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2011 Ram Long Hauler Concept

The Ram Long Hauler Concept Truck is a definite eye-catcher in every sense of the word, mostly because it seems to stretch longer than standard-sized pick-up trucks. Incredibly, all this is by design.

Chrysler ’s Ram brand has officially unveiled their latest concept creation, a 24-foot long quad-cab pick-up truck that’s so big it can actually carry up to 170 gallons of fuel in one go while trucking non-stop at a distance of over 1,600 miles before it needs to be fed again.

The truck is based on the Class 5 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab, except that the whole thing has been extended to ridiculous lengths. Nothing about this pick-up truck screams ordinary. Even if it’s a concept, Chrysler is presenting it as an ideal ’work horse’ for people who might need to tow heavy trailers for long distances. Judging by the look of this mastadon of a pick-up truck, we already figured as much.

Check out more details of the Long Hauler Concept, together with exhibit dates, after the jump.

Exterior and Interior

Ram Long Hauler Concept

There are only so many words to really describe the Ram Long Hauler Concept’s looks. Measuring over 24 feet long and weighing in excess of 9,300 lbs, this gargantuan pick-up truck certainly defies any logical explanation. It rides on a full Kelderman Air Suspension with a wheelbase measuring just short of 200 inches. It’s got a black paint job that is accentuated by a white-gold metallic two-tone finish with body side moldings. It has a full bull bar that runs the entire width of the pick-ups front end, wide wheel flares on both the front and rear end of the truck, and a set of 19.5" Alcoa aluminum wheels.

Inside the truck, you’ll see a 2+2 leather seating configuration, power-adjustable footrests for the rear seats, a rear center console that includes a refrigerator, cup holders ,and tray tables, 115V ans 12V outlets, a DVD player, overhead screens, and wireless Internet connection.

Performance

Ram Long Hauler Concept

The Ram Long Hauler Concept is powered by an inline six-cylinder 6.7-liter High Output Cummins Turbo Diesel engine rated at 800 lb/ft of torque and mated to a six-speed, Aisin AS68RC automatic transmission with four-wheel-drive transfer case. This is coupled to a 4.88 Dana 110 axle with dual rear wheels.

Where Can We Catch It?

Since the Long Hauler is still a concept, we doubt that you can see a production version in the near future. Having said that, Ram will be taking the truck on the road and exhibiting it at a number of events all over the country. Check out the schedule in the table below.

Event Place Date
Kentucky DerbyLouisville, KentuckyMay 5-7
Turbo Diesel Register RallyColumbus, IndianaJune 10-11
Rodeo CircuitNumerous CitiesJuly/August
Farm Progress ShowDecatur, IllinoisAugust 31 - September 2
Husker HarvestGrand Island, NebraskaSeptember 13-15
NTEA New Product ConferenceDearborn, MichiganSeptember 19
Sunbelt ExpoMoultrie, GeorgiaOctober 18-20
Natonal RV ShowLouisville, KentuckyNovember 29 - December 1

Competition

Ram Long Hauler Concept

Unless we go the way of aftermarket extended pick-up trucks, we can’t find a suitable pick-up - be it production or concept - that can identify with what the Ram Long Hauler Concept can offer.

Ram Long Hauler Concept
LOVE IT
  • It’s really long, isn’t it?
  • Impressive powertrain
  • Comfortable interior
LEAVE IT
  • Still a concept
  • Should be a load to drive
  • No plans of production


16 comments:

Ha ha... I get confused with its long platform. Anyway, I think it’s good but do you think it will remain easy to control and to drive with its long body? Well, that I doubt, but I have to say that its interior really impressed me.

The powertrain seems so impressive for a pick up car but is it really long? even in person? Hmm, so intriguing I will surely wait for this concept.

Weird! It is too long for a picked up car, but I must say that just like them, I am also so impressed with this one. I hope that they would really put this one on the market. smiley

I’m so impressed on this concept! Well, I hope that it won’t stay as a concept only, and I would surely wait for the market production of it. I hope either that its engine is only good enough on it.

Is it detachable? Ha-ha kidding aside, I also find this one so strange and weird for it is truly too long for a truck, but I’m still impressed with it, most especially on its comfortable interior.

It looks so massive on its long body smiley but I hope it wouldn’t be the reason to interrupt the figure performance of this one. This concept is really useful, so I was really hoping that they would put this one on production.

Nice pickup truck, seemingly build on a strong and enhanced structure. Totally a powerful and useful car for journey or events. Though it look very ordinary and common style what I like here is more of its performance.

Yeah! I have to agree that it is the longest pick up car nowadays, but I must say that it had an impressive interior feature and amenities. It looks so cozy and relaxing, well when will be the market production of this?

This quite be the longest pick up truck, i love the center stack features with a huge touchscreen infotainment system with tons of storage space in the center console – including space for a laptop and a small safe.

The powertrain seems so impressive for a pick up car but is it really long? even in person? Hmm, so intriguing I will surely wait for this concept.

Too long for a kind of pick up car, that’s why I can’t decide if I’m going to be impressed, I guess I’ll just wait to see this one on production and on the road but I must say that I’m impressed with its interior.

At first, I thought that this one was just a photoshopped picture. But then, when I saw the other sets, I realized that this one is indeed a real vehicle, though I still find it very weird.

Sorry..I’m not interested on this truck. I don’t like its longer length though it come with a four seater. I’d rather choose the Ford F150 over this one!

Hahaha! They really mean it when they called this one a Long Hauler. Kinda looks a bit like a semi now. Though I am really dumbfounded as to the point of the whole design.

If they are making a concept and it will be useful. I think there’s no reason for not putting this truck on production. BTW, there are many people that asking the aftermarket company to make an extended truck for more space and this would be the best answer for that.

When I first saw the car I think there’s something wrong with its size. Well, I have learned that it was done for purpose. This would be the best option for buyers that want a more spacious truck.

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