• Jun 28, 2008

The 2009 Dodge Ram is still a couple months from hitting the showroom floor, but we got a chance to check it out during a visit to the Chelsea proving grounds at the Chrysler media event. While we can't tell you how the new Dodge Ram drives, we are pleased to give you details of the revolutionary RamBox. We wanted to tell you how much we could fit into the bed mounted storage, but all we had was Mike Levine from Pickuptrucks.com. Follow the jump to view Mike as he tries to jam himself into one very confined space. Mike's a skinny guy, so he comes a lot closer to squeezing into the RamBox than you might think.





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      • 6 Years Ago
      That is one feature that is going to be VERY popular at job sites. Now Dodge just needs the construction business to pickup so they can have someone to sell it to...
        • 6 Years Ago
        The titan box was VERY small, and down low. about big enough for a tow strap or maybe a receiver hitch. These boxes have as much space a cross-bed toolbox. They're strictly targeted at personal use customers though, since they only come on the Crew cab/5ft bed. I bet someone will even offer a truck cap that will be compatible by the time this truck launches.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The Titan's bedside storage is just a panel on the quarter panel behind the wheel. Same idea Dodge has taken it much further, this must be 10 times the space.

        • 6 Years Ago
        They disappear because real 'work trucks' have many varieties of racks built on top of the bed, which interfere with gimmicks like this. Expect to see this feature dropped for the next gen.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wonder if a dismembered body would fit? This could be a great feature for all those psychopaths out there!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Amateurs... You gotta cut em' up first.
      • 6 Years Ago
      ugh this is so gayyy
        • 6 Years Ago
        No, the Toyota A-BAT was gay, this is just mildly retarded.

        Mike Levine trying to fit himself in the RamBox, I mean. I got more info on how big it was when they showed the promo shot with the tackle box and fishing rods.
        • 6 Years Ago
        When adult males do a childish prank--its gotta have a whiff of the insane, or just have a cool factor beyond ten. now if he tried to stuff the kids into the rambox, mount jet engines, or even install a washer dryer combo DIYstylz, thatd be ok.
        • 6 Years Ago
        no, it would be gay if he were trying to get in there with another man, naked.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This bedside storage fills in what are ordinarily the widened areas in the bed fore and aft of the wheels - so the remaining bed is a straight rectangle like the old stepside trucks.

      Very cool feature for the regular cab and to a lesser extent the quad. But in the crew cab with only a 5'7 bed, losing 6" out of those corners means a tall guy can't stretch out diagonally and sleep in the bed with the tailgate up. (Reason #66 that trucks are great.)

      • 6 Years Ago
      Well now that they showed that vids, its monkey see monkey do, they better put glow in the dark openers in it to starve off the lawsuits.. ya reading this Dodge ?
      • 6 Years Ago
      They build these trucks in Mexico, don't they?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sure there will be copycats out there... dumb people repeat things they see on youtube. Remember that guys. Sorry to be a downer.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Dude looks pretty tall, I think a smaller person might could make it work.
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's going to prove popular in certain . . . uh hum . . . border communities.
        • 6 Years Ago
        great place to hide those dead bodies so you don't always have to drive the LTD on hits.

        ...actually seems like a really smart feature. Glad they are doing this even though I am a Ford guy.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd probably fit in there (5'5" 132lbs), He looked pretty tall.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Uh...is there an emergency release on the RAMBOX? If not, it's a very good place for children to be injured or worse.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Right before I left Ford, they started offering this from the factory as a option if you built it for commercial use.
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