How Much RAM Towing Power Do You Need?

RAM 3500 towing a 5th wheel RV

The utility of owning a powerful RAM truck on moving day, camping day, fishing day, or a regular workday is well known. But just how much RAM towing power do you actually need? Today, we’re reviewing the towing power of the RAM truck lineup. We’ll let you know what you can tow in each of the popular RAM truck models to help you choose the right RAM for your needs.

Determining Towing Capacity

There are two main numbers to keep in mind if you plan to regularly use your RAM truck to tow large loads. The first is the weight of what you need to tow. Before you decide which vehicle to purchase identify what you plan to use it for. Are you planning on hauling a  1,000-pound fishing boat, or  7,500 pounds of construction material? Here are the average weights of commonly towed cargo.

Next, take a look at your preferred model’s gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). The GVWR will tell you the maximum weight each vehicle can carry, including passengers and payload.

Finally, compare the two numbers to determine if the RAM model you’ve got your eye on has enough towing power to get the job done. Or, once you’ve identified what you’ll be hauling, just plug the weight into RAM’s online towing capacity tool to help you find the right truck.

The Light Duty Towers – RAM 1500 and 1500 Classic

The RAM 1500 and the 1500 Classic are the light-duty models in the RAM line-up. But we have to admit, we’re pretty impressed by what RAM considers to be “light-duty”.  These two workhorses are powerful enough to carry fishing boats, travel trailers, or even cars of average weight. Throw in a HEMI and you can tow even more.

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The Heavy Weight Champs – RAM 2500 and RAM 3500

Does your family like to spend all summer in your fifth-wheel RV? No problem. In the heavy-duty range, RAM offers the stylish and capable RAM 2500 and RAM 3500. The RAM 2500 can handle lugging sailboats and RVs. The RAM 3500, with its Turbo Diesel I6 engine, can even tow flatbeds and livestock trailers.

Ready to start hauling? The representatives at Cavender Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM can help you select the right truck for your towing needs, and make sure it meets all of your other must-haves as well.

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