We should have the convenience of leaving the trailer hitch installed at all times if we choose with out being concerned about damaging our beautiful truck. In addition, it is a deterrent to tailgaters.
It needs to be CLEARLY explained to the purchaser regardless of how many vehicles you’ve purchased from a dealership or salesman. My salesman watched me swap my hitch over and install it from my previous truck. I believe if he’d known it would be an issue - he’s have said something. They should all know and should say something to EVERY purchaser.
I had no idea it would hit and it took me all of two minutes showing the new truck and tailgate off to my family. Moment (and :45-minute into owning tailgate) ruined.
A trailer hitch should only be installed when towing a trailer. It should not be left in the receiver when there is no trailer is attached. I don't see an issue.