In this article, we will take a closer look at the 2019 RAM 2500’s towing capacity and payload, providing you with all the information you need to determine if this truck is the right choice for your needs.

We will also provide helpful charts that break down the truck’s capabilities, so you can easily compare it to other trucks on the market.

Whether you’re a contractor, a farmer, or just someone who needs a reliable work truck, the 2019 RAM 2500 is worth considering.

The 2019 RAM 2500 Towing Capacity ranges between 13,970 – 19,680 pounds and the Payload Capacity ranges between 1,660 – 4,050 pounds. This can vary depending on factors such as the vehicle’s Curb Weight, Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Payload, and other factors.

2019 RAM 2500 (Heavy-Duty) Towing and Payload Capacity Chart

EnginePowerTorqueMax. Towing CapacityMax. Payload Capacity
6.4L HEMI® V8 410 hp429 lb-ft17,580 lbs4,050 lbs
6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel 370 hp850 lb-ft19,780 lbs3,260 lbs

The maximum towing capacity of the Ram 2500 varies based on the engine you choose.

The standard 6.4L HEMI® V8 engine can tow up to 17,580 lbs, which is great for towing medium-sized trailers or boats, and has a maximum payload capacity of 4,050 lbs.

However, if you need to tow larger items like loaded hay wagons or livestock trailers, you might want to go for the available 6.7L Cummins® turbo diesel I6 engine.

This beast of an engine can tow up to 19,780 lbs, making it a great choice for heavy-duty towing, and has a maximum payload capacity of 3,260 lbs.

It’s important to note that the towing capacity of your RAM 2500 will depend on the specific configuration of your vehicle, including the engine, transmission, axle ratio, and other factors.

It is also crucial to remember that the total weight of the vehicle and the trailer should not surpass the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) specified for the 2500 RAM.

Here I’ve collected all the 2019 RAM 2500 towing and payload capacity information from the official RAM resources including the 2019 RAM 2500 Brochure and

Towing Capacity Charts – 2019 RAM 2500

The 2019 RAM 2500 comes with different engine options, each with its own unique towing capacity.

2019 RAM 2500 Towing Capacity Chart

Each engine is available with different axle ratios, which affect the truck’s towing capacity.

Engine6.4L HEMI® V86.7L Cummins® turbo diesel I6
Horsepower410 horsepower370 horsepower
Torque429 lb.-ft. of torque850 lb.-ft. of torque
Max. payload4,050 lbs.3,260 lbs.
Max. Towing16,320 lbs.19,780 lbs.
TrimsStandard on the Tradesman
Big Horn, Laramie
Power Wagon®
Laramie Longhorn®
Available on the Tradesman
Big Horn
Laramie Longhorn®

These engines offer different levels of power and performance, so it’s important to choose the one that best fits your needs.

Standard Engine:

  • 6.4L HEMI® V8
  • Best-in-Class* 410 horsepower
  • 429 lb-ft of torque

The 6.4L HEMI® V8 engine is a standard option that provides a good balance of towing capacity and payload capacity, making it ideal for most tasks.

Diesel Engine:

  • 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I-6 engine
  • 370 horsepower
  • 850 lb-ft of torque

On the other hand, if you need more towing power, the 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 engine is a great option with its impressive torque and towing capacity.

Payload Capacity Chart – 2019 RAM 2500

The 2019 RAM 2500 is a workhorse when it comes to payload capacity.

2019 RAM 2500 Payload Capacity Chart

Let’s take a look at the different engine options and their corresponding payload capacities.

EnginePowerTorqueMax. Payload Capacity
Standard 6.4L HEMI® V8 410 hp429 lb-ft4,050 lbs
Available 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel370 hp850 lb-ft3,260 lbs

More Detailed Towing and Payload Capacity Charts

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Gooseneck, Fifth-Wheel Towing, and Warn® Zeon-12 Winch

3 Ways the 2019 RAM 2500 Makes Towing a Breeze.

Gooseneck Towing Made Easy: With the Fifth-Wheel/Gooseneck Prep Group, all the necessary components for gooseneck towing are included, making it fast and easy to set up. The group includes gooseneck bolt plates, center castings, a 4-/7-pin trailer connector, and a rear in-bed integrated 7-pin connector.

