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B&W Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

B&W Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

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Quickly and easily convert your B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch to a sturdy 5th-wheel trailer hitch. Built-in slider helps eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. Dual-jaw hitch removes without a trace for full bed access. 1-833-496-1390 to order B and W gooseneck and fifth wheel adapters part number BWRVK3400 or order online at Free expert support on all B and W products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for B&W Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs. Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters reviews from real customers.
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B and W Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters - BWRVK3400

  • Gooseneck Hitch to Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • Connects to Gooseneck Hole
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • B and W
  • Hitch Adapters
  • Adapts Truck
  • Adjustable Height
  • No Offset

Quickly and easily convert your B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch to a sturdy 5th-wheel trailer hitch. Built-in slider helps eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. Dual-jaw hitch removes without a trace for full bed access.


  • Trailer hitch adapter converts your B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch (sold separately) to a 5th-wheel hitch
    • Lets you tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Built-in slider provides clearance required for your short-bed pickup to turn safely at slow speeds
  • Rail-free design allows for full access to truck bed when hitch is removed
  • 1" Thick dual jaws provide 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact
    • Less rattle and more security than slide-bar jaws
  • Cam-action latching handle helps prevent binding
    • Simple to release, even on unlevel terrain
    • Lockable to secure trailer to hitch - padlock sold separately
  • Fully articulating head eases hookup and helps to limit chucking
    • Pivots front-to-back and side-to-side
  • 3 Height settings to fit your application
  • Quiet, rattle-free ride with polyurethane bushings
  • Quick, simple installation
    • Hitch base with slider installs in ball hole of B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch
    • Hitch head secures to base
  • Gray powder coated steel is corrosion resistant
  • Made in the USA


  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 5,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 17" - 19"
  • Travel: 12" front to back
  • Overall dimensions: 45" long x 34-3/8" wide
  • Measurement from center of where gooseneck ball attaches to the front cab-side of the hitch: 15"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


  • Due to the size of this item, it ships via freight.
  • This fifth-wheel trailer hitch is not compatible with Sidewinder or Revolution king pins. Do not use any device that changes the pivot point of your trailer's king pin with this hitch.

Fifth-Wheel Towing with Your Gooseneck Hitch

There are a variety of adapters on the market that let you tow a fifth-wheel trailer with a gooseneck hitch. You can use a coupler adapter that replaces the pin box on your fifth-wheel trailer and then attaches to the gooseneck hitch in your truck bed. But these adapters often require modifications to your trailer that can void the warranty. Another option would be using fifth-wheel rails that mount directly to your gooseneck hitch, usually by dropping into the hitch's ball hole. But to do this you have to make 2 separate purchases - the adapter plate that has the rails and a standard fifth-wheel hitch.

B&W Companion Simple Removal

With the Companion from B&W, you get a heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch that mounts in your truck bed by connecting directly to your Turnoverball gooseneck hitch with the included components. No modifications are required to your truck or trailer. And no additional parts are required for the system to work.

Quiet, Secure Ride

The 1" thick jaw on the Companion is precision machined to provide a tight, sturdy connection. And unlike slide-bar models, the rounded 2-piece jaw on this fifth-wheel trailer hitch inhibits rattle and movement by securely wrapping around your trailer's king pin, resulting in easier hookup and a safer, quieter ride.

B&W Companion Bushings

In addition to the sturdy jaw, the Companion has durable polyurethane bushings built in to provide a smoother, more comfortable towing experience. These bushings sit on top of the pivot arms that support the fifth-wheel head. Because the head is resting on a padded area, it is able to pivot without clanking. The ability of the head to pivot - both front to back and side to side - along with the trailer also helps to limit the chucking that may occur with a more static hitch.

Non-Binding Latch Handle

The dual jaw on the Companion is operated by a simple-to-use cam-action handle. This handle allows you to quickly and easily release the jaws on the hitch, even if you are on uneven terrain. If any binding does occur between your truck and trailer, the jaws may remain closed after you move the handle to the open position. But because the handle is unlatched, there is nothing keeping the jaws closed except for the binding pressure. Therefore, simply driving your truck forward will be enough to force the jaws to open.

