RAM Towing Capacity Guide: Towing & Payload Specs

Big M CDJR - RAM Towing Capacity Guide (FAQ)

RAM towing capacity, get your RAM towing capacity here! We've got RAM 1500 towing capacity! We've got RAM 2500 towing capacity! We've got RAM 3500 towing capacity! Want a side of payload capacity? We've got that too! All of your towing number needs are met!

What do you want to know when it comes to towing? Well, we'll tell you what you should know: the numbers. If you try to tow above your RAM towing capacity, things are going to get really dicey out there on the road. That's why it's important to know the exact tow rating for your vehicle. It might help to know a little bit about your payload capacity, too. Let's dive into the details on how you can dodge all danger when it comes to any towing task! But first thing's first: get one of our new RAM trucks for sale, the most important piece of the puzzle when it comes to towing.

RAM 1500 Towing Capacity

Guts. Glory. Towing. That's what the RAM 1500 for sale, and all RAM models, are all about. RAM trucks aren't some dainty little sedans that can't tow a trailer to save their lives. RAM is built for the biggest, baddest, most brutal towing jobs you can think of. And we haven't even gotten to the 2500 or 3500 models yet.

If you're looking at the 2021 model RAM 1500 towing capacity, you'll be able to tow up to a maximum of 12,750 lbs., when properly equipped. Some models get a max of 7,730 lbs. towing capacity, so make sure to check your owner's manual to see what capacity matches your specific configuration. Need to carry some materials that can't be towed safely? Put 'em in the bed and forget about it! Well, we don't actually recommend forgetting about it, but with the max payload capacity of 2,300 lbs, you can carry almost anything with confidence.

RAM 2500 Towing Capacity

RAM towing capacity receives a major upgrade with the 2021 model. With the extra 1,000 added to the name, you get more than just 1,000 extra lbs. of towing capacity. Your minimum towing capacity is 17,540 lbs. for the 2021 RAM 2500.

If you get all the fancy bells and whistles added alongside the best of the best performance-enhancing additions, you can get up to an incredible maximum of 19,680 lbs. of towing capacity when equipped with the 6.7L Turbo Cummins diesel engine. Who can beat that?

Payload capacity gets an upgrade with the RAM 2500 for sale, too. The max jumps nearly double from the previous model, with the RAM 2500 being able to carry 4,010 lbs. in its bed, at most. The lowest estimated payload capacity you'll see is 3,160 lbs. which isn't bad in and of itself!

RAM 3500 Towing Capacity

You almost don't even need a lead-in to this model. The number in the name gives you every hint you would ever need about how tough this truck is. Repeat after us: 35,100 lbs. That's the maximum towing capacity you'll see. And the minimum? It doesn't even break below the 15k-lb. mark at 18,210 lbs., no matter what configuration you go with.

The RAM 3500 for sale has the biggest payload of the bunch with a max of 7,680 lbs. And the lowest it gets on any model is 6,570 lbs. Those are some impressive numbers, to put it lightly.


Can a RAM 1500 tow 10,000 lbs?

You bet it can! The RAM 1500 isn't the biggest hauler of the bunch, but it has some impressive numbers. It passes that 10k mark with ease, maxing out at 12,750 lbs. for the 2021 model if you opt for the V8 HEMI engine.

How do I find out my RAM towing capacity?

Other than checking the owner's manual, you can do a little bit of basic math to figure out your RAM towing capacity. Find the vehicle's curb weight, add it to the payload weight (if you're carrying anything), and subtract that from the vehicle's GCWR (or Gross Combined Weight Rating) to get your max towing capacity.

Can a RAM 1500 tow a camper?

It sure can, as long as you have a configuration that's rated for a towing capacity at or above the weight of the camper!

Can a RAM 1500 tow a fifth wheel?

The RAM 1500 does not have the capacity to tow a fifth-wheel trailer. But, it can tow almost anything else as long as it falls within the max tow rating. Boats & campers included!

How much can a RAM 2500 Cummins tow?

When equipped with a Cummins engine, the RAM 2500 can tow up to 19,680 lbs.

Can a RAM 2500 pull a fifth wheel?

Yes! Your RAM 2500 truck is compatible with a fifth-wheel trailer thanks to the factory-installed rear-axle structural crossmember. So, tow away!

What is the towing capacity of a Dodge RAM 3500?

When properly equipped, you can tow a maximum of 35,100 lbs. on your Dodge RAM 3500. Talk about a tough truck!

Are Duallys better for towing?

A Dually truck has an extra set of wheels on the rear. They allow for extra capability and increased towing capacity. So, it all depends on what your towing needs are!

Tow Wisely With Montgomery CDJR in Nicholasville

Now that you know all the basic information about RAM towing capacity and payload numbers, you might just be ready to tow. If there is any information you need to know about how to be as safe as possible while towing your gear, give us a call!

Our RAM vehicle experts are always happy to help you out. When it comes to getting a tool with which you can tow everything and then some, don't trust anyone else. Trust your premier RAM dealer in Kentucky: Montgomery CDJR.

Disclosure: All towing capacity and payload numbers are for properly-equipped vehicles. See owner's manual for more information.

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