Best Fifth Wheel Trucks

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What Trucks Can Pull a 5th Wheel?

Any truck adequately equipped with a fifth wheel hitch can pull a fifth wheel. However, the towing and payload capacities often limit the fifth wheel a truck can tow. Fifth wheels come in various sizes, so it’s essential to confirm that a truck’s towing capabilities are sufficient for a specific trailer.

How Big of a Fifth Wheel Can a 3/4 Ton Truck Pull?

If you’re planning to tow a fifth wheel with a ¾ ton truck, the towing capacities are significant and technically they can pull as much as a 1 ton as they share a similar drivetrain. However, they are going to be limited by their payload capacity.

What ½ Ton Truck Can Tow the Most?

It should come as no surprise that the big three brands can tow the most. Ford, Chevy, and Ram all have ½ ton trucks that easily haul 10,000+ lbs. Ford and Ram battle back and forth each year, but the Ford F-150 has a maximum towing capacity of 14,000 lbs, and the Ram 1500 maxes out at 12,750 lbs.

What’s the Best Fifth Wheel Truck?

Ram 3500 About:  Okay, we admit we’re a bit biased on this one. We towed a heavy fifth wheel on a Ram 3500 for over 6 years and it was great. Ours was a 2010 2wd model with the 6.7L Cummins. We made a few modifications to the gear ratios to improve towing, but otherwise, it was a great truck.

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