1. Not sure what you're asking here, but buy a hitch with the rating you want. If you want to save a few bucks, find a factory hitch in any of the fine auto salvage yards in the greater Monroe area. Last time I was in Stoney Creek, they had many '96 down Ford trucks. The hitch for your truck would be compatible with '77-'96 models.
2. Damn nice controller. I'm not saying that just because I own one. The sensitivity control is great. I'd be surprised to hear bad comments about the Prodigy.