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B&W Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

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  • Gooseneck Hitch to Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • Connects to Gooseneck Hole
  • B and W
  • Adapts Truck
  • Hitch Adapters
  • No Offset
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Adjustable Height
Quickly and easily convert your B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch to a sturdy 5th-wheel trailer hitch. Built-in slider helps eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. Dual-jaw hitch removes without a trace for full bed access. Call 800-298-8924 to order B and W gooseneck and fifth wheel adapters part number BWRVK3400 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 Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs. Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters reviews from real customers.



B and W Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters - BWRVK3400

Quickly and easily convert your B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch to a sturdy 5th-wheel trailer hitch. Built-in slider helps eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. Dual-jaw hitch removes without a trace for full bed access.


Features:

  • Trailer hitch adapter converts your B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch (sold separately) to a 5th-wheel hitch
    • Lets you tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Built-in slider provides clearance required for your short-bed pickup to turn safely at slow speeds
  • Rail-free design allows for full access to truck bed when hitch is removed
  • 1" Thick dual jaws provide 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact
    • Less rattle and more security than slide-bar jaws
  • Cam-action latching handle helps prevent binding
    • Simple to release, even on unlevel terrain
    • Lockable to secure trailer to hitch - padlock sold separately
  • Fully articulating head eases hookup and helps to limit chucking
    • Pivots front-to-back and side-to-side
  • 3 Height settings to fit your application
  • Quiet, rattle-free ride with polyurethane bushings
  • Quick, simple installation
    • Hitch base with slider installs in ball hole of B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch
    • Hitch head secures to base
  • Gray powder coated steel is corrosion resistant
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 5,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 17" - 19"
  • Travel: 12" front to back
  • Overall dimensions: 45" long x 34-3/8" wide
  • Measurement from center of where gooseneck ball attaches to the front cab-side of the hitch: 15"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Notes:

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

Fifth-Wheel Towing with Your Gooseneck Hitch

There are a variety of adapters on the market that let you tow a fifth-wheel trailer with a gooseneck hitch. You can use a coupler adapter that replaces the pin box on your fifth-wheel trailer and then attaches to the gooseneck hitch in your truck bed. But these adapters often require modifications to your trailer that can void the warranty. Another option would be using fifth-wheel rails that mount directly to your gooseneck hitch, usually by dropping into the hitch's ball hole. But to do this you have to make 2 separate purchases - the adapter plate that has the rails and a standard fifth-wheel hitch.


B&W Companion Simple Removal

With the Companion from B&W, you get a heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch that mounts in your truck bed by connecting directly to your Turnoverball gooseneck hitch with the included components. No modifications are required to your truck or trailer. And no additional parts are required for the system to work.


Quiet, Secure Ride

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


B&W Companion Bushings

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


Non-Binding Latch Handle

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


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


Built-In Slider

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


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


Installation of the B&W Companion

To install the Companion, position the slider base so that the post inserts into your Turnoverball hitch's ball hole (in place of the hitch ball). Secure the post using the handle of the Turnoverball, just as you would secure the hitch ball. The post is square like the base of your gooseneck hitch ball. This square design helps to eliminate any twisting or turning of the post - and therefore the mounted fifth-wheel hitch - in your gooseneck hitch.


The next step is to set up the Companion's pivot arms. The arms are what allow the hitch to be adjusted front to back as well as up and down for optimal positioning. As a result, this hitch can accommodate the height of your trailer and also help to give you some additional cab clearance. To adjust either the height of the hitch or the fore/aft positioning, just attach the hitch's pivot arms in the desired location on the base.


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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Video Transcript for B and W Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters BWRVK3400 Review

Mechanic: Today we're gonna take a look at the B&W Companion Dual Jaw Fifth Wheel cover hitch with the slider and a 20,000 pound weight capacity. Now, this Companion fifth wheel hitch will utilize the B&W turnover ball under-bed mounting system, and that system is a gooseneck hitch that's mounted under your truck bed. This companion fifth wheel hitch has a center post right down here, and that center post will install into the gooseneck ball opening of that under-bed system, and then sit on your truck bed without using any rails that are attached to the truck bed. So, this will allow you tow a fifth wheel by using your turnover ball gooes neck hitch, and this hitch can be removed for a nice clean bed with no rails, and since you have no mounting rails, that means using your truck for more than just towing. Has this built in slider, which will provide clearance, 12 inches, front to back, which is required for your short bed truck to turn safely at slow speeds. It will automatically latch in both directions, so you only get out of the truck once to move it into the maneuvering position. The head has one inch thick dual jaws.

This will provide a nice 360 jaw to kingpin contact, because of that, it'll give you less rattle, more security than the slide bar jaws. The handle is a Cam Action Latching Handle, helps prevent any binding. Basically if you remove the pin and clip, all you have to do is just move the handle back, and you can see the jaws automatically open, and then when your kingpin slides in, pushes up against the handle, it'll push it right back into place and all you have to do is lock it. What's nice, it's very simple to release, even on un-leveled terrain. It is lockable, the whole here is large enough. It comes with a tethered pin and clip to lock it, but if you would like, for extra security, you could even put a padlock through there if you'd prefer, we do sell padlocks separately on our website.

The head on this is a fully articulating head, so it does ease hookup, helps limit chucking. Pivots front to back and side to side, and the head is sitting on these pivot arms, and at the top of the pivot arms are polyurethane bushings. So, when you drop the head on here, it gives you a nice quiet ride. Now there is hitch height settings. Your hitch height is critical, because when you tow your fifth wheel, you want to be as level as possible, so this will give you three different hitch height settings. How you do that is these pivot arms that are bolted to the base, the pivot arms'll 00:02:12 have two rows of holes in it, the base has five rows of holes, so it gives you three different settings, and those settings are 17 inches, 18 inches, and 19 inches.

