B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

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  • B and W
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch Only
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 16-3/4 - 18-3/4 Inch Tall
  • Double Pivot
  • 5000 lbs TW
Specially designed to attach to the receivers in your factory 5th-wheel towing prep package, the Companion OEM features a dual jaw for excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact and a cam-action handle for simple release. Easily remove for full bed access. Call 800-298-8924 to order B and W fifth wheel part number BWRVK3700 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 Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.


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B and W Fifth Wheel - BWRVK3700

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 Chevy/GMC
  • 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: 2015 and newer Chevy/GMC trucks with factory-installed towing prep package
  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Tongue Weight: 5,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 16-3/4" - 18-3/4"
  • 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.



BWRVB3700 Replacement Base for B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Chevy/GMC

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This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2016 - 2019 GMC Sierra 2500 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2016 - 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2016 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2016 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg




Video of B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 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 - BWRVK3700 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the BMW Companion Dual Jaw OEM Fifth Wheel Hitch for the Chevy and GMC towing prep packages. This has a 20,000 pound weight capacity. Now this is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2015 and newer Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 trucks with the factory towing prep package. Now on any custom fit part I always like to recommend to go to our website, use our fit guide. Put in your year and model vehicle and it'll show you if this will work for your application.

Now this fifth wheel hitch will mount in your truck bed so that you can tow your fifth wheel trailer. It's a very quick, simple installation. Basically you just drop this base into the 4 receiver pucks that are built in to your factory under-bed rails. It uses a quad return quick-lock puck system that allows easy mounting and removal of the hitch. Basically, just to show you how that works, you'll notice the 4 handles on each corner. What you'll do is you're going to go to drop this into the truck bed, is just pull the pin and clip out a 1/4 of a turn.

You just rotate that handle it moves the tab a 1/4 of a turn. You do that on each corner and then it'll line up and drop right into the puck system that's in your factory towing prep package. Once it's dropped in all you do is rotate that a 1/4 of a turn back on each corner, put your pin through the base and then through the handle, clip it into place and you're all locked in ready to go. If you notice on each one there's a adjustment nut right here so you can actually tighten it or loosen it to take up any slack if there's any slack there. Now because it uses the puck system that's all under the bed it's a rail free design. That'll allow for full access bed when you remove the hitch from your truck bed.

The jaws on this are a 1 inch thick dual jaw, which provide a 360 degree jaw to kingpin contact, and because of that it'll give you less rattle, more security than the slide bar jaws. The handle to open the jaws is a cam action latching handle, helps prevent binding. Basically, to open it all you do is remove the pin and clip right here, and you'll see it's a cam action so as you rotate it back you'll notice the dual jaws will open up wide to accept the kingpin. When the kingpin slides in it'll push up against the back of these dual jaws, force the handle into position. It'll pull the line up and then all you have to do is drop your pin and clip back in and it's locked in ready to go and the dual jaws are securely around the kingpin. The head on this is a fully articulating head, it eases hook up, helps eliminate any chucking.

