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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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  • 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. 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 - BWRVK3500

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.


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
  • 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


Specs:

  • 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



BWRVK3500 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details BWRVK3500 Installation instructions


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


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for B and W Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters - Adapts Truck - BWRVK3500 Review

Today we're going to review part number BWRVK3500. This is the B and W Companion goose neck to fifth wheel trailer hitch adapter. It is the dual jaw design. It has a 20,000pound gross towing weight capacity. This trailer hitch adapter will convert your B and W turnover ball goose neck hitch, that we do sell separately on our website, to a fifth wheel hitch, which will let you tow your fifth wheel trailer. It is a rail free design, which means this will drop right into your truck bed.

There's a post that is connected to the hitch base right down here. That is a square post which will drop into the square opening on turnover ball goose neck hitch on your truck and then you'll lock it into place like you would your goose neck ball and then you'll have a fifth wheel hitch in your trailer.Now it also has these plastic footpads, which will attach to the bottom of each base here, and as you can see it is formed to fill the truck bed corrugation to help create a better fit. Now it does have the one inch thick dual jaws here. These will provide a 360 degree jaw to kingpin contact, which will give you less rattle and more security than the slide bar jaws. So basically, right back here, I'm just going to turn it around a little bit, so you might be able to see.Right back here there's a clip and a pin, that if we pull the clip off the end of the pin that will release the handle. When you push back on this handle you'll be able to see, there it is closed, and when you push back on it, those dual jaws will open up and you're ready to back up into your fifth wheel trailer.As your kingpin comes in here, it will push on the back here and will automatically push the handle closed and wrap around the kingpin.

With it closed you can just take the pin and clip, drop it into place and that will lock it into place. Now you can also use a padlock on here, if you like. We do sell those separately. If you need extra security you can drop a padlock in there or just use this pin and clip. Now this does use a cam action latching handle that will help prevent binding.

It is simple to release even on unleveled terrain. Basically what it does is this handle will allow you to quickly and easily release the jaws on the hitch, even if you are on uneven terrain.Now sometimes when you're on uneven terrain there might be some binding that will occur in there and when you open this handle, to the open position, those jaws might still be wrapped around the kingpin, but because it is a cam action latching handle what will happen is there is no pressure because this handle is unlatched there will be no pressure on those jaws, so when you go to pull away that king pin will push open those jaws and slide out. That way even if you're on uneven terrain it won't give you any binding. A very nice feature. Now it does have a fully articulating head, which will ease hook-up and help limit chucking.

So, basically right here you can see the articulating head will pivot front to back and it will also go side to side.This head part will go side to side. It is hard to move right now because there's no weight on it. Basically it's setting, this hitch head is sitting on these pivot arms and there are polyurethane bushings right under here, so that's what will give you the movement. Now you can also get improved cab clearance with the four inches of front to back adjustment and you'll get those adjustment by these pivot arms here on the side. Basically these pivot arms, if you can see, they're sort of triangular shape, so itdepends on how youmount them to the side plates here. Now on these side plates there's holes drilled and there's about five rows of five holes, so about twenty-five different holes.So if you have the holes on your pivot arms, you'll just line that up, so you can move it front to back with about four inches of movement. And you can also turn those sort of triangular shape, turn themaround to even gain more adjustment if you need, and then also you depending on how high you bolt those holes, you can also gain three height settings to fit your application also. Basically, the hitch height adjustments go from the lowest, about16 1/4and the highest about 18 1/4. That is measured from your truck bed to the hitch head, so you can adjust that height by how you install it on here.Now a nice feature is if you go on the product page for this part number,we do have a nice diagram there that will show when this is mounted in each different position, what the dimensions you will be gaining in height and in the fore and aft movement. You will get the quiet rattle free ride because this it's riding on those polyurethane bushings. Has a nice wide stance base, as you can see, which offers the strength and stability. Again these plastic footpads will mount to the bottom to create a better fit in your truck bed. It is a very quick and simple installation.Basically this RV post, right down here, this square post, will install in the ball hole of your turn over ball goose neck hitch, and then you'll turn the handle to lock it into place and you'll be ready to go. It does have a gray powder coat steel finish, which is corrosion resistant. It is made in the U.S.A., and again this has a gross towing weight capacity of 20,000 pounds, vertically load limit of 5,000 pounds. And again we mentioned the hitch height adjustments, anywhere from16 1/4to 18 1/4, and it comes with a limited 5 year warranty.Now just one other thing I want to show you, when you go if you want to remove this after your done using it and you want to remove it from the bed of your truck. You don't have to remove all the weight at one time. What you can do is if you pull this clip right out and then pull the pin out, pull the clip over here, pull this pin out, then what that will do is you'll be able to take just the head off the bushings. Basically if you just pullup on these handles, these handles will release underneath the bushings and you'll be able to lift this whole head off, and you'll save you some of the weight.All you'll have left is the pivot arms and the base. So it will save you some of the weight when you are remove it from your truck bed. One other thing to also look at, when you do take this hitch head off, the very bottom, if you turn this over, at the very bottom at the center, there is a grease zerk fitting and you do want to lube that with grease every once in awhile because that will lube this large nut and bolt here that gives you the side to side adjustments on the head.That should do it for the review on part number BWRVK3500. The B and W Companion goose neck to fifth wheel trailer hitch adapter with a 20,000 pound gross towing weight capacity. .


