For our trailering loops, we borrowed a double-axle horse trailer filled about halfway up the walls with bags of horse bedding, which we swapped between the two trucks for the driving loops. Vehicle Details While we applaud Ram's use of higher-grade plastics and handsome trim, the best part of the 2011 Ram Heavy Duty's cabin space is the impressively long list of available features. An exclusive instrument cluster has the appearance of hand-wrought jewelry with six chrome gauge rings set against a painted taupe silver background and a tooled-metal Laramie Longhorn edition badge. The Laramie Longhorn model is new and the most luxurious Ram truck yet. This truck works great, the ride is excellent considering its a 2500, and the interior is extremely comfortable. Anyways that gave me a chance to drive it cross country and it was a dream.
The Laramie Longhorn model is new and the most luxurious Ram truck yet. New hydraulic body mounts under the cabin are said to smooth out freeway hop. This is no poseur pickup. Still, this clearly is no lightweight rig. Power Wagon The 2011 Ram Power Wagon is an off-road beast. I have been getting 20 mpg but now can't get 200miles on a half tank.
The special equipment includes electric-locking front and rear differentials and a front sway bar that can disconnect by electronic means. My first time towing I passed a semi about and looked down at the speedo thinking the truck was going real slow. The feeling was night and day compared to the regular Cummins. Diesel connoisseurs have been waiting for this confrontation for ages. Fuel estimates are not available for the 6. Running without payload, we learned how well each truck was able to hug the road in the twisties. It has full leather seating with laser-etched bolsters, and the front seatbacks have metal buckles bearing the Ram logo with magnetic clasps, like a mailbag.
And the stretched Mega Cab creates so much space inside that backs of the rear seats can recline from 22 to 37 degrees for extra comfort. The front bumper has aggressive stamping. This truck works great, the ride is excellent considering its a 2500, and the interior is extremely comfortable. I notice as I watched the tac to see when it was shifting. More chrome coats a fat-lip bumper etched with foglamps at both ends.
Regular, Crew and Mega are the cab options in the 2011 Ram 2500. The Laramie Longhorn model is new and the most luxurious Ram truck yet. Tow capacity for the Ram 2500 Regular Cab maxes at 13,500 lbs, while the Crew Cab Ram 2500 caps the tow load at 12,650 lbs. Driving It While we've taken a Ram Power Wagon off-road and even done some towing, the trip that impressed us most was when we did back-to-back comparisons between the 2011 Ram 2500 Crew Cab and its Chevrolet Silverado equivalent. The Cummins diesel is a monster, but smooth and quiet. The seats can be equipped with heat and ventilation for the driver and front passenger.
Vehicle Overview Last year, Chrysler overhauled the Ram 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickups with new exteriors and interiors. It's a Hemi-powered 2500 Crew Cab with electric-locking front and rear differentials, electronic disconnecting sway bar, Bilstein shocks, 32-inch tires, skid plates, 4. Clearly, this type of driving is not what these vehicles were designed for, but we found the weight transitioning during cornering to be surprisingly balanced in the Super Duty. As heavy-duty pickups still account for nearly one-third of the growing full-size pickup market, the Ram Heavy Duty should continue to be a major player in Chrysler's recovery effort. Thanks Dodge for doing a bang up job.
Dressed in some serious sheetmetal, the heavy-duty Rams look strong, assertive and impossible to miss. A new four-door crew cab with bigger back doors and more rear passenger space replaces the previous, smaller four-door Quad Cab. The 2011 Ram Heavy Duty gains two new trims: Laramie Longhorn and Outdoorsman. It even felt twice as strong as the old 5. The Laramie Longhorn is equipped with all of the standard equipment found on the top-level Ram Laramie plus navigational radio, remote start, backup camera, front ventilated seats and rear heated seats. Vehicle Overview Last year, Chrysler overhauled the Ram 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickups with new exteriors and interiors.
The side mirrors can be pivoted horizontally or vertically, depending on trailer size, and the mirrors are larger and convex to improve visibility. This is no poseur pickup. As heavy-duty pickups still account for nearly one-third of the growing full-size pickup market, the Ram Heavy Duty should continue to be a major player in Chrysler's recovery effort. The battle lines have been redrawn. Once a Ram fan you are most likely always a Ram fan. Once a Ram fan you are most likely always a Ram fan. Crew Cab models deliver lots of interior room, clever arrangements for utility stow space and even plenty of luxurious appointments.
Overall, reviewers report that the craftsmanship and quality of materials in the Ram have improved in recent years, along with the comfort level of the seats and the interior in general. As for fuel economy, it might seem odd that we got about eight-percent better fuel economy when loaded than when running the same course empty, but it's true. The single-piece chrome bumper wraps around the front fenders to give it a modern look and improved aerodynamics to help gas mileage. The Laramie Longhorn also includes a unique two-tone paint job. Exterior Ram heavy-duty pickups share headlamps and fenders with the 1500, but the grille is bigger to keep the engine cool while towing big trailers, and the hood is different to make room for the Cummins diesel.
The Laramie Longhorn model is new and the most luxurious Ram truck yet. The trailer brake controller allows the driver to activate trailer brakes for greater stopping power on downhill grades. It has 383 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. I was going 80 mph. We filled each pickup bed to within 100 pounds of its maximum and headed out on our same drive routes. Don't see them as an honest business.