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B and W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Ram 3500

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How to Install the B and W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch on a 2011 Ram 3500


Today on this 2011 Dodge Ram pickup 3500 series crew cab we're going to install part number BWRVK3500-5W. We want to make sure we remove the gooseneck ball. At this point we can go ahead and start working with our 5th wheel companion hitch. We're going to start off our hitch partially assembled already. So we see an extra set of hands to help hold it and put it into the bed of the truck and then we'll go ahead and put it into our hitch. Initially in place, we want to make sure that our pads are in the truck of the bed itself. Tighten down the hardware to secure our pads. We're lucky our bolts actually got a little bit of bind so we can just tighten them down from the top.

If necessary you can use a Phillips screwdriver underneath to tighten into place. Next, install our pin from underneath. Make sure the pin goes all the way through the hitch and also the 5th wheel companion hitch as well. During your assembly of the 5th wheel, these 4 bolts on each side should be still loose. Once we have in place like we do now, we can go ahead and tighten those down. We'll torque them down as best in instructions. Our next bolt will be this one.

This bolt here tightens up our 5th wheel hitch up against the pin that installed underneath the bed. This does have a different torque value from the previous bolts we installed. Lock down the bolt that we just tightened down, which is called the draw down bolt, lock it in place by swiveling the locking bracket over the head of the bolt. At this point, we can take our head assembly and install on top of our arms. Very easy, just lay it into place, it will fit right on top of the uprights.

Take our pins, run it through and secure it. We've got one on each side. With everything assembled, tightened down and the head assembly on the uprights, we're ready to hook up to a trailer. With that, that will finish it for part number VWRVK3500-5W on our 2001 Dodge Ram pickup 3500 series crew cab. .


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