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Standard - Double Jaw

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

B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Chevy/GMC 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 BWRVK3705 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 - 25,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.
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B and W Fifth Wheel - BWRVK3705

  • B and W
  • 25000 lbs GTW
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch Only
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 16-3/4 - 18-3/4 Inch Tall
  • Double Pivot
  • 6250 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 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 2" 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 GM trucks with factory-installed towing prep package
  • Gross towing weight: 25,000 lbs
  • Tongue Weight: 6,250 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.



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BWRVK3705 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details BWRVK3705 Installation instructionsBWRVK3705 Installation InstructionsAlternate Instructions BWRVK3705 Installation instructions

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



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Video of B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Chevy/GMC 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 - BWRVK3705 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna take a look at the B&W Companion OEM Fifth Wheel Hitch for the Chevy and GMC towing prep package, and it has a 25,000 lb weight capacity. This is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2016 and newer Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 trucks with the 8' bed and the factory rail kit. And on a custom fit part, I always like to recommend for you to go to our website, use our it 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 is designed to mount in your truck bed so that you can tow your fifth wheel trailer. It is designed to work with the factory-installed fifth wheel towing prep package from Chevy or GMC. It is a rail free design, so it does allow for full access to your truck bed when you remove the hitch from the truck.

The head itself uses the 1" thick dual jaws. These will provide a nice 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact. Give you less rattle, more security than your slide-bar jaws. The head itself is a fully articulating head. Helps to ease hookup, helps limit chucking.

Basically, it'll pivot front to back and side to side. And, to open the jaws, they use this cam-action latching handle, helps prevent any binding. It's very simple to release, even on un-level terrain, and it is lockable to secure your trailer to the hitch.Right now they use a pin and a clip, which you can remove, and you can just drop your handle back and you see how your jaws open. And then once you slide in, the handle will come back in and the hole will line up. Now, the hole is large enough, you could put a padlock through there for extra security if need be.

We do sell those separately.Now, you can also get extra cab clearance by, when you mount your pivot arms to your base here, you can . There's different places you can bolt those to, so if you reverse them, it's sort of a triangular shape pivot arm. So right now, how you have it, if you want to turn it the other way, you can gain 2" of front to back adjustment. So basically, you can either have your king pin 2" behind the axle for extra clearance, or the king pin right over the axle. It'll also give you three different hitch height settings when you bolt the pivot arms.

There's five rows of holes in the base, so when you go to bolt your pivot arms to the base, there's a range of hitch height settings from 16-3/4", 17-3/4", and 18-3/4", and that's always measured from your front bed to the top of the hitch head, and hitch height is critical because when you tow your fifth wheel, you want it to be as level as possible.Now, this head sits on the top of the pivot arms, and in the top of the pivot arms they have polyurethane bushings that this head sits in, that gives you a nice quiet, rattle-free ride. And to remove this head, this can be taken apart, so one person could do it, basically. These pins and clips right here, if you pull the two clips, pull the pins out, and then just lift up on these handles, that'll allow you to take this head right off the pivot arms, and then you can take the base with the pivot arms out, also.Now, to install this in your vehicle, it's a very quick, simple installation. All it does is drop right into the four receiver pucks that are built into the factory under-bed rails. What you want to do is just remove your pin and clip, rotate your handle out, and the tabs right here will rotate, and you do that one each corner. Once you get it all open, drop it right into the pucks. Once it drops into the pucks, just turn the handles back 90-degrees on all four corners, and that'll lock the tabs into the pucks. And then, for security, take your pin and clip, slide it through there to lock the handles in. So it's simple to install and remove.If you notice, it has a nice gray powder coat finish to it for corrosion resistance. It is all steel construction. This part is made in the U.S.A. A few specs again, the application is for 2016 and newer GM trucks with the factory installed towing prep package. Gross towing weight capacity is 25,000 lbs. Tongue weight capacity is 6,250 lbs. We had mentioned the hitch height. It can be adjusted from 16-3/4" up to 18-3/4". And the last thing I want to show you is just how the jaws operate.Here's a replica of what a king pin would be like on your fifth wheel. So again, what you have to do is just pop your pin and clip off, rotate your handle back. Now you could, if you want it to stay all the way open, there is another hole that you could drop your pin and clip through back here that'll allow that handle to stay in the open position, if you want to use that. But then, what you would do is you'll slide inaudible 00:04:25 back into your fifth wheel, and as your king pin slides in there, the weight of the fifth wheel will push back. That'll move that handle back into the lock position. You can see the jaws are fully wrapped around it. Then you just take your pin and clip, drop it into place, clip it. You're locked in, and you're all ready to go.And then again, just to remove it, take your pin and clip off, and as you release the handle, you're gonna release your king pin right out of there. Simple as that. But that should do it for the review on the B&W Companion OEM Fifth Wheel Hitch for the Chevy and GMC towing prep package, and this has a 25,000 lbs weight capacity.


