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Old 10-28-2020, 01:43 AM   #1
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RAM 1500 towing capacity

Hi everyone!
Have a question. Just got a new RAM 1500 crew cab. Ramtrucks site lists the towing capacity as 11,509lbs
when I look up my VIN on ramtrucks towing guide

2021 RAM 1500 Crew Cab 4x4
5.7L V8 HEMIģ MDS VVT eTorque Engine
8 speed automatic 8hp75 transmission
3.92 Axle ratio
Class IV tow hitch (Owners manual says Class IV max is 12,750lbs)

But A popular RV dealer site lists the tow capacity as 6460lbs when I use their VIN lookup.

Iím thinking the RV site is looking at the base specs with 3.21 Axles.

Who should I trust? Dealer says max tow is 11,509 too.

From the door sticker
GVWR is 7100lbs
GAWR Front is 3800lbs
GAWR Rear is 4100lbs
GCWR isnít listed and canít find on the RAM site for 2021 models.

Iím inclined to believe the dealer site especially since class IV is rated at 127500, this particular engine is also rated the same.

Curios if anyone knows? Or knows a better way to look up. I think the ramtrucks.com towing site VIN lookup would be the better source.


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Old 10-28-2020, 01:55 AM   #2
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I think I found my answer thanks to the manual and rambodybuilder.com

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