Just when you think a truck can only tow so much, the towing capabilities of a new 2015 Ram 1500 are setting the bar another notch higher.
This beast of a vehicle has a towing capacity of approximately 7,600 pounds. If you’re doing math at home, that’s 3.75 tons. That’s a lot of weight! To think, an elephant weighs about seven tons. The day we see a truck that can carry an elephant will be man’s greatest gift to mankind.
Thinking of said elephant being towed on a Ram 1500, it got me thinking what exactly could this amazing truck tow and how much of it? One Google search of “What objects weigh more than three tons” and you’re lost with no direction, because not many things on this planet weigh three tons.
Instead, we can narrow it down and think of very heavy objects and multiply it by a few. It should be mentioned that the truck experts at your Lexington area Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership don’t think you should actually do this. But if you’re feeling extra adventurous and have the means to test these out, give it a shot and report back on your experience!)
Here are some things you can tow with a Ram 1500:
3 Great White Sharks
An adult Great White can weigh up to 2,400 pounds, which is already over one ton. You can tow up to three of these aquatic beasts thanks to the 2015 Ram 1500’s towing capacity, and it’s no secret why this truck has been named Motor Trend’s “Truck of the Year” two years in a row. This truck is the land equivalent to a Great White, without the fins and sharp teeth and ability to swim under water, of course.
5 Saltwater Crocodiles
A saltwater croc can weigh up to 1,500 pounds. Imagine fitting five of those suckers onto a towing block and driving around Lexington. Hopefully you have a good reason for even going after these things, let alone tow them around for fun.
7 Queen Victoria’s Cheese Wheels
Okay, I know what you’re thinking. Where in the world does a 1,000-pound wheel of cheddar cheese exist? Well, it existed back in the 1800s when life didn’t make much sense as we’d like to think it does today. But they had their priorities in order when it comes to delicious dairy, as Queen Victoria was actually given a cheese wheel that weighed over 1,000 pounds. There may not even be enough cheese in the state of Wisconsin that could even equal 1,000 pounds. This is madness, and the only thing I can think of in response is that I hope her royal highness wasn’t lactose intolerant.
More than likely, you’re not going to get a giant cheese wheel and tow it around Lexington. The bottom line is that the 2015 Ram 1500 is capable of towing any and almost anything reasonable, including your boat, off-road toys or camping trailer. We’re sure that the when the 2016 Ram 1500 release date becomes official, it may carry more than four tons. Who knows? But make sure to visit your greater Lexington CDJR dealership and see what is available.