Best Vehicles for Towing at Hillview Motors
When you need an all-purpose vehicle that can haul a boat, RV, or trailer, you need a truck like the powerful 2020 RAM 1500. We have a wide selection of trucks as well as other new and pre-owned vehicles at our local Greensburg, PA Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM® dealership. Come in to take a test drive today at Hillview Motors.
Towing Terms Explained
If you’re not familiar with the truck market, there are some basic terms you need to know.
- GAWR:Gross Axle Weight Rating is the combined weight and rating of each axle on a truck. In general, rear axles have a higher rating because they handle more of the hauling and towing.
- GCWR:Gross Combined Weight Rating is the combined truck and trailer weight for which a truck is rated.
- GTWR:Gross Trailer Weight Rating is the weight a trailer can handle. It’s calculated by combining the weight of the trailer and cargo together. This rating is usually listed on a tag near the trailer’s tongue or on one of the wheel wells.
- Payload:This is what you can safely haul in the truck bed. The 2020 RAM 1500’s payload ranges from 1,528 to 2,320 pounds depending on the engine, configuration of the cab, and truck bed length.
- Towing Capacity:This refers to the weight a truck can pull. The 2020 RAM 1500 can tow between 6,280 to 7,520 pounds.
Great RAM Models for Towing
The 2020 RAM 1500 light duty truck is capable of hauling whatever you need. You can increase hauling capacity when you add the available tow package, which comes with electrical components, a proper hitch, and trailer sway control. For heavy duty jobs like fifth wheel or gooseneck trailers, consider the added muscle of the 2019 RAM 2500.
If you’re looking for a 2020 RAM 1500 model, or if you want to see which truck best fits your needs, come in to our car dealership in Greensburg, PA, located at 5309 US-30 East. We also have other new vehicles like the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica minivan, 2020 Dodge Durango SUV, 2020 Jeep Cherokee, and 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Our professional and experienced sales team is ready to help you find the perfect vehicle.