Truck Towing Capacity by Brand

Before you take home a new RV, whether you’re wanting a small teardrop camper or you’re wanting to haul a serious fifth wheel luxury RV, you want to make sure that your vehicle is going to be able to handle the weight. While it’s important to know that no two trailers are going to be the same in terms of their dry weight, it’s still good to have a rule of thumb regarding the type of vehicle that you should look for and the towing capacity that it can provide. Below is our guide to some of the most popular brands of trucks on the road today and their towing capacities when they are fully equipped with the strongest engine and maximum towing packages equipped.

Take a look at this towing guide below, then once you’re ready to see the inventory of RVs at SMP RV, let our team know and we’ll help to pick the one that fits your family’s needs no matter what the great outdoors calls for around Prince George and Burns Lake.

Maximum Towing Capacity by Engine

Below you’ll find some of the most popular truck brands on the market, However, it’s important to know that these figures are based upon their maximum capacity and when fully equipped. You should always consult with your owner’s manual to see what your vehicle’s towing rating is. 


2022 Ford F-150

3.5L EcoBoost® V6

  • Horsepower: 400 hp
  • Torque: 500 lb-ft
  • Payload Capacity: 3,250 pounds
  • Towing Capacity: 14,000 pounds

2023 RAM 1500 

5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine

  • Horsepower: 395 hp
  • Torque: 410 lb-ft
  • Payload Capacity: 2,335 pounds
  • Towing capacity: 12,750 pounds

2022 RAM 2500

6.4L HEMI® V8 Engine 

  • Horsepower: 410 hp
  • Torque: 429 lb-ft of torque
  • Payload Capacity: 4,010 Pounds
  • Towing Capacity: 15,040 Pounds

2022 Silverado 1500 

6.2L EcoTec3 V8 w/ Dynamic Fuel Management

  • Horsepower: 420 hp
  • Torque: 460 lb-ft
  • Payload Capacity: 2,030 pounds
  • Towing Capacity: 13,300 pounds 

2023 GMC Sierra 1500

6.2L EcoTec3 V8 

  • Horsepower: 420 hp
  • Torque: 460 lb-ft
  • Payload Capacity: 2,250 pounds
  • Towing Capacity: 11,800 pounds

2023 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty 3500

6.6L Duramax Turbo Diesel V8

  • Horsepower: 445 hp
  • Torque: 910 lb-ft
  • Payload Capacity: 7,442 pounds
  • Towing Capacity: 36,000 pounds

2023 Toyota Tacoma 

3.5L V6 engine

  • Horsepower: 278 hp
  • Torque: 265 lb-ft
  • Payload Capacity: 1,155 pounds
  • Towing Capacity: 6,800 pounds 

2023 Toyota Tundra 

i-FORCE MAX Twin-Turbo V6

  • Horsepower: 437 hp
  • Torque: 583 lb-ft
  • Payload Capacity: 1,600 pounds
  • Towing Capacity: 12,000 pounds

2023 Nissan Titan 

Endurance® V8

  • Horsepower: 400
  • Torque: 413 lb-ft
  • Payload Capacity: 2,030 pounds
  • Towing Capacity: 11,033 pounds

2023 Nissan Frontier

3.8L V6

  • Horsepower: 310 hp
  • Torque: 281 lb-ft
  • Payload Capacity: 2408 pounds
  • Towing Capacity: 6,720 pounds 

Camper Weight Categories

Before you take home a new RV or camper, knowing how much each model weighs is important, as it gives you a sense of just how much your car, truck, or SUV is capable of handling. And while no two campers are made the same, the most important thing to remember is that these estimates do not include the camping supplies and added weight of passengers. For safety, it’s also advised to leave at least 1 to 2,000 lbs of room to spare between the towing capacity maximum of your vehicle and your camper except for the Ultralight model.

Ultralight: Approximately 900 pounds

Small: Approximately 1,600 pounds

Medium-Light: Approximately 2,500 pounds

Medium: Approximately 3,500 pounds

Medium-Heavy: Approximately 8,000 pounds

Heavy: Approximately 13,000 pounds

Extra Heavy: Approximately 24,000 pounds

Find Your New RV Today at SMP RV

Whether you’re looking for a medium sized camper for the family or you have a luxury extra heavy weight fifth wheel, you’ll be more capable than ever when you trust the team at SMP RV. Contact us today for any assistance you might need with your RV selection, and don’t forget to apply for financing from the comfort of your own home in Houston once you find the model that works best for you.