Companion Slider - 5th Wheel Hitch

Companion Slider 5th Wheel Hitch
Companion Slider 5th wheel hitch
Companion Slider with Turnoverball underbed mounting system
Companion Slider with Turnoverball underbed mounting system.
Companion Silder 5th Wheel Hitch under-bed mounting system.
Companion Slider under-bed mounting system. The Turnoverball.
Companion Slider 5th wheel hitch Installed by B&W Trailer Hitches
Companion Slider 5th wheel hitch installed.
Pickup Truck with Companion Slider Removed
Remove the Companion Slider and use your pickup truck for other things.
Companion Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch
Companion Slider base fits into the Turnoverball under-bed mounting system.
Companion Slider 5th Wheel Hitch
Place the Companion Slider coupler head on to the base.
Companion Slider 5th Wheel Hitch
Companion Slider installed ready to tow your fifth wheel trailer
5th Wheel RV
Use the Companion Slider to gain more turning clearance with short bed pickup trucks.
5th Wheel RV maneuvering into campsite
The Companion Slider has 12" of rearward slide helping you maneuver into camp sites.
Companion Slider 5th Wheel Hitch rearward position
Companion Slider 5th wheel hitch in the rearward, maneuvering position.
Companion Slider 5th Wheel Hitch base with polyurethane bushings
Companion Slider base with polyurethane bushings.
Companion Slider 5th Wheel Hitch rollers
Companion Slider rollers.
Companion Slider 5th Wheel Hitch by B&W Trailer Hitches
Companion Slider jaws closed.
Companion Slider 5th Wheel Hitch by B&W Trailer Hitches
Companion Slider jaws open.
Companion Slider rubber feet fit your bed corrugations
Companion Slider rubber feet fit your bed corrugations.

Need room to maneuver?

Of course you do! The Companion Slider 5th Wheel Hitch gives you the extra room you need. 

We know what it’s like to tow with a short bed truck! That’s why we designed our slider  hitch to give you twelve inches of slide, so you can have the extra room to maneuver your fifth-wheel. And it’s a Companion so you’ll love the ride.
 
It's removable! Free up your truck bed when you are not towing. The Companion Slider utilizes the B&W Turnoverball under-bed mounting system. 

Part Number: RVK3400

  • 12" of movement, for turning and maneuvering clearance in shortbed trucks.
  • Automatically latches in both directions- only get out of the truck once to move into maneuvering position.
  • Tight tolerances in sliding mechanism, moves smoothly without the rattle.
  • Three vertical adjustments, 17", 18", 19".
  • Fully articulating coupler head allows front to back and side to side pivoting.
  • 1" thick, wrap-around jaws fit kingpin perfectly, eliminating sloppy starts and stops.
  • Polyurethane bushings provide a quiet, rattle free towing experience.
  • Utilizes the B&W Turnoverball under-bed mounting system. Pull a Gooseneck or a 5th Wheel with the same system.
  • Can be removed (two people!) for a clean bed with no rails. No mounting rails means using your truck for more than towing.
  • Product Weight:  Base 207 lbs, Coupler 75 lbs
  • Footprint: 34.75" Wide x 45" Deep
  • Measurement from center of hitch post to front edge (cab-side) of hitch: 15"
18,000 LB. GTW
4,500 LB. VTW

Frequently Asked Questions

I have had our camper crease the corners of my cab and need a solution. I’m looking at your Companion Slider hitch and was wondering if the hitch can be locked into any position? Is there anything detrimental to pulling in the rearward position?
The Companion Slider slides back “12 and locks in that position during tight turning maneuvers. The 12” of adjustment to the back should only be used when extra turning room is needed. For regular towing, the Companion should be locked in the forward position. Towing with the slider hitch in the back position places the trailer tongue weight behind the rear vehicle axle which may cause unsafe driving characteristics in your vehicle.