You can see it's front to back. Side to side is hard to see because there does have to be weight on it, but it does have side to side movement also. Another nice thing about this is the head rests on these polyurethane bushings here on the pivot arms, so it'll give you a nice quiet rattle-free ride. On the pivot arms I mentioned, they're sort of triangular shaped and they mount to the base. That's what the head will sit on the pivot arms. Basically, those pivot arms will give you 2 different horizontal positions to put them in. Since they're triangular shaped you can put them this way or you can flip them the other way, and what that does is gives you the 2 different positions. Basically, the one position will align this kingpin over the axle of your tow vehicle. The other one, if you flip it around will move the kingpin 2 inches behind the axle and give you extra clearance for your cab. Also when you mount them onto the base there's 3 rows of holes, so it'll give you 3 vertical height settings to fit your application also, because you want the hitch head . When you're towing you want your fifth wheel and your tow vehicle to be as level as possible, so you want to make sure your hitch head adjustment is just correct for that purpose. You can bolt it into 3 different vertical height settings. Now, to remove them, the other nice feature about this, it does make it easy for one person to remove this from the truck bed. Basically all you have to do, is there's 2 pins right here. If you pull the clip you can pull these pins out, you can see they're tethered. You can do the same over here and then you just lift up on these handles right here. That'll allow you to lift this off the polyurethane bushings and you can set it aside. Once that's removed it makes the base lighter, and there's 2 handle openings right here. You can pick up the base and pull it out also. It makes it pretty easy for one person to remove this from the truck bed. You just go ahead and slide the pin back through and put the clip in; that's what holds the head to the pivot arms. Now, this is a grey powder coated steel which is very corrosion resistant. This part is made in the USA. A few specs on this, the application is for 2015 and newer Chevy, GMC trucks with the factory installed towing prep package. Gross towing weight capacity is 20,000 pounds. The tongue weight or pin weight capacity is 5,000 pounds. I mentioned the hitch height adjustment, and that's measured from your truck bed to the top of the hitch head. Depending on where you bolt that to it'll give you, I mentioned there's 3 different vertical hitch height adjustments, from 16 3/4 inches to 17 3/4 inches to 18 3/4 inches. What I'm going to do now is I just want to demonstrate how the kingpin would slide into the dual jaws. What we're going to do is take the pin and clip off, open the cam action handle. You can see the dual jaws open up. Here's an example of what a kingpin would be like on your fifth wheel. When you're hooking up that's going to be sliding into the dual jaws. As it slides in, again, it's going to push back on this handle and when you have weight on it of course it will push that handle right up into position like that. The dual jaws wrap around the kingpin, drop your pin and clip in, and you're locked into position. Keeps the dual jaws around the kingpin. Then when you're ready to unhook just remove the pin and clip, slide your cam action latching handle and it'll move right from the hitch head. Now, on this cam action handle here the hole is large enough, it comes with the pin and clip attachment. The hole is large enough you could put a padlock through there if you want extra security. We do sell padlocks separately that you could use also. That should do it for the review on the BMW Companion Dual Jaw OEM Fifth Wheel Hitch for the Chevy, GMC towing prep packages with a 20,000 pound weight capacity.


Customer Reviews

B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs - BWRVK3700

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (641 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.

- BWRVK3700
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Delivery was fast packaged very well.easy install only took 30 to 45 mins can't wait to use it with our new grand design solitude 373 487941


Comments

Cant ask for anything better. Install and removes with ease hitching up and unhitching is great and tows like a dream. If your on the fence about what hitch to buy. This is the one

Bryan B - 03/23/2019

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- BWRVK3700
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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Great Hitch, secure latching and quiet on the road. (No Chucking, unlike the bolt on hitch in my last truck). It is relatively easy to remove and re-install - I'm 67! I have a small problem Unhitching when there is any pressure between vehicles, the jaws will not let loose unless holding the release lever open as I pull away. Item: BWRVK3700 Picture from: Spring 2018 598866



- BWRVK3700
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Overall quality of the product is excellent, very easy to hitch and unhitch. A couple of minor issues that would seem to be easy to correct, and would be consistent with such a high quality unit: The instructions were not too informative about how to attache the product arms to the base: it is quite awkward, even with two people. After completion, it would have been much easier to invert the base on a stand, and attach the arms 'upside down'. Having this in the instructions would have saved a lot of time and effort. The little spring clip that keeps the hitch head at a slight angle towards the trailer looks like an after thought, and here again, the instructions were weak. It indicates that the clip should be tapped on with a hammer, but this is, in fact, quite difficult to do. A better attachment system is called for, the only weak item on the entire hitch. 455680



- BWRVK3700
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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Purchased this per recommendation from Jared. This thing was a direct bolt in for my truck as he said it would be. Took me less than an hour to assemble and install. This hitch is incredibly heavy duty for my purposes of towing my new 5th wheel trailer. This thing is going to be instrumental over the next few years for me. Even took a picture with it looking good in my truck! 356821



- BWRVK3700
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Chevrolet

I installed the hitch in my 2018 Chevy 3500HD DRW last night took around an hour. overall the quality is very good on the B&W Companion hitch and it fits into the factory puck system perfect. I have it set on the highest setting but still have to hook up 5th wheel to see if this is correct position or not to give me the correct clearance. Looking forward to trying it out this weekend. The package arrived on time and no damage. 466120



