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

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

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BWRVK3500 - Gooseneck Hitch to Fifth Wheel Trailer B and W Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters
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Quickly and easily convert your B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch to a sturdy 5th-wheel trailer hitch. Wide-stance base offers fore/aft and height adjustments to fit your application. 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 BWRVK3500 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 Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs. Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters reviews from real customers.
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B and W Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters

  • Gooseneck Hitch to Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • Connects to Gooseneck Hole
  • B and W
  • Adapts Truck
  • Hitch Adapters
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • No Offset
  • Fixed Height

Quickly and easily convert your B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch to a sturdy 5th-wheel trailer hitch. Wide-stance base offers fore/aft and height adjustments to fit your application. Dual-jaw hitch removes without a trace for full bed access.


  • Trailer hitch adapter converts your B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch (sold separately) to a 5th-wheel hitch
    • Lets you tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • 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 4" 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
  • Wide-stance base offers strength and stability
  • Plastic footpads attach to hitch base and fill truck bed corrugation to create a better fit
  • Quick, simple installation
    • RV post installs in ball hole of B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch
    • Hitch base attaches to RV post
    • Hitch head secures to base
  • Gray powder coated steel is corrosion resistant
  • Made in the USA


  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 5,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 16-1/4" - 18-1/4"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: 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".

Installation of the B&W Companion

To install the Companion, first bolt the included RV post to the Companion's base. This post is what inserts into your Turnoverball gooseneck hitch. The RV post attaches to the base in 1 of 2 ways to allow for improved cab clearance and proper positioning over your truck's axle.

Once you have the post in place on the base, position the 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 RV 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.

To tighten the connection between your Turnoverball hitch and the Companion, torque down the integrated drop-down bolt. This bolt runs through the crossmember of the Companion base and then down through the RV post. When you tighten the drop-down bolt, the base will be pulled closer to your truck bed, creating a more substantial connection. This, along with the wide stance of the hitch's base, helps to ensure maximum stability when you're towing.

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 the cab clearance needed to execute turns while towing.

Note: If you have a short bed truck, you may want to use the B&W Companion Slider hitch (BWRVK3400 - sold separately) instead of the standard Companion. 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.

Companion 3500 Base Diagram

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 above diagram gives an indication of where to mount the arms so that you get the height and the cab clearance that you need.

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.

RVK3500 B and W Companion Fifth Wheel RV Hitch

Item # BWRVK3500

Installation Details BWRVK3500 Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions BWRVK3500 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

B&W Companion Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs - BWRVK3500

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (157 Customer Reviews)

Quickly and easily convert your B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch to a sturdy 5th-wheel trailer hitch. Wide-stance base offers fore/aft and height adjustments to fit your application. Dual-jaw hitch removes without a trace for full bed access.

- BWRVK3500

I’m very satisfied with this installation was easy best of all I didn’t lose the use of my gooseneck ball. This was a lot easier than replacing my pinbox 657183

- BWRVK3500

First dealing with Erika W was great, good product knowledge and told me my product would be at my front door in 3 days - it was. I received the hitch and it took me about an hour to open up, assemble and install. Very straight forward and easy to work with solo. I have yet to connect to my 5th wheel but so far so good. Thanks Erika. 323552

- BWRVK3500

Make sure to have two people for installation. The only reason this is a must is due to the weight of the items and safety. The installation was not bad, the only item that is worth mentioning to watch for is near the end of the installation instructions. The jaws release lever has two bolts to hold it onto the receiver plate itself. The top is a rounded head with allen wrench style fittings. Unfortunately even though it seems like the allen wrench would hold the minute you put any torque on the nut it spins. I ended up replacing both immediately before fully tightening to ensure the handle was solid in place. As both bolts have no load or weight to them this was an easy decision to make. Everything you can tell is built solid and is pure steel, this thing should not go anywhere! Also to note I have my height adjustment for the plate at the highest setting and my tonneau cover still fully covers the truck bed without touching! 602108

It has been great, no issues and still pulling my fifth wheel without any incident. I did have to adjust the plate down all the way but that was to even out the trailer angle to raise backend of camper more so as not to hit back end on anything. Easy enough if you have a torque power drill to take all the bolts off and move, then just make sure to use torque wrench again to the 80lbs required.
Landon - 02/02/2020


- BWRVK3500

I decided to buy the Champion fifth wheel hitch to pull a fifth wheel camper, my 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 already had a B&W goose neck hitch in it. The champion hitch allowed me to also have a fifth wheel hitch with out drilling and mounting more weight to the truck. The instructions for assembly were clear and easy to follow making the assembly of the hitch easy. The hitch fit snug and there is no play in it. The 26' fifth wheel camper pulled nicely, no surging or swaying. 696882

Very good I have towed a fifth wheel camper, it tows very nicely, there is no play in the hitch in the goose neck adapter, and no slop in the fifth wheel at the trailer
Earl - 09/03/2020


- BWRVK3500

Great product, have used these in the past. Last one I bought was in 2008 and these new ones have some changes. Read the directions carefully if you're assembling yourself. 931979