Support Documents

Document Name Size
Companion Slider Model 3400 Installation Instructions Download 350.27 KB
See video
Companion Coupler Jaws
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Customer Reviews

B & W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitches Beat Them All Hands Down!
By Verna Reid from Midland, Tx on August 27, 2014
5
I bought my truck which had a B & W Turnoverball in it when we got it. We bought a camper shortly thereafter and purchased the B & W fifth wheel companion to pull the camper. It was amazing! It's sturdy, rugged, and made to haul! The adjustments available are all that could be asked for! I can't recommend this enough, and we won't ever be without one in any truck we own. Gooseneck or fifth wheel, we're ready to roll. Because of ours and what our family and friends have seen it do, there have been a bunch of converts made in those that know us!
Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Best Hitch Made
By Steve Brown from Virgie, Kentucky on June 16, 2014
5
This is the best hitch on the market today. Drive into any campground, you won't have to look far to see a B&W in the bed of a truck. That alone should tell you something about the quality of this product. Great company, wonderful customer service.
Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

We want to share Steve's experience with everyone. You may have noticed that we removed his original comment. (we don't normally do that). It was at Steve's request. He sent us this email. 

 

I have towed with this hitch and I must say this is the best ride I have ever had towing a fifth wheel. My original review stated the weight as a reason to not recommend this hitch to others. I retract that statement, I highly recommend this to others. My issue with the slider has been resolved, and adjusted. I am a B&W customer for life. See the original review below.

By Steve Brown from Virgie, Kentucky on May 8, 2014 I bought this hitch for my standard bed Chevy. I have owned turnover ball in the past on other trucks. This hitch is huge, really big and heavy. I had another brand slider (under bed rail) which used pucks, it weighed about half of this slider. Fit and finish are good, slide works OK not great, I hope it works better after some use. This must be the heaviest manual sliding hitch made, that's the only reason I won't recommend it.

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this product to a friend.

Please delete my Original Review, I will rate this hitch again as soon as you get the original off the site. Let me know when you remove the original.

Thank you for your understanding. I never intended for my review to be posted negative. The weight issue was only posted in the event someone with no help other than their wife expected to easily remove the base. I personally had no issue with removing this hitch, I use our overhead crane in my shop. The slide issue was adjusted as per the instruction from one of your crew. I am overly proud to own this wonderful American made product. I will post my review today, thanks B&W for your pride, and the attention to quality. As mentioned, I am a customer for life.

 

Steve we really appreciate customers like you that keep in communication with us. The Companion Slider is heavier than our Companion. It is removable, but it does take two people to remove it by hand. We are glad that after towing with it you are happy with your purchase. 

VERY Helpful, best customer service!
By C Grace from Topeka, Kansas on March 18, 2014
5
I made several phone calls to B&W spoke with Ashley, every phone call was handled with the best customer service I have received in a long time! Yes there is some weight to the two pieces but unless you are injured I believe most can handle. The first ride with this hitch was in windy conditions and other than needing to adjust our air brakes, very touchy, the ride was great! Love made in America with American workers and customer service! Thank you Ashley!
Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Quality product built in USA
By Roger Cravens from Dyersburg, TN on February 27, 2014
5
Just installed the new B&W RVK3400 in my 2014 Ram 2500 yesterday.The craftsmanship and quality of this product is great. My wife made a comment about it being made in the USA. Thank you B&W and keep up the good work.
Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Not a better hitch available
By Brian Schaad from Columbus, NE on January 20, 2014
5
This was my first gooseneck and 5th wheel hitch. Having a short bed truck and a 43' toyhauler, this hitch makes towing a snap! Whether towing straight ahead or backing into a tight spot, this hitch makes it all easier. I had no idea that a turnoverball slider was available until the parts rep at the RV dealer mentioned it, and with its ease of use and great features I feel obligated to help get the word out. THANK YOU B&W for one AWESOME product and we will definitely thank you in person when we take the tour this coming May when we will be in Topeka, Ks.
Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Best Hitch Made
By Danny Marks - Marks Towing from Spencer, WV on October 28, 2013
5
B&W is the best hitch made. I have a fuel tank in the bed of my dually and the hitch works perfect for me with all the adjustment when needing to make tight turns.
Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
B&W is the ONLY way to tow!
By Vlad Bortchevsky from Waldorf, MD on August 26, 2013
5
I have the Turnoverball system with a Companion Slider 5th Wheel. Excellent product. Easy to install, operate and maintain. Customer service at B&W are second to none. American made with pride.
Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
I buy this product
By Fenoulière Serge from IN on August 5, 2013
5
It's easy to tow. It is the same like the super glide hitch.
Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Well worth the money....
By Willie Cook from Azle, Texas on July 10, 2013
5
best of the best....love it
Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.