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B and W Fifth Wheel - Sliding Fifth Wheel - BWRVK3670 Review

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Today we're going to take a look at the B&W Companion Dual Jaw OEM 5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch with the Slider for the Ram towing prep package. This has a 20,000 pound weight capacity. This is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2013 and newer Ram trucks with the factory installed towing prep package. Now this 5th-Wheel Hitch is designed to mount in your truck bed so that you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer and again it's designed to work with that factory installed 5th-wheel towing prep package from Ram. This one has a nice built in slider, which will provide extra clearance which is about 12" front to back and that's required for your short bed truck to turn safely at slow speeds. It is a rail free design so it does allow for full access to your truck bed when it is removed from the bed.

The head on this has the nice 1" thick dual jaws, which will provide a nice 360 jaw to king pin contact and because of that it will give you less rattle, more security than slide bar jaws. The handle right here is a cam-action latching handle, helps prevent any binding. It's very simple to release even on unlevel terrain and it is lockable to secure your trailer to the hitch. It comes with the pin and clip, that when you remove it, then you can operate the handle to open the jaws, but the hole is large enough that if you wanted you could put a padlock through there. Now the padlocks we do sell separately on our website.

That would give you extra security. The head on this is a fully articulating head, which will ease hookup, helps limit chucking. Pivots front to back and then the head side of plate right here will also go side to side. When you do install this, when you go to tow your 5th-wheel, you want your tow vehicle and your 5th-wheel to be as level as possible, so when you bolt your pivot arms to the slider that the head sits on, you want them to be as level, so it will give you three different hitch height settings to fit your application. Anywheres from 17" to 19". That measurement is from your truck bed to your hitch head.

You want to get that correct for your application, so basically there's four rows of holes on the slider portion, so when you mount your pivot arms to that you get that choice of the three hitch height settings. It will give you a nice quiet rattle-free ride because this head sits on the pivot arms which at the top have polyurethane bushings. This is very quick and simple installation into your vehicle. Basically it will just drop into the floor receiver pucks that are built into your factory underbed rails. Right here on each corner, pop open the pinning clip, rotate your handle out and that will rotate the tab and you do that on every corner, and then it's open ready to go. You can just drop it right into the pucks.

Once it drops into place, turn each handle, about 1/4 of a turn, and it will rotate that tab to lock it into your pucks, and you do that on each corner and then it's locked in all ready to go for very simple and fast. The finish on this is a nice gray powder coated steel, which is corrosion resistant. This part is made in the USA and again the application, this is for 2013 and newer Ram trucks, with the factory installed towing prep package. Gross towing weight capacity is 20,000 pounds. Vertical load limit is 5,000 pounds. Again the hitch height we mentioned can be adjusted anywheres from 17" to 19". Again the travel on the slider is from towing position to maneuvering is 12" front to back. The footprint on the slider is about 37" wide by about 43" long, and the last thing here I just want to show you how the jaws and the hitch head work, and how the slider operates. Again, if you're going to go to hook up, just unlock your handle. Take your pin and clip off. Take your cam latching handle, open it up and you'll see the jaws open up and just to give you an idea, this is what the kingpin would be like on your 5th-wheel, so when you're backing up to hook up here, your kingpin will go right into the hitch head and push up against this handle, and with more weight on it, there's no weight right now, but if there . the 5th-wheel will put more weight on it, it will move that handle right into place as it goes up in there. Once it moves and locks into place, just take your pin and clip, drop it through the hole, latch it and it will lock it and keep your kingpin in place. Then if you want to operate the slider, right now it's locked in the towing position, which means it's closest to the cab of the tow vehicle. If you get into a place where you're going to have to make some sharp turns, like a campground or something, just take this handle, push it up, that will unlock it and you'll notice that it automatically as you maneuver your vehicle and your 5th-wheel, it will go to 12" and once it hits the maneuvering position all the way, it will lock, the handle will go down and lock it into place and then when you're done maneuvering, when you want to get back to towing and move this closer to the cab, same way, just push it to unlock it, simple as that. Then you'll notice as you're moving, this will just slide back to the towing position and lock right into place. Very easy application. That should do it for the review on the B&W Companion Dual Jaw OEM 5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch with the Slider for the Ram towing prep package. This has a 20,000 pound weight capacity. .


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