hitch protrudes into the bed hauling area 3.25 to 3.5 inches on each side so you loose 61/2 to 7 inches of width of things you can haul in the bed of the truck. The Scamp hitch is bolted to the fender wells and the bed of the truck so it is not an easy thing to remove. The sharp edges and protrusions poke holes in the stuff you want to haul. Prohibits hauling drywall and any good 4X8 sheets of anything.
Installed in a 2003 Chevy S10, V6, Automatic
The Firehawk by Putnam has a base plate that is bolted through the bed of the truck to the frame of the vehicle and to the bed of the truck also. Bolted in 4 places to the frame and 4 places to the bed. The Hitch sets in the base plate and is held by 4 pins. The hitch is either a gooseneck or you can purchase an adapter to turn it into a standard 5r hitch (One using a king pin)
Pull the hitch out and lay a 4X8 sheet of plywood over the bed/base plate and you are ready to haul anything you want without fear of running it.
Installed in a 2007 Chevy Crew Cab Silverado Classic 1500 V8, Automatic