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B and W Fifth Wheel - Fixed Fifth Wheel - BWRVK3200 Review

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Review of B and W Fifth Wheel BWRVK3200

Today were going to review part number BWRVK3200. This is the B and W Patriot fifth wheel trailer hitch. Its a dual jaw design. It has a 16,000 lbs. gross towing weight capacity. This fifth wheel hitch will mount in your truck bed so that you can tow your fifth wheel trailer.

It does use the inch thick dual jaws which will provide 360 degree jaw to kingpin contact. That will give you less rattle and more security then a lot of your slide bar type fifth wheel hitches. Now the dual jaw in this Patriot is operated by this simple to use cam action handle. Basically, let me just rotate this so you will be able to see. Heres a pin and a clip here.

If you remove the clip and then pull the pin out that will release the handle so what youll be able to do is when you push this handle back youll see that the dual jaws will open and youre ready to hook up to the trailer. And when you back up and the kingpin slides in here it will push up against the very back of those jaws and when it does that it will push those jaws closed around the kingpin and will move that handle back into its position to where you can drop the pin through there and put the clip on and its locked and ready to go. This handle will allow you to quickly and easily release the jaws also. Even if youre on uneven ground, basically what will happen is if theres any binding that occurs between the truck and the trailer, what will happen is these jaws may remain closed after you move this handle to the open position. What will happen is because the handle is unlatched, theres a cam in here and if this handle is unlatched theres nothing keeping these jaws closed except for the binding pressure between the truck and the trailer.

So what will happen is when you open this and if theyre still closed, you can actually start to pull forward and that kingpin will push those jaws open. So thats a nice features if you happen to be on uneven ground. And also if you want where this pin and clip goes through the hole, you can put a padlock through there if you like to lock it to make it more secure. We do sell those separately. Now this fifth wheel hitch does have a fully articulating head which will ease hookup and helps eliminate any chucking.

It will, as you can see front to back, it rides on these polyurethane bushings and is a quiet, rattle free ride. It will articulate front to back and then this head part will also move side to side also. Its very hard because theres no weight on it right now. You can also get your cab clearance. You can get more cab clearance if you like with the 4 inches of front to back adjustments. So your fore and aft can be adjusted. Basically the way you do that is how you would attach these pivot arms to your base plate right here and basically on the side of this base plate they have about five rows of five holes, so about 25 holes on each side so these pivot arms can move front to back. Theres even sort of a triangle shape. Let me turn it again and youll see theres sort of a triangle shape. You can actually flip them around. So depending on where you mount in which holes it will give you up to 4 inches of fore and aft adjustment from to back. Now you can also, by where you put them up or down, you have four different height settings to fit your application also. Depending on the lowest setting, it would be about 16 inches hitch height above the truck bed all the way up to the highest setting which would be 19 inches. Now another thing I would recommend is if you go to the product page for this part number, on the product page we have a chart and it will show you when this pivot arms are put in each different position what the measurements it will be. It will give you fore and aft and the height so that will help you out tremendously. Now the base rails and the installation kit are sold separately. It is compatible with your industry standard above bed rails by B and W, Curt, Drawtight, Hidden Hitch Pro Series inaudible 00:03:58 Valley. You can simply the installation with a semicustom bracket kit. You need to check your vehicle to see if one is available. They are not available for all applications, but it will save you some time. This has a grey powder coat on this steel. The steel is grey powder coat finish which is corrosion resistant. It is made in the USA and again the gross towing weight capacity is 16,000 lbs. Vertical load limit or pin weight capacity is 4,000 lbs. The hitch height I had mentioned can be adjusted anywhere fro 16 inches all the way up to 19 inches. It does have a limited five year warranty. The other thing I want to mention to you is when you go to remove this, instead of having to, you dont want to have to move all of this weight all at one time so to make it easier to remove what you can do is these handles right here on the side, they have these rubber coating on them. If you just pull up on these handles you can pick this hitch head up and remove it off these pivot arms and that will save you some weight and then the pivot arms and the baseplate you can take out separately so you dont have to pull the whole thing out of your truck bed. If youre done towing a fifth wheel and you want full access to your truck bed to make it easier you can pull this head off and then pull the base plates out separately. Now one other thing I want to mention is when you do pull this head off what you do want to check is underneath the head in the middle you will notice theres a grease zerk fitting and that grease zerk fitting is made to where you can attach a grease gun to and then you can lube this pivot point right in here to help as far as the movement of the articulating head. That should do it for the review on part number BWRVK3200, the B and W Patriot fifth wheel trailer hitch with the 16,000 lbs. gross weight towing capacity. .

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