Can You Tow an RV With a Box Truck?

Towing an RV, or recreational vehicle, with a box truck is a great way to enjoy camping trips without having to invest in a full-sized motor home. While it may not be the most comfortable option for long trips, it can be a great way to get out and explore the outdoors with friends and family. But before you set out on your journey, you need to make sure your box truck is up for the task.

The first thing you’ll need to consider when deciding whether or not you can tow an RV with a box truck is the size of the RV. Most box trucks have limited towing capacity due to their smaller size, so it’s important to check the manufacturer’s guidelines for your specific model before attempting to tow an RV.

Generally speaking, a box truck should be able to tow any RV that weighs less than 8,000 lbs (3.6 metric tons). If you plan on buying an RV that falls within this weight range, then you should be in good shape.

Next, you’ll need to make sure that your box truck has the right equipment for properly hauling an RV. You’ll want to make sure that your vehicle has trailer brakes installed and that they are in good working condition. Additionally, you’ll need a trailer hitch receiver and ball mount as well as safety chains and wiring harnesses for connecting your vehicle’s electrical system to the RV.

Finally, it’s important to keep in mind that driving with an RV attached can be tough on any vehicle – even ones specifically designed for hauling large loads. Make sure you take all of these factors into consideration before setting out on your journey. It may also be wise to consider renting or borrowing a larger vehicle if possible.


In conclusion, it is possible to tow an RV with a box truck – however, it’s important that all necessary precautions are taken before setting out on your journey. It’s always best practice to check manufacturer guidelines regarding size and weight limits of your particular model of box truck before attempting any kind of load-bearing task such as this one. Additionally, make sure all necessary equipment is installed and working correctly before setting off.

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Karen Watkins