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B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20K

B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20K

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Specially designed to attach to the receivers in your factory 5th-wheel towing prep package, the slider base on this hitch helps eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. Dual-jaw hitch removes without a trace for full bed access. Call 800-298-8924 to order B and W fifth wheel part number BWRVK3670 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 Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20K. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.
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B and W Fifth Wheel - BWRVK3670

  • B and W
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Sliding Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch Only
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 17 - 19 Inch Tall
  • Double Pivot
  • 5000 lbs TW
  • 12 Inch Fore/Aft Travel

Specially designed to attach to the receivers in your factory 5th-wheel towing prep package, the slider base on this hitch helps eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. Dual-jaw hitch removes without a trace for full bed access.


  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
    • Works with factory-installed 5th-wheel towing prep package from Ram
  • Built-in slider provides clearance required for your short-bed pickup to turn safely at slow speeds
  • Rail-free design allows for full access to truck bed when hitch is removed
  • 1" Thick dual jaws provide 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact
    • Less rattle and more security than slide-bar jaws
  • Cam-action latching handle helps prevent binding
    • Simple to release, even on unlevel terrain
    • Lockable to secure trailer to hitch - padlock sold separately
  • Fully articulating head eases hookup and helps to limit chucking
    • Pivots front-to-back and side-to-side
  • 3 Height settings to fit your application
  • Quiet, rattle-free ride with polyurethane bushings
  • Quick, simple installation
    • Drops into the 4 receiver pucks that are built into your factory underbed rails
  • Gray powder coated steel is corrosion resistant
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: 2013 and newer Ram trucks with factory-installed towing prep package
  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 5,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 17" - 19"
  • Travel: 12" front to back
  • Slider footprint: 43" long x 37" wide
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

Quiet, Secure Ride

The 1" thick jaw on the Companion is precision machined to provide a tight, sturdy connection. And unlike slide-bar models, the rounded 2-piece jaw on this fifth-wheel trailer hitch inhibits rattle and movement by securely wrapping around your trailer's king pin, resulting in easier hookup and a safer, quieter ride.

B&W Companion Bushings

In addition to the sturdy jaw, the Companion has durable polyurethane bushings built in to provide a smoother, more comfortable towing experience. These bushings sit on top of the pivot arms that support the fifth-wheel head. Because the head is resting on a padded area, it is able to pivot without clanking. The ability of the head to pivot - both front to back and side to side - along with the trailer also helps to limit the chucking that may occur with a more static hitch.

Non-Binding Latch Handle

The dual jaw on the Companion is operated by a simple-to-use cam-action handle. This handle allows you to quickly and easily release the jaws on the hitch, even if you are on uneven terrain. If any binding does occur between your truck and trailer, the jaws may remain closed after you move the handle to the open position. But because the handle is unlatched, there is nothing keeping the jaws closed except for the binding pressure. Therefore, simply driving your truck forward will be enough to force the jaws to open.

The cam-action handle is held in the closed position with the included pin and clip. For extra security, you can replace the pin with a sturdy padlock. The shackle on the lock you choose should have a diameter of 5/16", height of 3", and a width of 2-1/4".

Built-In Slider

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

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

Installation of the B&W Companion OEM Slider

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 some additional cab clearance.

To adjust either the height of the hitch or the fore/aft positioning, just attach the hitch's pivot arms in the desired location on the base.

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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BWRVK3670 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details BWRVK3670 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2014 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2013 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2014 - 2019 Ram 2500 6-1/2 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2013 - 2019 Ram 3500 6-1/2 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

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Video of B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20K

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

Video Transcript for B and W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch Review

Today we're gonna be taking look at the BMW Companion OEM fifth-wheel trailer hitch with slider for the Ram towing prep package. Part number is DWRVK3670. Now this companion fifth-wheel is designed to go directly into the Ram puck system, so we can get a fifth-wheel hitch put in the bed of the truck that does offer a slider without any bed modifications. That's really key I think, about the puck system and being able to get something like this put in your bed very quickly. Now something that really sets this sliding set up apart from any others is the distance that it actually travels. With this one we've got a very easy to operate lever here on the side. Just gonna slide that into the unlocked position and this gives us a full twelve inches of travel. We'll then move that handle back into the locked position.

We're gonna be ready to move around the campsites. Now in the rear position, it's only designed for your slow speed navigating around parking lots and things like that. Whenever we're ready to travel, get back on the road, unlock position again. As we'll back up towards our camper, this is gonna come forward, lock our arm down and, as you can see, it's one of the smoothest operating systems forward and back that there is. When you receive this, the entire base is gonna be one piece. So your arms are already symmetrical, they're already lined up with each other, so there's not gonna be any of that binding that you can sometimes experience with a lot of other slider hitches out on the market today. Now this fifth-wheel's really been thought out when it comes to connecting and disconnecting. It's designed to pivot side to side and forward and back.

