FIND THE VEHICLE THAT FITS YOUR LIFE
Capability is the key. Whether you're towing 5 tons or 15, there's a Ram Brand vehicle that meet your needs and then some. So before you head out to the dealership, it's important to know how much capability you need.
Knowing your Gross Combined Vehicle Weight (GCVW) will give you an idea of how much capability you'll need. You've got to account for each piece of the puzzle—passengers, cargo and everything in tow. Add up those weights to find your GCVW.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is the total maximum allowable weight of a fully loaded vehicle, including passengers and payload—but excluding all towing. This is the total amount of curb weight, cargo weight and passenger weight combined.
Gross Trailer Weight Rating
The Gross Trailer Weight Rating is the total weight of the trailer plus the maximum allowable cargo in it.
Gross Combined Weight Rating
The Gross Combined Weight Rating is the maximum allowable weight of the towing vehicle and the loaded trailer—including all cargo and passengers—that the vehicle can handle without risking damage.
MAX PAYLOAD OR MAX TOWING?
THEY BOTH AFFECT EACH OTHER
WHICH FEATURES AFFECT TOWING?
The way your truck is built affects what it can do. Features like cab size, box length, wheel drive system and transmission all influence how much your truck can tow and haul.