Which truck to buy for towing a fifth wheel

Discussion in 'Beginning RVing' started by catluva, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. catluva

    catluva New Member

    My husband and I bought an Everest fifth wheel 18 months ago to live in while building our home. We shared a house and only used it as a bedroom. We planned to trade down afterwards for a trailer, but ... it seems it is not worth what we paid for it (so say the dealers) and now we are stuck with it. So, ... we are looking for a truck to pull it. The fifth wheel is about 10,000 lbs. Would a 3/4 ton pull it or would we need a 1 ton? We are thinking of buying an older truck as we have several thousand $$'s in the RV already and probably won't go too far until we are used to rving. Any suggestions would be gratefully received. :)
     
  2. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Which truck to buy for towing a fifth wheel

    A proper equiped 3/4 ton should be able to handle this. Diesel would be best IMO. Dodge or chevy duramax would be my choice. Just make sure they have the towing packages.
     
  3. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Re: Which truck to buy for towing a fifth wheel

    I agree with Nash, a good Duramax or Dodge will do it for you, but do get a diesel.
     

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