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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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

  • 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.


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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BWRVK3600 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details BWRVK3600 Installation instructionsBWRVK3600 Installation InstructionsAlternate Instructions BWRVK3600 Installation instructions

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



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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   (708 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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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

Received my B*W Companion 3600 hitch today through UPS, it arrived in three boxes, one box had the base unit for my 2018 Ram 3500 puck system, one box had the two side pivot arms and the bolt kit package for the coupler head unit and the third box contained the coupler head unit. All the boxes arrived in good condition, many of the reviews that I read said the boxes were destroyed upon arrival and I was relieved that the hitch and boxes arrived in perfect condition. After watching a Youtube video from Big Truck Big RV "JD" (on the companion hitch) who is a partner of etrailer I decided to purchase from etrailer vs other suppliers due to the reviews and video that etrailer is the best to buy from and they are available to answer and assist if needed. It took me about 30 to 40 minutes to unbox, assemble and install the hitch, very easy to do. I mounted the side pivot arms directly center over the rear axle and at its lowest setting 17". This companion hitch is replacing a Demco slider hitch that I Purchased in Feb of 2019 (totally dissapointed in the Demco from day one hence already replaced). I have not towed with the companion hitch yet as it arrived today, I will update my review once I have some time on the hitch pulling my 38' triple axle 18,000lb 5er, I have a upcoming trip and looking forward to testing the companion hitch. So far I am impressed with the quality and it looks great too, the paint on the hitch appears to be very good quality and there are no bare spots, all the welds look of high quality. Sa far I give it 5 stars. 679455



- BWRVK3600
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Dodge Ram Pickup

Perfect hitch for the ram puck system. Plug and play, no adjustments needed. Keep a can of lithium grease and a grease gun handy. Recommend a lube plate too. Easy to maintain and keep clean. Fire under a bed cover too. 661566



- 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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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



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No problems. Easy installation. No chucking. Can do a 90 degree turn with the adjustments this hitch has. 728053



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Dodge Ram Pickup

The hitch is everything I wanted. Easy to install and adjust. Instructions are very simple and straightforward. After more than a year of use, it still looks and functions like new. I would recommend it to anyone with a Ram equipped with the factory puck system. 725830



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Dodge Ram Pickup

Great hitch Using on a factory prepped Ram 3500, and fits perfectly Build quality is as excellent Would certainly buy again 723253



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Shipping was prompt. All boxes arrived intact-no damage. I watched the install videos and was ready to install in my 2019 Ram 3500. I was working alone and the base is heavy but I was able to get it into the truck bed while still in the box by using a appliance truck to move and as a ramp. I took my time and adjusted two legs for position and height. Now waiting to road test with my 5th wheel! 720638



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Just installed the B&W fifth wheel hitch it was very easy process very fast shipping all & all very happy and satisfied. 720357



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2018 Ram 3500

The hitch is well built and easy to install. Form fit and function are excellent. I plan on using it to haul a 37 foot toy hauler. Will send pictures later. 719913



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Outstanding design, fit and quality. Customary eTrailer fast and accurate fulfillment. 719399



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Dodge Ram Pickup

First I bought a reese adp hitch for a Ram Pick up , The hitches did not work so I talked to my sales person and she rec-amended B&W hitch . This hitch went in with little problems the adjustment for everything was very easy to take care of. I have not pulled my 5th wheel yet as I have been very busy. Dick in Liverpool 718011



- BWRVK3600
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Easy install, fit right in the factory puck system without any adjustments. Base is very sturdy. It arrived on time and every correspondence with etrailer has gotten almost instant response. 717615



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2019 Ram 3500

Purchased on-line through etrailer, quick order placement on B&W fifth wheel hitch. Order placed and hitch shipped same day. Very quick deliver via UPS, everything was received as promised; absolutely no issues as this was a very heavy shipment. Installed hitch in Ram in about an hour as instructions were straight forward and the quality and build of the hitch is an A++. 712005



- BWRVK3600
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this is a well made product,highly recommend this fifth wheel.it works very well and installing it was easy.right out of the box and to the truck 711026



