The best RV sport hauler trucks for the money

With all the options out there to choose from these days, it’s hard to know what the best RV sports hauler trucks are that will tow your trailer from Eugene to Montana without having to stop and catch its breath.

When considering our top choices for tow rigs, keep in mind the following things:

Can I live with this vehicle day in and day out?
Does it have enough capacity to tow my trailer?
Will it haul the family and our gear?

Our Top 5 choices:

The 1-Ton. If you’re towing the RV that also houses your race car or your four ATVs, we suggest a 3500 HD Diesel Crew Cab Dually. These babies can pull a 40-foot gooseneck trailer easily to and from the track in Portland or the sand dunes in Florence. However, it’s not a great daily driver. If you want to pull a gooseneck less than 20,000 pounds or perhaps your fifth wheel, a better option might be a single rear axle. You’ll get all the power you want for hauling, but still have something that’s practical and comfortable enough for your commute to work.

The 3/4-Ton. Optimal for towing less than 13,000 pounds, a 3/4-Ton will give you the versatility of a truck with the comfort and quietness of a car. The 2500 Dodge Ram with the Cummins Diesel is a great option. We especially like these models because several come with an exhaust brake standard. This enhances safety and control when braking on those long downhill grades through the Cascades.

The 1/2-Ton. It wasn’t so long ago that if you wanted to tow close to 10,000 pounds, you had better have a diesel or you won’t getting very far. We’re happy to report that things have changed and that’s one of the main reasons we’ve selected the Chevy Silverado for our best 1/2-Ton RV hauler. It has the towing capacity you need in a gas engine, with all the creature comforts that one could ask for. We especially like that you can

The Full-Size SUV. There’s a reason that this SUV has been a standard for decades and is our choice for Full-Size SUV. The Chevrolet Suburban tows 8,000 pounds easily and does so much more efficiently than it has in years past. Plus, there’s tons of room for your family, gear, and dogs.

A Mid-Size SUV. If you haul the boat or a featherlight trailer, a Mid-Size SUV with a V-6 is the way to go. These SUVs have room for everything and won’t break the bank on fuel and service.

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