The cam-action handle is held in the closed position with the included pin and clip. For extra security, you can replace the pin with a sturdy padlock. The shackle on the lock you choose should have a diameter of 5/16", height of 3", and a width of 2-1/4".

Built-In Slider

Most often used on trucks with 6' beds, a slider helps to eliminate clearance problems during slow-speed turns. When you are towing a fifth-wheel trailer, your hitch must be situated on the cab side of your truck's rear axle. However, at slow speeds you can use a slider to slide the fifth-wheel hitch (and the trailer) toward your truck's tailgate and past the rear axle, creating enough space between the cab of your truck and the trailer to permit less-restricted turning.

The slider that is built into the base of the Companion allows for 12" of fore and aft travel to give you the clearance you need.

Installation of the B&W Companion

To install the Companion, position the slider base so that the post inserts into your Turnoverball hitch's ball hole (in place of the hitch ball). Secure the post using the handle of the Turnoverball, just as you would secure the hitch ball. The post is square like the base of your gooseneck hitch ball. This square design helps to eliminate any twisting or turning of the post - and therefore the mounted fifth-wheel hitch - in your gooseneck hitch.

The next step is to set up the Companion's pivot arms. The arms are what allow the hitch to be adjusted front to back as well as up and down for optimal positioning. As a result, this hitch can accommodate the height of your trailer and also help to give you some additional cab clearance. To adjust either the height of the hitch or the fore/aft positioning, just attach the hitch's pivot arms in the desired location on the base.

The hitch head installs on top of the pivot arms. When you have the head in position, simply secure it to the arms with the included pins.

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B&W Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs - BWRVK3400

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (368 Customer Reviews)

Quickly and easily convert your B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch to a sturdy 5th-wheel trailer hitch. Built-in slider helps eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. Dual-jaw hitch removes without a trace for full bed access.


I purchased the B&W 20K Companion Slider & Underbed Mount System (UMS) for my 2015 Ford F150 extended cab (with 6 foot bed) over a year ago because it was the only solution that was removable. Construction and finish was very nice and still looks great. Installation wasn't too difficult but the 4” hole in the bed needs to be exact otherwise getting it square will be very difficult. Overall the slider works great but must be mounted directly on the bed and cannot be mounted over a plastic bed liner. Once installed everything worked great however after numerous trips I've yet to need or use the slider backing up as I can turn 80+ degrees without ever hitting or coming close to the truck cab (towing 2018 Cougar Half Ton Series 5th wheel). Also the slider is very heavy (head 75 lbs + base 207 lbs = 282 lbs) to remove and install (takes two people or an overhead winch). Plus the overall hitch weight (head, base & UMS is 394 lbs) puts me very close to the GVWR once the truck & trailer is fully loaded hence in hindsight I probably should have gone with the fixed 5th wheel hitch (total just 318 lbs compared to 400 lbs) instead as it would have saved 81 lbs and costs $489 less but at least I have the option to slide it back if ever needed.


The B&W Companion hitch is great. I pull a 40 foot fifth wheel at about 14000 lbs. Great ride with no "chucking". It can be tough to take in and out of bed. I use a small utility tractor with pallet forks and that makes it real easy to do by yourself. If not, plan on two people at least to put in and take out.


Have not assembled yet. But looks fully in tack. Will see in a couple of days. Looks well made, heavy steel product. I'm excited, so let's see.


Well built 5th wheel hitch. Simple to use and works great. Instructions were easy to read and understand. Took maybe an hour to put together and was hooking up to my camper.


I knew this was big, but I didn't know it was THIS BIG! I have an '03 Ford F250 SuperDuty, Crew Cab, 4x4, short bed with a B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck hitch, and this slider was highly recommended by many across the internet and locally.

