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B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs

B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs

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Specially designed to attach to the receivers in your factory 5th-wheel towing prep package, the Companion OEM features a dual jaw for excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact and a cam-action handle for simple release. Easily remove for full bed access. Call 800-298-8924 to order B and W fifth wheel hitch part number BWRVK3600 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all B and W products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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B and W Fifth Wheel Hitch - BWRVK3600

  • B and W
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • 25000 lbs GTW
  • Hitch Only
  • Double Pivot
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 6500 lbs TW
  • 17 - 19 Inch Tall

Specially designed to attach to the receivers in your factory 5th-wheel towing prep package, the Companion OEM features a dual jaw for excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact and a cam-action handle for simple release. Easily remove for full bed access.


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
    • Works with factory-installed 5th-wheel towing prep package from Ram
  • 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
  • Improved cab clearance achieved with 6" of front-to-back adjustment
    • Attach pivot arms to base in desired position fore or aft
  • 3 Height settings to fit your application
  • Quiet, rattle-free ride with polyurethane bushings
  • Quick, simple installation
    • Drops into the 4 receiver pucks that are built into your factory underbed rails
  • Gray powder coated steel is corrosion resistant
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2013 and newer Ram trucks with factory-installed towing prep package
  • Gross towing weight: 25,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 6,250 lbs
  • Hitch height: 17" - 19"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Quiet, Secure Ride

B&W Companion OEM Ram Jaw

The 1" thick jaw on the Companion OEM 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 OEM Ram 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 OEM 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".


Installation of the B&W Companion OEM

To install the Companion OEM, first 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 the cab clearance needed to execute turns while towing.


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.


B&W Companion OEM Ram Feet

Then, when the hitch head is fully assembled, simply place the hitch in the bed of your truck, lining the base up with the receiver sockets in the bed. Rotate all 4 handles on the hitch base out so that the built-in puck receivers are in the correct position to install in the sockets. Once the base is lined up, fold the handles in until they are in the locked position and secure them with the included pins.


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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Customer Reviews

B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs - BWRVK3600

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (1002 Customer Reviews)

Specially designed to attach to the receivers in your factory 5th-wheel towing prep package, the Companion OEM features a dual jaw for excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact and a cam-action handle for simple release. Easily remove for full bed access.

- BWRVK3600
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Dodge Ram Pickup

This hitch is a Beast! UPS did it no favors on delivery and I fully expected damage when I saw that box but not even a scratch in the paint. It went together without any problems and fits my Ram 3500 8 foot box perfectly. I did have to adjust the legs but it was not to hard. If I didn’t have an impact wrench to loosen the bolts It may have been a bit harder but no complaints. Looks great and can’t wait to get a 5th wheel on it. It came to house very quickly also so kudos to etrailer and their shipping department. I love that it is American made. Fantastic quality! 560642



- BWRVK3600
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2015 Ram 2500

All though this hitch is not light (which I knew it would be beefy), it was really simple to install. In all it took about 4 hours to assemble and complete. I am not an novice to assembling heavy and intricate machinery. Reading the instructions completely is a must before starting any process. It looks and works great. The puck system makes it easier to install. And removing the 5th wheel when it is not in use just takes removing two keeper pins and lifting on the release handles. It did take longer to receive the hitch after I ordered it (about a eight days). 183013


Comments
Fantastic! Works as designed and keeps my rig straight down the highway lane. Great product.
Gary H - 04/02/2016

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- BWRVK3600
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2015 Ram 2500

Big and heavy . Took 4 of us to install it. Think I got the side support placement right. Will have to wait till I hook up too see. One complaint and the mfg. should do something about it. The handle can be reached from the side but not the locking pin. I'm going to have to figure out a way to lock it as at my age It is now a problem. Will come up with something that can be done from the side. 229735


Comments
On that issue I recommend a step you can leave in bed to pull out and step up to secure lock. Thats my plan for now.
-- comment by: Steve - 12/06/2015

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Comments
One of the folding wheel mounted steps might do the job.
-- comment by: Tom W - 01/02/2016

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Thanks for the suggestion Tom, below is a link to tire steps we currently offer.

