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

Yes, if you:

  • Can pay a little more for the all-American craftsmanship that B&W is known for - this hitch is easy to use and will look good for years
  • Take the time to make sure your hitch is in the optimal spot and like having adjustments not only for the height but also forward and back

No, if you:

  • Travel over very rough roads and want extra cushion in the head to absorb road shock
  • Use your truck bed often to haul other things while you tow your fifth wheel and need something less bulky
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 800-298-1624 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

  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • 25000 lbs GTW
  • B and W
  • OEM - Ram
  • Double Pivot
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 17 - 19 Inch Tall
  • 6500 lbs Vertical Load

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   (2108 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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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 :(


Comments
Only complaint is the overall weight and the size of the base. Ram 3500 puck system. Works flawlessly.
DANIEL D - 08/08/2021


- BWRVK3600
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Great experience! Called first to ensure the hitch I wanted was in stock due to shortages and delays in shipping from other companies. The associate I talked to was very helpful and ensured I was ordering the right hitch for my truck. I ordered it on a Monday morning and received two of the three boxes the following Monday. The last box arrived on Tuesday. Due to the parts being so heavy, there was some damage to the cardboard boxes but after a quick inspection, all parts were accounted for and free of damage. I installed everything on my truck by myself in about an hour. Only minor adjustments were needed to lock it down. Everything fit perfectly and the instructions were clear and easy to follow. I'll try it out for the first time this weekend when I pick up my new 42' 5th wheel camper. The quality of the B&W Companion 25K is outstanding! Built rock solid. I highly recommend this hitch! Great product and even better service from etrailer.com! Only recommendation is that the instructions should include a list of required tools for the install. Would have saved me some time jumping in and out of the bed of my truck. Thanks again! 2016 Ram 3500 Dually (Laramie) Long Bed w/OEM Puck Setup B&W Companion 25K



- BWRVK3600
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2019 Dodge Ram Pickup

Everybody I've ever spoken to said B&W was the best and I believe it. With the help of a friend, this installation took an hour or so. I did open up one of the holes on a corner latch to accommodate a padlock in place of a locking pin. Otherwise very little adjustment was necessary on my 2019 Ram 2500. I set this one up 2"behind the axle and the second hole from the top. This setting worked out OK for my Montana HC 305RL


Comments
Great Hitch, I use a lube plate and keep the jaws greased for smooth operation
Edward - 02/12/2021


- BWRVK3600
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After a year of using this hitch, 5000 miles, I have to say I'm very pleased. The hitch has performed flawlessly. We've experienced no chucking while towing on various road surfaces. I keep the hitch mounted in the truck but I also have a bed cover which has helped maintain the hitch in near new condition. I expect to get several years of use with little to no problems. The hitch is easily disassembled for removal from the truck bed. With 2 people it can be removed and installed with a little bit of effort.


Comments
Still Performing Perfect! Another year and another 5000+ miles and the hitch has performed flawlessly. Seriously, no issues. I believe there are several more years if service left in this hitch.
Tom H - 12/05/2021


- BWRVK3600
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We were hesitant to order a 5th wheel hitch on-line, but it arrived in excellent condition with very easy and clear instructions. My husband and I were able to assemble it quickly. The only issue we had, was trying to figure out the height to use and if we should put it over the axle or in front..


Comments
Thank you for your review. Choose a location so that your trailer will be as level as possible and have adequate turning clearance while towing.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 06/22/2021


- BWRVK3600
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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.


Comments
After a year of owning this hitch I continued to be very pleased with it. The ease of hitching up to my 5th wheel is great, and it is very quiet while towing. The hitch is no lightweight but the ability to remove the head makes removing and loading into the truck much easier. I highly recommend this hitch for anyone wanting a quality hitch for their trailer.
Scot - 05/25/2021


- BWRVK3600
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Just installed my 5th wheel. (mechanically inclined) 30 minutes and done. Whoever thought of the puck system in the newer trucks is a genius! BW made this bad boy heavy duty. Was all I could do to lift frame in place. Put in place loosened all bolts and it fit in place like a glove. Torqued bolts and cannot wait to get my new toyhauler hitched up!!


Comments
Ive only one bad thing to say. The spring setup to keep an angle is junk. Torsion Spring I added a tension spring. Still loving the Hitch.
Jerry - 08/31/2020


- BWRVK3600
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So far it has been great! Being 65yrs old I was apprehensive about trying to assemble and load the hitch with just my wife to help. I remedied that by loading everything into the bed of my truck, including my tools and assembled it in place. Not being up to speed on RAMs puck system I did not know what to expect. I assembled the hitch, torqued it to spec and it dropped into place with out further adjustments or fanfare. I pull a 34' 5th wheel and don't even know it is back there. Hitching and unhitching is a breeze with very little learning curve. That says a lot since my learning curve more resembles a U-turn. Thank you B&W for a great hitch, thank you etrailers for a great deal.