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   (122 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.

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This product stood up exactly as promised. Easy to install, take your time get your measurement first it will be easier on you in the long run. Instructions where easy to understand but if you get confused you can find video's online if that is easier. Also at the angle I was at, it released very easy and no binding. Very easy to install and operate. The big plus is when your done with hauling, its easy to take out and have the back of your truck bed back to normal. 191199



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Works very well, easy to assemble with instructions. No rails to install or left in bed when not in use, easy to remove with two people, can be removed with one person if able to lift it; it easily separates in two pieces with pull of couple pins. Only complaint is, sometimes it's hard to tell if it's released (pin and Plate separation gap) when docking trailer but no big deal, other than that; it's a solid product. I pull around 15K with no issues. I would definitely purchase another one and I have recommended to a friend, who also purchased one and seems pleased with his. 343633



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So far so good. The installation was really easy. I got lucky by already having the BW Gooseneck hitch in my truck when I purchased it. Knowing what I know now this feel like the best route to go. I can pull it out of my truck and have my entire bed for something else in 30 minutes. Most of my time was assembling the components, which wasn't that long 3 hours maybe. It breaks into 2 pieces so I can lift it all by myself with no problem. I have not pulled my 5th wheel yet, that will be this weekend. I will update afterward. 297041



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I pull a 14' goose neck dump trailer and a 10,500 lb fifth wheel camper with a 2008 GMC Sierra 1500. Both are obviously all the truck should handle anyways but I would never try it with a different hitch. There's no play, none, in either even after nine years with the gooseneck receiver and one year with the fifth wheel companion. I travel for work and have pulled the camper 6.5 hours. 10,500 lbs on a bw hitch in your bed is more safe than 5000lb on s tail receiver no doubt. Worth every penny. 434191



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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



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Awesome product. Best of both fifth and goose put together about time. No annoying rails on my trucks bed, just remove fifth wheel flip gosse over and hides in hole within minutes. 2016 350 Ram. 38' 5R no problem nice setup. 313531



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I appreciated advice when ordering and decided on the B&W Companion Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailed Hitch Adapter. Delivery was super fast. I ordered after 5:00 pm on Thursday and the package was in front of the garage by noon on Friday. My wife said that was faster than Amazon! Instructions were detailed well, so after purchasing a torque wrench, I was good to go. I watched a video also, as being from Missouri, I have to be showed! The quality seems to be great. By Saturday noon, I was able to hook up to our 5th wheel RV. Thanks so much! 483256



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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



- BWRVK3500
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Great Product. No issue with install or removal when not needed. use of over head mechanical lifting devise is recommended, if not breaking it down. Always remember to install safety latch pin in receiver handle prior to moving any load. great delivery time of product from manufacture. 382879



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B&W is the BEST when it comes to 5th wheels and goosenecks. Very happy with the product. Unfortunately the box it came in was barely holding together and there were some scratches on the unit. Everything else went flawlessly! Shipping was fast! 384320



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Arrived in about 4 days. I ordered it on a Friday evening so that was pretty quick for free shipping. Installed it in about two hrs.took our first trip with the new 5th wheel hitch and it is awesome. It doesn't make any clunky noise when starting and stopping. Well worth every penny. 396175


Comments

Its working great! Dont make any noise when starting or stopping or turning.

Tom y - 06/19/2018

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Product arrived in great condition. Both assembly and instillation of product were quick and easy. All components were included and there was little need for outside instruction or configuration. This product has allowed our customer to now tow 5th Wheels or Goose-neck trailers. He is confident that this was the best purchase choice for his towing needs. 575137




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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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its been an excellent hitch. I pulled the trailer about eight to ten Thousand Miles without a problem with a hitch. Im thinking about getting a larger fifth wheel so I imagine Ill have to have a hitch that will pull a 24,000 pound trailer right? No doubt you have them no I havent checked your site. Its a little early yet. Thank you for your follow-up I appreciate it.

