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Old 06-11-2015, 01:23 PM   #29
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Old 06-11-2015, 03:37 PM   #30
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They sell these if you just need a little lift

Or this one
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:14 PM   #31
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Hi Woot,
I have a 2015 Frontier SE and the prodigy brake controller was easily mounted with an adapter my trailer guy sold me. I let him do the drilling and mount it because he offered and I was there. But it would have been pretty easy to do myself. There was no brake controller included with the tow package for my truck, at least.

As for the stinger, I got one with a 4 inch drop for my 13 foot Scamp. Scamp says you need an 18" height with your ball mount. That's what got me there. With that, I am dead level without the bed or Scamp filled up all the way. But with a Casita with higher tongue weight, things will be different for you, so best to try to wait and borrow one until you figure it out, like others have said. If you are "pretty close" to level, but a little high, you can probably tow it home a few miles from your friends' house if it's not highway driving. You don't want to tow it if it is too low though.

Sounds like things are coming together. Good luck!
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:25 PM   #32
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Hi Woot,
I have a 2015 Frontier SE and the prodigy brake controller was easily mounted with an adapter my trailer guy sold me. I let him do the drilling and mount it because he offered and I was there. But it would have been pretty easy to do myself. !
I choose not to drill anything and simple used some heavy duty velcro to mount mine to the right of the steering column and between the radio and the bottom tray ahead of the shifter. Been good for two years so far.
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:09 PM   #33
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I examined my truck today, and I do not believe it has a controller.

It has a removable panel beneath the ignition, which looks like something could be mounted there - but there is nothing there:

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I saw a connector under the dash, I think that is where the Prodigy controller would go:

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There looked like there might be another smaller connector under there:

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Again, is there any reason I should not just get an adjustable hitch? It would seem like it would definitely work, on my Casita and anything else I wanted to tow. Like this one:

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The large white multi pin plug in the second photo is your trucks computer - the mechanics plug into that to get a reading off any error messages.

In the 3rd photo you can see two smaller white plug ins. One only has one white wiring coming off of it and that is not it either! The larger square plug in the photo with multiple wires connected to it looks to me to be that it may be the match for the connection the end of the controllers harness - is it not?

No reason you can't use an adjustable ball mount just not easy to add an anti sway bar if you plan on using one.
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Old 06-11-2015, 11:48 PM   #35
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No reason you can't use an adjustable ball mount just not easy to add an anti sway bar if you plan on using one.
Ah, that makes sense. Does anyone know where I can get the anti sway adapter? I ordered my Casita with that option, but they said that since they are delivering it to me, I will have to get a 3rd party adapter. Normally they would weld it on. So I need a hitch, a ball, and an anti-sway adapter.
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See post #11 for a link to one that does not need to be welded and can be moved over to any receiver you need to use in the future. Works well.
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Old 06-12-2015, 06:56 AM   #37
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Not sure I would go with an adjustable ball mount. Just seems like moving parts are not what I would want for that. And really, you can add a sway bar after you get the rest set up - - you wouldn't need it just to tow it home from your friends' house. I don't use one at all and never felt the need for it, but then again I have a 13 footer, not a 17.

Why not find a local trailer place you can visit and talk to them. They may lend you a ball mount that is your best guess as to what you would need. Then you can tow the trailer there and they can help you get set up with the best one for your truck and trailer. It's good to build a relationship with a good local trailer place anyway - - you will need them at some point. Due to physical restrictions I am not as much of a DIY-er as I used to be. I have a local trailer shop that does a great job for me at a fair price. When I call, I know they will fit me in ASAP and I don't have to worry about anything. Worth its weight in gold.
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