The Patriot 16K™ - 5th Wheel Hitch

The Patriot 16K RV Hitch by B&W Trailer Hitches
The Patriot 16K RV Hitch
The Patriot 16K RV Hitch by B&W Trailer Hitches
The Patriot 16K RV Hitch without rails
The Patriot 16K RV Hitch by B&W Trailer Hitches
The Patriot 16K RV Hitch
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The Patriot 16K RV Hitch by B&W Trailer Hitches
5th Wheel RV

Same Rails . . . Better Hitch!

The Patriot 16K 5th Wheel Hitch is our answer to the rail mounted imports offered by our competitors. It utilizes standard rails, and is a less expensive, lighter weight alternative to it's big brother the Companion with many of the same great features. Designed to upgrade the RVing experience, the Patriot is American-made.

Part Number:  RVK3200

View Patriot 16K™ Application Chart

  • 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
     

Universal Mounting Rail (Part Number RVR3200) sold separately.

16,000 LB. GTW
4,000 LB. VTW

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the Patriot 16K RV Hitch work with all universal rail systems?

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

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

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?
Can I use the Patriot 16K with my short bed truck?

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?

Support Documents

Document Name Size
Frame to Rail Bracket Kit - RVR3201 Download 653.63 KB
Frame to Rail Bracket Kit - RVR3202 Download 642.2 KB
Frame to Rail Bracket Kit - RVR3203 Download 690.11 KB
Frame to Rail Bracket Kit - RVR3204 Download 676.79 KB
Frame to Rail Bracket Kit - RVR3205 Download 739.64 KB
Installation Instructions - Patriot 16K™ Bolt Together Base- RVK3200 Download 1.12 MB
Installation Instructions - Patriot 16K™ Welded Base- RVK3250 Download 667.05 KB
Universal Mounting Rails Installation Instructions Download 3.94 MB
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Customer Reviews

Love this Hitch
By Bob Mitchell from Corning, NY on September 9, 2014
5
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.
Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Great Hitch
By Brian DeGroff from Dardenne Prairie, MO on March 3, 2014
5
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.
Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Too good to be true
By Doug Davis from Lubbock, TX on January 20, 2014
5
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.
Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
American Made Quality
By Glenn LaBar from Santa Teresa, NM on October 24, 2013
5
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.
Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.