B and W Fifth Wheel - Fixed Fifth Wheel - BWRVK3600 Review

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Review of B and W Fifth Wheel BWRVK3600


Today we're going to review Part number BWRVK3600. This is the B&W Companion Dual Jaw 5th Wheel Hitch for the factory Ram towing prep package and has a 25,000 pound weight capacity. Now, this is a custom fit application. It is designed to fit on the newer Ram trucks with the factory installed towing prep package starting in 2013. This 5th wheel hitch will mount in your truck bed so that you can tow a 5th wheel trailer. It's a very quick and simple installation. Basically, these tabs, one on each corner, will drop into the 4 receiver pucks that are built into your factory under bed rails.

Then with the handles, will lock into place and you're ready to tow a 5th wheel. Basically, the way you would do that, right now the handles are pinned and locked into the lock position. To open it up, you pull the clip and the pin out, rotate that handle 90 degrees. That tab will rotate 90 degrees and that'll allow you to lift this out of your bed. When you're not towing, you have full access to the truck bed. When you go to install it, you'll leave it in the open position, all 4 of them, drop it into the pucks in the under bed system, rotate it 90 degrees. That tab will rotate and lock into that factory system.

Take your pin, slide it back through, put the clip on, and it locks the handle for moving. You do that to all 4 and it's ready to go. Very quick installation to install it or remove it. Again, because it's a rail free design, there's no rails in the truck bed. It'll still, once you're not using, gives you the full access when the hitch is removed. This hitch you can see here has the one inch thick dual jaws. That'll provide a 360 degree jaw to kingpin contact.

That'll give you less rattle and more security than the slide bar jaw designs. It has this cam action latching handle, which will help prevent binding. It's very simple to release even on unlevel terrain. It comes with the pinning clip, but you can actually purchase a padlock separately. You could lock it to secure the trailer to the hitch. To show you how the handle and the jaws operate, pull the pin and clip out.

You take your handle and rotate it towards the cab or to the forward of the tow vehicle. You can notice the dual jaws will open, ready for the kingpin to go in. Once you back up and the kingpin slides in here, it would push on the back of these jaws, which would push and then move that handle back into position and wrap the jaws around your kingpin. With the handle not going any further, take your lock or your pinning clip, drop it into the hole, clip it, and then that keeps the handle from moving and then you're locked around your kingpin. It does have this fully articulating head, which will ease hookup and helps limit chucking. It's front to back. The plate itself will move side to side. It gives you a nice fully articulating head. You can get improved cab clearance for your application. These pivot arms that are bolted to these legs right here, this base part, there's a multitude of holes drilled into this base. You can move these pivot arms in 4 different horizontal front to back adjustments to get the correct clearance for your application. These pivot arms can be mounted in 3 coupler height settings. There's different rows you can put it on and get 3 height settings to get your correct coupler height. It'll range from 17 to 19 inches in one inch increments. That's from your truck bed to the top of your hitch plate right here. This gives you a quiet, rattle free ride. This head is sitting on polyurethane bushings. On the top of theses pivot arms, there's 2 polyurethane bushings that this will sit on and give you a nice rattle free ride. The hitch itself is constructed of steel, has a nice gray powder coat finish, which is corrosion resistant. The gross towing weight capacity on this is 25,000 pounds. The vertical load limit or pin weight capacity is 6,250 pounds. Again, the hitch height adjustment we mentioned is 17 inches to 19 inches. One other thing I want to show you is lots of times you might not have somebody if you want to remove this from your truck bed and you don't have anybody there to help you. If you want to do it by yourself to make it easier, what you can do is the hitch head's made to remove pretty easy. These 2 pins and clips right here, you pull the clip out, drop the pin. The same way over here, push/pull the clip out and drop the pin. What you can do is to remove this head off the pivot arms, you see these 2 handles right here You pull on those when you lift them up. That'll release it from the pivot arms. Then you can lift the whole head off by yourself. That will cut down on the some of the weight then you can take the whole base and the pivot arms off by yourself also. If there's nobody there to help you, that's a nice, simple, easy way to remove it if you're the only one there. If you put it back together, put the pins back in. Once you drop the head onto the pivot arms, put the clip back in. Same way over here. You notice the nice thing is they have them chained so you don't lose them. You take the clip, put it right back in. There we go. Clips right into place and then you're ready to go. That should do it for the review on Part number BWRVK3600, the B&W Companion Dual Jaw 5th Wheel Hitch for the factory Ram towing prep package. .


Questions and Comments about this Video

Robert Schumann

Great hitch, very well made. However, you will need someone to help you while installing or removing hitch. It is quite heavy.

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Reply from Jon G.

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Everett W

Excellent, sold me! Very informative, explanatory and well done!

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Reply from Rachael H.

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