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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Lubrication of B & W 5th Wheel Hitch
  • B & W recommends you lubricate the top surface of the coupler with an automotive type chassis grease like # L10337 or use a nylon lube plate like # RP83002 to provide a lubricated surface. They also recommend you grease the jaws with an automotive type chassis grease and grease the saddle through the grease zerk about every six months with multi-purpose grease like # L11316. This will allow the coupler to pivot freely. See the diagram I have included showing the location of the grease...
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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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  • 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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  • Compatibility of B and W Patriot 5th Wheel Hitch with Reese Revolution/Sidewinder
  • My contact at B and W has informed me that the Patriot 5th Wheel is compatible with Sidewinder pin boxes. He also tells me that the wedge on the underside of the Reese Revolution pin box (both the universal and hitch specific wedges) are compatible with the Patriot fifth wheel hitch. I have linked you to product demonstration and install videos that you might find helpful.
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-350 Long Bed
  • The hands down winner is the B and W Companion hitch part # BWRVK3300 which fits directly to the rail kit of your 2016 Ford F-350. Many regard this as the nicest fifth wheel hitch on the market due to how well it works and how reliable it is. If you are looking for the best long-time hitch this is it. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. You nailed the only real differences between the part # RP30143 and # RP30871. The # RP30143 has a 25k capacity and the part...
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  • Will Firestone Air Bags Interfere if I Install a B&W Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for a 2004 Dodge 2500
  • The side plates of the B&W gooseneck trailer hitch # BWGNRK1313 will mount on the outside of each frame rail of your 2004 Dodge 2500 8-foot bed. See the B&W video I included at the 7 min and 30 second mark. If your Firestone air bags like # F2299 (2WD or 4WD), are on the inside of the frame, then you won't have any interference. I added a couple pictures and helpful articles for you to look at too.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Ford F350 with Hitch Prep Package
  • The B&W Companion OEM model, part # BWRVK3300, which you reference, has a 20K capacity so you will not want to go over the 20K capacity of the hitch. If your trailer weighs 23000 lbs you will be over the weight limit. As long as you have the long bed, and the fifth wheel prep package you can use the Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30143. This hitch has a capacity of 25,000 lbs and would have plenty of capacity for your setup. You should have 4 slightly raised pucks...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch and Sidewinder Recommendations for 2014 Ram 3500 with Factory 5th Wheel Package
  • Short bed trucks like your 2014 Ram 3500 with factory 5th wheel prep package pose a challenge to making tight turns with your 5th wheel. Sidewinders are a great solution since they move the trailer's actual pivot point back by 22-inches to provide better trailer-to-cab clearance. You will need to find the existing pin box's part number in order to check for availability of a Sidewinder replacement pin box (or an Air-Ride Sidewinder). The linked article includes a listing of Sidewinder...
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  • Will the B&W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch Fit my Factory Holes on my 2015 Ford F-350 8-Foot Bed
  • Yes, you will simply set up the B&W Companion fifth wheel hitch # BWRVK3300 pivot arms which will allow the hitch to be adjusted front to back or up and down for optimal positioning. Then place the Companion into the bed of your 2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty, line up the base with your factory receiver sockets, and rotate all 4 handles on the hitch base outward. Lastly, fold the handles in until they are in the locked position and secure with the included pins. I included a short...
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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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  • B&W Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch that Fits Factory Rail Kit of 2016 Ram 2500/3500
  • We do carry the slider fifth wheel hitch by B and W that fits the 2016 Ram 2500 factory rail kit. It is our part number # BWRVK3670.
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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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  • 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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  • Comparing the B&W Patriot and Demco Hijacker AutoSlide Sliding 5th Wheel Hitches
  • We do not offer the Pullrite brand but in my research it does appear to compare to our Demco Hijacker AutoSlide like # DM8550024. Both the B&W and Demco 5th wheel hitches are great for the short bed user. What will make the difference is the clearance needed by the user to have adequate turning clearance. For me personally also effort. I have personally had to slide the B&W 5th wheel hitch # BWRVK3270 and it was by far one of the easiest, by a landslide, since the unit was built...
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  • What To Consider to Set Fifth Wheel Hitch Height
  • The thing about the hitch height is that it will depend on the trailer. So without having the trailer in front of you there is no way to know exactly what height setting you will need. The goal is to have the trailer sit as level as possible. Until you have the trailer in front of you and can determine what height setting will be needed to tow the trailer level there's no way to know what your ideal height setting would be.
