To read a truck towing capacity chart, learn the terms and abbreviations used in the chart, such as max towing and GCVW. Max towing is the maximum trailer weight a vehicle can tow, while GCVW stands for gross combined vehicle weight, the maximum total weight for that vehicle.
A towing capacity chart can usually be found on the website of the trailer manufacturer. For example, if you are renting a U-Haul trailer, you may find a towing capacity chart on the U-Haul costumer service website. Or, if you own a Ford trailer, you can probably determine the trailer's capacity by
An SUV towing capacity chart displays several makes and models of SUVs and their maximum towing capabilities. These charts let users quickly and easily compare towing capacity between several different models.
As of 2015, the towing capacity of Dodge Trucks ranges from 3,500 pounds for the Nitro to 18,500 pounds for the Ram 3500. Dodge has eight vehicles in their current truck lineup.
Consumers regard Dodge Ram trucks as having very good towing performance that compares well to or exceeds that of competitors from Ford or General Motors. For example, the 2015 Ram 3500 can tow up to 30,000 pounds when properly equipped, the highest capacity in its class.
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.
The towing capacity of most 2015 Chevy trucks ranges from 6,000 to 9,000 pounds. The capacity differs depending on the model and configuration of the truck.
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 towing capacity of a pickup truck is the maximum weight that vehicle can pull. It can vary from 7,450 pounds to as high as 30,000 pounds, depending on brand, model and method of measurement.
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.