I bought my truck used and the goose neck ball was installed in the bed when I bought it. Long story made short, I never tried to remove the ball till the other day. I pulled the lever in the wheel well and tried to pull the ball up and it didnt move. I even went under the truck to make sure the pin was releasing and even tried tapping the bottom of the ball with a hammer with no luck. After a few mins and a closer look through the hole in the bed a found that the ball had 2 small welds to the plate under the bed. Why would someone do this? I went to a trailer place and the acted like it was a pretty common thing on trucks that tow a lot. Im really considering on cutting out the hitch and getting a new one.