2019 New Ram 3500: What are the differences between the top trims?

Tradesman vs. Big Horn vs. Laramie vs. Laramie Longhorn vs. Limited

2019 Ram 3500 Best In Class Towing

Up to 1,000 pound-feet of diesel torque allows the new 2019 Ram 3500 to tow a maximum of up to 35,100 pounds with confidence. That’s more torque than any heavy-duty truck in its class

Find Your Ram 3500 Truck 

The New Ram 3500 combines it all: ironclad reliability, uncompromising capability and new levels of refinement.  With recently upgraded frames and a tougher-than-ever available Cummins Turbo Diesel, the new Ram 3500 Heavy Duty pickups take on the most demanding tasks with generous levels of luxury and technology.

When only jaw-dropping towing and hauling capability will do, these Heavy Duty workhorses stand ready.  Equipped with the available Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel, Ram 3500 delivers best-in-class max towing up to 35,100 lb, best-in-class 1,000 lb-ft of diesel torque and best-in-class 30,000-lb 5th-wheel towing. If gas is preferred, the 6.4L HEMI V8 delivers a best-in-class max payload up to 7,680 lb on Ram 3500.

Now factor in further Ram advantages – like the available and class-exclusive Auto-Level Rear Air Suspension System and the available class-exclusive RamBox Cargo Management System.  You’re looking at the most capable heavy-duty pickup ever.  Drivers looking for a pickup that offers best-in-class horsepower and impressive towing and payload capabilities just click here for more on the new Ram Heavy Duty Ram Trucks.

With so many available trim levels available, it can be difficult to choose the Ram 3500 truck trim level that best suits your budgetary and transportation needs. So to help you decide, the product specialists at Woody’s Automotive Group in Chillicothe, Missouri have highlighted the key features of each model below.  Learn more about the all-new 2019 Ram 3500 Truck by downloading the new 2019 Ram 3500 Truck brochure here.

If you’d like to speak with one of our specialists just call our team at 660-646-3455 or use our online contact form to get in touch.

2019 Ram 3500 Tradesman

2019 Ram 3500 Tradesman for sale at Wowwoodys                                           

4×2 – Starting at $38,500 MSRP

4×4- Starting at $41,400 MSRP

2019 Ram 3500 Big Horn 

2019 Ram 3500 Big Horn Truck for sale at Wowwoodys                                                     

 4×2 – Starting at $43,750 MSRP

 4×4- Starting at $46,650 MSRP

 2019 Ram 3500 Laramie

2019 Ram 3500 Laramie for sale at Wowwoodys

4×2 -Starting at $50,750 MSRP

4×4- Starting at $53,650 MSRP


6.4L HEMI Gas/8-speed automatic
Next Generation Engine Controller


8-SPD Auto 8HP75-LCV Transmission

4-Wheel Disc Anti-Lock Brakes
Brake Assist
Ready Alert Braking

180-Amp Alternator
3.73 Axle Ratio
730-Amp Maintenance Free Battery
Anti-Spin Differential Rear Axle
Electronically Controlled Throttle


6,000 lb Front Axle
Front Heavy-Duty Shock Absorbers
Rear Heavy-Duty Shock Absorbers
Suspension -Rear Leaf Spring
Suspension - Front 3-Link


2-Way Front Head Restraints
2-Way Rear Headrest Seat
4 Way Front Headrests
4-Way Manual Adjustable Driver Seat
4-Way Mnaual Adjustable Front Passenger Seat
40 / 20 / 30 Split Bench Seat
Behind the eat Storage / Bin
Heavy-Duty Vinyl 40 / 20 / 40 Split Bench Seat
Height - Adjustable Front Should Belts


12-Volt Auxilliary Power outlet
120-MPH Primary Speedometer
4-Spoke Steering Wheel
Active Noise Control Systm
Air Conditioning
Black Vinyl Floor Covering
Dash Liner Insulation
Driver / Passenger Assist Handles
Front Armrest with Cup Holders
Front / Rear Climate Control Outlets
Glove Box
Instrument Panel Black Bezel
Manual Door Locks
Manual Windows
Passenger Side Sun Visor with Mirror
Power Accessory Delay
Power Steering
Rear Fixed Window
Rearview Day / Night Mirror
Temperature and Compass Gauge
Tilt Steering Column
Tinted Glass Windows
Tinted Windshield Glass
Tip Start
Vehicle Information Center

Cargo and Center High Mounted Stop Lamp
Illuminated Entry
Map / Courtesy Lamp
Rear Dome Light


