University Dodge Ram Sells and Delivers Ram Heavy Duty Trucks Throughout Florida
University Dodge Ram is the largest Ram dealer in Florida, and in addition to having more Ram 2500, Ram 3500, Ram 4500 and Ram 5500 inventory than any other Ram dealership in the region, University Dodge Ram offers business and personal customers the convenience of selling and delivering Ram heavy duty trucks anywhere in the state of Florida.
Our dealership offers all buyers the opportunity to get the right truck for their business or lifestyle. From agriculture to construction to boating to landscaping and even traveling with an RV, Ram heavy duty trucks offer consumers options that other truck brands don’t and University Dodge has them all, including Ram heavy duty trucks with Cummins diesel engines.
Trims and Configurations
The 2018 Ram 2500 & 3500 Heavy Duty lineup includes more than eight trims. The Tradesman is a no-frills heavy-duty pickup that is ideal for people that need a truck without a lot of extras and that can take a beating. There is also the Ram 2500 Power Wagon, a truck built for off-roading, and the Limited Tungsten Edition, which is the most luxurious heavy-duty truck on the market.
In addition to having a variety of trim levels, consumers have a lot of options available when it comes to choosing the truck’s build and that is especially important when it comes to shopping for a heavy-duty truck like the Ram 2500 and Ram 3500. Ram heavy-duty pickup trucks are available with a few different powertrain options, three different cab sizes, two truck bed lengths, the option of two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive and a number of axle ratios. All of those factors have a significant impact on a truck’s towing capabilities, so it’s important for consumers to know what options are available.
Truck Cab Options
Ram 2500/3500 HD trucks are available in three cab sizes, the regular cab, crew cab and mega cab. The regular cab is a two-door cab that provides seating for 2-3 passengers depending on the truck’s seat configuration. The mega cab and crew cab are both 4-door trucks that provide seating for 5 or 6 passengers depending on the truck’s seat configuration. Of the three truck cab sizes the mega cab is the biggest, and it offers front seat passengers 41 inches of legroom and backseat passengers 43.3 inches of legroom. The crew cab offers front seat passengers 41 inches of legroom and backseat passengers 40.3 inches of legroom and the regular cab offers 41 inches of legroom for front seat passengers.
Truck Bed Options
The Ram 2500 and 3500 are both available with two truck bed length options, a 6’4” truck bed or an 8’ truck bed. The mega cab is only available with a 6’4” truck bed, and the crew cab and regular cab are both available with a 6’4” or an 8’ truck bed.
Axle Ratio Options
Axle ratio is an important factor when it comes to finding the perfect truck because it affects towing capabilities and fuel economy. While a truck with a larger axle ratio has a higher maximum towing capacity than the same truck that has a smaller axle ratio, but the truck with the larger axle ratio has a lower fuel economy, and both of those qualities are important for a buyer to consider before buying a heavy-duty truck. Ram offers three different factory axle ratios, a 3.42, 3.73, and 4.10, and at University Dodge Ram we can make adjustments to provide consumers with larger or smaller axle ratio if desired.
Engine Options and Towing Capacities
The 2018 Ram 2500 and 3500 are available with some of the most powerful engines on the market, including the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine that gives the Ram 3500 a class-leading 930 lb-ft of torque and a 30,000-pound towing capacity when equipped with a fifth-wheel hitch.
5.7L and 6.4L HEMI Gas Engine Options
The Ram 2500 and 3500 are both available with a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine that produces 383 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with the 5.7L engine, the Ram 2500 has a maximum towing capacity between 12,620-13,890 pounds* and the Ram 3500 has a max towing capacity between 12,780-13,910 pounds*. Another available gas engine option is the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that produces 410 horsepower, 429 lb-ft of torque and gives the Ram best-in-class gas horsepower and torque. The 6.4L engine gives the Ram 2500 a maximum towing capacity between 9,790-16,320 pounds* and it gives the Ram 3500 a maximum towing capacity a range of 15,210-16,370 pounds*.
*Max towing capacity depends on the trim, axle ratio, drivetrain combination.
