As a heavy-duty pickup truck designed to haul heavy loads, the 2013 RAM 3500 has an impressive towing capacity and payload.

However, before you start hitching trailers to your RAM 3500, it’s essential to understand its towing capacity and payload to ensure safe and efficient use of the vehicle.

In this article, we will provide a detailed guide on the towing and payload capacity of the 2013 RAM 3500, including charts, VIN Decoder, and tables for easy reference.

The 2013 RAM 3500 has a maximum Towing Capacity of 30,010 pounds and a maximum Payload Capacity of 6,730 pounds. This can vary depending on factors such as the vehicle’s Curb Weight, Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Payload, and other factors.

2013 RAM 3500 (HD) Towing and Payload Capacity Chart

EngineMax. TowingMax. Payload
6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel (manual)18,520 lbs.6,690 lbs.
6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel (auto)30,010 lbs.6,730 lbs.

The Cummins® Diesel engine offers the choice between a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission.

It’s important to keep in mind that the combined weight of the truck and trailer should not exceed the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) set for the 2013 RAM 3500.

Here I’ve collected all the 2013 RAM 3500 towing and payload capacity information from the official RAM resources including the 2013 RAM 3500 Brochure and ramtrucks.com.

Towing Capacity Charts – 2013 RAM 3500

2013 Dodge RAM 3500 Towing Capacity Payload Capacity Chart
2013 Dodge RAM 3500 Towing Capacity Chart
2013 Dodge RAM 3500 Automatic Transmission Towing Capacity Payload Capacity Chart
2013 RAM 3500 Automatic Transmission Payload Capacity Chart
2013 RAM 3500 Manual Transmission Towing Capacity Payload Capacity Chart
2013 RAM 3500 Manual Transmission Payload Capacity Chart

The chart above displays the two different engine options available for the RAM 3500, along with their corresponding horsepower, torque, maximum towing capacity, and maximum payload capacity.

EngineHorsepowerTorqueMax. TowingMax. Payload
6.7L Cummins® Diesel (manual)350 hp650 lb-ft18,520 lbs.6,690 lbs.
6.7L Cummins® Diesel (auto)350 hp650 lb-ft30,010 lbs.6,730 lbs.

6.7-liter Cummins engine (manual transmission)

The second engine option is a 6.7-liter Cummins engine with a manual transmission.

This engine delivers 350 horsepower and an impressive 650 lb-ft of torque. It has a maximum towing capacity of 18,520 lbs and a maximum payload capacity of 6,690 lbs.

  • Horsepower: 350 hp
  • Torque: 650 lb-ft
  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 18,520 lbs.
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 6,690 lbs.

6.7-liter Cummins engine (automatic transmission)

The third engine option is also a 6.7-liter Cummins engine but with an automatic transmission.

This engine delivers 350 horsepower and an impressive 650 lb-ft of torque. It has a maximum towing capacity of 30,010 lbs and a maximum payload capacity of 6,730 lbs.

  • Horsepower: 350 hp
  • Torque: 650 LB-ft
  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 30,010 lbs.
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 6,730 lbs.

This engine is the best option for those who need to tow heavy loads frequently and want the most power available.

Fifth Wheel/Gooseneck Towing Capacity

If you’re planning on towing a trailer with your 2013 RAM 3500, it’s important to know the fifth wheel and gooseneck towing capacity.

The maximum weight that can be towed using a weight-carrying hitch is 5,000 pounds. However, for trailers over 5,000 pounds, it’s recommended to use a weight-distributing system to ensure proper weight distribution and stability.

If you’re planning on towing trailers over 12,000 pounds, you’ll need a fifth-wheel or gooseneck hitch.

These types of hitches are designed to distribute the weight of the trailer more evenly across the truck, providing better stability and control while towing.

The 2013 RAM 3500 has a fifth-wheel towing capacity of up to 17,000 pounds and a gooseneck towing capacity of up to 30,010 pounds when properly equipped.

Towing & Payload Capacity by Trims – 2013 RAM 3500

The 2013 RAM 3500 offers different trim levels to choose from: Big Horn, Laramie, Laramie Limited, Laramie Longhorn, Lone Star, Tradesman, and SLT.

These trims can be customized with either a 2-wheel or 4-wheel drive, and are available in 2-door Regular-cab, 4-door Crew-cab, or 4-door Mega cabs.

Laramie Towing & Payload Capacity

ModelTowing CapacityGVWRCurb WeightPayload CapacityAxle RatioWheelbase
Laramie 4×2 Crew Cab SRW11400 lb10500 lb6433 lb4067 lb3.73149.5 in
Laramie 4×2 Crew Cab11260 lb11000 lb6570 lb4430 lb3.73169.5 in
Laramie 4×2 Mega Cab11200 lb11000 lb6631 lb4369 lb3.73160.5 in
Laramie 4×4 Crew Cab SRW11250 lb10700 lb6582 lb4118 lb3.73149.5 in
Laramie 4×4 Crew Cab11070 lb11300 lb6761 lb4539 lb3.73169.5 in
Laramie 4×4 Mega Cab10990 lb11300 lb6841 lb4459 lb3.73160.5 in
Laramie Longhorn Edition 4×2 Crew Cab11140 lb11000 lb6686 lb4314 lb3.73169.5 in
Laramie Longhorn Edition 4×2 Crew Cab SRW11320 lb10500 lb6507 lb3993 lb3.73149.5 in
Laramie Longhorn Edition 4×2 Mega Cab11080 lb11000 lb6747 lb4253 lb3.73160.5 in
Laramie Longhorn Edition 4×4 Crew Cab10960 lb11300 lb6866 lb4434 lb3.73169.5 in
Laramie Longhorn Edition 4×4 Crew Cab SRW11160 lb10700 lb6671 lb4029 lb3.73149.5 in
Laramie Longhorn Edition 4×4 Mega Cab10880 lb11300 lb6949 lb4351 lb3.73160.5 in

