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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • USA-Made Locking Hitch Pin for a 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled lock # BWTS51235 and found that it is made in China. DeadBolt 2-1/2 inch coupler lock # RH5-XL is made in the USA. I have linked a video review of this lock for you.
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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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  • Auto Slide Fifth Wheel Hitch With 18K Capacity for 2015 Ram 2500 w/ OEM Tow/Prep Package
  • From the description you provided, It sounds like you're looking for the Demco Hijacker Autoslide, part # DM8550034. You'd also need the # DM6099 adapter for the Ram OEM 5th wheel towing prep package. The Hijacker automatically slides rearward during turns, and will return into place after you straighten out. The Hijacker Autoslide has an 18K capacity, so it sounds exactly like what you're looking for. A 21K version is also available as part # DM8550035.
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2017 Ford F-350 with OEM 5th Wheel Package
  • I highly recommend the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch, # BWRVK3300, for you. This USA made hitch will fit the factory 5th wheel package on your 2017 Ford F-350 long bed, it is the easiest hitch to install and remove and it is rated for 20,000 lbs. GTW and 5,000 lbs. pin weight. This will be an excellent option for towing your Grand Design toy hauler. The head can be easily removed from the base by using the handles on the side of the head. This will allow you to take the hitch out of...
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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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  • Pros and Cons of 5th Wheel Hitch With 20k Rating for 2017 Ford F-350 with Factory Rail Kit
  • When comparing the B&W Companion To the Curt A 20, there are some basic differences that make both models attractive. The B&W Companion # BWRVK3300 has a very sturdy base that can be easily disconnected from the hitch head and the pivot arms are easily adjustable and have not only height adjustment but can move either closer to cab or farther from cab. It weighs about 150 lbs in total. The negative is the lack of cool features like a coupler indicator and the standard B&W gray color. The...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2018 Ram 2500 With 6-1/2 Foot Bed
  • The fifth wheel hitch I strongly recommend for your 2018 Ram 2500 with the factory puck system is the B&W Companion # BWRVK3670. The Companion is considered by many to be the highest-quality fifth wheel hitch available. It features dual jaws which are a full 1" thick to provide complete contact with your king pin so you can have faith that your connection is completely secure. I've added a picture of the jaws so you can see for yourself how impressive they are. The Companion is also...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch For 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 with 6-1/2 Foot Bed
  • I spoke with my contact at B&W regarding the Replacement Base for B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVB3700 referenced in your question. She stated that you can absolutely use this base to replace the legs on your existing Companion for it to be compatible with the Silverado rail kit. She did also confirm that this will fit the factory rail kit on your 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500. With that being said, since you do have a short bed, I recommend using a sliding hitch that will...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ram 2500 Short Bed with Factory Prep Package
  • For your 2017 Ram 2500 with the short bed and factory prep package, I recommend keeping the trailer's pin box as is, and going with the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider # BWRVK3670. The B&W Companion hitch is widely considered one of the best options on the market, and this particular model designed to mount directly to the factory pucks in your truck bed. It features 12 inches of front to back sliding travel for cab clearance during sharp turns, and the 1 inch thick...
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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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  • 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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