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Old 10-02-2014, 11:43 AM   #1
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Flip-Over Gooseneck with B&W Companion

We have a new to us 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 DRW Diesel LTZ. It has a Flip-Over Model 288 R1 (POP) Gooseneck Hitch already installed. I want to install a B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch. Will these work properly together? Our Heartland Gateway has a GVWR of 15,500 pounds. Thank you.

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I believe the Companion 5th Wheel Hitch is only compatible with the B&W Turnover Hitch. I'd call B&W and ask them.

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Old 10-06-2014, 01:16 PM   #3
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Gooseneck hitches are not my thing. But I know there are various designs that use the pop-up/roll-over/turn-over/removeable ball concept. As Rich1961 said, The B&W Companion 5er hitch was designed to be compatible with a B&W Turn-Over Ball hitch. The POP/flip-over ball is a different design than the TurnOver Ball, so I doubt that the Companion 5er hitch will plug into it. However, either B&W or POP may make an adapter kit that makes the Companion Hitch work in the POP hitch.
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Old 10-06-2014, 03:10 PM   #4
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Thanks, spoke with Roger over at Tweety's and he said they have an adapter, part no. FLC. So looks like I'm good to go.

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