Customer Reviews

B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs - BWRVK3705

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (711 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.

- BWRVK3705
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Installation was very easy! The instructions are easy to read and understand also. Everything about this hitch is top quality heavy duty materials. I do not see anything “cheap” about it. I am very impressed. Thank you B&W for making a top quality removable 5th wheel hitch! And thank you etrailer for being so professional and easy to work with! Oh, the over night shipping is the best! 673369



- BWRVK3705
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Great product Easy to install, worked as advertised with absolutely no slack or slop. Beautiful workmanship. I’m a happy camper! Billy 558241



- BWRVK3705
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GMC

The fifth wheel seems well built and has a good heavy locking mechanism. I am a little skeptical about the rubber pads on the uprights that the fifth wheel swivels on. With a heavy fifth wheel only time and being used will tell me if they will last. It fits my GMC factory holes and lines up nicely. It is fairly heavy and requires two people. I did install it by myself once , but be careful if you try this not too hurt your back lifting it. I would recommend this product and also etrailer delivered quickly and fair pricing. Thank you ! Frederick 730664



- BWRVK3705
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Product received quickly and in perfect condition. I'm very pleased with all my orders from etrailer. I incorrectly ordered a 7 1/2” drop for my 2018 Silverado Duramax 2500. I reordered the 5” drop and it is a better fit. 727729



- BWRVK3705
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Great product!, will purchase again if the need arises. Easy to install and easy to use. The quality is top notch. 725324



- BWRVK3705
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I was a little apprehensive while I waited for delivery. In retrospect I should not have been. I detailed map of the exact location of the hitch while in route to my house was provided and everything was as advertised! The hitch arrived perfectly packaged and the directions were concise and complete. I had no difficulty with the setup and everything fit perfectly! Accomplished with a few tools and I required no assistance. It's the morning after and I am still delighted everything went so well and it seems so stable in the truck. Thank you!! PS Again perfect fit in my 2019 Chevy 3500 dually with OEM puck mounts. Product Review Item BWRVK3705 724502



- BWRVK3705
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This is a great hitch in almost every respect. It is massively built of quality material. The pucks line up perfectly in the bed of my truck. When you connect your fifth wheel there is no doubt that the jaws have engaged, and they won't let go. I have only one small criticism and that is that the handle and the locking pin are a pain to get to over the side of the bed on a dually. I have to use a little stepstool to reach it, but of course I am not as spry as I used to be. But I will take this after seeing people jerking around on the handle of some other brands trying to latch the jaws or whatever they are doing. This design locks in and hitching up is so easy to do. And need I mention that this hitch is made right here in the good old USA? 719451



- BWRVK3705
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A perfect choice to pull a 40' 5th wheel. The OEM puck model for the new GMC's is a direct fit. Mine was a replacement for the Curt 24k, which was a stupid choice for my first 5th wheel hitch. 719410



- BWRVK3705
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B&W are the best and safest 5th wheel hitches I have found. I won't use anything else and etrailer is excellent in every respect. Thank you. 717439



- BWRVK3705
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Well built, very nice 703049



- BWRVK3705
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Awesome hitch, very fast shipping, wonderful customer service! Thank you etrailer!!! 698596



- BWRVK3705
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Excellent customer service and a great product. Thanks to Adam, I received my hitch very quick. 678601



- BWRVK3705
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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

boxing of base a little bit on the poor side but it is the mgf box it was ripped up on arrival but no damage etrailer was extremely fast shipping ,excellent price no complaints about them 669485



