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Chrysler's Gun-Toting Pickup Truck
FoxNews.com ^ | 8/13/2010 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 08/13/2010 8:33:55 AM PDT by Boogieman

Chrysler's Ram truck division is taking direct aim at hunters with a unique feature on its new line of Outdoorsman pickup trucks - a gun closet.

Called the The Mopar RamBox Holster, its a rack that can hold two rifles or shotguns inside one of the lockable, watertight compartments...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Hobbies; Miscellaneous; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: banglist; chrysler; guns; hunting; trucks
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1 posted on 08/13/2010 8:33:57 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Doesn’t Sergio know he needs to clear this stuff with Baraq and Ron Bloom before releasing it to market?


2 posted on 08/13/2010 8:36:13 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Boogieman

I can buy a gun rack for my Ford.


3 posted on 08/13/2010 8:37:20 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Boogieman

Doesn’t seem to be a smart place to keep a rifle. How in the hell are you gonna be able to shoot traffic signs with the damn thing in the rear? Silly engineers.


4 posted on 08/13/2010 8:37:54 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Boogieman

I guess it’d be useful, but a total of $2000+ for what amounts to just a couple of toolboxes impinging into the truck bed? Doesn’t strike me as good value.

}:-)4


5 posted on 08/13/2010 8:41:26 AM PDT by Moose4 (November 2, 2010--the day that "YES WE CAN" becomes "OH NO YOU DIN'T")
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To: Boogieman

6 posted on 08/13/2010 8:43:34 AM PDT by Daffynition (There is no other cheese.)
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To: cripplecreek
I would attach a gun rack to my bicycle before I'd drive a Dodge.
7 posted on 08/13/2010 8:44:46 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: Boogieman

Only an anti-American fool would by a government built truck.


8 posted on 08/13/2010 8:46:19 AM PDT by JoSixChip (You think your having a bad day?.....Just remember, somewhere out there is a Mr. Pelosi!)
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To: Moose4

Wonder if this is like one of those halo type marketing things. That the gun rack is not really meant to drive sales in volume of the lockbox, but rather more image and good PR to the brand.

I’d give Chrysler a pat on the back for this, but after Obama’s influence in that company I’m not going near them or GM for a long, long time.


9 posted on 08/13/2010 8:46:50 AM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm thanking NY for the taxes by moving to Texas. Adios!)
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To: Moose4

Price $199.95 + Shipping Availability: Now In Stock! Usually ships the same or next business day.

10 posted on 08/13/2010 8:49:03 AM PDT by Daffynition (There is no other cheese.)
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To: Boogieman
Jeep used to have a pretty good gun mount...


11 posted on 08/13/2010 8:50:21 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Boogieman

Nice. Added waterproof storage on the sides at the cost of bed space. Might as well get an SUV. At least then you’ll have an extra seat.


12 posted on 08/13/2010 8:53:07 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Boogieman
This little/lockable trunk apparently costs $2000 as an extra.

This considerably larger/lockable trunk is standard on the Honda Ridgelines.


13 posted on 08/13/2010 8:55:40 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Introducing the Dodge 'South African' model.


14 posted on 08/13/2010 9:02:42 AM PDT by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: cweese

Sweet!


15 posted on 08/13/2010 9:04:53 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Boogieman
It doesn't look strong enough. A good service bed has STRONG locks, heavy gage steel and is alarmed. That's cause if you have a service bay, you probably own 30-50k worth of quality tools.

I don't want something that can be easily pried open, or cut open with truck mounted air tools. But, a good service bed is not very pretty.

16 posted on 08/13/2010 9:05:22 AM PDT by DariusBane (People are like sheep and have two speeds: grazing and stampede)
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To: Boogieman
Hell, for no extra cost, my 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe has enough storage under the rear cargo area to carry a Mossberg 500 (pistol grip, 18.5" barrel), a 28" barrel and original stock for same, a Ruger 10/22 with scope in soft case, a Winchester model 94 (carbine in gun sock), an SKS with TAPCO stock (removed the adjustable stock part of it), several boxes of ammo, targets, and a Springfield XD 40 subcompact in original box. Granted, it was tight, but it all fit and the lid closed.