The hitch height is always measured from the truck bed to the top of the hitch head, so it gives you range near the hitcher application. Now this is a nice two piece design for simple setup and removal. The hitch base with the slider will install in the truck bed. The hitch head secures to the base, and the hitch head can be easily removed if you pull these two pins and clips out. Lift up on these handles, that will release and you can lift it right off the pivot arms, very simple to do. Now, the construction of this is good grade powdered-coated steel, which is corrosion resistant.

Now, it does require, we mentioned the custom BMW under-bed mounting kit, which is required to install this. Those we do sell separately on our website. What I would recommend to do is use our fit guide on the website and put in your gear and model in your vehicle and it'll show you the correct kit you need. Now, this part is made in the USA. Few specs again, the gross towing weight capacity is 20 000 pounds. The vertical tongue weight or pin weight capacity is 5000 pounds. We mentioned the hitch height adjustment is 17 inches, 18 inches, or 19 inches. The slider traveler again is 12 inches front to back, and then to give you the idea of how much this takes up in your truck bed when it's installed. The foot print of this is about 35 inches wide, about 45 inches deep. Now, I do want to demonstrate the jaws, how they operate, and also the slider. So, again we have the pinning clip removed from the handle. So, again if you just rotate that handle back to where it's open, then I happen to have an example what the kingpin would be like on your fifth wheel. So, when you're backing up to hook up, you can see that the weight of the fifth wheel will push on to this handle. The very back here which you'll rotate that handle forward and completely wrap those jaws. The dual jaws around the kingpin. Once it's all the way forward, just take your pinning clip, drop it through the holes, and then just clip it, and that'll hold the handle into place to keep it from releasing the kingpin. Now, I have it set in the towing position, so it's locked in the towing position, which means the head is closest to the cab. So, as you're on the high way you don't need to make many turns. So, you want to be as close as possible to the cab. Now, once you get into a campground and you want to be able to maneuver your fifth wheel around, you might need to make some sharp turns. So, that's when you need to move into the maneuvering position and gain that extra 12 inches. So, you just get out, release it into the unlock position, and you can see as this fifth wheel will slide back, you can see I can actually stop, the handle will lock into position, and then you're in the maneuvering position. You've gained those extra 12 inches. Now, once you're done and you need to hook up and get back on the highway to tow, you want to be able to release it and move it back into the tow position. So again, you unlock it, that'll release it. As you move, you can see once it hits the towing position again, it locks into place and the handle locks down. Then you're all ready to tow. But that should do it. For the review on the B&W Companion Dual Jaw Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with the slider, and a 20 000 pound weight capacity.


Customer Reviews

B&W Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs - BWRVK3400

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (379 Customer Reviews)

Quickly and easily convert your B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch to a sturdy 5th-wheel trailer hitch. Built-in slider helps eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. Dual-jaw hitch removes without a trace for full bed access.

- BWRVK3400

by: Scott N.10/26/2016


I have loved this hitch. The ordering process was easy and it was shipped immediately. Installation was easy and took me about 1 hour. we have used this hitch to pull our 31 foot fifth wheel trailer over the last year and have had absolutely no problems. I would recommend this hitch to anyone. 311055


Comments

I love this hitch and would recommend it to any one.

Scott N - 10/27/2017

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by: Cody11/29/2016


This really has worked out well for our set up, I have full confidence in the strength and durability of our Companion slider, still in perfect working condition after 1 year, and going strong. It was a great investment 320492



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by: Jerry M07/20/2016


Fantastic, quiet, no bangs or noises. Only issue is that it is so heavy, I need help removing it when I need to use the truck bed. Have used the gooseneck ball to move my buddies horse trailer, no issues either. 274039



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by: Chad P.09/14/2017


This unit is smith operating, tight and easy to use. Very little to no "chucking" with my 14k pd fifth wheel camper. Very pleased with this unit! 432199



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by: Jay11/10/2017


Takes some time to install but overall a fairly easy install. Allows you to have full use of bed when not pulling your trailer. 450758



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by: Burt03/31/2017


This hitch has performed flawlessly. It was very easy to install by a shade tree mechanic. :) 361252



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by: Jeff H.06/13/2016


Excellent quality. Makes connecting and trailering a lot easier. 260765



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by: paul c04/23/2017


love this hitch 371367



- BWRVK3600

by: Steve G,02/28/2017

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters


I have a 2016 Ram 2500 and I currently tow a 36 ft. 5th wheel that weighs in about 15,000 loaded. This hitch is overkill for me on the tow rating but that's what I wanted. I have been towing for years and this is my third hitch and I don't want to have to think twice about the hitch when I'm climbing and descending mountain passes. I live in Washington state and I go all over the Pacific Northwest with the trailer. I have been in situations where I pushed the limits of my gear. I wanted safety, ease of use, high quality, American made, and peace of mind and this hitch delivers all of that. The hitch arrived in great shape for being such a heavy beast. The directions are easy to follow and installation was very simple. Follow the directions and with a helping hand you will have this hitch installed in about 30 minutes and I go slow to make sure everything is exactly correct. The hitch is heavy so moving it into place and adjusting the latches takes some muscle. Other than that this thing is plug-and-play. I towed this weekend for the first time with this hitch. I went on a short 250 mile trip. This hitch makes ZERO noise. It's sturdy. There is no play in the connection and the truck and trailer are one. This hitch feels incredibly smooth to tow with. No knocking, rocking....nothing. Just smooth, strong stability. The best hitch I have used, easily. The best part is hitching and unhitching, so much safer and easier than any hitch I have seen or used. Some hitches tend to bind or have tension loaded making unhitching a multi-step, sometimes less safe process than it should be. Not this hitch. Drop year landing gear, pull the pin, and drive away. Anyone who has ever fussed with a 5th wheel hitch hear me me now. If your are sitting on the fence and wondering if this hitch is truly a 5 star hitch stop wondering and pull the trigger. It's a five star hitch and worth every penny. And buy it right here at e-trailer. Excellent customer service and solid pricing. They truly care about the customer. They answer their phones too if you have any questions. In today's world that means more than I can say. 346705



