will lock into place and you're ready to tow a 5th wheel. Basically, the way you would do that, right now the handles are pinned and locked into the lock position. To open it up, you pull the clip and the pin out, rotate that handle 90 degrees. That tab will rotate 90 degrees and that'll allow you to lift this out of your bed. When you're not towing, you have full access to the truck bed. When you go to install it, you'll leave it in the open position, all 4 of them, drop it into the pucks in the under bed system, rotate it 90 degrees. That tab will rotate and lock into that factory system.

Take your pin, slide it back through, put the clip on, and it locks the handle for moving. You do that to all 4 and it's ready to go. Very quick installation to install it or remove it. Again, because it's a rail free design, there's no rails in the truck bed. It'll still, once you're not using, gives you the full access when the hitch is removed. This hitch you can see here has the one inch thick dual jaws. That'll provide a 360 degree jaw to kingpin contact.

That'll give you less rattle and more security than the slide bar jaw designs. It has this cam action latching handle, which will help prevent binding. It's very simple to release even on unlevel terrain. It comes with the pinning clip, but you can actually purchase a padlock separately. You could lock it to secure the trailer to the hitch. To show you how the handle and the jaws operate, pull the pin and clip out.

You take your handle and rotate it towards the cab or to the forward of the tow vehicle. You can notice the dual jaws will open, ready for the kingpin to go in. Once you back up and the kingpin slides in here, it would push on the back of these jaws, which would push and then move that handle back into position and wrap the jaws around your kingpin. With the handle not going any further, take your lock or your pinning clip, drop it into the hole, clip it, and then that keeps the handle from moving and then you're locked around your kingpin. It does have this fully articulating head, which will ease hookup and helps limit chucking. It's front to back. The plate itself will move side to side. It gives you a nice fully articulating head. You can get improved cab clearance for your application. These pivot arms that are bolted to these legs right here, this base part, there's a multitude of holes drilled into this base. You can move these pivot arms in 4 different horizontal front to back adjustments to get the correct clearance for your application. These pivot arms can be mounted in 3 coupler height settings. There's different rows you can put it on and get 3 height settings to get your correct coupler height. It'll range from 17 to 19 inches in one inch increments. That's from your truck bed to the top of your hitch plate right here. This gives you a quiet, rattle free ride. This head is sitting on polyurethane bushings. On the top of theses pivot arms, there's 2 polyurethane bushings that this will sit on and give you a nice rattle free ride. The hitch itself is constructed of steel, has a nice gray powder coat finish, which is corrosion resistant. The gross towing weight capacity on this is 25,000 pounds. The vertical load limit or pin weight capacity is 6,250 pounds. Again, the hitch height adjustment we mentioned is 17 inches to 19 inches. One other thing I want to show you is lots of times you might not have somebody if you want to remove this from your truck bed and you don't have anybody there to help you. If you want to do it by yourself to make it easier, what you can do is the hitch head's made to remove pretty easy. These 2 pins and clips right here, you pull the clip out, drop the pin. The same way over here, push/pull the clip out and drop the pin. What you can do is to remove this head off the pivot arms, you see these 2 handles right here You pull on those when you lift them up. That'll release it from the pivot arms. Then you can lift the whole head off by yourself. That will cut down on the some of the weight then you can take the whole base and the pivot arms off by yourself also. If there's nobody there to help you, that's a nice, simple, easy way to remove it if you're the only one there. If you put it back together, put the pins back in. Once you drop the head onto the pivot arms, put the clip back in. Same way over here. You notice the nice thing is they have them chained so you don't lose them. You take the clip, put it right back in. There we go. Clips right into place and then you're ready to go. That should do it for the review on Part number BWRVK3600, the B&W Companion Dual Jaw 5th Wheel Hitch for the factory Ram towing prep package. .


Customer Reviews

B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs - BWRVK3600

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (568 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.

