Matt that is how I have mine set up. I am in a 3/4 ton crew cab short bed Chevy, with a tool box. I have no problems towing at all. My trailer wieghs about 9,500 lbs with all my junk in it. I love the hitch..can't say enough good stuff about it. When I unhook, takes maybe five mins to have the whole thing out of the bed and back to normal.. The only complaint I have, and it is no big deal. If you have the handle pined in the open position you have to climb up on the side of the truck to pull the pin out to be able to close the handle.. But I can live with that, I have no rails or other stuff in the bed when I am done. If you have any questions about set up or anything in the instructions let me know, I still have mine. I love when people look at it and they can't believe it is a 17K lbs hitch... Oh don't know if the last owner told you or not but the nuts on the U bolts are tourqed to 80 lbs, and the bolt on top of the hitch is 40 lbs.
2011 Cursader 298 BHD
2012 F-250 FX4 6.7 Power Stroke
B&W Companion Hitch
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