- BWRVK3705
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Ordered on Sunday, got it on Thursday. Box was in good shape and instructions were easy. It says 1 hr to install, but to ensure it is correct, need to double and triple check the dogs that connect to the truck to ensure that it is all seated correctly. The instructions tell you what you need, but forget that you also need some lithium grease and wrenches to go with the sockets that are listed in the instructions. Got the 25K because it can't hurt to have more capacity than needed. Plan on towing a toy hauler with a GVW of 19K. It is only $200 +/- more for the extra capacity from a 20K, but beefier than needed is better, just in case we need to haul up to the capacity of the truck. 634983



- BWRVK3705
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Great Quality 616392



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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Product arrived prompt, haven't put together yet,seems to be fine considering the box for the frame was pretty much destroyed 614258



- BWRVK3705
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Shipping was fast and when it arrived the box was in excellent condition,well packaged with plenty of thick cardboard for protection. 602060



- BWRVK3705
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My hitch arrived quickly and in good condition. Assembly was simple and took just a few minutes. 596338



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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

very nice hitch very well made, placed order late Monday received Thursday to Va. easy to put together just need to try it. 579965



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2018 GMC Sierra 3500

Got my new B&W Companion hitch in a timely manner. This hitch is well built and installs very easily by one person. 566339



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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Kim was a real help when ordering my B&W hitch. I had chosen two hitches and wanted some expert opinions on which one to buy. Kim asked several of their tech experts and with that information I was able to make a decision. Kim told me that the B&W was not in stock and I would have to wait a couple of weeks which was fine. George in shipping kept me posted by email when my hitch would be available and when it would ship which was a help knowing what was happening. Great communication. Arrived yesterday evening and installed this morning. Packaged well and good instructions. Looks and works great. Thanks ETRAILER. 516320



- BWRVK3700
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Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch system is rock solid. Although it is quite heavy, but it comes apart for easy lifting. I highly recommend B&W hitch. 704086



- BWRVK3700
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Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


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



- BWRVK3305
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Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


First of all, I received everything a day earlier than expected. I asked the delivery guys to put it in the back of my truck; so I didn't even have to lift it up. The B&W Companion fifth wheel hitch installed so easily, and believe me I'm no mechanic by any means. I deliver RV's all over the country. The B&W Companion hitch is so easy to use and once hooked up I could hardly tell the trailer was there. Excellent hitch that I would recommend highly. 593585



- BWRVK3300
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Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


Extremely happy with the B&W Companion provided by etrailer the videos as well as the packaged instructions are precise. I chose the right setting the first time around (yea) all in all the hitch is solid as they come. On a small note locks would be nice part of package.Towing is a breeze and I will definitely recommend etrailer and b&w hitch to all. Customer service is great and with timely response to my emails. 674074



- BWRVK3300
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Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


This is a quality product. It arrived quickly, the instructions were clear and in a very short time i was ready to pull our 5th wheel. We have not had any issues with the product. The fact that it is a two piece hitch sure makes installation/removal a fairly easy job. 585237



- BWRVK3370
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Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


Hitch has worked perfectly. No clunking or popping sounds. Only negative comment which is not a fault of the hitch, it is very heavy. 504161



- BWRVK3305
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Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


The product arrived on time and within an hour it was installed in my Ford F-350. The OEM trailer package and the B&W hitch are a great pair. I highly recommend it. Easy and quick. 562285



- BWRVK3400-5W
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Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


I've had this for about a year. Only have about 2,000 miles of use with a 13,000 lbs 5th wheel travel trailer. It is still like new. Jaws are tight, no rattles with or without the trailer attached. I use a nylon guide plate, to keep things clean. The only issue is the slider will not unlatch from the locked position with the trailer attached. Unlatch and slides fine when not loaded. Just haven't made the time to talk to B&W about this. The base is a heavy bugger, and fits snug in the receptical. I've lifted it in and out myself, but not a smart idea. Overall I would buy again. For our use, where we need the whole bed the majority of time it is an easy solution. 608616


Comments

Youll want to make sure that the slider rails are lubricated. Also keep in mind that if the truck and trailer are at different angles and theres a lot of pressure placed on the sliding mechanism, it can bind.

