Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-14-2016, 10:22 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 1
New Guy from Texas

Hi Guys.. Just to let you know, Ive had very little RV'ing experience. I had a 28 foot Prowler that I just sold. I had it for 13 years but most of its life it was sitting on deer leases. The Wife and I have been motorcycle riding now since 06 and we are looking at getting a work and play 30WRS next year and wanting to hit the road with our Harley along with us. I have a few questions. From research I have found that the 30WRS has a GVWR of 13000 lbs. I am thinking about getting a Dodge Ram or Chevy 2500 with the gas engine. I have had desiel trucks and they are very expensive to maintain so I would like to get a gas truck. Please what is your opinions, experinces, advice, etc... Dodge and Chevy both say that they can tow up to 14,000 lbs with the right rear end. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help.

Redneck62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2016, 11:42 AM   #2
Georgia Frog Rally 2017
aceinspp's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: GA
Posts: 7,307
Welcome to the forum. You have come to the right place to get your answers as there a lot of knowledgeable folks here. Later RJD

2015 35 FT V-Lite 30WRLIKS Diamond Package
2015 Chevy 2500 6.0 4:10 gearing.
Days camped in 2015--46
Days booked for 2016--60
Days camped in 2016 so far 51
aceinspp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2016, 04:20 PM   #3
Senior Member
Blackhat6mike's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: St Simons Island, GA
Posts: 1,099
Send a message via Skype™ to Blackhat6mike
IMHO, I wouldn't even consider anything but diesel to haul 13,000+ and yes, it WILL end up being +. There is no sense cutting the GWs too close. A gasser might fit into the parameters for your truck, but why cut it too close.
You get what you pay for in a truck. This why they build diesel trucks to begin with. Just my personal opinion from my personal experience. I'm sure others will have their opinions also.
Oh, and by the way, welcome to the forum. Lots of good folks with plenty of experience to help you whatever the need.
2013 Silverado 2500 HD Duramax/Allison Tuned
Aviator Wright Flyer #1919
"First In, Last Out". 11B4Y
DAV, MOPH, VFW, 5/7 Cav,1/8 Cav Assoc.
11th ABN Pathfinder Co. N7MIP
Blackhat6mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2016, 04:50 PM   #4
I go RV'ing not Camping
jgourlie's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Lethbridge, Ab, Canada
Posts: 1,230
Welcome to the forum and good luck on your new search for a trailer.

I think a 2500 might be a little too close, you could goto a 1 ton and still get a gas engine that may add some more room for 13,000lbs.

Hope that helps,
312QBUD Owners Thread
2015 Wildwood Heritage Glen 312QBUD
2000 Chev 2500 Extended Cab 6 Liter
1400lbs Equal-i-zer Hitch
jgourlie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2016, 05:03 PM   #5
Senior Member
Ford Idaho's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,043
Greeting from SW Idaho and welcome to the site.

I would like to suggest you look at some one ton trucks, check the door sticker weight ratings and price difference between 3/4 ton and the one ton truck.

You might not need the one ton now but what about down the road?

Camp happy...
2016 F350 6.7L LB CC Reese 28K 2014 Chaparral Lite 266sab
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." 2014 19 days camping 2015 17 days camping201620 days camping
Ford Idaho is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:33 AM.