As a heavy-duty pickup truck designed to haul heavy loads, the 2014 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 2014 RAM 3500, including charts, VIN Decoder, and tables for easy reference.

The 2014 RAM 3500 has a maximum Towing Capacity of 30,000 pounds and a maximum Payload Capacity of 7,320 pounds. This can vary depending on factors such as the vehicle’s Curb Weight, Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Payload, and other factors.

2014 RAM 3500 Towing Capacity & Payload Capacity Charts

Maximum Towing Capacity30,000 lbs
Maximum Payload Capacity7,320 lbs
Maximum GVWR14,000 lbs
Maximum GCWR37,600 lbs
2014 RAM 3500 Towing and Payload Capacity Chart

It is important to note that the towing and payload capacity may vary depending on the specific model, trim, and additional equipment installed.

Read on to determine the appropriate capacity for your specific vehicle and towing needs.

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 2014 RAM 3500.

Here I’ve collected all the 2014 RAM 3500 towing and payload capacity information from the official RAM resources including the 2014 RAM 3500 Brochure and ramtrucks.com.

Be sure to consult your owner’s manual or a trusted mechanic to determine the maximum towing capacity for your specific vehicle.

Towing and Payload Capacity Charts

2014 RAM 3500 Towing Capacity Chart

2014 RAM 3500 Towing Capacity Payload Capacity Chart
2014 RAM 3500 Towing Capacity Chart

2014 RAM 3500 Payload Capacity Chart

2014 RAM 3500 Towing Capacity Payload Capacity Chart 2
2014 RAM 3500 Payload Capacity Chart

Fifth Wheel/Gooseneck Towing Capacity

If you are looking to tow heavy loads with your 2014 Ram 3500, it’s important to keep in mind the recommended tongue weight and hitch requirements.

For a conventional hitch, it is recommended that the tongue weight be 10-15% of the gross trailer weight, while for a gooseneck or fifth wheel hitch, the recommended tongue weight is higher, at 20-25% of the gross trailer weight.

Additionally, the maximum tongue weight for the Ram 3500’s gooseneck hitch is limited to 6000 pounds, while the fifth wheel hitch is limited to 5000 pounds.

It’s also important to note that a fifth-wheel or gooseneck hitch is required for trailers over 17,000 pounds, while a gooseneck hitch is required for trailers over 25,000 pounds.

Keeping these guidelines in mind can help ensure safe and successful towing with your 2014 Ram 3500.

2014 RAM 3500 Trims

The 2014 RAM 3500 offers 6 different trim levels to choose from: Big Horn, Laramie, Longhorn, Longhorn Limited, 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.

2014 RAM 3500 Laramie Towing Capacity Chart

ModelTowing CapacityPayload CapacityGVWRCurb WeightAxle RatioWheelbase
Laramie 4×2 Crew Cab11,350 lbs4,018 lbs10,500 lbs6,482 lbs3.73149.5 in
Laramie 4×2 Crew Cab11,240 lb4,412 lb11,000 lb6,588 lb3.73169.5 in
Laramie 4×2 Mega Cab11160 lb4330 lb11000 lb6670 lb3.73160.5 in
Laramie 4×4 Crew Cab SRW11250 lb4118 lb10700 lb6582 lb3.73149.5 in
Laramie 4×4 Crew Cab10,880 lb4,354 lb11,300 lb6,946 lb3.73169.5 in
Laramie 4×4 Mega Cab 160.510860 lb4331 lb11300 lb6969 lb3.73160.5 in
Table displays minimum Towing and Payload Capacities for these configurations.

2014 RAM 3500 Longhorn Towing Capacity Chart

ModelTowing CapacityPayload CapacityGVWRCurb WeightAxle RatioWheelbase
Longhorn 4×2 Crew Cab11,270 lbs3,944 lbs10,500 lbs6,556 lbs3.73149.5 in
Longhorn 4×2 Crew Cab11,140 lb4,314 lb11,000 lb6,686 lb3.73169.5 in
Longhorn 4×2 Mega Cab11040 lb4213 lb11000 lb6787 lb3.73160.5 in
Longhorn 4×4 Crew Cab11160 lb4029 lb10700 lb6671 lb3.73149.5 in
Longhorn 4×4 Crew Cab10780 lb4249 lb11300 lb7051 lb3.73169.5 in
Longhorn 4×4 Mega Cab10750 lb4223 lb11300 lb7077 lb3.73160.5 in
Table displays minimum Towing and Payload Capacities for these configurations.

