Ram Nation Lends Aid to Flint Michigan

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Ram Nation is a group of truck owners that take the time to make sure that people in need get relief.  They’ve aided in disaster relief from flooding and tornadoes and are now helping the residents of Flint.

Ram Nation teamed up with Country Songwriter and Singer Levi Hummon to promote their driving of pallets of filtered water to the residents of Flint Michigan.  Hummon also performed before heading out to help draw awareness to the Ram Nation truck drivers driving out the water.  Check out the video they made about it here:

 

 

If you would like to know more about Ram Nation and how you can help, check out their website.

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New 2016 Ram 1500 Special Edition Announced: The Yellow Rose of Texas Special Edition

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Ram has been the ‘Truck of Texas’ for a while now.  It makes sense that when it comes time to put together a custom truck, that the great state of Texas would be getting its own special edition.

Ram is introducing the Yellow Rose of Texas edition of the 2016 Ram 1500.  It has a Stinger Yellow paint color, not to confuse anyone by NOT having yellow paint to go with its name.  This special edition will be offered on the half-ton 4×2 and 4×4 crew cab versions of the Ram 1500 Lone Star.

The name Yellow Rose of Texas comes from a mid-19th century American folk song.  It was later covered by artist Mitch Miller and was a Billboard Number One hit in 1955.

“Texas is truck country – Ram Truck country – and we’re committed to building products that resonate with our customers,” said Mike Manley, the head of Ram Brand.  “The importance of the Texas truck market cannot be overstated.  That’s why the Ram Truck brand has worked year after year to deliver hard-working trucks that serve the communities across the Lone Star state.”

Texas and Ram trucks have a long history together.  It’s hard not to see Texas as a primary region for trucks.  This is also not the first time that Ram has put together a special edition truck in honor of Texas.  In 2014, they collaborated with the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum with a Ram Texas Ranger concept car.  They’ve also provided much needed aid to residents hit by floods in 2015.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Ram 1500, then 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.

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2017 Ram Power Wagon Feature Shows New Tire-Inspired Interior Design

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The 2017 Ram Truck Power Wagon is one of the most highly anticipated trucks coming out.  Ram announced it at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show and since then, people have been ready to see as many pictures and details as they could.  Like many recent products from the Chrysler family line-up, the Power Wagon is a nostalgic look-back at the history of Ram trucks.

The exterior design is a tribute to the 1980 “Macho Power Wagon” which can be seen on all the features of the 2017 Power Wagon.  It is in the wheels, the colors, and even in the new grille on the front.

The interior of the Power Wagon, however, led to a challenge for the design team at Ram.  In a new feature on the upcoming 2017 Ram Power Wagon, the interior design team discusses how they came up with many of the choices that are included in Power Wagon.  Teaming up with Sage Automotive Interiors, the two teamed-up and came up with a solution to the dilemma of what to base the design on.  It’s the tires; the Goodyear DuraTrac Tires.  Check out the video to see how they were able to translate the look of the tires into a unique interior design for the 2017 Power Wagon.

The 2017 Ram Truck Power Wagon is slated to be released in the 4th quarter of 2016.  If you’re interested in learning more about it, then 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.

 

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Ram Trucks Driving the Macys Thanksgiving Parade

macys-thanksgiving-paradeThe Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of the time honored traditions in New York. On Thursday, tons of New Yorkers will pack the streets to watch some amazing floats go by before celebrating Thanksgiving in their own way. This year’s holiday parade has named its official truck: Ram Trucks.

Ram is giving 70 of their commercial fans to the event. The trucks will be working hard to give the people of New York a show. Over 50 million viewers, with 3.5 million lining the street, are expected to be watching. The task of making sure the floats get where they need to go, that goes to Ram trucks.

“Being the official truck of the Parade provides an excellent opportunity to showcase the style, innovation, and towing capability of our 2016 Ram 1500 and 2500 trucks.”

If you’re interested in learning more about the Ram 1500 or other Ram trucks, 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.

