I had to take the side plates of my B&W hitches on both my '10 F350 and my '13 F350 to get the airbag bracket bolts in too. A bit of an inconvenience but all it took is retorquing the bolts. The bags were well worth the trouble!!
2012 Sandpiper 365SAQ weighing @ 15k, Onan, 2nd air, slide toppers, TST
2013 F350 6.7L Lariat 4x4 CC DRW,Viair 1007, Ride-Rites, Edge CTS, B&W
2001 Chevy 3500CC DRW 4x4, 8.1L, 4.10 gears w/ Detroit TrueTrac
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 4x4 7.3L,V/B Spring Mod, ProComps, Hellwig Swaybar, & other 'Necessities'