Ram 1500/2500/3500 Owners & Service Manuals

Ram 1500/2500/3500: Trailer Hitch Type and Maximum Trailer Weight

The following chart provides the maximum trailer weight a given factory equipped trailer hitch type can tow and should be used to assist you in selecting the correct trailer hitch for your intended towing condition.

Trailer Hitch Type and Maximum Trailer Weight

All trailer hitches should be professionally installed on your vehicle.

Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)

The rear bumper is intended to tow trailers up to a 5,000 lbs (2 268 kg) without added equipment or alterations to the standard equipment.

Ram 1500 4x2

Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)

Ram 1500 4x4

Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)

Ram 2500 And 3500

Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)

Trailer And Tongue Weight

Always load a trailer with 60% of the weight in the front of the trailer. This places 10% of the GTW on the tow hitch of your vehicle. Loads balanced over the wheels or heavier in the rear can cause the trailer to sway severely side to side which will cause loss of control of the vehicle and trailer. Failure to load trailers heavier in front is the cause of many trailer collisions. Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on your trailer hitch.

Trailer And Tongue Weight

Consider the following items when computing the weight on the rear axle of the vehicle:

  • The tongue weight of the trailer
  • The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment put in or on your vehicle
  • The weight of the driver and all passengers

NOTE: Remember that everything put into or on the trailer adds to the load on your vehicle. Also, additional factory-installed options or dealer-installed options must be considered as part of the total load on your vehicle.

Refer to "Tire Safety Information/Tire and Loading Information Placard" in "Starting and Operating" for further information.

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