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by: Jeff06/04/2016

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters


I have had this hitch for a year now, and pulled 5000+ miles. The hitch has been flawless with one exception. I experienced a problem with the factory puck system mounting (Ford truck). When taking the hitch out before winter, I noticed a couple of latches were loose. I assumed the castle nut just needed to be tightened a hole or two. However, what I found was that even if I tightened the castle nut all the way, it would still not latch to the truck (no resistance when turning the handle). After numerous calls with B&W, they sent me new cam latches. However, those did not solve the problem. B&W thought maybe the shear pins sheared, and cause the cam to loosen. However, I don't believe this is the case. The shear pins were intact and the cam was in the exact same position as the new cam latches I received. Also, I had never over-tightened them. Apparently B&W has seen problem when user use a hammer to close the latched. I've never done that, so I don't think that was my issue. It appears to me they have a tolerance stack-up issue, and their factory setup does not accommodate the variations from vehicle to vehicle, or the compression of their spring washer. To resolve, I used a large washer below the spring washer to take up the excess slack and still keep the castle nut at a level where it lined up with the cotter pin hole. This problem was a little nerve racking, since this is the sole mechanism for securing the hitch to the truck. This is not where you want to have a problem! Aside from this issue, as critical as I felt it was, I would still recommend this hitch. The ease of removing is awesome. The towing experience is good, although I have not used any other 5th wheel hitch so I can't really say this one is the best on the market. I would buy one again though. 256797



- BWRVK3500-5W

by: Jeff B.06/23/2016

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters


--------------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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by: Eric06/14/2017

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters


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



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by: Richard C.10/11/2015

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Big and heavy . Took 4 of us to install it. Think I got the side support placement right. Will have to wait till I hook up too see. One complaint and the mfg. should do something about it. The handle can be reached from the side but not the locking pin. I'm going to have to figure out a way to lock it as at my age It is now a problem. Will come up with something that can be done from the side. 229735


Comments

On that issue I recommend a step you can leave in bed to pull out and step up to secure lock. Thats my plan for now.

-- comment by: Steve - 12/06/2015

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One of the folding wheel mounted steps might do the job.

-- comment by: Tom W - 01/02/2016

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Thanks for the suggestion Tom, below is a link to tire steps we currently offer.

-- Rachael H - 1/4/2016

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buy a pair of mechanical fingers, thats what I use.

-- comment by: gil - 01/16/2016

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One further comment. The jaws as seen from the back when closed should be painted yellow. Then it could easily be noted that they are closed.

Richard C - 10/15/2016

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by: Mark T.02/05/2015

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters


After buying a 2015 Dodge Ram 2500 with the new puck system I researched several fifth wheel hitches and decided on the BWRVK3600 based on the fact it was an OEM part that would fit in the puck system without adding an additional rail system, and it being American made was absolutely a very nice bonus. I was extremely pleased with the exceptional customer service and how quickly the hitch arrived after ordering. Upon receiving and opening the boxes, I was truly impressed with the quality workmanship and the heavy duty weight of the hitch and the included parts. Coming from the engineering field I have learned that a product is only as good as its quality assurance, and your quality assurance appears to have extremely high standards! Prior to receiving the hitch I had viewed the video online, and as recommended I read all the included instructions first. It was easy to understand and I encountered no problems with the installation. Not being in a hurry and taking my time, it took me 3-4 hours to install, and then I hooked up to my fifth wheel to check the height. Afterward, I did make one adjustment to the height of the pivot arms, and now it is a perfect fit. I will definitely recommend your company and hitch to anyone looking for one and have already shown mine to several neighbors. Thank you for making an OEM high quality product! Cheers! Mark T. 172448



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by: Dan E.02/03/2016

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters


Super fast shipping, came in on time. Convenient 2 boxed packages. Heavy! I started installing around 5:30pm, was hooking up to 5th wheel and testing at 7:15pm... Couple of interruptions would have been quicker. My Rep, Chris W. was extremely helpful, pleasure working with her! Whole unit is quality IMHP... Being safety freak I added some extra lock washers & nuts to flange plate bolts... Bolt sticks out roughly 3/4 inch after torqueing to 80lbs. per instructions. Added washer and nut to complete very solid connection... I could not be more happy or impressed with whole operation... Feel much better about cost now that I have laid hands on it... Thanks Etrailer & B&W... 2012 Ford F350 diesel 6.7 Crew cab, long bed... 236908



- BWRVK3500-5W

by: Natalie R11/29/2015

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters


Simple instructions and straight forward install, a bit heavy without an extra set of hands, but manageable (leverage is my friend). I've been using it for the past couple of months and am pleased with the companion hitch to pull a 35' fiver. The only thing I could have used in the instructions were recommendations for positioning (due to my lack of experience), but my initial placement worked out just right, the rig is well balanced, hauls very well and without chucking. Plenty of space in my longbed truck to clear a 50Gl. auxiliary tank and toolbox (and no worries about busting the back window out). Since I've got a bit of a steep learning curve ahead (I've hauled plenty of bumper pulls and goosenecks, but this is my first big 5th wheel), I greatly appreciate the ease of use as well as being able to free up my bed space when I reach my destination. Great product, can definitely recommend it. 232692


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No issues to date, works great. Easy hook-up and no concerns hauling heavy with this hitch.

