Boat Towing for National Boating and Fishing Week
It’s boating and fishing season in South Florida and you know what that means. Time to hop on down to the Florida Keys, the “Sportfishing Capital of the World.” I took a trip there not too long ago and caught about twenty fish, and I’m probably the worst fishermen I know! Then again, it was on a guided fishing boat so maybe I was just lucky.
Not all of us want to go on a large boat with a ton of people though. It can be a little aggravating when the guy next to you keeps getting bites. If you own your own boat, that’s the perfect way to fish. But what do you do if your boat can’t stay at the local marina? You tow it there of course, and Ram and Dodge make the perfect vehicles for towing boats around.
The Ram Outdoorsman is known for being built specifically for fishermen. With a towing capacity up to 10,180 pounds and a maximum payload of 1650 pounds, it’s a great option for lugging the smaller boats to the ramp. Plus, it comes with the signature Rambox Cargo Management System installed into the truck bed. When you’re done fishing for the day, you can load up all of your equipment and the catch of the day in here. Just don’t forget the ice. Don’t worry about the Rambox filling up with water, it has a drainage system for that.
Another great choice for towing boats, the Ram 2500 really packs a punch. It’s standard engine is a 5.7-liter V8 HEMI VVT, with a towing capacity over 17,000. Some trims are also able to use diesel fuel via the 6.7-Liter I6 Cummins Turbo Diesel Engine, or compressed natural gas (CNG) via the 5.7-Liter V8 HEMI CNG Engine.
Some drivers also like to use a Dodge for towing boats, and that isn’t a problem with the powerful SUVs available. Take the 2016 Dodge Durango for instance. Powered by the award-winning 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine, it generates up to 295-horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. Depending on the trim, it can tow anywhere from 6200-7400 pounds.
Looking for a truck before the big next fishing trip?
Aventura Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram has a wide selection of Ram and Dodge models available. Come check us out in North Miami for your next truck.