We didn't talk you out of that boat yet? Ha.
I pulled my 1987 260 stinger from Milwaukee to Toledo with a 5.0 Chevy (GMC) 1500.
My insurance company would have fought a claim... but I took it easy and no problems. It is a risk though...
I can't answer the safety question, and the Chicago Skyway bridge almost did me in, but I made it. And amazingly, I didn't break the truck.