- BWRVK3600
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Fantastic product, excellent customer service. Showed up promptly and we couldn't be happier We pull a Grand Design Momentum 395 M and I would recommend this product 573118



- BWRVK3600
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So far it has been great! Being 65yrs old I was apprehensive about trying to assemble and load the hitch with just my wife to help. I remedied that by loading everything into the bed of my truck, including my tools and assembled it in place. Not being up to speed on RAMs puck system I did not know what to expect. I assembled the hitch, torqued it to spec and it dropped into place with out further adjustments or fanfare. I pull a 34' 5th wheel and don't even know it is back there. Hitching and unhitching is a breeze with very little learning curve. That says a lot since my learning curve more resembles a U-turn. Thank you B&W for a great hitch, thank you etrailers for a great deal. 468153


Comments

We are very impressed with the B&W hitch. My wife and I both hitch and unhitch without any problems. Ill say it again. Thanks B&W for a great hitch and thanks etrailer for a great deal.

DeLoyd M - 01/18/2019

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- BWRVK3600
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2016 Ram 3500

I was ordering parts for my husband. I called in and spoke to Melissa. She was such a joy to talk to. My husband has not been home yet to look at the parts we ordered. Customer Service is key to me and I enjoyed calling in. I am sure the parts will be just as good. 570858



- BWRVK3600
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2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

I installed this on a 2016 Dodge Ram 3500 4X4 Crew Cab today. Very easy to assemble. Had to make a slight adjustment to one of the pivot bases. Tight fit in the puck system which is not a bad thing. Product is of very good quality, super strong and made in the USA. High quality power coating on hitch. I highly recommend this hitch. Great price, and fast delivery. 242449


Comments

Great would recommend to anyone who wants a top notch product with durablity and lasting power. Have traveled many trips with hitch and by far the best around for all your trailering needs!

Steve C - 03/30/2017

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- BWRVK3600
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2015 Dodge Ram Pickup

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



- BWRVK3600
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2014 Dodge Ram Pickup

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



- BWRVK3600
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2015 Dodge Ram Pickup

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



- BWRVK3600
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2015 Ram 3500

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



- BWRVK3600
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2017 Dodge Ram Pickup

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


Comments

Pulled through Tallahassee, Birmingham, Memphis, Little Rock, Shreveport, Mobile and Monticello and it is a comfortable, well-built, easy to use hitch. Etrailer also gets my recommendations regularly.

GREG - 08/17/2018

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- BWRVK3600
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2015 Ram 2500

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



- BWRVK3600
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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



- BWRVK3600
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Dodge Ram Pickup

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


Comments

Working great. We have used this for one year and exceeds all my expectations. Easy to remove and install and really solid. Great purchase.

Dave S - 09/10/2018

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- BWRVK3600
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2015 Ram 2500

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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- BWRVK3600
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2018 Ram 3500

I was looking forward to installing our new B&W hitch this weekend and pulling our RV out of storage to get it ready for our first trip in several years but for a couple of problems. When the hitch was delivered the box was in shambles. All but one to the straps was on the box and it was painfully obvious that the hitch had at some point in the shipping process come out of the box either partially or fully. It was put back together somewhere (??) and the box poorly retaped. Upon further inspection of its contents, the hitch was found to have numerous scratches and surface gouges of the gray powder coated finish thus, exposing the bare metal for certain premature rust. The only thing contained in the box was the base with minimal cushion packing. There was nothing else in the box!! NO HARDWARE e.g., bolts, washers, U-bolts etc and, no instructional material whatsoever. Also, the VERTICAL UPRIGHT PIVOT ARMS with the POLY URETHANE BLACK BUSHINGS FOR THE HEAD were missing. Needless to say, this much anticipated project has been stopped in its tracks from damage, poor initial packaging, critical missing parts and/or shipping. From a customers perspective this is highly disappointing the expense notwithstanding. This issue needs immediate resolution before a fair assessment and review can be delivered. So far, etrailer receives a less than glowing commentary. Please step and and get this resolved. Thank you in advance. Ronald P. Medkiff 544648



- BWRVK3600
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2015 Ram 3500

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


Comments

Best hitch ever

Randy E - 09/26/2016

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- BWRVK3600
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2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

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


Comments

I have been pulling with this hitch for a year now a few thousand miles through all kinds of hard terrain and all over the Pacific Northwest. I stand 110 by my initial review. This is the best hitch I have ever used. The ease and safety of hitching and unhitching alone was worth the money not to mention the peace of mind. Smooth sailing. Best hitch I have ever used.

