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Thousands of new Ram 1500 dual-cab utes recalled over potential visibility issue
Ram Australia has recalled 2540 examples of the 1500 dual-cab pick-up over a manufacturing defect that could cause a visibility problem
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RECALL: Hundreds of Ram 1500 dual-cab utes could catch fire
Ram Australia has recalled 438 examples of the 1500 dual-cab pick-up over a manufacturing defect that could cause them to catch fire
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What towing capacity do I need for a float with two horses?

The rule of thumb is that a float with two horses on board is around the 2000kg mark, so that鈥檚 the absolute bare minimum towing limit you鈥檇 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鈥檙e 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.

Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram caught up in large round of recalls
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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Ford F250: Is it legal to tow my Caravan?

It鈥檚 not legal to use a 3500 kg rated tow vehicle to tow 4500 kg, and your insurance wouldn鈥檛 cover you in the event of a crash. Step up to the bigger vehicle, or maybe look at something like a RAM pickup.


Who makes ram cars and where are they made?

Ram is owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). FCA own Dodge, Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Abarth, Maserati, MOPAR, Lancia and SRT as well as their namesakes Fiat and Chrysler. Ram manufactures trucks out of Saltillo in Mexico (where Australian Rams originate), Warren Michigan in the US and, for the European market, Bursa in Turkey. 

What does Ram stand for?

The Ram brand used to be called Dodge Ram. The name originated as a model of the Dodge truck. Following a restructure of the Dodge brand by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in 2009, the Ram brand stopped being referred to as Dodge Ram after their 2010 model was launched.

Ram 2500 and 3500 lead latest round of safety recalls
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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Jeep, Ram , Kia, Nissan, Holden, Subaru, Audi, Tesla, models recalled
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Takata airbag recall: how do I find out if my car is affected?
What do you do if your car is part of the Takata airbag recall? We're here to help you figure it out.
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