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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 Slider Hitch BWRVK3400 and BWRVK3400-5W
  • There is no difference at all between the B and W Companion hitch part # BWRVK3400 and the # BWRVK3400-5W. We use the -5W at the end of the part number to allow the hitch to show up in two different fitguides. One for the gooseneck fitguide and then one for the fifth wheel fitguide. The Companion setups are considered by many to be the nicest fifth wheel hitch around. The Companion slider is going to be a much better option than using an adapter to use the stationary Pro Series hitch.
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch With Maximum Height for Most Trailer-to-Truck Bed Rail Clearance
  • Thank you for the photo of your 2016 Ram 3500's bed rail which sits 59-inches above ground. You are correct that the recommended minimum clearance between a bed rail and the underside of the trailer's overhang is 5 to 6-inches, as shown in the linked diagram. Since your trailer sits lower than your truck you'll need some height adjustment to tow safely. By chance is your truck lifted? Lifted pickups are not ideal for 5th wheel towing for the reason you have already discovered. Even some...
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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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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ram 3500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • The B and W part # BWRVK3600 will be your best option. Companion hitches are basically the nicest hitches available as you know so I would not recommend a Curt over it. Realistically your rear suspension will sag slightly to allow the trailer to tow level, but in case it won't you can also raise or lower the pin box on the trailer frame to make height adjustments that way too.
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  • Recommended Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2018 Ram 2500 Short Bed Pickup with Factory Prep
  • In your short-bed Ram 3500 that has the factory rail kit the available slider-type 5th wheel hitches offer slider travel that ranges from 8- to 14-inches. All are shown on the linked page. Single-jaw designs often have less rattle and they also typically have fewer parts, which can be considered advantages. But certain dual jaw hitches can still be considered superior to certain single-jaw types. B&W makes superb products like their Companion 5th wheel slider # BWRVK3670 which will...
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD
  • The best fifth wheel hitch to fit your 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD with the factory rail kit is the B and W Companion part # BWRVK3700 for if you have a long bed or part # BWRVK3770 which is a slider for if you have a short bed. The Companion hitches are the best hitches around. They are very quiet, easy to use, and reliable. These have about 3 inches of vertical adjustment which is plenty for nearly all applications but if you need more the pin box of your trailer can also install in different...
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  • How to Tell if 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 Has Factory Rail Kit for Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • Most likely you would know if you had the Factory Rail Kit in your 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500. There would be holes in the bed of your truck that the feet of a fifth wheel hitch would fit into. I attached a picture that shows what they pucks/holes would look like. If you have them the B and W Hitch part # BWRVK3700 that you referenced would fit and work well. Otherwise for an underbed fifth wheel hitch setup I would recommend the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550022 which will automatically...
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  • What Parts Of B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Require Lubrication
  • I took a look at the installation instructions for the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # BWRVK3500-5W. Per the instructions in the Helpful Tips section, they do list the areas of the hitch that need to be lubricated to assure good performance. I have attached a copy of the Helpful Tips section you can check out. Per the instructions the top surface of the coupler and the jaws should be lubricated with automotive type chassis grease. You can use a grease like part # L11350...
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  • Can I Use A B&W 5th Wheel Hitch With A Reese Revolution pin Box?
  • The B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3255 that you referenced will work with a Reese Revolution pin box and standard above bed rails that mount on the tow vehicle at 4 points. The hitch will come with 4 pins that you will use to secure to the rails. You will also need the custom fit wedge # SWW-06 that is used with B&W hitches and the Reese Revolution hitch. I also recommend # 41157 5th wheel/gooseneck 90-degree wiring harness. This harness can be mounting in the bed of your truck...
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  • Will B&W Fifth Wheel Hitch Work With 2016 Nissan Titan XD Fifth Wheel Adapter
  • I did some research on the fifth wheel adapter from Nissan for your 2016 Titan XD. I found out that when the adapter is inserted in the puck system in the bed of the Titan, it will give you base rails that can work with any industry standard fifth wheel hitch. The B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # BWRVK3200 will work with these rails, but I recommend using a slider fifth wheel hitch. I recommend the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider, part # BWRVK3270. This...
