Best Trucks for Towing

Explore Our Top Picks for Tow Focused Trucks in Our Used Inventory in Elkhart

If you've been on the lookout for a trustworthy truck dealer, you've come to the right place. The team here at S & H Motor Sales is known for our robust used inventory, including pre-owned trucks that get the job done. Whether you're shopping for a pickup that's ideal for daily driving on the backroads of South Bend or wants a serious heavy-duty hauler to support your jobsite near Mishawaka, we have the selection for you.

Take a few minutes today to get the breakdown of some of our most popular truck offerings found frequently in our new inventory and how they compare with one another when it comes to towing capacity.

What to Look for in Towing

What Makes for High Towing Numbers?

If you're new to the towing and payload scene, you may be wondering what type of engine and driveline configuration to look for on your journey. If you love the styling of a certain brand but don't know how to get the highest towing numbers out of its configuration options-it's a great idea to learn the basics. These features make for the highest towing numbers possible:

  • Rear-wheel drive
  • A diesel engine as opposed to gas
  • The right tow hitch (this is an aftermarket choice)

It's All in the Name: Top Heavy-Duty Haulers

If you're a Niles, MI area shopper looking for the highest of towing capacities, you'll want to go with models from the brands like Chevy, Ford, GMC, and Ram. These four brands are specifically geared towards producing commercial-grade trucks built to withstand even the heftiest of construction equipment. With the right driveline and hitch attached, big things are possible. Explore this quick rundown of top towing and payload capacity numbers from these brands:

  • Ford Super Duty Lineup (F-250, F-350, and beyond): Tow up to 18,000-pounds and carry up to 7,044-pounds in the bed.
  • Chevy Silverado HD Lineup (2500 HD and 3500 HD): Tow up to 12,500-pounds and carry up to 7,064-pounds in the bed.
  • Ram 3500: Tow up to 14,970-pounds and carry up to 4,644-pounds in the bed.
  • GMC Sierra HD Lineup (2500 HD and 3500HD): Tow up to 14,500-pounds and carry up to 6,950-pounds in the bed.

Trucks for All Towing Adventures

Honorable Mentions if You're Shopping for a Pickup

The aforementioned trucks are big haulers ready to take on a jobsite, but may not be the ideal option for someone who just needs to tug a small boat or trailer behind them on the occasional trip and also wants their truck to double a durable daily driver. Explore the towing capacities of a few entry-level heavy-duty models that are slightly smaller in size, making daily drives more convenient:

  • Ford F-150: Tow up to 11,300-pounds and carry up to 2,238-pounds in the bed.
  • Chevy Silverado 1500: Tow up to 9,700-pounds and carry up to 2,310-pounds in the bed.
  • Ram 1500: Tow up to 8,290-pounds and carry up to 2,322-pounds in the bed.
  • GMC Sierra 1500: Tow up to 9,600-pounds and carry up to 2,310-pounds in the bed.

How to Start the Customized Used Truck Shopping Process Today

Is it time to take the next step towards used truck bliss? Consider our selection by exploring our online used inventory. Then, you can choose to value your trade-in with just a few quick steps online. We make the car selling process easy, regardless of whether you buy from us or not. Find directions to our dealership today to begin your test drive journey, and decide on the right model for your lifestyle on the streets of Edwardsburg, MI.

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    51466 State Road 19
    Elkhart, IN 46514

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