-- Mike L - 02/27/2019

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- 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



- BWRVK3300
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Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


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


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

Allen P - 05/29/2016

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- BWRVK3300
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Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


Best $1000.00 dollars I ever spent,an u should have the best when ur towing a beast like this. Thanks 607471



- BWRVK3500-5W
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Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


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


Comments

B and W companion 5th wheel hitch on 2016 Ram 3500. Easy install, good directions. 20,000 pound capacity, will easily tow toy hauler. Removes easily to have full bed access or to use the gooseneck hitch which you will need for companion hitches. Very fast delivery. Thank you.

-- Jim C - 01/26/2018

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- BWRVK3500-5W
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Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


Just finished installing my B&W Companion 5th Wheel hitch. I hooked to my RV to check my instillation, everything went very smooth. I would recommend this hitch to anyone with a Gooseneck turnover ball B&W hitch installed in there truck bed. Great product, very easy instillation. 310924


Comments

This hitch is working out great. Easy to take out and put in. Two of my friends have purchased this hitch after seeing how great they work. Love my hitch!

Charles K - 10/26/2017

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


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


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

Gary H - 04/02/2016

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- BWRVK3370
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Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


Great folks to deal with! Fast shipment! 614698



- BWRVK3700
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Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


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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- BWRVK3500-5W
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Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


I own a RAM 3500 with an 8ft bed. The truck came with the B&W gooseneck base. I was hesitant on buying the companion because my previous 5th wheel hitches were installed on ISD. The companion is a great product and very easy instructions and installation. What I like most about the hitch is that the base can be swapped out for a slider if you have a smaller truck bed. Great quality, made in the US and easy installation. Etrailer had the lowest price and customer service was terrific. 343171



- BWRVK3305
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Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


Great instructions. Easy to install. The video tutorials on product reviews, installation instructions, etc. on etrailer.com have helped me do research and to choose the right product for my needs. This is the second B&W Companion hitch I have used to pull a 16,000lb GVWR 5th wheel trailer. The first was the companion to the turnover ball hitch, and this one is companion to the Ford OEM gooseneck prep system (puck connect). Just finished pulling our trailer home from the RV dealer. Worked great!!!! Lastly, the ordering process, shipment tracking and overall communication with etrailer staff is fantastic. 615173



- BWRVK3700
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Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


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



- BWRVK3700
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Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


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



- BWRVK3370
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Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


Well built, straight forward assembly and installation for the Ford puck system. I put an after market rubber mat I and cut 5 holes in it for the mounts in the truck bed. The plates have enough stand off to more than allow for the thickness of the mat. I do wish the frame had 4 lifting eyes build in, I can use a hoist to get it into place in the pickup bead. Are the bolts on the slider frame long enough to allow for adding a plate to them? I'd hate to mess up the finish on the hitch 639324



- BWRVK3305
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Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


The product has arrived as advertised. Easy to assemble with great instructions. Mounted it into a 2017 F350. Only minor adjustments needed to the castle nuts to get the right tension on the locking mechanisms. Tried the 1st pull with it day with excellent results. I am pulling a 2013 Montana 38 foot 5th wheel with a GVWR of 18,500. 518495



- BWRVK3500-5W
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Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


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



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5 Stars - Ease of Installation 2 Stars - Quality of material 2 Stars - Durability in operation 4 Stars - Quietness in operation 2 Stars - Packaging to prevent damage **Could not see until installed and looking at the the hitch from the tailgate, the right side of the receiver plate was bent down. I was in a bind and had to use the hitch so chances of returning are nil. It was fairly quiet especially on interstate driving. The high point where the hitch bends down put stress on the "good" side scraping off the paint. I do not have to move my RV for a few months, so I will probably scrap the B&W hitch and purchase the Reese Hitch 27.5 which I saw today at my local Ford Dealership. It looks more durable and stronger than the BWRVK3300. Give 5 Stars to etrailer.com, this was a smooth transaction; shipping was great and received on time. 497564


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Scrapped it because it was damaged, see initial impression. Wasnt worth the price.

