You guys, thanks so much for chiming in and helping. So appreciated.
I stopped by an excellent Ford dealership today and a guy came out and looked at my truck. Says he has the same year. Felt underneath my dash and said, yep, the (thingie ha ha--don't recall the exact word) is right here. Don't have to open the dash. But you do need a PIGTAIL. He has a PIGTAIL.
Why they call it a PIGTAIL is a mystery but we went inside and ordered a PIGTAIL for $40 (maybe I could've found cheaper online, but this dealership is a stone's throw from the park where I have the camper presently, hoping to leave soon. And it'll be here tomorrow). EDIT: I ordered the P2 and the much cheaper FORD pigtail from Amazon just now, after checking with etrailer. I also ordered the 4-to-7 adaptor. With the pigtail, I can just put the brake controller in and go. And remove it when I wish. No special wiring. Which negates much of my preference for RF.
Then he looked in back and said, yes, it's just a short amount of wiring.
So I think the guy at my campground can do, or else a local mechanic--I've been given names of two. Everybody around here has trucks and campers. It's a GA tradition. I hardly know a person who doesn't.
The only thing I don't quite understand is the possible need for a fuse? Can anybody explain.
So now, I'm thinking of ordering the P2 instead, sending to the campground. Then next Monday we can wire my truck.
I do want to get the casita
out of this campground, as it's expensive keeping it there. I had no towing capacity or knowledge at all when I bought it, so the guy who sold it to me simply towed it there and leveled it for me and I paid for the site as if I were living there. It was useful while going there frequently to clean it thoroughly, and also keep the a/c on so it didn't get moldy. And someone installed a maxair vent for me, and I found a maxair window louvre on cragislist as well, and he installed that. I also had the plumber come and install a ceramic dometic low profile toilet, an oxygenics shower head, Little House Customs hepvo valve mod and various other bathroom and kitchen mods (faucets etc)....so it was good to have the casita
there for all that. But now, it's just a needless expense and we aren't staying there, we'd like to take it to some pretty parks in the mountains soon. Of course, that means really paying attention while someone teaches me about my jack, and weight
distribution (thingie!) and sway bar and all that...and then learning to tow...hoping to find a pullthrough because I don't want to learn backing up just yet.