RAM Trucks have a reputation for power, and the 2017 RAM 1500 pickup is no different. Need proof? The RAM 1500 can tow more than 10,000 lbs. when equipped with the available 5.7L V8 HEMI® engine. These trucks are also equipped with an integrated trailer hitch that seamlessly connects the truck frame to your trailer for a safe, secure connection. Both 4-pin and 7-pin wiring harnesses on the bumper make hooking up the electronics easy as well.

As you can see, it’s easy to connect a trailer to your RAM 1500, but what exactly can you tow with it? Keep reading to find out.

Tow What You Need with the RAM 1500’s V8 Engine Power


A boat is one of the most common items you’ll see a truck hauling — and they can be hefty. Take a look at the numbers:

  • Trailers: up to 1,500 lbs.
  • Boats: 50 to 7,500 lbs.

With a potential combined boat and trailer weight of 9,000 lbs., you’ll be happy to have the powerful towing capacity the RAM 1500’s engine provides.

The RAM 1500 even makes loading your boat back onto the trailer with the Hill Start Assist system that maintains brake pressure as you move your foot from the brake to the accelerator.

RVs and Campers

An RV or camper is a great way to have a place that feels like home no matter where you travel. An average camper can weigh up to 7,750 lbs. when filled with gear and water — which is an easy task for the RAM 1500. Whether it’s to a campground or a music festival, the Active-Level™ Four-Corner Air Suspension ensures it will be a smooth ride.

Car Trailers

Need to transport a car, truck, or SUV from Point A to Point B? A car trailer is your solution, and with the RAM 1500 in the lead, there’s nowhere you can’t go.

Fun fact: car trailers only weigh up to 2,800 lbs. on average, you can easily tow a RAM 1500 with your RAM 1500 — which weighs in at 5,670 lbs.

Horse Trailers

Did you know that an early term for the automobile was the “horseless carriage?” Well, your RAM 1500 doesn’t need to be horseless, as you can easily hook up a horse trailer! These trailers tend to weigh around 2,400 lbs. unloaded, with horses weighing about 2,000 lbs. each. The RAM 1500 could even haul around Sampson, the largest horse that ever lived, with ease.

Visit Berlin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Berlin, Maryland, and experience the power of the 2017 RAM 1500 firsthand. Our friendly staff is ready to answer any questions you might have about towing and hauling.