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I did some research on older threads on adding a receiver but nothing that fit my predicament.  And yes I know, should thought about adding one BEFORE the bed....oh well.

Any experts out there have a suggestion on if I could add one with my configuration and not lose my current light panel?

Mark

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Two options both using an universal hitch like this one.

https://www.etrailer.com/RV-and-Camper-Hitch/Curt/C13702.html?feed=npn&gclid=Cj0KCQiA-OeBBhDiARIsADyBcE52jXK3f4r0cCI8p_YLIIf0O-TBimIakQBu6Shqc6mHyPCpD4Iw5SEaAiEGEALw_wcB

1st option, if you have a structure below the ramp box, mount the brackets to that structure if strong enough.

2nd option, add some brackets to the outside of the frame rails by the ET hitch which will allow you to mount the horizontal tube just behind the ET hitch but below it and above your light bar. Then use a drop receiver to get the ball at the correct height. It will block your plate but as long as you only use the ball mount when you are pulling a trailer, you should be ok.

 

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1 hour ago, noteven said:

I posted an idea but on edit I can't see behind and above the boxes at the back of the frame rails to see what's going on there. 

 

 

 

 

I will post a better picture when I get the truck back from the Stealership....or maybe I won't be able to ....could be in jail if I get caught robbing the bank to pay for truck repairs!!

Mark

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21 hours ago, Jack Mayer said:

It would be very difficult to properly support a receiver given the layout of the bed elements. It could be done, but some mods would be required.

It shouldn't be that hard to build a new frame-work to support a receiver hitch, and mount the light bar. May end up a few inches further back, but it's hard to tell from just a picture.

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1 hour ago, Parrformance said:

The tag could be moved to the front of the truck as well, if the state only requires one plate.

Depends on the state.  Ohio and Indiana both require semi tractors to have the plate on the front, but motorhomes on the rear.  YMMV.

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7 hours ago, COFLTravler said:

I will post a better picture when I get the truck back from the Stealership....or maybe I won't be able to ....could be in jail if I get caught robbing the bank to pay for truck repairs!!

Mark

Just say that you are robbing the bank as a protest.

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