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Tow Rig Blues - Readers' Letters

Nov 24, 2014
Dear TruckTrend,
I have a small dilemma. I am semi-retired and looking at upgrading my travel trailer in order to spend more time on the road exploring new places. I'm looking at trailers that are in the 15,000-pound range and need to upgrade my tow vehicle.
I want the best bang for my buck and would be able to bring about $60,000 toward the tow vehicle. I hope you can steer me in the correct direction.
Brad Algar
Buckhorn, Ontario, Canada
Photo 2/6   |   We recently had the opportunity to tow a roughly equivalent travel trailer as you're looking at with the '15 Ford F-350 and were not the least bit disappointed.
As cliché as it might sound, you really can't go wrong choosing any of the current 3/4 or 1-ton trucks on the market. You'll want a diesel engine, since 15,000 pounds is on the upper end of what a gasoline-powered truck can tow. Assuming it's a fifth-wheel trailer, a 3/4-ton will get the job done, but if you think you might go larger, it's worth looking at 1-tons. Beyond that, it's going to come down to personal preference. Be sure to consider unloaded ride quality, available features, recommended service intervals, and warranty length. Sit in and drive all of them before making your decision. We've driven 2015-model-year offerings from all three manufactures and can attest to the fact that it's going to be a difficult decision.

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