3 Reasons Why a RAM Truck is Better for Towing in Martinsville

June 1st, 2017 by

Summer is the season for using your big boy toys like fishing boats, dirt bikes and ATVs. And one truck that stands tall when it comes to having the power and capability of towing these items and leading you to big-time adventures in and around Ridgeway, VA, is a RAM 1500.

Blue Ridge RAM of Martinsville has a great selection of these popular pickups in stock today, so come test drive a 2017 RAM 1500 and find out for yourself what makes a RAM truck the perfect pickup for hauling your stuff.

More than just engine size determines a truck’s towing capacity, so here are a few guidelines when heading down to Blue Ridge RAM:

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Rule the roads in a RAM truck when it comes to towing your boats, bikes, horses and more!

1. Braking Power

When pulling a trailer, your RAM has to stop for two. That means your brakes have to apply more clamping force and withstand more friction. Inadequate brakes can lead to catastrophe, so it’s imperative that your truck be equipped with brakes meant for towing. RAM bolts big disc brakes onto their trucks, so you can be sure that if they say it will tow 10,500 pounds, it will stop 10,500 pounds.

2. Gearing

Axle gear ratio determines how a truck’s engine puts power to the ground. Some axles focus power on brute strength to get heavy loads up and moving while other, smaller gears maximize highway fuel efficiency while sacrificing some of that low-end oomph. RAM trucks offer a variety of axles to choose, so you can get the perfect truck whether you’re towing a bass boat or a house boat.

3. Suspension

You need a steady platform to tow big loads, especially at highway speeds where trailer sway and wind resistance can make an unsteady tow vehicle tough to control. RAM offers Active-Level four-corner air suspension on RAM 1500 trucks to increase stability and allow for appropriate ride height in any situation.

So take your summer activities to the next level this year with a RAM truck from Blue Ridge RAM of Martinsville. Then attach that sportfishing boat, horse trailer, camper or whatever else you can think of and dive into fun and adventure!

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