Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Murphysboro, IL
It really does depend on your towing needs. I've been looking for a bigger truck, but I don't like domestic trucks so it's a little harder to find a moderately priced foreign truck the way I would like. Trailering is not a huge concern for me so I am in no rush on the truck.
I have a 2-3 horse slant/stock trailer(bumper) that I pull fine with a 2000 RWD 3rd door 4.7 V8 Toyota Tundra. You can feel it with a full load on a steep hill on the back of the truck, but otherwise, for how often I trailer it works lovely.
I'd like to stick with Toyota because I find them more versatile than domestic trucks, though newer trucks from certain companies are getting much better, I still find Toyota to be my preferred maker.
If you want to tow bigger trailers and more horses, like others, I would suggest, at least, a half ton and if you get a fifth wheel hitch for gooseneck trailers, make sure it is a sliding hitch, so it will decrease the chances of having the front end of your trailer in your cab.