Comments
We are very impressed with the B&W hitch. My wife and I both hitch and unhitch without any problems. Ill say it again. Thanks B&W for a great hitch and thanks etrailer for a great deal.
DeLoyd M - 01/18/2019



- BWRVK3600
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Hitch arrived as scheduled and is in excellent condition. It certainly is solidly built. I can't report on install as vehicle hasn't arrived from manufacturer. But I anticipate it will work well in the Ram factory installed puck system.


Comments
Excellent well built 5th wheel hitch. Definitely stout. No chucking.
W.L. - 02/16/2022


- BWRVK3600
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This is a really great hitch, and etrailer was able to get it to me for less money than any other seller. I also find that etrailer has more of the exterior lights and things that will fit my 2006 toy hauler. I will be an etrailer customer as long as I own that trailer.


Comments
It has been a year of not worrying about my hitch, so a better year. I pull a 39 ft toy hauler weighing max of around 17,000 lbs and my Ram 3500 will pull up to 30,000 lbs so I feel pretty secure knowing if there is a problem it will likely be operator error. Love etrailer and B&W hitches.
Michael - 02/17/2022


- BWRVK3600
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Dodge Ram Pickup

This is the ideal hitch for my Ram 2500 MegaCab. The MegaCab does not allow for a long bed and my RamBox setup causes issues with traditional fifth wheel setups so I needed to go with the Reese Sidewinder but was looking for the ideal hitch set up for my factory prep kit. This heavy duty hitch is the perfect combination and installs easily. Most importantly when used in conjunction with the Sidewinder I can make incredibly tight turns with plenty of room to spare. etrailer support was fantastic.


Comments
Working great. We have used this for one year and exceeds all my expectations. Easy to remove and install and really solid. Great purchase.
Dave S - 09/10/2018



- BWRVK3600
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Ram 2500

I have used the B & W Companion hitch this past year for about 2500 miles of towing. It is definitely the best hitch I have had. The hitch is very quiet with no bucking at all, it is easy to hitch and unhitch the trailer. I would definitely recommend this hitch to anyone who is looking for a quiet and easy to use hitch.


Comments
In the past year we have used the hitch for about 12000 miles. It is still the best hitch we have owned, very quite and handles the bumps and bucking very well. There were a few bridge joints where I thought we might lose the damn trailer but it worked perfectly. We expect to put many more miles on it this year.
Lester H - 12/24/2021


- BWRVK3600
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Dodge Ram Pickup

I have been using a B&W Hitch for over a year. Just got a new vehicle with the Ram puck system so I needed a new model. The ordering process was easy, the reviews helped me to make sure I had the proper setup. The box arrived via UPS, glad I was home to help the driver, this thing is heavy! Speaking of heavy, that's why I bought it, I am not into light weight hitches to do heavy duty work. I have a Ram 3500 DRW so weight was not a consideration. Installation was very easy, coming from a Patriot it was basically the same assembly. The pucks fit the first try, only had to tighten one leg, it's rock solid in the bed of the truck now. I used the two inches ahead of the bed setting and after a quick hook up decided to go down one notch from the top. Torqued all the bolts and she sits in the truck waiting for spring!



- BWRVK3600
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2017 Dodge Ram Pickup

Love it. I took it out of the box, walked it over to my truck, and set into the openings in my truck bed and turned the handles and put pins in and I didn't even have to adjust it it was perfectly tight. Put the two pieces on to hold the top piece and added a little Grease and it was ready to go. I have a 2017 Ram 3500 4 X4 long bed with airbags and mounted it forward and up all the way. I'm pulling an 18000 pound fifth wheel with flex-air king pin and it rides perfectly. PERFECTLY. I'M very happy with the quality of build and ease of use.


Comments
Pulled through Tallahassee, Birmingham, Memphis, Little Rock, Shreveport, Mobile and Monticello and it is a comfortable, well-built, easy to use hitch. Etrailer also gets my recommendations regularly.
GREG - 08/17/2018



- BWRVK3600
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2015 Ram 3500

Was tired of the movement and clunking with my old hitch between the hich and rails and the kingpin and locking jaws. This hitch completely does away with all the noise. The absolute best 5th wheel hitch I have even owned. A great made in America product. Thououghly impressed.


Comments
Best hitch ever
Randy E - 09/26/2016



- BWRVK3600
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2019 Ram 3500

Just assembled and installed the hitch in my Ram 3500. Used my tractor with a pallet to lift this heavy duty hitch level with the truck bed. Used 4 of those plastic furniture moving pads to slide the hitch into position over the pucks. Wouldn't quite drop into the pucks. So loosened all of the adjustment bolts on the four feet. Dropped right into place. Pushed the hitch forward toward the cab and then tightened the adjustment bolts. Each of the cam levers castle nuts needed adjusting to get the correct snug fit when moving the levers into locking position. Went around and double checked each of the levers for correct tightness in the locking position. Top of the hitch dropped right in. Perfect. Ready for thee 5th wheel. Very happy. This is one well built, heavy duty hitch.