- BWRVK3600
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I absolutely love this hitch. I pull a 42-foot fifth wheel toy hauler with no problem. The best thing about it is when I'm not towing I can have it out of the back of my truck in about 10 minutes. 708166



- BWRVK3600
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Easy Install with a couple guys lifting it! 702958



- BWRVK3600
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BMW

I just received my BMW companion fifth wheel hitch today. I ordered it on Thursday after work approximately 4 p.m. . A day and a half for shipping! Unbelievable! Mariah was the customer service rep that helped me. This being my first fifth wheel hitch I had no idea what I needed. She took her time to answer all my questions and research into whatever things I might need. I ended up getting the hitch and a Lube plate so I won't have to mess around with grease. I have ordered from etrailer.com in the past and their service is unparalleled. Their prices are great. And their customer service is outstanding! I'll probably be needing some tires for my fifth wheel so you know where I'll be shopping. 696223



- BWRVK3600
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Just installed my 5th wheel. (mechanically inclined) 30 minutes and done. Whoever thought of the puck system in the newer trucks is a genius! BW made this bad boy heavy duty. Was all I could do to lift frame in place. Put in place loosened all bolts and it fit in place like a glove. Torqued bolts and cannot wait to get my new toyhauler hitched up!! 695298



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2018 Dodge Ram Pickup

High quality strong, solid hitch for use on a 2018 Ram 3500 4X4 SRW. Assembly and installation was exactly as instructions and videos show. 693183



- BWRVK3600
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Always nerve racking buying something with out seeing it, but the reviews were stellar for a reason. Easy to install, about an hour. It’s really heavy, so if you have a back issue get a buddy. It attaches to the truck perfectly, it attaches to the trailer perfectly, no guesswork, no wondering if it’s latched. I would buy this hitch over any other one hands down. Take my money. It’s easy to maintain, and your buddies will kick themselves for not buying one. 691131



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2014 Ram 3500

Product arrived quickly in good shape. In fact I ordered the hitch on a Monday afternoon about 2 est. Etrailer actually sent me an email apologizing for not getting it shipped out that day( now that is customer service). I have not installed the hitch yet. I will do a follow up review after I install and use the hitch. So far every time I have dealt with etrailer they have been beyond professional. I recommend them highly. In this world of I don’t care attitudes it’s nice to see a company that puts customers ahead of everything else. Keep up the good work! 678388



- BWRVK3600
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Noticed a huge difference over my prior hitch the first time I towed with it. No more slop in the hitch thanks to the thicker jaws, and much quieter than my prior hitch. The hitch is heavy, and pinning the jaws open to unhitch can be a pain, but those “disadvantages” are by far offset by the quality of the hitch. I had to call B&W when I bought the hitch because a couple of parts were missing - they couldn’t have been better to deal with, and bent over backwards to ensure I was a satisfied customer. They certainly care about their product. 675491



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Excellent quality! Highly recommend this hitch! Thank you 675294



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2018 Ram 3500

Great hitch and very easy to install around one hour with the grandkids helping papa, using it to pull a 2020 montana, 675030



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2017 Ram 3500

Originally was pulling a slightly smaller trailer with a short bed pickup and using a Pullrite auto slider that I was very happy with. Now pulling a 40’ Solitude 16k gvwr trailer with a 17 Ram 3500 DRW. Went with the B & W Companion Puck mount. It is a solid hitch with no rattles/clunking. I am using it in the lowest forward position and plenty of clearance between bed and 5th wheel. Also have. 50 gallon Transfer Flow tank in bed and there is still bed space between tank and hitch. 673228



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Hitch is great still mad about the ridiculous shipping charge I had to pay tho 666556



- BWRVK3600
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Want to know if this is a good product? You be the judge: From 2016 through 2018, and almost 130,000 miles pulling a 10,000-lb Wally-Mo 4-car trailer loaded with as many as 4 cars weighing as much as 20,000-lbs total and, pulling these loads throughout the 48 states including the Rockies (that's more than a gross vehicle weight of 38,000-lbs), this 5th wheel has not failed yet. The Dodge Ram with the 6.7 diesel and 6-speed manual is worn out but that 5th wheel is still in good shape. What more can I say? I would most certainly recommend this purchase. 662389



