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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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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

  • B and W
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • 25000 lbs GTW
  • Hitch Only
  • Double Pivot
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 6500 lbs TW
  • 17 - 19 Inch Tall

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.



BWRVB3600 B and W Companion OEM Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Base - Dodge Ram

BWRVC3006 B and W Companion OEM Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Base

Item # BWRVK3600

Installation Details BWRVK3600 Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions BWRVK3600 Installation instructions

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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   (1404 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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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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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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It took a while to get it but now that it’s in the back of my truck I’m very happy already pulled my 40 foot toy hauler with it and I’m very very very happy. I had installed a rubber bed mat that I wanted to keep so I measured off the holes for the puck system,purchased a holesaw And cut away these pictures show the results.



- 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 :(



- BWRVK3600
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What little time I had to use my camper the BWRVK 3600 hitch work very well for me. Better than my old hitch and I would buy another one if I had too.


Comments
IF I HAVETO BUY ANOTHER HITCH IT WILL BE A BW
clifton s - 05/26/2021


- 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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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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Extremely heavy to install in vehicle even when broke into the 2 components. Also this is my second unit like this and neither one has a viable system for keeping the hitch plate tilted down in back to insure the 5th wheel trailer plate slides well up on the unit.



- BWRVK3600
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We have been using this hitch steadily for the last year towing a 20KLb trailer. It has performed flawlessly. I highly recommend this hitch.



- 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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To say I really enjoy this hitch, would be shorting the praise of this hitch. As usual, the quality of B&W stands firm with this hitch as well as all the others they make. Always heavy duty. A little expensive, but you get what you pay for. Plus, this hitch will last you a lifetime. You'll be replacing the truck before the hitch let's you down.



- BWRVK3600
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2018 Dodge Ram Pickup

Came in 3 boxes, well packed. I am 69, and the wife and I installed it. Very well made and after an 1 1/2 we got the puck system installed. Had to go to video on the internet to completely understand what we were doing. My only recommendation is more step by step instructions be included by the company. B&W appears to be a good company, so more complete instructions. Ram 3500.


Comments
It is still in great condition and works like a charm. The best hitch I have ever owned. Quality!
Steven - 04/04/2020



- BWRVK3600
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EXCELLENT in every way . I have owned many fifth wheel and gooseneck hitches , this B&W companion the best ever . Shopped for others to save money, this one worth every penny and more .E Trailer has a gem with Tammy P. Called her three times ,professional, courteous,pleasant.Sheis knowledgeable on the products she represents. Ordered on Monday,UPS delivered Wednesday morning. I installed Thursday. Great instructions American made , quality materials and welds . Thanks


Comments
you can buy one more expensive and certainly less expensive . will not fifth wheel matched to correct tow vhicle any better at this time .i have over two million miles tractor trailer experience including defensive driving,safety ,skid pan trainer etc excellent engineered fifth wheel also ez in and uot of truck .thanks
ronnie j - 02/02/2021


- BWRVK3600
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B&W is a great fifth wheel hitch to have. etrailer was great to work with. I called them to check on what type of fifth wheel hitches they have and found the one I wanted, then ordered it Over the phone. I had the hitch within 3 days. Great company and great people that work there. I will continue to shop at etrailer.


Comments
Still working great
Scott - 02/08/2021


- BWRVK3600
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2015 Ram 3500

Wow...this thing is beefy! After seeing some of the other setups on trucks in the past I wanted something a little more stout, and this hitch is all of that. Used a cherry picker to get it on the bed even. No issues on install, went right in. The instructions are good too. Thanks eTrailer, always the right stuff and great quality!



- 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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Dodge Ram Pickup

Happy to review this product after one year. This hitch is awesome! So much better than the nameless one we replaced. First off, it is beautiful and designed very well. It fit into the precut holes in my Dodge Ram 3500 perfectly. The locks are simple to use. It is nice that the plate removes separately so that it is possible for one person to install and remove. Love the ease with which we can now hook up and release. Old one bound up frequently - this one smooth as silk. Do not hesitate to buy this product!!!



- 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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2017 Ram 3500

I love the hitch! Easy to order, assemble, and use. The only negative is not an e trailer issue was shipping, UPS changed the delivery date a couple of times, only delivered 2 of the 3 packages and after a week of UPS searching they finally found the 3rd package and I had to go and identify it and pick it up myself.



