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2022 Ram 1500: Towing Guide

Achieve dynamic performance in BC, courtesy of the 2022 Ram 1500 and its available towing capacity of 12,750 pounds (5,783 kg). 

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Ram 1500 (DT) Towing and Payload Charts

2022 Ram 1500 Classic Towing and Payload Chart

A chart explaining the towing and payload capacities of the 2022 Ram 1500 Classic, as well as its available engines and configurations.
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Engine and Transmission
 
The engine and transmission are at the heart of your truck’s towing and payload capacity. An engine with more horsepower and torque will increase the hauling power of your vehicle.
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AXLE RATIO
 
Find the right balance between towing power (higher axle ratio) and engine efficiency (lower axle ratio). Ram trucks and vans come with a variety of axle ratios to meet your towing needs.
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HITCH RECEIVER TYPES

Class 1 receivers are rated for around 2,000 pounds of towing capacity. Class 5 receivers can handle up to 23,000 pounds. Want to tow more weight? Go for a fifth wheel or gooseneck trailer.
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WHEEL DRIVE SYSTEM
 
4x2 systems send power to two of the four wheels. This leads to higher towing and payload capacities. 4x4 systems send power to all four wheels, providing greater control but more truck weight.
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CAB SIZE
 
A smaller cab equals a lighter curb weight. That means you can tow a little bit more than a truck with a larger cab. But if you’re looking to pack in more people, a larger cab would be better.
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BOX LENGTH
 
A shorter box usually has a lower curb weight, increasing the amount you can tow. If you’re towing a fifth wheel or gooseneck, you’ll want to consider a longer box to provide space for turning.

TOWING FAQ

These are some of the most common questions we get on the topic of towing. Check them out—they might be the same questions you have.
 
What Is Torque?
  • Torque refers to rotational power, and when applied to a vehicle, it indicates the force produced by an engine’s crankshaft, measured in pound-feet. Generally, the more torque that a vehicle can apply, the better suited it is for moving heavy objects—such as when towing or climbing steep grades.
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What Is Horsepower?
  • Horsepower is a measure of the power that an engine produces, or what it takes to move an object over a certain distance in a certain amount of time. In the simplest terms, horsepower measures the rate at which work is done. One unit of horsepower is the power required to raise a 33,000-pound object by one foot in a minute.
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What Is Payload Capacity?
  • Payload capacity is the amount of weight your vehicle can carry, including passengers and cargo. It does not include the weight of the vehicle itself.
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What Is Towing Capacity?
  • Towing capacity indicates how much your vehicle can tow, including the weight of your trailer itself.
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How Is Towing Capacity Calculated?
  • To calculate your towing capacity, you’ll need to know your vehicle’s Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR, which is determined by the manufacturer), the weight of your vehicle (or curb weight), and the weight of any payload you’re carrying (passengers and cargo combined). Subtract the vehicle’s curb weight and payload weight from GCWR to find how much your vehicle can tow.
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What Does GVWR Mean?
  • GVWR, or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, indicates the maximum operable weight of a vehicle, including all components of the vehicle itself as well as fuel, accessories, the driver and any passengers and cargo, but excluding all towing.
 
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2022 Ram 1500 Delivers Impressive Power To BC
 

The 2022 Ram 1500 yields both exceptional strength and best-in-class performance. This fleet of light-duty pick-ups - which includes the Tradesman, Big Horn, Sport, Rebel, Laramie, Limited Longhorn, and TRX trims - can effortlessly accommodate all cargo demands in BC through its five available engine suites.
 

3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque

Generating up to 305 HP and 269 lb.-ft of torque (plus 90-feet of launch torque), this mild hybrid system affords 7,710 pounds of towing for its 4x2 configuration and 7,460 pounds for the 4x4.

Standard on Tradesman and Big Horn. 

5.7 HEMI V8

Achieve maximum power, with this engine delivering up to 395 HP and 410 lb.-ft of torque. Its impressive towing output (12,750 pounds, 4x2; 11,410 pounds, 4x4) allows drivers to dominate cargo.

Standard on Sport, Rebel, Laramie, Limited Longhorn, and Limited.
Available on Tradesman and Big Horn.

5.7L HEMI V8 with eTorque

Discover potent power, courtesy of this mild hybrid option. 395 HP pairs with 410 lb.-ft of torque (plus 130 lb.-ft of launch torque); and the available 12,750 pounds of towing on the 4x2 will impress.

Standard on GT Package.
Available on Laramie, Limited Longhorn, and Limited.

3.0L EcoDiesel V6

Anchored by an eight-speed automatic transmission, this engine produces up to 260 HP and 480 lb.-ft of torque. Drivers can now effortlessly adapt to trailering demands, taking advantage of the available 12,560 pounds of towing (4x2).

Available on Rebel, Limited, Limited Longhorn, and Laramie.

6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8

Boasting a full-time 4x4 and six TRX-unique selectable drive-modes, this engine yields up to 702 HP and a best-in-class 650 lb.-ft of torque; while its maximum tow output is 8,100 pounds.

Standard on TRX.

2022 Ram 1500 In BC: Custom Packages Available

The new Ram 1500 proves ready to accommodate heavy hauls, delivering custom suites to BC drivers - including the Trailer Tow Group, Bed Utility Group, and Off-Road Group. 
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2022 Ram 1500: Trailer Tow Group 

Available on the new Ram 1500 is the Trailer Tow Group. This suite features a brake control (which efficiently regulates speed patterns while descending or ascending), a light check (which cycles through all front and rear bulbs to ensure they’re properly functioning), and a reverse steering feature (which affords precise handling through its knob-activated console). More effectively navigate while travelling in BC, no matter how heavy the load.
 
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2022 Ram 1500: Bed Utility Group

Offered on the 2022 Ram 1500 is the Bed Utility Group. This package assures a seamless hauling experience in BC, boasting four adjustable Mopar tie-down hooks to firmly secure cargo. The addition of a deployable bed step further impresses, allowing drivers to easily scale the truck and access items in the rear. Take advantage of this suite to achieve a maximum payload capacity of 2,300 pounds (1,043 kg) and optimize your storage options.
 
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2022 Ram 1500: Off-Road Group

Featured on the new Ram 1500 is the Off-Road Group. Despite its name, this suite delivers more than trail-worthy performance to BC - boasting heavy-duty shock absorbers, Hill Descent Control technology, and the exclusive Pages function. This affords instant access to key vehicle metrics (including pitch and roll rates) to enable drivers to better adapt to changing environments when towing a trailer. Master cargo and terrains alike.
 
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Test-Drive A 2022 Ram 1500 In BC Today

To learn more about the new Ram 1500 contact our dealership today. We will happily provide additional information about its towing capabilities, as well as schedule a test-drive in one of our available models at your earliest convenience. 

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