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Old 05-31-2014, 08:57 PM   #1
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Hitch for RAM

I recently purchased a 2014 RAM 3500 DRW long bed with the factory prep package. I am interested in the B & W companion RVK 3600 which is for the RAM. My question is should I buy and have the hitch installed from the RV dealer that I am purchasing the fifth wheel from or since the pickup is already factory prepped for the fifth wheel hitch, can I just buy the hitch via the internet and have someone else install it?

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Old 05-31-2014, 10:43 PM   #2
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If you can check your engine oil you can drop in the hitch.

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Old 06-01-2014, 08:27 AM   #3
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The hitch is easy to install. I have the exact same truck as you...the hitch has very tight tolerances and does require a little effort to get all 4 pucks completely seated, but it is not that bad. After that, all you have to do is install the upright support arms on the base and then drop the hitch head on.

You will need a torque wrench to ensure proper tightening of the upright arms. B&W provides good directions...read through them and you will be fine. Oh yeah, even though it comes in 2 main pieces, the base is fairly heavy and awkward to lift by yourself...I found it easier to stand in the center of the base and lift it up by the side handles and walk with it to get it to my truck. From there, obviously you have to set it down and step out of it to then pick it up and get it into the truck bed. You will want to be wearing gloves to make it easier on your hands and better yet, have someone help you lift it into the bed of your truck.
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I would check the best deal on the internet including shipping. The dealer will more than likely mark it up substantially. as mentioned, the initial assembly is very easy and they provide good instructions.
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Buy and have the hitch installed from the RV dealer that I am purchasing the fifth wheel from and you will get a better install.
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Just put a champion rvk3500 on my 3500 drw, if you can change a tire you can put this on your tv. I look at it like this, pay a dealer 100 bucks an hour or pay myself. JMO
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I just purchased a hitch from etrailer.com, excellent directions and an all inclusive kit made instillation easy. And I only know how to check the oil.

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