Larry A - 08/27/2018

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Although it was more expensive than other products, it really is the only choice I would make anyway. etrailer made the price easier to manage and getting it VERY easy. The whole process went smoothly. Looks good in the ole truck too!! 489136



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The only problem I had was the hardware package was short 2 lock washers & 1 bolt. I had to search thru my own assortment of bolts and washers for replacements. It certainly wasn't worth the bother to return the whole product. 573368



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This thing has held up great. It’s been in the bed of my truck since the initial install with minimal rust spots. The jaws stick occasionally but that’s to be expected if the weight from the king pin is slightly against the jaws. 570921



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i've hauled gooseneck horse trailers for years with the b&w turnover ball. when i purchased my first fifth wheeler I was in the market for a 5th wheeler hitch. this companion seemed to be a no brainer. happy to report design, function and ease of use exceeded my expectations. excellent product and customer experience. 612600



- BWRVK3500
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Great product, easy to use and remove for full bed space. Hooks up and disengages without issues every time. Top quality and well designed. 603926



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Finally got it installed last night. Attached is a picture. 602311



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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



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Love it. Easy to install and remove. Really like the extra wide clamp for the pin. Excellent product. 598932



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I have had 5 B W hitches 5th wheels and Goosenecks and they are the only hitch I would buy 589131



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Installed as advertised. Videos were a great help. I would highly recommend etrailer for all you towing requirements. Great customer service and great communication. Fast shipping, had the hitch in a couple days. 538690



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I have been using this professionally to haul campers for a year without any issues. Great product. 528554



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Love, love , love this hitch. It is easy to install and remove. Super easy to hook up 5th wheel. I highly recommend. I have had it for a year now and still works and looks as good as the day a bought it. 525496



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Bought truck used with the BW turnover ball installed. Purchased Companion hitch the set-up and instructions are really easy to follow. It took me an absolute novice, less than an hour to put the whole thing together. The frame portion is heavy at 130 pounds so definitely a two person job to move it around but once it was put together I just dropped it in the hole and shut the latch pin and then tightened the draw bolt and it was good to go! When attaching the handle i noticed the flange nuts were crimped just enough that the bolt would not thread through, so I had to purchase two 3/8" flange nuts at the local hardware store to replace but 10 minutes and $1.20 to replace was no big deal. I did contact the manufacturer with the package lot number so they could check their inventory. They were very helpful and apologetic. They even offered to send out replacement nuts right away. Definitely a solid product and I am so glad I purchased this. 524123



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The trailer hitch was delivered on time and was very easy to assemble. It took about one hour 522847



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Great product easy to use a little pricey I can pull anything I need to.had to move fifth wheel camper and skidster. I received my fifth wheel in a timely manner over all very happy thanks for your help 522802



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great hitch, smooth installation. took awhile to get the bolts to thread into the L brackets, other than that moving the muffler was the worst part. 2018 RAM 520976



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Easy to assemble and use. Your 3 year old could put this system together. 516802



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bw is the best fifthwheel and gooseneck hitchs out there.... 516783



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Fast shipping product was easy to install will definitely buy from etrailer.com again 516608



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This hitch provides very easy hook up for my fifth wheel and removing it from the truck bed to store for winter also very easy. Absolutely love the product. 515689



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The B&W Companion hitch is very well but and easy to put together. It works very well with my B&W turnover ball gooseneck hitch, the B&W products are built in our Great U.S.A. using all USA materials. Thank you B&W. Thank you etrailer for a quality product at a very good price. Also the free delivery was within 3 days WOW! Also thank you for the very helpful online videos of the products you sell. You have maintained you excellence through the five orders I have done in the last year. I now check your website first before ordering elsewhere. Thank you keep up the great work Have a very blessed day 510024



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Great product and very easy install. Works very nice with my trailer. Now I need to beef up my leaf springs 506726



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We have not opened it yet but it got here in 3 days and the financing was easy too 506086



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Very solid hitch. 501943



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Great product fast shipping, easy assembly and install. the very best fifth wheel I have ever used. 478517



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What a great product. The installation was easy and the security you can feel when it hooks up to your fifth wheel is great with just a glance you can see that it is safely locked in place. 476699


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The hitch is fabulous, when it is hooked up it performs super, the security and solid hook up feels great. Upon our return from overseas we lived in our fifth wheel for a year and did a lot of towing. I did have to put a pulley in my garage to assist in removing and loading the hutch as its 220 lb weigh made it impossible for me to do by myself. With the pulley it’s a simple job.

