There are a lot of things to think about when shopping for RAM trucks. If you intend to put your pickup to work, its towing and hauling ability definitely needs to be a focus.

In addition to towing capacity and maximum payload, however, don’t forget about the tailgate. Tailgates have come a long way and RAM models can now come with a multifunction type that offers a number of innovative features, including:

60/40 Split

Sure, the RAM tailgate can be lowered like a traditional one, but it can also do so much more. With the 60/40 split, the two sides can open like car doors, swinging out to a full 88 degrees.

Plus, they open independently of each other which can make loading and unloading a breeze.

Excellent Durability

While you may never need to put a ton of weight on your tailgate, you’ll be happy to know that RAM’s multifunction tailgate can support up to 2,000 pounds. That means this tailgate is worksite and campsite ready.

Use with a Trailer

Even if you’ll hook up a trailer to your truck, you will still be able to use the multifunction gate, which is something other brands can’t claim with their pickup trucks.

A Built-in Step

While technically under the trunk and not on the tailgate, this retractable step makes it easy to access whatever you need to in the bed.

Test Out the RAM’s Multifunction Tailgate at Vicksburg Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM

The multifunction tailgate found on the RAM 1500 is pretty impressive, and if you would like to test it out, just come down to our RAM dealership near Three Rivers.