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Shop TalkFrom Weekend Warrior to Heavy Hitter: Choosing the Right Vehicle for Your Towing Needs


June 21, 2024




Lightweight: Up to 7,000 lbs. Towing Capacity

Trucks and Jeeps in this range are ideal for weekend warriors, offering the capability to handle a surprising amount of gear. You can comfortably tow a variety of options, including small to mid-sized boats, pop-up campers, jet skis, and even small utility trailers. Need to bring a friend's car or some off-road toys? No problem – flat towing or using a tow dolly is manageable within this towing capacity.

Remember: Don't forget to factor in the weight of your gear, passengers, and the trailer itself before you hitch up. Every pound counts!

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Midweight: Up to 9,000 lbs. Towing Capacity

This category unlocks serious off-road capability. Haul mid-size travel trailers for comfort, tackle big fishing trips with larger boats or load up the off-road toys – dirt bikes, side-by-sides, and overflowing utility trailers. The versatility extends beyond recreation. Tow a friend's car, handle heavy equipment with larger utility trailers, or even haul horse trailers and enclosed cargo trailers for specialized adventures.

Pro Tip: Upgrading your suspension with a Rough Country lift kit can help your truck easily handle the extra weight, keeping your ride smooth and comfortable.

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Heavy Hitters: 10,000 lbs. and Up Towing Capacity

These trucks and Jeeps reign supreme in the towing world. They easily tackle the big jobs, allowing you to bring all the comforts of home on extended off-road adventures with luxurious campers. Need to haul a heavy load for a work site? No sweat, these towing beasts can handle it. Think beyond the typical trailer – practically anything with wheels (except maybe a house) is within reach.

Safety First: Invest in a quality weight distribution hitch and trailer brakes when towing heavyweights. This ensures a safe and smooth ride for you, your passengers, and whatever you're hauling.

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The Bottom Line: Hitch Up with Confidence

Remember, exceeding your towing capacity is a recipe for disaster (and nobody wants to be stranded in the middle of nowhere with a broken-down rig). So, choose wisely and tow safely.

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