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Old 08-24-2016, 10:13 PM   #1
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B&W Companion hitch - yes or no ?

My current truck, 2005 3500 Silverado 6.6 diesel drw with 410 rearend was set up th pull horse trailer so is the Companion hitch a good option for 5th wheel towing ( gvwr of 5er of maybe 15,000 or less). They look good and not a bad price for a 20k unit of around $850 locally. So again thoughts from anyone else who might be using them. Thanks folks ! 😊
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Old 08-24-2016, 10:40 PM   #2
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Same as I have installed in my 2015 GMC 3500 Diesel/Dually. I am very satisfied with it, other than it is heavy to remove and re-install. Never had any issue disconnecting or hitching up the RW. Disclaimer....have not had any other 5er or hitch, so cannot compare. I did opt for this B&W Companion with the good reviews on this site plus having the ability to have a clear truck bed when removed.
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Old 08-24-2016, 10:46 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I think they are a good unit but the other day I had a salesman tell me he would not use one and that he thought it would void most manufacturer warranties. To be honest I don't think he knew what hitch I was talking about. I think he was picturing some type of kingpin or gooseneck connection vers the normal hookup
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Old 08-24-2016, 11:02 PM   #4
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I have also been using the same hitch since 2014 and love it. Not one problem and seems to hitch much easier then some. It is HEAVY but I never take it out of our truck as we don't use the bed for anything but wing.

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Old 08-24-2016, 11:41 PM   #5
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B&W companion hitch

I have for years used the air hitch from air hitch technology. While I still feel the Air hitch is the ultimate tow hitch with the smoothest ride. I was forced to change when I purchased the RW due to bed rail clearance and the way it all connected. Plus with the new truck a 2016 Ram Longhorn 4x4. The new underbed hitch part would not accept my curt X-5 adapter which allow the setup with my air hitch. So I made the switch to a B&W companion. Not because I felt it was the best but it was the most bang for the buck. I would have gone to the Anderson hitch but no one had one in stock. I cannot be any happier than I am with the B&W. Extremely easy to set up and removal is not bad. (easier than the air hitch). I highly recommend it. Very solid connection.
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My current truck, 2005 3500 Silverado 6.6 diesel drw with 410 rearend was set up th pull horse trailer so is the Companion hitch a good option for 5th wheel towing ( gvwr of 5er of maybe 15,000 or less). They look good and not a bad price for a 20k unit of around $850 locally. So again thoughts from anyone else who might be using them. Thanks folks ! 😊
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Old 08-24-2016, 11:52 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info. I think they are a good unit but the other day I had a salesman tell me he would not use one and that he thought it would void most manufacturer warranties. To be honest I don't think he knew what hitch I was talking about. I think he was picturing some type of kingpin or gooseneck connection vers the normal hookup
He was probably talking about the Anderson Hitch. Of a salesman lips are moving. You probably know the rest
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Old 08-24-2016, 11:59 PM   #8
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I have learned to listen to very little the salesmen are saying. LOL! they are sort of like our current political situations. LOL! If you know what I mean.
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I have learned to listen to very little the salesmen are saying. LOL! they are sort of like our current political situations. LOL! If you know what I mean.
100% agree on the B&W, best one of all I've had.
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Old 08-27-2016, 03:31 AM   #10
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I have been pulling with the companion hitch for nearly 3years. No issues whatsoever, easy to hook and it is positively quiet.
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