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  5. Above Bed Rails
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B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Dual Jaw - 18,000 lbs

B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Dual Jaw - 18,000 lbs

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Appreciate the all-American craftsmanship that B&W is known for - this hitch is easy to use and looks good for years
  • Get nervous with automatic sliders and want total control over how and when the slider activates
  • Take the time to make sure you hitch is in the optimal spot and like having adjustments not only for the height but also forward and back

No, if you:

  • Navigate around tight corners often enough that getting out to operate the slider every time you need clearance gets to be a pain
  • Use your truck bed for hauling other things where you'll be lifting the hitch in and out regularly - all told, this hitch weighs about 220 lbs
  • Travel over very rough roads and want extra cushion in the head to absorb road shock
The built-in slider on this sturdy 5th-wheel hitch helps eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. Dual jaws offer a secure connection. Durable polyurethane bushings limit rattle and vibration. Rails sold separately. 1-800-940-8924 to order B and W fifth wheel hitch part number BWRVK3270 or order online at Free expert support on all B and W products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Dual Jaw - 18,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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B and W Fifth Wheel Hitch - BWRVK3270

  • Sliding Fifth Wheel
  • B and W
  • 18000 lbs GTW
  • Above Bed Rails
  • Double Pivot
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 4500 lbs Vertical Load
  • 17 - 19 Inch Tall
  • 12 Inch Fore/Aft Travel

The built-in slider on this sturdy 5th-wheel hitch helps eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. Dual jaws offer a secure connection. Durable polyurethane bushings limit rattle and vibration. Rails sold separately.


  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Built-in slider provides clearance required for your short-bed pickup to turn safely at slow speeds
  • 3/4" 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
  • Gray powder coated steel is corrosion resistant
  • Base rails and installation kit sold separately
    • Compatible with industry-standard, above-bed rails - B&W, Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Pro Series, Reese, and Valley
    • Simplify installation with a semi-custom bracket kit (not available for all applications)
  • Made in the USA


  • Gross towing weight: 18,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 4,500 lbs
  • Hitch height: 17" - 19"
  • Travel: 12" front to back
  • Footprint: 31-3/4" wide x 33-1/2" deep
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: Due to the size of this item, it ships via truck freight.

Quiet, Secure Ride

The 3/4" thick jaw on the Patriot 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.

In addition to the sturdy jaw, the Patriot 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 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 Patriot 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".

Easily Adjustable Design

The B&W Patriot can be adjusted up and down for optimal positioning. As a result, this hitch can easily accommodate the height of your trailer.

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 Patriot allows for 12" of fore and aft travel to give you the clearance you need.

RVK3270 B and W Patriot Slider Fifth Wheel RV Hitch - 18,000 lbs

Installation Details BWRVK3270 Installation instructions

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B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Dual Jaw - 18,000 lbs - BWRVK3270

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (307 Customer Reviews)

The built-in slider on this sturdy 5th-wheel hitch helps eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. Dual jaws offer a secure connection. Durable polyurethane bushings limit rattle and vibration. Rails sold separately.


Great hitch in my 2015 Ram 2500 Short Bed. I had to contact B&W due to a concern with tightening the mounting bolts. The threads in the holes are painted, B&W said to run a tap through the threads. Also I was missing a few bolts on previously installed mounting kit. B&W sent me the whole bolt kit overnight for free. Awesome American company proudly supporting their products. I highly recommend their products. Also etrailer sent this hitch to me in a timely manner at a great price. I would use etrailer again. Thank you!


I’ve had 2 Reese hitches before this b&w and this puts them to shame I absolutely love the ease of hooking and unhooking and it is totally quiet it fit my rail system perfectly


Finished install on hitch we purchased a while back.


Very happy with. Heavy duty American made. My old one didn’t even pivot right to left and was sloppy/clunky. I know this is going to be amazing and save me from backing trailer into truck when turning sharp with my short bed ram 2500.


Easy installation and we pulled our 45' fifth wheel camper over 6000 miles this year. Works great!

Works great! Its quiet and hookup is smooth.
Rick - 12/16/2022


The B&W exceeded expectation when towing the 5th wheel. Pound for pound one of the best hitches out there. It would have been a 5 star rating, however the Lippert Never Fail Whisper Disk Lube Plate ordered with hitch is subpar, as it does not stay on the hitch pin and customer service could not help and deferred me to Lippert.


