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B&W Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

B&W Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

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Quickly and easily convert your B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch to a sturdy 5th-wheel trailer hitch. Built-in slider helps eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. Dual-jaw hitch removes without a trace for full bed access. Call 800-298-1624 to order B and W gooseneck and fifth wheel adapters part number BWRVK3400 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 Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs. Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters reviews from real customers.
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B and W Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters - BWRVK3400

  • Gooseneck Hitch to Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • Connects to Gooseneck Hole
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • B and W
  • Hitch Adapters
  • Adjustable Height
  • Adapts Truck
  • No Offset

Quickly and easily convert your B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch to a sturdy 5th-wheel trailer hitch. Built-in slider helps eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. Dual-jaw hitch removes without a trace for full bed access.


Features:

  • Trailer hitch adapter converts your B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch (sold separately) to a 5th-wheel hitch
    • Lets you tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Built-in slider provides clearance required for your short-bed pickup to turn safely at slow speeds
  • 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
  • 3 Height settings to fit your application
  • Quiet, rattle-free ride with polyurethane bushings
  • Quick, simple installation
    • Hitch base with slider installs in ball hole of B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch
    • Hitch head secures to base
  • Gray powder coated steel is corrosion resistant
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 5,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 17" - 19"
  • Travel: 12" front to back
  • Overall dimensions: 45" long x 34-3/8" wide
  • Measurement from center of where gooseneck ball attaches to the front cab-side of the hitch: 15"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Notes:

  • Due to the size of this item, it ships via freight.
  • This fifth-wheel trailer hitch is not compatible with Sidewinder or Revolution king pins. Do not use any device that changes the pivot point of your trailer's king pin with this hitch.

Fifth-Wheel Towing with Your Gooseneck Hitch

There are a variety of adapters on the market that let you tow a fifth-wheel trailer with a gooseneck hitch. You can use a coupler adapter that replaces the pin box on your fifth-wheel trailer and then attaches to the gooseneck hitch in your truck bed. But these adapters often require modifications to your trailer that can void the warranty. Another option would be using fifth-wheel rails that mount directly to your gooseneck hitch, usually by dropping into the hitch's ball hole. But to do this you have to make 2 separate purchases - the adapter plate that has the rails and a standard fifth-wheel hitch.


B&W Companion Simple Removal

With the Companion from B&W, you get a heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch that mounts in your truck bed by connecting directly to your Turnoverball gooseneck hitch with the included components. No modifications are required to your truck or trailer. And no additional parts are required for the system to work.


Quiet, Secure Ride

The 1" thick jaw on the Companion 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 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 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".


Built-In Slider

Most often used on trucks with 6' beds, a slider helps to eliminate clearance problems during slow-speed turns. When you are towing a fifth-wheel trailer, your hitch must be situated on the cab side of your truck's rear axle. However, at slow speeds you can use a slider to slide the fifth-wheel hitch (and the trailer) toward your truck's tailgate and past the rear axle, creating enough space between the cab of your truck and the trailer to permit less-restricted turning.


The slider that is built into the base of the Companion allows for 12" of fore and aft travel to give you the clearance you need.


Installation of the B&W Companion

To install the Companion, position the slider base so that the post inserts into your Turnoverball hitch's ball hole (in place of the hitch ball). Secure the post using the handle of the Turnoverball, just as you would secure the hitch ball. The post is square like the base of your gooseneck hitch ball. This square design helps to eliminate any twisting or turning of the post - and therefore the mounted fifth-wheel hitch - in your gooseneck hitch.


The next step is to 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 some additional cab clearance. 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.


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.



RVK3405 B and W Companion Slider Fifth Wheel RV Hitch

RVB3405 Slider Base for B&W Companion Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch

RVC3006 Head Assembly for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

Installation Details BWRVK3400 Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions BWRVK3400 Installation instructions


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Customer Reviews

B&W Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs - BWRVK3400

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (311 Customer Reviews)

Quickly and easily convert your B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch to a sturdy 5th-wheel trailer hitch. Built-in slider helps eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. Dual-jaw hitch removes without a trace for full bed access.

