Pickup owners: What brand of truck do you use for RVing?

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What brand of pickup do you use for your RVing? Do you prefer Ford, Chevy, or something else?

Please feel to leave a message about why you chose your particular truck. We believe other truck owners will find that interesting, and those in the market for a new truck will appreciate your thoughts.

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DAVID QUINN
7 months ago

I have never been a total brand junkie, if whatever manufacturer had what I wanted, I would buy. Dodge had their problem child’s in the 70’s and 80’s but when they came out with the 5.9 Cummins in I believe sometime around 94 with the new design front end that stated “truck“, I was sold. But it took me until 2004 to finally buy a RAM 1500 with the HEMI V8 which was a perfect truck and no issues for over 150K miles when I traded it for my now 2014 RAM 2500 4×4 Limited Long bed with 79K miles to date pulling my 2018 Jayco Eagle HT 25.5 REOK which again has been a perfect truck with no issues. Before I finally went RAM I owned a 89 F150 Reg Cab with over 250K miles and a 1997 F250 Crew Cab, both I loved and they treated me right. Of all the trucks today RAM is the only style I care for, still states “truck”. When I buy my 3500 in a few years it will probably be another RAM unless they turn the looks “truck” ugly.

Jim
7 months ago

We have a 2019 Ford F-350 crewcab shortbed 4×2 with the 6.2 gas engine and 4.30 axle ratio. We use it to carry our Lance 855s truck camper. We’ve put 19K miles on it in 18 months, and so far, (mostly) so good! Safe travels, all!

Tommy Molnar
7 months ago

I got my current truck (2016 Ford F-350 crew cab long bed) through Carmax, like another ‘poster’ mentioned. Pulls our Arctic Fox 25Y like it isn’t even there. Very happy with the truck.

Ken Lailer
7 months ago

Pull my 2017 – 30 foot Forest River Heritage Glen Travel Trailer with my 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4WD Double Cab (5.3 Liter V-8 engine w/3.42 rear axle). Excellent power towing city & highway on straight away & small grades. Does slows somewhat on steep grades (mountain passes) but still accomplishes the task. Always owned GMC & won’t change. May move up to 2500 or 3500 (single axle) if and when time comes to buy a larger size 5th wheel and sell Travel Trailer.

Captn John
7 months ago

I pull my 16k Montana 5er with a 2019 Ford F-350 dually. My 4th Ford diesel with the 6.7 without a problem. Went to drw with the heavier 5er. The last was srw and at 2 years 10 months had 147k miles.

Jeff
7 months ago

Chev 1500 and gmc 2500. Gmc stands for this. God, money, and credit keep this truck going.

Judy G
7 months ago

My GMC was a specialty vehicle called a Topkick. The bed and ‘tailgate’ was designed for hitching a 5-er and it offered seven roomy storage compartments for tools, etc. At the time [2007] it was the only truck available, short of a semi, capable of hauling my heavy 5-er in mountainous terrain. Also sported a roomy crew-cab offering space for my 80 pound shepherd to travel comfortably and safely.

SHARON Jackson
7 months ago

We pull a 36 ft. 5th. Wheel with a 3500 Dodge Ram Diesel Dually. Always have. Wouldn’t tow with anything else.

len clancy_len@yahoo.com
7 months ago

we use both a ram and a tundra depending on which camp were taking tent or rv

Gary Reed
7 months ago

I pull our 27 ft. Jayco Eagle ( 8575 gvw) with our 2011 F150 4×4 crew cab , short bed, with 6.2 L V8, with HD suspension, Trailer tow package, 373 rear end.
With 92,000 miles still pulls like new.
One thing I liked about the Ford F-150 was with the center console you could get AC vents to the rear. It is great for our dog as well as passengers. With the dog I would put the back seat up and put her bed down on the floor and she is a cool and happy traveler.

CandaceB
7 months ago

Bought our 2015 Ford F150 secondhand at Carmax because road tests at the YouTube Channel FastLaneTrucks showed it had superior engine braking compared to other trucks and we knew we’d be hauling our 25 ft. Airstream over plenty of mountains. It didn’t disappoint. The truck had 11,000 miles on it, with towing and 4×4 package, and a 5 ltr. V8 engine. It cost us half what it would have cost bought new. 60,000 miles later (15,000 with the trailer attached) and it’s still purring like a kitten. We love this truck. About to set off on a 6-month, 4,400-mile road trip that will take us through Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Colorado, and Utah, and we can hardly wait.

A Pseudonym
7 months ago

Nothing like my Volvo VNL670 to pull my 37′ Hitchhiker up and safely down those big hills…

peter.donahue1@gmail.com
7 months ago

I have owned Ford diesels since 1980’s . I find the seats better than the others. I up grade about every 5 to 6 years. I live in up state NY and at -20 not plug in the truck starts and goes. We haul a 5th wheel camper, use it on the farm for equipment, hay hauling. Always been dependable .

James Teal
7 months ago

I have a 2007 Ford F 150 4 W/D. I am not happy with when it comes to pulling my travel trailer. I am going to a GMC 2500.

Just me..
7 months ago

My RV is my only home. Just bought a New 5th’er in July.. Can’t afford new truck and RV, So we Pull the RV with My Bought new, 1999 Ram. I’ve Pulled U Hauls, pull behind RVs, Horse Trailers, MC Trailers, and Flat bed with our John deer. At the Price of Pick up’s, and limited Brands I would even own.. I will Drive my Ram until the wheels fall Off, then have a shop put them back on… I Love my 20 yr old truck… and I wouldn’t trade it for new anything today put on the road. No, I will Not buy a new Ram now there No longer American Made.

Chuck Stillman
8 months ago

We tow with a 2007 Tundra with a 5.7V8. Running gear is 3/4-Ton. The trailer size we tow is a Bigfoot 21ft.

Steve Barnes, Kamloops, BC
8 months ago

Selected ”other” as Ram was not an option. Dodge has not made a North American pickup since about 2012+-.

Tommy Molnar
7 months ago

But Steve, I think we all know who “Ram” is made by. Just changing the emblem on the grill doesn’t change that.

DAVID QUINN
7 months ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

But RAM is now it’s own brand, has been for a while.

travilenman
8 months ago

2009 GMC 2500HD with 6.0 liter GAS, 4:10 axel ratio & heavy duty tow package.. Pull 17,000 lb. GCW…get 9MPG towing 60 mph….I aint getting rid of this truck….

Thomas
8 months ago

I wish Toyota came in with a 3/4 ton truck.But if you had totalled Chevy / gmc they would have 29% of the market, ahead of ram,who makes a fine truck btw just saying.

Einar
8 months ago

I am now on my second Toyota Tundra. After having my first for 16 years and almost 200,000 miles on it. I never had any trouble when towing my 21′ travel trailer and fully loaded on the inside. Then my wife got a new vehicle. So I felt it was time to up-grade. So I bought another Tundra and haven’t had any trouble in the now going on 3 years of having it. I feel if something works well like that why not do it again! And it didn’t cost as much as the competitors and had just as many options and some of them were better as well.