If you have made up your mind to buy a new boat to take friends and family to the lake then it may not be possible to tow it around with the old family sedan. Maybe it’s time to upgrade to a truck. If you need to tow a trailer, it’s important to determine which trailers your vehicle can pull.
When to Consider Light-duty Pickup Truck?
Stallons Auto has the best half-ton truck inventory in the Princeton area, with a great selection of models that can fit any driving or towing need. Let’s highlight the towing ability of the half-ton trucks on our lot to help you find the ideal truck.
Light-duty trucks put together a large portion of the pickup truck segment. Common half-ton trucks include models such as Ford F-150, RAM 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and GMC Sierra 1500. Modern “half-ton” trucks very much fall into the GVWR Class 2 list. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) implies the maximum operating weight a truck can safely carry including the truck’s chassis, engine, engine fluids, accessories, fuel, passengers, driver, cargo and the body. Today, these trucks are likely to have a curb weight of around 5000+lbs., payload capacities that range from 1000 lbs. to 3000 lbs., and towing capacity of around 12,000 lbs. depending on the engine, rear-axle ratio, and addition of available options.
Most buyers who buy light-duty trucks have only light commercial truck needs, towing small items such as furniture or moderately sized building supplies or construction equipment. Moreover, these trucks are easy to park and easier to drive on narrow roads common to urban areas.
Overall, there is no set towing capacity for light-duty trucks. Recreational Vehicles (RV) must know the towing and payload capabilities of their specific half-ton truck as these limits are imperative in safely matching a truck and trailer. For instance, a truck with an allowable towing capacity of 12,000 lbs. might seem like the exact fit for a 9,000 lb. travel trailer. However, the 900-lb hitch weight of that trailer may max out the truck’s payload after considering passengers, cargo, and optional equipment.
RV shoppers should also bear in mind that some lightweight-classified trailers can be towed by properly equipped light-duty trucks that are rather large compared to their weight. For example, even if you select a fairly long ultra-light trailer that’s matched properly to your truck, it still can be affected by crosswinds.
Available Trailers from Stallons Auto in Princeton
In addition to a great inventory of used cars and trucks, Stallons Auto is the best local dealer for Delta Trailers and Rice Trailers.
- 2019 Delta 500 ES Stock Trailer – Delta offers these economy trailers for livestock.
- 2018 Rice 14k Magnum Flatbed Equipment, 2020 Rice 9900 Magnum Flatbed -1, – These versatile open trailers are used to transport a variety of products and materials. One of the common products to haul includes flat steel.
- 2020 Rice 7K Magnum Car Hauler – These trailers are used to transport passenger vehicles via truck efficiently.
- 2019 Rice TA Stealth UTILITY, 2019 Rice TA Stealth 16' UTILITY, 2020 Rice Stealth, 2019 Rice Stealth SA UTILITY - They’re apt for carrying motorcycles, ATVs, and snowmobiles during any time of the year.
Your Stallons Auto dealer can help you buy the best light-duty pickup truck for towing near Cadiz. Our professionals can also suggest a trailer that’s perfect for you. Call us today!