3.5-Inch Cluster TFT Black and White Display
5.0-Inch Tourchscreen Display
Audio Jack Input for Mobile Devices
Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth
Media Hub (2 USB, Aux)
Remote USB Port
Remote USB Port - Charge Only
Shark Fin Antenna
Uconnect 3 with 5-Inch Display
USB Host Flip


18-Inch Steel Spare Wheel
18-Inch x 8.0-Inch Steel Wheels
LT 275 / 70R18E BSW All-Season Tires
Single Rear Wheels
Tire Carrier Winch
Tire Pressure Information System


Automatic Headlamps
Halogen Quad Headlamps
Headlamp Off Time Delay
Incandescent Tail Lamps
Low Beam Daytime Running Headlamps


Black Exterior Mirrors
Black Front Bumper
Black Rear Bumper
Body-Color Fuel Filler Door
Pickup Box
Trailer Tow Mirrors


Front Stabilizer Bar


32-Gallon Fuel Tank


7-Pin Wiring Harness
Class V Receiver-Hitch
Manual Folding Trailer-Tow Mirrors
Trailer Tow with 4-Pin Connector Wiring
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Maximum  - 14,000 lb
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Standard - 10,700 lb
Payload Capacity-When Properly Equipped -Maximum 7,680 lb
Towing Capacity - Maximum  23,000 lb


Advanced Multistage Front Airbags
Child Seat Anchor System – LATCH Ready
Electronic Roll Mitigation
Electronic Stability Control
Hill Start Assist
Keyless Go
Parkview Rear Backup Camera
Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System
Speed Control
Supplemental Front Seat Mounted Side Airbags
Supplemental Side Curtain Airbags
Supplemental Side Curtain Front Airbags
Traction Control
Trailer Sway Damping
Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers


Basic Miles – 36,000
Basic Months – 36
Diesel Engine – Miles 100,000
Diesel Engine, Months 60
Powertrain – Miles 60,000
Powertrain – Months 60
Roadside Assistance – Miles 60,000
Roadside Assistance – Months 60
Rust-Through – Miles Unlimited
Rust-Through – Months 60



6.4L HEMI Gas/8-speed automatic
6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel/6-speed automatic
6.7L Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel/6-speed

STANDARD FEATURES include select   
Tradesman features plus:


-Electronic shift-on-the-fly


Included with MAX Tow Package
Controls for power door locks, tailgate, RamBox System 
(when equipped), the illuminated entry system and the
panic alarm.




6.4L HEMI Gas/8-speed automatic
6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel/6-speed automatic
6.7L Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel/6-speed

STANDARD FEATURES include select Big Horn Features Plus:




SECURITY ALARM - Detects break-ins

2019 Ram 3500 Laramie Longhorn

2019 Ram 3500 Laramie Longhorn truck for sale at Wowwoodys

 4×2 – Starting at $58,050 MSRP 

4×4- Starting at $60,950 MSRP

 2019 Ram 3500 Limited

2019 Ram 3500 Limited truck for sale at Wowwoodys

 4×2 – Starting at $65,990 MSRP

4×4- Starting at $68,890 MSRP



6.4L HEMI Gas/8-speed automatic
6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel/6-speed automatic
6.7L Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel/6-speed

STANDARD FEATURES include select Laramie Features Plus:


6.4L HEMI Gas/8-speed automatic
6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel/6-speed automatic
6.7L Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel/6-speed


Longhorn Features Plus:


 All-new 2019 Ram 3500 Dually Truck

The 2019 Ram 3500 Heavy-Duty trucks are the brand’s latest – and most capable ever – entry in North America’s ultra-competitive “tow, haul, push and pull” vehicle category. They are truly “Built to Serve,” designed, engineered and executed to deliver the ultimate capability for
personal and commercial customers alike. They deliver all the capability customers have come to expect from the Ram brand, plus much more than traditional entries in the heavy-duty truck segment. The new Ram HD trucks start with capability leadership, exemplified by a number of best-in-class towing, payload, horsepower and torque achievements. And uncompromising strength is built in too, as befits America’s longest-lasting heavy-duty pickup. Drivers can tow with confidence, knowing that a set of integrated technologies assist with every aspect including trailer hookup, maneuvering, driving and parking. And the redesigned interior is distinguished by new levels of luxury and convenience, including the most advanced media and communication systems ever offered in Ram heavy-duty trucks. Outside, the all-new design clearly signals that Ram’s next-generation, Heavy-Duty pickup has arrived. No matter what customers look for in their truck, the all-new Ram HD offers impressive capabilities. Add in
dozens of new and class-exclusive features and it is a smart choice for customers who demand more from their heavy-duty truck in every way

