Towing Guide for Ram
LEARN HOW TO LOAD UP, GET HITCHED AND HIT THE ROAD
LOAD HEAVY CARGO FIRST
HOW TO DRIVE WITH A TRAILER
If this is your first time towing a trailer, be sure to practice in an open area before hitting the road.
As a rule, only pass when necessary and obey all laws. Remember to account for your trailer length when passing a slower vehicle. Check that you’ve cleared the other vehicle before returning to your lane. Also, the extra trailer weight will make acceleration slower. Be sure to use your turn signals and allow for plenty of clearance.
THE LONGER THE TRAILER, THE WIDER THE TURN
Swing wide while turning and double check your mirrors to be sure your trailer clears all obstacles.
HOW TO BACK UP
Start by putting you hand at the bottom of the steering wheel. To turn left, move your hand left. To turn right, move it right. Adjust your direction little by little. Slight turns of the steering wheel translate to greater movement of the trailer.
If your trailer ends up jackknifing, simply pull forward to straighten out and try again. Backing up can take some getting used to so take it slow and have someone behind the trailer to spot you.
Always slow down before going downhill. If you’re in a manual transmission vehicle, downshift when going both uphill and downhill.
FEATURES TO MAKE TOWING EASIER