I tried leaving the hitch on the trailer one time, and it was a royal pain to get back in the truck. As Dave and Jim above, I have a tonneau and keep it in the truck, unless I need to haul something. I bought an engine hoist to lift it out of the back of the truck. It almost works great, but it's a bit short so I still have to grunt a bit to get it to the engine hoist. But from there, it's much easier.
Ed and Sharon
2010 Wildcat 28RKBS
2011 Ford F-250 XLT, 6.7L PSD
Ride-Rite Airbags and Airlift wireless remote compressor...nice!
I thought I was wrong once, but I was wrong!