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.
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.
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
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.
Some popular 4x4 vehicles for towing include the Toyota LandCruiser 200 TDV8, the Range Rover SDV 3.0 and the Land Rover Discovery 4 3.0, according to CaravanWorld.com. Factors that make these vehicles popular include cabin space, towing power and fuel capacity.
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.
The towing capacity for a 2015 model year Ford F-150 regular cab 4x4 pickup is between 7,500 and 11,900 pounds, depending on the truck's options. Optional features that impact the towing capacity are the engine type, the wheelbase length and the axle ratio.
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.
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.
You can find the towing capacity of a vehicle by using the free towing capacity databases provided by the Online Towing Guide and Camping Life. The information from these sites comes directly from manufacturers at the time of the vehicle's release.