Jeff - 02/17/2019

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Very satisfied with the product. All parts and hardware were included, installation was straightforward. 458002


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Im very satisfied with the hitch Ive used it three times and have had no issues. Very good product

Erik - 12/07/2018

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Take measurements to be sure you won't need a slider hitch. Mine is in a short bed Ram 2500. It is by far the best 5th wheel hitch I've seen. Buy one and tow happily. 457654



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This is one of the best thing I ever bought for my truck. So handy and easy to use. 451684



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This is a great set-up. Easy to install, easy to use, and easy to remove. We have used it four times in the past year. 2 long trips and 2 short trips with no problems. 450433



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My B&W Companion hitch arrived on scheduled and well packaged. What separates etrailer.com from everyone else is their customer service. Excellent communication! 439497



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yes works well, easy to remove 437592



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One of my best investments works great and kept me from drilling holes in the bed and putting up with brackets.stores in my garage when not in use and works perfect.Comes apart in two pieces to lighten the load when removing from the bed.The pivot action is great along with the cam action lever which engages on contact.Also delivery was great thumbs up to etrailer for another great product.Thank you 433351



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The hitch has been working really well. No complaints. In fact, several fifth wheel service people said it was their preferred hitch because of the jaws design for holding the kingpin. It is super easy to hook up and unhook. Could not be happier. 426234



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Installation was fairly easy for one person. Hook ups are easy and solid. 419318



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Shipped on time. Easy to install. Works wonderful. I can now haul 5th wheel RV's instead of just bumper hitch RV's. Thanks for your great products at a fair price. 411206


