Looking for Recommendations

Discussion in 'Camping' started by Faithful_Hunter, Jul 21, 2021 at 7:48 AM.

  1. 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.


  2. Lady Hunter

    Lady Hunter 12 pointer

    Jan 12, 2009
    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.
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  3. Wow! 21 years that’s awesome! I will definitely keep that in mind while looking. Thanks

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