If you're looking for a used truck to handle all of your toughest towing needs, you'll find a huge inventory of options at Fred Beans Used. Whether you'll need to tow a trailer full of cargo, pull your boat to the water, or transport a large mobile home, you'll find a selection of used trucks that have the muscle to handle the job without breaking a sweat.

We've put together this list of the best used trucks for towing, so you can decide which option is best suited to your particular needs for your drives around Philadelphia, Doylestown, Flemington, and Mechanicsburg.

 Every model year of each truck will offer slightly different specs, so keep that in mind during your search. A good rule is to set your budget and then shop for only models and years that fall easily within your budget, choosing an option with at least 10% more power than you'll need for your typical load.
Here, we'll choose a model year of each truck to feature so that you can get an idea of its capability, but be sure to research the particular model year you choose before you buy to make sure it's equipped to handle your towing needs.

Vital Specs to Consider

The most important things to consider when purchasing a used truck for towing are its horsepower, torque, payload capacity, and towing capacity. Here's why you need them: 
  • Horsepower: Allows you to accelerate quickly to highway speeds and maintain a quick cruising speed.
  • Torque: Torque is the most important spec for towing heavy loads. Strong engine torque provides the power you need to get your truck moving from a complete stop, even when pulling heavy weight. It's also helpful for pulling the vehicle up steep hills.
  • Payload capacity: The amount of weight that you can carry in the bed of your pickup.
  • Towing capacity: The amount of weight that you can hook up to your truck and tow with you.

Chevy Avalanche

The 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche pickup truck offers 320 horsepower and 335 lb-ft of torque. Its maximum payload is 1,326 pounds, and it can easily tow up to 8,100 pounds when properly equipped.

Ford F-150

  The 2017 Ford F-150 offers 282 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque. You'll be able to carry a payload of 1,900 pounds or a trailer that weighs up to 12,000 pounds. This truck is great for towing seriously heavy weight, such as a mobile home or RV.

Ram 1500

With the 2017 Ram 1500, you'll have 205 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. You'll be able to haul a payload of 1,520 pounds, and the towing capacity is 8,630 pounds.

GMC Sierra 1500

The 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup offers 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. Maximum payload capacity is 1,920 pounds, and you can tow up to 8,700 pounds when properly equipped.

Come Visit Us!

Any one of these trucks would be wonderful for towing your largest loads around Philadelphia, Doylestown, Flemington, and Mechanicsburg, making them the best used trucks for towing. Plus, all of them are in stock at Fred Beans Used! To get a look for yourself, stop by one of our dealerships or browse our online inventory. When you're ready, you can contact us to schedule a test drive.
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