Well, I thought the drilling thing was odd, too, so I crawled up under there today and looked at it--it all looks plumb and level to me, and the ball is centered, so I'm not worrying about it. Maybe Tweety's shipped the wrong hitch for my model year, maybe I have an oddball frame, who knows. The important thing is...
...That it's all finally installed! Ye-haa! I'm glad I let you folks talk me into the Companion, as it looks like a fine product and, once you set it all up the way you need it, is super easy to remove (I know, all you RVK3000 owners are a bit jealous of the 1 draw-down bolt removal process, you can admit it.) It may require some fine-tuning front-back and up-down, but I won't know until the new 5-er shows up at the dealer, which should be any day.
Seriously, thank you all for your advice and encouragement during this project. I don't think I would have kept my sanity without you all pointing me in the right direction, with all the knowledge and wisdom on this board. I'll post pics when the new camper arrives!
2015 XLR Hyperlite 30HFS5 (mods being performed regularly)
2009 Salem LA 292fkds (gone)
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2014 Harley Davidson FLHX (XLR cargo)
2014 VW Jetta TDI (diesel sipper, camping support vehicle)
2011 Ram 2500 CC 4X4 CTD, B&W Companion (toy hauler hauler)