Natalie R - 11/28/2016

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by: Ice Box RVer05/18/2015

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Purchased the BWRVK3600 Fifth Wheel Hitch a couple of weeks ago. This is a great product that arrived on time as stated. Assembly Instructions were very clear and easy to follow. I took my time but the whole assembly process only took about a half hour. I installed the assembled hitch into a 2014 Dodge Ram 3500, that has the factory prep towing package. The base sat into the puck style system with no trouble. Just some minor adjustments to the latches to get them to fit snugly as per the instructions. I used it to tow my new 40 ft. tow hauler home a week ago. Hooking up was so easy it slid right into the locking jaws with ease. In fact it went so smooth that I started to skid the RV on its landing gear. This fifth wheel hitch preformed beautifully during the tow. Taking off and stopping went very smoothly with no jerking motion. Backing into the RV site and unhooking was also very easy even having to jack knife the trailer into the site in uneven ground. As soon as I released the locking lever, released the parking brake, and put the transmission in neutral, the truck just rolled ahead with ease. I am really impressed with the whole process of assembly, installation, and operation of this fifth wheel hitch. It is a little heavy, but it is built that way for a purpose, the quality of workmanship is top notch. I look forward to years of service out of this fifth wheel hitch.Being made in America is the big plus. Thank you to B & W for a great product. 194163



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by: Bill Z.09/17/2016

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters


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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by: Mark B.07/18/2017

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This Hitch is a beast! Very happy! The install took about 2 hours and was pretty easy, it is heavy so another person helps. We are very excited to leave on our trip and this hitch will make us feel very confident. I have enclosed some pictures of the finished install in our 2017 Ram 3500 4X4 Long bed Dually. Thank you, Mark Barnhart 407374



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by: Gary H.04/03/2015

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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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by: Jon G05/09/2017

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



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by: Stephen Williams03/07/2017

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We just recently ordered B&W Hitch for our 2017 F350 Dually Long Bed. The process was very smooth. We ordered the Hitch, and we received it within 2 days. It was well packaged and would recommend the hitch. We have not towed with it as of yet, but I can tell its already going to be better than my old Curt Q16 Hitch, Hands Down. Thanks for making this process smooth and Customer Service was great with answering all my questions. Only recommendations to make the install go smoother would be to include the Hex Head Bolt wrench to tighten the handle. 349443



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by: Tim06/23/2015

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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



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by: Tim06/22/2015

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters


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! 206416



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by: Dale L.09/20/2015

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Great product! Easy install right out of the box! 2015 Dodge 3500, base dropped right into factory pucks with no adjustment at all. Risers, spring & arm were easy to install. Hitch is heavy and well built with NO movement or play at all once installed! Had hitch installed in around 45 min from start to finish! 226554



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by: Jackie C.07/13/2015

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters


Ordering was very easy and the delivery was made in three days. Took the Companion hitch out of the box and made very minor adjustment and the hitch fit right in place. Didn't time it but I know it took less than an hour to install and check all bolts for tightness. Looks great in the bed of truck and I can take it out if I need the space for hauling. Thanks Etrailer for caring about your customers and checking to make sure I received my order. I will order from you again. Already looking at your automatic steps. Truck is a 2015 Dodge ram 3500 diesel 4x4 dually. 211501


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Still working great

Jackie C - 07/12/2016

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by: Apple City07/19/2016

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World Largest Mobile Kitchen B&W Companion OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch for Ford Super Duty Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs - BWRVK3300 is the most innovative towing products I have seen in a long time. It fit into the Ford hitch system with no problems. It is a shame that Ford, Chevy, and Dodge cannot have a universal mounting like the receiver hitches so that they fit all trucks. It is designed to be either directly above axle or 4 inches ahead. 273767



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by: Bobby P.08/19/2016

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I recently bought a new 2016 Ram 2500 with the factory puck system. I found this hitch and after reading the reviews I decided to get one. The hitch shipped in 2 boxes, and unfortunately they arrived on 2 different days. The hitch head showed up in the factory box, but for some unknown reason UPS decided to deliver the base without its box. It was scratched up and had tape residue all over it where they had taped the pivot arms and parts bag to it. I called customer service to find out what happened and they assured me that was not how they shipped it. They immediately shipped me a new base, which arrived in its box, and had UPS pick up the scratched one all at their cost. Etrailer's customer service I received exceed my expectations! Talk about making sure your customers are happy. I haven't had the chance to tow with it yet, but I can say the fit and finish of the hitch is awesome. This thing is built like a battleship, even the same color as one. I'll come back and up date my review after I have a chance to tow. 285753



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by: Y.Lamontagne07/05/2015

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Excellent product, very sturdy design that will surely last years, paint quality is excellent and looks very durable. Hitch work very well to unhook, you don't have to hammer the jaws but you do have to find that sweet spot level Wise and anglewise where it releases easily. So far, very impressed with the Hitch, very quiet because of the incorporated Polyurethane bushings, easy to take off the bed, albeit the Hitch is a little heavy, but I'd rather have a heavier well made Hitch than a flimsy one thats lighter. If you take off the head separately, it makes it way easier to remove. If you're older and not as strong, I'd recommand doing it with 2 people instead of by yourself. Instructions were very good, I love the way the 2 skids "lock" into the grooves of the bed, makes for an incredibly stable and movement free Hitch. No more oblong holes that make noises like other brand's Rail systems. If you want to spend on a Hitch only once and be done with it, go with a B&W Companion with Underbelly gooseneck. 209521



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by: Randy E.09/27/2015

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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


