Ram Commercial Trucks Introduce 2 New Programs to Help Dealers and Buyers

Ram Commercial is introducing a program to aid both dealers and drivers.  The two new programs will help commercial drivers view, certify, and install a wide range of truck-mounted products.  The two program names are Ram Augmented Reality Upfit Configurator and Q Pro.  Both of these programs look to give Ram Commercial Trucks an edge in a crowded and growing market.

The Ram Augmented Reality Upfit Configurator is a new program that as introduced at the end of 2016.  It is a computer-generated visual program that lets dealers and buyers have a virtual look around a truck and view their upgrades.  The program originally was only offered for the ProMaster but it has now been expanded to cover the ProMaster City and the Ram Chassis Cab lineup.

The Q Pro program is a new qualification process for upfitters to certify their product with Ram Engineering.  It provides resources to survey, make recommendations and certify upfitter products.  Once an upfitter gets certified, the Ram Q Pro will then help to market their products to customers all while they know they’re getting products that meet Ram Commercial’s rigorous standards.

If you are interested in learning more about a Ram truck contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  View our new and used line-up on our website.  Be sure to download our mobile app to keep track in real time of your vehicle when it is brought in to be serviced.  Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to us on YouTube to see more auto news and monthly specials.

February Special Offers

The President’s Day 2017 Sales Event at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge is now running until February 28th.  That’s more days for amazing savings on new cars such as a 2017 Ram Quad Cab Expres 4WD for $225 a month for 36 months!  

Contact a sales rep at the dealership to learn more about this special savings offer and for full detail and restrictions.

 

 

 

Can a 2016 Ram 3500 HD Tow a Navy Fighter Plane?

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What is the most you’ve towed?  The folks at ‘The Fast Lane Truck’ now get bragging rights for towing a EA-6B Prowler Jet with their 2016 Ram 3500.

In a new video uploaded to their YouTube page, the stars pay a visit to the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum.  They decided to lend a hand in moving a Prowler Jet from its place on the museum floor and rather than simply use the tower at the site, they wanted to test out the towing on their truck, a 2016 Ram 3500 to be exact.

It is a sight to behold.  Not only will you get an informational look at the Prowler and what its history of service, but then you’ll get to be amazed as it gets pushed and pulled by a heavy duty Ram truck.  It is the best kind of history lesson!  Check out the video and remember this for the next time you need to purchase a truck to tow your private air force.

If you are interested in learning more about a Ram truck contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  View our new and used line-up on our website.  Be sure to download our mobile app to keep track in real time of your vehicle when it is brought in to be serviced.  Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to us on YouTube to see more auto news and monthly specials.

2016 Ram 3500 Rolls off the Line

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The first 2016 Ram 3500 has rolled off the line at the Saltillo Truck assembly Plant.  In true fashion for this monster of a heavy-duty truck, it is a Mega Cab Laramie Longhorn.

The new 2016 Ram 3500 offers the best towing capacity out there.  It has more torque than any other tuck in its class.  It is a truck center around providing those that need something heavy-duty.

The word first came out about the capability of the 2016 Ram 3500 a few weeks ago in June.  The major advertising point was the massive 900 lb-ft of torque.  That is the most torque ever offered in a mass-production vehicle.  The 3500 accomplishes this with the 2016 Cummins 6.7-liter.  That makes it so the 3500 can tow up to 30,000 pounds.

For the hardcore truck fans out there that want something hardcore, you can start getting excited because the 2016 Ram 3500 is getting out there.

Find out more about the Ram 3500 by contacting us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  View our new and used line-up on our website.  Be sure to download our mobile app to keep track in real time of your vehicle when it is brought in to be serviced.  Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to us on YouTube to see more auto news and monthly specials

Ram Files Patent for Retractable Ramps for Truck Beds

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A new patent filing by Fiat Chrysler USA may point to Ram trucks getting retractable ramps for the truck bed.