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  • Easily Removable Fifth Wheel Hitch that Leaves Truck Bed Unobstructed
  • The Companion hitch part # BWRVK3500 is an easily removable hitch that will give you great access to the truck bed when not installed. You will need to have a B and W Turnover gooseneck hitch installed in your truck bed to use this hitch. Most fifth wheel hitches will require the installation of rails in the bed of the truck that will obstruct the bed slightly when a hitch isn't there, but the Companion will give you a totally empty truck bed. Feel free to email me back with your...
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  • Difference Between B&W Companion Part Numbers # BWRVK3500 and # BWRVK3500-5W
  • There is no difference between B&W Companion part numbers # BWRVK3500 and # BWRVK3500-5W. We just have slightly different part numbers for the same hitch which allows it to show up in two categories through our fit guide. The 5W just stands for fifth wheel.
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  • How to Remove a B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch from a Truck Bed
  • To uninstall the Companion hitch head, your will first remove the Saddle lock pins. Then grab the saddle handles and lift to remove the head from the pivot arms. Removing the head will make taking out the base easier since it won't be as heavy. To remove the actual Companion base, loosen the draw down bolt and retract the Turnoverball gooseneck latch pin handle all the way out. Carefully lift and position the Companion base out of the Gooseneck hitch socket. I have linked the instructions...
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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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  • How to Remove B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch from Turnover Ball Goosneck Hitch
  • The video I've linked for you shows the # BWRVK3500 B&W Companion being installed. To remove the hitch, simply reverse the process. Pull the release handle in the driver's side wheel well, then climb in the truck bed. Remove the two pins that hold the fifth wheel head in place, and lift the head off the hitch. Then, you can lift straight up on the base to remove it. After the hitch is removed, I'd recommend installing the gooseneck ball upside down, it'll help keep dirt, debris and...
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  • What Changed from the B&W Companion RVK3000 and RVK3500
  • The biggest difference is that from the RVK3000 to the Companion # BWRVK3500 the capacity was upgraded from 18,000 lbs to 20,000 lbs. The height adjustability also changed from 14-3/4 inch-16-3/4 inch to 16-1/4 inch-18-1/4 inch. The post that attaches the Companion through a single point to the mounting system below the bed, now uses bolts instead of U-bolts making it more user-friendly. Also the foot pads of the hitch are now adjustable. Finally the post allows for some forward and...
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  • Gooseneck Hitch Compatible with Firestone Ride Rite Suspension for 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 4X4 Dually
  • According to Firestone, the Ride Rite Air Spring Kits compatible with your truck would indeed prevent you from installing a fifth wheel or gooseneck hitch. The air spring assemblies install on the outboard side of the side of the truck frame, as would the frame mounting brackets for a gooseneck or fifth wheel hitch. Your best bet would be to replace your existing air bags with a solution that mounts to the bottom of the frame members, replacing the factory bump stop like the Timbren...
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  • Availability of Anderson Ultimate Gooseneck Hitch with 5th Wheel Connection
  • The Andersen Ultimate # AM3200 that we have on our site is compatible with a gooseneck hitch, but also includes an adapter making it compatible with 5th wheel hitches. This part is compatible with bed rails that have the industry standard attachment points. Please note that it is not meant to be used with truck beds shorter than 6' and is only compatible with fixed pin boxes. Installation instructions have been attached for you to reference.
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  • How to Determine B&W Companion Hitch Height and Position in Bed of 2014 Ram 2500 Long Bed
  • To find out where the socket post lies in regard to the rear axle, have a helper stand in the truck bed and hold a broomstick in the gooseneck hitch with the ball removed. You can stand beside the truck, and get a good idea of how far forward of the axle center line the hitch ball will be. Because you've got a long bed, you won't have any worries about clearance between the rear of the truck cab and the front of the fifth wheel. Use the setting that places the fifth wheel hitch head...
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  • Weight of B&W Companion Gooseneck To Fifth Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3500
  • I spoke with my contact at B&W about the Companion Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # BWRVK3500. They told me that the base weighs 131 lbs, and the coupler weighs 73 lbs, for a combined weight of approximately 204 lbs. This hitch would allow you to convert your gooseneck hitch to a fifth wheel hitch. This is a rail free design which also features a 360 degree dual locking jaw design. I have attached a link to a product review video for this hitch.
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  • Will B and W Companion Hitch Head that Fits BWRVK3500 Fit Companion Base for Ford Truck Rail Kit
  • Yes, the head from a B and W Companion Hitch # BWRVK3500 would fit onto the base part # BWRVB3305 that you referenced. Sounds like you have a 2019 Ford F-350 with the factory rail kit which is exactly what this base is designed to fit.
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  • What is the Heaviest 5th Wheel Trailer a 2019 Ford F-250 Can Pull
  • I understand what your reasoning is behind using the B&W Companion Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch to retain the towing capacity of a gooseneck trailer for a 2019 Ford F-250 but frankly, I would not be able to give you a yes or no answer as that is going to be up to the manufacturer to decide. If I can be honest with you I am sure they would not allow for this as you are still technically towing a 5th wheel trailer even though it is attached using a gooseneck hitch. With that being...
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  • B&W Gooseneck Hitch for a 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • The correct B&W Gooseneck Hitch for your 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 is the part # BWGNRK1016 this is compatible with both a 6-1/2' bed and an 8' bed as long as you don't have the OEM Prep Package as you stated. I also recommend installing a 7-Way like part # 50-97-410 on your Chevy so that it is easier to connect and disconnect the 7-Way from your gooseneck trailer. One of the reasons why the B&W gooseneck hitch is so accepted is due to the fact that B&W came out with their own...
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  • B and W Turnover Gooseneck Hitch Recommendation for 2016 GMC Sierra 3500
