1995 Dodge RAM 1500 Towing Capacityby Charles Green
The Dodge Ram 1500 is the base full-sized pickup truck sold by Dodge. Along with the 2500 and 3500, these trucks comprise Dodge's entire big truck portfolio. Powered exclusively by gas engines, the 1995 Dodge 1500 was built in two- and four-wheel-drive configurations and featured various cabin and truck bed configurations. This truck offers sufficient towing with V-6 and V-8 engine power.
Three engines were available with the 1995 Dodge Ram: a 3.9-liter V-6, a 5.2-liter V-8 and a 5.9-liter V8. Each of these engines were paired with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission.
The 1995 Dodge Ram offers a towing capacity ranging from 2,900 to 4,700 pounds depending on engine offering. Payload capacity ranges from 1,453 to 2,348 pounds. These trucks have a curb weight ranging from 4,033 to 4,947 pounds.
The 3.9-liter V-6 engine is rated at 170 horsepower and 230 foot-lbs. of torque. When equipped with a 5.2-liter V-8 engine, the 1995 Dodge Ram is rated at 220 horsepower and 285 foot-lbs. of torque. When equipped with a 5.9-liter V-8 engine, this truck is rated at 230 horsepower and 330 foot-lbs. of torque. All torque is at 3,200 rpm.
Charles Green is a freelance writer in North Carolina who has been writing since 1992 and freelancing since 2002. His work appears in "435 South Magazine," "Wisconsin Golfer" and for various websites. Green earned a Bacheler of Science in business administration from Ramapo College of New Jersey.