So even in uneven terrain or if we're on a slight hill, we should have no problems with disconnecting from the fifth-wheel. We've got our release handle here. It's got a pin with the clip attached to hold it in place, but you can also use a pad lock that would have a quarter inch shank on it to go through the hole and secure it so you cannot detach the camper from the hitch. Then all you have to do is pull that forward. You'll see how those gold 00:02:10 jaws are gonna open up. Once we back in, that's gonna be forced close and we can reconnect our pin. Now this is gonna give 360 degrees of contact around our king pin.

That's gonna give us a nice secure fit and it's gonna prevent some of that moving around that we used to get. Older style fifth-wheels just had a single bar that came across and that created a lot of wear. With the new 360 fit we're not gonna have that wear, which will reduce chucking. As that system ages we're not gonna have any play in there that we'll have to worry about. Now this is also one of the quietest fifth-wheel heads out there on the market. Not only at each pivot point here, do we have rubber, but also in the side to side.

So that's gonna help absorb many of the vibrations that traditionally we're sent into the truck where you'd feel them in the cab. When in position, you can see our handle is gonna operate very smoothly. Sometimes you'll have to press down on that bolt just slightly. Then we can secure it either with the pin and clip or, again, you could use a padlock with a small diameter shank to go through that hole as well. That would keep the companion and slider attached to your truck. It couldn't be removed by a potential thief. Now on each side of the head you've got a pin. It's held in place by a clip. By removing those, we can then pull up on the two black handles on each side of the head. If we give it a wiggle a little bit, we can get that to come off. This is gonna help us when removing it so we don't have to lift up all the weight at the same time. With that off, again here, you can see those rubber bumpers we we're talking about, that helps to keep the system nice and quiet. Now the BMW Companion's constructed of very heavy duty high quality steel. It also has a nice gray powder coat finish that keeps that nice and protected, so we don't have to worry about corrosion. All of this is constructed right here in the United States, so you can take pride in knowing that. As far as weight capacities go, we've got a 20,000 lb gross trailer weight rating. That'll be the total weight of your trailer and anything that you might have loaded in it. It also gives us a vertical load limit, or the maximum downward force we can put here on the top, of 5,000 lbs. As far as weight capacities go, we've got a 20,000 lb gross trailer weight rating. That'll be the total weight of your trailer and anything that you might have loaded in it. It also gives us a vertical load limit, or the maximum downward force we can put here on the top, of 5,000 lbs. Definitely though, you'll want to check out the owners' manual of your vehicle to see what it's rated for and not exceed that. Now we've seen the rubber pivot points inside of the head here. That's for the front to back. You'll notice here on the passenger side just underneath the head we've got a shock absorber. That attaches down to the base and that's gonna keep it centered in the flat position until it needs to tilt one way or another. This will then either contract a little bit or expand a little bit, allowing for that movement, but keeping it nice and rigid as we travel. Now we'll begin by getting our slider base put into the puck system. We want to have all four of our puck levers completely open. That means they're sticking out. That'll have the tab sitting cross ways of the bed and we'll place it down and in at all four locations. Once that's down in position, we'll press down on our bolt and rotate our lever. That's gonna lock that tab down in that puck system. We'll do that on all four corners and we'll have our slider base secured in place. Now we can put in the head support arms. You can see there's four holes. We've got four bolts that go in each side with a lock washer. With the holes that we have inside of the slider itself, we can adjust the height anywhere from about 19 inches to the top of our king pin down to about 17. We're gonna set ours right in the middle at the 18 mark. We'll thread four bolts into the appropriate hole locations, into the pre threaded holes that we have in the slider base. Now these arms you can see are also offset. These can be installed with the straight side towards the rear to have our king pin set directly over the axle or, if we reverse them, we'll be moving it forward two inches. Once we have all eight of these started, we're gonna snug them down and torque them to the specifications listed in the instructions. Now we'll get the leveling kit installed. Need to attach the spring to the clip. We're gonna use a quarter inch bolt and nylon lock nut for that. We're gonna tighten this down with a 7/16 wrench and socket, just so it's snug. We still want that wire to be able to rotate. Now we're gonna bring this closest to the cab and we want the top edge of that spring to be sitting about a half inch below our rubber bumper. Then we'll tap that on the arm with our hammer. Just like that. Now we can grab our head and we're gonna sit it right down on those pivot arms. Once that's in place, we'll bring our pins through and secure it with our clips. Now we'll install our handle. We want to pull the pin out, slide the handle assembly in. The three holes are gonna line up. On the two holes closest to the middle of the truck we'll put through a cap screw and we're gonna finish that up on the bottom with a hex nut. Now we'll get those tightened down. For the head, we're using the 7/32. For the nut, we're using the 9/16. At that point, our fifth-wheel is gonna be ready for use. That's gonna complete our look at the BMW Companion OEM fifth-wheel trailer hitch with slider for the Ram towing prep package. Part number DWRVK3670.