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  • Sliding B&W Companion Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ford Factory Prep Package
  • The B&W Companion Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch for Ford OEM Prep Package # BWRVK3370 is available. This the sliding fifth wheel hitch that will fit into Ford's factory kit in short bed trucks. It's a 20,000 pound hitch with 12 inches of travel. The # BWRVK3270 is not available for the Ford factory kit at this time.
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  • Recommendation To Reduce 5th Wheel Trailer Sway
  • If you are not pulling the trailer level, I recommend making that adjustment. This may mean adjusting your king pin on your 33 foot Rockwood Ultra Lite Camper or adjusting the height on your Companion 5th wheel hitch # BWRVK3500-5W. It would definitely be worth moving the angle closer to your cab because that will put a little more weigh over your axle in your 2016 Ford F-350. Having the tongue too high can cause the trailer to move and sway, but you may also want to consider using rear...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-250 with Factory Rail Kit
  • For a fifth wheel hitch confirmed as a fit for your 2017 Ford F-250 with the factory rail kit the B and W Companion part # BWRVK3300 would be your best option. The Companion hitches are considered by many as the nicest hitch around and this specific hitch is designed to fit the pucks of your truck's rail kit so it would be a great option that would work well. This hitch has a 20k capacity.
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  • Locking Pin for a 3 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2017 Ford F-350
  • The Trailer Receiver Lock # BWTS51235 has a usable span of exactly 3-5/8 inches so you'll be cutting it really close. A better option is the Bulldog # BD580412. The usable span is right at 4 inches.
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  • Recommended Best Truck For Towing 20,000-Lb Gooseneck Trailer
  • When asked for our recommendation about trucks that are towing fifth wheel or gooseneck trailers, most of the time we will recommend 1-ton trucks with an 8-ft bed and a diesel engine. The truck I recommend is the Ram 3500 Dually Tradesman with a 6.7 Cummins diesel and a 4.10 axle ratio. The towing capacity for this truck is 31,210 lbs. With a 3.73 axle ratio the towing capacity is 25,910 lbs. So if you plan on towing anything bigger than the trailer you are pulling I would go with...
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  • Recommended Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2018 Chevy 2500 Silverado with Short Bed and Factory Pucks
  • For your 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500 with the factory pucks, I recommend the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20K # BWRVK3770 for your short bed. This is rated higher than the 16K you needed as a minimum and is able to be installed in two pieces. It is one of our most popular sliding hitches for the factory rail kit/puck system. Another option I recommend is the Curt A16 5th Wheel Slider # C16521 along with the specific adapter...
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  • Can Locking Pins Be Used With B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount
  • I spoke with my contact at B&W about locking pins for the Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS10048B. He confirmed that pins can be used in the ball mount, but they need to be able to span the hitch, have a diameter of 5/8 inches, and be rated for 10,000 pounds. I found the longer of the 2 pins in the Rapid Hitch Trailer Hitch Lock and Adjustment Pin Lock Set # AM3492 to span the width of the Tow & Stow # BWTS10048B. I have attached some photos I took showing the adjustment pin lock in the...
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  • Recommendation for a 5th Wheel Hitch to Fit a 2017 Ram 3500 w/ 8 Ft Bed and Factory Rail Kit
  • Between the two 5th wheel hitches that you referenced, I recommend the B&W hitch over the Curt hitch. The B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for the Ram Towing Prep Package, # BWRVK3600, is design to fit right into your Ram's factory pucks located in the truck's bed. The B&W hitch has a gross towing rate of 25,000 lbs and an adjustable hitch height between 17 to 19 inches. What I like about the B&W hitch is the design of the hitch jaws. The 1 inch thick wrap around dual jaw will allow...