- BWRVK3700
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2017 Chevrolet Silverado

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



- BWRVK3700
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I recently purchased a Curt A20 for GM Puck System and had a lot of noise issues from the hitch when starting and stopping. Curt claimed the spacing designed into the jaw system could make the noise or the factory brake controller is not programmed correctly to the weight of my trailer which is making the trailer to slam forward and then reverse. Curt also asked me to lock out my pin box (Rotaflex) to stop the potential over travel of the hitch head. I did lock out my pin box and it still made noise. Curt did send me a replacement head with no issues, but it unfortunately did not change the issue. At that point they told me there was nothing they could do if the hitch was within spec. It is performing to their design specifications. So....because I was not happy with the product, I decided to called etrailer and ordered a B&W Companion for the GM Puck system. They were extremely helpful with the order and it arrived very fast. I put it in the truck and connected the rv. Guess what no noise, no slamming. B&W did a great job in the design of this hitch to vertically eliminate any noises. I am so impressed with how quiet this hitch is that I should have strongly considered the B&W hitch in the first place. The price difference was difficult for me to justify initially, but now that I have had the two different hitches, it is more than worth the additional money. Overall, Curt tried to help me address the concern and makes good products. I believe the hitch would serve the purpose, but comparing it to the B&W, the B&W is definitely the best hitch I have experienced overall so far and etrailer is the place to get it from. 392973



- BWRVK3700
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My first fifth wheel and hitch so I've not experienced the bad. I'm no dummy when it comes to fabrication and welding - this puppy is a thing of beauty! Not recommended for frail old men humping it in and out, lol. I've used it a few times now and backed my wheeler up and into spots where it didn't belong, this unit didn't flinch. Zero noise back there and a breeze to load/offload from any angle and direction. Glad I did my homework. I like how I can lock the base with a simple padlock, just need to figure out a simple way to lock the upper on. Thanks etrailer! 574125



- BWRVK3700
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2018 Nissan Titan

I have a 2018 GMC 3500 6 1/2 foot bed with the factory fifth wheel prep package. I just bought this fifth wheel hitch and towed with it once but it fits perfectly and tows beautifully, is very well built and is USA made. MAGA!! I have it set over the axle and have plenty of clearance because of the tapered front cap on my trailer. No bucking of jerking like the Reese titan hitch I previously had although it was on a slider. Awesome hitch don't hesitate to buy it. 542128



- BWRVK3700
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I received my new B&W Companion Hitch Assembly and installed it on my new Truck. Perfect fit, and very easy to install. Plenty of clearance for my bed cover, so I can leave my hitch in place, when not in use. I appreciate the help from you guys in answering all of my questions, very helpful. I look forward to using my new hitch shortly. Thanks. 462805



- BWRVK3700
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2017 Chevrolet Silverado

I purchased this hitch to connect to the Chevy factory prepped 5th Wheel kit for a new 2017 Chev Silverado 3500 dually. My previous truck/ hitch combo (2015 Chev Silverado 3500 single axle 6.5’ bed w/ Reese Pro Series) used industry standard rails and there was quite a bit of movement in the entire hitch assembly and king pin area resulting in significant chucking on the horrible So. Cal. freeways. The B&W hitch was one of two recommended by the professionals at etrailer. I could not be happier. The hook-up is very easy & the overall operation of the hitch is much easier & simpler than my previous hitch. The 1” thick jaw makes a secure connection to the kingpin and the overall ride has smoothed out significantly. Great product so well liked that my son found a used one for sale and snapped it up for his rig. 504905



- BWRVK3700
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2018 GMC Sierra 3500

Ordering folks on the phone were polite, knowledgeable and professional. Hitch arrived with no damage. Super easy to install - by far the best 5th wheel hitch that I have ever seen! Will road test it soon. 574393



- BWRVK3700
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2017 GMC Sierra 3500

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



- BWRVK3700
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2005 Subaru Forester

