B and W Fifth Wheel - Fixed Fifth Wheel - BWRVK3705 Review

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Speaker 1: Today we're gonna take a look at the B&W Companion OEM Fifth Wheel Hitch for the Chevy and GMC towing prep package, and it has a 25,000 lb weight capacity. This is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2016 and newer Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 trucks with the 8' bed and the factory rail kit. And on a custom fit part, I always like to recommend for you to go to our website, use our it guide, put in your year and model vehicle and it'll show you if this will work for your application.Now, this fifth wheel hitch is designed to mount in your truck bed so that you can tow your fifth wheel trailer. It is designed to work with the factory-installed fifth wheel towing prep package from Chevy or GMC. It is a rail free design, so it does allow for full access to your truck bed when you remove the hitch from the truck.

The head itself uses the 1" thick dual jaws. These will provide a nice 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact. Give you less rattle, more security than your slide-bar jaws. The head itself is a fully articulating head. Helps to ease hookup, helps limit chucking.

Basically, it'll pivot front to back and side to side. And, to open the jaws, they use this cam-action latching handle, helps prevent any binding. It's very simple to release, even on un-level terrain, and it is lockable to secure your trailer to the hitch.Right now they use a pin and a clip, which you can remove, and you can just drop your handle back and you see how your jaws open. And then once you slide in, the handle will come back in and the hole will line up. Now, the hole is large enough, you could put a padlock through there for extra security if need be.

We do sell those separately.Now, you can also get extra cab clearance by, when you mount your pivot arms to your base here, you can . There's different places you can bolt those to, so if you reverse them, it's sort of a triangular shape pivot arm. So right now, how you have it, if you want to turn it the other way, you can gain 2" of front to back adjustment. So basically, you can either have your king pin 2" behind the axle for extra clearance, or the king pin right over the axle. It'll also give you three different hitch height settings when you bolt the pivot arms.

There's five rows of holes in the base, so when you go to bolt your pivot arms to the base, there's a range of hitch height settings from 16-3/4", 17-3/4", and 18-3/4", and that's always measured from your front bed to the top of the hitch head, and hitch height is critical because when you tow your fifth wheel, you want it to be as level as possible.Now, this head sits on the top of the pivot arms, and in the top of the pivot arms they have polyurethane bushings that this head sits in, that gives you a nice quiet, rattle-free ride. And to remove this head, this can be taken apart, so one person could do it, basically. These pins and clips right here, if you pull the two clips, pull the pins out, and then just lift up on these handles, that'll allow you to take this head right off the pivot arms, and then you can take the base with the pivot arms out, also.Now, to install this in your vehicle, it's a very quick, simple installation. All it does is drop right into the four receiver pucks that are built into the factory under-bed rails. What you want to do is just remove your pin and clip, rotate your handle out, and the tabs right here will rotate, and you do that one each corner. Once you get it all open, drop it right into the pucks. Once it drops into the pucks, just turn the handles back 90-degrees on all four corners, and that'll lock the tabs into the pucks. And then, for security, take your pin and clip, slide it through there to lock the handles in. So it's simple to install and remove.If you notice, it has a nice gray powder coat finish to it for corrosion resistance. It is all steel construction. This part is made in the U.S.A. A few specs again, the application is for 2016 and newer GM trucks with the factory installed towing prep package. Gross towing weight capacity is 25,000 lbs. Tongue weight capacity is 6,250 lbs. We had mentioned the hitch height. It can be adjusted from 16-3/4" up to 18-3/4". And the last thing I want to show you is just how the jaws operate.Here's a replica of what a king pin would be like on your fifth wheel. So again, what you have to do is just pop your pin and clip off, rotate your handle back. Now you could, if you want it to stay all the way open, there is another hole that you could drop your pin and clip through back here that'll allow that handle to stay in the open position, if you want to use that. But then, what you would do is you'll slide inaudible 00:04:25 back into your fifth wheel, and as your king pin slides in there, the weight of the fifth wheel will push back. That'll move that handle back into the lock position. You can see the jaws are fully wrapped around it. Then you just take your pin and clip, drop it into place, clip it. You're locked in, and you're all ready to go.And then again, just to remove it, take your pin and clip off, and as you release the handle, you're gonna release your king pin right out of there. Simple as that. But that should do it for the review on the B&W Companion OEM Fifth Wheel Hitch for the Chevy and GMC towing prep package, and this has a 25,000 lbs weight capacity.

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