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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  • B and W
  • 25000 lbs GTW
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch Only
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • Double Pivot
  • 16-3/4 - 18-3/4 Inch Tall
  • 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. 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

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.



RVB3705 B and W Companion OEM Fifth Wheel RV Hitch for GM Trucks with Factory Prep Package - 25,000 lbs

RVC3006 B and W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch Head - 25,000 lbs





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 - 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   (601 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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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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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



- BWRVK3705
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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



- BWRVK3705
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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



- BWRVK3705
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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



- BWRVK3705
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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



- 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



- 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


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


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


Comments

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

Michael - 04/17/2019

53032

-- Rachael H - 4/24/2019


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


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



- 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



- BWRVK3670
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Review from a similar B and W Companion in Fifth Wheel


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


Comments

Still works great after 13,000 miles towing with this hitch over varied roads. Would buy again if need.

Carl - 03/28/2019

51110

- 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



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


The product was exactly as advertised and arrived right when it was supposed to. We will certainly order from etrailer again whenever need a product you sell. We would recommend etrailer to anyone needing towing products. 601421



- 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



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


This hitch is one fine piece of equipment. Instructions were perfectly detailed and if that's not enough there are videos to guide you. Installed in 4 hours with no problems. Haven't gone anywhere yet but did hook up to camper and was impressed. 2017 Ram 2500 Short Bed 486162


Comments

I’m still very impressed with this hitch no problems and no slop

Tim - 03/19/2019

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


I installed my B&W Companion into the 5th wheel truck bed package, knowing after viewing several YouTube videos, that it should work just fine, without a slider type. My 2017 Ford F350 Super Duty 6.7L Diesel crew cab short box (6'-9") with our 2018 #3120RL Montana 5th wheel trailer work great with the B&W Companion. I estimate our max turn backing angle at 85°(don't know why I'd ever cut that tight anyway). A 5er front nose will need a radius and be tapered to make this work so great in my opinion. The Companion mounts easily into the puck system and splits into upper and lower halves for easy lifting. See my attached pictures. 483456


Comments

After a season of many trips, we are pleased with the B&W Companion hitch, since our 5er has a radius front end, we have plenty enough room to back into our camping sites. The hitch itself articulates in all four axis very well and is quite silent will running.

Dave i - 03/10/2019

50352

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


Really like the build quality of this hitch. The heavy built structure makes me feel more comfortable towing my RV down the road. The weight of the hitch would also be the only negative I have found as removing from the truck can be quite a chore. 620465



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


Big thanks to the etrailer team for professionalism, friendly, courtesy and responsive customer service. They were with me from the time I placed my order till delivery. I ordered a B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch which was delivered in 2 days. The shipping box was torn open during shipping which resulted in the paint on the base being rubbed to bare metal. Rose and Cathy were very supportive in making it right. Another base was shipped and double boxed the second time. They took great care of me and I appreciate that. I will definitely order from etrailer again and highly recommend them. Great prices to boot. Thanks again to the etrailer team. I will provide product feedback once installed. 379067



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


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



- 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



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


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



- 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



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


Excellent Hitch, easy to put together, built extremely well. Very detailed instructions. Etrailer has great prices and shipped quickly. Packaging was solid and item showed up intact. Website was easy to navigate.... 607936



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


Locks in and holds my king pin nicely. My 5th wheel Rv tows beautiful and easily slides for maneuvering. I am very happy with my purchase. 579751



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


Was tired of the movement and clunking with my old hitch between the hich and rails and the kingpin and locking jaws. This hitch completely does away with all the noise. The absolute best 5th wheel hitch I have even owned. A great made in America product. Thououghly impressed. 227955


Comments

Best hitch ever

Randy E - 09/26/2016

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


We love etrailer. Everything we order is a perfect fit and as always an easy installation. 514270



- 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



- 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



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


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


Comments

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

Steve C - 03/30/2017

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


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



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


Great hitch! Piece of cake to install on my 2018 F350. The etrailer installation video was helpful as well! 588777



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


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



- 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


Comments

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

Allen P - 05/29/2016

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


First order from etrailer. Very fast delivery, called to verify shipping address. I will certainly order for etrailer in the future. 525351