6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel Engine Options
Buyers looking for a diesel heavy-duty pickup truck can opt for the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine. Cummins is one of the best brands in the diesel engine world and they are known to work hard and last long. The Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 are available with the 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, which can be paired to a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. Depending on the transmission, the 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel engine produces between 350-370 horsepower and 660-800 lb-ft of torque and that gives the Ram 2500 a maximum towing capacity of 17,410 pounds and the Ram 3500 a maximum towing capacity of 31,210 pounds.
6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel Engine with 930 lb-ft of Torque
Buyers that want the most torque and highest fifth-wheel towing capacity on the market will want to go with the new Ram 3500 equipped with the new available 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel. Engineers were able to tweak some of the engine function to boost the engine’s torque output by 30 lb-ft of torque, giving it a total of 930 lb-ft of torque, which is more than any other truck. When equipped with this engine, the Ram 3500 has a maximum fifth-wheel towing capacity of 30,000 pounds and a gooseneck towing capacity of 31,210 pounds.
Heavy-Duty Truck Towing Applications and Upfits
Unlike other trucks classes, the heavy-duty pickup truck class is one of the most versatile. The Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 have enough power to tow horse trailers, boats and RVs of various sizes and to handle the workload needed for construction, towing and emergency services, and landscaping.
The Ram 2500 has a maximum towing capacity of 17,410 pounds and that is plenty of weight to tow a three-horse gooseneck trailer (average weight 7,600 pounds) and three horses (average max weight 1,500 pounds). From Adam to Xpress trailers, these trucks can haul some horses! In addition to being available with a gooseneck hitch, the Ram 2500 is also available with a fifth-wheel hitch, which is commonly used to tow large RVs and large trailers. Need to tow your Coachman or Forest River RV? – No Problem. Let’s go camping!
The Ram 3500 upgrades made to the 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel make it possible for the truck to work with heavy trailer manufacturers because it is able to deliver capabilities that were previously only available on Class 4 and 5 trucks. With a max towing capacity of 30,000 pounds, the Ram 3500 can haul your Case or Cat backhoe on your Big Tex trailer. Take it wherever your job takes you!
Ram Heavy Duty Upfits
In addition to all of the available cab and bed configurations, as well as engine options, Ram also offers three factory upfit options, which add even more functionality to a heavy-duty trucks and University Dodge Ram offers available upfits to buyers at dealer cost.
The available toolbox upfit and service capsule upfit is a great option for trades, like electrical, construction, plumbing, painting, landscaping and mobile vehicle and boat mechanics, where workers make site visits that need a huge selection of tools. The toolbox upfit includes metal shelving frames, ladder racks and special tool boxes that attach to the truck bed and that allows workers more opportunities for keeping cargo in the truck bed when traveling.
The service capsule upfit is a more secure way to store items because it almost transforms the truck bed into a huge mobile tool box. The service capsule upfit has a number of shelves and compartments that make it easy and convenient for workers to quickly access necessary tools. In addition to being an organizational tool the service capsule upfit can be locked up and that keeps items secure when workers are away from the truck.
Why University Dodge Ram?
University Dodge Ram is taking shopping experience to the next level. There are hundreds of options when deciding on a Ram 2500 and 3500 and we know it is hard for buyers to go from dealer to dealer trying to find the truck that has everything they want at a price they can afford, but that’s not the case when you shop with University Dodge Ram.
Not only does University Dodge Ram have almost every available Ram 2500 and 3500 trim and model, but we can also finalize your deal and get you the exactly truck you want over the phone, and in most cases we can deliver your new Ram truck to you within 24 hours! If you prefer to see the truck and finalize the transaction in person, we will pay for you to fly down to South Florida and pick up your vehicle!
Also, because of our large selection of inventory, University Dodge Ram makes fleet purchases easier than ever. From selection of your fleet vehicles to the logistics of the purchase and delivery, University Dodge Ram Commercial specialists are versed in fleet management requirements.
Other benefits when you shop with University Dodge Ram include offering truck upfits at dealer cost, commercial lease or purchase options and working with one of our dedicated commercial truck representatives, Ray Lugo or Vincent Marchese.
If you want to take the hassle out of the shopping experience, contact Ray Lugo or Vincent Marchese at University Dodge Ram either by emailing [email protected] or calling (954) 332-3225.