Yes I sure will go write a review. I love that hitch and thanks to GMC making my truck hitch ready it's a breeze and I don't need all them bulky rails and junk in my bed. Also the way it flex's and shock absorbs with that big heavy camper I got it is soooooo nice! I got a few friends who have said "Golly you paid that much for a hitch?" But hey, you want quality you pay for quality. You pay cheap, you get cheap. Thanks for following up cause I sure forgot about doing a review. 574587



- BWRVK3700
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Sturdy with easy to follow instructions. Easy assembly and fit perfectly into OEM puck system with no issues. Great product that was purchased to replace another product that did not look nearly as sturdy. 665013



- BWRVK3700
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Product came as expected and was shipped and delivered very quickly. I recently just bought a new truck and had to order a new 5th wheel hitch. It looks great in the back of my new truck. I can't wait to go back and pick up my Toyhauler and bring it home. It was very easy to put together and easy to install in the truck. 663737



- BWRVK3700
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2019 GMC Sierra 3500

Super easy installation, clear instructions, true one hour or less install time. Highly recommend. 642055



- BWRVK3700
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Arrived on time and was easy to install. Look forward to trying it out on the road. 635190



- BWRVK3700
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Chevrolet

I really like the fifth wheel hitch. I have a 1 ton 4 door Chevy with the puck system which makes it easy to remove or install fifth wheel at any time when needed 635072



- BWRVK3700
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Every B&W product I’ve owned has been worth its weight in gold, and every one of them has performed its job flawlessly! This companion hitch is no exception. Keep up the great work B&W, and thank you etrailer for making every purchase I’ve done with you flawless as well. 628669



- BWRVK3700
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Pontiac Montana

After 6 months to a year finding a hitch, I decided to purchase the B&W. I reviewed several, talked to fifth wheel owners on what hitch they had, and the majority recommended the B&W. From it's easy to install and remove (if needed), how the hitch is built, It's heavy duty and looks like it's a hitch and rated for the 20k pounds compared to others out there on the market today, great customer service from both B&W and etrailer, I went with it for that reason. Now, after a year of use and 2 dozen pulls or so with it, no complaints. Had to make a small adjustment to it, to stop the "porpoising" affect, and after that, I have a nice smooth ride while towing our Montana 3700LK. 621650



- BWRVK3700
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Hitch was very easy to assemble, and install. Came in 2 boxes right on the day that they said it would. Looks very well built. Fit my vehicle perfectly. Doesn't seem loose at all. Have yet to pull with it, but, I think it will be quiet in the bed of the truck. 615647



- BWRVK3700
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This is my 3rd B&W hitch. They always work flawlessly. 615171



- BWRVK3700
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2019 Ram 3500

I purchased this for my Chevy 2019 3500. I had the factory pucks in the bed. I had a Reese hitch before this and this hitch is easier to unhitch my 5th wheel. Etrailer was great to work with. Always have been on every purchase I have made. 599543



- BWRVK3700
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Have used it extensively over the past year. Absolutely love it. Very heavy duty and holds the camper pin very tight. No more pin jerking back and forth at stops and starting, like my old pull pin hitch. Can recommend this quality hitch to anyone. 585563



- BWRVK3700
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Great fit and finish, another quality product from B&W. 572104



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2017 GMC Sierra 3500

This product which I have yet to use, (but will follow up with once I do) is a work of art. As a union sheet metal worker, I really appreciate this hitch being made here in America. I was pleased with the ease of minor assembly needed for shipping purposes. And the look of the final assembled unit. I have spent months watching, and reading reviews prior to my purchase. Like I said, I've yet to use it. But I'm sure with what it looks like in my truck, when I hook up to my 5th wheel, I feel very confident I'll have made the right choice. 565148



- BWRVK3700
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2017 GMC Sierra 3500

Love it; makes towing my fifth wheel a pleasure. This incorporates my puck system I. The truck bed... hopefully B&W will make one with a higher capacity in the near future. 564458



- BWRVK3700
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Bought this hitch after comparing different ones for GM's new puck system. Ordered on Sunday, received on Wednesday, installed same night. This is a very well built American made hitch. I am confident I will have years of trouble free towing my 27ft Toy hauler. 556962



