The maximum towing capacity for the 2015 RAM 1500 is between 9,000 and 10,500 lbs., depending on the model, as noted on the RAM website. The truck is equipped with state of the art technology that allows drivers to set the suspension to one of five height settings and air shocks automatically adjust
Cab and box size, transmission type, wheel drive, axle ratio and engine size are all variables that can affect the RAM 1500 towing capacity. Other items that can impact the towing capacity include the gross vehicle weight, the trailer weight and the trailer tongue weight.
There are no towing methods that can increase the maximum towing capacity of a Dodge Ram 1500. These vehicles are designed with a maximum Gross Combined Vehicle Weight, which is a total of the weight of the vehicle, passengers or cargo, and anything in tow.
The 2014 RAM 1500 full-size light-duty pickup truck achieves a maximum towing capacity of 10,450 pounds. Three available engines each attain different maximum tow ratings.
With a 6.7 liter Cummins turbo diesel engine, the towing capacity of the 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 exceeds 13,000 pounds. This engine generates 350 horsepower and 650 foot-pounds of torque. When outfitted properly, the Dodge Ram 2500 goes above and beyond other trucks of its caliber.
The towing capacity of the 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup ranges from 8,800 pounds to 14,150 pounds, depending on the truck's engine, transmission and equipment. Maximum, gross, vehicle-weight ratings come in between 14,000 and 20,000 pounds.
As of 2015, the towing capacity of a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is rated up to 12,000 pounds, depending on the model and configuration of the truck. The average Chevy Silverado 1500 is designed to have a towing capacity of at least 7,600 pounds for the V-6 engine model.
The maximum towing capacity of the 2007 through 2009 Ford Explorer is 3,500 pounds. Models from 2010 and later have a towing capacity of around 5,000 pounds when adequately equipped.
The towing capacity of the Ford F150 varies by model, but the 2015 model ranges from 5,100 to 12,200 lbs. There are differences between how much an automatic and a manual transmission can haul as well as between 4x2 and 4x4 models.
The 2015 Ford Escape has a towing capacity of 1,500 to 3,500 pounds, depending on how big the engine is and whether an optional tow package is added. When calculating how much a trailer weighs, it is important to factor in everything inside the trailer, including fluids and cargo.