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Ram Places 2 Trucks on the Fastest Selling Trucks of September

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September was a good month overall for Fiat-Chrysler.  So many vehicles in various brands did extremely well.  Jeep and Dodge set numerous sales records and helped propel the company to have one great September.  One of the other places where the auto maker did so well was in the truck segment.  Ram trucks continued to have an increase of sales, in so much that two trucks were some of the fastest selling in September.

PickupTrucks.com highlights the ten fastest and slowest pickups sold in the month of September.  The way to find out which truck is the fastest is done by seeing the supply of the truck.  If a pickup has less than a 30-day supply, which means it’s on the fastest list.  Without further suspense, the trucks in question were the 2016 Ram 1500 and Ram 2500.

The 2016 Ram 1500 has been one of the more popular trucks being produced at the moment and has been making a slow and steady march to being one of the dominant forces in its segment.  It has been continuously awarded by numerous critics and drivers are catching on to why.  As for the 2500, it was the only heavy-duty model to break into the top 10.

The ProMaster serious of commercial trucks also had great sales.  Their sales were up 4 percent, making it the brand’s best September since 1996.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Ram 1500 or other Ram trucks, 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.

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Ram Trucks Donates to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

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Ram trucks have always been supporters of the Texas Rangers.  They’ve put out models of the 1500 that has honored the Rangers.  They plan to continue their support by donating $100,000 to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum.

This donation is happening almost a year since they last partnered with the Texas Rangers and also donated $100,000 to help the legendary law enforcers.

“Texas Rangers epitomize all of the great qualities of the Lone Star State,” said Beck Blanchard, Director of Ram Truck Brand.  “Ram has deep ties to Texas.  Reinforcing Ram’s commitment to the Texas Ranger Division and the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum is a significant way to be engaged with the people and communities in which we do business.”

The money being donated will go to help make improvements at the museum.  A portion of the donation will also goto the Texas Ranger Association Foundation’s scholarship program.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Ram 1500 or other Ram trucks, 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.

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Ram ProMaster Takes on the Ike Gauntlet

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The Ram ProMaster is Ram’s newest entry into one of the hottest markets in cars right now; the commercial truck segment. The ProMaster City is designed to be a smaller van for smaller businesses that need large amounts of equipment or product trucked across a busy city like New York. The ProMaster City also has been chosen by The Fast Lane Truck to tackle their Ike Gauntlet extreme towing test. It is the first commercial van to attempt this, so let’s see how it turned out.

In a video uploaded to their YouTube channel, they run their viewers through the engine and drive of the ProMaster City. Of note in their drive on the route, the ProMaster City easily handled with the towing cart hooked up behind it and offered amazing visibility with its mirrors, being able to see all around comfortably while keeping eyes on the trailer.

All along the route, the drivers were impressed with what the ProMaster City had to offer. With the size and the weight, they weren’t sure what to expect. It is clear by the end, however, that Ram had convinced them of the quality of their commercial cargo van. Be sure to check out the full video to see how the ProMaster City handles itself.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Ram ProMaster, 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.

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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

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Ram Extends Partnership With Easton Corbin

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Ram has been having a lot of luck with their country stars.  The recent partnership with Miranda Lambert has delivered a smash hit with her song “Roots and Wings.”  It’s clear they’ve found an audience for their trucks and it is in the form of a country audience.  It doesn’t come as any surprise that Ram is extending their partnership with country star Easton Corbin.

Easton and Ram have been collaborating since 2012.  This extension of their relationship is going to produce a whole new song titled “Let’s Ride.”  Like Lambert’s “Roots and Wings” the song is inspired by Ram trucks.  The song will be featured across a slew of media spectrums, from commercials to its own music video.

“We continue to look for unique ways to creatively show how Ram trucks are an integral part of our culture and the everyday lives of our customers,” said Oliver Francois, Chief Marketing Officer of FCA.  “It is rewarding to know that Easton, one of the hottest young artists in country music today, wrote the song inspired by his ongoing experiences behind the wheel of our Ram trucks.”

The music video of “Let’s Ride” will be available on YouTube and other digital services.

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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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