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Will B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch Fit Under Tonneau Cover on 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500


I have a 2018 Silverado 3500 standard bed. I am considering purchasing the Bakflip MX4 tonneau cover with the Companion sliding hitch. Will the Companion slider hitch fit under the Bakflip MX4 tonneau cover when not towing?


Helpful Expert Reply:

While we have not tested the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3400-5W and BAKFlip MX4 Hard Tonneau Cover # BAK48121 together on a short bed 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500, there are things we can look at to give you a good idea of compatibility.

The first thing to note is that the Companion - which will be mounted on Custom Underbed Installation Kit # BWGNRK1016-5W - has three hitch height settings, with the lowest being 17 inches. We also know the BAKFlip MX4 will sit approximately 1-1/2 inches below the top of your Silverado's bed rails because this is a low-profile cover that installs inside the rails. If you measure from the bottom of your truck bed to the top of the side rails that should tell you if there is going to be enough room for the Companion to fit.

If you don't have quite enough room I recommend taking a look at a tonneau cover that installs on top of the base rails such as the Extang EnCore # EX62450 which is a similar, folding hard tonneau cover but it sits 1/2 inch above the bed rails of your 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500.

I have added a link to a video review of the EnCore as well as the Companion and MX4 for you to take a look at.

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Kyle S

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