Best Vehicles for Towing

Having a new RAM truck is an excellent way to know that all of your towing needs are handles. These trucks are able to take on the hardest jobs while remaining comfortable and spacious on the inside. To make it even better, you can customize a new RAM truck a number of ways so that you have a tailored ride and driving experience whether you have it for personal use or as a work truck. Whether you are interested in a RAM 1500 or one of the tougher options in our lineup, we are here to help at Kearny Mesa Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM.


Towing Terms Explained

When you are new to the world of towing and you want to know more about features and towing capabilities, these are some helpful terms:


GAWR: Gross Axle Weight Rating is the combined weights for what each axle on a vehicle is rated. Rear axles usually have higher ratings because they are taking a lot of punishment while towing and hauling for various tasks.

GCWR: Gross Combined Weight Rating, the combined truck and trailer weight for which your truck is rated.

GTWR: Gross Trailer Weight Rating, is the amount of weight that your trailer can safely handle. It’s a combination of the weight of the cargo along with the trailer. This GTWR is viewable on a tag near the tongue of the trailer or on one of your wheel wells.

Payload: This is what your truck bed can safely hold. The payload for the 2019 RAM 1500 ranges from 1,180 to 2,320 pounds.

Towing Capacity: This is what you can pull behind you. For the RAM 1500, it can tow between 6,640 and 12,750 pounds.

RAM Models Great for Towing

The 2019 RAM 1500 is a great option if you are looking for a two vehicle. When your truck is equipped with a tow package you will have all of the components you need, including the electrical, a proper hitch, and the trailer sway control feature. If you need a truck that can handle a heavier application, such as a gooseneck trailer or fifth wheel, you will have to get special bed-installed hitches. You should also look for heavier tow loads or heftier weight payloads mixes with the additional muscle that the RAM 2500 or the RAM 3500 can provide.


When you are looking for RAM trucks in San Diego, we are here to help at Kearny Mesa Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM. Come by to see our full selection today at 8010 Balboa Avenue in sunny San Diego, CA. We can set you up to take a test drive and discuss your ability to buy or lease with RAM financing. If you have questions regarding trim levels and tow packages, just call our sales team at (858) 215-5824.