A new feature on the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty pickups, or lack thereof, has some buyers upset.
According to forum posts on HDRams.com, many buyers of new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty pickups who were expecting to have Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring (TTPM) have been sold trucks without the feature.
Monitoring your trailer tire pressures and being alerted of a low tire pressure can definitely save some headaches on your next trailering trip.
A Ram spokesperson told TFLTruck that the feature is late availability, and will be fitted to the trucks starting in late Summer of 2019.
For those with the early build trucks without TTPM, getting the feature added back on won’t be as simple as a plug-and-play MOPAR kit either.
“TTPM could be added but it would consist of vehicle configuration changes, software flashes, wiring, and module replacement,” said a Ram spokesman. “It can be done, but it is not a Mopar kit that’s plug and play.”
The 2019 Ram HD catalogue describes the feature as being able to inform the “driver when tire pressure is too low and the system can
monitor up to six tires on the Ram Heavy Duty and 12 trailer tires. Tire-pressure monitoring system self learns tire position after rotation or tire is moved to a new location.”
Some competitors already offer their versions of an integrated TTPM system. The Ford Super Duty, Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 are some of the trucks that offer this optional feature.