2014 RAM 3500 SLT Towing Capacity Chart

ModelTowing CapacityPayload CapacityGVWRCurb WeightAxle RatioWheelbase
SLT 4×2 Crew Cab11,440 lbs4,062 lbs10,500 lbs6,438 lbs3.73149.5 in
SLT 4×2 Crew Cab11,280 lb4,442 lb11,000 lb6,558 lb3.73169.5 in
SLT 4×2 Mega Cab11220 lb4389 lb11000 lb6611 lb3.73160.5 in
SLT 4×2 Regular Cab11,810 lbs4,077 lbs10,100 lbs6,023 lbs3.73140 in
SLT 4×4 Crew Cab SRW11300 lb4167 lb10700 lb6533 lb3.73149.5 in
SLT 4×4 Crew Cab10,960 lb4,425 lb11,300 lb6,875 lb3.73169.5 in
SLT 4×4 Mega Cab10960 lb4425 lb11300 lb6875 lb3.73160.5 in
SLT 4×4 Regular Cab11460 lb3931 lb10300 lb6369 lb3.73140 in
Table displays minimum Towing and Payload Capacities for these configurations.

2014 RAM 3500 Tradesman Towing Capacity Chart

ModelTowing CapacityPayload CapacityGVWRCurb WeightAxle RatioWheelbase
Tradesman 4×2 Crew Cab11,440 lbs4,108 lbs10,500 lbs6,392 lbs3.73149.5 in
Tradesman 4×2 Crew Cab11330 lb4476 lb11000 lb6524 lb3.73169.5 in
Tradesman 4×2 Regular Cab11,850 lbs4,118 lbs10,100 lbs5,982 lbs3.73140 in
Tradesman 4×4 Crew Cab11370 lb4244 lb10700 lb6456 lb3.73149.5 in
Tradesman 4×4 Crew Cab10,980 lb4,454 lb11,300 lb6,846 lb3.73169.5 in
Tradesman 4×4 Regular Cab11,490 lbs3,957 lbs10,300 lbs6,343 lbs3.73140 in
Table displays minimum Towing and Payload Capacities for these configurations.

Using VIN Decoder

If you already own a 2014 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.

Towing Capacity by Engines

As an owner of a 2014 RAM 3500 Heavy-Duty truck, it is important to understand the towing and payload capacity of your vehicle.

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

EngineMax. Towing CapacityMax. Payload Capacity
5.7L HEMI V813,850 lbs4,480 lbs
6.4L HEMI V816,450 lbs7,320 lbs
6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel (auto)22,550 lbs6,720 lbs
6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel (manual)18,500 lbs6,670 lbs
6.7L Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel30,000 lbs6,570 lbs
2014 RAM 3500 Towing and Payload Capacity Chart

5.7L HEMI V8

The 5.7L HEMI V8 engine is a standard engine that produces 383 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, you can tow up to 13,850 lbs and carry a maximum payload capacity of 4,480 lbs.

  • Horsepower: 383 hp
  • Torque: 400 lb-ft
  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 13,850 lbs
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 4,480 lbs

6.4L HEMI V8

The 6.4L HEMI V8 engine is the second option that provides an impressive 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. This engine can haul up to 16,450 lbs of towing capacity and has a maximum payload capacity of 7,320 lbs.

  • Horsepower: 410 hp (and 370 hp for 3500 Mega Cab® only)
  • Torque: 429 lb-ft
  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 16,450 lbs
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 7,320 lbs

6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel (auto)

The 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel (auto) engine is another great option, boasting an impressive 350 horsepower and a whopping 660 lb-ft of torque.

