How Much Can 1-Ton 3500 Model Trucks Tow? [Ford, GM, Dodge]

Do you have a large camper trailer to tow to the lake?

A one ton pickup can pull a large RV up to 37,000 lbs.

Compare towing capacity of make and models:

Chevy Silverado 3500 Towing Capacity
17,000 with 6.6L V8 gas engine
36,000 lbs with Duramax 6.6L turbo diesel v8 engine




GMC Sierra 3500 diesel
20,000 lbs
21,300 fifth wheel




Dodge Ram 3500 diesel
37,000 lbs

Dodge Ram 3500 gas
18,000 lbs



Ford f35021000 lbs

32,000 lbs with 5th wheel option


The Ford f350 and f450 pickup trucks have similarities and differences.

The f450 costs more by about $13k, has larger brakes and tires. It also has a better turning radius due to wider front. The 450 has larger axle and body. It has a larger fuel tank. The 450 is harder to find at dealers.

If you are towing a 5th wheel then having more braking power is useful.

They have the same engines and are close in towing capacity.

Conventional Towing

F-350: 20,000 lbs
F-450: 24,200 lbs

Goosneck/5th Wheel Towing

F-350: 35,750 lbs
F-450: 37,000 lbs





Weight of travel trailers

Compare to SUV or 2500 trucks.