Originally Posted by parkersdad
Buy a 3/4 ton and a diesel at that. You will thank yourself later. A half ton truck is basically a car.
I disagree. 1/2 tons of today out haul, and out tow their 10 year old 3/4 ton brothers. My 1/2 ton may not tow like a 3/4 ton or 1 ton, but it's certainly no "car". If a driver is within limits, or even has some safety margin with their 1/2 ton truck and is happy with how their rig performs, that's totally okay; the default answer shouldn't always be "go out and get the biggest truck you can't afford." Sometimes you gotta run whatcha brung for now and get a bigger truck when budget or circumstances permit...
Will a bigger truck tow better? Of course. Is it always necessary or even possible to get a bigger truck? No. Run the numbers, do some math (weights and dollars) and make the best decision for your situation. Then get out there and have fun!
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