Can the 2020 Ram tow a fifth-wheel/gooseneck trailer?
Ram trucks and capability are synonymous throughout the automotive industry. In fact, that idea has become so easy to understand that the family of trucks has been named the MotorTrend Truck of the Year for two years in a row, 2019 and 2020. At this point when people ask an Albany Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram product expert, ‘Can the 2020 Ram tow a fifth-wheel/gooseneck trailer,’ they pretty much just point to the wall. All kidding aside, yes, the 2020 Ram can tow a fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailer. However, if this is something an owner plans on doing regularly, they will want to make sure they take either of the heavy-duty models home, the 2500 or 3500. Let’s take a look at why these trucks are so well suited to this important task.
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The heavy-duty versions of the 2020 Ram full-size pickup truck can be outfitted with one of three available engines. Base models offer a 6.4-liter, V-8 gasoline-powered engine that cam make 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque – a best-in-class figure. Additionally, a pair of Cummins diesel power plants are available that can make 850 or 1,000 pound-feet of torque and have maximum towing capacities when properly equipped that can top 35,000 pounds. Sure, the power is there, but is that enough to get the job done?
Towing made easier
Before a truck can tow a trailer, it has to be hooked up to the hitch or gooseneck unit. Historically, that task has presented a number of challenges. Ram engineers have developed a cutting-edge camera system that gives people the necessary angles to see exactly what they’re doing so they can get everything attached the first time. Everything starts with the rear-view camera that offers dynamic guidelines for on-the-fly adjustments. Our team of product experts found these videos to give truck owners an idea of the equipment at their disposal.
If you’re looking for something that will make your next towing job easier, make an appointment with an Albany CDJR product expert today.