What is the best truck for pulling your trailer?
There are a lot of truck choices and a lot of trailer choices. So which truck should you buy to pull your trailer? It really depends on usage and trailer weight. Consider the below comparisons when choosing a truck for your trailer.
Light Duty vs. Heavy Duty
Frequency of use matters. If you occasionally tow a boat to the lake, a light-duty truck should do the trick. For large trailers, five-wheel campers and bigger boats, heavy-duty trucks probably would be your best choice. Also, Heavy-duty trucks are made for the long haulers that tow on a consistent basis; so if you're towing on a consistent basis you might also want to consider the bigger truck option.
Gas vs. Diesel
Diesel engines tend to cost more. They typically have a bigger towing capacity and can achieve better fuel efficiency averages. So if you're considering a heavy duty truck, you might want to consider a diesel engine. If you're not someone that tows trailers often, then a gas engine should do just fine.
4 X 4 Trucks
Four-wheel-drive trucks usually have a lower towing capacity. They are also less fuel efficient than two-wheel drive models. With that in mind, buying a 4 X 4 truck should be a choice based on the terrain you drive one. For example, slippery boat ramps or off-road destinations would demand a 4 X 4.