 HAUL MORE HORSES – TOW UP TO 35,100 Pounds!
All-new 2019 Ram 3500 Haul More Horses! • Best-in-Class diesel torque – 1,000 lb-ft
• Best-In-Class gas horsepower – 2500/3500 – 410 hp
• Best-In-Class diesel towing – 2500 – 19,780 lb – 3500 – Available 35,100 lb
• Best-In-Class gas towing – 2500 – 17,580 lb – 3500 – 18,210 lb
• Best-In-Class diesel payload – 3500 – 6,910 lb
• Best-In-Class gas payload – 3500 – 7,680 lb
• Most capable heavy-duty pickup ever
• Most capable off-road full-size pickup (2500 Power Wagon)
• Available Class-Exclusive auto-level rear air suspension
• Class-Exclusive in-floor storage (Crew Cab)
2019 Ram 3500 Best in class diesel towing
• America’s longest lasting heavy-duty pickup truck
• Proven Cummins® Turbo Diesel
• Legendary HEMI® power
• 98.5% high-strength steel frame
• Modified multi-gauge boxed frame
• New brakes and new larger axles
2019 ram 3500 commance central
• Largest available radio touchscreen in its class – 12”
• Highest number of available audio system speakers in segment (17)
• Class-Exclusive Type-C USB ports
• Available Class-Exclusive dual rear-wheel backup sensors
• Available Class-Exclusive power convex trailertow mirrors
• Available Class-Exclusive Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking
• Available Class-Exclusive Adaptive Forward Lighting System (AFLS)
• Available Class-Exclusive RamBox w/115V Outlet
• Smart Diesel Exhaust Brake
2019 Ram 3500 Luxurious Interiors
• Most luxurious interior in its class
• Reconfigurable center console
• Best-In-Class interior storage (Mega Cab)
• Class-Exclusive in-floor storage (Crew Cab)
• Class-Exclusive coil link rear suspension (2500)
• Class-Exclusive reclining and forward fold flat rear
seat (Mega Cab)
• Available LED signature headlamps
• Available power running boards
• Available wireless charging pad

2019 Ram 3500

An axle ratio is the ratio between the driveshaft rpm and axle shaft rpm. This ratio is critical in the operation of the engine/transmission/driveshaft/axle system that transmits engine torque to the driving wheels and lets the engine develop sufficient rpm to run efficiently. This takes on added importance when towing a trailer.

With too few rpm, an engine pulling a load on a grade is likely to “lug” and overheat. With too many rpm, an engine will run noisily, get poor fuel economy and wear faster. The best rear axle ratio for the intended application lets the engine operate in its optimum power range.

The axle ratio is determined by the size of the ring (axle) and pinion (driveshaft) gears inside the differential. With a ratio of 4.00:1 the pinion gear on the driveshaft makes four rotations for each rotation of the larger differential ring gear on the axle driving shaft.  A low numerical axle ratio, such as 3.21:1, is called a “fast” ratio because the road speed is relatively fast for any given engine speed. The characteristics of a low numerical ratio are:

  • Lower engine rpm
  • Reduced power output
  • Better fuel economy
  • Reduced engine noise

A high numerical axle ratio, such as 3.92:1, is called a “slow” ratio because the road speed is relatively slow when compared to engine speed. The characteristics of this ratio are:

  • Higher engine rpm
  • Increased power output
  • Lower fuel economy
  • Increased engine noise

All-new 2019 Ram 3500 Parksense Rear Park Assist


Only the new 2019 Ram 3500 offers available Class-Exclusive Parksense Rear Park Assist featuring six sensors to help protect dually rear fenders.



  • Trailers fall under two basic types
    • Conventional trailers produce tongue weight
    • Gooseneck or fifth-wheel trailers produce king pin weight


  • Placing too much weight on a hitch can damage the truck’s suspension and driveline components
    • Also reduces contact patch of the front tires, creating a “hard to handle,” unsafe vehicle
  • Placing too little weight can cause the rear end of the towing vehicle to lift
    • If that occurs, it reduces rear-wheel traction, which can cause jackknifing
  • Depending on a tow vehicle’s size and drivetrain, there is a maximum amount of trailer weight it can pull
    • That’s why it’s so important that a customer provide the gross trailer weight rating of the trailer
    • Other factors to take into consideration include the trailer length and the aerodynamics


