What!? This 2021 Ram TRX is caught towing a huge boat in public that is likely way over the truck’s tow rating! Yes, that huge 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque has the grunt to tow an entire house. The TRX brakes are pretty big as well, but the total towing rating is set at 8,100 lbs.
Huge thanks to TFLtruck fan, Dennis, for sending us these images.
The new 2021 Ram TRX is primarily an off-road truck that is meant for running fast in the desert. Just like any truck, it’s expected to tow a trailer. An off-road truck’s towing rating is usually limited by the following factors:
- suspension spring rate / overall payload
- engine & transmission cooling capability
- tires / weight rating
- overall ability to satisfy the SAE J2807 standardized towing tests.
The TRX is rated to tow 100 lbs more than a 2020 Ford Raptor crew cab. This is fair amount, considering the off-road performance envelope of this truck. The precise model and weight of this boat and trailer are unknown, but Dennis reports that this Formula Boat was riding on a triple-axle trailer. The was “at least 30 feet long”. A closer inspection suggests that this may be a Formula 353 FASTech or a 382 FASTtech.
Formula Boats spec sheet list the 353 FASTech at 9,500 lbs without a trailer, and the 382 FASTech at 10,450 lbs without a trailer. The trailer can weigh at least 3,000 lbs. As such, this prototype truck is attached to over 12,000 lbs worth of trailer.
Please let us know if you have a more precise identification for this boat and its weight with the trailer.
Is Ram working on a version of the TRX with an even higher towing rating than already specified? We will have to wait and see.