Originally Posted by GloNDark
The braking of my 3/4 diesel over a half ton truck is enough for me to never go back to a 1/2 ton truck. I bought our first trailer when I had a GMC 1500 truck. It pulled it fine and the extra cab long bed was enough wheel base to help reduce the tail wagging the dog effect but when it came to stopping, I was almost always white knuckling it.
We borrowed a 3/4 truck while my GMC was in getting the transmission replaced and traded in the truck before the next camping season. I've never gone back. I even looked at the newer Dodge and F150's last year and still prefer the 3/4 ton trucks for the added capacities.
If you can swing it, a diesel is the more money (Initial and upkeep) but you will love towing with it.
Well went all out and bought a 2016 F350 King Ranch, SCREW SB 6.7 Diesel. I have to say it handles the Roo 23ikss like a dream and the F150 did a good job but soft suspension and braking were a concern. All those issues are now gone with my 1-Ton.
Next year will be selling the Hybrid and moving to a slightly used Crusader 5th Wheel and will have plenty of payload and towing capacity left even after that trailer. I like you, will not go back to a 1/2 ton, F350 just gives me so many more options on towing and handling.
2016 F350 SCREW SB 6.7 PS Diesel
2015 FR Rockwood Roo 23IKSS