Customer Reviews

B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20K - BWRVK3670

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (725 Customer Reviews)

Specially designed to attach to the receivers in your factory 5th-wheel towing prep package, the slider base on this hitch helps eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. Dual-jaw hitch removes without a trace for full bed access.

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Honda Pilot

Zero adjustments needed to the pilot assembly, base aligned perfectly and dropped right in. Made minor tension adjustments to 2 latch cams with castle nut. Easy assembly, slider moves easily with just hand pressure. Great product! Looking forward to pulling our 36’ fifth wheel with the new hitch. 549847

Fifth wheel hitch I purchased a year ago is working fine. Still no slack in jaws, hook up and unhook is a breeze. Highly recommend to anyone looking to buy a fifth wheel hitch.
Lowell - 08/04/2019


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2017 Ram 2500

Does not operate very smoothly. You really need to slam it in when sliding back or forward to get latch to lock. Called Factory and was told to flip over and lube rollers. Not much better. Had to do over again would look at other products. Not impressed! 579492

According to the tech services folks at B&W, what you are describing happens most often with an air-ride or cushioned pinbox. The small amount of give when force is transferred from the kingpin to the hitch itself can prevent the slider mechanism from locking into place in the fore or aft position without a little extra force. B&W tells me that this is normal, and wont harm the hitch or the pinbox. If you do not have a cushioned or air-ride pinbox, please get back with us and we and B&W will investigate this further.
-- Mike L - 11/03/2018


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2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

I am very pleased with this hitch, it fit into the prepped bed of my 2016, 2500 Ram perfectly. This is one heavy duty hitch, made very well. The people at B&W definitely know how to make a hitch. It is heavy (weight wise) but I use a overhead winch to lift in and out of my truck bed, works great. I wanted the best and with this hitch I got it. 489918

Still works great after 13,000 miles towing with this hitch over varied roads. Would buy again if need.
Carl - 03/28/2019


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Dodge Ram Pickup

I've purchased three 5th wheel hitches #1 was Reese (it sucked) #2 BW fixed that I gave to my Grandson #3 BW slider for my (short bed RAM) My oldest boy purchased a new GMC with a dealer installed a BW They're eng'r and fabricated the way all hitches should be 526757

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2018 Dodge Ram Pickup

Easy to install if you are comfortable drilling holes into your metal bed. Is just 1 hole, 2 inches. Plug and play. Haven't connected trailer but i have no reason to think it won't work. In bed 5th wheel electrical connector. Installed on a 2018 ram 2500, short bed. 5th wheel hitch, is amazingly sturdy. Love it, can't wait to tow with it 607381

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Great product for towing my fifth wheel trailer, easy and fun to assemble and installing, highly recommend the etrailer website and their assistance department people I’m very happy and satisfied. Two thumbs up 737821

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Delivery was just 4 days after the order was made. Very well packaged in only two boxes with shrink-wrap all around and placed on a pallet. Instructions were very clear, but check put the install video on etrailer.com makes the installation simple... 732726

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Arrived right on schedule. It’s heavy so took two of us to get in truck. Installed fairly easy, had to loosen up some bolts for it to go into two of the pucks. Looks like a great setup. 728708

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Install was relatively easy with only minor adjustments required. Very solid unit with minimal slop in slide mechanism which results in some additional weight, but overall, highly recommended! 727112

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Great engineering. Easily installed but need two people to lift. 726802

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Except for being heavy this hitch couldn’t be easier to install! I needed help getting the base into the truck. So far I’ve only pulled our trailer about 60 miles. It was very very smooth, no chucking, easy to hook and unhook! Looking forward to years of reliable use. 726712

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Dodge Ram Pickup


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I researched most of the hitches for fifth wheel pulling and extremely glad I decided on the B&W line. It has worked perfectly. Would recommend Etrailer and B&W 678292

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This is a very well made product and etrailer was extremely helpful in helping me make my decision! Thank you. 661034

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2018 Dodge Ram Pickup

Love my B & W 5th wheel hitch... The B & W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch with Slider works perfectly with my 2018 Ram 2500 with the factory installed tow package. Hitch fit perfectly into the puck system without needing any adjustments. Fast shipping along with great customer service is what keeps me coming back to etrailer. 649397

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Great product but also a great place to do business! etrailer.com is my go to for all truck and trailer needs! 635803

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Received my BWRVK3670 5th wheel hitch on time as promised, great service. Install was a snap about 1 hour used it for the first time about two weeks ago, it worked wonderful. I’m very happy with it, thank you e-Trailer for the recommendation and great service and best products. 617018