SLT Towing & Payload Capacity

ModelTowing CapacityGVWRCurb WeightPayload CapacityAxle RatioWheelbase
SLT 4×2 Crew Cab SRW11440 lb10500 lb6389 lb4111 lb3.73149.5 in
SLT 4×2 Crew Cab11280 lb11000 lb6546 lb4454 lb3.73169.5 in
SLT 4×2 Mega Cab11260 lb11000 lb6571 lb4429 lb3.73160.5 in
SLT 4×2 Regular Cab WB SRW11820 lb10100 lb6010 lb4090 lb3.73140 in
SLT 4×4 Crew Cab SRW11300 lb10700 lb6533 lb4167 lb3.73149.5 in
SLT 4×4 Crew Cab11140 lb11300 lb6690 lb4610 lb3.73169.5 in
SLT 4×4 Mega Cab11080 lb11300 lb6747 lb4553 lb3.73160.5 in
SLT 4×4 Regular Cab WB SRW11600 lb10300 lb6226 lb4074 lb3.73140 in

ST Towing & Payload Capacity

ModelTowing CapacityGVWRCurb WeightPayload CapacityAxle RatioWheelbase
ST 4×2 Crew Cab SRW11490 lb10500 lb6343 lb4157 lb3.73149.5 in
ST 4×2 Crew Cab11330 lb11000 lb6497 lb4503 lb3.73169.5 in
ST 4×2 Regular Cab WB SRW11860 lb10100 lb5969 lb4131 lb3.73140 in
ST 4×4 Crew Cab SRW11370 lb10700 lb6456 lb4244 lb3.73149.5 in
ST 4×4 Crew Cab11170 lb11300 lb6661 lb4639 lb3.73169.5 in
ST 4×4 Regular Cab WB SRW11660 lb10300 lb6168 lb4132 lb3.73140 in

Towing & Payload Capacity by VIN Decoder

If you already own a 2013 RAM 3500 truck and want to know the towing capacity, payload capacity, trim, curb weight, axle ratio code, and other information about your truck, you can use a VIN decoder.

A VIN decoder is an online tool that allows you to decode the unique Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of your vehicle and provides you with detailed information about its specifications and history.

One of the popular VIN decoders is the Dodge VIN Decoder. It’s free and easy to use. Just type your vehicle VIN and get most of the information about your specific model.

Other Useful Information – 2013 RAM 3500

Drivetrain Options:

The 2013 RAM 3500 offers two drivetrain options:

  • 4×2 – Lower towing capacity than 4×4
  • 4×4 – Higher towing capacity than 4×2

Cab Configuration:

The 2013 RAM 3500 offers three cab configurations:

  1. Regular Cab – Higher towing capacity than Crew Cab and Mega Cab
  2. Crew Cab – Lower towing capacity than Regular Cab and Mega Cab
  3. Mega Cab – Lower towing capacity than Regular Cab and higher than Crew Cab

Payload and Maximum Trailer Weights:

  1. The payload is an estimated value and is rounded to the nearest 10 lbs. To calculate the payload, subtract the curb weight from the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR).
  2. Maximum trailer weights are also estimated and rounded to the nearest 50 lbs. To calculate the maximum trailer weight, subtract the curb weight and a 150 lb. allowance for the driver from the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR).

Recommended Tongue Weight:

  1. The recommended tongue weight for a trailer is between 10% and 15% of the gross trailer weight.
  2. However, for Class III bumper ball hitches, the maximum tongue weight is limited to 500 pounds, and for Class IV receiver hitches, it’s limited to 1,200 pounds.
  3. It’s important to note that the Gross Axle Weight Ratings (GAWRs) and GVWRs should never be exceeded to ensure safe towing.

Weight Limits for Different Hitches:

  1. The maximum weight for a weight-carrying hitch is 5,000 pounds.
  2. For trailers over 5,000 pounds, a weight-distributing system is recommended.
  3. Trailers over 12,000 pounds require a fifth-wheel or gooseneck hitch.

Useful Resources

2013 RAM 3500 Towing Capacity PDF

Conclusion

In conclusion, the 2013 RAM 3500 Heavy-Duty Truck is a powerful vehicle with impressive towing and payload capacities. With a towing capacity of 30,010 pounds and a maximum payload capacity of 6,730 pounds, this truck is capable of handling a variety of heavy-duty tasks.

However, it’s essential to keep in mind that these capacities can vary depending on several factors, so it’s essential to consult the charts and consider all relevant factors before towing.

Whether you’re hauling a trailer or transporting heavy equipment, the RAM 3500 is a reliable and capable vehicle that won’t disappoint.

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