Julie Anne scraped and painted the hitch, it looks great see the before and after pics. I cleaned up the wires with ties, and added the spare to the hitch too. As you can see the battery is now mounted to the hitch too. I created a mounting plate from angle iron and bolted that down to the hitch with locking screws. It just didnt seem right to have the battery under the bed unvented. I would rather make the change to what most modern RVs are doing.