Ram Long-Hauler Concept Truck is a dream for haulers

Ram Long-Hauler Concept Truck
Ram Long-Hauler Concept Truck

They don’t get much bigger than the Ram Long-Hauler Concept Truck. The truck, which is going to be on display at events across the country this year, is based on a Class 5 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab, and is built for those that tow multiple or heavy trailers long distances or small business owners looking for a ‘work horse.’

Designers at Chrysler Group started with a Class 5 Ram 5500 Crew Cab and converted to a Mega Cab passenger compartment, added an 8-foot box and upped the range between refueling stops with a mid-ship fuel tank – a 170 gallon fuel-capacity tank.

The Ram Long-Hauler Concept Truck has a 197.4 – inch wheelbase and 37,500 Gross Combined Weight Rating. It has an overall length of 24 feet, a 79.1 inch height and estimated curb weight is 9,300 lbs.

Power for the Ram Long-Hauler Concept Truck comes from 6.7L 6-cylinder High Output Cummins Turbo Diesel engine with a maximum torque of 800 lb-ft. The engine is mated to a 6-speed, Aisin AS68RC automatic transmission with four-wheel-drive transfer coupled to a 4.88 Dana 110 axle with dual rear wheels.

On the inside, the Ram Long-Hauler Concept Truck gets an upgraded NVH package that ensures a quiet cabin with 2+2 leather seating with rear passenger comfort enhanced with power-adjustable footrests and a rear center console that includes a refrigerator, cup holders and tray tables. It also features 115V and 12V outlets front and rear, interior Wi-Fi and a DVD player with overhead screen for rear seat passengers. The rear seats and console also fold flat for additional storage.

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Tentative show schedule for the Ram Long-Hauler is:

Kentucky Derby
Louisville, Ky.
5/05 – 5/07

Turbo Diesel Register Rally
Columbus, Ind.
6/10 – 6/11

Rodeo Circuit
July/August

Farm Progress Show
Decatur, Ill.
8/31 – 9/02

Husker Harvest
Grand Island, Neb.
9/13 – 9/15

NTEA New Product Conference
Dearborn, Mich.
9/19 – 9/19

Sunbelt Expo
Moultrie, Ga.
10/18 – 10/20

National R.V. Show
Louisville, Ky.
11/29 — 12/1

– By: Omar Rana