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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Changes Leaked for 2016 Ram 2500 and 3500 HD?

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What is the new 2016 Ram 2500 and 3500 HD going to look like.  Will it be getting a visual makeover like so many other vehicles in the Fiat-Chrysler family?  It seems that Allpar, being the Chrysler sleuths they are, may have found out what to expect.

At the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, Ram showed off the 2015 Ram 1500 Laramie Limited.  The truck had the visual stylings notable for Ram with a few exceptions.  The new grille and tailgate caused a bit of a stir with their new look.  Like the upcoming Ram Rebel, the grille is shaped like a X.

This new look is what the 2016 model year will, allegedly, look like for the 2500 and 3500 HD.  Apparently it will even have unique wheels, something the poster didn’t go into much detail about.  The interior will be similar to the 1500 Laramie Limited and will be in all-black and the bumpers are painted with the available choice of chrome as well.

Other notable changes appear to be that the center console layout will be getting a redesign and the Longhorn and Limited will get a new wooden sliding door.  As far as engines, the new models won’t change much.  There will possibly be a new compressed natural gas option, again with not much details there.

Allpar has a knack for getting these things right and we might be finding out more official info here soon as the production is slated to begin on July 20th with deliveries taking only a month or two to get out to dealerships.  We’ll keep our eyes peeled for more info.

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New Ram Truck Possibly Spotted on the Road

The Dodge Dart’s rebirth is currently the talk of the auto world in concern of new vehicles that are coming out. The public attention is focused on seeing how well the car comes out and with the onslaught of advertisement towards its impending release, people aren’t really thinking about what’s next. Some keen eyes may have just spied what’s coming down the road after the Dart.

Allpar.com has a news story about a possible sighting for the new truck that Ram is planning. Someone has spotted and posted pictures of what may be the Ram 4500 out on a test drive on public roads. Ram has stated that they are planning to deal with the Ford and GM heavy-duty pickups that are coming out. Ram has already stated they are hoping to get a new truck out there, but it won’t be until a 2017/2018 time frame.

Allpar has a run down of the rumors about what may be features on the new Ram heavy-duty truck. One such feature will be an optional air suspension system. The system being quoted by an unnamed source as being “better than the on in the Grand Cherokee.” Another is something called the Long Hauler concept which will allow for higher capacity with a smoother ride.

Obviously nothing is for certain as of yet and this is all just assumptions, but it still an indicator of what may be coming soon. Definitely something for truck fans to start getting excited about.

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