  • For a B and W Turnover Gooseneck hitch confirmed to fit your 2016 GMC Sierra 3500 you would want the part # BWGNRK1016. The part # BWGNRK1012 that you referenced is for the previous years of the Sierra so it would not fit your truck. If you ever needed to tow a fifth wheel trailer you could just go with the B and W Companion part # BWRVK3500 as this will fit right into the hitch.
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  • What is the Proper Pin Weight Percentage of the Total Weight for a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Definitely false. You want to shoot for the pin weight of a 5th wheel trailer to be about 20% of the loaded weight of the trailer. If the hitch weight of your trailer is 2,000 lbs though that entire pin weight is transferred, not just a portion of the pin weight. This is actually reflected in the weight ratings for 5th wheel trailer hitches (and can usually be found in the owner's manual for your trailer). If you check out the popular B&W Companion # BWRVK3500 you can see that the...
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  • Recommended Gooseneck Hitch On 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 With Coil Springs
  • For your 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 with no factory rail kit, I recommend the B and W Gooseneck, part # BWGNRK1384. This hitch is custom designed for your Dodge pickup. The mounting brackets that are included bolt to the existing holes in the truck frame and do not require welding or drilling of the truck frame. You will need to cut a 3-1/2 inch hole of your truck for the hitch ball and holes will need to be drilled for the safety chain loops. If you decide to change to a fifth-wheel...
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  • How to Fit B&W Companion Fifth Wheel Adapter on 2017 Ford F-350 with Towing Prep Package
  • The B&W Companion Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter # BWRVK3500 will not fit into the Ford prep package on your 2017 Ford F-350. It is designed exclusively to work with B&W's Turnoverball gooseneck hitches. The B&W Companion hitch that will fit into your new truck's factory package is # BWRVK3300. If you already have the Companion all you need is the base, # BWRVB3300. This will allow you to transfer the head from the hitch you already have to the new base that will fit...
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  • How to Pick Hitch Height Setting for B and W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • You will want the hitch to be set at the height that 1) allows the trailer to be level, and 2) allows you a minimum of 6 inches between the bottom of the trailer loft and the top of the bed rails. The fifth wheel hitches offer several inches of up and down adjustment to help accomplish this. Many pin boxes are also height adjustable. To do this you will want to measure from the top of your truck bed floor to the ground and then measure from the plate of the pin box on the trailer down...
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  • Difficulty Opening Jaws on B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch
  • If you are having difficulty opening the jaws on your B&W Companion # BWRVK3500, you may just need to relieve some more pressure from the trailer. Make sure the landing gear on the trailer is adjusted properly so that the tongue weight is removed from the truck. When the jaws do not open with the coupler handle, this is the most likely cause. It's also possible that you are parked on unlevel ground, which can cause the jaws to bind up a bit when trying to uncouple. The Companion features...
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  • Adapters to Allow Gooseneck Hitch to Tow 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The B&W Companion gooseneck to 5th wheel hitch adapter # BWRVK3500 fits only B&W's own gooseneck hitch/installation kits like # BWGNRK1057. These accept a square shank gooseneck hitch ball or the square shank Companion 5th wheel hitch adapter. If you have a gooseneck hitch like the Draw-Tite Remov-A-Ball # 6300-4454 then the B&W Companion will not work for you. However we do offer other ways to pull a 5th wheel with a gooseneck hitch. There are several types of adapters offered and...
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  • Suggestion for Lifting B&W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch Into Truck Bed
  • I have a solution for you to easily place and remove the B & W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3500 from the bed of your pickup. The Buffalo Tools Electric Hoist # BTEHOISTUL will attach to a crossmember in your barn or garage to help lift the hitch in and out of the truck. The hoist winch includes mounting brackets to attach to the crossmember. A 4-point harness will be needed for the hitch in order to be secure while being lifted. When used as a single cable system, the winch has...
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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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  • Availability of Adapter to Allow B&W Companion Hitch to Fit Round Gooseneck Ball Receptacle
  • All of the gooseneck balls for your factory hitch have a round shank. There is no adapter product to convert that round gooseneck ball receptacle to a square one that can accept the B&W Companion 5th wheel # BWRVK3500 or the flatbed version # BWRVK3050. If you truck did NOT have the factory rail kit you could install the B&W Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # BWGNRK1111-5W which would then allow you to use the Companion 5th wheel hitch.
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  • Can B&W Companion Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Adapter # BWRVK3500 Be Used with Dodge Factory Gooseneck
  • A B&W Companion Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter like part # BWRVK3500 has a square base which is made to connect directly to a Turnoverball gooseneck hitch. Since your 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 is equipped with a factory gooseneck hitch which uses a round ball shaft and there is no conversion "stem" available, this style of Companion would not work in your truck. Since your truck is equipped with the factory prep package, I have two options that will work for you. One option...
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  • B&W 5th Wheel Companion Hitch Compatibility With Lube Plate
  • That doesn't seem right that your king pin won't fit unless you are using the wrong lube plate. There are a couple lube plates we recommend for use with B&W Companion hitch like # BWRVK3500. The proper size lube plate for use with the B&W Companion hitch is a 10 inch diameter lube plate. I recommend the Reese Lube Plate for Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10 inch Diameter, item # RP83002 or the Curt 10 inch Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Lube Plate # 16721. We have confirmed either will...
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  • Which B&W Companion Hitches Allow Full Function of Sidewinder Pin Boxes
  • The only Companion hitches that can be used with a Sidewinder and still allow the full function of the pin box are the ones that attach in four places like the models that fit the vehicles with factory rail kits such as # BWRVK3600 for the Ram rail kits. The Companion hitches that only use the center post that inserts into a Turnover ball hitch like part # BWRVK3500 can't handle the twisting torque that the Sidewinders put on the hitch so they would require locking the Sidewinder out...
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