Load Up, Get Hitched and Hit the Road
November 10, 2014
Towing is about more than just power – it is an art form.
The skill and patience to safely deliver a heavy load, to properly back a trailer into a tight spot, and to keep a trailer going straight down a highway — require practice and an understanding of your truck’s capabilities. However, if you do your homework regarding proper equipment and practices, the process soon becomes almost second nature.
Back to School
Welcome to Ram Trucks School of Towing, three tutorial videos, each focused on one important aspect of towing.
Ram Trucks School of Towing: How to Connect a Receiver Hitch
Ram Trucks School of Towing: How to Connect a Gooseneck Hitch
Ram Trucks School of Towing: How to Connect a Fifth Wheel in 5 Easy Steps
Ram Truck Brand launches the 2015 model year lineup, which includes best-in-class one-ton towing capability of 30,000 pounds.
Head of the Class
Beginning with the 2015 model year, Ram will become the first automaker to adopt the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2807 standardized tow rating practices across all three fullsize pickup truck segments, including the ½-ton Ram 1500, ¾-ton Ram 2500 Heavy Duty and one-ton “King of the Hill” Ram 3500 Heavy Duty.
2015 Ram SAE J2807 towing capacities:
Ram 1500 V-6 with 3.6-liter gasoline Pentastar – Unsurpassed 7,600 pounds
Ram 1500 V-6 with 3.0-liter EcoDiesel – Best-in-class 9,200 pounds
Ram 1500 V-8 with 5.7-liter gasoline HEMI – 10,650 pounds
Ram 2500 V-8 with 6.4-liter gasoline HEMI – 16,300 pounds
Ram 2500 with 6.7-liter Cummins diesel – Best-in-class 17,970 pounds
Ram 3500 V-8 with 6.4-liter gasoline HEMI – 16,420 pounds
Ram 3500 with 6.7-liter Cummins diesel – Best-in-class 30,000 pounds
Learn more about the proper way to load cargo, towing and driving with a trailer with Ram Trucks how-to guides. Additionally, a complete guide, including towing specs, and common towing terminology, weight estimates on trailers, boats, cars, RVs, construction equipment, upfits and building materials is available at http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/towing_guide/.