Can a 1/2 Ton Truck Carry a Camper?
For a one-ton truck, you will need to decide whether you want a dually or single-rear-wheel. Ford and Ram no more offer short-bed dually options. Short bed dual rear wheel trucks require careful measurements and fitment considerations. The decision also depends on how much weight your camper will weigh when fully loaded. So, take a moment to think about these factors before you purchase a truck.
The Cirrus 670 is one of the most popular options for truck campers. This truck trailer is lightweight thanks to its aluminum and kisaboard structure. The outside dividers are made of fiberglass or azdel. It has plenty of storage space for all of your essential items and is very durable. Although most truck campers aren’t capable of carrying a full truck load, the Cirrus670 can carry up to half a ton.
The interior weight of the Lance650 for 1/2 ton trucks is 2,181 lbs when it comes with all its options. It comes with a full propane tank and water tank. The weight of the battery is not included, which adds 65 pounds to the weight of the Lance 650’s predecessor. The 650 has a floor length of six feet 10 inches. It sleeps three comfortably and has all the necessary amenities to make your trip comfortable.
Four Wheel campers are lightweight, open-air travel trailers. It doesn’t have any upper cabinets and comes with a small refrigerator. It also comes equipped with two ten-pound propane tanks. These tanks are lighter to transport and can be used in place of the 20-pound vertical ones. A 1/2 ton truck can easily haul this camper and is a great match for a small family on the road.
The Capri RV features a standard floor plan with a forward-facing dinette. The kitchen has a single basin stainless sink, a flush-mount propane cooktop with two burners, microwave and a Dometic refrigerator measuring three cubic feet. A hollow middle cabinet underneath the counter adds additional storage space. Its east-west configuration and optional snap-on blackout shades add comfort and insulation.
Although most people believe that a Nissan Titan half-ton truck can’t tow a camper trailer, that is incorrect. The Titan is a capable half ton truck that can tow a camper, though there are some limitations to its payload. Half-ton pickups have a payload limit of 1500 pounds. This would severely limit the Titan’s ability to tow campers.