- BWRVK3700
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the companion arrived in less than one week! As easy as the video makes it sound to install, installed by myself in less than 2 hours. High quality product . 552815



- BWRVK3700
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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

I received the fifth wheel hitch in just a few days super fast shipping. Everything was packaged really nice,no damage at all to the product. 538695



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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Appears to be a well made sturdy product. Installation was quick and relatively easy. Got to be strong enough to lift into your truck bed. Preferably get help but I am a 70 year old and was able to do it alone. Lighter than some designs. Jaw design appears to be very sturdy. 529875



- BWRVK3700
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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Fast shipping. A great hitch. 525385



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2018 GMC Sierra 3500

Easy to assemble everything fit well 518942



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2018 GMC Sierra 3500

I have absolutely no complaints with this hitch at all.I previously had a rail style hitch and the play it had in stop and go traffic was horrible.The companion hitch is a total different ride.No play and slop at all and very easy to install. 514329



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2018 Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited

I have owned B&W hitches for the past 10 years. I have recommended them to several truck owners who have taken my advice and purchased them and been very satisfied. If you plan to buy a fifth wheel or gooseneck ball hitch, this is the brand you want. I had some problems with the u-bolts on my companion hitch. I called the company and new ones were provided in two days at no charge. Very good company to work with. 511770



- BWRVK3700
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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

This GM factory under bed mount hitch is fabulous. I went from a Slider other brand to this and cannot believe how much better my 5th Wheel Redwood tows. No more clunking and severe jarring that I had been getting. This hitch is fabulous. 497654


Comments

It works great!! The B&W product quality and ease of use has exceeded all my expectations. Other 5th wheel hitches have no performed like this one. No noise or clunking when towing at all, Thank You B&W!

David L - 04/18/2019

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- BWRVK3700
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2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Great! Thank you. 496954



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2018 GMC Sierra 3500

Have not installed yet. E trailer is the place for anything related to trailers. Have shopped ere many times and never been let down. Keep up the good work, i am a customer for life. 494066



- BWRVK3700
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2018 GMC Sierra 3500

Everything arrived together. No damage to the contents and it was well packaged. Directions were easy to understand making assembly a breeze. I highly recommend this product. Great customer service too. 489745


Comments

Good Morning, I have put a lot of trips with the truck and trailer. Working with the B&W Companion hitch with the OEM puck system for the GMC truck has been awesome. I have had no flaws or issues with the hitch. Thanks for providing a dependable product to use. Thanks again.

Michael - 03/27/2019

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- BWRVK3700
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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

I received this item after three days from ordering, very fast shipping for an item this heavy, this morning I put it together and inserted it into the puck system of my and it fit like a glove, very happy so far. 453160



- BWRVK3700
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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Great 412527



- BWRVK3700
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2017 GMC Sierra 3500

Came as described, packaged well relatively easy to assemble. Have not towed with it yet, but appears to be well built. 404487



- BWRVK3700
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Excellent service fast shipping lifetime customer 400267



- BWRVK3700
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2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Great price, exactly what I ordered. Delivery was extremely fast. Will order more items in the near future. 394147



- BWRVK3700
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2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

First B&W hitch that I've owned. Very well built compared to previous hitches. I haven't installed it yet, but I'm sure I will be very happy. 379025



- BWRVK3700
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Excellent product. There is no doubt in my mind that B&W builds the best hitch on the market. Of course, they are a bit pricey but the quality is obviously better. Made in the USA too, which is a factor. Options are limited on hitches built for the GM factory system. If you want the best, choose B&W. 340615



- BWRVK3700
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Etrailer was informative, prompt and professional when I ordered my B&W Companion hitch. I recommend them highly. 330834



- BWRVK3600
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Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


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



- BWRVK3770
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Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


The hitch is great except that it has a tendency to not lock into place when putting it in the rear turning position. Sometimes needs to be slammed into position to get the handle to lock. Its very heavy! Must have two people to move the lower base section. I have a friend that has the Curt hitch and this hitch is much better in my opinion. It pulls a 38' Mobile Suite. 635218


