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Can B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Be Used With Sidewinder Pin Box


Looking to use the sidewinder turret with my BW FIFTH WHEEL HITCH PART NUMBER RVK3500. Will this work and if so what parts will I need. My fifth wheel hitch is mounted thru the bed. I have read that if the hitch is mounted thru the bed in place of the gooseneck it will not work. I will only be using the above BW FIFTH WHEEL. The mounting system takes place of the gooseneck by removing the ball and ing the fifth wheel inset . Any help on this would help me out a lot. Thanks for your time and attention.


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The 20K B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # BWRVK3500-5W can not be used with a rotating pin box such as the Sidewinder. This type of mounting design, attaching to a gooseneck hitch which is a single mounting point, cannot be used with any device that changes the pivot point of your trailer's king pin. A rotating turret will/can cause that single mounting point to twist creating an unsafe condition.

For a ford Super Duty with the OEM puck system, you can swap the hitch head out to be mounted into the Replacement Base for B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ford Super Duty, # BWRVB3300 and this will drop directly into the four pucks on any 2011 or newer Ford Super Duty truck with the OEM prep package.

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