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B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Dodge Ram Pickup

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How to Install the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch on a 2011 Dodge Ram Pickup

All right, today in this 2011 Dodge Ram pickup, 3500 series Crew Cab, we're going to install part number BWRVK3500. We want to make sure we remove the goose neck ball. Now at this point, we can go ahead and start working with our 5th wheel companion hitch. We're going to start off with our hitch partially assembled already. So we just need an extra set of hands to help hold it and put it in the bed of the truck then we'll go ahead and put it into our hitch. When initially in place, we want to make sure that our pads are in a trough of the bed itself. We'll go ahead and tighten down the hardware to secure our pads. Now we're lucky our bolts actually got in a little bit of a bind, so we can just tighten them down from the top. If necessary, you can use a Phillips screwdriver underneath to tighten it into place. Next we'll go ahead and install our pin from underneath. I make sure the pin goes all the way through the hitch and also the 5th wheel companion hitch as well. Now during your assembly of the 5th wheel, these four bolts on each side should be still loose.

Once we have them in place, like we do now, now we can go ahead and tighten those down. We'll torque them down as specified in the instructions. Now our next bolt will be this one. This bolt here tightens up our 5th wheel hitch up against the pin that's installed underneath the bed. This does have a different torque value from the previous bolts we installed. Now we'll go ahead and lock down the bolt that we just tightened down, which is called the draw-down bolt. We'll go ahead and lock it in place by swiveling the locking bracket over the head of the bolt. All right, now at this point, we can go ahead and take our head assembly and install on top of our arms.

Pretty easy, just lay it into place, it will fit right on top of the up rights. Now we'll take our pins, run it through and secure it. You've got one on each side. With everything assembled and tightened down, and the head assembly on the upright we are ready to hook up to a trailer. With that that'll finish it for part number, BWRVK3500 from B and W, on our 2011 Dodge Ram Pickup, 3500 series Crew Cab. .

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