- 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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Shipping was prompt. All boxes arrived intact-no damage. I watched the install videos and was ready to install in my 2019 Ram 3500. I was working alone and the base is heavy but I was able to get it into the truck bed while still in the box by using a appliance truck to move and as a ramp. I took my time and adjusted two legs for position and height. Now waiting to road test with my 5th wheel!



- BWRVK3600
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2018 Ram 3500

Received my B*W Companion 3600 hitch today through UPS, it arrived in three boxes, one box had the base unit for my 2018 Ram 3500 puck system, one box had the two side pivot arms and the bolt kit package for the coupler head unit and the third box contained the coupler head unit. All the boxes arrived in good condition, many of the reviews that I read said the boxes were destroyed upon arrival and I was relieved that the hitch and boxes arrived in perfect condition. After watching a Youtube video from Big Truck Big RV "JD" (on the companion hitch) who is a partner of etrailer I decided to purchase from etrailer vs other suppliers due to the reviews and video that etrailer is the best to buy from and they are available to answer and assist if needed. It took me about 30 to 40 minutes to unbox, assemble and install the hitch, very easy to do. I mounted the side pivot arms directly center over the rear axle and at its lowest setting 17". This companion hitch is replacing a Demco slider hitch that I Purchased in Feb of 2019 (totally dissapointed in the Demco from day one hence already replaced). I have not towed with the companion hitch yet as it arrived today, I will update my review once I have some time on the hitch pulling my 38' triple axle 18,000lb 5er, I have a upcoming trip and looking forward to testing the companion hitch. So far I am impressed with the quality and it looks great too, the paint on the hitch appears to be very good quality and there are no bare spots, all the welds look of high quality. Sa far I give it 5 stars.



- BWRVK3600
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I’ve only used B&W fifthwheel hitches so I can’t make a comparison but they work great. I’ve had a companion and this puck style. I prefer the puck style for ease of mounting.


