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B&W Companion or Curt A25 Which is Lighter and Easier to Remove from the Ram Puck System?

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What is the weight of each of the 2 sections when you remove the head from base/legs? Deciding between the Curt A25 16046 and BandW RVK3600 which I believe is a lot heavier. It will be going into a 2022 Ram 3500 and towing around 15,000. Thank you!

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You are correct the B&W Companion does weigh more then the Curt A25 at 42 lbs. Here are the break downs below of the individual weights. I recommend the B&W Companion over the Curt for reliability and it is made in America. I have linked a solution below that will help you offset the additional weight. The B&W also detaches with pins over the Curt which requires you to unscrew bolts.

The B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package item # BWRVK3600 weighs 226 lbs.

The Head Assembly for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches item # BWRVC3006 weighs 70 lbs.

The Replacement Base for B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram item # BWRVB3600 weighs 156 lbs.

The B&W Companion weighs over 2200 lbs. If that's not something you're interested in moving by yourself and don't want to have to rely on someone to help you then I recommend purchasing the B&W 5th Wheel Lifting Device for Companion and Patriot Hitches item # BWRVXA3130. This heavy duty steel tool lets you lift your B&W 5th-wheel hitch from your truck bed with a hoist. The 5th-Wheel jaws clamp around the device for a secure grip.

The Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep package item # C16046 weighs 184 lbs.

The Head Unit for Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch item # C16580 weighs 96 lbs.

The Curt OEM 5th Wheel Hitch Legs for Ram Towing Prep Package item # C16021 weighs 88 lbs.

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