- BWRVK3600
by: 03/15/2022
2022 Ram 3500

Quality as described and very beefy. I have no issue with the hitch. It's etrailer that failed to deliver for 6 weeks. I was flat out lied to by the first 3 representatives I spoke with. Then Rodney promised to followup and didn't. Finally, Melissa came through after I threatened to cancel. I feel etrailer owes me for the grief I had to go through.



- BWRVK3600
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Dodge Ram Pickup

Own a 2020 Ram 2500 With a short bed. Don’t need a slider. Tons of clearance. Rock solid platform. Tow once or twice with your fifthwheel then re- adjust your pins with the camper on the hitch. You will have no slip/ bucking. Best money a hitch can buy!



- 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.


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


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

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

-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 1/4/2016

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


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



- BWRVK3600
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2017 Honda Insight

I received my B&W OEM 5th wheel hitch within a few days of ordering. The total installation took a bit longer as my Dodge 3500 Had not been factory prepped. I ordered the Factory kit from Mopar and installed it myself. The install of the Mopar package consisted of removing the four bolts on either side holding the bed in place. Next you raise one side, install the attachment points, lower the bed, raise the other side and install the attachment points on the other. I completed this phase in about six hours. I am not in the best of shape, but the installation was painless! I next installed the B&W hitch. I did the complete hitch installation (including an in bed trailer plug in) in about two hours. As I stated prior, I an not in the best of shape. Had I been inclined, I could have cut the installation time down by quite a bit. The directions were straight forward and easy to follow! I was quoted right at $500.00 installation labor for the hitch, not counting the contact points mentioned above. Had that been included in the quote, it would have been closer to a thousand! In conclusion, I am very pleased with the hitch, electrical parts, price and customer service by Etrailer.com! The videos provided gave a lot of insight into the installation prior to getting my hands dirty!



- BWRVK3600
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Awesome Hitch… Very Well Made… It dropped right into the puck system on our 2015 Ram 3500. Had to adjust handle tension on 2 of 4 but it is easy to do. Directions were very clear and easy to follow. Will update after the 1st tow with our fifth wheel. Packaging looked really rough, but no damage to hitch.



- BWRVK3600
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Dodge Ram Pickup

Arrived on time, and installation went smoothly, for my 2021 Ram Bighorn 3500 Dually long bed and feels sturdy. Box was pretty neat up on arrival,but product was, just slightly scuffed. Overall satisfaction was as expected. Product feels solid and is heavy, which I don't see as a bad thing considering the price of the equipment it is designed to carry. Only minor gripe I have is the hole for the cotter pin on the crown nuts was almost unusable for the position I needed to tighten one of the corners in my truck Bed. Ended up only getting half the cotter pin back through the hole after adjustments were made.



- BWRVK3600
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2015 Dodge Ram Pickup

After buying a 2015 Dodge Ram 2500 with the new puck system I researched several fifth wheel hitches and decided on the BWRVK3600 based on the fact it was an OEM part that would fit in the puck system without adding an additional rail system, and it being American made was absolutely a very nice bonus. I was extremely pleased with the exceptional customer service and how quickly the hitch arrived after ordering. Upon receiving and opening the boxes, I was truly impressed with the quality workmanship and the heavy duty weight of the hitch and the included parts. Coming from the engineering field I have learned that a product is only as good as its quality assurance, and your quality assurance appears to have extremely high standards! Prior to receiving the hitch I had viewed the video online, and as recommended I read all the included instructions first. It was easy to understand and I encountered no problems with the installation. Not being in a hurry and taking my time, it took me 3-4 hours to install, and then I hooked up to my fifth wheel to check the height. Afterward, I did make one adjustment to the height of the pivot arms, and now it is a perfect fit. I will definitely recommend your company and hitch to anyone looking for one and have already shown mine to several neighbors. Thank you for making an OEM high quality product! Cheers! Mark T.



- BWRVK3600
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2020 Ram 3500

Very easy installation on hitch-ready t ruck.



- BWRVK3600
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After a year of use I love this hitch. It still looks brand new. Easy to hook up, pulls great no noise, bumping or other issues. Thanks for a great product!


