2022 RAM Towing Capacities
Ram is a top name among truck manufacturers. The 2022 Ram 1500 starts off the lineup with many engine options, four-door choices, and a litany of standard features. If you need more horsepower, you can opt for the heavy-duty options of the 2500 or the 3500. If you’re looking for a hard-working vehicle that will get you, your gear, and equipment to the job site, or a pickup to haul a camper and toys for your weekend adventures, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for among the 2022 Ram pickup line.
The Ram truck lineup provides you with excellent towing capabilities and advanced technology. Below is further information on towing capacity as it pertains specifically to the Ram line and some details on calculating towing capacity. There are also some examples of what you can tow and haul.
Ram Truck Overview
No matter your model, you’ll find excellent towing and hauling capabilities with Ram trucks that will get the job done, whether on the road or off. The 2022 Ram 1500 is available in seven trims: Tradesman, Big Horn, Rebel, Laramie, Longhorn, Limited, and TRX. 2500 has seven trims, but they differ a bit: Tradesman, Big Horn, Lone Star, Power Wagon, Laramie, Limited Longhorn, and Limited. Finally, the 3500 has five trims: Tradesman, Big Horn, Laramie, Longhorn, and Limited.
The engine is the most critical component regarding towing and payload maximum capacities. Depending on the trim, there are four engines to choose from for 1500. All four are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The first engine is a 3.6-liter V-6 fitted with Ram’s eTorque system putting out 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. Next, the popular 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine churns out 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.
Another option is the 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine that generates 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. Lastly, a powerful 6.2-liter V-8 supercharged engine pushes out an astonishing 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque exclusive for the TRX.
Three engines are available for the 2022 Ram 2500 and 3500. The first is a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 with 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. The next option is a 6.7-liter turbocharged six-cylinder that garners 370 horsepower and 850 lb-ft of torque. A Cummins Turbo Diesel engine makes 420 horsepower and an exceptional 1,075 lb-ft of torque.
Ram Towing Technology
Ram gives you the power to haul and tow what you need and adds technology to improve the towing experience. First up is the air suspension system, which makes hooking up a trailer of any type easy — whether it’s to a gooseneck, fifth wheel, or conventional — thanks to the bed-lowering capabilities. In addition, the multifunction tailgate has 60/40 split swing-away doors that give easy access to the cargo in the bed, even if you have hitched up a trailer. Another helpful feature is the cargo view and backup cameras, helping you line up your trailer to hitch it up.
Plus, there is the 360-degree surround view camera and trailer camera prep, which includes up to two cameras you can place on or in your trailer to give a complete view of everything surrounding your truck. Trailer tow mirrors are mounted on arms that you can adjust to provide a wider view, along with spotter lamps to help you see better. This provides further assistance via the optional reverse guidance with a split-screen view that genuinely gives you a complete look while backing up your trailer.
The available blind spot monitoring system with rear cross path and trailer detection scans the blind spots both behind and beside the vehicle, automatically considering the trailer’s length. In addition, the trailer reverse steering control helps you easily control your trailer in reverse with a simple knob while the system takes over the steering wheel. Finally, some features further assist towing and operating in general via the electronic stability control, electronic roll mitigation, electronic brake controller, diesel exhaust brake system, electronic range select, trailer tire pressure monitoring, and trailer sway control.
General Towing Capacity
You may be wondering what the 2022 Ram can tow. The 2022 Ram 1500 consists of a 98% high-strength steel frame that adds durability and stiffness, providing you with a maximum towing capacity of up to 12,750 pounds and a maximum payload of up to 2,300 pounds.
If you need more power, moving up to the Ram 2500 increases the maximum payload capacity to 4,010 pounds and the maximum towing capacity of 20,000 pounds, thanks to the 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 engine. Finally, the 3500 brings the muscle even more with a maximum payload capacity of up to 7.680 pounds and the best-in-class available diesel towing capacity of an impressive 37,090 pounds.
For reference, here are some items and their weights to help you figure out what Ram you need:
- Fishing Boat: These will check in up to 2,500 pounds.
- Car Dolly: A car dolly loaded with a vehicle weighs between 3,000 and 5,000 pounds.
- Campers: If you want to head out and enjoy the great outdoors, 1500 is sufficient for nearly every type of camper up to some fifth wheels. For the heaviest and largest campers and toy haulers, you’ll want to move up to 2500.
- Work equipment: This can include tractors, backhoes, loaders, etc. These weights can vary greatly, but a full-size tractor weighs about 15,000 pounds.
Whatever 2022 Ram you decide will fit your purposes, whether 1500, 2500, or 3500, make sure to get in touch with the team at Meadowland of Carmel. Our sales team can answer any questions, tour our showroom, or set you up for a test drive in any Ram truck or other model we have available.
We’re conveniently located at 1952 U.S. Highway 6 in Carmel, New York. Our sales team is ready to serve you from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, closing at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Call us at 845-704-4245 or complete our convenient and secure online form to get started.
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