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Today we bring you another edition of the Brandl Media Minute. Follow along with yours truly as I break down some of the awesome storage options featured in this Week’s Brandl Media Minute. Today we’re working with a 2011 Ram 1500 in the Laramie LongHorn Trim. This beauty is loaded with some amazing features, most obviously the Saddle Leather Seats. One thing that’s not immediately evident are all of the innovative storage options this truck has to offer, most notably the segment exclusive RamBox. I also show off some of the in floor storage located on Crew Cab Rams, as well as the additional glove box located in the dash.

Stay tuned because we will be doing more Brandl Media Minute Videos explaining more of the great things these vehicles can do! If you have any questions about how to operate your Keyless Enter and Go Passive Entry system, as well as your Uconnect or Media Center radio, or have suggestions on other topics we should cover, send me an email at LT@BrandlMotors.com

As always, click on any of the images in the post to see more photos of Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Vehicles. Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

New for 2012-  The 60-inch RamBox

New for 2012- The 60-inch RamBox

  • Ram expands innovative RamBox® system to accommodate 6-foot-4-inch bed lengths
  • RamBox now available in all trim levels and Ram HD models

September 29, 2011 , Dallas – The Ram Truck brand has developed a new version of the unique RamBox® cargo management system to fit Ram pickup trucks with 6-foot-4-inch bed lengths. The addition of a 6-foot-4-inch RamBox model dramatically expands the feature’s availability to include the majority of Ram truck models.

Now, in addition to the 5-foot-7-inch RamBox, which was previously available only on Ram 1500 Crew Cab models, buyers can opt for RamBox on Ram pickups with 6-foot-4-inch bed lengths, including Ram 1500 regular cab and Quad Cab® models and Ram 2500 and 3500 (single rear wheel) Crew Cab and Mega Cab models.

Ram also will offer the RamBox option on the ST price class, making the feature available on all trim levels.

“The 6-foot-4-inch RamBox is the definition of ‘more of a good thing. We have dramatically expanded RamBox availability and given it an outstanding price. Having convenient, secure storage for your gear – whether it’s worksite tools, sporting equipment or a few cases of refreshments for the team – makes RamBox one of the greatest innovations that you’ll find on a pickup truck.”

-Fred Diaz, President and CEO
Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de Mexico
Chrysler Group LLC

2012 Ram 2500HD with 6-foot-4-inch RamBox

2012 Ram 2500HD with 6-foot-4-inch RamBox

Today’s announcement means that the RamBox option is now available on more than 80 percent of all Ram pickups.

The new RamBox trucks with 6-foot-4-inch bed measures 60 inches in length versus 50.5 inches for the 5-foot-7-inch model – an increase of 18 percent. Interior volume grows proportionately, from 7.3 cubic feet to 8.6 cubic feet.

With the added length and volume, the new RamBox can hold long-handled shovels, one-piece fishing rods and up to 140 beverage cans.

For 2012, buyers will find that RamBox pricing has not increased. In fact, Ram has reduced the price of both 6-foot-4-inch and 5-foot-7-inch RamBoxes by 32 percent to an attractive $1,295.

About RamBox

RamBox provides secure storage options for tradesmen, craftsmen, sportsmen, athletes and outdoorsmen. RamBox can store golf clubs, fishing rods, sports gear, tool boxes and more.

RamBox is a segment-exclusive cargo management system that includes three key elements:

  • Two weatherproof, lockable, drainable, lighted storage bins that run the length of the pickup bed and are as wide as the wheel well, creating a total of 8.6 cubic feet of space. The side bins are large enough to hold items including: a set of golf clubs, helmets, toolboxes, kayak paddles, fishing rods, chainsaws or beverage cans and ice. RamBox side bins create storage along each side of the pickup bed space previously left untouched due to wheel-well intrusion. RamBox bins fit the length of the pickup bed and incorporate the space over each wheel well to secure cargo within a lit, lockable and drainable container. Lids include swing hinges with intermediate and full-open positions that lift the lid 90 degrees perpendicular to each side.
  • An adjustable bed divider/extender that fits on the lowered tailgate and adds 2 feet of additional length to secure longer loads. The bed divider creates individual compartments in the pickup bed to separate payload equipment such as tools or equipment. It can be conveniently stowed in the front of the bed when not in use;
  • And a cargo rail system with sliding, adjustable cleats for infinitely adjustable tie-down versatility.
2012 Ram Power Wagon with 6-foot-4-inch RamBox

