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Tow Vehicle Choices - SAE J2807, how manufacturers determine tow ratings.

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Here's a youtube video from Engineering Explained that describes the actual requirements for Truck Tow Capacity Measurements per SAE J2807.

This video explains how all truck manufacturers now test their vehicles to the same standard for tow ratings.

It also shows actual results for a RAM 3500 dually in fully loaded conditions.

 

Link1:

- This is the description of the tests and real calculations.

 

Link2:

...Takes you to TFL Trucks web page showing other tests at the proving grounds and RAM Engineers describing the industry requirements.

 

Enjoy...

 

 

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2019 Elite II (Hull 505 - Galway Girl - August 7, 2019 Delivery) 
Tow Vehicle: 2018 F150 EcoBoost, King Ranch, FX4, MaxTow Package, 10 Speed, 3.55 Rear Axle
GVWR 7,000#, Payload Sticker 1557#, Truck GCWR=18,100# ,Tow capacity: 12,200#

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