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  • Can the Head Support Arms of B and W Companion Hitches be Installed in Various Positions
  • The arms that hold the head of the B and W Companion hitch part # BWRVK3400-5W are designed to be installed in various positions to allow for different height and offset settings. If you check out the picture I attached you can see the different ways they can be installed.
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  • Dimensions of Replacement Hitch Ball for B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Hitches
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled the Replacement Hitch Ball for B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Hitches, part # BWGNXA2000, and took some measurements for you. The square part of the hitch ball is 4" long and 2-1/2" wide. The diameter of the locking pin hole is 11/16". See the video and the picture I made at right which shows the exact dimensions you asked for as well as a video review of this hitch ball.
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch With Capacity to Tow 18.5K 5th Wheel Trailer With Safety Margin
  • The excellent B&W Companion OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3300 for Ford trucks that you referenced is indeed rated for 20,000-lbs towing capacity. And if your trailer is 18,500-lbs dry, I certainly see why you are looking for additional capacity and safety margin. We do offer an alternative that is also designed for your F-350's factory 5th wheel rail kit. Reese's Elite Series hitch # RP30143 also drops right in to your rail kit and offers a gross towing rating of 25,000-lbs. Its built...
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  • Comparing B&W # BWRVK3300 w/ Reese # RP30143 5th Wheel Hitch for 2015 Ford F350 w/ OEM Tow Prep Pkg
  • Both hitches are of the highest quality, you wouldn't go wrong either way. Given that you'll be on uneven terrain, you'll do better with the B&W # BWRVK3300, as its head pivots 8 degrees front to back and side to side, versus 4 degrees for the Reese Elite Series # RP30143. Even through the # BWRVK3300 has the lower capacity at 20K, it will pull your 18K toy hauler with no problem at all, as long as it doesn't go over the 20K capacity of the hitch.
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  • Which B and W Companion Slider Hitch Fits 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • The Companion slider hitch for Turnoverballs goosenecks had a revision where they changed the part number to RVK3405 which increased it's capacities. We currently offer that hitch as part # BWRVK3400-5W like you referenced but we kept the older part number just to make it easier on our end. This hitch will work well with the Turnoverball hitch you have installed in your 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD.
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  • Using Silencer Pad # BWTS35020 for Tow and Stow with Drop Down Pintle on 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • I spoke with my contact at B&W and since the Silencer Pad, # BWTS35020, is a universal product, it will fit differently on each vehicle and some may need to use greater force in order to get the hitch pin holes on the ball mount to line up with those on the hitch. Please keep in mind that the silencer pad installs between the face of the hitch on your 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe and the back of the Tow & Stow. No part of the silencer should be pushed into the hitch receiver opening. I have...
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Setup Recommendation for a 2016 Ram 2500 with Rambox and Air Suspension
  • Since air suspension can complicate the install of a fifth wheel hitch rail kit I would strongly recommend you get the factory fifth wheel rail kit installed on your 2016 Ram 2500. For a hitch the B and W Companion part # BWRVK3600 is going to be the best option. This hitch is often regarded as the nicest fifth wheel hitch available so it would be the one we recommend highly for you. It is also designed to fit the rail kit of your truck without the use of an adapter. Since you want...
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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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  • Are the B&W Patriot and Companion Hitch Heads Interchangeable
  • I spoke with my contact over at B&W and found that the Patriot head # BWRVC3200 and the Companion head, # BWRVC3006, are NOT interchangeable. They will not fit each other's bases/legs.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Ram 2500 with Rail Kit for Use with Sidewinder
  • You will want the B and W Companion Hitch part # BWRVK3600. This will fit directly to the fifth wheel rail kit of your 2016 Ram 2500 short bed, is considered by most to be the nicest fifth wheel hitch around, and will work well with a Sidewinder pin box. You will want to also use the wedge part # SWW-06. I attached an install video for the hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Will B and W Patriot Fit Rails that a Pullrite Hitch Fit
  • The B and W Patriot Hitches like part # BWRVK3200 are designed to fit industry standard fifth wheel rails. If the Pullrite hitch you had was designed to fit the industry standard rails then this hitch would fit the rails as well. I attached a picture that shows the dimensions of the rails.
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ford F-350 with Factory Rail Kit Towing Tapered Nose Trailer
  • I looked up pictures of your 2017 Grand Design Reflection 303rls and it has the tapered nose that allows a stationary hitch be used and be able to make tight turns. Because of that you can use a stationary hitch in the bed of your 2017 Ford F-350 with a factory rail kit and 6-3/4 foot bed. The B and W Companion part # BWRVK3300 would be a great option that we would recommend highly. Many refer to this as the nicest fifth wheel hitch money can buy. I attached a review video for more info...
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