This engine can tow up to 22,550 lbs and has a maximum payload capacity of 6,720 lbs.

  • Horsepower: 350 hp
  • Torque: 850 lb-ft
  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 22,550 lbs
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 6,720 lbs

6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel (manual)

The 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel (manual) engine is the fourth option and has a horsepower of 350 and a torque of 660 lb-ft.

With this engine, you can tow up to 18,500 lbs and have a maximum payload capacity of 6,670 lbs.

  • Horsepower: 350 hp
  • Torque: 660 lb-ft
  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 18,500 lbs
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 6,670 lbs

6.7L Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel

Finally, the 6.7L Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel engine is the most potent engine option, producing a horsepower of 385 and a torque of 850 lb-ft.

With this engine, you can tow up to a whopping 30,000 lbs and carry a maximum payload capacity of 6,570 lbs.

  • Horsepower: 385 hp
  • Torque: 850 lb-ft
  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 30,000 lbs
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 6,570 lbs

Payload Capacity

The table provides information on the maximum payload capacity of the 2014 RAM 3500 for different engine options.

One of the most important factors to consider when loading up your RAM 3500 is the maximum payload capacity of the vehicle.

This refers to the weight that the truck can carry without causing any safety or performance issues.

It’s important to know the payload capacity of your RAM 3500 to ensure that you are operating within its limits.

EngineMax. Payload Capacity
5.7L HEMI V84,480 lbs
6.4L HEMI V87,320 lbs
6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel (auto)6,720 lbs
6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel (manual)6,670 lbs
6.7L Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel6,570 lbs
2014 RAM 3500 Payload Capacity Chart

Important Notes

Gross Axle Weight Ratings (GAWRs), Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings (GVWRs), and Gross Combined Weight Ratings (GCWRs) are crucial for safe towing. You should never exceed these ratings to prevent accidents and damage to your vehicle.

Drivetrain Options:

The 2014 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 2014 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 Calculation:

  • Payload is calculated by subtracting the Curb Weight from the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). (Payload = GVWR – Curb Wt.)
  • Note that in some cases, the payload value may be rounded down to the nearest 10 pounds.

Maximum Trailer Weight:

  • The maximum trailer weight is the weight that can be safely towed by the vehicle.
  • Note that in some cases, the maximum trailer weight may be rounded down to the nearest 50 pounds.
  • Payload and maximum trailer weight are mutually exclusive, meaning that if the maximum payload weight is reached, the maximum trailer weight should not be exceeded.

GCWR Calculation:

  • Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) is a defined value in pounds.
  • Base weights may change due to a production audit or product change.
  • GCW can be calculated by adding the base weight, driver weight (150 pounds), maximum trailer weight, and 20 pounds. (GCW = Base weight + 150 lbs (Driver weight) + Max Trailer + 20 lbs)

Recommended Tongue Weight:

  • For a conventional hitch, the recommended tongue weight is 10-15% of the gross trailer weight.
  • The maximum tongue weight for Class V (the receiver hitch) is limited to 1700 pounds.
  • For a Gooseneck and Fifth wheel hitch, the recommended tongue weight is 20-25% of the gross trailer weight.
  • The maximum tongue weight for Ram 3500 Gooseneck Hitch is limited to 6000 pounds, and for the fifth wheel hitch is limited to 5000 pounds.

Hitch Requirements:

  • A fifth-wheel or gooseneck hitch is required for trailers over 17,000 pounds.
  • A gooseneck hitch is required for trailers over 25,000 pounds.

GVWR and GAWR Limitations:

  • It is important to note that the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and Gross Axle Weight Ratings (GAWR) should never be exceeded.
  • The GVWR is the maximum weight that the vehicle can carry, including passengers, cargo, and fuel.
  • The GAWR is the maximum weight that each axle can support.

Useful Resources

2014 RAM 3500 Towing Capacity PDF

Conclusion

In conclusion, the 2014 RAM 3500 Heavy-Duty Truck is a powerful vehicle with impressive towing and payload capacities. With a towing capacity of 30,000 pounds and a maximum payload capacity of 7,320 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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