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Huntington Beach Area Drivers Buck Up for a Challenge in the 2017 RAM 1500

The 2017 RAM 1500 at our Huntington Beach area RAM dealership is a great looking truck, but we know you’re not going to choose a truck because it looks pretty in the driveway. You want a pickup that looks good with cargo in the back or with a trailer on the hitch, and you want it to perform even better.

Fortunately, that’s what the 2017 RAM 1500 is all about. While this ½-ton pickup lands in the light-duty segment by default, there’s nothing light about the loads it can handle. Once you get a handle on the finer points of towing and hauling, there won’t be much that you can’t handle behind the wheel of this beastly pickup.

The Guts to Grab Life by the Horns

Weight distribution breaks down to three key figures: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Gross Trailer Weight Rating (GTWR), and Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR). Fortunately, the 2017 RAM 1500 offers up big figures in each category for Huntington Beach area drivers.

GVWR refers to the weight of your truck, passengers, payload, and the tongue weight of an attached trailer. GTWR, on the other hand, refers to the weight of the trailer itself and any cargo therein. GCWR includes all of these together, but be sure to keep an eye on this; your GCWR is typically lower than the combined GVWR and GTWR, meaning that you’ll have to distribute weight in a way that strikes the right balance to get the most out of your truck.

Behind the wheel of the 2017 RAM 1500, you’ll be able to get the job done with a maximum towing capacity of up to 10,700 lbs and a maximum payload capacity of up to 1,700 lbs when properly configured. Add in RAM’s smart trailering features—like the class-exclusive available Active-Level™ Four-Corner Air Suspension, Hill Start Assist, and Trailer Sway Control—and you’ll have no problem hitching up, hitting the road, and crushing your to-do list.

To get geared up with the perfect truck for your needs, simply drop by Glenn E. Thomas Dodge Chrysler Jeep for a test drive! We invite you to contact us online or to call our team at (888) 649-3798 today.

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