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
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.
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.
|Kentucky Derby||Louisville, Kentucky||May 5-7|
|Turbo Diesel Register Rally||Columbus, Indiana||June 10-11|
|Rodeo Circuit||Numerous Cities||July/August|
|Farm Progress Show||Decatur, Illinois||August 31 - September 2|
|Husker Harvest||Grand Island, Nebraska||September 13-15|
|NTEA New Product Conference||Dearborn, Michigan||September 19|
|Sunbelt Expo||Moultrie, Georgia||October 18-20|
|Natonal RV Show||Louisville, Kentucky||November 29 - December 1|
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.
- It’s really long, isn’t it?
- Impressive powertrain
- Comfortable interior
- Still a concept
- Should be a load to drive
- No plans of production