When I replaced the rear gas tank I removed the hitch, cleaned it up and replaced all the hardware with new grade 8 fasteners. It should be up to the task.
I've never used a trailer brake controller before but the one I bought is supposed to come with a really good set of instructions.
I plan to start out going to places nearby and get used to it before I attempt any long trips.
1994 F250 460V8 E4OD 4x4