Originally Posted by MTA F-150
First timer, just wanted to get everyone's input on towing this TT (2014 Shasta Revere 30BH).
I know it all depends on weight distribution but from everyone's comments it looks like you need a 2500 or 3500 to pull anything. Now people throw out life insurance policy's, really! You need to calm down! I did my calculations, I'm under everything I need to be.
First off, welcome to the site.
Based on your above post, you are really wanting your 8 year old, 1/2 ton truck to work for you and I understand that. You fell in love with a camper that your truck might be able to pull but will be very hard to stop. You have spent some time crunching the numbers because you know your truck is too small for the trailer you would like to buy. I understand your frustration.
Yes, people did throw out life insurance policies because most of the trailer accidents (some fatal) are the results of too small of a tow vehicle.
You came to us for our "input"? We told you what you did not want to hear because you crunched the numbers and you are all good as long as you don't carry to much food, beer ect...
Most people here have been towing for decades and know what they are talking about but you being new to the site must make you an expert?
I wish you luck with your 8 year old 1/2 ton. You will have many dirty underpants moments with it, that I promise you. We suggest at least a 3/4 ton truck for the weights you would like to pull.
Do us a favor and post again to let us know we were right and you are upgrading your truck.
Be safe out there!