Owning a RAM 1500 is one of the best ways to get the job done, no matter what that job is, each and every time. Whether you need to work on the yard, remove a tree, haul dirt, or tow your camper; the RAM 1500 is strong enough to do all of this and more for you. Today, we will take a look at towing safety tips so you don’t wind up damaging the truck you proudly purchased at Gesswein Motors.
Don’t Overload the Trailer
If it is a flatbed trailer you are towing, make sure you do not overload it. Check the owner’s manual of the trailer to determine how much weight it can haul. When loading the trailer, be sure to place 60 percent of the load’s weight at the front of the trailer. This prevents the trailer from dragging or flipping over when it is unhitched from the truck.
Stick to the Towing Capacity
Don’t try your luck at towing a boat, trailer, or camper that weighs more than the towing capacity the RAM 1500 can handle. What is that towing capacity? Depending on the model and engine type, you could be able to tow anywhere from 4,900-9,220 pounds.
Proper Loading Techniques
You need to know how to properly load a trailer so as not to create any safety issues. For example, the trailer should not be loaded with items that will hang off either side or the rear. Even though you could tie red flags on them as warnings to other drivers, this is inherently dangerous. You should also make sure that the items loaded on a trailer are properly secured before moving.
Do you want to add the towing package to your RAM 1500? Do you need the hitch repaired? Call Gesswein Motors today to speak with a member of the RAM parts department about your request.