Michael - 04/17/2019

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- BWRVK3700
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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



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Just started 5th wheel camping and wanted a hitch that when removed left my truck box bare. I also talked to alot of people who talked about clunking and noise from their hitch while towing. I bought a 2013 32' Coachman which is pushing my 2009 F150 to its max. When pulling with this hitch it feels like the truck and trailer are one unit. No noise and no slop between the two units. I made a lifting pin that goes into the jaws and lifts it out with a comealong hooked to a rafter support in my garage. I then put it onto a wheel cart I made. No heavy lifting and one person can do it all. I've had one teflon foot fall of the hitch and the service was amazing no questions, no pictures, and no waiting. New piece was sent right away. Anyone who tows now and has looked at the hit are very impressed. I would definitly recomend this hitch to everyone. 592596



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Wow!! I can’t say enough. What a good looking piece. I have no doubt this is going to do the job. Solidly built with a nice powder coat finish. “etrailer” has a great website that makes selecting easy and the price was unbeatable. Everything got to me as promised without a scratch. As Arnold says I’ll be back! 605069



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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



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


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  • 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 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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  • B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch Base to Fit GM Puck System in 2018 Chevy Silverado
  • We have the B and W Companion base kit part # BWRVB3705 which is the correct base for a Companion hitch head like what you have to fit the factory rail kit of a 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500 long bed. The full hitch for your truck would be the part # BWRVK3705.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Comparing Goose Box to 5th Wheel Pin Box and Hitch Regarding Articulation and Capacity
  • The Reese Goose Box # RP94720 has an integrated air back and shock system that will help on rough terrain. It works very much the same as some pin boxes like the Trailair Flex Air- 21,000 lbs # RP94720 . The issue you will find is that your trailer weight given is greater than the pin boxes we carry. The Goose Box is only rated for 20K and our pin boxes max at 21K. For the capacity you are seeking, I recommend the Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch- 25,000 lbs # C16180 which has a...
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  • Replacement Base for B&W Companion Hitch for Installation in GM Factory Prep Kit
  • You can use B&W Replacement Base # BWRVB3705 to convert your 20K or 25K Companion 5th wheel hitch from the Ford factory setup to the GM factory setup. The hitch head assembly will transfer right over to the new base and give you the same hitch as part # BWRVK3705 (25K) or # BWRVK3700 (20K) which are the GM versions. If you also need a 7-way wiring kit for the truck bed you can use kit # 20110.
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  • What Is the Correct B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch For a 2020 GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado
  • There are several different B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitches so I get how this can be confusing but I can confirm that the correct part numbers for your 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 are as follows: 20K Fixed - part # BWRVK3710 25K Fixed - part # BWRVK3715 20K Slider - part # BWRVK3775 The spacing between the pucks changed for the 2020 model year which is why the part numbers for this year are now different when compared to the 2016-2019 model years like the part # BWRVK3705 you referenced.
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  • Switching B&W Companion Hitch from 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500 to 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • Yes, you are correct! Assuming you already have the B&W Companion 5th Wheel hitch # BWRVK3700 (20k lbs) or #BWRVK3705 (25k lbs), the Replacement Base for B&W Companion Hitch # BWRVB3710 will work with your 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 with the factory 5th Wheel towing prep package.
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  • Is Reese Elite RE25 Compatible with 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500 Factory Prep Package?
  • The Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30142 is only compatible with the Reese Elite Underbed Kit. Unfortunately there is not a compatible leg kit or adapter for your new truck OEM pucks and that hitch head. The compatible hitch for your truck is the Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package # RP30890. This hitch is directly compatible with your factory pucks. You may want to consider upgrading to the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel...
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  • How to Release King Pin from Jaws of B&W Companion When Binding Occurs
  • Thank you for the picture! Have you tried putting the handle of the B&W Companion Hitch, like part # BWRVK3705, in the "open" position and then driving away? Sometimes when parked on uneven terrain some binding occurs between the king pin and the jaws of the Companion. B&W actually uses a cam-action handle so that when binding does occur (like what it looks like is happening to you) the latch can simply be put in the open position so and then the tow vehicle driven away for the jaws...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch with 25,000 lb Capacity That Fits Pucks of 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500 Long Bed
