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B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs

B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs

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

Yes, if you:

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

No, if you:

  • Travel over very rough roads and want extra cushion in the head to absorb road shock
  • Use your truck bed often to haul other things while you tow your fifth wheel and need something less bulky
Specially designed to attach to the receivers in your factory 5th-wheel towing prep package, the Companion OEM features a dual jaw for excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact and a cam-action handle for simple release. Easily remove for full bed access. 1-800-496-5010 to order B and W fifth wheel hitch part number BWRVK3600 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all B and W products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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B and W Fifth Wheel Hitch - BWRVK3600

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

Specially designed to attach to the receivers in your factory 5th-wheel towing prep package, the Companion OEM features a dual jaw for excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact and a cam-action handle for simple release. Easily remove for full bed access.


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
    • Works with factory-installed 5th-wheel towing prep package from Ram
  • Rail-free design allows for full access to truck bed when hitch is removed
  • 1" Thick dual jaws provide 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact
    • Less rattle and more security than slide-bar jaws
  • Cam-action latching handle helps prevent binding
    • Simple to release, even on unlevel terrain
    • Lockable to secure trailer to hitch - padlock sold separately
  • Fully articulating head eases hookup and helps to limit chucking
    • Pivots front-to-back and side-to-side
  • Improved cab clearance achieved with 6" of front-to-back adjustment
    • Attach pivot arms to base in desired position fore or aft
  • 3 Height settings to fit your application
  • Quiet, rattle-free ride with polyurethane bushings
  • Quick, simple installation
    • Drops into the 4 receiver pucks that are built into your factory underbed rails
  • Gray powder coated steel is corrosion resistant
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2013 and newer Ram trucks with factory-installed towing prep package
  • Gross towing weight: 25,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 6,250 lbs
  • Hitch height: 17" - 19"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Quiet, Secure Ride

B&W Companion OEM Ram Jaw

The 1" thick jaw on the Companion OEM is precision machined to provide a tight, sturdy connection. And unlike slide-bar models, the rounded 2-piece jaw on this fifth-wheel trailer hitch inhibits rattle and movement by securely wrapping around your trailer's king pin, resulting in easier hookup and a safer, quieter ride.


B&W Companion OEM Ram Bushings

In addition to the sturdy jaw, the Companion has durable polyurethane bushings built in to provide a smoother, more comfortable towing experience. These bushings sit on top of the pivot arms that support the fifth-wheel head. Because the head is resting on a padded area, it is able to pivot without clanking. The ability of the head to pivot - both front to back and side to side - along with the trailer also helps to limit the chucking that may occur with a more static hitch.


Non-Binding Latch Handle

The dual jaw on the Companion OEM is operated by a simple-to-use cam-action handle. This handle allows you to quickly and easily release the jaws on the hitch, even if you are on uneven terrain. If any binding does occur between your truck and trailer, the jaws may remain closed after you move the handle to the open position. But because the handle is unlatched, there is nothing keeping the jaws closed except for the binding pressure. Therefore, simply driving your truck forward will be enough to force the jaws to open.


The cam-action handle is held in the closed position with the included pin and clip. For extra security, you can replace the pin with a sturdy padlock. The shackle on the lock you choose should have a diameter of 5/16", height of 3", and a width of 2-1/4".


Installation of the B&W Companion OEM

To install the Companion OEM, first set up the Companion's pivot arms. The arms are what allow the hitch to be adjusted front to back as well as up and down for optimal positioning. As a result, this hitch can accommodate the height of your trailer and also help to give you the cab clearance needed to execute turns while towing.


To adjust either the height of the hitch or the fore/aft positioning, just attach the hitch's pivot arms in the desired location on the base.


B&W Companion OEM Ram Feet

Then, when the hitch head is fully assembled, simply place the hitch in the bed of your truck, lining the base up with the receiver sockets in the bed. Rotate all 4 handles on the hitch base out so that the built-in puck receivers are in the correct position to install in the sockets. Once the base is lined up, fold the handles in until they are in the locked position and secure them with the included pins.


