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The “Long-Hauler”

Ram’s 5500 Series Concept Truck
Posted April 25 2011 10:03 AM by Mike McGlothlin 
Filed under: What's New, Diesel Vehicle Reviews

long hauler

Check out the ultimate Ram—a cross-country hauler that comfortably seats the whole family (or crew), can hold 60 gallons of fuel (or more with the optional 110-gallon in-bed tank), and features a 37,500-pound GCWR…

It was brought to our attention by a reader that attended the Mid-America Trucking Show. He also provided the following photos, and led us to believe the payload capacity on this Ram is 10,000 pounds!


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The “Long” In Long Hauler
*197.4-inch wheelbase
*60-gallon fuel tank with 110-gallon optional in-bed tank available
*Mega Cab
*8-foot bed

*Kelderman self-leveling air suspension (front and rear)
*19½-inch Alcoa wheels
*Fifth-wheel tailgate
*Bull bar and body-colored flares, cab steps, and bumpers

Engine: 6.7L Cummins (High Output, 350 hp, 800 lb-ft version)
Transmission: Aisin six-speed automatic

Interior Amenities
*EGT and boost gauges (it’s about time this was offered from the factory!)
*Rear console with a refrigerator
*Fifth-wheel/Gooseneck hitch camera
*Backup camera with rear park sensors
*Upgraded insulation for sound damping
*Rear passenger trey tables and foot rests

Target Audience
Long distance haulers and folks that believe Class 6 trucks are either too large, or too expensive (the Long Hauler concept is a Class 5, medium duty truck). Prospective buyers: horse transporters, car, racecar, and camper haulers.


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