Originally Posted by trIplEcrOwngIrl
So, I think I need a truck. I was thinking a 4runner for a while, but some reviews I have been reading are saying that they aren't good for towing horses. I have already gotten multiple no's on getting a truck, but maybe if I pay for 1/2 gas or something my parents will let me. So anywho, I need opinions on which truck. I will haul probably only one horse but I need the capacity to haul two. I'm a TB girl, but they are big. My gelding is 16.3hh and I don't know how tall my next horse will be but not taller than 17hh and he will be a TB also. I wan't a two horse or stock trailer. Preferably a two horse but possibly a stock. So what do ya'll think? I REALLY need something with good mpg but also decent towing capacity. Thanks so much guys!!
4 runner... 4 wheel drive? I never hear 4 runner ha ha, but really depending on your location 4WD can be great and can be like ehh not much use. If you live up north like me 4WD - YOU MUST HAVE IT! If you are down south or non snowy areas with lots of mud, its up to you really. And what year you looking at for these trucks? If you can name the years your looking at I can really help you alot more. My girlfriend has a good size TB, he's 15hh and he's a good size. Her grandpa uses a old Chevy 4WD to pull him in a 2 horse trailer, it works well from the sound of it. Im a Dodge guy, always have been and really that's the way I go, for many reasons. If you want to you can post the details, year and stuff your looking at for these trucks and I can try to help you more :) Just a tip for now! Get a truck with atleast 6000lbs + towing. 6000 being on the lower end and for your horse... how much does he weigh if you know? 1600lbs? Really aim for 8000lbs towing capacity to be safe if your doing double horses. And engine size... 318 or 5.3L --- iffy there so anything above 5.3 litre you should be good on power... MPG is around 20 MPG. Towing with any truck its going to drop depending on what your towing. If you got any questions, PM me and ill help! :)