Frank & Jeannie, we have towed our 08 Dodge Dakota crewcab pickup with a roadmaster baseplate and Sterling hitch for 5 years now with no problems. Can't comment on the braking system as we us a M&G system on our truck tied to the air brakes on the bus. We are full timers and have been around the country a few times, so our equipment has gotten a pretty good workout.
We started out towing an 05 Chev Trailblazer, with the same hitch, and just changed base plates when we changed vehicles. We got the truck to have room for the inflatable boat and outboard motor. Never know when you might need to fish!!