Glad it's all working for you. Any day at the campsite, however you get there, is better than a day at the office
As far as "if you're not driving a huge diesel you're going to die", absolutely not true (as long as you keep the brain in gear). But for towing my diesel has two huge advantages over my Tacoma - great gobs of turbocharged torque to help get to the top of Trail Ridge Road (12,000'+) in Rocky Mountain NP, and an exhaust brake to help stop it all getting away coming down the other side. No way in hell I'd have tried that with my trailer in my Tacoma.