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Best hitch ever

Randy E - 09/26/2016

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by: Al B06/07/2016

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Awesome hitch! Very easy to install (was more difficult to handle and remove the hitch from the wobbly poor fitting shipping container then it was to fit and properly adjust the hitch in my 2016 RAM 2500). Instructions are very clear and easy to follow. This is a very high quality hitch Including the fasteners. Weld quality and powder coat finish is superior to other products I researched or previously owned. Well worth the purchase price. To bad the great looking powder coat was scratched in places from the crummy shipping container causing the base to slide around damaging the high quality finish. e-trailer agent Katie M was awesome to work with and product arrived all the way out here in CA in less then 4 days with the free shipping offer. Overall fantastic hitch and e-trailer is always awesome to work with. If your in the market for a superior fully adjustable 5th wheel hitch for your RAM 2500 or 3500 do not hesitate to go with this super quality B&W all made in the USA hitch. 258650


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1 year in and hitch is working very well. Still tight fitting with no signs of wear. Following the lubrication guidelines keeps the hitch working perfectly. The poor manufacturer shipping packaging container that caused so much damage to my new hitch finish is still a huge contention for me. How can such a awesome quality be packaged in such a shoddy card boards box allowing the hitch to be scratched heavily and legs poking out the side of the shipping container. It is a shame a $1100 dollar hitch was placed in a 50 cent shipping box. Terrible quality control by the manufacturer.

Al B - 06/15/2017

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by: Mark D.10/03/2017

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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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by: Greg08/17/2017

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Love it. I took it out of the box, walked it over to my truck, and set into the openings in my truck bed and turned the handles and put pins in and I didn't even have to adjust it it was perfectly tight. Put the two pieces on to hold the top piece and added a little Grease and it was ready to go. I have a 2017 Ram 3500 4 X4 long bed with airbags and mounted it forward and up all the way. I'm pulling an 18000 pound fifth wheel with flex-air king pin and it rides perfectly. PERFECTLY. I'M very happy with the quality of build and ease of use. 421747



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by: Dan W.08/18/2017

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I just received the hitch. All was delivered as expected and quickly. I have not installed the hitch yet due to the weight. It will take at least two people to lift the base into the truck. I chose to purchase from etrailer as no one locally could beat the price and with free shipping and no tax i saved several hundred dollars. etrailer was easy to order from and very friendly on the phone. I purchased this hitch because i just bought a 2017 Ram 3500 with the puck mounting system in the bed. I have a 40 ft BigHorn that weighs in at just under 16k. My old truck had a 16k hitch with the rails above bed. I never felt the old hitch was safe pulling a trailer at close to it's capcity. The new B&W 25k hitch is overkill but worth the peace of mind. I love the puck system as there is nothing left in the bed when the hitch is removed. Makes it easy to use the whole bed when time comes to haul other things like construction materials. 421897



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by: Thomas G04/26/2017

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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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by: Dave S09/10/2017

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This is the ideal hitch for my Ram 2500 MegaCab. The MegaCab does not allow for a long bed and my RamBox setup causes issues with traditional fifth wheel setups so I needed to go with the Reese Sidewinder but was looking for the ideal hitch set up for my factory prep kit. This heavy duty hitch is the perfect combination and installs easily. Most importantly when used in conjunction with the Sidewinder I can make incredibly tight turns with plenty of room to spare. etrailer support was fantastic. 430845



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by: Allen P05/30/2015

Review from a similar B and W Companion in Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters


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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by: Bob R09/20/2015

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Product is well made and very sturdy, I think it will work very well when pulling our fifth wheel. Shipping was quicker than expected. Overall it was an excellent experience. 226650


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The hitch has performed flawlessly. We pulled the fifth wheel to Alaska and back with no problems. Recommend this product.

Bob R - 09/19/2016

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by: Jim C.05/13/2017

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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



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by: Larry A.08/27/2017

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I tow a 16000 lb fifth wheel and this adapter works perfectly. It's easy to hook up and I had a RV place in Arizona install it and they did so for less than $100. The tow rating on this is about 20 thousand pounds I believe so I'm well within the limits Towing this trailer. I would highly recommend this product for anyone who is towing a fifth-wheel within the rated tow range. 425732



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by: Blair Patterson11/14/2016

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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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by: Glen Z.05/31/2015

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The B&W hitch arrived in 3 days, in perfect condition. The packaging was top-notch. The assembly and installation instructions were clear and straightforward to follow. The hitch fit perfectly in the Ford factory-installed mounting points. I chose the B&W hitch even though it was a bit more expensive. After seeing the hitch, I'm impressed with the quality and "beefiness". This hitch is definitely heavy duty. I haven't hooked it to my trailer yet, but I'm confident it will be a perfect connection. This is a huge improvement over my previous Reese 16k slider hitch. This is my first transaction with etrailer.com. I'm impressed with the ease of ordering and the very fast shipment. 199176



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by: Joe W05/10/2017

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



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by: Joel R05/07/2017

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Wow is all I can say. Took about an hour to get the hitch completely installed into my Ram 3500 DRW factory puck system. The hitch is well built and the ease of use is amazing. After using a slider on my last truck due to a short bed I did a lot of research on what I would work best on my new truck with an 8ft bed with the factory pucks. After reading lots of reviews I went with the B & W Companion. This hitch is far superior to the previous one. The hitching and unhitching is smooth. 377356



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by: Randy P11/25/2015

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Well constucted. Easy to install. Fits in the truck perfectly. Companion comes apart easily and makes it easy to take out of the bed of the truck. 232569


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Great product. Easy to put in and take out.

