Introducing Our Favorite Vehicles for Towing
RAM trucks are notorious for their capability. They can handle the toughest jobs yet still offer a spacious and refined cabin to help ease the pain of the day-to-day commute or for when you want to hit the road for a weekend adventure. If you need a vehicle for towing, there really isn’t anything like a RAM truck.
Towing Terms Explained
If you’re new to the market and trying to evaluate towing capabilities and features, there are a few terms to know.
GAWR: Gross Axle Weight Rating is the maximum weight to be carried by a single axle – front and rear. The rear axles will usually have a higher rating since they are doing the majority of the work when it comes to hauling and towing.
GCWR: Gross Combined Weight Rating is the maximum allowable weight of your vehicle and loaded trailer — including all cargo and passengers.
Towing Capacity: This is how much your truck can pull behind it. The 2019 RAM 1500 offers Best-in-Class V8 engine towing of up to 12,750 pounds.
Payload: This is the combined maximum allowable weight that the truck is designed to carry. The RAM 1500 max payload ranges from 1,180-2,300 pounds.
RAM Models Great for Towing
RAM trucks certainly have the capability and durability to handle any towing task. The RAM 1500 is an all-around excellent vehicle and can tackle most every day towing needs. If you equip your RAM 1500 with the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine with eTorque Hybrid Technology, you will have Best-in-Class towing capacity. If your towing needs require more heavy lifting, then either the RAM 2500 or RAM 3500 is what you need. The 2019 RAM 2500 can tow up to 19,780 pounds and the 2019 RAM 3500 can tow up to 35,100 pounds! That’s more than any other heavy-duty diesel truck in its class.
If you’re unsure which vehicle suits your needs, stop by RAM dealership and ask our team. They are towing experts and will answer all of your questions. While many visit us for their RAM truck needs, we also offer an extensive inventory of Jeep® and Dodge SUVs that have great towing capability for recreational applications. Be sure to check our new vehicle specials in Bossier City on our website!
If you searching for a RAM dealer near me Shreveport, LA, look no further than Landers Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM. We have a vast inventory of vehicles fit to handle whatever towing task you may have.