When it’s time to hit the road with a trailer, boat, or camper in tow, there are a few extra safety guidelines all drivers should be following for a successful trip. We break down a few of our favorite safety tips as well as a few tech features we think make the task of towing just a bit easier below.
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Prepare Your Vehicle
Before you head out with your trailer in tow, taking a few extra minutes to make sure everything on your vehicle has been properly adjusted for towing. Check your tire pressure and be sure to adjust all of your mirrors for maximum visibility.
Use Slower Speeds
When you’re carrying all of that extra weight, it can take a little bit longer for your vehicle to slow down or change lanes. To give yourself plenty of time to react to changing conditions, use slower speeds than you would if you weren’t towing.
Invest In Tech
When it’s time to purchase a new pickup, invest in a few tow-friendly upgrades like forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, tire pressure monitoring, or trailer hitch view found on the Ram pickup truck lineup.
Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Ram 3500 Max Towing Capacities
2020 Ram 1500
Max Towing: 7,520 pounds depending on trim and options
2020 Ram 2500
Max Towing: 15,080 pounds depending on trim and options
2020 Ram 3500
Max Towing: 14,990 pounds depending on trim and options