Randy P - 01/11/2017

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by: RWD12/23/2016

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This is a really nice hitch. While towing everything is quit with a nice solid feel whether you are turning, stopping, or rolling on down the road. I have a RAM Dually with the factory 5th wheel prep option and the installation was a perfect fit. I did not have to adjust anything. I took my time and total installation was less than two hours. Yes you are going to pay 2 to 3 hundred more for the B&W but I honestly feel that you get your money worth. Also, eTrailer website was easy to order from and shipping to the east coast was fast. Ordered on Monday and received hitch early Thursday morning during Christmas week. Excellent experience all around. Thanks eTrailer. 327542



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by: Larry H03/31/2017

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Could not be happier with this purchase. Me and my brother-in-law installed the hitch in about 30 minutes. I drove to Ohio from the west coast to pick up my new 5th wheel. Five day drive back home with no problems. Felt safe and secure. Hitch rated at 25K, but my rig is only 14K loaded. I love over kill. Safety first. I had a blow out the first day on the return home. 70mph and never felt it. Stable. People had to dive up to me and let me know about the tire. Lucky me. No damage to the trailer. Again, I could not be any happier with this hitch. Also, a little note about etrailer. Great customer service and very quick on the shipping. 360889



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by: Mark Jackson03/03/2017

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I ordered the B&W companion gooseneck-to-5th wheel on a tuesday I think. She said depending on where it is shipped from it should get to me Monday. I neede it yesterday! 3 days later on Friday the UPS man was in front of my house struggling and cursing lol. I went to help him and to my surprise, it was my gooseneck/5th wheel! She came thru like a trooper. The product is great and I followed the Etrailer instructional video to install. I hardly looked at the instructions. Etrailer is officially my go spot for anything trailer related period! The videos are A-1 and so easy in simple english. Saved me $100s. Etrailer is 100%. Thank you Etrailer!! 348085



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by: Mark K.06/03/2016

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Thanks etrailer for your excellent customer service. I was in a jam, and had to purchase a new Dodge Ram pickup to haul my trailer to Florida. I needed a new fifth wheel hitch, for the new Dodge puck mount system. I explained that I needed this hitch ASAP, and your customer service came through. I was a very pleasant experience, and customer service stated that they would rush the order to my house. I would recommend etrailer to all my friends, and I will be ordering from you again. The order arrived at my door within three days. Thanks to you all at etrailer, and continue to strive for your customers. BWRVK3600 fifth wheel Hitch 2016 Ram 3500 256681


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Excellent product highly recommend. Heavy duty

Mark K - 06/04/2017

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by: Denny S07/12/2016

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This hitch came as exactly advertised. It fits perfectly into the bed of my F350 Super Duty that was 5th wheel ready. It is solid and nice looking as well. I saved lots of money by purchasing and installing it myself. It is not only the product that deserves an excellent rating but trailer as well. When I found the same hitch for a bit less they honored their pledge to credit the difference by 110%. They were wonderful and a company that will get my business over and over again and you should to. Many kudos for a company that "does it right". You will not find another company that matches their honesty and integrity. 271117


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The hitch is working perfectly. I have also noticed that many other RVers love the B

