Originally Posted by kcbrockett
We used to have a 26' travel trailer that I used my 2002 F-150 Supercab with a V-6! Just depends on how you drive the vehicle! Weve taken many trips up to Inks Lake and never had a problem other than loosing some speed going up the hill, sold it to get a boat, now pulling a 21ft Bayliner about 4,000lbs..... Travel trailer was about 3700 empty....Never serviced transmission or engine and have over 150,000miles on it now and still runs like new! So if your thinking truck might not handle it, think again cause it probly will.
I am not sure what you mean by "how you drive the vehicle". I floored the pedal and it made 60 miles/hr max. It had 3.73 differential and was a V-8. The trip out to Garner State Park I never got past 55 miles/hr. Thank god the transmission did not blow until after we got home from the trip.
I now have a Ford F250 7.3 diesel for the tow job and I do not even feel the trailer behind me.
It could be the Dodge being a poor truck. I heard a lot of good feedback on the F150, but decided to go all the way for a diesel. In the long run if I decide to go 5th wheel I don't have to change vehicle again.