KNOW BEFORE YOU TOW

Need help choosing the right truck for your towing needs? We've got you covered. Depending on what you want to tow, how much you want to tow and what you'll use it for, there's a Ram truck for you.

TOTAL WEIGHT

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

One thing that often surprises first-time truck buyers is that towing and payload weights affect each other. If you're carrying a heavy payload, make sure to lighten your trailer load and vice versa.

  1. Thurston Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

    4 Thurston Way
    Ukiah, CA 95482-7300

    • Sales: (707) 376-9212
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