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2019 Dodge Ram Pickup

Just installed it on a 2019 Ram 3500. Took about 30 minutes. Nice looking solid piece and made in the USA! 657662



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2019 Dodge Ram Pickup

I have a 2019 Ram 2500 with RamBox and had the dealer install the puck system in it. I paired this hitch with a Reese Airborne Sidewinder and it works great. I had to loosen the pilot assemblies and adjust them slightly to get it to slide into the puck system, but other than that the install was a breeze. It's very heavy, but one person can move it if you really need to. It's much easier with two people though. Very happy with this hitch so far. Shipping was very fast. The hitch arrived earlier than estimated. 652338



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2018 Dodge Ram Pickup

After wrestling with what type of 5th wheel hitch to install in a 2018 Ram with the puck system, I decided to order a new B&W Companion hitch designed for the puck system. I had used a Companion in the past for the turnover ball, and had great success with that system, but the base would not fit the newer Ram factory install. A word about the order. I was surprised when told an order this heavy and bulky could be delivered free in 3 days. And sure enough, it got here in the time frame. The primary box containing the frame was not in great shape, but this was understandable given the distance traveled. All the parts, however, were in perfect condition. There is a modest amount of assembly required, which is generally well described and illustrated. I would have appreciated a little more description regarding the front of the frame and the arm positioning, but that could have just been me. Having read a previous install description with pictures, made these steps easier. The base is heavy - approximately 130 pounds, and awkward to handle given the size needed to fit the wide puck spacing used by Ram. Realistically, for most people, getting the base in and out is going to require some assistance. However, the unit components all fit well, are solid, and built to last. Getting the base into the puck holes required some adjustments with both the feet cap screws and the castle nuts, but after adjustments and seating, all fit and operated well as designed. The most significant problem of the install occurred trying to locate the last lynch pin for the feet seating. I knew we had all four originally, but after inserting the base, could only locate 3. We looked in every nook and cranny, and even on the frame below the opening for the gooseneck ball, all to no avail. Just about the time I had decided it would require a trip to the hardware store to pick up one, there it was, stuck in the large piece of cardboard we had used to initially place the base on the truck bed before scooting it into place. The pin had gone under the cardboard, then got stuck when we were sitting on it adjusting the screws and castle nuts for the seating. The pin did not fall out when we pulled the cardboard back out, and made for some comic relief when we saw it stuck at the top of the cardboard. That was the most time consuming portion of the install, and with that the process took about 90 minutes. I used the unit to transport the 5th wheel, and as expected, the B&W hitch worked smooth and flawlessly. I would love to have the far more lighter hitch I was considering, but with all said and done, I am confident the right decision was made with the solid B&W hitch. 644336



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2018 Dodge Ram Pickup

The hitch fit perfectly in my 2018 ram 3500 dually with no problems. I am a full time RV'er and the locking handle makes it easy to load and unload. I recommend this hitch to everyone I talk to. Can handle a 18000 lbs. 5th wheel with no problem easy instructions for getting the adjust right for towing the unit level 642163