Impressive Fifth-Wheel Towing: Thanks to the fully integrated rear-axle cross member on all frames, the RAM 2500 has impressive fifth-wheel towing capabilities. The production box floor also includes fifth-wheel pucks and integrated fifth-wheel hitch mounting hardware, making it easy to get set up and hit the road.

Warn® Zeon-12 Winch for Extra Capability: For those who need even more towing capability, the RAM 2500 offers the All-New Warn® Zeon-12 Winch. This class-exclusive winch utilizes a synthetic line that is designed to prevent fraying and can handle up to 12,000 pounds.

And, at only 28 pounds, it’s proof that big capability can come in small packages. Plus, it’s the only factory-installed winch available on a heavy-duty pickup truck.

Head-Turning Towing Capabilities

The truck’s exceptional towing and hauling capabilities are definitely impressive, but it’s equally important to have the right technology to make it all work seamlessly.

The rear-view camera is equipped with a dynamic centerline display and hookup assist feature, which when combined with the Class-Exclusive Auto-Level Rear Air Suspension, makes trailer hitching easier than ever before.

In addition to these features, the All-New Warn® Zeon-12 Winch is also available for those who require extra capabilities.

This class-exclusive winch is designed with a synthetic line that prevents fraying and weighs only 28 lbs.

Despite its small size, the Warn® Zeon-12 winch can handle a weight of up to 12,000 lbs, proving that big capabilities can come in small packages.

It’s worth noting that this winch is the only factory-installed winch that’s available on a heavy-duty pickup truck.

2019 RAM 2500 Towing & Payload Capacity by VIN Decoder

If you already own a 2019 RAM 2500 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.

More Important Information

Payload and Trailer Weight Information

  1. Payload and Max Trailer Weights are estimated values.
  2. All values are shown in pounds unless otherwise stated.
  3. Payload and Max Trailer Weight values are rounded to the nearest 10lb.
  4. Payload = GVWR – Base Weight.
  5. Payload and Trailer Weight Ratings are mutually exclusive.
  6. GAWRs, GVWRs, and GCWRs should never be exceeded.
  7. Trailer Weight Rating and Tow Vehicle Trailering Weight are calculated as specified in SAE J2807.

Weight Factors for Trailering

  1. Passenger Weight = 300 lb.
  2. Options Weight = 100 lb.
  3. Tongue weight: 10% of the gross trailer weight for Conventional Hitch, 15% of the gross trailer weight for 5th Wheel or Gooseneck hitch.
  4. Trailering Equipment Weight: 75 lb for Conventional Hitch, 70 lb for Gooseneck, and 250 lb for 5th Wheel.
  5. Payload and GAWR should never be exceeded and must account for all of the above weights, including the appropriate trailering equipment and tongue weight.
  6. Box Off Body Completion Weight = 80 lb per foot from end of cab to the end of frame.

Maximum Capability

  1. RAM 2500 boasts a maximum towing capacity of 19,680 pounds with the available 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 engine.
  2. RAM 2500 has a maximum payload capacity of 4,050 pounds with the standard 6.4L HEMI® V8 engine.
  3. The RAM 2500 is built for maximum capability and is designed to handle the toughest jobs on the road.

Useful Resources

2019 RAM 2500 Towing Capacity PDF


In conclusion, the 2019 RAM 2500 Heavy-Duty Truck is a powerful vehicle with impressive towing and payload capacities. With a towing capacity ranging from 13,970 – 19,680 pounds and a maximum payload capacity of 1,660 – 4,050 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 2500 is a reliable and capable vehicle that won’t disappoint.

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