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It looks good in the box cant install till the rest of my order arrive as stated in the first product review


Comments
I am very pleased with it
Andrew - 11/24/2021


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This hitch feels incredibly well made and B&W customer support is incredible. One of the bed rail strips came loose after a month or so of owning it and only a few uses. Turns out the screw was stripped. After contacting B&W looking to purchase a replacement as it was likely my mistake, they sent a whole new strip free of charge. I will definitely purchase B&W products from etrailer again.


Comments
I love it. And B&W support is great.
Mr. T - 10/05/2021


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I knew this was big, but I didn't know it was THIS BIG! I have an '03 Ford F250 SuperDuty, Crew Cab, 4x4, short bed with a B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck hitch, and this slider was highly recommended by many across the internet and locally. My delivery date was about 20-days out from order date, however, it came 13 days early, much to my uninformed surprise. T-Force shippers came by my home at least 2x and did not even call me so I could arrange to be present to help them. My wife happened to come home and the driver had just turned around in our cul-de-sac and saw her pull in the driveway. The T-Force driver was able to connect with my wife, and he was so kind and professional during the entire delivery. Much to my surprise, the driver brought the entire shipment into my garage and was sooo kind to allow my wife a moment to clear a convenient space for the hitch. The driver actually brought the hitch INTO my garage and did not leave it at the curb like so many other shippers have done with other items I have purchased over the years! I AM AMAZED AND THANKFUL FOR THE T-FORCE DRIVER and his PROFESSIONALISM! I read the shipping documents when I came home and saw that the entire shipment was 310 lbs, not sure if the pallet and boxes were included, I have to assume YES, but expect the hitch to weigh about 250lbs - 275lbs, and I cannot find a weight in the item on etrailer. It took 3 of us to lift the base into the bed of my truck and get it seated into the gooseneck hitch. I still have to adjust the runners for the bed ridges, but that will be easy enough when it warms up a bit. My intent was to get the garage floor space back. I did not even notice it being in the truck as the ride seems to be about the same, but I do not wish to keep it in the truck when not being used so I can use my truck like a truck. The hitch takes up most of the bed of my short bed F250, and I hope to experience that I made a good choice with the slider in a week or two. Due to the weight of the assembly, I am going to try and use my engine hoist to install/remove it as I cannot do so by myself, it is extremely heavy and awkward. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! Unless you have adequate help, you should consider how you will remove it from your vehicle. Overall my experience with eTrailer over the years has been perfect and this purchase was perfect as well. eTrailer has been consistent with me and I like that. The quality of the B&W products, MADE IN AMERICA, are TOP NOTCH and EXPENSIVE. But you get what you pay for and I would in no way risk my families safety on some cheap CHINAMART equipment like this. I am WELL PLEASED with the B&W gear and eTrailer service and I will return.



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Have not assembled yet. But looks fully in tack. Will see in a couple of days. Looks well made, heavy steel product. I'm excited, so let's see.



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I purchased the B&W 20K Companion Slider & Underbed Mount System (UMS) for my 2015 Ford F150 extended cab (with 6 foot bed) over a year ago because it was the only solution that was removable. Construction and finish was very nice and still looks great. Installation wasn't too difficult but the 4” hole in the bed needs to be exact otherwise getting it square will be very difficult. Overall the slider works great but must be mounted directly on the bed and cannot be mounted over a plastic bed liner. Once installed everything worked great however after numerous trips I've yet to need or use the slider backing up as I can turn 80+ degrees without ever hitting or coming close to the truck cab (towing 2018 Cougar Half Ton Series 5th wheel). Also the slider is very heavy (head 75 lbs + base 207 lbs = 282 lbs) to remove and install (takes two people or an overhead winch). Plus the overall hitch weight (head, base & UMS is 394 lbs) puts me very close to the GVWR once the truck & trailer is fully loaded hence in hindsight I probably should have gone with the fixed 5th wheel hitch (total just 318 lbs compared to 400 lbs) instead as it would have saved 81 lbs and costs $489 less but at least I have the option to slide it back if ever needed.



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the Campanion Slider worked better than I anticipated, Very stable ride and easy to use. The shipping was also excellent, it arrived ahead of schedule.



