Best Pickup Trucks to Tow an RV

Best Pickup Trucks to Tow an RV
Published Tuesday, March 3, 2020
by Feature Staff

When you travel across the Colorado mountains, you need a powerful vehicle to take your things. Naturally, a pickup truck is the perfect fit. Rather than drive a large, bulky RV to your campground, look for the best pickup truck to tow an RV. The trucks on this list are strong and durable for any on- or off-road conditions, so keep these in mind before your next camping trip.

Honda Ridgeline

The Ridgeline is Honda's pickup truck, and it ranks as one of the top compact trucks available. Since the first generation in 2006, the Ridgeline features a high-strength steel chassis with a powertrain specifically designed for heavy hauling and towing. The current second-generation Ridgeline offers a maximum towing capacity at 5,000 pounds and a maximum payload of 1,586 pounds.

Toyota Tundra

The Toyota Tundra is another great pickup truck with some serious towing power. With a maximum towing capacity of 10,200 pounds, it's only natural it would make this list. The Toyota Tundra has a 5.7L V8 engine for extra power. Although the fuel-efficiency is relatively low, the TRD Off-Road and TRD Pro trim levels offer great off-road capabilities perfect for camping and outdoor activities.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The Chevrolet Silverado is a legacy in its class. The large bed and powertrain options allow you to pack many items along on any excursion. One can pick between a 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel, or a 5.3L or 6.2L V8 with DFM and Max Trailering Package engines. Also, the Silverado offers an amazing 12,100 pounds of towing and 7,100 pounds of payload.

Ford Raptor

The Ford Raptor is technically part of the F-150 family, but it's so powerful it deserves its own honorable mention. Designed primarily for off-roading, there's no debate that the Raptor would be a great option to tow an RV or any travel trailer. In fact, its towing and payload are some of the many reasons to go off-roading in your Raptor. The maximum towing capacity of 8,000 pounds ensures smooth towing for boats, RVs, or heavy trailers across any terrain. may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase products or services through links in an article. Prices, when displayed, are accurate at the time of publication but may change over time. Commissions do not influence editorial independence.

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