Ram Truck Towing Guide For Drivers in Ajax, Ontario
Village Chrysler is the preferred Chrysler Jeep Ram dealership in Ajax, Ontario, serving Pickering, Whitby and Oshawa. We have an extensive Ram inventory, and we can help you understand which truck you need for your purposes.
Which Ram Do You Need? Factors to Consider
The towing capabilities of your truck depend on several factors. Cab size and box length can both limit your towing capacity because they make a truck heavier. The heavier it weighs and the more passengers it has to carry, the less weight it can tow. Your wheel drive system is also a factor that affects your total towing capacity. Four-wheel-drive systems are heavier than two-wheel drives, but they offer greater control when driving on slick or uneven surfaces.
The Capacities of Different Ram Models
We offer three models of Ram trucks to cater to all needs. The Ram 1500 is an excellent general-use full-size truck. This model is very well-suited to everyday use and capable of hauling and towing some pretty heavy jobs. The Ram 2500 has more power and is better suited for professional services such as the construction trade. The Ram 3500 HD is the most powerful, making it your best choice if you plan to do heavy vehicle towing.
Ram 1500 Towing Guide
The Ram 1500 features multiple engine offerings with different towing capacities available for the truck. The standard engine is the 3.6L Pentastar® V6 Engine with eTorque, which provides a maximum towing capacity of 7,730 lbs. For maximum towing capacity, you can upgrade to the 5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine with eTorque, capable of towing as much as 12,750 lbs. This engine is also available without eTorque, which reduces its capacity slightly to a maximum of 11,610 lbs.
The Ram 1500 is also available with two new engine types. The 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine offers great hauling capacity without sacrificing much towing capacity, maxing out at 12,560 lbs. The Ram 1500 TRX has a powerful 6.2-litre supercharged V8 rated at 702 horsepower. Still, this vehicle is designed primarily for off-roading, and its towing capacity is rated lower, at a maximum of 8,100 lbs.
Contact Us For More Information
Village Chrysler is here to help you pick out the perfect Ram for towing. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff are here to assist you. Come by today and check out our new Ram inventory, and Contact Us to schedule a test drive.
2023 Ram 1500 Towing Guide
The Ram 1500 is a highly capable pickup truck that has earned a reputation for its impressive towing capabilities. Whether you need to tow a trailer for work or play, the Ram 1500 has you covered. With a range of trim levels and engine options, there's a Ram 1500 model that can meet your specific towing needs. If you're considering the Ram truck, here's a complete 2023 Ram 1500 towing guide that dives into specifics:
Starting with the base model, the Ram 1500 Tradesman comes with a standard 3.6-litre V6 engine that can tow up to 7,730 pounds and has a payload capacity of 2,300 pounds. Moving up to the Big Horn/Lone Star, you can opt for the available 5.7-litre HEMI V8 engine, which increases the towing capacity to 11,610 pounds and the payload capacity to 2,300 pounds.
If you're looking for even more towing power, the Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn and Limited trims offer the available 5.7-litre HEMI V8 engine with eTorque, which can tow up to 12,750 pounds and has a payload capacity of 2,300 pounds. The Ram 1500 Limited offers the available 3.0-litre EcoDiesel V6 engine, which can tow up to 12,560 pounds and has a payload capacity of 2,040 pounds.
Besides its impressive towing capabilities, the Ram 1500 offers many other capability features, such as a multifunction tailgate, a class-exclusive Active-Level Four Corner Air Suspension, and an available Trailer Reverse Steering Control system. These features make it easier and safer to tow a trailer, whether navigating tight spaces or backing up to a loading dock.
If you're new to towing, the Ram 1500 also offers a range of features and technologies to help you tow confidently. These include a Trailer Brake Controller, Hill Start Assist, and an available 360-degree Surround View Camera. These features can help you stay in control of your vehicle and trailer, even in challenging driving conditions.
How to Tow with a Ram 1500
Here are some steps to follow to tow with your RAM 1500:
Check your vehicle's towing capacity: Before towing anything, it is important to ensure your RAM 1500 can handle the load. Check your vehicle's owner manual for its towing capacity.
Install a trailer hitch: Make sure you have a proper trailer hitch installed on your RAM 1500 that is rated to tow the weight of the load you are carrying.
Connect the trailer: Connect the trailer to your vehicle's hitch by aligning its ball mount with the hitch receiver and locking it into place. Ensure the trailer is securely attached to the hitch and the electrical connections are properly plugged in.
Load the trailer properly: Make sure you load the trailer with the heaviest items over the axles and distribute the weight evenly to maintain stability while towing.
Adjust your RAM 1500s suspension: If you're towing a heavy load, adjust your RAM 1500s suspension to level the vehicle and improve handling. This can be done using an aftermarket suspension kit or adding air suspension.
Check your mirrors and brakes: Adjust your side mirrors to give you a good view of the trailer, and make sure your brakes are properly adjusted and working well.
Test Drive a New 2023 Ram 1500 Today!
At Village Chrysler, we're proud to offer a range of Ram 1500 models to meet your towing needs. Our knowledgeable sales team can help you find the perfect truck for your needs, and our experienced service technicians can help you keep it running smoothly for years to come. Whether you're looking for a capable work truck or a powerful tow vehicle for your next adventure, our new RAM inventory models have the towing and payload capacity to get the job done. Contact us today at Village Chrysler in Ajax, Ontario, to learn more information about the vehicle, discuss what financing options are available for you, and schedule a test drive!