Steve G - 02/28/2018

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- BWRVK3600
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2015 Ram 2500

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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Comments

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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Comments

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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- BWRVK3600
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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

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


Comments

Still working great

Jackie C - 07/12/2016

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- BWRVK3600
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2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

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


Comments

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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- BWRVK3600
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2015 Ram 2500

The hitch arrived as promised. The instructions were fairly straight forward, although I would suggest reading the entire set through once before you start installation. I spent approximately two hours for assembly and installation. A second pair of hands would be a good thing to have available during the entire time. The unit seems to be strong and well built. I would recommend eTrailer to anyone with trailer hitch needs. 163620



- BWRVK3600
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Dodge Ram Pickup

This hitch is a Beast! UPS did it no favors on delivery and I fully expected damage when I saw that box but not even a scratch in the paint. It went together without any problems and fits my Ram 3500 8 foot box perfectly. I did have to adjust the legs but it was not to hard. If I didn’t have an impact wrench to loosen the bolts It may have been a bit harder but no complaints. Looks great and can’t wait to get a 5th wheel on it. It came to house very quickly also so kudos to etrailer and their shipping department. I love that it is American made. Fantastic quality! 560642



- BWRVK3600
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2017 Honda Insight

I received my B&W OEM 5th wheel hitch within a few days of ordering. The total installation took a bit longer as my Dodge 3500 Had not been factory prepped. I ordered the Factory kit from Mopar and installed it myself. The install of the Mopar package consisted of removing the four bolts on either side holding the bed in place. Next you raise one side, install the attachment points, lower the bed, raise the other side and install the attachment points on the other. I completed this phase in about six hours. I am not in the best of shape, but the installation was painless! I next installed the B&W hitch. I did the complete hitch installation (including an in bed trailer plug in) in about two hours. As I stated prior, I an not in the best of shape. Had I been inclined, I could have cut the installation time down by quite a bit. The directions were straight forward and easy to follow! I was quoted right at $500.00 installation labor for the hitch, not counting the contact points mentioned above. Had that been included in the quote, it would have been closer to a thousand! In conclusion, I am very pleased with the hitch, electrical parts, price and customer service by Etrailer.com! The videos provided gave a lot of insight into the installation prior to getting my hands dirty! 563539



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2018 Ram 3500

Just finished installing! Thanks for picking up the ball after it was dropped and getting it here yesterday. Fortunately our pickup date got pushed until Friday so I got it in time. Thanks again for expediting the shipping process Monday evening. Here's a picture of the B&W hitch installed... 528276



- BWRVK3600
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2017 Dodge Ram Pickup

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



- BWRVK3600
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Chevrolet Silverado 3500

The 5th wheel hitch was very easy to install on my 3500 Dodge Dually just follow the instructions and grease it like it states and torque the bolts down as it states in the factory instructions. I installed it alone a little heavy but it can be done. Good and sturdy 5th wheel hitch.. etrailer made things right when the shipping company lost the stand had another one on the way as soon as they found out it was lost. Thanks etrailer 556533



- BWRVK3600
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Great product. My only gripe is that it's so heavy I can't move it in and out of the bed by myself. That's a byproduct of it being rated for such a high weight. 576743



- BWRVK3600
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Extremely well built!! Can’t wait to hook up and go!! 617930



- BWRVK3600
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Came in 3 boxes, well packed. I am 69, and the wife and I installed it. Very well made and after an 1 1/2 we got the puck system installed. Had to go to video on the internet to completely understand what we were doing. My only recommendation is more step by step instructions be included by the company. B&W appears to be a good company, so more complete instructions. Ram 3500. 616737



- BWRVK3600
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The BWRVK3600 hitch and my Ram 3500 were a perfect match. With the factory installed puck system on my truck the hitch fit like a glove with little adjustment. It makes the install and removal of the hitch a snap that takes less than 5 minutes and allows for the full use of my truck bed when I need it. The hitch is easy hook to and release from my fifth wheel. Before I bought the hitch on line and had it delivered to my house I asked the local RV dealer what it would cost to get one and have it installed. They wanted $500.00 more than I paid to procure and install the hitch. It saved me the $500.00 to do it myself and took me about 30 minutes for the initial install. 613445



- BWRVK3600
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Great Service and Shipping. 610189