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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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  • Proper Height of B & W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch Installed in 2006 Dodge Ram 3500
  • You'll set the hitch height so that the fifth wheel is towed level. Jack the fifth wheel on level ground, and measure the height above ground on the pin box (not the king pin, but the underside of the pin box or skid plate). Then, measure how high off the ground the floor of the tuck is. The difference between those two measurements is the height you hitch will need to be. Assuming you have a short bed truck and are using the # BWRVK3400-5W sliding hitch, you'll want to install the arms...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Installation into 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 with Factory Prep Package
  • If you're referring to the pucks of the factory fifth wheel prep package in your 2017 Chevrolet Silverado then you don't need the # RP50066 bracket kit. The fifth wheel package fits specific fifth wheel hitches, like the B&W # BWRVK3700, that install right into the pucks. The truck is already setup for a fifth wheel hitch and doesn't need a bracket kit installed for a hitch to connect to.
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • Since you have a short bed truck you will need a slider hitch to allow you to make tight turns without cab interference. The best fifth wheel hitch setup we can recommend is the B and W Slider Companion hitch part # BWRVK3400-5W. The Companion hitches are often referred to as the nicest fifth wheel hitches around and what's great about this setup is that the rail kit part # BWGNRK1308-5W that has been confirmed as a fit for your truck also doubles as a gooseneck hitch. The height of...
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  • How to Determine What 5th Wheel Hitch Height is Needed for 2015 F350 Dually
  • To figure out at which height you need the hitch, jack the trailer so it's level. Measure from the underside of the pin box (not the king pin) to the ground, which will be measurement number 1. Then, also on level ground measure how high above the ground the floor of your truck bed is, which is measurement number 2. Subtract measurement 2 from measurement 1, and you'll get the needed height above the truck bed floor. All three companies make an excellent product, any one of the three...
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  • Gooseneck Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Ford F150 Supercrew with 5.5 Ft Bed
  • I spoke with my contact at B&W and the Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch with Custom Installation Kit, # BWGNRK1104, is compatible with your 2014 Ford F-150 with the 5-1/2 ft bed. Please keep in mind that since you have the 5-1/2 ft bed, you will have limited turning clearance and it is recommended to use the 4 Inch Offset Ball, # BWGNXA4085, to increase your turning clearance. I have attached a couple of videos which may be helpful.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500 to Prevent Binding
  • The B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package # BWRVK3700 is the better option for your concern on binding. The cam-action latching handle and fully articulating head work together to prevent binding and ease coupling and uncoupling of your king pin. The method in which the jaws work will be a better option than the Curt A25 # C16066 which has a similar coupling style to your Reese 16K. I also recommend using the 5th wheel wiring harness # 20110 to add a 7-way...
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  • What is Fifth Wheel Towing Capacity for 2017 RAM 2500 Mega Cab 4x4
  • Figuring out the towing capacity of a truck can be a bit confusing. But when Ram set the towing capacity of your truck at either 16,100 lbs for the manual transmission or 17,170 lbs for auto they took into account all of the weight factors like payload. So since the SandPiper 372 LOK, weighs 12,962 dry and has a GVRW of 15,500 you would be fine. Lets say you have a short bed truck with the factory rail kit. The hitch you'd want is the part # BWRVK3670 which will fit the rails and...
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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&W Companion Slider Hitch For Ford OEM Pucks Fit Aftermarket Reese Elite Install Kit RP30126
  • B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3370 will fit the Reese Elite install kit # RP30126 since it will have the same puck spacing as the factory version which is also made by Reese.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Rated for 25,000 Pounds for 2017 Ford F-450 Factory Puck System
  • The B&W Companion 5th wheel trailer hitches for the factory puck system in your 2017 Ford F-450 top out at 20,000 pounds capacity. But there is a hitch that fits the pucks directly and is rated over 25K. It is the Reese Elite Series hitch # RP30871 and it is rated for 26,500 pounds gross trailer weight. I have included a link to a video review of this hitch for you. If you are able to go with a 24K hitch then you can use the Curt A24 # C16036. It also is a direct fit to the factory puck...
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