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If you have a short bed truck this is the tool for the job if you’ve ever blown out a back window or dented your cab (like me) OK I’m able to put my fifth wheel and tire place is that a long bed truck would not be able to do



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I have ordered from etrailer before and was impressed with them and the product. I ordered a very large 5th wheel hitch, I explained to them my situation of needing it. They pushed up the ship date even with all the shipping delays, they came through. There are not enough words to say how wonderful and helpful etrailer staff are. I will only order from etrailer . Thank you etrailer you are fabulous



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I absolutely love my Companion hitch. It is the quietest hitch I have ever owned. It also has the the strongest and thickest jaws around the fifth wheel king pin I have ever owned. The slide is very easy to operate and even though it is quite heavy for a 69 year old man to take it out and put it in my truck I still would recommend it to anyone who needs a combo gooseneck and fifth wheel hitch set up. There is absolutely no slop or movement of the king pin in the jaws, unlike most other style fifth wheel hitches that I have owned in the past. In my opinion you would have to go way out on a limb to try and top this one. Dan seegmiller


Comments
Still feel the same. This fifth wheel hitch is awesome. Totally love it and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a great hitch. The ordering process and assistance I received was top notch. Quick delivery as well.
Daniel - 04/11/2019



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The B and W Companion gooseneck and fifth wheel adapter works very nicely and when removed the pickup box has no additional brackets or hardware that get in the way of the load. The only reason I did not give it a full 5 stars is that it is too heavy to be removed by one person unless assisted by a lifting device. I use my portable cherry picker to lift it out of the receiver tube. Other than that small issue I am very happy with the product and would purchase it again.


Comments
I have pulled my 34 foot 5th wheel over 7000, miles in the year that I have owned the Companion hitch and have had no issues. Being new to a 5th wheel I have nothing to compare it to, but I couldn’t imagine anything out performing this setup. I still appreciate the fact that when I pull the hitch out of the box of my truck there is nothing that interferes with any load that I haul, weather it is a load of lumber or landscaping mulch. Only down side is the overall weight of the hitch when I remove it alone, I do need a mobile cherry picker. Well worth the price and would recommend it to anyone.
Gregory - 02/28/2019

Thanks for the feedback, we have had other customers tell us that they do some disassembly of the head from the base to help when removing their companion from the bed of their truck. It is still a daunting task, but eliminating some weight while trying to move it works a little better.

-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 2/28/2019


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Upgraded to the B&W slider from an Anderson Ultimate. The reason was the short bed truck I'm pulling with. Initially the hitch was awesome and slid easily. While it says there is no lubrication required, it started sliding really hard (had to hold the trailer brakes and jerk the truck forward pretty hard to get it to slide back). I tried dry lube - no better. Finally shot some wd-40 on the slide bars and under the hitch and it's back to gliding pretty well. Another shortfall are the rubber bumpers that are and the end of each slide rail - they don't hold the hitch tight enough in position so I do get some noise as the hitch moves (ever so slightly) back and forth. The hitch is solid (heavy) and well built. If buying again I'd likely get an auto slider even with the extra weight it costs me in the bed of the truck



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I have loved this hitch. The ordering process was easy and it was shipped immediately. Installation was easy and took me about 1 hour. we have used this hitch to pull our 31 foot fifth wheel trailer over the last year and have had absolutely no problems. I would recommend this hitch to anyone.


Comments
I love this hitch and would recommend it to any one.
Scott N - 10/27/2017



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Best choice to keep your gooseneck options and have a 5th wheel. Went together easily video helpful Got the slide options even in an 8 ft box glad we did HEAVY


Comments
Great be sure to get the fifth wheel kingpin lifter to lift the 5th wheel out so you have a truck bed We use the sliding 5th wheel when we hook up so it is closer to me as I line it up
Brenda E - 07/11/2020


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Great product !


Comments
Great
Richard - 02/08/2022


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Great product. The sliding adapter allows for a trouble free parking experience. This is the smartest purchase I've made in a long time. Our fellow traveling family bought a fixed gooseneck hitch. Didn't work out so well. My buddy put a dimple in the upper left rear corner of his new 2017 F-250 due to lack of clearance with his fifth wheel. Broke out his back window too. A no-kidding $10,000 repair (aluminum pillar could not be repaired, required complete roof swap). He saw my sliding set up, bought one that week. He loves his too. I've even swapped the fifth wheel adapter to one of my other trucks. Would recommend this product to anyone.