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  • Concerns About Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a Dodge Ram 3500 Equipped with a Goose Neck Hitch
  • There are several ways to adapt a 5th wheel trailer to enable it to be towed with a truck that has a goose neck hitch installed. The best choice for you will depend on how often you need to change between trailer types. Some of the adapters that allow this flexibility will put more stress on the trailer frame than other types. Options are still somewhat limited for newer vehicles like your 2014 Ram. The best method is to replace the pin box on your 5th wheel with a compatible goose box...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Tonneau Cover Recommendation for 2017 Ram 3500 with Short Bed
  • For your 2017 Ram 3500 6-1/2 Foot Bed without Factory Rail Kit you'll need a slider hitch to allow you to make tight turns without cab interference. My favorite slider hitches are the ones that automatically slide as you make tight turns as that saves you the hassle of getting out and activating the slider every time it's needed. For that I would recommend the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550037 and the install rail kit part # DM8551006. This is an underbed rail kit too which means when...
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  • Difference Between B&W Companion Slider Hitch BWRVK3400 and BWRVK3400-5W
  • There is no difference at all between the B and W Companion hitch part # BWRVK3400 and the # BWRVK3400-5W. We use the -5W at the end of the part number to allow the hitch to show up in two different fitguides. One for the gooseneck fitguide and then one for the fifth wheel fitguide. The Companion setups are considered by many to be the nicest fifth wheel hitch around. The Companion slider is going to be a much better option than using an adapter to use the stationary Pro Series hitch.
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  • Can a Short Bed Truck Tow a 5th Wheel Camper, Determining Turning Clearance for 5th Wheel Camper
  • Turning clearance is always going to be best with a long bed truck. Trucks with long beds are more designed for towing, and there are less of them on the market today because more people are buying trucks for reasons other than towing. If I were choosing a bed length to tow a 5th wheel camper, I would definitely go with a long bed because it will most easily offer sufficient turning clearance. Some 5th wheel campers have a nose that is specially designed to work with short bed trucks....
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  • Increasing Clearance While Towing Gooseneck or Fifth Wheel Trailer with 2014 GMC Sierra Short Bed
  • Since you have a short bed truck, you may want to use the B&W Companion Slider hitch # BWRVK3400. This fifth-wheel trailer hitch, which also adapts your Turnoverball gooseneck hitch, incorporates a slider that gives you an extra 12" of fore/aft movement to ensure proper cab clearance when executing turns. I have included a view review of this fifth wheel hitch for you to check out. If you are pulling a gooseneck trailer you will need something like the B&W Extend-A-Goose Gooseneck...
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  • Recommendation for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch to Fit 2015 Ford F-350 w/ Factory Installed Prep Package
  • If your 2015 Ford F-350 has the whole Ford factory prep package, with the pucks to install a 5th wheel hitch, you will be able to adapt your Companion hitch for use in your new truck. In order to adapt your B&W Companion Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch, you will need to swap out the base of the hitch. Rather than the base that is designed to slide into the Turnoverball gooseneck hole, you will want to use the Replacement Base for B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ford...
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  • Gooseneck and 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendations for 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6-1/2-Foot Bed
  • If you want to equip a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6-1/2-foot-bed pickup for both gooseneck and 5th wheel towing then I suggest you consider the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck/5th Wheel Installation kit # BWGNRK1016. This kit by itself serves as a complete gooseneck hitch system. When you need the bed empty for cargo the entire hitch can be removed for full access. When you want to do 5th wheel towing all you need to do is insert the matching Companion 5th wheel hitch, either...
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  • Gooseneck Hitch Fits for 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty with 6-3/4-Foot Bed
  • The B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # BWGNRK1111 is indeed a confirmed fit for your 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty with 6-3/4-foot bed. I verified this with my technical contact at B&W. For reference I have linked an installation video showing a 2015 F-250. If you also need a 5th Wheel/Gooseneck trailer wiring harness for your truck you can use the Curt # C56000. This is a simple installation at your existing 7-way; that bumper-mounted socket remains active after you install...
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  • How to Use a Sidewinder with a B and W Companion Hitch
  • Actually the recommendation for adding bolts to the B and W hitches so that they can be used with a Sidewinder has recently changed. We spoke to our contact at B and W and they informed us that doing that will void the warranty of the hitch. What you will need to do is lock out the Sidewinder you have on your trailer. You will then need to install two 3/4 inch X 5-1/2 inch grade 5 bolts washers lock washers and nuts in the location at the rear of the turret, see photo. Once these bolts...
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  • Hitch Cover Recommendation for a B&W Companion Slider # BWRVK3400
  • The Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Cover # RP30055 should have no problem fitting the head of your B&W Companion Slider # BWRVK3400. The only fifth wheel hitches this cover doesn't fit are the ones that have larger heads like the Elite hitches. The Companion has a smaller head so this would work just fine.
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  • Compatibility of Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection with 4 Inch Offset Gooseneck Ball
  • I spoke with my contact at Andersen Rapid Hitch and he said that it is possible to use the Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection # AM3225 with an offset gooseneck, like a B&W 4 Inch Offset Ball. My contact said that when using an offset ball like one from B&W you will need to get a shorter coupler tube for the Ultimate Connection from Andersen since the offset gooseneck sits higher up than a standard gooseneck ball. The Andersen Ultimate Connection is designed to provide an additional 5-1/4...
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  • Is There Any Difference Between B&W BWGNRK1313-5W, and the BWGNRK1313 Installation Kits
  • There is no difference between the B&W Underbed Trailer Hitch part # BWGNRK1313 and part # BWGNRK1313-5W. The reason they are listed separately is because we want to make them easy to find for both gooseneck and fifth wheel searches. These are both capable of being used as a gooseneck hitch and also can be used with the Companion fifth wheel hitches. With your 2007 Ram 2500 and an 8 ft bed I recommend going with the B&W Companion Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter, part #...
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  • How to Determine if the B and W Companion Hitch Gooseneck Adapter will Interfere with Toolbox
  • I spoke to my contact at B and W and she verified that from the center of where your gooseneck ball attaches to the front of the B and W Companion Slider Gooseneck to 5th Wheel Slider part # BWRVK3400 measures 15 inches. So if you were to measure from the center of your gooseneck ball forward 15 inches you would know if this would interfere with your toolbox. You should also note that if your tool box sticks up higher than the bed rails of your truck you might see interference while...
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  • Maximum Rated Capacity of B&W Companion Slider 5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter # BWRVK3400
  • The B&W Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter # BWRVK3400 that you referenced has a maximum rated towing capacity of 20,000-lbs and a maximum rated pin weght capacity of 5000-lbs. Since these are the manufacturer's maximums, there is no exceeding them. We generally recommend using a towing rig that exceeds the actual requirements. For a trailer weighing in at 18K I suggest a hitch rated for 20K to provide a margin of safety. I suggest the B&W hitch # BWRVK3500-5W...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Rail Kit and Gooseneck Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Ford F-250
  • For a custom fit Curt fifth wheel rail kit confirmed to fit your 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty with a short bed you would want the Curt kit part # C16424-204. I attached an install video for this product as well. If instead you are looking for a gooseneck hitch the Curt part # C60720 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit. If you were looking for a way to be able to have a fifth wheel hitch and a gooseneck hitch installed in your truck you would need the B and W Turnover part...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch for Un-Level Terrain
