National Boating and Fishing Week, Dodge and Ram Style
It is that time of year again, National Boating and Fishing Week, held this year from June 4-12. For those of you who don’t know, National Boating and Fishing Week is dedicated to spending some time on the water boating, fishing, tubing, skiing, jet skiing, and anything else you can do in a boat.
During the week, many states hold events that encourage people to get out on the water, such as license free fishing day. License free fishing day was created to allow people who haven’t fished before to test out the waters (literally) without needing to buy a fishing license. In Florida, license free fishing day is June 4-5 (saltwater), June 11-12 (freshwater).
Have a boat, but no boat dock? Or want a boat, but have no way to tow it? Fear no more, Ram trucks and Dodge SUVs are affordable and capable vehicles for your boat trailering needs.This year you don’t have to miss National Fishing and Boating Week!
High Towing Capacity
The line of Ram trucks are excellent options for towing boats of various sizes. Even better, Ram is dedicated to a positive towing experience so all Ram trucks comes one of come equipped with several safety features like integrated braking and hill-start assist.
If you have a large boat, this is the truck for you. Since the Ram 3500 has the highest towing capacity of 31,210 pounds, it also has the biggest engine. The Ram 3500 comes equipped with an award-winning 5.7-Liter V8 HEMI engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The Ram 1500 is the smaller truck of the three available Ram trims, however it still has an excellent towing capacity of 10,650 pounds, making it ideal for smaller boats or a group of jet skis. The Ram 1500 comes standard with a 3.6-liter engine paired to an efficient 8-speed transmission. Those pairings help make the truck capable of pulling power while maintaining a great fuel economy of 17 MPG in the city and 25 MPG when on the highway.
Towing + 7 Passengers
Durango RWD and AWL
This SUV can tow a maximum amount of 6,200 pounds with the V6 engine, and 7,200 pounds with the V8 engine. For an SUV, this car can tow a good amount, including some small to medium sized boats.
Dodge Grand Caravan
Though the Dodge Grand Caravan is a minivan, it can still carry some weight. The 7-passenger minivan can generate up to 283-horsepower and can tow up to 3,600 pounds. This minivan is perfect for bringing your boat and a full car of friends or family up to the cabin for a summer vacation.
Need a truck or SUV that can handle your towing needs?
Check out what University of Dodge has in stock for National Fishing and Boating Week. You can view our online inventory here, or come visit us at our location in Davie, conveniently located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
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