First… check your trailer hitch for rust out. I had a '94 F-150 SC that had a rusted out hitch that bent the first time I put a loaded trailer on it. Got the truck from my son who had bought it used… he never towed with it. Never saw the problem beforehand.
Second… I strongly suggest buying an anti-sway set-up. While the truck can certainly do the job, cross winds can play havoc with any high profile trailer. The extra few hundred dollar investment will be well worth it.
Third… Buy the best parts for that hitch you can afford. There is a lot of Chi-Com stuff being sold today made with sub-standard steel even from the name brand sellers (Reese is one).
Living the dream behind the Cheddar Curtain
'88 F-350 Crew Cab, 460 Fuel Squeezer
'97 Ram 1500, '99 Jeep Grand Cherokee. '90 Buick Park Ave. '52 Pontiac Catalina.
Plus a couple old dirt race cars.