Hi, folks. Newbie here. I'm having a heck of a time getting anyone locally (Ithaca, NY) to install a hitch with the correct wiring on my car. It's a 2013 Subaru Impreza hatchback and, of course, the manufacturer does not recommend towing. Meanwhile, gazillions of people are towing with the same car. I'm picking up a new-to-me 6-wide from the factory next Friday and need to set the car up here before I head out to Ohio. Little Guy is installing trailer brakes for me before I get there. Three local businesses refused to put a hitch on the car due to manufacturer recommendations. My local U-Haul had said they could do it all (Curt Class I hitch, 7 prong connector with all wiring, brake controller, and trickle charge from battery) on Saturday but today the manager called and said they could do the hitch with the 7 prong but no brake controller, no trickle charge. Cole Muffler says they could do the brake controller but would need to order parts and couldn't do the work until a couple of weeks from now. And they have no idea how one would wire for a trickle charge. Sigh.
I'm keeping the Saturday appointment and am willing to hold off on getting the trickle charge done but I really want brakes working for my drive home. The LG factory is on vacation this week but Scott had said that he had a local business who does hitch installations for them. So my questions...
1. Do any of you know of a place near Ithaca, NY who won't keep running me in circles and who would install a brake controller and trickle charge?
2. Do any of you know who the local guy that Scott mentioned might be? I could get in early, get the brake and trickle done and then pick up the trailer if that's possible.
3. Do any of you have any other ideas for me? I'm sure getting tired of hearing the word No from these local businesses.
4. Would someone explain how the trickle charge works? The trailer has the power package. Is the inverter on the trailer end for that charge or is it part of what gets installed into the tow vehicle?
Any and all wisdom is appreciated! Sorry for so many questions at once! I look forward to the day when I can be one of the folks giving advice and helping out the new ones. But for now... Thanks!