The hitch head installs on top of the pivot arms. When you have the head in position, simply secure it to the arms with the included pins.



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Customer Reviews

B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs - BWRVK3600

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (2270 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.

by:

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

2016 Ram 3500 Dually (Laramie) Long Bed w/OEM Puck Setup
B&W Companion 25K




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2018 Ram 3500

I am starting a Hot Shot trucking company and this 5th wheel will easily pull the trailer that I purchased. The 5th wheel looks great in the back of my truck. It was not to difficult install. The only reason for a 4 star rating is one the boxes looked like it came out of a trash compactor. The base was in that box and was all scratched up. I would buy from this company again in the future.




by:

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


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Dodge Ram Pickup

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




by:

The shipper’s had issues with the box it wouldn’t fit on their conveyor belts the outside of the box was dinged up pretty good and the other two boxes were together but undamaged the frame took a few dings where it rattled around in the trailer to me.




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2016 Ram 3500

This B&W 25k 5th wheel hitch is amazing and tuff. So glad I purchased this one from you all. Thanks my Ram 3500 love it. Lol




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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


by:

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


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


by:

I had ordered all three components together and assume they would be delivered as a complete set. I only received the hitch and riser plates with no base to mount them too. I contacted etrailer and the rep said it would be delivered in a couple of days. I found this to be surprising as you would have thought they would have been shipped all together. Also when i received the hitch it the powder coating was chipped on the top of the hitch. You would assume since you were paying for a high end hitch you would receive it in perfect condition. B&W prides then selves as a American made product but they don't take pride in their shipping as my hitch was damage during transport as the box and shipping cardboard was below my standards for shipping a 150lb hitch!


Comments
I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 05/04/2022


by:

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


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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


by:

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


by:

Hitch works as described. Very well built. My only issue is it is heavy and hard to install/ remove from truck. Etrailer once again proved to be the very place to go for any trailer or hitch needs




by:
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


by:

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


by:

1 Year in and this hitch is Solid and Flawless. Moves the Big Momentum with ease.




by:

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


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2014 Dodge Ram Pickup

I have a B & W hitch in my 2014 GMC and it worked great, so when I bought my new RAM with towing prep, I bought this one. Works outstandingly. Easy to hitch and unhitch. Great hitch.




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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


by:
Dodge Ram Pickup

This is perfect for the Ram puck system. Very easy to install and remove with 2 people or I use my tractor front forks. Very stable, pulls great with very little movement felt.




by:

This was a real pleasure to install. I made one small adjustment to the one mount and in the end probably didn't need to. I set mine on center axle at the lowest setting for my rig in a RAM 3500 dually pulling a 32ft forest River Wlidcat. For what its worth the hardest part for me was installing the "leveling" spring on the head to keep it tilted back. I would recommend this to anyone with the RAM factory fifth wheel system.




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2020 Ram 3500

Great Hitch and Great Delivery by etrai ler.com!


Comments
Best purchase EVER!
Keith R - 07/16/2022


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

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


by:

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


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


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Ram 2500

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


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

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    The B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch part # BWRVK3600, is designed to fit 2013-2014 Dodge Ram 2500 or 3500 trucks with either a 6 or 8 ft bed with the factory rail kit installed. I spoke with my contact at B & W and they told me that this hitch will adjust to the factory puck configuration you have in the bed of your truck. This hitch allows you full access to the bed of your truck when not towing. It has a dual-jaw design and has a towing weight capacity of 25,000 lbs. The hitch has...
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    The B and W Companion Hitch part # BWRVK3600 is definitely your best option. This hitch will give you a much smoother ride quality when compared to the Curt you have now. Curt has more of a reputation for the chucking you are experiencing whereas the Companion hitches on the other hand are known to be the smoothest and quietest option. The Companion hitches hold the king pin of the trailer the tightest of all the hitches out there and are widely considered to be the best fifth wheel hitches. This...
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