Originally Posted by porkchopjack
I am new to this forum but I have seen a lot of people that are towing with 1/2 ton trucks? I have a 8528RLWS 5th wheel that has a weight 7200 dry and 9100 wet. This seems to be a lot for a 1/2 ton truck? Wright now I am using my F350 Ford diesel dull rear wheel to tow with. Use to have 4500 lbs of Lance Truck camper on the truck. I guess what am asking do these light weight trucks do the job? Would think a 3/4 ton with 410 axle and large Gas motor would be required or a diesel ?
I've been using my 1/2 ton 2008 GMC for towing my V-Lite with the same basic specs, it's 34.5 ft long. Just means I go a little slower up hill! Really depends on you and not all of us.
I've been wanting a diesel Dodge 2500 for a while, but when it came time to get a new truck I did the 2015 Chevy 2500 HD 4x4 gas. It makes a big difference in the hills and works great for me. I have friends using the Tundra and they love it. I wanted the larger bed with the full quad cab. But you will get everyones ideas, but yes a gas engine will work fine. I drive for a living and go to Lake Tahoe, San Francisco and Bodega Bay and I see many 1/2 ton trucks pulling 5th wheel trailers up the hills at a pretty good clip.
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