Are you a first-time truck buyer trying to figure out what pickup fits your towing needs? Fear not-the team at Withnell Dodge is here to answer your questions. In the meantime, read on to learn which RAM pickup is best for which task.

RAM 1500

RAM's light-duty pickup offers up impressive performance for its class. The Big Horn and Lone Star trims can tow a maximum of 10,660 pounds and han handle a payload of 1,690 pounds. The Tradesman trim level adds an extra 30 pounds to both hauling and payload capabilities, so it's a perfect option for those who are looking to tow small boats or ATVs.

RAM 2500

The RAM heavy-duty pickups are most efficient when powered by the 6.7-liter turbo diesel engine. For the RAM 2500, this creates a maximum payload of 3,059 pounds and the capability to tow up to 17,980 pounds.

RAM 3500

The biggest and baddest of the heavy-duty pickups can haul up to 31,210 pounds. These heavy-duty trucks are usually best utilized as work vehicles for construction needs or other commercial needs. However, the powerful RAM 2500 and 3500 might be the truck for you if your towing needs include RVs or horse trailers.

These guidelines should get you started as you research for your truck purchase. Remember to calculate the weight of everything from passengers, cargo, and trailers (your Gross Combined Vehicle Weight) to figure out exactly what capability you'll need. When you're ready to check out a RAM pickup in person, or if you have questions about towing capability, give us a call at Withnell Dodge!

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2017 Ram Tradesman Lineup

The Ram Tradesman truck may be the lowest trim in each lineup but it's far from lacking when it comes to performance and features. The Ram 1500 Tradesman2500 Tradesman, and 3500 Tradesman represent some of the best deals in the full-size and heavy duty pickup segments. If you're in the market for a tough truck that won't cost a fortune, the 2017 Ram Tradesman is a good place to start!


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