I had a miserable time removing my old hitch, every bolt gave me trouble, but after several hours of removal the curt hitch went in like a dream. I have a banks monster exhaust installed so I had to drop the tailpipe bolts to snake it past but that was no big deal and had tons of clearance once everything was in its place. Great deal!
Time to surf fish
My Curt front mount hitch is the perfect solution. We do a lot of surf fishing and when mounting my rod rack on the back of truck I was unable to put my tailgate down. With the front mount I'm able to lower the tailgate and have full access to the bed of the truck. And if the weather is bad you can always sit in the cab and watch your poles from the comfort of your vehicle.