- BWRVK3600
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I did quite a bit of research on fifth wheel hitches before I decided on the B&W Companion for my RAM 3500 with prep kit. As a former Class 8 Truck mechanic, the B&W Companion is built very similar to the larger fifth wheel hitches seen on the Big Rigs on the highway. This gave me a lot of confidence in this product. I watched the installation video while my hitch was in transit, it was very easy to understand and showed a straightforward installation. When the Hitch arrived, all of the parts were in the packages and in excellent condition. After I gathered my tools, I had it installed and adjusted in about 35 mins. Very easy! The welds, coating, placards and all materials are of the very highest professional quality. I am glad that I made this my choice in fifth wheel hitches. Look forward to my first tow with it! 609433



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2017 Ram 3500

The hitch is perfect. And the customer service at etrailer is superior. Thanks for a great product. 606068



- BWRVK3600
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Very good hitch. Easy to install and set up. 605718



- BWRVK3600
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service was great install was easy than ks 603755



- BWRVK3600
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High quality and sharp looking hitch works great 603516



- BWRVK3600
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The hitch came very fast and was easy to install. Took less than 20 minutes to put it together and only 2 days to get to the house. I will do business with etrailer.com first before any other. 602229



- BWRVK3600
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Received hitch on time as promised, installation wasn't bad once I figured out proper height, satisfied with product, haven't used to tow yet, but will follow up after first trip. I will be purchasing a cover soon. 597252



- BWRVK3600
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Nice to see an American made prouduct of exceptional quality. Delivered on time and in perfect condition. I recommend etrailer as their customer service is excellent. 597002



- BWRVK3600
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I love the 5th wheel hitch it is easy to operate. We have used for about 7000 miles over the past year and still works like its new. Thanks Steve 594746



- BWRVK3600
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2009 Roadmaster Motorhome

Installation was very easy, truck has the factory puck system. As to the performance of hooking/coupling and unhooking/uncoupling the hitch has been flawless. We fulltime and put on approximately 10K for miles and we didn’t experience any chucking while towing. Overall after seeing others fight with thier less expensive hitches (I do workamping/ camphosting) I couldn’t be happier with this choice. The old adage of you get what you pay for definitely fits with this hitch. 594494



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Cheapest price I could find online! Fast shipping even with the holidays. 594374



- BWRVK3600
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Heavy Duty and High Quality. 594251



- BWRVK3600
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Awesome product. I like the ease of taking the whole thing out (2pcs) and putting it back in. Easily lubed and VERY easy to hook up and in hook. 590055



- BWRVK3600
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Great product made in America, Thanks E trailer! 588071



- BWRVK3600
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Great hitch!! Smooth operation. Highly recommend! 585256



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2017 Ram 2500

Excellent hitch. Online order, handled properly, fast shipping and excellent service. Comes in two boxes with complete instructions which are easy to follow and easy to complete. Hitch eliminated all noise while towing and my only wish was that it could be one more set of bolt holes lower as my 2017 Dodge 1ton 4 wheel drive sits up so high that I still have a nose high attitude with 35' Voltage toy hauler, but better than it was. Still have enough room between trailer and truck bed that it could drop another couple of inches. Already raised pin box on trailer as high as it would go. Other than that highly recommend this manufacturer and their hitch! 578515



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Excellent service! Polite and helpful customer service. The product arrived on time. We have ordered from etrailer a few times now and have been completely satisfied. 566171



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2015 Ram 3500

Installed by myself and used it to tow new fifth wheel about 30 miles. It was delivered as promised and installed easily. Great hitch. 564659



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2018 Ram 3500

Recieved my hitch surprisingly fast! It did have a few scratches on it though. Installing it was pretty straightforward and simple. It's a quite heavy hitch, so some might require some help. Haven't got to use it yet, but I had one before and it never let me down. 560965



- BWRVK3600
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2017 Ram 3500

Works great way better than my other fifth wheel hitch easy to un hitch and hitch, only thing I don’t like is that I have to climb into truck bed to make it hitch and unhitch. Other than that great hitch! 560737