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Other than this thing being heavy it works great and I would buy it again.



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This was a simple order process!!



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Order arrived in good shape. Installation instructions and videos made it a breeze!



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If you go to YouTube E trailer and find the guy with the beard sitting in the back of a pick up describing the be BW companion sliding hitch and watch his video that says it all he did really good and it works great.



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Fantastic, quiet, no bangs or noises. Only issue is that it is so heavy, I need help removing it when I need to use the truck bed. Have used the gooseneck ball to move my buddies horse trailer, no issues either.



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EXCELLENT HITCH.IT IS HEAVY BUT WITH 2 PEOPLE AND EITHER A TRACTOR OR JUST A MOTOR HOIST,OR TWO STRONG GUYS COULD DO IT.MY HUSBAND AND I USED OUR TRACTOR BECAUSE IT WAS OUR SIMPLEST WAY..EASY TO SET UP..VERY HAPPY AND READY TO GO RV ING....


Comments
We offer a lift bracket, part # DM6100
Demco 5th Wheel Lifting Bracket
$61.14
that you might be interested in. The bracket locks into the hitch like a king pin would and offers a safe lifting point that wont damage the hitch.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 03/27/2019


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Works good. Only problem is it is stuck in the B&W flip over hitch. Have tried everything to get it out. Without any luck.



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Shipment was delivered on stated delivery date. Excellent condition. Installed unit in truck and no major issues. I used straps and a front end loader on my tractor to place it it the bed. Recommend two people to actually set in place on the gooseneck hitch. Also, recommend the lift device vs. straps and chain. I will be ordering the lift device soon..



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This really has worked out well for our set up, I have full confidence in the strength and durability of our Companion slider, still in perfect working condition after 1 year, and going strong. It was a great investment



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This unit is smith operating, tight and easy to use. Very little to no "chucking" with my 14k pd fifth wheel camper. Very pleased with this unit!


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Ask the Experts about this B and W Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters