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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2018 or 2019 Ram 3500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • For a 2018 or 2019 Ram 3500 with the factory rail kit pucks, I recommend the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider # BWRVK3670 if your have a 6-1/2 foot bed. If you have the 8 foot bed I recommend the fixed # BWRVK3600. These are both excellent hitches that are designed specifically for your truck. This Companion hitch sets itself apart from the competition with the 1 inch thick dual jaws as well as the fact it is made in the USA. These hitch options offer cam action...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch for Lifted 2016 Ram 2500 With Factory Prep Package
  • Those are good questions and we can definitely help you out. First, let's start with the height, and as you can see by the accompanying diagram, you will need at least 5 to 6 inches above your rails and to the underside of the loft. You also need to make sure you are towing as level as possible. Due to this, you will need a hitch that has a low height setting, and the fact that your 2016 Ram 2500 has the factory prep package (which will have pucks in the bed) is great because inches matter...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Rated for 25K for a 2018 Ram 3500 with Factory Puck System
  • B&W does have a hitch that is rated at 25,000 pounds gross trailer weight and it fits the factory puck system in your 2018 Ram 3500. It is the Companion hitch # BWRVK3600. I have linked a video of the hitch for you.
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Cover Compatible with B&W Companion for Ram OEM Pucks
  • For the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs # BWRVK3600 we don't have a specific cover from the manufacturer. We do have the Classic Accessories Cover for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 24" x 24" x 18" - Black # CA80116 which will cover the hitch in the manner shown in the attached photo or the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Cover # RP30055. I've attached a photo of a low profile companion with that cover to assist. Unfortunately we don't...
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  • Compatibility of B&W Companion Head Between Different Bases for Different Vehicle Manufacturers
  • The B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs # BWRVK3600 will allow you to utilize the same hitch head with any of the B&W Companion bases. It will be compatible with the B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck base # BWRVB3500 or slider base # BWRVB3405 as well as others listed below. You will want the sliding style base for any truck that has a 6-1/2 foot bed. Long bed trucks will use the fixed base and any bed under 6 feet will require a fixed base...
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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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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2016 Ram 2500 with RamBox and 6’-4” Bed
  • Because you have the RamBox on your 2016 ram 2500 short bed, you will need to use a fixed mounted hitch and a Sidewinder pin box. That is the only combination that works for the RamBox to give you turning clearances by moving the pivot point back 22 inches so you don't have contact between the RamBox and the pin box on your trailer when turning. I've attached an article to assist. For your 5th wheel hitch, I recommend the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package...
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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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  • Replacement B&W Companion Hitch Base for a 2018 Ram 3500 with Factory Prep Package
  • We do have some different options when it comes to a base for the B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch that is compatible with your 2018 Ram 3500. If you have a 6-1/2' bed you will want to go with the slider base so that you can avoid trailer-to-cab damage when making tight turns. That is listed as part # BWRVB3670 on our site. For an 8' bed you will just need a stationary base which can be found as part # BWRVB3600 on our site. You can order one of the used stationary bases that is currently...
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  • Shipping Weights of B&W and Reese 5th Wheel Hitches
  • B&W's awesome Companion 5th wheel hitch # BWRVK3600 for the Ram factory prep package, shown in the linked video, has a shipping weight of 216-lbs, and about 10-lbs of this is packing material. The base portion alone # BWRVB3600 has a shipping weight of 142-lbs (so figure about 135-lbs net) and the head portion alone # BWRVC3006 has a shipping weight of 74-lbs (so figure about 70-lbs net). The Reese 5th wheel hitch # RP30160 for the Ram OEM package has a shipping weight of 186-lbs so...
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  • Which B and W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch Fits 2016 Ram 3500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • For your 2016 Ram 3500 with the factory fifth wheel rail kit in the bed of the truck. The B and W Companion hitch part # BWRVK3600 is a confirmed fit and would work well. Now since you have the # BWRVK3500 already what you can do is remove the head of that hitch and install it on the base assembly part # BWRVB3600 and you essentially will have a # BWRVK3600.
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  • Will the Fixed B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch RVK3600 Fit a 2018 Ram 3500 Short Bed
  • Yes, the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch part # BWRVK3600 will fit your 2018 Ram 3500 with the 6-1/2' bed if you have the factory prep package. However, in order to allow for sufficient turning clearance between the cab of the truck and loft of the trailer during a 90 degree turn you will also need to use a rotating pin box like the Sidewinder 5th Wheel King Pin with Rotating Turret part # RP61421. If you need one of these just let me know which pin box you have on your trailer now (brand/model...
