Best truck for pulling a horse trailer? - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Life Beyond Horses > Cars and Trucks

Best truck for pulling a horse trailer?

This is a discussion on Best truck for pulling a horse trailer? within the Cars and Trucks forums, part of the Life Beyond Horses category
  • Best Trucks for Towing Horses forum
  • Top rated 2011 trucks for towing horse trailers

Like Tree1Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    10-01-2012, 03:51 PM
  #11
Yearling
That's what my grandpa is best at, haggling! Lol
Posted via Mobile Device
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    12-22-2012, 10:07 PM
  #12
Foal
A half ton would do what you are wanting, but when looking look at the 3/4 tons because now days with fuel costs people are dumping 3/4 tons for cheaper than half tons, well that's just what I have noticed.

My first vehicle was a truck as well, wouldn't have it any other way for what I was doing. So I got a toyota pick-up with v6 had sunroof and was midnight blue. I couldn't keep the girls out of my truck. ;) I abused that poor little truck, jumped it on the motocross track a lot, hauled 2 tons of feed home on the freeway in the bed(dump so don't do that), and that thing was still running good when I sold it. But getting a fullsize truck makes a big difference. Good luck to you I hope you find a nice one.
     
    01-01-2013, 01:01 AM
  #13
Foal
My dad's 86 F150 hauls fairly well our horse trailer but I personally would rather haul with our 02 F250 V10. Main reason is more power and heavier being more stable on the roads. I am 16 also and everytime I have hauled I prefer using our F250 over any of our trucks. My personal truck is a 88 F150 and love it but I haven't had it running to tell you how it hauls.
Trav
     
    01-01-2013, 07:37 AM
  #14
Green Broke
There's no such thing as "AN" F150, there is a huge range of differences in trucks, and what they can tow, "150, 250, 350, " is about what cargo can go in the bed, and the springs and steering can deal with. It has zero to do with towing. AN F150 with 331 gears and a 4.2 V-6, can't tow 3000 lbs very well. My last F150 had a 5.4 HO, 4.10 gears, and max tow package and could tow 10,000.
If you are shoppig for a 150/1500 and plan on towing you really have to pay attention on installed options, most importantly which engine and rearend it has. Something used dealers generally never know, or will lie about. You need to be able to pull the axel codes and look them up.
On the other hand almost all 250/2500's are set up for basic towing up to around 8000 lbs.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Truck & Trailer advise AnitaAnne Horse Trailers 24 11-18-2013 01:27 PM
Big semi truck trailer 4 horse transport. Singh559 Horse Trailers 3 03-23-2012 03:27 PM
Truck and trailer for sale bobbyc Horse Trailers 0 12-08-2011 12:14 PM
Combined truck/trailer? Shenandoah Horse Trailers 2 08-30-2010 07:03 AM
Truck bed camper and horse trailer? snoggle Horse Trailers 2 08-26-2010 05:40 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0