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Battle of Tailgates - RAM strikes again

Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by Fast Eddie, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. sickboy

    sickboy Well-Known Member

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    I was very excited about that. I can imagine that
    A: it may have compromised bed space. Although I believe ram boxes do that already
    B: any damage or dents To the bed could render it useless
    C: if the ramps are bent while extended, they may be unable to be retracted. A huge problem if they were fixed to the bed.

    but if uhaul can do it, ram should too
     
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    XRT2SRT Well-Known Member

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    Speak of "crank windows", I recently rented a Uhaul that upon leaving (less than 1 mile) the lot, I discovered said crank window's handle just spun on the input shaft...lol! :eek:Then the low-fuel indicator dinged....:( So, after two brief conversations, I was ordered to return it to the lot and pickup correct vehicle (sales person goofed) . Surprisingly, I was okay with the crank being inoperable but, the low fuel start was a deal breaker; the newer truck was much nicer! ;)
     
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    XRT2SRT Well-Known Member

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    Just a thought here...are RAM BOXES available as an add on item, if one wishes to fork over the cash out of pocket??
     
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    XRT2SRT Well-Known Member

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    I choose "C" as my answer.
     
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    XRT2SRT Well-Known Member

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    The tailgate on GMC SIERRA is a masterful design until someone get overly aggressive on the go pedal in reverse and crumples that cute thing like so many have been prone to doing. And though I this can be true for either make, I think there are just too many parts to fail there. K.I.S.S. RAM WINS!
     
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  6. Adventurer55

    Adventurer55 Well-Known Member

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    All of these ideas are good on paper, but what a few years on the salt filled roads of the north? Truck companies haven't made frames that won't rust in two yet, so what about these sheet metal appliances?
     
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  7. Tony K

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    Farmers mostly are now. That bridge is already burned. What we need now is the true half-ton Dakota with the 5000 lb tow and 1,000 lb payload capacity. Actually, it would seem that the increased capacity of 1/2T series trucks to essentially ton capacity has created a bigger space for a true midsize half at this point.
     
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  8. sickboy

    sickboy Well-Known Member

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    Think of it as a great money maker.
    3 of the 12 functions stopped working? That’ll be $2800 (Price on eBay for a take off, no idea how much factory new is), $500 To paint it, and $300 for labor.
    personally, I like the ram for forklift loading. But the price is too hard to swallow for something I’d rarely use. A step up To the bed would be all I need. And have it at the corner of the bed. I can use the bed side as a “handle” and the tailgate as a second step. Problem solved
     
  9. LeeRyder

    LeeRyder Well-Known Member

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    I see both sides.. for most, the options are not relevant.. especially given the premium pricing.

    That side.. a motorcycle friendly built in ramp would be a wise idea for engineers.

    Loading a bike in a truck bed is a real pain that brings sweat to everyone's palms.
     
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    Adventurer55 Well-Known Member

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    Could another problem with a storable ramp be that they need to be longer then most beds?
     
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  11. LeeRyder

    LeeRyder Well-Known Member

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    They can make them extendable, like ladders.
     
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    Lot more room needed.
     
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    OR. Drop the step portion when you have a bumper hitch installed.
     
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    gminnebo Well-Known Member

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    Ha ha, no*, ram boxes get completely different beds, basically they close in the the wheel wells, all that space is dedicated to the boxes. * I mean technically you could get another bed from a Ram that has them and make a swap, but $$$.
     
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    burtstwins Well-Known Member

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    two choices,
    1)a lot more heavier and thicker to handle same weight
    2} so flimsy that it is worthless
     
  16. LeeRyder

    LeeRyder Well-Known Member

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    I've actually worked out 3 or 4 viable methods of making this work since this post.
    Tbh, I'm astonished the manufacturers haven't done it yet. Perhaps the market isn't there, but its absolutely doable.
     

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