My delivery date was about 20-days out from order date, however, it came 13 days early, much to my uninformed surprise. T-Force shippers came by my home at least 2x and did not even call me so I could arrange to be present to help them. My wife happened to come home and the driver had just turned around in our cul-de-sac and saw her pull in the driveway.

The T-Force driver was able to connect with my wife, and he was so kind and professional during the entire delivery. Much to my surprise, the driver brought the entire shipment into my garage and was sooo kind to allow my wife a moment to clear a convenient space for the hitch. The driver actually brought the hitch INTO my garage and did not leave it at the curb like so many other shippers have done with other items I have purchased over the years!


I read the shipping documents when I came home and saw that the entire shipment was 310 lbs, not sure if the pallet and boxes were included, I have to assume YES, but expect the hitch to weigh about 250lbs - 275lbs, and I cannot find a weight in the item on etrailer.

It took 3 of us to lift the base into the bed of my truck and get it seated into the gooseneck hitch. I still have to adjust the runners for the bed ridges, but that will be easy enough when it warms up a bit. My intent was to get the garage floor space back.

I did not even notice it being in the truck as the ride seems to be about the same, but I do not wish to keep it in the truck when not being used so I can use my truck like a truck. The hitch takes up most of the bed of my short bed F250, and I hope to experience that I made a good choice with the slider in a week or two.

Due to the weight of the assembly, I am going to try and use my engine hoist to install/remove it as I cannot do so by myself, it is extremely heavy and awkward. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! Unless you have adequate help, you should consider how you will remove it from your vehicle.

Overall my experience with eTrailer over the years has been perfect and this purchase was perfect as well. eTrailer has been consistent with me and I like that.

The quality of the B&W products, MADE IN AMERICA, are TOP NOTCH and EXPENSIVE. But you get what you pay for and I would in no way risk my families safety on some cheap CHINAMART equipment like this.

I am WELL PLEASED with the B&W gear and eTrailer service and I will return.


It looks good in the box cant install till the rest of my order arrive as stated in the first product review

I am very pleased with it
Andrew - 11/24/2021


This is an awesome product I purchased! It was a breeze to install this unit in my truck... I'm so glad I decided to use etrailer and I will most likely be a return customer!


This hitch feels incredibly well made and B&W customer support is incredible. One of the bed rail strips came loose after a month or so of owning it and only a few uses. Turns out the screw was stripped. After contacting B&W looking to purchase a replacement as it was likely my mistake, they sent a whole new strip free of charge. I will definitely purchase B&W products from etrailer again.

I love it. And B&W support is great.
Mr. T - 10/05/2021


I absolutely love my Companion hitch. It is the quietest hitch I have ever owned.
It also has the the strongest and thickest jaws around the fifth wheel king pin I have ever owned. The slide is very easy to operate and even though it is quite heavy for a 69 year old man to take it out and put it in my truck I still would recommend it to anyone who needs a combo gooseneck and fifth wheel hitch set up.
There is absolutely no slop or movement of the king pin in the jaws, unlike most other style fifth wheel hitches that I have owned in the past.
In my opinion you would have to go way out on a limb to try and top this one.

Dan seegmiller

Still feel the same. This fifth wheel hitch is awesome. Totally love it and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a great hitch. The ordering process and assistance I received was top notch. Quick delivery as well.
Daniel - 04/11/2019


If you have a short bed truck this is the tool for the job if you’ve ever blown out a back window or dented your cab (like me) OK I’m able to put my fifth wheel and tire place is that a long bed truck would not be able to do


I have ordered from etrailer before and was impressed with them and the product. I ordered a very large 5th wheel hitch, I explained to them my situation of needing it.
They pushed up the ship date even with all the shipping delays, they came through.
There are not enough words to say how wonderful and helpful etrailer staff are.
I will only order from etrailer .
Thank you etrailer you are fabulous


Outstanding service! Excellence from order through professional delivery.


