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Posted: 03/10/12 04:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a new north trail TT weighs 5K. What would be a good 1/2 ton truck to use for towing in the mountains?

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The one you like...

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MitchF150 wrote:

The one you like...

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New, used, very used? What are you looking for? half tons from the early 90's do not compare to modern half tons.

If new, the best out there is the F150 Ecoboost, max tow, and max payload

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I really can't think of ANY new half ton trucks that wouldn't easily handle that weight. Many of the mid size trucks would also handle it pretty well. Good luck with the new trailer / Skip


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Any of the 1/2 tons will pull a 5k TT, even many older ones. The comment about payload really refers to hauling a FW where all the pin weight is over the TVs rear axle. Just make sure you get a hitch installed that can carry the tongue weight and pull the max trailer weight, and weight distributing gear, and you'll be fine as long as you know how to tow. And trailer brakes, very important.


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I am not aware of any Heartland North Trail 5ers. What model do you have?
I believe he said it was a travel trailer (bumper pull), not a fifth wheel.


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I am not aware of any Heartland North Trail 5ers. What model do you have?


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If that 5k is the advertised "dry" weight, then you definitely want to stay away from the mid size 1/2 tonners. And, that dry weight will be considerably more when you load it up to go camping. What is the GVWR of your new North Trail?

Any one of the big five (Ford, Chevy, Ram, Toyota, Nissan....will do the trick. However, if you "think" you might want to upgrade the trailer to a larger one prior to upgrading to a 3/4 ton truck, then I would go with the Ecoboost Ford.

Just remember that just about all of the full size (and mid size) 1/2 ton trucks are pretty limited on payload and it doesn't take much of a trailer to max one out real quick.

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