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3 Things That a Ram 3500 Can Tow That No Other Truck CanPosted On December 10, 2015
(…but probably shouldn’t)
1) 200 Newfies
The provincial dog of Newfoundland is an Atlantic treasure, with thick bones, water-resistant coat, and in200 Newfiesnate swimming talents that make them ideal for rescue work along the Canadian coast and throughout the world. Descended from the now-extinct St. John’s water dog, the common ancestor of the Newfoundland and the Chesapeake Bay, Flat Coated, Golden, and Labrador Retriever, Newfoundlands’ large lungs, webbed feet, and unusual swimming stroke put them far ahead of the crowd when it comes to aquatic work.
And when it comes to work on the road – namely, the work of towing – one heavy duty truck has the strength to truly stand out over the competition: the Ram 3500. Best-in-Class Towing isn’t just a buzzword – it’s the power to pull over 200 very closely, extraordinarily illegally packed adult male Newfies anywhere you need to go. And that’s just assuming an average weight of 150 pounds. What about 400 Newfoundland puppies bringing fluffy joy to the end of your journey?
In all seriousness, the sky’s the limit with the 2015 and 2016 Ram 3500, both of which boast a maximum of over 30,000 lbs of towing capacity. Test drive today’s toughest heavy duty truck at Fernie Chrysler, East Kootenay’s finest dealership and your source for automotive muscle.
2) Nearly 2,275 Cubic Feet of Marshmallows
Imagine a world where the answer to the question “could I have some more” – traditionally abbreviated s’more – was always yes. At approximately 8.5 grams per large marshmallow and one large marshmallow per s’more, 30,000 pounds of marshmallows – a mere 0.03% of the United States’ yearly intake – would yield 1.6 million of these perennial camping treats. At one s’more per day, and assuming absolutely perfect preservation, you would need over 4383 years to enjoy your Ram 3500’s towing capacity in marshmallowy goodness. I don’t know where you plan to get the graham crackers and chocolate for that, but you have literal tons of marshmallows under your command; it’s no stretch to say that you can do anything.
But we know better than that. Medical science has only come so far, and marshmallows themselves only have a shelf-life of 6 to 8 months – so to polish that all off in 240 days, you’d need 6,665 friends to join you in your quest for s’more supremacy.
You can do it. The Ram 3500 can help
3) Nearly 3 Fully-Equipped, Passenger-Occupied, Precariously Stacked 4×2 / Regular Cab Ram 3500s
With a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or GWVR of 10,100 pounds, the lightest heavy-duty trim of a fully-loaded 2016 Ram 3500 is well within the towing capacity of any other 2016 Ram 3500 – discounting the hitch assembly, that is, because where’s the fun in that?
But it’s time to think big. It’s time to find that special place deep down in the human imagination where bad ideas can also be great ideas.
It’s time to take a look at the Dodge Ram 3500 4×2 Regular Cab with a 6.7L Cummins High-Output Turbo Diesel I-6 and AISIN 6-speed transmission under the hood, and it’s time to do the math. At a gear ratio of 4.10, this truck boasts the strongest towing power in the lineup: 31,210 pounds. Three of the lightest Ram 3500s only weigh 30,300 pounds – so while I don’t want to get into the automotive Tetris required to make this happen, because it probably wouldn’t be kind to or safe for either the trucks or their passengers, the raw power is there for the taking.
Ask yourself one question: how much Ram could a Ram truck tow if a Ram truck towed Ram trucks?