LEARN HOW TO LOAD UP, GET HITCHED AND HIT THE ROAD

LOAD HEAVY CARGO FIRST 

Safe and secure towing starts with loading your cargo correctly. Uneven trailer weight can lead to problems with steering, braking, and sway control.


 
 CORRECT: EVENLY LOADED TRAILER
Generally, 60% of your cargo weight should be loaded in the front half of your trailer and 40% in the rear half (unless otherwise directed by your trailer manufacturer). When loading cargo, you'll want to balance it evenly side-to-side, keeping the center of gravity low to the ground and over the trailer axle(s). 
 INCORRECT: UNEVEN TRAILER 
SECURE YOUR LOAD

After the cargo is properly balanced, you'll want to secure it in place. Unsecured cargo can shift while the vehicle is in motion, which can make your trailer unstable. Use nylon rope or towing straps to tie everything down.


TYPES OF HITCHES AVAILABLE FOR RAM MODELS


RECEIVER HITCH

The most common of hitches usually used for boats or trailers up to 10,000 pounds.


FIFTH WHEEL HITCH

A fifth wheel looks like the horseshoe-shaped hitch on a big rig. It's perfect for towing R/Vs and heavy trailers.



GOOSENECK HITCH

Used for towing the heaviest loads your truck can handle.



 

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