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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • B&W Turnover Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty 4WD Dually
  • Yes, the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # BWGNRK1117 is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty 4WD dually.
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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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  • Recommendation on a 5th Wheel Hitch That Will Work with the B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch
  • The best option to connect your 2018 Columbus 5th wheel trailer to your F-250 with the B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch will be the B&W Companion Slider 5th Wheel Hitch, # BWRVK3400-5W. The Companion 5th wheel hitch will mount to the gooseneck opening of your B&W gooseneck hitch. The Companion is also a slider hitch which will help provide more clearance for your short-bed pickup when making turns with your rig. The Companion 5th wheel also has a 1 inch thick dual jaw to provide better...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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.
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  • Recommended 5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2017 Ram 2500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • The B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider # BWRVK3270 referenced in your question can be used on your 2017 Ram 2500 with the factory rail kit by using the Reese Rail Adapter # RP30154. The B&W Patriot is compatible with industry-standard, above-bed rails, which is exactly what mounting the Reese Rail Adapter to your factory puck system will provide. Because the Reese Rail Adapter uses the existing puck mounting system, no drilling will be required during installation. I have...
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  • Availability of B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch With 25K Head
  • I've checked with my B&W representative, who tells me that to get the Companion base with a 25K head, you'd need the following parts: Companion base, part # BWRVB3500 25K Head, part # BWRVC3006 Install Kit, part # BWGNRK1314-5W If you don't already have a 7-way trailer connector in the bed of your truck, you can install one using part # 41157. You can see the current pricing for the items mentioned above by clicking the provided links. I've linked you to install videos for...
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 Short Bed with Factory Rail Kit
  • The best slider hitch we offer for your 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 is going to be the B and W Companion Slider part # BWRVK3770 which will fit the rail kit directly and will be basically the nicest hitch available. Plus it does not require an adapter like some of the other hitch options would. I attached a review video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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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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  • 2015 Ram 2500 Shortbed Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation
  • If you had the OEM hitch prep package in the bed of your 2015 Ram 2500 (there would be 4 pucks for the hitch to install into in the bed of the truck), then yes the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # BWRVK3600 that you referenced would fit your truck. But it doesn't look like you have the hitch prep package based on the vehicle info you ran through our fitguide. If you do not have the factory rail kit you would first need to start with the Custom Underbed...
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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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  • Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Short Bed
  • If there was an adapter that would fit your application needs that would be a viable solution, but there are no puck adapters to go from the Signature Series puck dimensions to the dimensions of the GMC factory rail kit of your truck. So you'll need a new hitch. For that you would want the B and W Companion Hitch part # BWRVK3770. This is a slider hitch that will fit directly to your rail kit and will work great. Most people refer to the Companion hitches as being the nicest hitches...
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  • What is the Best Truck for Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • You are doing the right thing by doing the research first. There is a lot of conflicting information out there so let me break it down for you and I will provide some part recommendations at the end. Basically, if you want to tow a 5th wheel trailer, the best trucks are going to be long bed 3/4 or 1 tons like a Ford F-250/F-350, Chevy/GMC 2500/3500, or Ram 2500/3500. Half ton trucks could work but are not nearly as capable as the larger trucks. A long bed for sure is something you will...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2018 GMC 2500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • We have had confirmation that the 2018 GM factory fifth wheel rail kit is the same as the 2017 so if you had a short bed truck you'd want the slider Companion part # BWRVK3770 or if you had a long bed truck you'd want the part # BWRVK3700. The Companion hitches are considered by most RVers to be the nicest on the market so that's why we recommend them so highly.
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  • Replacement B&W 5th Wheel Hitch Base for 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty with Factory Prep Kit
  • The B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch that fits the 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty 8-foot bed with factory 5th wheel prep package is part # BWRVK3300. For just a replacement base assembly you can use Replacement Base part # BWRVB3300 which fits the Ford Super Duty factory 5th-wheel towing prep package.
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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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  • Compatibility of the B&W Companion Hitch on a 2017 Ford F-250 6-3/4FT Bed with Factory Rail Kit
  • I have a solution for you, but the B&W Companion OEM 5th wheel Hitch, # BWRVK3300, is not recommend to be used with the short bed of the F-250. I recommend the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider, # BWRVK3370. This hitch will fit the factory rail kit in the bed of your F-250. This Companion hitch is a slider hitch which will allow to make sharp turns with your short bed truck with out damaging your trailer or truck. I have attached two video links on the B&W Companion...
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  • 5th Wheel Slider Hitch for 2016 Ram 2500 Diesel Short-Bed
  • Your 2016 Ram 2500 diesel certainly has the grunt required to tow a trailer that weighs half its rated towing capacity, but since you have a short-bed pickup you will need a slider type hitch that will give you the necessary clearance between the cab and trailer to make tight turns. If your short bed has the factory 5th wheel rail kit you can use the superb 20K B&W hitch # BWRVK3670 which drops right into the 4 pucks in the bed. This slider gives you a full 12-inches of travel to give...
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  • Can Head be Removed from B&W Patriot Slider 5th Wheel Hitch in a 2015 Ram 2500
  • Yes, you can remove just the head on the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Dual Jaw - 18,000 lbs Item # BWRVK3270 to make it easier to remove and reinstall. B&W makes a great hitch so you will like the Patriot!
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch with Below bed Rails for 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 with 6-1/2 Foot bed
  • There are three high-quality options for you to install a fifth-wheel hitch with under bed rails on your 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 with a 6-1/2 foot bed without the factory rail kit. The first hitch is the one I recommend, the B&W Companion # BWRVK3400-5W, which installs with the Custom Underbed Installation Kit # BWGNRK1016-5W. The rails double as a Turnoverball gooseneck hitch, and the Companion, which has a capacity of 20,000 lbs, features jaws which are 1" thick and provide full...
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  • Correct Wedge for B&W Companion Hitch for Using Sidewinder Pin Box
  • If your B&W Companion hitch mounts into the 4 pucks in your truck bed, like with part # BWRVK3600, you can use custom wedge part # SWW-06. If your B&W Companion hitch uses a single post to mount in a gooseneck ball hole in your truck bed, as with hitch # BWRVK3500-5W, then you cannot use it with a Sidewinder pin box since that post would be damaged by the forces applied to it by the trailer.
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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 referenceed, has a 20K capacity so you will not want to go over the 20K capacity of the hitch. If your trailer weighs 23,000 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 # RP30871. This hitch has a capacity of 26,500 lbs and would have plenty of capacity for your setup. You should have 4 slightly raised pucks...
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