As to tow bar, braking system, and base plate, I chose Blue Ox. I like how Blue Ox base plates tend to 'blend' into the front of the vehicle. Granted this is just my humble opinion. This is a pretty loaded question and could evoke all kinds of responses. It's in the ball park of Motorhome versus Fifth Wheel. Ford vs. Chevy vs Dodge....
Hopefully many others will respond and offer their valid points of view. This should give you many solid choices, then go with what your budget allows and what works best for your vehicle.
Lanny, Retired GySgt USMC
2020 Montana 3701LK
2019 F250 XLT CrewCab 6.7 Powerstroke