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  • B&W Companion Hitch and Head Position Recommendation for 2017 Ram 3500 Towing Trailer w Sidewinder
  • If the trailer sits nose high currently then you'd want to go with the lower height setting for the head of the B and W Companion for Ram OEM rail kit # BWRVK3670 to help allow the trailer to sit level. Since you have a Sidewinder pin box you really don't need a slider hitch since the Sidewinder is designed to provide the additional clearance. So instead the hitch you'd want is the part # BWRVK3600. If you already have the Slider Companion you can still use it but you have to leave it in...
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  • Is a Custom Wedge Required for the B&W Companion OEM While Being Used with the Sidewinder
  • Yes, the 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for B&W Fifth Wheels part # SWW-06 will be needed with the Sidewinder 5th Wheel King Pin with Rotating Turret part # RP61421 when used with your B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch part # BWRVK3600. If you have not used a rotating pin box before then the only real difference in regards to operation is that you will need to align the truck as straight as possible when you couple the two together. This is going to ensure that the wedge gets seated inside...
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  • Sidewinder and Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for New Ram Towing Vilano 5th Wheel
  • Since your 5th wheel trailer has a Lippert 1621 pin box there is a Reese Sidewinder that will fit it as part # RP61420. This will allow a short bed truck like yours to make tight turns but you'll have to have a fifth wheel hitch installed in the factory rail kit. For that the best option is the B and W Companion hitch part # BWRVK3600 with the custom wedge part # SWW-06. This hitch with the Sidewinder will give you the best fifth wheel towing setup around! The Companion is very easy...
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  • Maintenance Greasing of B&W Companion Hitch Head
  • On the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs # BWRVK3600, the moving components of the locking jaws need to be lubed but the pin does not need lube. These jaws are the only part of the hitch that requires grease for maintenance other than the puck locks where the mechanism needs to turn. I recommend the LubriMatic White Lithium Grease - 12 oz. Spray # L11363 as needed to keep the jaw and springs working correctly as well as those locking...
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  • Can a B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch from a Chevy Silverado Fit a 2018 Ram 3500 Long Bed
  • The part number you provided, which in our system is # BWRVB3500, is just the replacement base for the standard Companion hitch which is # BWRVK3500. If they are selling just the base then you will also need the head which is # BWRVC3006. Your 2018 Ram 3500 would also need to have a B&W gooseneck hitch installed to use the Companion. For your truck it is # BWGNRK1314. If you have the factory installed gooseneck hitch then the Companion hitch and base listed above will not fit. Instead...
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  • Hoist to Remove B&W Companion from Truck Bed and is Sidewinder Compatible With Any Type of Adapter
  • Let's start with the hoist to remove the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3600 from your Ram 2500 and you can absolutely use the B&W 5th Wheel Lifting Device # BWRVXA3130 with the Viking Solutions Rack Jack II Hoist with Winch for 2" Hitches # 310-VRJ001 for this. People use this hoist for all types of things, from generators to hitches (like you see in the accompanying photo) and is a great option for much easier removal of the hitch from the bed than trying to manually lift it, even...
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  • Can the Head Unit of the B&W Companion Hitch Be Used on a Base for Pucks on a 2017 Ram 2500/3500
  • Yes! The head unit of your B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3500 is part # BWRVC3006. When combined with the Slider Base # BWRVB3670 this will give you the sliding hitch # BWRVK3670 for a short bed and when you combine it with the Base # BWRVB3600 it will give you the stationary hitch # BWRVK3600 for a long bed. Both the sliding base # BWRVB3670 and the stationary base # BWRVB3600 install in the puck system on your 2017 Ram 2500/3500 instead of the center gooseneck hitch ball receiver.
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  • Recommendations to Lock the Head and Base Units of the B&W Companion on a 2018 Ram 3500
  • I do have a way for you to secure the head unit of the B&W Companion # BWRVK3600 for when you leave your 2018 Ram 3500 with the 8' bed but B&W actually doesn't have a specific lock for it. The saddle pin # BW3025-119A is used to normally secure the head unit to the base and it has a 1/2" diameter and about 3-1/4" of usable space. To lock the head to the base I recommend using the Kuat Bike Rack Hitch Lock # H102-004 which has a diameter of 3/8" and about 3-1/2" of usable space. Please...
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  • What is Fifth Wheel Towing Capacity for 2017 RAM 2500 Mega Cab 4x4
  • Figuring out the towing capacity of a truck can be a bit confusing. But when Ram set the towing capacity of your truck at either 16,100 lbs for the manual transmission or 17,170 lbs for auto they took into account all of the weight factors like payload. So since the SandPiper 372 LOK, weighs 12,962 dry and has a GVRW of 15,500 you would be fine. Lets say you have a short bed truck with the factory rail kit. The hitch you'd want is the part # BWRVK3670 which will fit the rails and...
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