Looking for Recommendations

May 1, 2021
54
Kentucky
Just bought a travel trailer and I'm going to need to buy a truck to pull it with. Looking for recommendations on what size truck to get. The dry weight is 5200 lb.

Thanks,

Faithful_Hunter
 

Lady Hunter

12 pointer
Jan 12, 2009
5,348
We destroyed the transmission on an F-150 pulling a small'ish Airstream back in the day. Not once. But twice. So I'd definitely recommend going for a larger truck... We've had a Ram 2500 with a Cummins diesel in it for 21 years and have towed everything from the old Airstream to a 5th wheel from one end of the country to the other & now have a slide in truck insert camper that's good for getting into areas where it's hard to find a place to park a pull behind or 5th wheel.

We can hook up our big flat trailer with tractor, bushhog, bucket, and all associated equipment including an ATV in the bed of the truck and it doesn't even know they're back there....

After 21 years, it's finally reached the point where it's time to replace it & we're DEFINITELY going back with another 2500 (unless we find a better deal on a 3500 like a friend did) for our slide in camper with plans to get an extended hitch so we can pull our boat or a small car along behind as well.
 

Regulator623

12 pointer
Nov 16, 2006
3,959
Eastern Kentucky
I pull 24' camper that weighs around 5600 pounds with a 2020 F150. It's set up with the towing package / 5.0 Coyote. I also use a weight distribution hitch. We camp close to home, usually less than 80 miles, so it works out pretty good for us. If you plan on towing a lot or going long distances, I would definitely go with a 250 / 2500, preferrably a diesel if you can swing the extra money.
 

Tankt

12 pointer
Dec 26, 2019
5,786
Kentucky
My 1500 Silverado pulled 8000 lbs without too much fuss. On a long hill it didn't struggle but wasn't happy either. I planned well ahead on braking.

5600 lbs ain't nothing for today's half tons with a trailering package. And do get a weight distribution hitch as they really smoothen out the ride
 


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