2012 Ram Power Wagon with 6-foot-4-inch RamBox

About the Ram Truck Brand

The Ram Truck brand continues to establish its own identity and clearly define its customer since its launch as a standalone vehicle brand. Creating a distinct brand for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on how core customers use their trucks and what new features they’d like to see. Whether focusing on a family that uses its half-ton truck day in and day out, a hard-working Ram Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its commercial vehicles every day, Ram has the truck market covered.

The 2011 Ram 1500 was named a Consumers Digest Best Buy and AUTOMOBILE Magazine All-Star. Ram 1500‘s smooth-riding suspension and 20 mpg, 390 horsepower HEMI® V-8 are just two of the reasons it beat the competition. Ram 1500 also was named the Truck of Texas by the Texas Auto Writers Association in 2011.

The Ram Truck brand has the most innovative lineup of full-size trucks on the market. Ram Truck has emerged as a full-size truck leader by investing substantially in new products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and features that further enhance their capabilities.

Ram trucks now boast these segment exclusives:

  • Coil-spring rear suspension on Ram 1500 for best-in-class ride and handling
  • Available RamBox lockable and lighted bedside storage
  • In-floor storage on all Ram Crew Cabs
  • The largest cab in the market – Ram HD Mega Cab
  • Standard six-speed manual transmission on all diesel models

Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.

2012 Ram 2500HD with 6-foot-4-inch RamBox

2012 Ram 2500HD with 6-foot-4-inch RamBox

Check out the video below for a walk around on one of the new 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel powered 2012 Ram 3500 Outdoorsman, Featuring the new longer RamBox at around 2:51. As always, click on any of the images in the post to see more photos of Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Vehicles. Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

1946 Dg Power Wagon Commercial Prototype

1946 Dg Power Wagon Commercial Prototype

September 2, 1945: a date that will always stand out for those who lived it. On this day, the Japanese formally surrendered ending World War II, thus marking the end of a frighteningly bloody chapter in human history.

Following this, as American GI’s were victoriously returning home, they discovered that they missed the reliability and strength of their Army trucks. In hopes of finding a civilian duplicate to their wartime vehicles, they wrote to Dodge and implored that one be created. The result: The Dodge Power Wagon.

1946 Power Wagon

1946 Power Wagon

The Dodge brand proudly built the Power Wagon based off of the 3/4-ton Army truck’s chassis with a civilian cab and a redesigned 8-foot cargo box. It featured a 126-inch wheelbase chassis and a 230 cubic-inch flathead six-cylinder engine, a two-speed transfer case and a 4-speed transmission.

The Power Wagon, although redesigned several times, remained in production until 1980, when the following year the Dodge Ram took its place. The Wagon’s design and capability helped it to become the predecessor for most of the four by four trucks we see on the road and was eventually reborn as the Ram 2500 Power Wagon available again today.

1946 Dg Power Wagon Farm

1946 Dg Power Wagon Farm

The 2011 Power Wagon is available with an off-roader’s wish list of standard equipment, including front and rear locking differentials, electronic disconnecting front sway bar, 33-inch offroad tires, complete underbody protection, and a custom 12,000-pound warn winch.

2011 Ram Power Wagons in Moab, Utah

2011 Ram Power Wagons in Moab, Utah

Check out this video below of the 2011 Ram Power Wagon being put through the paces out in Moab, Utah during the Easter Jeep Safari. To see more photos of Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Vehicles, simply click any of the images in the post. Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

Ram Long-Hauler Concept

Ram Long-Hauler Concept

May 2, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – They don’t get much bigger, have more range or more pulling power than the Ram “Long-Hauler” Concept truck.

On display at selected events across the country, the Ram Long-Hauler is based on a Class 5 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab, and is designed to suit the needs of anyone that tows multiple or heavy trailers, drives long distances or small business owners looking for a “work horse” at the job site.