  • Even though trailers come in all shapes and sizes, they all fall into one of five weight classifications
    • A trailer’s maximum loaded weight determines its classification
  • It’s important to know them so you can recommend the right vehicle for your customers’ needs
TRAILER TYPE Light Duty Medium Duty Heavy Duty Extra Heavy Duty Maximum Duty
GTWR Up to 2,000 lb Up to 3,500 lb Up to 5,000 lb Up to 12,000 lb Up to 18,000 lb 
(Fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailer recommended for applications over 12,000 lb)
TYPICAL CONFIGURATIONS Single-axle trailer Single-axle trailer Single- or dual-axle trailers Tandem-axle trailers Conventional, fifth-wheel and gooseneck trailers
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS Pop-up camper trailers, trailers for motorcycles, snowmobiles and jet skis Open utility trailers, small speedboat trailers Larger campers and boats, enclosed utility trailers Large travel trailers and horse trailers Largest horse and travel trailers, fifth-wheel and gooseneck trailers for transporting construction equipment materials


  • The connection between the tow vehicle and trailer is only as strong as its weakest link, so it’s very important to match the right hitch to the weight of the trailer it’s going to pull
  • The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) defines Classes I through IV
    • These are the most widely used weight classifications
  • The SAE doesn’t actually define Class V hitches, but the trailer industry generally considers anything above 10,000 pounds as Class V
  • SAE guidelines for Hitch Classes I through IV have gained almost universal acceptance
    • But be aware that some vehicle manufacturers may state trailer hitch weight limits above or below the SAE classification guidelines
    • Always follow the manufacturer’s specific trailer hitch information
Weight-carrying hitch — fixed or removable drawbar
Regular Duty
Weight-carrying hitch
Receiver-type hitch, frame-mounted with removable drawbar
Heavy Duty
Weight-carrying or weight-distributing hitch
Receiver-type hitch, frame-mounted with removable drawbar
Extra Heavy Duty
Weight-distributing hitch
Receiver-type hitch, frame-mounted with removable drawbar
Extra Heavy Duty
Weight-distributing hitch
Receiver-type hitch, frame-mounted with removable drawbar
Fifth-wheel and gooseneck
GTWR Up to 2,000 lb
Tongue weight 200-lb recommended maximum
Up to 3,500 lb
Tongue weight 350-lb recommended maximum
Up to 5,000 lb
Tongue weight 500-lb recommended maximum
Up to 12,000 lb
Tongue weight 1,200-lb recommended maximum
Up to 18,000 lb (conventional trailers)
Tongue weight 1,800-lb recommended maximum
Up to 30,000 lb (fifth-wheel/ gooseneck trailers)
Kingpin weight 6,500-lb recommended maximum (Ram 3500)
TRAILER EXAMPLES Utility trailer
Small boat trailer
Open utility trailer
Boat trailer
Enclosed cargo trailer
Single-axle trailer with sailboat
Double-axle camper trailer
Two-horse trailer
Double-axle camper trailer
Fifth-wheel recreational trailer
Gooseneck flatbed trailer with large loader/backhoe on it
Weight Carrying Fixed Drawbar Hitch for Ram Heavy Duty

Weight-Carrying Fixed Drawbar Hitch


  • Supports the trailer tongue weight as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or some other connecting point of the vehicle
  • Most popular on the market today
  • Commonly used to tow small- and medium-size trailers
  • Two styles of weight-carrying hitches
    • Fixed Drawbar — ball platform permanently welded to the hitch
    • Removable Drawbar (commonly referred to as a drawbar for Class I and II hookups) — ball platform removable from the hitch receiver by taking out a heavy steel pin
  • Components of a Removable Drawbar Hitch
    Drawbar Hitch for 2019 Ram HD

    Weight-Carrying Removeable Drawbar Hitch

    • Hitch receiver or hitch box — square opening in the hitch receiver that receives the shank of the hitch ball mount
    • Hitch shank — holds the hitch ball mount, retained in the receiver with a heavy steel pin
    • Hitch box cover — protects the hitch box or receiver from the elements when the shank is removed

Hitch Ball

  • Fits into the socket of the coupler on the tongue of a trailer, providing the means by which the trailer pivots during cornering
  • It’s extremely important that the ball diameter correctly matches the internal diameter of the trailer coupler
    • Too small may cause the coupler to bounce loose
    • Too large will not allow proper trailer attachment
  • Common hitch-ball diameter sizes
    • 1-7/8″ Light-Duty
    • 2″ Medium-Duty
    • 2-5/16″ Heavy-Duty
  • Hitch ball attachment must also be compatible with the shank hole size and thickness of the drawbar or removable hitch shank on the tow vehicle
  • Common shank diameters
    • 3/4″
    • 1″
    • 1-1/4″
  • Common shank lengths
    • 1-1/2″
    • 2″
    • 2-1/8″
    • 2-1/4″
    • 2-3/8″
    • 3-3/8″
  • Ball material and shank diameter determine the tow rating of the ball
    • 1-7/8″ ball may be rated at 2,000 lb trailer weight
    • 2″ ball may be rated from 3,000 lb to 9,000 lb trailer weight
    • 2-5/16″ ball may be rated from 6,000 lb to 30,000 lb trailer weight


