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What Size Truck is Recommended for Towing a 16,000 Pound 5th Wheel Trailer


what size truck to pull a 16000lb fifth wheel?

asked by: phil

Expert Reply:

While there is not a specific truck size required, to maximize towing capacity and minimize wear and tear on the drive train of the truck, I would recommend a full size, 3/4 ton truck like the Ford F-250, Chevy or GMC 2500, or Dodge Ram 2500 Series.

I would recommend a truck with the 8 foot bed if possible, which would eliminate the need for a sliding hitch or a replacement pin box for the fifth wheel. That is not to say that other trucks are incapable so you will need to check the towing capacities of the truck to determine if it is capable of towing a 16,000 pound 5th wheel trailer.

I would also choose a truck with the full tow package that includes the trailer connector and associated wiring. I have included a link to 5th wheel towing information below.

expert reply by: Mike L

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Reese Select Plus 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs

Reese Select Plus 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs

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Product Summary:

Fixed Fifth Wheel

Hitch Only

5000 lbs TW

20000 lbs GTW

Product Specs:

Premium - Single-Hook Jaw

Double Pivot

14 - 16 Inch Tall

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