Well designed for easy use. Heavy duty. Operates flawlessly. We decided on the B&W Patriot w/slider as we have a short-bed pickup and we carry 10' kayak's on top of the cab that extend over the bed space. The kayak's make turning with the fifth-wheel a bet more challenging and the easy to use slider option was very attractive. I am concerned with the actual hitch sits about 6 inches further back in my truck than my previous Reese Pro Series 15K slider hitch, using the same mounting rails. I've not run my truck & trailer over scales yet to determine the impact of this mounting difference. Also, the kingpin bracket is very close to my tailgate when slid back. Gonna have to watch that!


Tech assistance with questions and ordering process was great. I will use etrailer again and will recommend them to others.

Unit is solid and well built, just as advertised. Assembly and installation was straightforward but prepare for lifting help as the base unit is quite heavy.

This is a replacement upgrade and I can't wait for weather to get better and go camping.

After a full year I am very satisfied with this B&W 5th wheel hitch, solid latching and quiet, no slop operation.
Sean - 03/03/2021


Excellent help and service, delivery was on time and hitch and parts all in good condition


The hitch performed as advertised. It was easy to install, fitting my current rails perfectly. It is heavy and requires a minimum of two young strong people to install it. I was very pleased with eTrailer.


Hitch arrived undamaged and on time. Easy to install. Can’t ask for more than that.


So far so good. Hitch appears to be good quality. It was easy to install after installing the mounting kit. I haven't used it yet so I can't comment on how it handles when pulling a camper.


etrailer has been great. Website is the best I've seen. Tech support had been ideal. I'm getting into 5th wheeling without a clue. Bought 5th wheel first, then the F250. Then the process of figuring out how to attach trailer to truck. Website, tech support and videos walked me right through the process. Kyle D has been a great help and now I just have to install the puck system onto my truck since it didn't have it. Thanks again etrailer and Kyle in particular.


This hitch works great. I use the slider when hooking up it allows me to see the hitch from the drivers seat. Which with a F250 crew cab short bed you can't see the hitch in the tow position. B&W products are well built and perform flawlessly.


Great product, very well made. Only complaint is the top release handle’s Do Not have any safety pins like the larger weighted hitches do. Wish B&W would have made that a standard for all their hitches. Thinking about drilling my own but I am not sure if it will compromise the integrity of the steel.


Very good hitch rugged and precise. I would recommend this hitch.


Excellent hitch! We go camping about every 4 to 6 weeks (year round) for 3 to 5 days at a time. This hitch is so easy to operate!


The dealer suggested I install the Reese 16K hitch when I purchased my fifth wheel RV. After two years of chucking and aggravation I decided to sell the fifth wheel. While I was shopping for a smaller conventional tow trailer, I ran across reviews of the B&W hitch. The Patriot 5th wheel hitch w/Slider eliminated most of my chucking issues. Thanks to etrailer and reviews from customers!!! My wife and I have decided to keep our fifth wheel RV.


Just finished the installation, great instructions easy to follow. Very impressed with the construction, built solid. Have not hooked it up to the camper as of yet, so more to come.


The B & W Patriot is a great looking & solidly built 5th wheel hitch! The installation only took about 1 hour. The most difficult part of the install was getting the hitch base lifted into the bed of my truck.


Product outstanding, customer relationship most professional. The product is exactly as advertised. All of its characteristics have been utilized and work well. Definitely met my expectations and looking to use the Patriot 18K for years to come. It far and away out performs my previous 5th wheel. Great value.

Peter G - 08/26/2021


Rail installation went well. Solid unit and parts fit my Ram.


Very nice and solid 5th wheel hitch. Very quiet when towing. One important comment: I have a 2019 Chevrolet Crew Cab with 6ft 6 in bed. I am towing a 2019 Grand Design Reflection 5th wheel. Dealership installed the hitch. I seem to have clearance between the cab and 5th wheel when 90 degrees from one another. The 5th wheel hitch overhang will hit the tailgate of the truck when sliding back to locking position. I think its about a 3 inch interference, Make sure you check this by lowering your tailgate before sliding into parking position.


The hitch is a well-built unit, and e-tailer as always is wonderful to work with.


The hitch appears to be well built and sturdy. The assembly was straight forward and simple, and the directions were clear. The base is fairly heavy, so I'd recommend having a buddy there to help with lifting it in. I haven't pulled with it yet so I can't give an opinion on that yet. Looking things over I don't anticipate any issues.

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