Ram Truck Towing Technology

Ram Truck Towing Technology

Ram Truck Towing Technology

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When towing needs to be done, Ram trucks are ready for the task. From modest loads to serious hauling, Ram offers their exceptionally-capable 2021 Ram 1500, Ram 2500, and Ram 3500 truck lines. Let’s take a look at these incredible towing machines.

The 2021 Ram Truck Models

The 2021 Ram 1500 is Ram’s entry-level pickup truck but it has the power needed for many applications. This heavy-duty pickup truck is loaded with intuitive technology, five engine options, comfort, and plenty of style. For those who need to haul heavier loads, the 2021 Ram 2500HD and 3500HD boast massive max towing and engine torque figures. They might be towing brutes but they also offer plush rides with luxurious interiors. Plus, there’s also no shortage of high-tech options in the HD trucks with myriad driver assists and a huge 12-inch touchscreen infotainment systems.

2021 Ram 1500, 2500HD, and 3500HD engine options

The 2021 Ram 1500 offers a range of workhorse engines including the 3.6L Pentastar® V6 gas engine with Class-Exclusive eTorque mild-hybrid powertrain, the ultra-efficient 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine, and two available powerful HEMI® V8 engines.

For the Ram 2500HD and 3500HD models, three engines are available. Standard power in all models comes from a 410-hp 6.4-liter V-8. This is the only engine and transmission offered in the Power Wagon which is exclusively four-wheel drive. Every other model is also offered with a 6.7-liter Cummins diesel inline-six with either rear- or four-wheel drive. Two versions of the Cummins diesel are available. The first kicks out 370 horsepower and 850 lb-ft of torque. The 400-hp high-output version, which is only available on the 3500, makes an incredible 1075 lb-ft of torque.

2021 Ram 1500 and Ram HD towing capabilities

In the Ram 1500, the 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine with eTorque features a towing capability of up to 7,730 pounds, and with the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine it offers towing capabilities of 12,560 pounds.

In the Ram 2500HD, with the standard V-8, the truck can handle 3240 pounds of payload and tow 14,370 pounds. With the 370-hp version of the Cummins, the 2500HD 4×4 Crew Cab can haul 3240 pounds and pull 16,870 pounds. With the Cummins HO and its massive 1000 lb-ft of torque, a Ram 3500HD has a towing capacity of 37,100 pounds and a maximum payload of 7680 pounds.

Smart Towing Technology

Depending on the truck model and trim, an impressive array of towing technology options is available for the Ram 1500, 2500HD, and 3500HD series of trucks. This may include technologies such as:

Trailer Reverse Steering Control – The available Trailer Reverse Steering Control (TRSC) couples with the 360° Surround-View Camera System and simplifies the trailer reversing process by allowing you to use the Trailer Steering knob to control your trailer’s direction as you back up while the system controls the truck’s steering wheel.

Air Suspension System – The available air suspension systems level the body of the truck during use and are height adjustable to make hitching up gooseneck, fifth wheel, and conventional trailers easy.

Forward Collision Warning System – This system has sensors on the front of the truck or van that sense when a vehicle in front of you slows down and alerts you with both visual and audio warnings. The brakes will also kick in, helping your vehicle stop.

Cargo View and Back-up Cameras – Both available cargo view and back up cameras display views on the central infotainment display to assist with properly lining up your hitch and trailer.

Trailer Tow Mirrors with Spotter Lamps – Blind spots have met their match. Available Trailer Tow Mirrors with Spotter Lamps are mounted on arms that can be folded out, giving you a wide and clear view when towing a trailer.

Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path and Trailer Detection – This system scans the blind spot zones beside and behind the vehicle to help ensure trailer safety while maneuvering, while automatically sensing and accounting for the length of the trailer.

Additional Control Systems – Stay in control with available Electronic Stability, Trailer Sway Control, Electronic Roll Mitigation, and Adaptive Cruise Control. Plus, stay aware of your trailer’s status with available Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring.

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Not only are the 2021 Ram towing capabilities impressive, these pickup trucks are beautiful inside and exceptionally easy to drive, regardless of what you are towing!

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