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Very good product, was shipped on study pallet so no damage at all to hitch. Hitch is very well built and heavy ! I fully expect to get many years of good service from this hitch. Kaylyn was very professional and pleasant to deal with on this purchase. Thank you! 613595

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Quality is what I expected. Very well built and works great! Would highly recommend to anyone needing a fifth wheel hitch as a one time investment/purchase as you will not need to buy another one sometime down the road. If I had anything to say that I didn’t like about it would be the weight. It’s very heavy and it would take 2 people to take in and out of truck bed. But, that was to be expected. Received within a week of ordering. Easy to order and price was the best I seen! Thanks etrailer!! 613239

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This hitch was as expected but the customer service at eTrailer is beyond fantastic. At some places the sale is the goal but here I feel that it is more the relationship with the customer. 612705

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Hitch is heavy duty. Solid mounting. Quiet during towing. Easy to take in and out. But would not want to lift by hand. Heavy, but that’s the price you pay for quality 595024

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Great quality and function, removes easily from truck with quick releases. 591729

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Two packages was delivered on time and in excellent condition, was very satisfied with it's condition, I installed it yesterday and can't wait to try it out! I have a 41ft toy hauler that should tell the story. 590271

Excellent! I drove truck for 43 years, so I know what a fifth wheel hitch should feel like,Im very satisfied with B&W
Richard l - 12/13/2019


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Very high quality product you can have confidence in. Heavier than I expected but I figured out how to install/ uninstall it by myself. 571727

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2017 Ram 2500

I am exttemely satisfied with this hitch. Happy I purchased it. 521162

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    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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  • 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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  • 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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    The tallest gooseneck ball for your 2018 Ram 2500 with the factory prep package is the B&W Ball and Safety Chain Kit for Ram Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # BWGNXA2062; you can see the difference in height between this and the Curt Ball and Safety Chain Loops Kit for Ram Underbed Gooseneck Hitch # C60618. You will need more than 5 inches and if the height of the B&W does not allow you to tow with the proper clearance, or tow level, I strongly recommend switching to a 5th wheel hitch,...
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2017 Ram 2500 with Rambox
    Yes, it is possible to tow a 5th wheel trailer with a 2017 Ram 2500 with RamBoxes. However, because of the of the RamBox feature not all 5th wheel products are compatible. In my opinion, I personally would not get the RamBox feature.The boxes will limit your hitch options and what components that are available will increase the over all expense of a 5th wheel hitch for a Ram with RamBoxes installed. I recommend getting the factory prep package without the RamBox. For this application,...
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    Generally speaking, 5th wheel towing is more comfortable than gooseneck towing because it has a different connection system and 5th wheel hitches typically have something built in to help reduce the chucking and jarring you can get when towing with an in-bed hitch. The advantage of a gooseneck system is that you don't have to mess with carrying a heavy hitch which means less things you have to be concerned about when getting ready for your camping trip. Since you have a 6-1/2' bed on...
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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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  • What is Weight of B&W Companion Slider Hitch for 2018 Ram 2500 Factory Rail Kit
    The B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ram Towing Prep Package # BWRVK3670 that fits the factory rail kit your truck has that you referenced weighs 303 lbs. That is quite a bit of weight to lift in and out of the truck bed but the head does come off of the hitch to make it a bit lighter weight. We also have a truck bed crane part # MT70238 which will fit the hitch of your truck and allow you an easier way to get the hitch in and out of the truck. You'll need the...
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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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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Ram 2500 Short Bed with OEM Rail Kit
    The fifth wheel hitch I recommend for your 2019 Ram 2500 short bed that has the OEM rail kit is the B and W Companion Slider for Ram rail kits part # BWRVK3670. This USA made hitch is widely considered by most RVers to be the best hitch you can tow a fifth wheel trailer with for a number of reasons. The biggest reason is the jaw design that holds the king pin of the trailer very tightly which translates into a very smooth and quiet ride quality. Also the slider mechanism of this hitch works...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Ram 3500 with Factory Rail Kit and Short Bed
    You'll need a slider hitch installed for your 2018 Ram 3500 since you have a short bed truck to give you the needed turning clearance. For a great slider hitch solution that fits the factory rail kit of your truck I recommend the B and W Companion Slider for Ram Rail Kit part # BWRVK3670. This is a USA Made hitch that is widely considered to be the nicest hitch on the market by RVers. It is very reliable, operates smoothly, and holds the king pin tightly for a very nice and quiet ride quality.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2018 Ram 2500 Mega Cab
    Assuming that your SuperGlide hitch is an ISR version that fits in industry standard rails you can use any of the custom installation kits available for the 2018 Ram 2500. Reese kit # RP50054-58 is a popular option. You will not have to drill into the truck frame for installation so install time is less than on universal or semi-custom kits. You could also use the similar B&W kit # BWRVK2602 or Curt kit # C16427-204. Again, no drilling into the frame is required. The easiest kit to...
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