-- Rachael H - 1/4/2016

Comments
buy a pair of mechanical fingers, thats what I use.
-- comment by: gil - 01/16/2016

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Comments
One further comment. The jaws as seen from the back when closed should be painted yellow. Then it could easily be noted that they are closed.
Richard C - 10/15/2016

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- BWRVK3600
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2018 Ram 3500

Received my B*W Companion 3600 hitch today through UPS, it arrived in three boxes, one box had the base unit for my 2018 Ram 3500 puck system, one box had the two side pivot arms and the bolt kit package for the coupler head unit and the third box contained the coupler head unit. All the boxes arrived in good condition, many of the reviews that I read said the boxes were destroyed upon arrival and I was relieved that the hitch and boxes arrived in perfect condition. After watching a Youtube video from Big Truck Big RV "JD" (on the companion hitch) who is a partner of etrailer I decided to purchase from etrailer vs other suppliers due to the reviews and video that etrailer is the best to buy from and they are available to answer and assist if needed. It took me about 30 to 40 minutes to unbox, assemble and install the hitch, very easy to do. I mounted the side pivot arms directly center over the rear axle and at its lowest setting 17". This companion hitch is replacing a Demco slider hitch that I Purchased in Feb of 2019 (totally dissapointed in the Demco from day one hence already replaced). I have not towed with the companion hitch yet as it arrived today, I will update my review once I have some time on the hitch pulling my 38' triple axle 18,000lb 5er, I have a upcoming trip and looking forward to testing the companion hitch. So far I am impressed with the quality and it looks great too, the paint on the hitch appears to be very good quality and there are no bare spots, all the welds look of high quality. Sa far I give it 5 stars. 679455



- BWRVK3600
by: 10/22/2020

Heavy and extremely well made. Tows fifth wheel extremely smooth and without bucking. Best hitch on the market. Great purchase. 902192



- BWRVK3600
by:

Like the setup. Does everything I need. 897368



- BWRVK3600
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Dodge Ram Pickup

We have had the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch for one year and use it to pull our 20,000 lbs. toyhauler with our Ram 3500. The hitch still looks like it did when purchased and handles the load very well. I highly recommend the hitch for anyone pulling a large load. 893522



- BWRVK3600
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Love this hitch. Major improvement over the curt I had before. It arrived less than 24 hours after I ordered!! Awesome 887453



- BWRVK3600
by:

You all did a great job getting my merchandise to me in a timely manner. 1 piece didn't show up but after talking with ETRAILER it go resolved 882965



- BWRVK3600
by: 09/11/2020

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- BWRVK3600
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2019 Ram 3500

perfect ! 867885



- BWRVK3600
by: 08/21/2020

Have pulled several different 5th wheels with it and never any problems. 866120



- BWRVK3600
by: 08/20/2020

Works great! No issues at all! 865184



- BWRVK3600
by:

Love the hitch just not crazy about mechanism. It seems like it doesn’t open wide enough so worry when I’m hooking up. Not positive feed back when it unlatches 861995



- BWRVK3600
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Pros: Simple to operate (once installed). I like the way the locking arm engages when you back into the kingpin. Very little (or no) chucking. Due to heavy construction, provides a bit more confidence especially towing 20K. Cons: HEAVY (and for the Ram puck version) extra large base taking up even more truck bed. Top portion is relative easy for one person to install/remove. The bottom portion is a whole new ballgame. Definitely two man operation to install bottom. Locking levers never "engaged" in exactly the way described in the literature but after calling tech support, I'm OK with it. Would give 5 stars if it wasn't so dang big and heavy :( 857805



- BWRVK3600
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Has performed flawlessly! Highly recomm end! 848329



- BWRVK3600
by:

Very heavy duty. Hook up and release are the easiest of any hitch I owned before. High quality construction and finish. Fits the truck perfectly. It is large and heavy, but disassembles easily. Height adjustment makes it easy to tailor to your needs. Much better than several Reese hitches I owned. 846048



- BWRVK3600
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2018 Dodge Ram Pickup

Works great. Fit 2018 ram puck system w ell 845869



- BWRVK3600
by:

What little time I had to use my camper the BWRVK 3600 hitch work very well for me. Better than my old hitch and I would buy another one if I had too. 803140



- BWRVK3600
by:

I have only towed with the hitch once with my 2019 Ram 3500 but it was awesome. There was no rattling or bucking whatsoever. Installation was straightforward and I’m looking forward to the ease of taking the hitch out when I don’t need it. I am very pleased with this hitch. 802212



- BWRVK3600
by:
2019 Ram 3500

Easy install. Well made product. This is my first 5th wheel and haven't used it yet but am looking forward to trying it out. Very fast delivery from etrailer and met my deadline. Happy all around with purchase 790564



- BWRVK3600
by:

Really like how well our 5th wheel rides with this hitch. Very easy to line up, hooking or unhooking our rig is simple. Chucking is also very minimal. Our only con is locking & pinning the locking lever & emergency brake cable. With 5th wheel hooked up getting to the middle of the bed is bit of a pain. All in all we would buy again. 787399



- BWRVK3600
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Great service start to finish!!! 784827



- BWRVK3600
by:

Well built, good welds, good paint finish, hell for stout. I use an shop crane/engine lift to load and unload. I fabricated a steel dolly to move it around the shop. Very satisfied. 783937



- BWRVK3600
by:
Dodge Ram Pickup

Purchased for a Ram 3500 dually and a Montana fifth wheel to full time RV. The hitch has performed flawlessly. Love the way the jaws close around the king pin and also that you can break it down into two pieces so if push came to shove I could remove it myself. Would highly recommend. 783506