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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD
  • The best fifth wheel hitch to fit your 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD with the factory rail kit is the B and W Companion part # BWRVK3700 for if you have a long bed or part # BWRVK3770 which is a slider for if you have a short bed. The Companion hitches are the best hitches around. They are very quiet, easy to use, and reliable. These have about 3 inches of vertical adjustment which is plenty for nearly all applications but if you need more the pin box of your trailer can also install in different...
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  • Can the B&W Companion # BWRVK3500 be Converted for Use on 2017 Silverado 3500 with Puck Package
  • We do have the Slider Base # BWRVB3770 if your 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 is a 6-1/2 foot bed or the Base # BWRVB3700 if you have an 8 foot bed. These are compatible with the factory prep package in your Silverado and will allow you to use the Companion hitch head from the B&W Companion Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter # BWRVK3500 that you already have. Instead of just replacing the base I recommend selling your entire Companion and using that money to offset the price...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch And Gooseneck Hitch For GM Factory Rail Kit In 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • The Chevy factory rail kit does not have any Reese brand 5th wheel hitches that currently fit it. B&W and Curt have hitches that will fit. I recommend the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs # C16064 or the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs # BWRVK3700 for your application. For a gooseneck hitch, the only option we have is the Curt Ball and Safety Chain Loop Kit for Factory...
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500 Towing 41-Foot 2017 Montana Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • That's a very nice set-up you have there and the best fifth-wheel hitch to add is the B&W Companion # BWRVK3500-5W which you would mount in the bed of your 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500 with the Custom Underbed Installation Kit # BWGNRK1016-5W. This is the set-up you would want to use if your Silverado did not have the factory fifth wheel rails with the pucks in the bed of your truck. If you did have that the Companion # BWRVK3700 will fit directly in the pucks of your Silverado. The Companion...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2018 GMC 2500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • We have had confirmation that the 2018 GM factory fifth wheel rail kit is the same as the 2017 so if you had a short bed truck you'd want the slider Companion part # BWRVK3770 or if you had a long bed truck you'd want the part # BWRVK3700. The Companion hitches are considered by most RVers to be the nicest on the market so that's why we recommend them so highly.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches that Fit Directly in Factory Puck System in a 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • In addition to Curt 5th wheel hitch # C16069 there are several other options that fit directly into the factory prep package on your 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500 long bed. Below is a list of the options. I have also linked videos for each of the hitches for you. B&W Companion 20K # BWRVK3700 Curt 24K # C16545-16025 or # C16069 Curt 20K # C16530-16025 or # C16064 Curt 16K # C16520-16025
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  • 5th Wheel Towing with 2019 Silverado 3500 Short Bed with Factory Prep
  • If your goal is a lightweight 5th wheel towing setup in your 2019 Silverado 3500 short bed with factory prep then the combination of the Andersen Ultimate # AM3200 and the Demco Rail Adapter # DM6194 will work as long as your specific trailer's design gives it enough turning clearance when used with the 9-inches of offset from the Andersen. The distance from the Andersen's ball to the cab must be 4-inches more than half the trailer's width. Also, your trailer's pin box must be the fixed...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch for Towing with a 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 Long Bed and OEM Prep Package
  • I recommend going with the B&W Companion since you have a long bed on your 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 and you have the OEM prep package. This comes in both a 20K # BWRVK3700 and a 25K # BWRVK3705 version. We recommend having about a 2,000 lb cushion between the max weight rating of your 5th wheel hitch and the trailer you are towing. The Companion features 1" thick dual jaws for a secure connection, 3 different height settings, and a fully articulating hitch head which makes it easy to...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500 to Prevent Binding
  • The B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package # BWRVK3700 is the better option for your concern on binding. The cam-action latching handle and fully articulating head work together to prevent binding and ease coupling and uncoupling of your king pin. The method in which the jaws work will be a better option than the Curt A25 # C16066 which has a similar coupling style to your Reese 16K. I also recommend using the 5th wheel wiring harness # 20110 to add a 7-way...
