Where Does Draw Tite Trailer Hitch Install in Bed of 2002 Chevy Silverado 2500HD

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How far from the back of the bed does the hole need to be for a 2002 2500HD? This is for a Draw-Tite 9465-34 hitch. Thanks

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I checked with Draw Tite and I have instructions on how and where to install one of their gooseneck hitches but it's actually the part # 9465-54 and not the # 9465-34 that you referenced. Here's how to find where to install the hitch:

The hitch ball must be located along the truck’s fore/aft centerline.
The hitch ball centerline must be located above and forward of the rear axle of the truck.
Adequate clearance must be provided between the gooseneck trailer and the rear of the vehicle so that the gooseneck

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Adequate clearance must be provided between the gooseneck trailer and the rear of the vehicle so that the gooseneck trailer does not contact any part of the truck during turning.
Adequate clearance must be provided between the forward corners of the gooseneck trailer and the cab of the truck.
Determine that the ball position and under vehicle supports do not interfere with any vehicle cross members, brake lines, electrical wiring, cables, fuel lines or vents.

With hitch ball center marked on the truck, center punch and drill 3/16” pilot hole, recheck all clearances, then open the 3/16” hole with a 3 1/2” hole saw. File edges as needed.

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