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How Does A BW Turnover Ball System Work

Written by hitchweb Team
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 — No Comments Yet

We're often asked how does a B&W Turnover Ball System work? What makes the Turnover Ball system so attractive is its versatility because it's a gooseneck hitch when you need it, and you have have a level bed when you don't need it!

How the B&W Turnover ball System Works


b&w turnover ball gooseneck hitch

The B&W Turnover Ball Gooseneck Hitch System is rated at 30,000 lbs. Gross Towing Weight and 7,500 lbs. Tongue Weight. This system comes with a 2-5/6" ball rated at 30,000 lbs. and a quick release pin. The goosneck ball installs through a 4" hole in the center of the box and the spring loaded safety chain brackets mount in the grooves of the bed.

This system bolts to exisiting holes in the frame and most applications do not require drilling. The system mounts under the bed allowing the ball to come up through the hole, staying put with the release pin. When you do not want to use the system, turn over the ball and leave your bed completely bare. See image below:

But being a Gooseneck Hitch isn't all this system can do. Rated at 18,000 lbs this unique underbed system enables a 5th Wheel hitch to be used. The 5th wheel hitch installs through one 4" hole in the center of the box and the rails ride on 1/4" non-marring pads to protect the bed. Pull only 1 pin and the hitch removes completely from the bed.

A cam action lever makes it easy to hook and unhook the trailer and the double locking jaws are 1-1/8" thick for worry free hookup. Side-to-side swivel motion is controlled with a gas charged shock absorber allowing 7 degrees of controlled pivot action. Front-to-back pivoting saddle rides on polyurethane bushings which eliminate vibration and noise. Features easy adjustment of height and lateral positions. See image below to see how the B&W 5th wheel companion works:

How does the B&W 5th wheel companion work

Now that you know how the turnover ball and 5th wheel companion systems work, go ahead and find your B&W turnover ball systems with all our Gooseneck Hitches or the B&W 5th Wheel Companion like the RVK3500 with all our 5th wheel hitches.

If you have any questions, concerns, or need help finding the hitch for your vehicle please contact or team via LIive Chat, Email or Call our team at 1-800-300-4067.

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