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



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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Fast shipping got exactly what I ordered.really nice hitch definitely worth the money it's working out great for me. 638225



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I have owned this hitch for a year. It has performed flawlessly. A lot of people elect to change out their pin box to a goose box because they don't want anything in their bed when not towing. When this one is removed there is nothing in the bed. Yes, it is heavy, but when I have to pull it out I use the 5th wheel to lift it out. Not a problem for me. 638007



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Delivered on time ! 637445



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Love it. Fits and Works like a Dream. Love that it slides right into my Gooseneck Hitch. 613985



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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



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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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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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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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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


Comments

Its been a year and we have towed several thousand miles using the B&W Companion hitch. It is a great product and have recommended it

Duane - 05/18/2019

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


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  • Adapting a Gooseneck Hitch to Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer with a 2011 Ford F-350
  • The hole for gooseneck balls are not all the same. The Companion hitches such as # BWRVK3050, which was designed for flat bed trucks, only fit B&W Turnover Ball gooseneck hitches. For a gooseneck ball that sticks up from the bed (and is not recessed in a cavity like on a flat bed truck) you can use the Demco Recon hitch # DM8550045. It clamps around a 2-5/16 inch gooseneck ball. I have included a link to a video review of this hitch for you. Another option is to adapt the trailer...
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  • Can the B&W Companion # BWRVK3500 be Converted for Use on 2017 Silverado 3500 with Puck Package
  • We do have the Slider Base # BWRVB3770 if your 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 is a 6-1/2 foot bed or the Base # BWRVB3700 if you have an 8 foot bed. These are compatible with the factory prep package in your Silverado and will allow you to use the Companion hitch head from the B&W Companion Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter # BWRVK3500 that you already have. Instead of just replacing the base I recommend selling your entire Companion and using that money to offset the price...
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  • Recommendation for Reese Goose Box With Too Little Height Clearance on 2017 Ford F-250 4x4
  • The Reese Goose Box 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Air Ride Coupler Adapter # RP94720 may not be the best fit. If you have already adjusted the air and the position of the connection, then it is not ideal as you really do want the 7 inches for proper turning clearance on an incline. You can gain 1 inch by using the High-Rise Ball # BWGNXA2050, but it sounds like you need a different option than the Goose Box for your 2017 Ford F-250 4x4. If you want to send a photo to confirm proper installation,...
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  • Converting the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch to Fit a 2017 Ram 3500 with Factory Puck System
  • It sounds like you have the B&W Companion fifth wheel hitch, part # BWRVK3500, that fits into the B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch. There isn't an adapter to make the square gooseneck shank fit into the round factory gooseneck hole on your new 2017 Ram 3500 but we do have something that'll work for you. Instead you can keep the head of your current hitch and replace the base with either part # BWRVB3600 for the fixed legs or part # BWRVB3670 for the slider. The bases fit into the...
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  • Recommended B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch Position for 2015 Chevy 2500 HD Short Bed
  • For your 6-1/2 foot bed on your 2015 Chevy 2500, the B&W Companion hitch you will want is the Companion Slider # BWRVK3400. The pivot arms should be as far to the back as possible for greatest clearance and the height will be dependent on the actual level towing king pin height of your trailer. I've attached the installation details to assist. For a short bed, a slider is always recommended because it will allow you the additional clearance (12 inches in this case) to allow easier...
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  • Which B and W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch Fits 2016 Ram 3500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • For your 2016 Ram 3500 with the factory fifth wheel rail kit in the bed of the truck. The B and W Companion hitch part # BWRVK3600 is a confirmed fit and would work well. Now since you have the # BWRVK3500 already what you can do is remove the head of that hitch and install it on the base assembly part # BWRVB3600 and you essentially will have a # BWRVK3600.
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  • B and W Companion Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Chevy Silverado 2500 Short Bed
  • Since you have a short bed truck you'll need the Slider Companion hitch part # BWRVK3400 which fit fit the B and W Turnoverball hitch you have in the bed of your truck. The reason you need the slider hitch is so that the hitch and trailer can move back and allow you to make tight turns.
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  • Underbed Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 2018 Ford F-250
  • Reese does not offer an Elite rail kit for the versions of your 2018 Ford F-250 that does not have the factory rail kit. Only way to get the Reese/Ford underbed rails would be through a Ford dealer. Otherwise for a great underbed solution the B and W Turnoverball rail kit part # BWGNRK1117 with the Companion Hitch part # BWRVK3500 would be a great solution that rivals the Reese Elite setups. Many prefer the Companion over it as well. If instead you have a short bed truck you'll need...
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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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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2002 Chevy 3500 with Gooseneck Hitch Installed
  • When you already have a gooseneck hitch in your 2002 Chevy 3500, you unfortunately won't be able to add base rails as they will interfere with the gooseneck hitch mounts. There are adapters for some gooseneck systems that allow you to use more standard hitch options. For instance we have the Companion 5th wheel hitch # BWRVK3500 if you have a B&W gooseneck hitch or the Curt X5 # 16310 for that same system. If you have the Curt Double Lock, there is the X5 adapter # C16210 or # C16220...
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  • B&W Companion Hitch and Head Position Recommendation for 2017 Ram 3500 Towing Trailer w Sidewinder
  • If the trailer sits nose high currently then you'd want to go with the lower height setting for the head of the B and W Companion for Ram OEM rail kit # BWRVK3670 to help allow the trailer to sit level. Since you have a Sidewinder pin box you really don't need a slider hitch since the Sidewinder is designed to provide the additional clearance. So instead the hitch you'd want is the part # BWRVK3600. If you already have the Slider Companion you can still use it but you have to leave it in...
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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 Trailer Hitch for a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 with Air-Lift Airbags
  • The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs part # AL57295 attaches to top of the rear axle below the factory bump stop mounts. Therefore these airbags will not interfere with any of our gooseneck hitches we have for your 2012 Dodge Ram 3500. For a gooseneck hitch compatible with your vehicle I recommend using the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch w/ Custom Installation Kit part # BWGNRK1308 for models with the gas engine and part # BWGNRK1313 for models with the...
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  • Can the Head Unit of the B&W Companion Hitch Be Used on a Base for Pucks on a 2017 Ram 2500/3500
  • Yes! The head unit of your B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3500 is part # BWRVC3006. When combined with the Slider Base # BWRVB3670 this will give you the sliding hitch # BWRVK3670 for a short bed and when you combine it with the Base # BWRVB3600 it will give you the stationary hitch # BWRVK3600 for a long bed. Both the sliding base # BWRVB3670 and the stationary base # BWRVB3600 install in the puck system on your 2017 Ram 2500/3500 instead of the center gooseneck hitch ball receiver.
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