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Can B&W Companion 5th-Wheel Hitch be Used with Curt Gooseneck Ball on 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500


Ive just got a newer chevy and it has a curt gooseneck turnover ball and I have a bandw champion fifth wheel hitch The curt is corcle and the bandw is square I need a circle shaft to mount to the bandw hitch any suggestions?


Expert Reply:

I do have a solution for you, however the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches like the Sliding # BWRVK3400-5W are not compatible with the Curt Gooseneck Hitch installed on your 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. As you noted, the B&W uses a square shank while Curt gooseneck balls use a round shank and there is no current shaft or adapter available to allow the use of the two systems together.

I recommend using the Curt X5 5th Wheel Base Rails Adapter # C16210. This will work with Curt Double Lock, Flip and Store Gooseneck Hitches like what you should have in your truck and will provide standard base rails that are compatible with most above-bed 5th-wheel trailer hitches.

Then for a sliding 5th-wheel hitch to mount to the Base Rails Adapter, I recommend the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider # C16536. This is a great, heavy-duty 5th-wheel hitch with a dual jaw, pivoting head and a 20,000 pound gross towing capacity. This hitch provides 12 inches of travel for added clearance during tight turns and a hitch height adjustment of 17-1/2 to 21-1/2 inches.

If you do not have one already, I also recommend adding a 5th-Wheel Wiring Harness like the Curt # C56000. Once installed, this will provide a 7-way connector in the bed of your truck for easy hookup with your trailer.

I have attached video demonstrations on all the products mentioned in this answer for you to check out.

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Chris R

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