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  • Hoist to Remove B&W Companion from Truck Bed and is Sidewinder Compatible With Any Type of Adapter
    Let's start with the hoist to remove the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3600 from your Ram 2500 and you can absolutely use the B&W 5th Wheel Lifting Device # BWRVXA3130 with the Viking Solutions Rack Jack II Hoist with Winch for 2" Hitches # 310-VRJ001 for this. People use this hoist for all types of things, from generators to hitches (like you see in the accompanying photo) and is a great option for much easier removal of the hitch from the bed than trying to manually lift it, even...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch for Lifted 2016 Ram 2500 With Factory Prep Package
    Those are good questions and we can definitely help you out. First, let's start with the height, and as you can see by the accompanying diagram, you will need at least 5 to 6 inches above your rails and to the underside of the loft. You also need to make sure you are towing as level as possible. Due to this, you will need a hitch that has a low height setting, and the fact that your 2016 Ram 2500 has the factory prep package (which will have pucks in the bed) is great because inches matter...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ram 3500 with Factory Pucks
    The Demco # DM6076P-21K and the B&W Companion # BWRVK3600 are both great options, but if I had to choose one I would go with the B&W Companion # BWRVK3600 . To start, the B&W doesn't require a rail system # DM6099 like the Demco- it will mount directly into the factory puck system on your 2019 Ram 3500. This is going to allow you to have a clean truck bed when the hitch isn't installed on your truck. The B&W is also rated for up to 25000-lbs, where the Demco is a 21000-lbs hitch; so...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2020 Ram 3500 that Has More than 16k Capacity
    Yes, we do have fifth wheel hitches that fit the factory rail kit of your 2020 Ram 3500 that have more than enough capacity to tow a 16,000 lb trailer. The Curt Q25 # C16049 you referenced is one but I would recommend the B and W Companion hitch part # BWRVK3600 as your best option. This USA made hitch has a 25k capacity, is very easy to use, can come apart in smaller sections easily for easier install/removal, and has the tightest jaw design which will give you the smoothest ride quality...
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  • All 5th Wheel Hitch Options for Factory RAM Towing Prep Package
    There are several 5th wheel hitches that will fit the factory RAM towing prep package hole pattern. I'll list out the options we offer below along with a few recommendations. The article you found was likely an old article. RAM sort of botched the release of their OEM 5th wheel package back in 2012/2013 and they started selling trucks with the factory mounting kit before a hitch was actually designed and released. The trucks were sold for about 6 months before a hitch was actually released....
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  • Weight of B & W Companion BWRVK3600
    The fifth wheel hitches weigh anywhere from around 175 lbs up to about 250 lbs. This being said, some of them like the B&W Companion # BWRVK3600 can be easily broken down into two more manageable pieces with the hitch head weighing about 65 and the legs weighing about 135. There are other hitches that break down into lighter component parts like the Reese # RP30918 but the head is more difficult to remove. To further make installation/removal easier, if you have a hoist available...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Cover Compatible with B&W Companion for Ram OEM Pucks
    For the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs # BWRVK3600 we don't have a specific cover from the manufacturer. We do have the Classic Accessories Cover for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 24" x 24" x 18" - Black # CA80116 which will cover the hitch in the manner shown in the attached photo or the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Cover # RP30055. I've attached a photo of a low profile companion with that cover to assist. Unfortunately we don't...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitches for Factory Pucks System in a 2018 Ram 2500 Long Bed
    For your 2018 Ram 2500 long bed with the factory 5th wheel puck system the B&W Companion # BWRVK3600 is a direct fit. You could also use Curt hitch # C16049, # C16545-16021, or # C16046 rated for 24K, # C16044 or # C16530-16021 rated for 20K, or # C16520-16021 rated for 16K. Reese has hitch # RP30160 rated for 20K. The B&W hitch is the most popular but the Curt hitches have cushioned heads for improved ride quality. I have linked some video reviews for you.
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  • Weights of 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches Designed to Fit Factory Pucks on 2017 Ram 2500 Long Bed
    We have a large selection of fifth-wheel hitches that will work well on your 2017 Ram 2500 with the 8 foot bed. Based on the hitches you were looking at, it appears that your Ram features the factory puck system. Please just let me know if this is not the case. I have listed below the weights of the hitches available that will attach directly to the factory pucks without the need for a separate adapter. Reese OEM 5th Wheel Hitch - 20K # RP30160: 186 pounds Curt Q24 - 24K # C16545-16021:...
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  • How to Lock the B&W Companion to OEM Puck System on a 2020 Ram 3500
    It isn't a bad idea to add some security to your B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3600 while it's installed on your 2020 Ram 3500. You can actually use a lock in place of the pins that are used for securing the legs. The lock just has to have a 1/4" diameter shackle like the Atwood # AT89018.
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  • Recommendations to Lock the Head and Base Units of the B&W Companion on a 2018 Ram 3500
    I do have a way for you to secure the head unit of the B&W Companion # BWRVK3600 for when you leave your 2018 Ram 3500 with the 8' bed but B&W actually doesn't have a specific lock for it. The saddle pin # BW3025-119A is used to normally secure the head unit to the base and it has a 1/2" diameter and about 3-1/4" of usable space. To lock the head to the base I recommend using the Kuat Bike Rack Hitch Lock # HL2 which has a diameter of 1/2" and about 3-1/2" of usable space. Please note...
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  • Compatibility of B&W Companion Head Between Different Bases for Different Vehicle Manufacturers
    The B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs # BWRVK3600 will allow you to utilize the same hitch head with any of the B&W Companion bases. It will be compatible with the B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck base # BWRVB3500 or slider base # BWRVB3405 as well as others listed below. You will want the sliding style base for any truck that has a 6-1/2 foot bed. Long bed trucks will use the fixed base and any bed under 6 feet will require a fixed base...
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