I have the Reese 16K in my GMC 2500HD. The pickup is extended cab and full size bed (8'). I really don't have any trouble hitching up, I can actually see what's going on in the rear view mirror, usually dead center it the first time. Yeah the plate lays on one side or the other but it's easy enough to make the correction.
One of the most fun things I ever did, was to go to the boat ramp & watch people back their boat trailers down the launch.