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  • All 5th Wheel Hitch Options for Factory RAM Towing Prep Package
  • There are several 5th wheel hitches that will fit the factory RAM towing prep package hole pattern. I'll list out the options we offer below along with a few recommendations. The article you found was likely an old article. RAM sort of botched the release of their OEM 5th wheel package back in 2012/2013 and they started selling trucks with the factory mounting kit before a hitch was actually designed and released. The trucks were sold for about 6 months before a hitch was actually released....
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  • Recommended Best Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2018 Ram with Factory Prep Package
  • For your 2018 Ram 2500 with Factory 5th wheel prep package, the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16044 is the best 20K hitch confirmed to fit your truck. This hitch has interlocking dual jaws and a connection indicator. However, if you are looking for the very best hitch, I recommend the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # BWRVK3600. This hitch is about 20 lbs heavier, but more sturdy and durable. You may also want to consider the Curt wiring harness...
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  • Hitch Lock Recommendation for a B and W Companion Hitch
  • I spoke with my contact at B&W and they do not have a specific locking pin for the head on the Companion hitch # BWRVK3600. So there are some options. You could replace one of the pins with Kuat lock # KUATLOCK. It is a 5/16 inch diameter so it would fit loose in the 3/8 hole. The span of the pin is 3-1/2 inches. Or another option my contact suggested was to use a cable lock such as # 8428DPS. I do not recommend using the lock or the cable while towing the trailer though. Use the...
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  • Ram Truck Factory Puck System for 5th Wheel Hitches
  • The Ram OEM 5th wheel puck system, shown in the linked photo and article, was launched in 2013 so what you have in your truck is likely to be an aftermarket installation of some kind. These newer Ram trucks with the factory prep can directly accept a specialized 5th wheel hitch such as the B&W # BWRVK3600 or the Curt # C16545-16021. Such hitches drop right into those factory pucks, allowing you to completely remove the hitch for a clear bed when necessary for cargo. Without seeing the...
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  • List of 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches that Fit Directly in Factory Puck System in 2017 Ram 3500 Long Bed
  • I will be happy to help. There are numerous options for 5th wheel trailer hitches that will fit directly into the factory prep package on your 2017 Ram 3500 long bed. Below is a list of the options. I have also linked videos for each of the hitches. You can use: B&W Companion hitch # BWRVK3600 rated for 25,000 pounds Curt 25K hitch # C16049 Curt 24K hitch # C16545-16021 Curt 20K hitch # C16530-16021 or # C16044 Curt 16K hitch # C16520-16021 Reese 20K hitch # RP30160
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  • Comparing the Curt A25 and B&W Companion for a 2018 Ram 3500
  • The Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16046 is a great 5th wheel hitch but I believe it pales in comparison to the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch part # BWRVK3600. There are a few reason I feel this way. The first is that the A25 actually only has a 24,000 lb weight capacity whereas the Companion has a 25,000 lb weight capacity. This may not be as big of a selling point to some but if you will be nearing the weight capacity of the hitch then it will be best to have the added...
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  • Comparison of Curt Q25 with B&W Companion for Ram Towing Prep Package and Recommendation
  • I believe the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs # BWRVK3600 is a superior hitch to the Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs # C16049. The Curt hitch comes apart in different places and is held together with bolts and nuts. The Companion hitch is a sturdy welded base without any bolts and nuts. Both hitches allow you to remove the head from the base for easy loading and unloading. Il...
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  • B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch Compatibility with 2015 Ram 2500 with RamBox and Prep Package
  • The B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # BWRVK3600 is compatible with the Ram Factory Rail Kit and RamBox on your 2015 Ram 2500. I've attached a photo of that application to assist. You may also want to consider the 5th wheel wiring harness # 50-97-410 to an easy connection point and clean look.
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitches for Factory Pucks System in a 2018 Ram 2500 Long Bed
  • For your 2018 Ram 2500 long bed with the factory 5th wheel puck system the B&W Companion # BWRVK3600 is a direct fit. You could also use Curt hitch # C16049, # C16545-16021, or # C16046 rated for 24K, # C16044 or # C16530-16021 rated for 20K, or # C16520-16021 rated for 16K. Reese has hitch # RP30160 rated for 20K. The B&W hitch is the most popular but the Curt hitches have cushioned heads for improved ride quality. I have linked some video reviews for you.
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  • Weights of 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches Designed to Fit Factory Pucks on 2017 Ram 2500 Long Bed
  • We have a large selection of fifth-wheel hitches that will work well on your 2017 Ram 2500 with the 8 foot bed. Based on the hitches you were looking at, it appears that your Ram features the factory puck system. Please just let me know if this is not the case. I have listed below the weights of the hitches available that will attach directly to the factory pucks without the need for a separate adapter. Reese OEM 5th Wheel Hitch - 20K # RP30160: 186 pounds Curt Q24 - 24K # C16545-16021:...
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