Upgraded to the B&W slider from an Anderson Ultimate. The reason was the short bed truck I'm pulling with. Initially the hitch was awesome and slid easily. While it says there is no lubrication required, it started sliding really hard (had to hold the trailer brakes and jerk the truck forward pretty hard to get it to slide back). I tried dry lube - no better. Finally shot some wd-40 on the slide bars and under the hitch and it's back to gliding pretty well. Another shortfall are the rubber bumpers that are and the end of each slide rail - they don't hold the hitch tight enough in position so I do get some noise as the hitch moves (ever so slightly) back and forth. The hitch is solid (heavy) and well built. If buying again I'd likely get an auto slider even with the extra weight it costs me in the bed of the truck


the Campanion Slider worked better than I anticipated, Very stable ride and easy to use. The shipping was also excellent, it arrived ahead of schedule.


Great product. The sliding adapter allows for a trouble free parking experience. This is the smartest purchase I've made in a long time. Our fellow traveling family bought a fixed gooseneck hitch. Didn't work out so well. My buddy put a dimple in the upper left rear corner of his new 2017 F-250 due to lack of clearance with his fifth wheel. Broke out his back window too. A no-kidding $10,000 repair (aluminum pillar could not be repaired, required complete roof swap). He saw my sliding set up, bought one that week. He loves his too. I've even swapped the fifth wheel adapter to one of my other trucks. Would recommend this product to anyone.


Best choice to keep your gooseneck options and have a 5th wheel. Went together easily video helpful Got the slide options even in an 8 ft box glad we did HEAVY

Great be sure to get the fifth wheel kingpin lifter to lift the 5th wheel out so you have a truck bed We use the sliding 5th wheel when we hook up so it is closer to me as I line it up
Brenda E - 07/11/2020




The B and W Companion gooseneck and fifth wheel adapter works very nicely and when removed the pickup box has no additional brackets or hardware that get in the way of the load. The only reason I did not give it a full 5 stars is that it is too heavy to be removed by one person unless assisted by a lifting device. I use my portable cherry picker to lift it out of the receiver tube. Other than that small issue I am very happy with the product and would purchase it again.

I have pulled my 34 foot 5th wheel over 7000, miles in the year that I have owned the Companion hitch and have had no issues. Being new to a 5th wheel I have nothing to compare it to, but I couldn’t imagine anything out performing this setup. I still appreciate the fact that when I pull the hitch out of the box of my truck there is nothing that interferes with any load that I haul, weather it is a load of lumber or landscaping mulch. Only down side is the overall weight of the hitch when I remove it alone, I do need a mobile cherry picker. Well worth the price and would recommend it to anyone.
Gregory - 02/28/2019


I have loved this hitch. The ordering process was easy and it was shipped immediately. Installation was easy and took me about 1 hour. we have used this hitch to pull our 31 foot fifth wheel trailer over the last year and have had absolutely no problems. I would recommend this hitch to anyone.

I love this hitch and would recommend it to any one.
Scott N - 10/27/2017


It arrived on the day I was told in excellent condition


Looks like a well built hitch


Very simple to put together and fit pe rfectly.


This unit is smith operating, tight and easy to use. Very little to no "chucking" with my 14k pd fifth wheel camper. Very pleased with this unit!


Great product !

Richard - 02/08/2022


Shipment was delivered on stated delivery date. Excellent condition. Installed unit in truck and no major issues. I used straps and a front end loader on my tractor to place it it the bed. Recommend two people to actually set in place on the gooseneck hitch. Also, recommend the lift device vs. straps and chain. I will be ordering the lift device soon..

