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Which pickup should I buy for towing


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What full sized truck do you recommend, 2020-2023? Pull a trailer under 10,000 lbs infrequently.

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It's difficult to recommend too fresh vehicles. In general, stick to naturally aspirated V8 engines if you live in America.

Scotty has already reviewed some of them


Welcome new member.

This topic has come up a few times in the last year or so.  You will get a broader range of opinions if you check the search feature above.  

As a general answer, there are no great choices, a few good choices, and lots of bad ones.

Good luck.

(PS: I had a V8 Tundra in the past, a GMC with the 3.0 Duramax currently.  Happy with both.)


I lean toward a Tundra, but I think the max the V8 version could tow was right at 10k. If that is the case, I would never tow a trailer over about 8k pounds fully loaded, at the most.

If you are towing close to 10k, you will likely need a heavy duty truck. I think all light duty trucks have about the same max rating. I would suggest a heavy duty. Again, if your camper max is only about 8k, I would tow that with the right Tundra, meaning one with the highest tow rating.

Just because you CAN tow 10k, doesn't mean it is a good idea.