Weight Distributing Hitch for 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Truck

Weight Distributing HItch

  • Also called a load-equalizing hitch
  • Applies leverage between the tow vehicle and the trailer
    • Rather than merely supporting the tongue weight of a trailer
  • Distributes tongue weight to all the wheels of the tow vehicle and trailer
  • Air springs, air shocks and overload springs are not substitutes for the weight-distributing hitch because they cannot redistribute a load’s weight to other axles

Components of a Weight-Distributing Hitch

  • Hitch head (with ball)
    • Adjustable ball mount (angle and height)
    • Shank, hitch ball and spring bars attached
  • Hitch receiver
    • Square opening in the hitch platform that receives the shank of the hitch ball mount
    • Shank retained in the receiver with a heavy steel pin
  • Spring bars
    • Spring bars (one for each side)
    • Also called equalizing bars
    • Distribute weight to other areas of the tow vehicle and trailer
    • Constructed of spring steel
    • Have chains connected at the trailer end that attach to snap-up brackets on the trailer tongue
    • Length of the chains varies in spring bars — shorter chain length increases tension in the spring bars, which transfer more tongue weight into the tow vehicle hitch
    • Each bar acts as a spring to maintain a constant pressure on the hitch
    • Spring bars have different tensions built into them — if a truck customer wants to tow a 3,000- , 5,000- or 7,000-lb trailer, be sure the customer has correct spring bars to match the trailer weight
  • Hookup brackets
    • Hook the spring bars to the trailer frame by means of spring bar chains
    • Adjust the spring bars to level the trailer and the tow vehicle
  • Sway Damping
    • An adjustable friction device that applies lateral (left-to-right) damping force to the trailer tongue to minimize the tendency of the trailer to sway in adverse conditions
Fifth-Wheel Hitch

Fifth-Wheel Hitch


  • Smaller version of a commercial 18-wheeler-type hitch
  • Most popular with large travel and other types of trailers
  • Mounting a fifth-wheel hitch over the rear axle of a pickup improves trailer sway and makes long trailers more maneuverable
  • Fifth-wheel trailer connector attaches to the specially designed “fifth-wheel” platform hitch installed in the bed of a pickup and attached to the truck frame
    • Must be attached to the pickup frame — not the pickup bed
  • Pickup or Chassis Cab with flatbed must be used to tow a fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailer
    Fifth-Wheel Trailer for Ram Heavy Duty

    Fifth-Wheel Trailer

    Fifth-Wheel Trailer Connector for Ram Heavy Duty

    Fifth-Wheel Trailer Connector


Pintle Hook for Ram Heavy Duty

The pintle hook closes through the round tow ring, called a lunette.


Type of tow hitch that uses a hinged jaw which closes through a round ring

  • Pintle hook — the upper latch that opens for attachment
  • Lunette — tow ring on a trailer which connects to the pintle on the towing vehicle
    • Used in place of a ball coupler on a trailer
  • Pintle hitch designed primarily for heavy-weight hauling
    • More secure than a ball hitch for heavy loads
      • Effectively locks down the load with less danger of a breakaway
    • Better for off-road hauling as well
      • More secure connection in the case of potholes, washboard surfaces and obstructions
  • Available in different sizes depending on the towing weight of the trailer
Gooseneck Trailer for Ram Heavy Duty

Gooseneck Trailer


Uses a ball in the pickup bed

  • Employs a pivoted coupling arm that attaches to the ball mounted in the bed of a pickup or a properly upfit Chassis Cab
    • Coupling arm connects to the hitch mounted over the rear axle in the truck bed
      Gooseneck Coupler for Ram Heavy Duty Truck

      Gooseneck Coupler


The 1-2-5-12 rule will assist you in remembering key points of trailer towing to help ensure your customer enjoys a safe trailering experience

1 = 1,000: Trailers over 1,000 lb should have their own brakes

2 = 2,000: Trailers over 2,000 lb require maximum engine cooling and an auxiliary automatic-transmission cooler on the tow vehicle, as well as brakes at all wheel positions.

5 = 5,000/500: For conventional trailers over 5,000 lb or tongue weight over 500 lb, a weight-distributing hitch is recommended

12 = 12,000: Trailers over 12,000 lb must be gooseneck or fifth-wheel

This information should be considered as general guidelines. Hitch manufacturers may state higher or lower capacities. Never surpass the maximum limits for vehicles when equipping them for trailering.