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    The dimensions were/are the same between the two Companion hitch part numbers you mentioned. Basically B and W decided raise the weight capacities of the RVK3400 and change the part number to RVK3405. We decided to keep the part number the same which means our # BWRVK3400 is actually the BWRVK3405 that B and W sells. The only difference between the hitches is the weight capacity. I attached a review video for this hitch for more info on it as well.
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    The B and W Turnoverball hitches like # BWRVK3400 have an adjustment built into them to allow for varying height truck bed. If you check out the picture I attached you'll see that the socket post is adjustable to allow it to fit your setup. This will allow the hitch to sit higher or lower relative to the bed of the truck it's installed in. From there you can adjust the feet of the hitch to line up with the grooves in the truck bed.
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  • Troubleshooting Pin of B and W Companion Hitch Not Fitting Properly in Gooseneck Hitch
    The shank that slides into the gooseneck hitch of the Companion Hitch # BWRVK3400 that you referenced is adjustable in position via the draw down bolt which give you ability to position it so that the bolt can slide all the way through.
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  • Adjustability Range for B and W Companion Hitch Heads
    The arms of the B and W hitches can install in a few locations to allow for a little adjustability They can install in various positions on the Companion hitch to allow various vertical and horizontal adjustments. If you check out the chart I attached it will show you the height of the hitch head with each set of adjustment holes used. The setting you would need to use is more based on the height and width of your trailer. Basically you want 6 inches of vertical clearance between the...
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  • Best Slider Hitch for Truck Bed that Needs Empty Bed
    You'll need a slider hitch like the Companion Slider part # BWRVK3400 since you have a short bed. But I'd need to know what year Ford F-250 you have to pick out the right rail kit for it. Great thing about the Companion hitches is they leave the bed of the truck empty when not installed.
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  • B&W Companion Slider Measurements From Center of Gooseneck To Outer Edge
    The B&W Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs # BWRVK3400 is 15 inches from the center of the gooseneck to the cab side furthest point. It is 30 inches from the gooseneck center to the tailgate side furthest point. This slider will absolutely work with a headache rack on your 2012 Ford F-250 short bed but you will want to account for that in your turns for adequate clearance. Gooseneck adapters on trailers are not always covered under warranty...
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  • Troubleshooting B&W Companion Slider Base Stuck In Gooseneck
    I reached out to my contact at B&W and they said that the B&W Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs # BWRVK3400 sometimes within the first use or two this happens if you haven't used grease. You have already done a great job with loosening the draw down bolt and removing the pin. Next, make sure you are pulling it straight up. You may need a couple people to help this time since it is already stuck. You can use a pry bar on each area right...
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  • Solution for Towing Fifth Wheel Trailer with Truck that Has Short Bed and B and W Gooseneck
    You can not use a Sidewinder/Revolution with a hitch that uses a center post as the main attachment like the B and W hitches do. It has to be a hitch that attaches to the truck with the four corners. Since you have a B and W Turnoverball gooseneck what you need is the Companion Slider hitch # BWRVK3400 to give you turning clearance. Unless you wanted to remove the gooseneck hitch and start over.
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  • How to Adjust B and W Companion Hitch in Truck Bed with Spray In Liner that Fits too Tight
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  • How to Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer with a 2015 Ford F-350 that has a B&W Gooseneck Hitch
    I actually have a much better option for you to tow a 5th wheel trailer with your 2015 Ford F-350 but I don't recommend using the Reese Goose Box as they are designed for long bed trucks. If you were to use the Reese Goose Box on a short bed truck you are going to run into all sorts of problems such as cab and bedside clearance. Instead, since you already have a B&W Turnoverball Hitch installed I recommend using the B&W Companion Slider part # BWRVK3400 because it installs using the gooseneck...
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  • Gooseneck Latch Pin Pulls Out when B&W Companion Slider is Installed
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  • Solution for B and W Companion Hitch that Won't Fit All the Way In and Latch
    You'll need to loosen the tracks on the bottom of your Companion hitch so that you can position them to fall into the valleys of your truck bed surface. This will allow the hitch to fit and position properly.
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  • Troubleshooting King Pin Not Releasing From B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch
    The most common cause for the jaws of a 5th wheel hitch like the B&W Companion # BWRVK3400 not to open is too much tongue weight still on the truck. You will want to make sure that your trailer's landing gear is adjusted properly so that the trailer is level and the pressure/weight is relieved from the hitch and your truck. It's also possible that you are simply parked on unlevel ground, which can lead to the jaws remaining wrapped around the king pin even after turning the handle. When...