- BWRVK3500

This is the best gooseneck to fifth-wheel Hitch! It certainly gives me the opportunity to use my vehicle for multiple purposes / multiple trailer types without major changes to the truck frame or trailer hitches. The only issue is the weight, but that is obviously a result of the quality. The hitch is designed with the user in mind with convenience in the coupling and uncoupling of the trailer. I have a fifth wheel hitch that bolts to the frame and it makes that truck dedicated to one task without mechanical removal of the hitch, the B&W hitch adapter gives so much more flexibility along with ease of use. My bolt in 5th wheel hitch is now relegated to the for sell listings. 910458

- BWRVK3500

Well built was fairly easy to install. No slop in the hitch, fits tight on fifth wheel pin. 904976

- BWRVK3500

Excellent service and fast delivery. The hitch fits perfectly and works great. I would give 5 stars but the only issue that I have is that when I ordered the hitch, the website said it was in stock and would take 2 days to arrive. After the order was placed, the item was backordered which was rather disturbing since the main reason I ordered from etrailer was they had it in stock (supposedly). However, customer service followed up with me and assured me it would be back in stock quickly and it was. After shipping it was only 2 days to receive. The backorder cost an extra 3 days due to the weekend. 898015

- BWRVK3500

The base took me a while to put together, it's a good idea to have your trailer handy to set the position of the pivot arms when putting this together, it's not terribly difficult to adjust them if needed. Towing with it is very simple and I don't hear any rattling, pretty nice setup. 896124

- BWRVK3500

Great product. Easy in and out when I need the full bed for work. easy hookup aslo. 881636

- BWRVK3500

It was great price, great craftsmanship, and shipped fast. I always buy from this company and expect great service. I shopped around and this was the best company that you can know they’ll stand behind there products. Thanks all that we’re involved, excellent job. Thank You 876409

- BWRVK3500

Great! 868525

- BWRVK3500

Works great, could not ask for a better hitch. I will tell you this, it is not a lite hitch. But that shows me it was built to last. 867415

- BWRVK3500

I was having a hard time getting this hitch due to backorder at other places. Called e trailer they told me 2 weeks it was actually delivered in about 9 days. Great customer service 864709

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- BWRVK3500

Very easy to install. May need help to set in. B&W makes great products 845819

- BWRVK3500

Great. 844363

- BWRVK3500

Works great. Easy too install, easy to adjust. Quite ride, no clanging metal. Just like having a mounted 5th wheel hitch. Works exactly as intended. 811759

- BWRVK3500

Easy assembly, clear directions. 802675

- BWRVK3500

Perfect. No better way to describe. 802270

- BWRVK3500

So far so good, installation went well. Delivery was quicker than advertised. We are going next week to pick up fifth wheel. Looks and acts like another quality product from the heartland of America produced by [email protected] I'm positive it will provide us years of reliable use and I can still pull it out quick to pull livestock and flatbed trailers. 791831

- BWRVK3500

Excellent product with high quality. Fast delivery and accurate website information allowed for easy purchase. Easy to install with just one person. Plan to pull my new 2020 Grand Design Momentum 395m 5th wheel. Retirement here I come. :) Picture gave error and would not up load. 791371

- BWRVK3500

I love it! I would buy one for every truck I have a goose neck in so I wouldn't have to rotate it between vehicles but for the price I can't afford that but definitely more than well worth the initial investment! Million times better than rails... 787040

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  • Why Can't a B&W Companion Be Used with a B&W Turnoverball Trailer Hitch
    The B&W Companion Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter part # BWRVK3500 is not compatible with any rotating pin box which includes your Lippert Turning Point and the Reese Sidewinder. The reason for this is because the mounting point of the B&W Companion will allow for too much movement which could then damage the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch.
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  • Comparing B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitches RVK3000 and RVK3500
    The B&W Companion RVK3000 was an early model that has a max weight rating of 18,000 lbs, adjustable height ranging from 14-3/4" - 16-3/4", and used U-Bolts for the installation. The B&W Companion # BWRVK3500 was upgraded so that the weight rating is now 20,000 lbs, has a higher adjustable height range of 16-1/4" - 18-1/4" (which is more common), and has a single point for mounting which makes it easier to use. It wasn't that the older systems were bad, B&W just saw where they could...
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  • Recommended Lube Plate for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
    For your B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3500 and MOR/ryde Pin Box, you can certainly use the larger diameter Lube Plate # RP83001. This 12 inch diameter plate will work just fine on higher capacity hitches like your B&W and there will not be any issues with edges of the plate extending beyond the skid plate. As you mentioned in your question, the head on the B&W hitch is large enough to accommodate the 12 inch plate. This will indeed allow for more surface area for lubrication...
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  • Recommended Way to Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer Using a B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch
    The best fifth wheel hitch to use with the B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch is the B&W Companion # BWRVK3500. That's exactly what it's designed for. However, it's 16-1/4 inches from the bed of the truck. Another option that may work for you is the B&W Companion for Flatbed Trucks # BWRVK3050. The hitch sits about 10-1/2 inches from the truck bed. With an adapter that allows the trailer to sit level it's likely to be very close to the bed rails. You want at the very least 6 inches...
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  • Pivot Arm Settings for B and W Companion Fifth Hitches
    Having the head of a B and W Companion like the # BWRVK3500 positioned with the pivot arms in the middle most horizontal and vertical setting would give you the most neutral position that should work the best for most trailers under most circumstances. But even that will depend on the truck and trailer setup. I attached a chart that has all of the pivot arm positions.
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