As a heavy-duty pickup truck designed to haul heavy loads, the 2019 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 2019 RAM 3500, including charts, VIN Decoder, and tables for easy reference.

The 2019 RAM 3500 has a maximum Towing Capacity of 35,100 pounds and a maximum Payload Capacity of 7,680 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 3500 Towing Capacity & Payload Capacity Chart

Maximum Towing Capacity35,100 lbs
Maximum Payload Capacity7,680 lbs
Maximum GVWR14,000 lbs
Maximum GCWR43,000 lbs
2019 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 2019 RAM 3500.

Here I’ve collected all the 2019 RAM 3500 towing and payload capacity information from the official RAM resources including the 2019 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

2019 RAM 3500 Towing Capacity Chart

2019 RAM 3500 Towing Capacity Payload Capacity Chart 1
2019 RAM 3500 Towing Capacity Chart

2019 RAM 3500 Payload Capacity Chart

2019 RAM 3500 Towing Capacity Payload Capacity Chart 2
2019 RAM 3500 Payload Capacity Chart

Fifth Wheel/Gooseneck Towing Capacity

If you are looking to tow heavy loads with your 2019 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 23,000 pounds, while a gooseneck hitch is required for trailers over 30,000 pounds.

Keeping these guidelines in mind can help ensure safe and successful towing with your 2019 Ram 3500.

2019 RAM 3500 Trims

The 2019 RAM 3500 offers 6 different trim levels to choose from: Big Horn, Lone Star, Longhorn, Tradesman, Laramie, and Limited.

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.

TRADESMAN

Cab ConfigurationTowing CapacityPayload Capacity
4X2 REG CAB W/8.0′ BOX35,100 lb7,680 lb
4X2 CREW CAB W/RAMBOX23,350 lb4,160 lb
4X2 CREW CAB W/6.5′ BOX24,320 lb4,300 lb
4X2 CREW CAB W/8.0′ BOX34,480 lb5,950 lb
4X4 REG CAB 8.0′ BOX34,690 lb6,160 lb
4X4 CREW CAB RAMBOX23,750 lb4,030 lb
4X4 CREW CAB 6.5′ BOX24,490 lb4,180 lb
4X4 CREW CAB 8.0′ BOX34,130 lb5,600 lb

BIG HORN/LONE STAR

Cab ConfigurationTowing CapacityPayload Capacity
4X4 MEGA CAB 6.5′ BOX33,020 lb5,420 lb
4X4 MEGA CAB RAMBOX23,280 lb4,080 lb
4X2 CREW CAB W/6.5′ BOX24,320 lb4,300 lb
4X2 CREW CAB W/8.0′ BOX34,480 lb5,950 lb

Using VIN Decoder

If you already own a 2019 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 2019 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
6.4L HEMI V818,210 lbs7,680 lbs
6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel22,740 lbs6,910 lbs
6.7L Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel35,100 lbs6,570 lbs
2019 RAM 3500 Towing and Payload Capacity Chart

The RAM 3500 comes in either a 6-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual transmission, with rear-wheel drive as the drivetrain option.

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 18,210 lbs of towing capacity and has a maximum payload capacity of 7,680 lbs.

  • Horsepower: 410 hp
  • Torque: 429 lb-ft
  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 18,210 lbs
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 7,680 lbs

6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel

The 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel (auto) engine is another great option, boasting an impressive 400 horsepower and a whopping 1000 lb-ft of torque.

This engine can tow up to 22,740 lbs and has a maximum payload capacity of 6,910 lbs.

  • Horsepower: 400 hp
  • Torque: 930 lb-ft
  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 22,740 lbs
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 6,910 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 400 and a torque of 1000 lb-ft.

With this engine, you can tow up to a whopping 35,100 lbs and carry a maximum payload capacity of 6,570 lbs. Also, the 2019 RAM 3500 Fifth-Wheel towing capacity is up to 30,000 pounds.

  • Horsepower: 400 hp
  • Torque: 1000 lb-ft
  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 35,100 lbs
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 6,570 lbs

Payload Capacity

The table provides information on the maximum payload capacity of the 2019 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
6.4L HEMI V87,680 lbs
6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel6,910 lbs
6.7L Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel6,570 lbs
2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 is required for trailers over 23,000 pounds.
  • A gooseneck hitch is required for trailers over 30,000 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

2019 RAM 3500 Towing Capacity PDF

Conclusion

In conclusion, the 2019 RAM 3500 Heavy-Duty Truck is a powerful vehicle with impressive towing and payload capacities. With a towing capacity of 35,100 pounds and a maximum payload capacity of 7,680 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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