  • There are three fifth wheel hitches with a 25,000 lb capacity that fit directly in the puck system of your 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500 long bed and do not require the use of an adapter: - B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3705 - Curt A25 5th Wheel Hitch # C16066 - Curt Q25 5th Wheel Hitch # C16069 While each of these hitches are high in quality I strongly recommend the B&W Companion # BWRVK3705 because it will give you the most comfortable and secure towing experience with your...
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  • Can B&W Companion Hitch be Converted to fit 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 with OEM Rail Kit
  • What you can do is take the head off of your current Companion hitch part # BWRVK3500 and install it on the B and W Companion Base part # BWRVB3705 and you'd have a hitch that is confirmed as a fit for your 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 with the factory rail kit. Essentially you'd have the # BWRVK3705. Another option is to just go with the # BWRVK3705 instead as then you could easier sell the old hitch to offset the cost.
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  • Weight of B&W Companion Hitch Head and Base Assembly
  • The B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package # BWRVK3705 has a shipping weight of 152-lbs, which includes the complete hitch and all of its packaging materials. These packing materials will add roughly 10 pounds to the actual hitch weight. The removable head assembly by itself, part # BWRVC3006, weighs right around 70-lbs and the base portion alone weighs about the same so taking the hitch out of your truck will best be done by removing the head portion first....
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  • Curt or B&W 24K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2018 GMC Sierra 3500 with Factory Puck System
  • B&W would be my top choice. For a 2018 GMC Sierra 3500 long bed with the factory puck system that would be # BWRVK3705. Not that Curt hitches are bad at all. But we rarely get questions from customers who have had any issues with B&W hitches because they are so well made. If your Sierra is a short bed though you would need to use Curt hitch # C16546 with adapter # C16023 since there isn't a B&W slider option for the short bed versions.
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  • Can B&W Companion Hitch # BWRVK3705 Fit 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 Short Bed
  • You can use the B and W Companion Hitch part # BWRVK3705 in the bed of your 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 short bed. This hitch fits the rail kit you have in your truck and since you have the Turning Point Pin Box you wouldn't need any additional clearance.
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  • Does 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali Come with Factory Rails for 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Great question! You can actually purchase the 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali with a factory puck package (that sits flush with your truck bed) or there are aftermarket options for using a 5th wheel hitch as well (which are offered with rails above or below the bed). If you decide to go aftermarket then I do recommend getting rails that sit below the bed because then when you aren't towing your 5th wheel hitch you have full access to your truck bed. Just for reference, B&W offers 5th wheel...
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  • Tallest 5th Wheel Hitch for Chevy/GM Pucks
  • I spoke with Reese about the Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # RP30895 and can confirm that the max height setting is indeed 18". The next highest option for the Chevy/GM puck system is then going to be the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch part # BWRVK3705 which maxes out at 18-3/4". I am not aware of any other options that will be taller than the B&W Companion OEM so this is your best option. I actually like the B&W Companion more than the Reese M5 anyway as the B&W Companion has...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 with OEM Tow Package
  • For your 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 with the OEM puck system I recommend going with the B&W Companion 5th wheel line of hitches because of their American-made heavy-duty construction, ease of use, and how satisfied other customers are with this hitch. The Companion comes in a 20K # BWRVK3770 sliding version if you have the 6-1/2' bed but if you have the 8' bed then there is both a 20K # BWRVK3700 and a 25K # BWRVK3705 option. Two of the most noticeable features of this 5th wheel hitch...
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • For your 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 that has the factory pucks/rail kit the best fifth wheel hitch is the B and W Companion part # BWRVK3700. This USA made hitch is the easiest to use, is the smoothest and quietest since the jaws hold the king pin very tightly, and is the most reliable. Nearly all RVers agree that the best fifth wheel hitches are the B and W Companion hitches so this one that fits directly to your GM rail kit is the best option. It has a 20k capacity too which means it would...
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • I have a great solution for you! The fifth wheel hitch I recommend for your 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 long bed with the fifth wheel rail kit is the B and W Companion 25k Hitch part # BWRVK3705. I recommend this hitch because it has a 25k capacity which meets your capacity needs, is made in the USA, and is considered by nearly all RVers to be the nicest hitch available due to how well it performs and how reliable it is. It's tight jaw design also allows it to be very quiet and smooth when towing....
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