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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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  • 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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  • Can B&W Companion Slider 5th Wheel Hitch be Slid Back to Accommodate Extreme Driveway Angle Shift
  • Slider 5th wheel trailer hitches such as B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20K Item # BWRVK3670 are designed to be slid back when making maneuvers. Since what you have described is basically just that it will work fine for your application. You just aren't supposed to do any regular towing with the hitch slid back but low-speed maneuvers off of roads and highways is fine.
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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 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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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ram 3500 Crew Cab
  • I have a couple of different options for your 2017 Ram 3500 Crew Cab. Your truck has a bed height of just over 20 inches so I will recommend some 5th wheel hitches that are adjustable to under 3 inches of that 20 inch mark that you're looking for. The most economical option for your Ram is the Curt E16 5th Wheel Hitch # C16115 with the Curt Base Rails # C16426-204. This features the Slide Bar Jaw to secure your king pin and has a Gross Towing Weight of 16,000 lbs. The next step up...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Comparison of Curt Q25 with B&W Companion for Ram Towing Prep Package and Recommendation
  • I believe the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs # BWRVK3600 is a superior hitch to the Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs # C16049. The Curt hitch comes apart in different places and is held together with bolts and nuts. The Companion hitch is a sturdy welded base without any bolts and nuts. Both hitches allow you to remove the head from the base for easy loading and unloading. Il...
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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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  • B&W Turnover Ball Gooseneck Hitch for 2007 Ford F350 Long Bed
  • B&W does indeed have a gooseneck hitch application for your truck, part # BWGNRK1108. If you're also interested in fifth wheel towing, you can get the B&W Companion, part # BWRVK3500-5W which would easily install into the Turnover Ball, providing a fifth wheel hitch. If you don't already have a 7-way trailer connector installed in the truck bed, you can do so using part # 54701-003. If you click the provided links, you can see installation videos for the Turnover Ball gooseneck hitch...
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  • Compatibility of a Combo Auxiliary Tank and Tool Box for a 2017 Ram 3500 with B&W 5th Wheel
  • Before you can decide on a tank/tool box combo for the bed of your 2017 Ram 3500 truck, you will need to measure the distance between the 5th wheel hitch and the front part of the bed. The measurement should be from the front edge of the front pucks to the front edge of the bed. This distance will give you an idea of how much room you will have to install an auxiliary tank and tool box combo. DeeZee has 2 tank and tool box combination that might work for your application. The DeeZee...
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  • Comparing B&W # BWRVK3300 w/ Reese # RP30871 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 # RP30871. 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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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Sliding Hitch for 2016 Ford F-250 SD with 6-3/4-Foot Bed
  • The B&W Companion OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch for Ford Super Duty Prep Package # BWRVK3300 is a fit for long-bed F-250s but not for your short bed. Your 6-3/4-foot bed will require a sliding 5th wheel hitch that will provide the additional turning clearance required by your short bed. The linked page will show you all 5th wheel hitch options for your F-250 short bed with 5th wheel factory prep. An excellent choice for your truck is the 20K-rated Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16530-16020....
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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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  • 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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  • Compatibility of B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch with Firestone Ride-Rite Air Springs
  • The B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # BWGNRK1108 uses frame brackets that install on the outside of the frame of your 2006 F-250 and the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2400 install on the inside of the frame. Therefore you will be able to install both the springs and gooseneck hitch together. I've attached installation videos of both they may be helpful for you. You also may be interested in the Firestone Air Command I Compressor System # F2097 so you...
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  • B&W 5th Wheel Hitches that Allow Full Truck Bed Access
  • The B&W Patriot 5th wheel hitch and installation kit you referenced, parts # BWRVK3270 and # BWRVK2501, is a confirmed fit for your 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 with 6-1/2-foot bed. This system uses industry-standard rails (ISRs) for mounting in your truck and these remain in place when the hitch is removed. The hitch head unit alone weighs approximately 50-lbs; the remainder of the slider/base weighs about 165-lbs, a bit much for one person. If you want to have the bed totally clear...
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  • Will a Reese Signature Series Hitch Fit Factory Mount System in a 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 Short Bed
  • No, unfortunately the Reese Signature Series 5th wheel trailer hitches will not fit the factory puck system in the 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 short bed. But there are hitches that will fit. I recommend the B&W Companion # BWRVK3770. It is a direct fit and it is a slider hitch for more turning clearance when towing with a flat bed truck. Another option is Curt hitch # C16669. It is also a direct fit to the factory system in your truck.
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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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  • Recommendation for Lighter 5th-Wheel Sliding Hitch for 2016 GMC Sierra with Factory Rail Kit
  • The B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3770 referenced in your question is the only hitch model currently available that will mount directly to the factory rail kit on your 2016 Sierra 3500. This is an excellent sliding hitch that will mount directly to the factory pucks in the truck bed and give you 12 inches of travel front to back. Also note that the head of the Companion can be removed to help with installation and removal of the hitch. The head itself weighs only 74 pounds. The...
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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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  • Dimensions of the B&W Tow and Stow 3-Ball Mount
  • The B&W Tow and Stow ball mount # BWTS10049B will have some great features. You can stow the mounting platform that has the 3 hitch balls (1-7/8, 2, and 2-5/16 inch) underneath your vehicle. This is nice because you will eliminate the possibility of hitting your shins while working around your hitch. The adjustable height will allow you the ability to tow trailers of different heights. The maximum drop is 7-inches and maximum rise is 7-1/2 inches. They are adjusted in 1-inch increments. I...
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  • B and W Companion Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-350
  • For the Ford hitch prep packages that would be in the 2017 Ford F-350/450 the B and W hitch designed as a fit is the B&W Companion OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch for Ford Super Duty Prep Package # BWRVK3300. This hitch fits right into the underbed rail kit and provides you with basically the nicest fifth wheel hitch around.
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