Best Gas truck to pull up to a 30ft 5th wheel

Discussion in 'Towables' started by Patrick, May 11, 2015.

  1. Patrick

    Patrick Junior Member

    I would like advice on what is the best truck to pull up to a 30ft 5th wheel. This is our first venture with a 5th wheel and need advice from people who have done it before.
  2. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    3/4 ton Ford or Chevy with tow pakage and long bed. Pay attention to axle ratio. V8 engine IMO. Are you buying new or used?
    Welcome to the forum Patrick. :D
  3. pdqparalegal1

    pdqparalegal1 Junior Member

    Depending on weight, may want to consider "diesel", Dully.
  4. lmsteimel

    lmsteimel Junior Member

    A diesel should give you better fuel economy, more torque and the engine should last longer, if you take care of it. Why do you want a gas engine?
  5. OregonShane

    OregonShane New Member

    I personally have a dodge 3/4 ton and it's a gas model.. Like all gas model trucks the gas milage will kill you! Can I pull a 30ft 5th wheel? Sure can and then some!
  6. krsmitty

    krsmitty Senior Member

    X2 on the diesel. But depends on how often you plan to be towing, is it a daily driver etc.
  7. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    As far as fuel economy it's a wash IMO. Diesel fuel cost more but have seen it cheaper now. Engine Life? A gas burner will last for 300k now with proper care. Service is more expensive on a diesel IMO. I have had both and really makes no difference to me as long as you have the proper package. I do hate the smell of diesel and noise. newer models have really improved on the diesel noise. Just go with what you are ok with.

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