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Installing the Companion OEM in your tow-ready truck is quick. Place the base in the four holes, turn latch and pin each one. Place the coupler on the upright arms and pin in place.
The Companion handle operates effortlessly and never leaves you in a bind, thanks to the use of a cam. When the handle is open, the cam moves out of the way allowing the jaws to open when you pull away and uncouple. When the handle is closed, the cam prevents the jaws from opening, preventing accidental release.
We set out to build a hitch with the smoothest ride in the industry. Our jaws are machined to precisely fit your coupler, so there isn't room for sloppiness. A shock absorber allows side-to-side movement without slamming. And the whole coupler rides on polyurethane bushings that absorb roughness from the road.
A series of holes in the base gives you both height and distance adjustability. Switching the slanted arms from one side to the other increases that distance even more.
The Companion is also available as a slider to help you navigate those tight corners with a short bed truck. Flip the lever and the Companion slides back 12 inches so you can maneuver without getting your trailer into your cab. When you're ready to tow, flip the lever again, and the slider locks into place as you back up.
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A puck system is a 5-hole towing system that is installed onto the frame of the truck by the truck manufacturer.
Over the years, we’ve seen a few products traditionally sold in the aftermarket picked up by the Big 3 and offered in trucks from the factory to boost their margins. Some have been successful and some have gone away. The hitch framework Ford started offering in 2010, put on trucks at the factory, is an attempt to take gooseneck and fifth-wheel hitches in this direction. Ultimately consumers will decide whether they are in favor of this or not.
What we have been hearing from customers is that they sometimes buy a Ford truck unaware that the hitch prep package is in it. We also hear that customers feel forced into buying a truck with the hitch prep package because there just aren’t trucks available without it. There’s nothing like taking away a consumer’s choice and calling it an ‘option’! The prep package has a list price of $370.
Because Ford’s 25K fifth-wheel hitch has a sticker price of $1695 and because we have had many requests for a Companion that will work with Ford’s prep package, we are now offering one. B&W’s Companion compatible with the Ford Prep Package uses the same coupler we have always used, but the base has four points of attachment and retails for $969. It is rated at 20K.
We still offer the Companion with single-point attachment and it still utilizes an underbed mounting system that can accommodate towing a gooseneck, as well. In fact, we highly recommend this as your best option, especially if you plan to tow a gooseneck. Our system (the Turnoverball) offers the ability to turn the ball over and stow it in the receiver. Ford's gooseneck option includes a bag to stow the ball in when it’s not being used, missing a feature many customer’s desire.
The Companion has a medium gray powder-coat finish.
Yes, since all of our hitches in the Companion line use the same coupler head, you may purchase the base that works best for you. Depending on your needs, we offer both stationary and slider versions for the Ram, GM and Ford factory prep packages, as well as the Flat Bed and single point attachment Companion that mount into the Turnoverball.