I've mentioned before that I'm not a huge truck guy and as such this question might be kind of stupid but why do the truck manufacturers offer the 3/4 ton (2500) trucks?
We were out in Yellowstone National Park this past weekend and we were staying in the hard-sided camper area. As I was walking around I noticed that most folks pulling large campers were using one ton trucks but there were also a few 3/4 ton trucks. From my quick look at the specs the 2500 and 3500 trucks are virtually identical in specs with the 3500's obviously having a few advantages. Price wise, the two variants do not differ very much. This leads me to question why 2500 trucks exist. Would it not be better to just offer the 1500 and 3500 trucks?