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  • Recommended 5th-Wheel Hitch for 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 with Factory Rail Kit and Sidewinder
  • Both the B&W 20K Companion # BWRVK3700 and the Curt Q24 # C16545-16025 mentioned in your question are great 5th-wheel trailer hitches. I recommend the B&W # BWRVK3700 for a few reasons. The primary and most important difference between the two when considering your particular setup, is that the Curt Q24 is actually not compatible with a Sidewinder Pin Box. The B&W Companion will work with your Sidewinder without any issues. Aside from that, B&W also has a great reputation in the...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 With Factory Prep Package
  • The fifth wheel hitch I strongly recommend for your 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 is the B&W Companion because of how secure its jaws are and the quiet ride it gives you compared to other fifth wheel hitches on the market. The Companion will fit directly into your '19 Sierra 3500's puck system and is available with either a 20,000 lb towing capacity at part # BWRVK3700 or a 25,000 lb towing capacity at part # BWRVK3705. This hitch is considered by many to be the best fifth wheel hitch available....
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  • Are the Fifth Wheel Rail Kits for Chevy and GM Trucks Different Based on Bed Length
  • There are two reasons the B and W Companion hitch part # BWRVK3700 only shows up for the 8 foot bed models of the 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with the factory rail kit. Biggest reason is because the rail kits between the short and long bed GM rail kits are different dimensions so the hitch won't physically fit. Also because for a short bed truck you'd want to use a slider hitch to have enough turning clearance like the # BWRVK3770 which does fit and would work well. If you have a...
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  • B&W Companion Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • For your 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500 the B and W Companion hitch part # BWRVK3700 is the best option you have for the factory rail kit. The Companion hitches are among the nicest hitches around and are considered by most as the best fifth wheel hitch. This would be a great solution. This also will easily work with a Lippert Trailair pin box. For a B&W Companion hitch I recommend using a 10 inch diameter lube plate. We have the Reese Lube Plate, # RP83002, which is my top choice, and the...
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  • List of 5th Wheel Hitches that Fit Directly in Factory Prep Package on 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • Yes, there are several options for 5th wheel trailer hitches that will fit directly into the factory prep package on your 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500HD long bed. I have compiled a list of the available options and videos for you. I like the B&W Companion hitches because they are well-made and versatile. B&W Companion 20K # BWRVK3700 Curt 24K # C16545-16025 or # C16069 Curt 20K # C16530-16025 or # C16064 Curt 16K # C16520-16025
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  • How to Fix Chucking and Jarring With 5th Wheel Hitch
  • What you were experience is what is known as chucking. This is not something unusual and it can be caused by your 5th wheel jaw(s) not being very snug around the king pin, and/or the head of your 5th wheel does not move or pivot very much. When you hit a bump in the road, there is just enough wiggle room for the king pin to move since the trailer is moving differently than the truck for those few seconds. Another possibility that you will want to check is the Tongue Weight. The Tongue Weight...
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  • Fit of Reese 20K Select Plus Hitch RP30081 in 2018 GMC Sierra 3500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • The Reese 20K Select Plus 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30081 is designed to fit into industry-standard above-the-bed base rails like those in custom rail kit # RP50066-58 and universal-fit kit # RP30035. These kits differ in their price and overall installation time (the custom kit costing more and taking less time) but they both use the same industry standard above-bed rails. Any brand of standard hitch will fit into these base rail kits. For a Sierra 3500 with the factory under-bed...
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  • Determining Hitch Height Needed to Tow Trailer Level and Clear Bed Rails on 2017 GMC Sierra 3500
  • The best height setting for a 5th wheel hitch on your 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 will depend a lot on the trailer you are planning to tow. You will first want to determine what height the hitch should be at in order to pull the trailer level when it's hooked up. With your trailer parked on level ground, take a measurement from the ground up to the bottom of the king pin. Then on your truck take a measurement from the ground to the truck bed floor where the hitch will sit. The difference in these...
