Modern day trucks are more capable and nimbler than ever before. With diesel engines quieter and more efficient than gas, there are a number of great brands to choose from. Joanna's daily driver is a 2020 3500 Ram Laramie, Cummins 6.7, 4x4, Crew cab, short bed, with a suite of wonderful LV designed aftermarket features!
We recommend a full-size truck that has a towing capacity of at least 16,000 lbs. for a CORE configuration and 18,000 lbs. for a PRO. Equally important is the truck has payload rating of at least 3,000 lbs. to ensure you have enough power to carry all your passengers and gear while carrying a trailer on the hitch.
These requirements typically result in a truck that’s either a ¾ or 1-ton configuration (250/2500 or 350/3500 respectively). We highly recommend diesel for the increased capacity and numerous towing features that come standard with a diesel engine. We also recommend a 4x4 setup for off-road and 4-season travel. The major brand truck sites offer simple configurators to determine make, model, and configuration information with respect to towing capability.
The 2021 Living Vehicle has a base weight of 11,500 and GVWR is 16,000. Depending on what model or configuration you choose, weights will increase from there. Prior to purchasing a truck, please contact Living Vehicle Sales to confirm the truck will be a good fit for your planned configuration.
For more information, take a look at our guide to finding a tow vehicle here.