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Patriot 16K™ - 5th Wheel Hitch

Product details:

Same Rails . . . Better Hitch!

The Patriot 16K is our rail-mounted, American-made fifth wheel hitch.  It's a ligher weight, less expensive alternative to its big brother, the Companion, but with many of the same great features. 

Part Number:  RVK3200

  • Fully articulating head allowing front to back and side to side pivoting.
  • Four vertical adjustments from 16" to 19"
  • 4" of front to back adjustment with two coupler positions
  • Easy to Reach, Cam Action Handle means easy release even when parked on unlevel sites
  • Fits all Standard Mounting Rails
  • 3/4" wrap around jaws for a strong, worry-free connection
  • Side to side pivot with spring cushioning.
  • Polyurethane bushings
    prevent metal to metal contact.
  • Product Weight:  Base 95 lbs, Coupler 52 lbs
  • Footprint: 31.5" Wide x 24" Deep
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

View Patriot Bracket Fit List 

Universal Mounting Rail (Part Number RVR3200) sold separately.

16000 LB. GTW
4000 LB. VTW

Yes.  The Patriot 16K has been designed to work with universal rail systems.

The Patriot 16K gives 3 inches of height adjustment, from 16" to 19" tall, and 4" of front to back adjustment.  See the diagram for RV arm positions. 

    Where do I position the Patriot 16K RV arms?  How much adjustment does it allow?

The short answer is yes, many folks towing fifth-wheel trailers with shortbed trucks successfully use the Patriot 16K. 

There are many factors to consider when addressing the issue of cab clearance.  To answer the question for you specific truck and trailer, pay attention to the following:

  1. Pin Box Location-Is the Kingpin even with the front of the trailer, or is it recessed behind the front of the trailer?  Some 5th wheel manufacturer's have compensated for the prevalence of shortbed trucks by building extended kingpin boxes.
  2. Type of trailer and shape.  Narrower trailers allow a tighter turning radius.  Trailers that are built with rounded corners accommodate more cab clearance than squared corners.
  3.  Finally, the type of maneuvering that will be required while towing.  Do you anticipate lots of sharp turns while towing, or is it only highway driving with little or no backing?

Customer Reviews Write a Review

Patriot 16K™ - 5th Wheel Hitch Review

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Purchase a fifth wheel hitch one time in your life and be done.
Review by Matt From Estelline, South Dakota
Posted on 11/13/2015

My Patriot 16K was just installed today and I know I will love it. I was particular about my truck when I bought it, and I was just as particular when it came to buying a fifth wheel hitch. I was quoted an all in one kit but it did not have the features of the Patriot. I requested your hitch and the installer was very impressed with the quality and features. When I picked my truck up, they said that they will be recommending the B&W Patriot hitches as another option for future customers looking for something more than the entry level products.

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Love this Hitch
Review by Bob Mitchell From Corning, NY
Posted on 09/09/2014
I love this hitch. This was recommended by a dealer who sells more Reese. A solid installation. I am able to move the hitch in two pieces from the bed of my truck into storage myself and move it right back. The first time I hitched the 5th wheel (my first ever) it was by myself and it was easy and flawless. This hitch has none of the clunking reported on other hitches. It's quiet and efficient. I would highly recommend this hitch.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Great Hitch
Review by Brian DeGroff From Dardenne Prairie, MO
Posted on 03/03/2014
We recently upgraded our tow vehicle and fifth wheel camper. This hitch is so much better than the previous model. It is easy to hook up and much quieter during driving.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Too good to be true
Review by Doug Davis From Lubbock, TX
Posted on 01/20/2014
This is the best hitch ever for your fifth wheel trailer. I had another hitch that was a 16k and was always having trouble hitching up and unhitching. After a friend told me about your hitch, I tried one and was sold. It's a pleasure to have a great product in my truck. Thank you.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
American Made Quality
Review by Glenn LaBar From Santa Teresa, NM
Posted on 10/24/2013
I just received the Patriot Model 3200 5th Wheel Hitch. It almost mad me sad how good the quality of this hitch is. The machining and tolerances are outstanding and the product looks great! The reason it makes me somewhat sad is that, it reminds me of how we used to be the best at making stuff in the USA. I was glad to purchase this Made in the USA quality product. You just do NOT get this kind of fit and finish in an overseas (or south of the Border) product! ! Most Respectfully, Major Glenn LaBar, USAF, Ret.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
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