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


I ordered the hitch online sight unseen. I rarely do this but after reading all the reviews on the hitch, and not just on etrailer.com, I didn't think I could go wrong. Almost every review I read about this hitch was between 4-5 star positive. I checked it over pretty thoroughly via pictures and being a mechanically inclined person, It looked well built from what I could see. My only concern is about the soft sleeve bushings and how long they will the last. Also, can you purchase replacement ones if they wear out. I haven't checked into it yet and it may not be an issue at anyway. I can say though that I am impressed with etrailer.com's service. Their communication throughout the whole process has been great and I even received confirmation today, both from my wife and an etrailer.com email, that the hitch has arrived. I rarely take the time to provide feedback but in this case I felt compelled to do so. Kind of like a tip after a meal. It's not always automatic unless the service warrants it. In this case, it does. Thanks guys (and gals) and I'll not hesitate to purchase from etrailer.com again in the future! 206506



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


I received the new Companion hitch for my F350 in two separate boxes. The shipping company was very thorough in providing updates. Regarding the Companion hitch...I was a bit nervous purchasing online without seeing one, but very happy with fit, function and quality of product. Puck system fit perfectly and only required a very minor adjustment to one puck! The only design change I would make (and I already completed) would be to make holes for puck levers large enough for a padlock. Other than this modification, this is a great design and the entire purchase process was perfect. 612859



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New to 5th wheeling and already I am the envy of all my 5th wheeling friends. It is a custom hitch for my 2015 Ram3500. My truck was purchased factory prepped for the custom hitch. Besides the initial setup, 10 minutes gets the hitch in or out. The head detaches but the base is still heavy and awkward for 1 to handle. I have done the procedure by myself without assistance a few times so far. Built myself a table on wheels that I can roll up to the back of my truck and set the hitch on. I use plywood on the truck bed to slide the hitch on once out of the truck bed anchors. The lower shelve has room for my genset along with other items. The hook up procedure is an ease as the hitch pivots both ways. 316545



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Great Fifth Wheel Hitch. Came with a sharp edge that obviously occurred at the factory however, I filed off and re painted. Other than that, I'm totally satisfied and would recommend this hitch to all. A "No Brainer". B & W is simply the best. 573981



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The hitch was ordered online and featured fast shipping. I received it in 4 days in 2 boxes, both undamaged. I previously had a Pullrite 16k hitch in my previous truck. Bought a newer truck and started researching hitches a few months ago. Everyone was so positive about B&W and it is made in the USA so that sealed the deal for us. Daughter and I installed in my Ford puck system in about 45 min. Very easy to install and the operation of the hitch is simple. I liked my Pullrite just fine-experienced a slight bit of chucking. No chucking at all with this hitch. Etrailer had the best price on the hitch. 572834



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Shipping was fast! Paid for the 3 day but it came a day sooner than scheduled. The hitch was easy to install on my 2017 F-350 with pre-installed fifth wheel pkg (8’ bed). I also tow a 36’ keystone carbon toyhauler and I use the middle setting for the hitch and it sits level. Hitch is quiet and makes the ride smooth! 488834



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I owned another brand of hitch for many years and always thought it was OK. When I bought our new 2015 Ram 3500, I ordered it with the 5th wheel prep kit - which meant it had the pucks for the hitch. After do some Internet research I decided on the B&W Companion hitch. All I can say is WOW! Now this is a HITCH. The hitch head separates from the base for easy storage. The head is not that heavy but the base is a beast. Here's what I love about this hitch: 1. The fit and finish on the hitch is great - the welds are excellent, the paint finish is great, it's obvious when you see this hitch that it is well built. 2. The hitch head is easy to remove. 3. The hitch head has a grease zirk for lubing. 4. The hitch has double locking jaws that give a great secure fit around the king pin. 5. The hitch is quiet - I mean really quiet. It might get noisy after a few years of use but right now it's extremely quiet. 6. The base is easy to install into the truck bed pucks. The instructions included helped me to adjust one of the puck locking pins easily. 7. The hitch is easy to adjust fore/aft and up/down. Not all hitches will allow you to adjust the fore/aft position of the hitch head. This is really a great feature. All in all a great hitch. Perhaps overkill for a 12,000 pound trailer but I like overkill in things like this. Highly recommend the hitch. 295768



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


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

DeLoyd M - 01/18/2019

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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



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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


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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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
  • 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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