Originally Posted by camfire fun
we have six in our family. Right now we tow our 8316 at 6500 lbs empty with a silverado 1500 (i know we at the limit ) we have only made short trips so far as we got the trailer last spring so we have kept supply weight low. My question is what would be a more roomy tv that six would fit in and tow lbs. Do tahoes or suburbans fit this. Do they even make those any more.
I suggest going by the the full load capacity of the camper, camping with six people you are going to be carrying a lot of stuff for a week at the beach.
With six people in the tow vehicle, you will need to subtract there weight and any cargo you carry with in the tow vehicle.
Stay away from short wheel base trucks/SUV and most likely they will not be rated to tow a lot of weight any way. I would say noting smaller then a Suburban as an example.
Techknowledge has changed and will continue to change, my 3/4 ton GMC Suburban 1997 was rated to tow 7,500 lbs, my 2008 heavy duty 1/2 ton pick up is rated at 10,500 lbs, the difference is the weight of each vehicle and the engine, the GMC had a 5.7 and the pick up has a 6.0, both have a 4:10 rear. The wheel base on the GMC is 130" and on the pick up it is 144" never had a problem with the GMC but the pick up fells better with a 144" wheel base and that's towing the same camper.
Look to the future what is your plans, bigger tt, 5th wheel, more kids...etc
It is overwhelming and you need a starting point.