If you plan to pull a large fifth wheel, you will need a truck with a payload capacity of around 2250 pounds. You should also consider a truck with a payload capacity above 16,000 pounds. A GMC Sierra, for example, can tow more than ten thousand pounds.
What Size Truck Do I Need to Pull 12000 Lbs?
Gasoline trucks are a great option to pull occasional trailers. A gas F-250 with a 6.2L V8 can tow from 13,000 to 15,000 pounds. Diesel crew cabs with the highest GCWR can tow up to 18,000 pounds, and equivalent 4X4 diesel is at 17,500 pounds.
You can find more information about towing capacity on the Ram trucks website. The RAM 2500 4×2 Crew Cab with a 6.7L Cummins turbo diesel, a 3.73 axle ratio, a 6’4” box, and a maximum trailer weight rating of 19,370 pounds, is a great choice for pulling a heavy trailer.
Heavy-duty models are available from Ford, Chevrolet/GMC, and Ram. You can choose from two and three-series trucks and two-door SUVs heavy duty towing. The Ford Explorer and Chevrolet Traverse can tow up to 5,000 pounds. The Dodge Durango is capable of towing up to seven-thousand pounds.