  • For hitching and unhitching on uneven terrain, the Curt Q24 you mentioned, part # C16245 would be ideal for you. The hitch features a spherical axial bearing that allows the hitch a full 360 degree tilt, not just side-to-side and front-to-back. This will lessen the chance of the hitch binding on the king pin. The Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Hitch Install Bracket Kit you mentioned, part # C16411-204 would be the correct install kit for your truck. In order to install the fifth wheel hitch,...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Chucking when Using EAZ Lift 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter
  • The EAZ Lift gooseneck adapters are rated for 30,000 pounds gross trailer weight so that 7,500 pounds must be the pin weight capacity. The adapter takes a 2-5/16 inch ball so a 3 inch ball would not fit in it. The ball cavity of the adapter has to be a little larger than the ball so even when locked down there is going to be some front to back chucking on starts and stops. This is amplified by the use of an adapter because the connection point between the trailer pin box and the ball...
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  • B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck and Companion 5th Wheel Hitch for 2016 Ram 2500
  • For your 2016 Ram 2500 without the factory rail kit, the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Hitch with Custom Install Kit you will want is # BWGNRK1384. I have attached an installation video of this hitch in a 2014 Ram 2500 for you. This hitch is rated for a gross towing weight of 30,000 pounds and has a vertical load limit of 7,500 pounds. For your 6 foot truck bed, a sliding hitch is needed in order to make sharp turns. The B&W Companion 5Th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider # BWRVK3400...
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  • Will the B and W Companion Hitch Work With a Trailair Cushioned Pin Box
  • The Trailair Air Ride 5th Wheel Pin Box # LC158778 would work great with a B and W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch like the part # BWRVK3500 if this was the correct Trailair for your trailer. Or if you have a short bed and need a slider hitch the Companion part # BWRVK3400. There would be no compatibility issues. You will need to determine what pin box is currently on your 2015 Landmark Savannah in order to pick out the correct replacement cushioned pin box to use. There will be a plate...
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  • Recommended B&W Turnoverball Fifth Wheel And Installation Kit For 2017 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • Since you have a B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch in the bed of your 2005 GMC truck, I recommend foregoing the puck system in the 2017 F-250. I would instead install part # BWGNRK1117 in the F-250 if it is a 4-wheel drive. for a 2-wheel drive you would need part # BWGNRK1116. I then recommend using the B&W Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter, part # BWRVK3400. The Companion is one of the premier fifth wheel hitches we offer and with the slider...
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  • Options to Adapt Gooseneck Hitch to Tow 5th Wheel Trailer
  • In order to install a 5th wheel hitch in your truck the best solution I can offer is to remove your existing gooseneck and install either 5th wheel base rails or a B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch. If you decide you want to change out the gooseneck hitch in your truck, the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3500 and Companion slider hitch # BWRVK3400 are compatible with the B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch # BWGNRK1314 for your 2013 Ram 3500. Using the B&W system will allow you to...
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  • Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Ram 3500 Short Bed
  • Your best and only real option will be the B and W Companion Slider part # BWRVK3400. This will give you the additional clearance you need to make tight turns. The Reese Gooseboxes are great but they do not provide additional clearance for tight turns. Even with an offset adapter. The Companion was designed to work with the Turnover part # BWGNRK1314-5W that you have installed in your truck currently so it would be an excellent choice.
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  • Underbed Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • Yes the part # RP30868 has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Chevy Silverado 3500. For an underbed fifth wheel hitch setup for your 2016 Chevy Silverado you might also be interested in the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Trailer Hitch part # BWGNRK1016. This rail kit also doubles as a gooseneck hitch. But it allows for the install of what most people consider the best fifth wheel setup on the market. The Companion part # BWRVK3500 would the correct hitch if you have a long bed truck,...
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  • Recommended Gooseneck Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness for 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
  • I suggest the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # BWGNRK1067 for your 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. It's rated up to 30,000 pounds and is one of the most popular gooseneck hitches we carry. It gives you complete bed access when not towing by turning the hitch ball over and storing it in the ball hole upside down. Another great feature of the B&W is that if you ever switch to a fifth wheel trailer you can add the B&W Companion Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch, # BWRVK3400...
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  • Fit of Firestone Ride Rite # F2542 Air Helper Springs and 5th Wheel Hitch on 2014 Ford F150
  • According to Firestone, the only fifth wheel set up they've tested on the 2014 Ford F150 for fit with the # F2542 is the B&W Companion, which consists of the # BWGNRK1104 install kit and the # BWRVK3400 sliding hitch. My Firestone rep tells me that there's a good chance that a Universal Install Kit like the Husky # HT31564-686 would fit, but since they haven't tested it, we can't guarantee fit.
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  • Formula Used for Determining if Fifth Wheel Truck and Trailer will have Turning Clearance
  • Sounds like you are looking for the formula for determining if you have enough clearance to make 90 degree turns with a fifth wheel trailer hitched up to a truck. The formula you are referring to is this: (A + B) - C = Clearance A = Distance from the fifth wheel jaw center to the truck cab B = Offset used (slider clearance or Sidewinder offset) C = Width of the nose of the trailer divided by 2. Hopefully your trailer has a nose on it that is tapered in designed specifically...
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  • How Does Andersen # AM3139 Ranch Hitch Attach to Fifth Wheel King Pin
  • Take a look at the photos I've provided, which will give you a clearer idea of how the adapter would connect to the fifth wheel king pin. The threaded collar would slip over the king pin, and would be slid up all the way. The split collet is placed in the groove on the king pin, and the threaded collar would slip down over the collet. A gear puller or the # AM3103 slide hammer is used to seat the collar on the collet. The # AM3139 adapter would then thread onto the collar. The flange...
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  • B and W Goose Neck and 5th Wheel Towing Solution for 2014 Ram 2500
  • For instances like yours where both goose neck and 5th wheel trailers will be pulled by the same tow vehicle, your new 2014 Ram 2500 will benefit from use of a B&W system that can handle both, such as the Companion Slider Goose-neck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter # BWRVK3400. This kit works on trucks with coil springs. This item is the 5th wheel portion of the system and consists of the 18K-rated hitch on a slider base. This 5th wheel hitch installs on a goose neck ball, which you...
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  • Can 5th Wheel Rails/Brackets from 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab Fit 2015 Ram 3500 Dually
  • The Husky 5th wheel installation kits that fit your 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab are parts # HT31413-686 for the no-drill kit and # HT31565-686 for the kit that requires drilling. Neither of these kits is transferrable to your new 2015 Ram 3500 long bed dually. For your new 2015 Ram 3500 dually long bed we offer one installation kit option that is compatible with the dual-rear-wheel configuration and this is part # BWGNRK1314-5W from B & W. This install kit will not work with your industry-standard...
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  • Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 with B and W Turnover Hitch
  • The Curt X5 Adapter part # 16310 that you referenced isn't compatible with Husky Slider hitches. I have a solution for you, but this is not it. Instead you would want the B&W Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter # BWRVK3400. This will install into the B and W hitch in the bed of your 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 and would work well. Check out the review video I attached for more info.
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