  • How to Determine if the B and W Companion Hitch Gooseneck Adapter will Interfere with Toolbox
    I spoke to my contact at B and W and she verified that from the center of where your gooseneck ball attaches to the front of the B and W Companion Slider Gooseneck to 5th Wheel Slider part # BWRVK3400 measures 15 inches. So if you were to measure from the center of your gooseneck ball forward 15 inches you would know if this would interfere with your toolbox. You should also note that if your tool box sticks up higher than the bed rails of your truck you might see interference while making...
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  • Can B and W Companion Hitch be Used with a Sidewinder Pin Box
    What you will need to do is lock out the Sidewinder you have on your trailer. You will then need to install two 3/4 inch X 5-1/2 inch grade 5 bolts washers lock washers and nuts in the location at the rear of the turret, see photo. Once these bolts are installed the king pin will rotate in the normal position in the fifth-wheel hitch. Once the Sidewinder is locked out you can use your Companion hitch. I hope it is a slider hitch so that you will have the clearance needed to make sharp...
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  • Do Extended Pin Boxes Allow Short Bed Trucks to Tow Fifth Wheel Hitch without a Slider
    Your extended pin box doesn't actually give you 10 more inches of offset since when the trailer turns the pin box swivels which puts the trailer the same distance from the truck cab. The only time you can use an offset's distance in the formula for determining clearance is when it is on the truck side. Since you have a Turnover gooseneck hitch installed in your truck you are going to need to go with the Slider Companion part # BWRVK3400 so that you would have the clearance needed. This...
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  • How to Determine if Toolbox in Truck Bed would Interfere with Companion Slider Hitch
    I spoke to my contact at B and W and she verified that from the center of where your gooseneck ball attaches to the front of the B and W Companion Slider Gooseneck to 5th Wheel Slider part # BWRVK3400 measures 15 inches. So if you were to measure from the center of your gooseneck ball forward 15 inches you would know if this would interfere with your toolbox. You should also note that if your tool box sticks up higher than the bed rails of your truck you might see interference while making...
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  • B and W Companion Slider Hitch Recommendation for a 2006 Dodge Ram with Underbed Gooseneck
    The Companion Slider Hitch part # BWRVK3400 that you referenced will give you 12 additional inches of clearance between the truck cab and your fifth wheel trailer overhang. This would be the best option we offer for your 2006 Dodge Ram to give it the needed clearance to make tight turns. It's hard to say for certain if you will be able to make a 90 degree turn, but you will be able to turn much tighter with this hitch than a stationary hitch.
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  • Range of Adjustability that the B and W Companion Hitches Have
    To answer your first question the difference would be 8 inches from the closest and furthest away positions. In the closest position the king pin will be 1 inch ahead of the hitch socket. Check out the picture I attached that has a chart that covers how each of the setting used for the B and W Companion heads will affect the height and distance relative to the king pin.
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  • Will Trailer Pin Box Hit Tailgate on 2015 Ram 2500 Short Bed with B&W Slider 5th Wheel Hitch
    On a 2015 Ram 2500 with 6-1/2 foot bed there could be the potential contact between the tailgate and the trailer pin box. But most pin boxes angle up at the rear so they would be higher up than the top of the tailgate. If you had the really short bed, 5-1/2 feet, then the tailgate would have to come off.
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Slider Hitch Recommendation for 17k Trailer
    For a fifth wheel hitch you will need a slider hitch since your truck has a short bed and not a long bed. The slider hitch allows you turning clearance. Otherwise you'd hit the cab of the truck with the trailer. Most people swear by the Companion slider part # BWRVK3400 which is one of our best selling hitches. This hitch is generally referred to as the nicest hitch available so we recommend it quite a bit. I would need to know what year Ford F-250 you have though so that I could recommend...
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  • Can B and W Companion Hitch Fit with Lippert Pin Box
    Yes, the B and W Companion hitches like the # BWRVK3400 that you referenced are compatible with Lippert pin boxes including the cushioned ones. Only pin box setup the Companion can't fit with is the Sidewinder.
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  • Difference of Part Numbers for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
    B&W re-designed the RVK3400 hitch with a little bit different styling and changed the part number to the RVK3405. Our part # BWRVK3400 is the RVK3405 but we just didn't change our part number.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed with B and W Gooseneck
    Since you have a B and W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch installed already we have a great solution for installing a fifth wheel in your 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 short bed. What you would want is the Companion Slider part # BWRVK3400. This is one of the nicest slider fifth wheel hitches on the market so it would be a great solution and it fits directly to the gooseneck hitch you already have installed. Since your truck has a short bed you will need a slider hitch to allow you to make tight turns.
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  • Can 5th Wheel Hitch be Installed on 2012 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4 Foot Bed with Factory Rail Kit
    The 2012 Ford Super Duty trucks with the Ford factory tow prep package use the Reese Elite Series rails. These rails can only be used with the Reese Elite Series hitches and not the B&W Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter, # BWRVK3400, which you referenced. We have several options for your 2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty 6-3/4 Foot Bed with Factory Rail Kit Fifth Wheel Hitch. Take a look at the link I have included which lists all of the sliding 5th wheel hitches that...
