Ram “Long-Hauler” Concept truck for work or pleasure?


With the new posted profit this week, Chrysler got some money in the pocket to develop the new Dodge Ram Long-Hauler concept truck. This truck is long and big, which measured at an enormous 24 feet long and with a wheelbase at about 197.4 inches.

Everything about this truck is monstrous. It is about 79.1 inches tall to tip the scale at 9,300 pounds, which is about the combined weight of two sedans. Even the fuel tank has a huge capacity of about 170 gallons to give the Ram Long-Hauler truck about 1,600 miles of driving range before fill-up.

To haul this behemoth truck around, the Dodge Ram Long-Hauler had to be powered by a 6.7-liter inline six-cylinder Cummins Turbo Diesel engine that is rated at 800 lb-ft of torque. The diesel engine is mated to a 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission that transfers power to an all-wheel drive system.

The Dodge Ram Long-Hauler is luxurious as the 2011 Dodge Ram Laramie Longhorn. It features the Kelderman Air Suspension, 19.5-inch Alcoa aluminum wheels and plenty of space in a 2+2 leather seating. While in-cabin power includes 115V and 12V outlets front and rear along with Wi-Fi enabled for the the Internet. Other amenities include a DVD player with overhead screen for rear seat passengers and a rear center console that includes a refrigerator, cup holders and tray tables.

The Ram Long-Hauler is currently a concept model, and it will go on an 8-month tour across the country to gauge public opinion before actually go into production.