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  • Will B&W Companion # BWRVK3400-5W Fit the Factory Rail Kit on a 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • The B&W Companion # BWRVK3400-5W that you already have is only compatible with a B&W Gooseneck hitch like part # BWGNRK1016 for your 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. Since you already have the factory rail kit already installed on your Silverado the B&W Companion you will need is part # BWRVK3770 for a 6-1/2 foot bed, or part # BWRVK3700 for an 8 foot bed. Even though the head unit, part # BWRVC3006, is the same for your current Companion and either of these options, it would be easier...
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  • What is Lowest Hitch Height for B&W Companion in 2018 GMC Sierra 3500 With Factory Prep Package
  • The 16-3/4 inch hitch height is the lowest the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3700 will go in your 2018 GMC Sierra 3500 with the factory prep package. The Companion is a great hitch but there are other high-quality fifth wheel options if you need one with a lower height setting; for that I strongly recommend the Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30890 which has hitch height settings that are adjustable from between 14 inches and 20 inches. The M5 # RP30890 will also fit...
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  • Can B&W 5th Wheel Hitch be Used with OEM Pucks on a 2016 GMC Sierra 3500
  • B&W does have Companion 5th wheel hitches that are compatible with the OEM puck system that comes from the factory on your 2016 GMC Sierra 3500. For a short bed we recommend using the slider version # BWRVK3770 for cab clearance when making tight turns. If you have a long bed then we have the Companion available in both a 20K # BWRVK3700 and a 25K # BWRVK3705 version. If you currently have a B&W Companion that installs in a B&W gooseneck hitch then you will simply need to replace the...
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  • Recommendations for 2018 GMC Sierra 3500 5th Wheel Setup
  • The GMC integrated brake controller on your 2018 GMC Sierra 3500 may or may not work with your EOH system. Previous model years have required an adapter like the HydraStar # HBA-CAM to function well together. The Pull-Rite Auto slide hitch will work in a standard bed of the GMC truck. You don't need a sliding hitch with an 8 foot bed, but you would with the 6-1/2 foot bed. For either bed size, I recommend the custom bed rails # RP50066-58 for industry standard above bed rails. ...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch to Fit Fifth Wheel Rail Kit of 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 with OEM Rail Kit
  • What you have in the bed of your 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 does look like the factory GM rail kit for fifth wheel hitches. We have had this question before and the puck dimensions are supposed to be 27 by 20 inches. Can you get under the bed and see if you can see any branding or numbers on the hitch from the underside of the truck?
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  • Which 5th Wheel Hitches that Fit Directly in Factory Prep Package on 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 Long Bed
  • For your 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 with 8 foot bed there are several options for 5th wheel trailer hitches that will fit directly into the factory prep package. I made a list of the available options and videos for you. I like the B&W Companion hitches because they are well-made and versatile. B&W Companion 20K # BWRVK3700 Curt 24K # C16545-16025 or # C16069 Curt 20K # C16530-16025 or # C16064 Curt 16K # C16520-16025
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for Chevy Silverado Crew Cab 4x4 Short Bed
  • An 8 foot bed is always more ideal for towing clearances with a standard 5th wheel hitch, but a short bed is definitely more ideal for daily driving. The short bed trucks are more and more popular and the market for sliding 5th wheel hitches or rotating pin boxes has grown due to it. I wouldn't hesitate to get the 6-1/2 foot bed with your Silverado HD Crew Cab 4x4. There are a couple of other things to consider. I do recommend getting the factory prep pucks in your truck and then...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500 Long Bed Towing 40-Foot Keystone Montana
  • The best quality high-capacity 5th wheel hitch for your Silverado 3500 and your 40-foot Montana is the B&W Companion model # BWRVK3705. This 25K hitch is designed, fabricated and assembled in B&W's Kansas facility and it has the capacity and build quality you'll want for your last and best towing setup. The Companion features a rail-free design that drops right into your factory puck setup and it is built to function flawlessly and to last. Key features include beefy 1-inch-thick hitch...
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  • Recommended Extang Trifecta 2.0 Tonneau EX92455 For 2017 Chevy 3500 Long Bed With
  • From what I can find online for inside bed dimensions, I believe the following will work for you...This is based on 24 inch Bed rail height. I reached out to my contact at Extang and they said the Extang Trifecta 2.0 Soft Tonneau Cover - Folding - Vinyl # EX92455 sits about 1 inch above the rails and the lowest part of the frame is about 1/4 inch below with the exception of the clamps about 3 inches below. With a B&W Companion that fits in a gooseneck # BWRVK3500-5W, the hitch height...
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