Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Best Trucks for Towing

If you need a truck for towing, whether it’s for work or for fun, the RAM trucks are the industry standard.

The RAM 1500 was just named the 2014 Motor Trend “Truck of the Year”, for the second consecutive year. That’s the first time that any make of truck has been awarded the top vehicle in consecutive years, a testament to the RAM’s technical side as well as the comfort and security features you’ll find in the cab.

The RAM 1500 features the 5.7 HEMI V8 and includes Best in Class Mileage with 18mpg city and 25mpg highway. The maximum towing capacity is 10,450 pounds, enough for a lightweight travel trailer or ATVs. (When calculating towing capacity, always read the manufacturer’s recommendations for the tow vehicle and the item being towed, and allow additional capacity to accommodate the contents as well.)

The RAM 2500 also offers best in class towing, up to 17,950 pounds with a 5.7l HEMI V8. Trailer brake control comes standard. A 17,000-lb Class V Trailer Tow Hitch is also standard. The RAM 2500 starts at just $29,785.

The RAM 3500 has up to 30,000 pounds of towing capacity with a 6.7l Cummins turbo diesel engine available . Remote entry, trailer brake control and power doors come standard, as well as other features.  

Towing and payload weights affect each other, so choosing the right truck depends on what and how you’ll be towing. Don’t rely on the max payload and max towing numbers by themselves, but at the truck’s GCVW to determine the total weight the vehicle can handle. If you’ll be carrying a heavy payload, the trailer weight should be lighter. Visit for an interactive guide to determine the best match for your towing needs.

At Melloy Dodge, we have hundreds of RAM trucks on the lot to find the best fit for your towing need. As New Mexico’s #1 selling Dodge and RAM dealer, our truck specialists can answer any question to help you find the best truck for towing a travel trailer, boat, ATVs, horse trailer or flatbed trailer. Shop to shop our available inventory of RAM trucks, then stop by 9621 Coors Blvd NW in Albuquerque or call us at 505-843-9600.

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