Ram 2500 Problems

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What towing capacity do I need for a float with two horses?

Answered by CarsGuide 4 Jan 2020

The rule of thumb is that a float with two horses on board is around the 2000kg mark, so that’s the absolute bare minimum towing limit you’d be looking at. Even then, by the time you add a couple of saddles, some feed bins and whatever else it is horsey people cart around, you could easily be looking at 2.5 or even three tonnes.

With that in mind, the smart move would be to buy a dual-cab ute with as much towing capacity as possible. The good news there is that many of the popular choices can tow a braked trailer weighing anything up to 3.5 tonnes. Think about it; if a ute can tow 3.5 tonnes, it should cope easily with two tonnes.

If, on the other hand, we’re talking a three-axle float and a pair of Clydesdale horses, you might have to look at one of the US-made utes from the likes of RAM or other US-market brands. And even then, you need to be careful: Even though some versions of the RAM ute can legally tow 4500kg with a braked trailer, to do so and not exceed the GCM (the combined mass of the vehicle and trailer) the payload in the tray falls to less than 100kg.

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Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram caught up in large round of recalls

Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram caught up in large round of recalls

5 Jul 2019 · by Tom White

Thousands of vehicles are caught up in a long round of recalls that involves everything from Takata airbags to incorrectly-printed tyre placards.

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Ram 2500 and 3500 lead latest round of safety recalls

Ram 2500 and 3500 lead latest round of safety recalls

26 Nov 2018 · by Robbie Wallis

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued its latest round of safety recalls, led by American Special Vehicle’s converted Ram 2500 and 3500 pick-ups. ...

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