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  • Will the B&W Companion Slider Work in a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado
    Yes, the B&W Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter part # BWRVK3400 will work with any B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch including the one in your 2017 Chevrolet Silverado.
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  • B&W Companion Draw Down Bolt Not Tightening to Installation Specs
    The B&W Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs # BWRVK3400 should not be loosening as you state and it does sound like you have either a stripped bolt because it tightens to an extent and then loosens but will allow you to tighten again to that same point. I've attached the installation details that state it should be torqued to 80 foot lbs for use. This bolt draws the hitch firmly into the bed of the truck ensuring the underbed connection...
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  • What is Distance Forward from Gooseneck Center Post of B&W Companion BWRVK3400
    The B&W Companion # BWRVK3400 measures 15" from hitch post to furthest part of the front (or cab-side) of the hitch. So to fit this in your truck you'd have to remove your tool box and either go with a smaller one or go without one altogether.
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  • Weight Capacity of B&W BWRVK3400 Companion 5th Wheel Hitch
    The B&W Companion Slider, part # BWRVK3400 has a 20,000 lb capacity. If the total weight of the cars and trailer is less than 20,000 lbs then yes, the # BWRVK3400 Companion would work great for you. I've linked you to a product demonstration video you might find helpful.
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  • How to Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer Using a 2017 Ford F-250 Short Bed with B&W Turnoverball
    The best option for your 2017 Ford F-250 is going to be to use the B&W Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter part # BWRVK3400. The B&W Companion is largely considered to be one of the best 5th wheel hitches on the market. The reason for this is because it has 1" thick dual locking jaws which take almost all chucking out of the equation and it's cam action release handle will allow you to uncouple the trailer on uneven ground. The slider mechanism on the B&W Companion...
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  • B&W Companion Slider Stuck in Gooseneck Hitch Troubleshooting
    Sounds like your B and W Companion Slider part # BWRVK3400 is stuck in the gooseneck ball shank of your truck bed. What we normally recommend when this happens is to connect to a fifth wheel trailer like you normally would, and then with the pin pulled out from the shank of the gooseneck hitch use the landing gear jacks to see if you can lift the hitch out of the truck bed. This is a great way to gain a mechanical advantage over the problem. Once you get it out I'd recommend greasing...
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  • Troubleshooting B and W Companion Release Handle that Doesn't Want to Release
    Normally the pin pulls right out easily. What you can do is try spraying lube like WD40 down into the hitch tube to see if you can get it let go. What could also be happening is that the base is binding up in the hitch tube. It may not be an ideal solution but you could put the head back on the hitch and connect back to a trailer and see if that allows the pin to release. Having the trailer pushing down on the base assembly might be what is needed to get the pin to slide out. Once out...
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  • Would Moving Companion Hitch Head Forward or Back Help with Bed Rail Clearance
    Moving the hitch back in the bed of your truck would give you better clearance between the bed rails of the truck and the overhang of the trailer. It might not make a huge difference but it would help slightly. If you could raise the hitch height slightly while still allowing the trailer to sit level that would also help quite a bit.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2008 Dodge Ram Short Bed with Gooseneck Hitch Installed
    If your 2008 Dodge Ram short bed is already equipped with a B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch, then the B&W Companion # BWRVK3400 is definitely what I recommend to install a fifth-wheel hitch. The base of this hitch will install directly into the existing gooseneck ball hole on your truck without the need for any additional rails or adapter. It features 1 inch thick dual jaws to provide an excellent connection with the fifth-wheel trailer, along with a fully articulating head and a 20,000...
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  • Base Measurements from the Center of the Hitch Ball for the B&W Companion Slider Part # BWRVK3400
    I called B&W and was able to obtain the measurements for the B&W Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter part # BWRVK3400. The distance from the center of the hitch ball to the end of the base facing the cab is 15". The distance from the center of the hitch ball to the end of the base facing the tailgate is 30". The distance from the center of the hitch ball to the end of the base facing the bed side is 17-3/8". If you need any more measurements please let me know...
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  • What Does Towing Capacity of B&W Companion Slider Hitch # BWRVK3400 Include
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