Designers 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. Combined with a second frame-mounted tank and a third, optional, bed-mounted auxiliary tank, total fuel capacity is 170 gallons.

Ram Long-Hauler Concept

Ram Long-Hauler Concept

With a 197.4 – inch wheelbase and 37,500 Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR), the concept Long-Hauler from Ram is just the truck for those wanting to step up from a traditional Class 3 (one-ton) or Class 4 truck. Overall length of the Ram Long-Hauler is 24 feet, height is 79.1 inches and estimated curb weight is 9,300 lbs.

The powertrain for the concept truck includes an inline six-cylinder 6.7-liter High Output Cummins Turbo Diesel engine rated at 800 lb.-ft. of torque. The Ram’s legendary diesel engine is mated to a six-speed, Aisin AS68RC automatic transmission with four-wheel-drive transfer case coupled to a 4.88 Dana 110 axle with dual rear wheels.

Riding on a full Kelderman Air Suspension front and rear and 19.5-inch Alcoa aluminum wheels, on-road driving dynamics are civilized and even the toughest road surfaces are easily absorbed providing the driver and passengers with a smooth, comfortable ride. In fact Ram Long-Hauler‘s ride qualities are more inline with those of a 3/4-ton truck. The suspension package also is self-leveling with kneel feature.

Ram Long-Hauler Concept

Ram Long-Hauler Concept

On the exterior, brilliant black paint is accented by white gold metallic lower two-tone including body side moldings and wide wheel flares at the front and rear. Up front, a bull bar extends the entire width of the vehicle. For full use of the bed, the spare tire is located under the box. To help make trailer line-up easier on the fifth wheel, a separate back-up camera provides a full view of the bed.

A custom hitch-access tailgate allows easy hook-ups without the need to open or remove the entire tailgate.

Inside, interior noise levels have been heavily dampened with an upgraded NVH package that ensures a quiet cabin environment. The Long-Hauler includes 2+2 leather seating with a specific, high comfort driver seat. Rear passenger comfort is assured with power-adjustable footrests and a rear center console that includes a refrigerator, cup holders and tray tables.

In-cabin power includes 115V and 12V outlets front and rear. With the interior Wi-Fi enabled, passengers can easily work on laptop computers connected to the Internet during long drives.

Ram Long-Hauler Concept

Ram Long-Hauler Concept

Additional cabin features also include a laptop storage area and a safe for valuables. Interior items designed to keep the driver monitoring of vehicle performance will include a tire pressure monitoring system, rear axle temperature gauge and exhaust gas temperature and boost gauges. Convenience features also include an inductive charger and DVD player with overhead screen for rear seat passengers to enjoy their favorite programs and entertainment.

The rear seats and console also fold flat for additional storage or as a berth for resting.

Ram Truck has identified a potential market for a Class 5 pickup, including race car teams, car haulers, RV owners, ranchers and rodeo competitors, boaters and commercial expediting operations.

The Ram Long-Hauler, while only a concept, will be seen across the country in the next eight months to help gauge public opinion on the appeal of a vehicle that provides an upgrade from a 1-ton truck without moving up to a full Class 6 truck.

To read more about the Ram Long Hauler Concept and where you can check it out, visit the original post from Chrysler.

To see more photos of Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Vehicles, simply click on any of the images in the post. Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

April 29, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Mopar®, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand, today served up 12 gift ideas for mom and mom’s ride.

“From safety kits to our industry-first Electronic Vehicle Tracking System, we have something for every Mopar mother out there. In addition, we offer more than 100,000 parts and accessories for Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, and Ram vehicles at our Mopar eStore where customers may simply order from their computer and have items shipped to their doorstep.”