Comments
A year in with my hitch and it is great. I have towed many miles and the hitch is still solid, no bucking or loose play anywhere. The quietest fifth wheel hitch I have had. The locking pin is hard to reach across the extended dually fenders, a simple folding step from Harbor Freight solved that problem. Thanks for a great product!
Mike - 01/25/2022

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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ram 3500 With 8-Foot Bed
    The best hitch for your 2017 Ram 3500 with an 8-foot bed and the factory puck system is the B&W Companion # BWRVK3600. This is our most popular hitch for your vehicle and gets near-universal praise; there are more than 300 reviews of the Companion on our site and it has a 5-star rating. The Companion has a 25,000 lbs towing capacity and 6,250 lbs vertical load limit (tongue weight) capacity. It is designed to fit directly into your '17 Ram's puck system so you can remove it for access...
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  • Pivot Arm Adjustments On BWRVK3600
    You want to try to get the center line of the hitch part # BWRVK3600 over the rear axle as much as possible, if not over it then a few inches forward of the rear axle for the best ride quality. On any 5th wheel/gooseneck hitch and vehicle the center of the hitch should not be behind the rear axle because it can affect handling, braking and steering. It can also cause the front of the truck to ride high. As far as vertical adjustment goes, you want 5-6 inches of clearance between your...
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  • Does 2018 Ram 2500 Short Bed Rail Kit Need Slider Hitch if Trailer Has Mor/Ryde Orbital Pin Box
    You do not need a slider hitch as the MORryde Orbital Pin box will provide you with all of the turning clearance you'd need. So the B and Companion hitch part # BWRVK3600 that you referenced would be a perfect solution as it is a fixed hitch like you need and is considered by many to be the best hitch you can get! I attached a review video for the hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch that Fits 2018 Ram 3500 with Factory Rail Kit
    The B and W Companion Hitch part # BWRVK3600 is definitely your best option. This hitch will give you a much smoother ride quality when compared to the Curt you have now. Curt has more of a reputation for the chucking you are experiencing whereas the Companion hitches on the other hand are known to be the smoothest and quietest option. The Companion hitches hold the king pin of the trailer the tightest of all the hitches out there and are widely considered to be the best fifth wheel hitches. This...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Ram 3500 Long Bed with Factory Rail Kit
    For your 2018 Ram 3500 long bed that has the factory rail kit the hitch I recommend for towing your 20k fifth wheel trailer is the B and W Companion for Ram rail kits part # BWRVK3600 because this 25k hitch is considered by most RVers as the best hitch on available due to how well it's made and how easy it is to use, and also because it fits directly to the rail kit of your truck. The hitch also easily comes apart in smaller pieces which helps make it easier to install/remove.
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  • Towing Capacity and Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Ram 3500 with Rail Kit
    The towing capacity of the 2018 Ram 3500 with the Cummins diesel is most impressive as it's rated at towing up to 30,000 lbs. The highest rated fifth wheel hitch that I would recommend for you is the B and W Companion that fits the factory rail kit you have which is part # BWRVK3600. This hitch has a 25,000 lb towing capacity and is considered by most to be the nicest hitch on the market due to how well made it is and how quiet it is on the road. I attached an install video for the hitch...
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  • How Much Does B&W Companion for Ram OEM Prep Package Weigh?
    The B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs # BWRVK3600 weighs 219 lbs with shipping materials and 213 lbs when unboxed and ready for use. This can be installed in two parts with the base weighing 138 lbs and the head weighing 75 lbs.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2018 Ram 3500 Long Bed with Factory Prep Package
    The best and most durable 5th wheel hitch for your 2018 Ram 3500 with the factory rail kit is the B&W Companion OEM # BWRVK3600 because of its heavy-duty powder coated steel construction and 1 inch thick dual jaws that will provide a superior attachment to the trailer. Every component of this hitch is engineered to create not only one of the strongest hitches on the market but also to allow for an extremely smooth ride when you're towing. This includes the aforementioned dual jaws along...
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  • Are Safety Chains Required when Using B and W Fifth Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Package
    Safety chain laws are interesting. Gooseneck trailer towing setups do call for using safety chains but since there isn't a hitch ball involved with fifth wheel towing they are not required. So with the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3600 that you referenced you would not need to use safety chains.
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  • How to Loosen Base of B&W Companion Hitch BWRVK3600 from Factory Pucks
    If the base locking handles of your B&W Companion hitch for Ram trucks # BWRVK3600 are in the unlocked position (facing outward away from the center of the bed) and the base will not release from the Ram's mounting pucks this may be due to a build up of grit or dirt. You can try spraying in an aerosol penetrating lubricant like PB Blaster or WD-40 and allow it soak in for a while. This can help loosen up any foreign material that may be causing the sticking. You can also loosen the two...
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  • Is It Normal For B&W Companion 5th Wheel # BWRVK3600 To Lean to One Side When Not Hitched
    A 5th wheel hitch like the B&W Companion # BWRVK3600 that has a fully-articulating head assembly will tend to lean to one side or the other when it is not under the load of the trailer's pin weight. This is normal. In contrast, an entry-level hitch's head unit may not be quite as flexible and might tend to remain in a fixed position even when unloaded.
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