Simple Removal for Full Bed Access
the Companion from B&W, you get a heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer
hitch that mounts in your truck bed by connecting directly to a custom
underbed mounting kit (sold separately)
with the included components. No modifications are required to your
truck or trailer. And no additional parts are required for the system to
work. When you're done towing, the entire hitch can be removed for
complete bed access.
Quiet, Secure Ride
1" thick jaw on the Companion is precision machined to provide a tight,
sturdy connection. And unlike slide-bar models, the rounded 2-piece jaw
on this fifth-wheel trailer hitch inhibits rattle and movement by
securely wrapping around your trailer's king pin, resulting in easier
hookup and a safer, quieter ride.
addition to the sturdy jaw, the Companion has durable polyurethane
bushings built in to provide a smoother, more comfortable towing
experience. These bushings sit on top of the pivot arms that support the
fifth-wheel head. Because the head is resting on a padded area, it is
able to pivot without clanking. The ability of the head to pivot - both
front to back and side to side - along with the trailer also helps to
limit the chucking that may occur with a more static hitch.
Non-Binding Latch Handle
dual jaw on the Companion is operated by a simple-to-use cam-action
handle. This handle allows you to quickly and easily release the jaws on
the hitch, even if you are on uneven terrain. If any binding does occur
between your truck and trailer, the jaws may remain closed after you
move the handle to the open position. But because the handle is
unlatched, there is nothing keeping the jaws closed except for the
binding pressure. Therefore, simply driving your truck forward will be
enough to force the jaws to open.
The cam-action handle is
held in the closed position with the included pin and clip. For extra
security, you can replace the pin with a sturdy padlock. The shackle on
the lock you choose should have a diameter of 5/16", height of 3", and a
width of 2-1/4".
often used on trucks with 6' beds, a slider helps to eliminate
clearance problems during slow-speed turns. When you are towing a
fifth-wheel trailer, your hitch must be situated on the cab side of your
truck's rear axle. However, at slow speeds you can use a slider to
slide the fifth-wheel hitch (and the trailer) toward your truck's
tailgate and past the rear axle, creating enough space between the cab
of your truck and the trailer to permit less-restricted turning.
slider that is built into the base of the Companion allows for 12" of
fore and aft travel to give you the clearance you need.
Assembly of the B&W Companion
Companion's pivot arms are what allow the hitch to be adjusted front to
back as well as up and down for optimal positioning. As a result, this
hitch can accommodate the height of your trailer and also help to give
you some additional cab clearance. To adjust either the height of the
hitch or the fore/aft positioning, just attach the hitch's pivot arms in
the desired location on the base.
The hitch head installs on
top of the pivot arms. When you have the head in position, simply secure
it to the arms with the included pins.