Can a B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch from a Chevy Silverado Fit a 2018 Ram 3500 Long Bed

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I see where someone is selling a companion fifth wheel hitch model number rvb3500 that was used on a Silverado one ton pkp. I am trying to find out if it will work or what do I need todo to make it work on my ram 3500 longbed 2018 dually pkp. Thanks in advanced.

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The part number you provided, which in our system is # BWRVB3500, is just the replacement base for the standard Companion hitch which is # BWRVK3500. If they are selling just the base then you will also need the head which is # BWRVC3006.

Your 2018 Ram 3500 would also need to have a B&W gooseneck hitch installed to use the Companion. For your truck it is # BWGNRK1314. If you have the factory installed gooseneck hitch then the Companion hitch and base listed above will not fit. Instead you would need # BWRVK3600.

If you could clarify as to what part you found is being sold and if the truck has the factory installed gooseneck and 5th wheel package I can tell you exactly what you will need.

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Thank you so much. With your info I know I will not be able to buy that hitch. It will not fit my factory setup. Appreciate you helping me not make a $900 mistake.

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No problem, I am happy to help. There are other hitches that will fit the factory 5th wheel prep package in your 2018 Ram 3500. You can get an excellent Curt hitch, # C16520-16021, which features a cushioned head for improved ride quality. It is rated for 16,000 pounds. Need more capacity? The Reese Elite Series hitch # RP30160 is rated for 20,000 pounds and is also a direct fit.

If you need a certain capacity or features let me know and I can make additional recommendations.

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