I have always been "handy" and have installed frame receiver hitches on nearly every vehicle I ever owned. When I decided to buy a 5th wheel, I never even considered having it "installed" by someone else.
I had to buy some tools I did not own (like a heavy torque wrench) but the experience was certainly worth it in my opinion.
I do have to say it is not for everyone. Cutting holes in my new 40,000 dollar truck's bed and frame was not for the faint of heart.
Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS - Superglide 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW