3/4 & 1 ton trucks
My wife and I would like to upgrade from a travel trailer to a 5th wheel within the next year so we can travel more comfortably when we retire. That means giving up my beloved 2019 Tundra for a 3/4 or, preferably, a 1 ton truck. You haven't had much good to say about the big 3, and my research doesn't give me much hope, so I was wondering what the lesser of three evils might be between Ford, Chevy/GMC, or Dodge? They all seem to have various problems so I am wondering if it's even worth pursuing.
I would go for a Ford F-250 or greater. Ford Ford light duty pickups anymore are made for pavement princesses with all of the electronics, not work. Dodge used to be good when they were Cummins turbodiesel-powered trucks. They were just notorious for rust. My father-in-law has a 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 with a turbodiesel made by Cummins, the frame is good, but cosmetically it's horrible. Now, they have Italian-made engines and aren't nearly as reliable over the long term.
It sounds like Ford is the winner of the losers. I think that we will keep the Tundra and get a nicer travel trailer. After all, it's still practically brand new at 38,000 miles and only four years old!