Just asking. Your truck doesn't have the trailer connector under the bumper? If it's not there you may want to look around up underneath and see if the harness is there but just not connected to anything. I'm probably wrong but it was my understanding that they all used the same wiring harness from the factory and just didn't use what they didn't need to for that particular truck. That might save you some hassles down to road and if it's in place you know it will work correctly. Just get the factory connector, mount it, and plug it in. Splicing is fine if done correctly. However, most places that install anything take shortcuts and use those little "quick splice" connectors. THEY WILL FAIL! Not today, maybe not for a few years but around here (yep, Pittsburgh also) with all of the crap they dump on the road every time they see a snowflake it will get into them and then their done. Just vibration can cause them to fail. I DO NOT USE THEM UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.