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Contents of Custom Underbed Installation Kit for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitches

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2008 Dodge 3500 SRW with 6.7 diesel 4 door extended cab short box Looking for a fifth wheel to install Guessing I need a slider the BandW Patriot looks well made, does the package come with all brackets and box rails??

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Having a slider enables your vehicle to make normal turns during low-speed maneuvers and in narrow spaces without fear of your trailer's contacting the cab of your vehicle. Other sliders require you to get out and manually operate the slider which be somewhat of a hassle.

You're correct that the B&W Patriot # BWRVK3270, is a great fifth wheel hitch. It uses a dual jaw and has a maximum capacity up to 18,000 pounds. to use the Patriot in your Ram you need an install bracket kit like# BWRVK2600 as long as you don't have a Mega Cab. For a Mega Cab you can use the Reese # RP50140-58.

another great option is the Custom Underbed Installation Kit for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # BWGNRK1308-5W is required to go with your B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3400-5W. This kit doubles as a heavy-duty Turnoverball gooseneck trailer hitch and includes rails, gooseneck hitch head, safety chain loops, and hitch ball. It includes everything to install your hitch. If you don't have the Mega Cab, use the Custom Underbed Installation Kit for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # BWGNRK1313-5W.

This kit is custom designed for your vehicle. The mounting brackets bolt to existing holes in your truck's frame. While some modification is required you will need to cut a 4" diameter hole in your bed for the hitch ball and drill holes for the built-in safety chain loops - there is no need to weld onto or to drill into your frame.

The recommended trailer wiring for these products is the 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 90-Degree Wiring Harness w/ 7-Pole Plug Dodge - 9' Long # 51-97-411.

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