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B and W Fifth Wheel BWRVB3600 Review

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Review of B and W Accessories and Parts BWRVB3600

Today, we're going to review part number BWRVB3600. This is the replacement base for the B and W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch for the Ram factory 5th-wheel towing prep package. Now, this replacement base is used with the B and W Companion Fifth Wheel hitch head, which we also sell separately. Its part number BWRVC3006. These two parts combined will make a complete fifth wheel hitch which we also sell separately which is the BWRVK3600. This video review is just going to be on this replacement base. This base uses these adjustable pivot arms. It comes with these two pivot arms, and these pivot arms will let you mount that hitch head that fits your application.

Basically, when you install these pivot arms, you can see they have; one side has a slant and the other side is straight. Basically, these pivot arms can be used in two positions, horizontally this way and also on the other side, and that will get you a total of four horizontal adjustments for improved cab clearance. By using these two pivot arms, it will also . If you notice, it's got two sets of holes here. There is a multitude of holes on the base. You can actually put this in three different height settings also to raise or lower your coupler height, so you can set it either at 17 inches, 18 inches, or 19 inches coupler heights.

You can find the application that best fits your vehicle and hook it up that way. Now, these pivot arms you can see at the very top, they do have the polyurethane bushings. When you do mount these arm one on each side, your hitch head would sit on this and will give a rattle-free ride. Now, install the base into your Ram. It's a very quick simple installation. Basically, these tabs right here will drop into the four receiver pucks that are built into your Ram factory underbed rails, and then you just turn the handles to lock them in place.

Basically, what you'll do to install this is unhook the clip, pull the pin out, move your handle 90 degrees, and that tab will move also. If you do that to all four with them open like that, it will drop right into the pucks that are in your Ram. Once they are all in correctly, you just turn that handle 90 degrees; moves that tab and locks it into place. Then, just take your pin, put it back through, put your clip on. It will lock that handle from moving. Basically, when you're towing, you just hook it up like that, easy installation.

When you're done, pull the pin and clip, release the handle, pull it out; easily removes from your truck and then it will give you full access to your truck bed. Since there is no mounting rails above the bed, you can use your truck for more than just towing. This part is made of a gray powder coat steel, which is corrosion resistant. It comes with all the hardware to install the pivot arms to the base. Now, few specs on it. The gross towing weight capacity is 25,000 pounds, the vertical load limit or pin weight capacity is 6,250 pounds. That should do it for the review on part number BWRVB3600, this is the replacement base for the B and W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch for the Ram factory 5th-wheel towing prep package. .

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