Mike Jacobs managed to catch this Ram on his camera phone, though he was standing still and the truck was moving along. He wrote, “Look closely between the bed and cab. It had the same tank between the bed and the cab [as the original Long Hauler concept] and the same extended cab, with the Automotive Testing DOT tag on the door.” The only visible difference appears to be a different tailgate. The Long Hauler concept was designed for those who have a trailer and a long distance to travel, but who don’t want to move up to a Class 6 truck. Based on the Class 5 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab, the Ram Long-Hauler has a six-cylinder 6.7-liter high output Cummins turbodiesel engine rated at 800 lb.-ft. of torque mated to a reliable six-speed Aisin AS68RC automatic transmission, along with a four wheel drive system. A mid-ship fuel tank was combined with a second frame-mounted tank..
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