FIND THE VEHICLE THAT FITS YOUR LIFE
Capability is the key. Whether you're towing 5 tons or 15, there's a Ram Brand vehicle that meet your needs and then some. So before you head out to the dealership, it's important to know how much capability you need.
THE RIGHT TRUCK FOR YOUR TOYS
Don't let the term "light-duty" fool you. The All-New 2019 Ram 1500 can handle quite a bit. It offers the perfect combination of power and efficiency. If you'll be towing boats, ATVs or trailers, this is the truck for you.
HERE FOR THE LONG HAUL, HEAVY HAUL AND BIG HAUL
Heavy-duty trucks can handle serious cargo, like construction equipment and other heavy commercial loads. But if your recreational towing needs include a horse trailer or an RV, you too may need the extra capability of a Ram 2500 or 3500.
Knowing your Gross Combined Vehicle Weight (GCVW) will give you an idea of how much capability you'll need. You've got to account for each piece of the puzzle—passengers, cargo and everything in tow. Add up those weights to find your GCVW.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is the total maximum allowable weight of a fully loaded vehicle, including passengers and payload—but excluding all towing. This is the total amount of curb weight, cargo weight and passenger weight combined.
Gross Trailer Weight Rating
The Gross Trailer Weight Rating is the total weight of the trailer plus the maximum allowable cargo in it.
Gross Combined Weight Rating
The Gross Combined Weight Rating is the maximum allowable weight of the towing vehicle and the loaded trailer—including all cargo and passengers—that the vehicle can handle without risking damage.
MAX PAYLOAD OR MAX TOWING?
THEY BOTH AFFECT EACH OTHER
One thing that often surprises first-time truck buyers is that towing and payload weights affect each other. If you're carrying a heavy payload, make sure to lighten your trailer load and vice versa.
WHICH FEATURES AFFECT TOWING?
The way your truck is built affects what it can do. Features like cab size, box length, wheel drive system and transmission all influence how much your truck can tow and haul.