Whether you are buying a new or used RAM truck, there are factors that can make the experience smoother or more difficult. One of the usual issues with buying a new or used car is what choice of car to buy. However, since you have already decided on the type of truck you want to get, you may only have two more things to consider. The first is the model you want to purchase and the second is the dealer to buy from.
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In this article, we shall focus on these two factors you will need to consider to make your purchase a lot easier.
About the RAM Truck
Let’s take a closer look at this very popular American truck brand. The RAM truck has a long history which started in 1932. It started out as a part of the trucks under the Dodge brand. Today, RAM Trucks is now a brand line on its own, manufactured by Fiat Chrysler Group LLC, an Italian, American auto manufacturer.
RAM Truck Models
There are a number of models available under the RAM truck brand and we will try to look at these and their specifications, so you can have what you need to make an informed decision. Some of the brands include: Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Ram 3500, Ram 4500 HD Chassis, and Ram 5500 HD Chassis.
The RAM 1500 is a ½ ton, class 2a truck. This makes it a light truck with a weight limit of between 6,001–10,000 pounds.
You may want to take a look at the difference between the 1500 and 2500 in this video.
The RAM 2500 is a ¾ ton, class 2b truck. It is also a light truck but with a higher weight limit than the class 2a. Its weight limit is between 8,501–10,000 pounds.
This is a 1 ton, class 3 truck. Its weight limit is between 10,001–14,000 pounds.
Ram 4500 HD Chassis
The Ram 4500 is a class 4 truck which makes it a medium truck with a weight limit of between 14,001–16,000 pounds.
It is a model is designed to offer outfitters room to have custom cargo area, flatbed or whatever additions they need. This means it comes only with a cab and rear frame with industry standard width and wiring.
Ram 5500 HD Chassis
The Ram 5500 also comes with a cab and a rear frame for outfitters. It is a class five truck which means it is a medium truck with a weight limit of between 16,001–19,500 pounds.
Just in case you are not clear on what a cab and chassis (rear frame) is, read this for clarification http://www.dieselhub.com/compare/chassis-cab-vs-pickup-truck.html.
Aside from these trucks, you may also be interested in the vans such as the Ram Cargo, Ram ProMaster 1500, Ram ProMaster 2500, and Ram ProMaster 3500.