Find the Best Vehicles for Towing at Glenbrook Dodge Chrysler Jeep®
Whether it’s the striking design, advanced technology, or smart storage options, our RAM trucks here at Glenbrook Dodge Chrysler Jeep® are designed to make your driving experience both easy and exciting. Besides looking the part, our wide inventory of trucks also demonstrate raw power and strength that can haul even the heaviest of loads. Machines like the all-new 2020 RAM 1500 are made for towing and get the job done without breaking a sweat.
Know Your Towing Terms
Before buying a truck, it’s important to know some common towing terms so you can compare models and find one that’s perfect for you. Our Fort Wayne, IN RAM dealers have outlined the most common trucking and towing terms so that you can be fully informed before making a big purchase.
GAWR: Gross axle weight rating. This is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on an individual axle. Most trucks feature front and rear gross axle weight ratings.
GCWR: Gross combined weight rating. This is the maximum allowable weight of a loaded vehicle plus its attached loaded trailer.
GVWR: Gross vehicle weight rating. This is the maximum allowable weight for your vehicle, including any base curb weight, cargo, passengers, and optional accessories.
Payload: This is the total amount of weight you can safely carry in your vehicle, including passengers, cargo, and materials in your truck bed. Your payload is the GVWR minus the base weight.
Towing capacity: This is the maximum weight your vehicle can tow. For example, the heavy-duty 2019 RAM 3500 gets a best-in-class diesel towing capacity of 35,100 pounds.
RAM Models Made for Towing
If you spend most of your time at the campsite, our RAM dealers recommend the 2019 RAM 3500 above all other trucks for its upgraded rear-axle structural cross-member and available fifth-wheel/gooseneck prep package. This truck is built to support all of your heavy loads, with strength to spare. If you’re looking for smaller options, consider the 2019 RAM 2500 which allows a maximum towing capacity of 19,580 pounds with its 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel engine. A logical choice for families who spend as much time at the campground as they do in carpool lanes is the new 2020 RAM 1500 , which boasts a best-in-class towing capacity of 12,750 pounds and comes with a slew of advanced tech features.
No matter what type of truck you’re looking for, you have plenty of options here at Glenbrook Dodge Chrysler Jeep. Stop by today to find a truck that can keep up with your lifestyle!