What are the Best 2018 Trucks for Hunting Dog Boxes
Whether you are hunting turkey, bear, squirrel, wild boar, elk, rabbit, pheasant or goose, there is a good chance you need to travel with your hunting dogs. This is as easy as throwing them in your truck but some of the best hunters will want to keep their dogs in a dog box for longer trips. This is especially true when you several dogs you are taking for a hunting trip. So, what are the best trucks in 2018 to equip with a dog box?
As always, the most popular trucks are the Ford F150, the Chevrolet Silverado and the Ram. These are the trucks that are the largest and easiest to install when it comes to a dog box. If you buy a Toyota Tacoma, new Ford Ranger or Honda Ridgeline you may find that the bed of the truck is simply not big enough to hold the dog box you want to buy.
Dog boxes can cost anywhere from $200 to $1500 depending on the size, if it is steel or aluminum and other accessories. If you are going to spend $1000 on a dog box and you are going to spend thousands of dollars on hunting trips and hunting equipment, you’d better get a truck that can handle your dogs and your equipment.
When it comes to a Chevy Silverado, Ford F150 or Ram 1500 you are going to find that eight foot beds are available. A brand new 2018 model pickup truck can cost as much as $60,000. Rather than getting a loaded new truck it is always a good option to look at used trucks on Craigslist, AutoTrader or in the local newspaper. You can get an older model for about half as much. You are going to get this truck dirty and beat it up anyway so why buy a brand new one?
You may also want to think about gas mileage when it comes to a hunting truck. We understand the Ram 1500 gets the best gas mileage of the big three most popular trucks. For this reason, this might be the most affordable and best option for those that will be driving hundreds of miles to hunt.
If money is not an issue, we strongly suggest looking at both the brand new Ford F150 and Chevy Silverado. Both of these trucks are gorgeous and will offer you plenty of room for all your hunting equipment and to put your dogs in the back.
What truck do you currently drive? Are you planning on getting a new hunting truck in 2018?