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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 - BWRVK3600

  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • 25000 lbs GTW
  • B and W
  • Hitch Only
  • Double Pivot
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 6500 lbs Vertical Load
  • 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

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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   (1826 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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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


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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


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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


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First, etrailer was perfect. The 5th wheel was back order and they offered alternative solution. We said we would wait for the B&W per our order. The unit shipped exactly on the revised date. Great service!!!!! Second, I’m not sure you can find a better quality and easy to use 5th wheel hitch. Smooth as silk connecting and disconnecting. Solid connection, no chucking. Wish I would have replaced our old one sooner. The B&W was well worth the premium.



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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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2022 Ram 3500

I am still waiting on my truck to be delivered but my initial reaction to seeing this hitch in person is that it is extremely well made. The help that I received from etrailer during the order process was terrific as well. I look forward to using my new B&W hitch, I am RVing full time and it will get put to the test!



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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



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Great Hitch. HEAVY!! Well made. Dropped right into the puck system on my 16 Ram. Had to adjust handle tension on 3 of 4. But it is easy to do. Will update after the 1st tow with new fifth wheel. Packaging looked really rough, but fortunately no damage to hitch.



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Question: What is the best way to ship B&W hitches? Not an easy decision. Shipping this 110 lb. metal hitch via UPS in a cardboard box... you can only imagine what the box will look like when it arrives at it's destination. Now it's a metal hitch, so not much can happen to it, however, it looked like it went through WW III when it arrived today. I don't have an answer for you, however, a thought may be to have a packaging engineer take another look at how to best package these for shipping via UPS. Thank you.



- 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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Received my order approximately 4 weeks ahead of schedule. Etrailer kept me informed of the status, which made the process easier. They also were great with the price match guarantee. High quality, but heavy. Base is difficult to move alone. Adjusting base to the puck system can be a challenge. I may need to re-adjust the base / setting. Will find out as I use it.



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Th 5th wheel hitch is wonderful. Good and tight. No slop at all. I feel confident while pulling my 44ft RV trailer. My only drawback on it is I've never been able to get it loose so I can remove it. I've tried to loosen all the nuts & bolts and using a maul. I've not accomplished this yet. I though when I purchased the hitch, I seen a tool to remove the hitch from my truck bed.



- BWRVK3600
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I’m very impressed with the construction and finish of this hitch. It is very strong, yet not so heavy that it cannot be moved. My wife and I (she’s 63 and I’m 69) were able to handle it. Fit perfect, easy installation. Confidence builder. Haven’t towed with it yet, but have a 44’ toy hauler getting warranty work done. Will be taking it out for Thanksgiving. Looking forward to it! Trailer was awesome, as usual, to deal with!



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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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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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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.



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The hitch arrived with the box still in excellent shape. The instructions were great for the installation. I pulled a 24,000 pound fifth wheel 6000 miles last year with no problems.



- BWRVK3600
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We bought a new fifth wheel trailer and I went to etrailer to order a new hitch. After the shipping date for the hitch I ordered kept getting pushed back , l saw the BW Companion hitch was in stock and ready to ship. I talked to Andrew at etrailer and he assured me indeed the hitch was in stock and would ship the next day. I canceled the previous hitch and ordered the Companion , and just like Andrew stated , it shipped the next day , and arrived a couple days later. The BW Companion hitch is extremely well built and you can tell they take pride in building their product.



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2017 Ram 3500

Originally was pulling a slightly smaller trailer with a short bed pickup and using a Pullrite auto slider that I was very happy with. Now pulling a 40’ Solitude 16k gvwr trailer with a 17 Ram 3500 DRW. Went with the B & W Companion Puck mount. It is a solid hitch with no rattles/clunking. I am using it in the lowest forward position and plenty of clearance between bed and 5th wheel. Also have. 50 gallon Transfer Flow tank in bed and there is still bed space between tank and hitch.



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I installed this in my Ram 3500 without assistance. Very easy. Also no hassle to hookup my 5th wheel. Overall performance is excellent.



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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.


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  • Is There a B&W Hitch for a 2021 Ram 3500 with 8' Bed
    We do have a B&W hitch for your 2021 Ram 3500 with long bed. Depending on whether you have the OEM prep package or not will determine which one you are needing. If you do not have the prep package (a puck system pre-installed in your truck bed that has built in receivers for a hitch) then you will need the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3500-5W. You will also need the Custom Underbed Installation Kit for B&W Companion # BWGNRK1320-5W to use that hitch. The installation...
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  • Will the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch Work With Reese Sidewinder
    There are two types of B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitches, OEM like part # BWRVK3600 and Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel like part # BWRVK3500. The OEM style can be used with the Reese Sidewinder with or without the wedge when you lock the turret. The Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel cannot be used with the wedge but it can be used without if you lock the turret.
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  • Is Fixed 5th Wheel Hitch Or Slider 5th Wheel Hitch Required For 2020 Ram 2500 Short Bed W/ OEM Pucks
    Since your 2020 Ram 2500 Big Horn short bed has the OEM puck system you will want to go with the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20K # BWRVK3670 unless your 2021 Northwood Fox Mountain 23RLS 5th Wheel has a rotating pin box. The reason for this is trucks with less than an 8' bed will have less cab to trailer clearance and using a fixed hitch can cause the trailer to contact the cab of your truck if you aren't careful when turning....
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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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  • 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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  • Proper B&W Hitch for a 2018 Ram 2500 Short Bed with OEM Prep Package and a Turning Point Pin Box
    Because you have a Turning Point Pin Box, you are correct that your short bed 2018 Ram 2500 should use the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package, part # BWRVK3600. This is the recommended setup for your truck, and it will fit perfectly with your OEM pucks. I've linked to a video installation of this hitch for your reference.
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  • High Capacity 5th Wheel Hitch for 2020 Ram 3500
    We don't have any locations in Florida. We sell our products online out of our location in Wentzville, MO which is about 40 miles west of St. Louis. We ship all over the US and Canada. If your truck is a long bed model equipped with the Ram OEM puck system in the bed, you couldn't do any better than the B&W # BWRVK3600 Companion 25K hitch you'd looked at. The hitch has massive 1 inch thick jaws that hold the king pin tightly for a smooth and comfortable ride. If you have the short...
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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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  • Weight of B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3600
    The B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3600 has a total weight of right around 215 pounds. Keep in mind that the hitch head can be removed to help with taking the hitch out of the truck bed. The head by itself weighs about 75 pounds while the base weighs 140 pounds.
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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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  • How to Lock the B&W Companion to OEM Puck System on a 2020 Ram 3500
    It isn't a bad idea to add some security to your B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3600 while it's installed on your 2020 Ram 3500. You can actually use a lock in place of the pins that are used for securing the legs. The lock just has to have a 1/4" diameter shackle like the Master Lock # ML4140KALH.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch For 2018 Ram 3500 With OEM Prep Package
    I have a replacement option for you, but the Reese Elite RE25 which is designed for the Ford OEM Prep Package is not compatible with the Demco 5th Wheel Rail Adapter # DM6099. The Replacement Legs For Ram Prep Package # RP30864 are not compatible with your current hitch, as they require a different center section. Instead I recommend going with a new 5th wheel hitch like the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # BWRVK3600 which will fit the OEM Prep Package...
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