Allpar, being the ever vigilant Chrysler watchers they are, caught a hit today when they came across a patent filling.  The patent is for “ramps that slides into the bed and tailgate for storage.”  If what the patent drawings are showing is true, then Ram owners will possibly be getting an easier way to get heavy objects in and out of their truck beds.

The drawing shows a very simple concept, to have retractable ramps that sit right below the surface of the truck bed and can then be brought out.  I do not doubt that Ram would love to have this be standard issue on all their trucks.  One look at it and it is easy to see the accessibility it provides and how much of a boon it would be to truck owners who need to get something heavy loaded quickly.

While it is an easy thing to make on paper, retractable ramps like this may not be as easily produced.  It is certainly an idea that Ram has had in the past, as Allpar states, but the problem seems to be in being able to make the ramps durable enough to do their job.  This is something that either Ram has overcome and they are staking their claim on it, or they just want to have it available to them to use in the future.  Here’s hoping that they have something in place and ready to go.

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Ram 3500 Wins Gold Hitch Award

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The 2015 Ram 3500 was awarded the Gold Hitch Award in the heavy duty diesel segment by The Fast Lane Truck.

Compared to others in the heavy duty class, the 3500 beat them all in various points such as pulling power, braking, and handling under extreme towing conditions.

The process of scoring has the TFLtruck editors taking the nominees up to the Eisenhower Pass, otherwise known as “Ike Gauntlet” in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.  This place is well known for testing out trucks due to the extreme climb that can reach elevations of 11,000 feet with an ever increasing grade until the peak.  Out of all the trucks put through this test, it was the 3500 that excelled the most.

“The 2015 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty was loaded with a 21,600-pound trailer for Gross Combined Weight of nearly 31,000 pounds,” said Andre Smirnov, Technical Editor at Fast Lane Truck.  “The Ram dually came out on top based on its confident downhill performance, consistent uphill climb, and leading observed fuel mileage among the competitors.”

The climb up the Ike Gauntlet is not the final criteria that wins a truck the award.  The winner must pass that challenge as well as win in all the other criteria.  Doesn’t matter what is stacked against it, it appears that the Ram 3500 is the heavy-duty truck.

Learn more about Ram trucks, including the 2015 Ram 3500 by contacting us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  View our new and used line-up on our website.  Be sure to download our mobile app to keep track in real time of your vehicle when it is brought in to be serviced.  Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to us on YouTube to see more auto news and monthly specials.

Ram Trucks Headlines May Sales Increase for Chrysler

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The month of May was very positive for Ram.  With help from Jeep, Ram was one of the biggest reasons for Chrysler execs to be driving into work with smiles on their faces.  Thanks to Ram sales, Chrysler as a whole posted one of their best May sales in years.

The full gain that Chrysler posted was a 17% increase thanks to Ram Trucks.  On its own, Ram sales were up by 19%.  That number is the truck-maker’s best May sales since 2005.  Heavy-duty truck sales were also up by 34% for the month.

“Our Jeep sport-utility vehicles and Ram pickups continued to do well in May as our dealers reported brisk May sales over five weekends and the Memorial Day holiday,” said Reid Bigland, Head of US Sales for Chrysler, in a statement.

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Ram Caves Contest Builds Dream Garages for 3 Lucky Winners

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Last year, Ram Trucks announced that it would be sending out designers Timothy Dahl, Brett McKay, and Bob Vila to three lucky Ram owners to give them a proper “Ram Cave.” Every new garage would be built to meet the needs of each winner, whether if it means starting with a bare-bones garage or giving a great garage an extra special touch.

Yesterday, the Ram Trucks channel premiered the videos of all three winners getting their garage makeovers. Timothy Dahl went to meet Lee in Portland and show off the new Ram 1500. Bob Vila headed out to Prior Lake, Minnesota to meet with Rachel, who had won the contest for her father Dan, and show off the Ram 2500. Finally, Brett McKay took off for Maryland with the Ram 3500 to meet with Randy and his family. Randy’s wife had been diagnosed a year ago with breast cancer, and with the new Ram Cave, he will be able to continue his work on Ram Trucks and be closer to his family.

Check out all three Ram Cave episodes below:

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