How Much Stuff Can The 2018 Ram 1500 Haul? | Landers CDJR of Norman
If you know much about Ram trucks, you probably have a good idea of how capable and powerful they are. These trucks can tow and haul a lot of stuff. But just how much? Well, we know the 2018 Ram 1500 has a max payload of 1,880 pounds and a max towing capacity of 10,620 pounds. But what does that really mean? We got curious, so we decided to test it out with some of Oklahoma’s favorite things.
We’ll start out with the Oklahoma State Animal, the mighty bison. If you’ve ever seen one of these magnificent beasts in person — and if you live in Oklahoma, you almost certainly have — you know these things are huge. Like, really huge. We’re talking heaviest land mammals in North America huge. So, could we haul any behind the 2018 Ram 1500?
Let’s see. The average bison weighs about 1,400 lbs. The 2018 Ram 1500 has a max payload of 1,880 pounds, so we could actually transport a bison in the truck bed. No trailer needed! Now, we probably wouldn’t recommend that. But it’s possible. Let’s talk towing, though. The Ram 1500 can tow up to 10,620 pounds. If you divide that buy the weight of a bison, you get seven bison with some room to spare. So, the next time you want to casually haul around some of Oklahoma’s state animals, the Ram 1500’s got you covered.
Okay, this one’s actually pretty useful. Oklahoma’s state vegetable is a watermelon (wait, watermelon is a vegetable? Who knew?), and once again, we want to know how many the 2018 Ram 1500 can haul. When watermelon season rolls around, you’re bound to see a few truck beds piled with watermelons sitting on the side of the road. But are they reaching full capacity, or is there still room for more?
The average large watermelon weighs about 20 pounds. (There are small watermelons too, but come on.) If we’re talking strictly truck bed here, we could fit about 94 20-lb watermelons without going over the max payload. That’s a good haul! If your watermelons are going fast and you want to maximize profit, you could tow 531 watermelons behind your Ram truck. Nice.
We all know how much Oklahoma loves football, so naturally we had to include this one. Your average OU football weighs 15 ounces, which is just a little less than a pound. If you divide the 2018 Ram 1500’s max payload by the weight of the football, you get 2005.3. That means you theoretically fit 2,005 footballs in the Ram 1500 on its own. Add in the towing capacity, and you’re at 11,328 footballs. So, we don’t think the Sooners will be running out anytime soon.
Oklahoma’s state fruit is the strawberry, and we’re likely to start seeing truck beds full of them just before we start seeing the watermelons. Strawberries only weigh about 7-12 grams, depending on the size. Let’s average that out and say our strawberries weigh about 9.5 grams each. That means you could haul up to 89,763 strawberries and tow up to 507,068 strawberries. That’s pretty impressive.
What would you haul in a 2018 Ram 1500? If you have something in mind, Landers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Norman can help make that happen. We have plenty of 2018 Ram trucks that are gassed up and ready to drive home with you! Come check them out in person or take a look at our online inventory.