Tricia Hecker
Head of Mopar Marketing

Following are Mopar’s 12 gift ideas for Mother’s Day:

For Moms Looking for Safety and Security Features:

Roadside Safety Kit

Roadside Safety Kit

1. Roadside Safety Kit: A valuable asset for any roadside emergency. Kit includes safety flashlight, fleece blanket, six-gauge jumper cables, safety triangle, flat and Phillips screwdrivers, pliers, two bungee cords and gloves. (Part No. 82211983, MSRP: $103.00)

Mopar Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS)

Mopar Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS)

2. Mopar Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS): Time is of the essence when it comes to stolen-vehicle recovery. Mopar’s Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS) works 24/7 with nationwide coverage to keep track of your vehicle. This GPS-enabled real-time tracking system includes a $1,000 Theft Protection Warranty and is transferable. Optional upgrade plans provide Emergency Service Dispatch and OnCallTM on-board panic button. Features such as setting speed and distance parameters with text alerts, unlimited online tracking, and full concierge service are also offered. (MSRP: $459, Part No. 82212457)

For Moms on the Go:

Mopar Portable Navigation System

Mopar Portable Navigation System

3. Mopar Portable Navigation System: This Garmin nüvi® 3760T is an ultra-thin navigator with üRoute™ technology with trafficTrends™ and myTrends.™ Automatic self-learning, with arrival-time estimate. Features on the multi-touch dual-orientation 4.3-inch wide-screen glass display include lane assist with junction view, Bluetooth® wireless, FM lifetime traffic, pre-loaded street maps for North America, spoken street names, Where am I?, photo navigation, ecoRoute,™ pedestrian navigation options, and hands-free calling capabilities. (Part No. 82212492, MSRP: $399.00)

Uconnect WEB

Uconnect WEB

4. Uconnect™ WEB: Uconnect Web’s in-car router receives 3G broadband Internet, allowing passengers to surf the Web, social-network, look up directions, check e-mail, play online games, or download music. Works with any Wi-Fi-enabled device. No cell cards or software required. Subscription required; sold separately. (Part No. 82211856AB, MSRP: $499.00)

DVD Rear-Seat Video Headphones

DVD Rear-Seat Video Headphones

5. DVD Rear-Seat Video Headphones: Wireless headphones available for various DVD systems in a variety of makes and models. (Part numbers vary, MSRP: $69.00 – $149.00)

Slush Mats

Slush Mats

6. Slush Mats: Heavy-duty mats feature deep grooves that help prevent water, snow, and mud from spilling onto the floor. Available in a variety of vehicle interior colors. (Part numbers vary, MSRP: $43.00 – $162.00)

Sport Utility Bars

Sport Utility Bars

7. Sport Utility Bars: These heavy-duty bars increase a vehicle’s cargo capacity and accommodates all of Mopar’s sports and cargo carriers. (Part numbers vary, MSRP: $210 – $403)

Roof Box Cargo Carrier

Roof Box Cargo Carrier

8. Roof Box Cargo Carrier: Keeps cargo dry and secure. Tough, locking thermoplastic carrier features quarter turn installation and gas-cylinder opening system. Attaches to Sport Utility Bars. (Part umbers vary, MSRP: $516-532)

For Mom’s Looking for Luxury:

Katzkin Leather Interiors

Katzkin Leather Interiors

9. Katzkin Leather Interiors: Katzkin offers premium leather-trimmed packages with embroideries, piping, two-tones, suede and much more in many different colors. Ask your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram dealership for more information.

Premium Carpet Floor Mats

Premium Carpet Floor Mats

10. Premium Carpet Floor Mats: Plush carpet mats feature rubber-nibbed backing with driver-side retention to help keep them in place. Available in a variety of interior colors with a variety of vehicle or brand logos. (Part numbers vary, MSRP: $35.00 – $118.00)

Kicker® Premium Audio Systems

Kicker® Premium Audio Systems

11. Kicker® Premium Audio Systems: Speakers, subwoofers and amplifiers are designed specifically for each vehicle, maximizing the sound experience. KICKER parts install easily; just bolt and plug them in. No cutting or soldering required. See your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram dealership for more information.

Chrome Door Sill Guards

Chrome Door Sill Guards

12. Chrome Door Sill Guards: Add a touch of stainless steel style while protecting a vehicle’s interior door sills from scratches. Chrome Door Sill Guards are available in both non-illuminated and illuminated for a variety of vehicles with a variety of logos. (Part numbers vary, MSRP: $25.00 – $454.00)

As always, click on any of the photos in the post to see more photos of Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Vehicles. Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

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