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Old 01-01-2016, 02:16 PM   #1
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3500 Companion B&W question

For all the guys with a companion B&W hitch. I bought the horse before the cart. I am looking for which height setting on the companion is most typical for you guys and new trucks/ 5ers. We will probably be buying the new 5er within the month. I have not nailed down the brand yet. We will probably be driving 10+ hours away to pick up the trailer. So if a majority of you guys run the hitch at the highest(for example), I will start there. If you guys are all different, I will just measure and go trial and error in the rv parking lot. I understand all trailers are different and many factors come into play. Just polling to see if there is an average. Thank you in advance!
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Old 01-01-2016, 02:18 PM   #2
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My truck is crew cab long bed 4x4.
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Set it up in highest position.........that will give you the most bedrail clearnace

Towing it back home nose high and EMPTY will not be an issue.
Then you can make correction if needed back home.
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Congrats on the purchases!

To haul level with our 2015 4X4 Ram 3500, we have our companion in the lowest position to haul our DRV. The tail of these trucks are pretty stinkin tall, especially with the tailgate flared out and then given some kind of wing...
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Mine is in its highest setting also towing a 2012 Montana 3100RL. If that setting is a little nose high, I think you'll be fine.
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And just to confirm; you guys with long beds, set the hitch all the way towards the cab?
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And just to confirm; you guys with long beds, set the hitch all the way towards the cab?

Mine is, yes.

Forgot to mention that we optioned the 2" risers on our trailer. Still gotta put our hitch in the lowest setting.
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I installed mine on the center position and then hooked up the fiver to check the position and it was level. I also keep the donut on the trailer hitch aired up to the recommended level. Haven't had any issues but I always watch the angle when pulling in or out of angled areas. Mrs. HP also watches when we are parking. We have about 6" of clearance from top of truck bed to bottom of DRV.
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It'll vary for each trailer/pin box combo. A reputable dealer can adjust it on delivery. Otherwise, I too would set it high for delivery, and then take it home to make the final adjustments.

As for the fore/aft, mine is set to the position in front of the rear axle (8' bed). It has plenty of room, and does tow very nicely there.
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Mine is, yes.

Forgot to mention that we optioned the 2" risers on our trailer. Still gotta put our hitch in the lowest setting.
The op's "3500"hitch has more adjustment than our B&W 3600's do so if he went with the lowest setting it would no doubt be too low.

For sure full forward! Take note the two side pcs that support the head have a sloped and straight side. Place the straight side towards the cab.
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The op's "3500"hitch has more adjustment than our B&W 3600's do so if he went with the lowest setting it would no doubt be too low.

Ahhhhhh. Nice catch! I saw companion and assumed 3500 was referring to the pickup.
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Thanks for the replies! I will try the highest setting near the cab. Now to narrow down the trailer brand...
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Ahhhhhh. Nice catch! I saw companion and assumed 3500 was referring to the pickup.
My bad! Yes model 3500
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Ahhhhhh. Nice catch! I saw companion and assumed 3500 was referring to the pickup.
I thought 3600 until the GM truck part made my light bulb light!
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