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    Those are good questions and we can definitely help you out. First, let's start with the height, and as you can see by the accompanying diagram, you will need at least 5 to 6 inches above your rails and to the underside of the loft. You also need to make sure you are towing as level as possible. Due to this, you will need a hitch that has a low height setting, and the fact that your 2016 Ram 2500 has the factory prep package (which will have pucks in the bed) is great because inches matter...
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  • How to Lock the B&W Companion to OEM Puck System on a 2020 Ram 3500
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    B&W's awesome Companion 5th wheel hitch # BWRVK3600 for the Ram factory prep package, shown in the linked video, has a shipping weight of 216-lbs, and about 10-lbs of this is packing material. The base portion alone # BWRVB3600 has a shipping weight of 142-lbs (so figure about 135-lbs net) and the head portion alone # BWRVC3006 has a shipping weight of 74-lbs (so figure about 70-lbs net). The Reese 5th wheel hitch # RP30160 for the Ram OEM package has a shipping weight of 186-lbs so...
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  • Replacement Base For B&W Companion on 2021 Ram 3500 With Factory Puck System
    We do have the replacement base for the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch that fits your 2021 Ram 3500 with the factory puck system; you didn't mention if you need the fixed base or the sliding base so I'll go ahead and list both for you: - Fixed Base: Replacement Base for B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram # BWRVB3600 - Sliding Base: Replacement Slider Base for B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Ram Towing Prep Package # BWRVB3670
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  • Gooseneck Ball Recommendation that Fits 2020 Ram 3500 with OEM Rail Kit
    The B and W Companion Hitch part # BWRVK3600 that you referenced fits the OEM rail kit of your 2020 Ram 3500. If you had the Ram rail kit you'd also have an opening for a gooseneck ball to fit in the center hole like with the B and W # BWGNXA2062 which I like the best as it has a handle you can grab when removing/installing which will keep your hands cleaner and overall is easier to use. I attached a picture of what this looks like installed in a truck like yours for you to check out...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch For A 2020 Ram 3500 With 8' Bed And OEM Prep Package
    In my professional opinion with installing and using fifth wheel hitches here at Etrailer I recommend the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs Item # BWRVK3600 for your 2020 Ram 3500 with the 8' bed and OEM Prep package. B&W is very well known. The craftsmanship of their hitches is outstanding and they hold up very well. When not towing a trailer with a lot of other hitches the heads seem to knock or rattle. The B&W has a nice tight fit with...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Factory Towing Prep Package
    The very best hitch for the Ram Factory Prep Package is the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - 25,000 lbs # BWRVK3600. This hitch fits directly into the factory pucks for a very clean and custom fit. The base can be installed independent of the head for an easier transition in and out of your truck and the 1 inch thick dual jaws give you the best king pin contact for less jarring and chucking when towing. The cam action latching handle makes connecting and disconnecting...
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  • Which Custom Rail Kit and Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2020 Ram 3500 Long Bed W/O OEW Prep Package
    The rail kit I recommend for your 2020 Ram 3500 8 Foot Bed is the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP56010-53 which will install without drilling holes in your frame, and will allow you to use any fifth wheel trailer hitch that is made for industry standard rails (ISR). I included a video of the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit # Rp56010-53 being installed on a 2013 Ram 3500 for you to take a look at. Since...
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  • Head/Height Adjustment for B&W Companion for 2018 Ram 3500 with Rail Kit
    For your 2018 Ram 3500 with a factory rail kit the height range of the Ram Companion Hitch # BWRVK3600 is 17 to 19 inches measured from the floor of the truck bed. You pick the height based on what allows the trailer to be towed level and still allows you at least 6 inches from the bed rails to the trailer overhang. The forward to back positions of the arms is to allow you more clearance between the truck cab and nose of the trailer.
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch For 2019 Ram 3500 With Factory Prep
    I recommend to use the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package part # BWRVK3600 for the prep package in your 2019 Ram 3500 8 foot bed. The B and W Companion will drop down into the puck system of your Ram and lock in with a simple lever latch system. The 1" thick dual jaw of the Companion allows for full king pin contact which reduces chucking and that annoying rattling noise that you would experience with the other options. I have attached a video for your reference.
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  • Does 2019 Ram 3500 Short Bed Need Slider Hitch to Tow Trailer with Turn Tech Engineering Nose
    The Turn Tech of your 2016 Coachman Chaparral 336TSIK was designed to give short bed trucks like yours the needed clearance to make tight turns without requiring a slider hitch. Since not all short bed trucks have the same length bed you'll get mixed results on this. Your bed is 6-1/2 feet long which is on the longer side which means you'd have the best chance possible to get away with just a fixed hitch like the Companion for Ram rail kits part # BWRVK3600 that fits the factory rail kit...
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  • 25K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Options for a 2019 Ram 3500 with Factory Puck System
    We do have 5th wheel hitch options in the 25K range for the puck system on your 2019 Ram 3500! If you have a short bed then the highest rated 5th wheel hitch is the Curt Q24 # C16546 which fits the puck system with the Adapter Rails # C16022. This hitch is only rated for 24K but you won't be able to find anything with a higher capacity with a slider so it is your best option for a short bed. For a long bed we have the 25K B&W Companion # BWRVK3600. Not only does this have the weight...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Sidewinder Recommendation for 2018 Ram 2500 With Rail Kit
    The best solution we have then would be a stationary hitch that fits the factory rail kit of your 2018 Ram 2500 with a Sidewinder pin box instead. A Sidewinder pin box replaces the one that's on your trailer and has a pivoting arm that moves the pivot point back 22 inches so that you get the clearance of a slider hitch (plus some extra) without having to deal with the weight and sliding mechanism of a slider. Sidewinders are pin box specific so you will first need to know what pin box...
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  • What B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch Fits 2020 Ram 3500 With Factory Puck System
    The correct B&W Companion 5th wheel trailer hitch for your 2020 Ram 3500 with the factory puck system is going to depend on if you have a short bed (less than 8 feet) or a long bed: - Short Bed: B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider for Ram Towing Prep Package # BWRVK3670 - Long Bed: B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # BWRVK3600 This is considered by most to be the best 5th wheel hitch in the industry due to the immense jaw system that...
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  • Highest Rated 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2019 Ram 3500 Dually
    The highest rated 5th wheel hitch we have for a 2019 Ram 3500 Dually with the factory prep package is the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch part # BWRVK3600 which is rated at 25,000 lbs. The B&W Companion is largely considered by most to be the best 5th wheel hitch on the market because its extra thick dual jaw locking mechanism forms a very tight grip on the kingpin which makes for a smooth ride between the truck and trailer. The cam-action style latching mechanism also allows for the...
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