Well, pickup day came today. Pouring rain & windy. By the time we left the dealership it was dark. So, probably almost worst case conditions for the drive home (except for snow/ice).
Well, I'm very happy to report the tow was very nice. The dealer installed a Reese dual cam WD hitch (1200 lb tongue). He also installed a brake controller. Once it was dialed in the brakes were smooth, almost like the trailer didn't brake at all.
My f150 is an '09 with 3.55 gears, 5.4L 4x4. I used tow/haul mode all the way home (mostly highway). It worked great. Minimal loss of power (OK the trailer is empty, but I'm still very happy with the tow).
Then came the dreaded driveway backup. See:
Well, after about 5 minutes, she was up. The only damage is some minimal scraping on the surface of the driveway. I knew it was going to be close. Unfortunately it was closer than I thought. The scapes are about 1/4" deep and a foot long... I'll take care of them tomorrow.
So, I may need to unhitch the sway bars before backing up (the dealer said with the dual cam I didn't need to, as they won't be damaged), or get some type of drop hitch.
In any event, so far very happy with the f150 and towing, and extremely happy with the camper and the fact it's home and safe.