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  • Does a 2012 Dodge ram Mega Cab Dually Require a Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
    If your 2012 Ram is a short bed then you would need to use either a slider/glider 5th wheel hitch or replace the pin box on the trailer with a Sidewinder and use a fixed 5th wheel hitch. A lot is going to depend on the width of the trailer as well. I would need to know the series of your truck and the width of the trailer to determine what all will fit and if you will have enough clearance with just a slider hitch. If you do end up needing a Sidewinder then I would need to know the manufacturer...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed with B and W Gooseneck Installed
    Since you have a B and W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch installed in the bed of your I have a great fifth wheel towing solution we can provide. The B and W Companion Slider part # BWRVK3400 is a slider hitch that is designed to fit directly to your gooseneck hitch and would be the perfect solution to allow you to have the ability to tow either style of trailer. With the hitch removed you could easily reinsert the gooseneck ball and tow a gooseneck trailer.
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  • Solution For B and W Companion Slider Hitch that Hits Tailgate of Truck When Slid Back
    Since you said you have a B and W Companion hitch # BWRVK3400 there is a way to get more clearance between the tailgate of the truck and the hitch. The arms that hold the head of the hitch can be moved forward and back. If you take a look at the diagram I attached you can see the various setting that can be used. What you can do is move the head of your hitch further forward and you'll have more clearance.
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  • What Does the B&W Companion Slider Hitch # BWRVK3400 Weigh
    The B&W Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter # BWRVK3400 weighs 281 lbs. It can be taken apart in sections though to allow it to be easier to manage.
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  • Distance Forward of Gooseneck Ball Hole B and W Companion Hitch BWRVK3400 Extends
    I spoke to my contact at B and W and she verified that from the center of where your gooseneck ball attaches to the front of the B and W Companion Slider Gooseneck to 5th Wheel Slider part # BWRVK3400 measures 15 inches. So if you were to measure from the center of your gooseneck ball forward 15 inches you would know if this would interfere with your toolbox.
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  • How B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch Installs into Turnover Ball Gooseneck Hitch
    If your truck currently has a B&W Turnover Ball Gooseneck Hitch, you would indeed place the hitch in the truck bed, and latch the hitch into place. You might need to make some minor adjustments to the strips on the underside of the base that sit in the bed corrugations and adjust the draw-down bolt to get it aligned with the gooseneck hitch latch, but that's all you'd need to do. If you click the provided link, you can see the installation/assembly instructions for the # BWRVK3400.
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  • How to Determine if B and W Companion Hitch Would Fit with Truck Bed Tool Box
    I spoke to my contact at B and W and she verified that from the center of where your gooseneck ball attaches to the front of the B and W Companion Slider Gooseneck to 5th Wheel Slider part # BWRVK3400 measures 15 inches. So if you were to measure from the center of your gooseneck ball forward 15 inches you would know if this would interfere with your toolbox. You should also note that if your tool box sticks up higher than the bed rails of your truck you might see interference while making...
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  • Which B and W Companion Hitch is Recommended for a 2013 Ram 2500 Mega Cab 6 ft Bed
    You are going to want the slider version of the Companion Hitch part # BWRVK3400 unless your trailer happens to have a narrow nose designed for allowing short bed trucks turning clearance without a slider. You would know if your trailer had this too. Sometimes in rare situations if the truck bed is 6-1/2 feet long you can get away without a slider, but not if the bed is 6 feet.
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  • What Is The Function Of The Draw-Down Bolt On B&W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch
    The Draw-Down bolt is used to adjust the socket adjuster when you are installing the Companion hitch. When using the Companion like part # BWRVK3400 you need to retract the gooseneck latch pin handle to remove the Turnoverball from the bed of the truck. Then slide the handle back in so that it passes all the way through the shank on the Companion hitch. If it does not pass through both sides of the shank you can use the Draw-Down bolt to adjust the socket to allow the pin to pass through...
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  • Is There a Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch Adapter Available for Gooseneck Hitch
    If the truck has a B and W gooseneck hitch we do have a slider fifth wheel hitch that will fit it, part # BWRVK3400 but if the gooseneck hitch is any other brand there isn't a slider hitch adapter available.
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  • Why Can't The Sidewinder Be Used With The B&W Companion Slider?
    It is simply because of the mounting point of the B&W Companion Slider like # BWRVK3400. Reese Sidewinders use the rotating turret to move the pivot point of the trailer, so using the underbed gooseneck allows too much movement for that sidewinder to operate properly without possibly damaging the gooseneck. If you want to use a sidewinder, it is recommended to use fixed rail system as the gooseneck system could be damaged with the extra torque from moving this pivot point.
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  • Would Moving Companion Hitch Head Forward or Back Help with Bed Rail Clearance
    Moving the hitch back in the bed of your truck would give you better clearance between the bed rails of the truck and the overhang of the trailer. It might not make a huge difference but it would help slightly. If you could raise the hitch height slightly while still allowing the trailer to sit level that would also help quite a bit.
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