Unfortunately, I recently lost all these weapons in a freak boating accident...

17 posted on 08/13/2010 9:06:23 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Liberal Logic: Mandatory health insurance is constitutional - enforcing immigration law is not.)
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To: Boogieman
Ram Outdoorsman 2.jpg

18 posted on 08/13/2010 9:08:10 AM PDT by facedodge
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To: Boogieman
I've never liked the idea of leaving guns in unattended vehicles. Breaking into and stealing my car is one thing. Getting my gun at the same time would be more than I could bear.
Once criminals recognize what these gun compartments contain, they'll just increasingly target these vehicles.
19 posted on 08/13/2010 9:10:46 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Boogieman
This thread has just added to the FreeRepublic "bang list" (firearms interest list) by adding the keyword "banglist".

Any time a firearms-related thread is created on FreeRepublic, please be sure to add the "banglist" keyword to it so that interested FReepers don't miss it. Just a suggestion.

Let Freedom Ring,

Gun Facts v5.1!

Click the pic to go to the Gun Facts v5.1 download page!

20 posted on 08/13/2010 9:10:53 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
Friday fun thread.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

21 posted on 08/13/2010 9:12:00 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Good point. It also gives gun-grabbing government-types the hint that you’re likely a gun owner.


22 posted on 08/13/2010 9:14:35 AM PDT by FourPeas (God Save America)
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To: IYAS9YAS

you too? Boats are dangerous.


23 posted on 08/13/2010 9:21:29 AM PDT by BenKenobi (We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once. -Silent Cal)
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To: Boogieman

Hmmmm, hold two rifles or shotguns in a lockable, watertight compartment. Geniuses!! All this time all we needed to take our guns in the truck was a lockable, watertight compartment...oh, wait...


24 posted on 08/13/2010 9:24:06 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: FourPeas

I keep my Wilson Border Patrol SBS in here.

25 posted on 08/13/2010 9:26:08 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: FourPeas
The tag and the stickers don't help any.


26 posted on 08/13/2010 9:30:01 AM PDT by Daffynition (There is no other cheese.)
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To: BenKenobi
you too? Boats are dangerous.

Yup. Had to put this one down afterward. The poor little Evinrude motor took three shots (from my buddy's gun, of course).

27 posted on 08/13/2010 9:30:51 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Liberal Logic: Mandatory health insurance is constitutional - enforcing immigration law is not.)
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To: facedodge

I like the option of a lateral box like this, because it leaves the loadbed free to take a bed-mounted trailer hitch (for a gooseneck). The lock structure looks flimsy, though.


28 posted on 08/13/2010 9:31:52 AM PDT by ottbmare
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To: Boogieman
I've owned all the big trucks for 35 years

No question Dodge Cummins is the best diesel power

torque and acceleration and gas mileage

my 2007 Dodge Mega Cab 2500 got 21 mpg overall

and to doubters I can prove it...i photoed the onboard computer for Thomases

by contrast my 2009 Ford 250 diesel got around 12 mpg and burned thru a 4000 dollar fuel filter (burn off epa shite) in only 40,000 miles and was slow as crap without a chip upgrade

Ford and GMC have more styling no doubt...piped leather and all that

but give me a Dodge Cummins anyday

don't need no stinkin chip btw

29 posted on 08/13/2010 9:33:08 AM PDT by wardaddy (effed up times..)
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To: Boogieman

Obama gay motors going butch


30 posted on 08/13/2010 9:46:41 AM PDT by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad,)
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To: Boogieman

I like the idea of a concealed gun box like a waterfroof underbed box custom built to the frame of the vehicle you may have to get under the truck to get into it but its a totaly defensive move to have a hidden box anyway ...Be Prepared at all times


31 posted on 08/13/2010 9:48:15 AM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: Daffynition

I like that under the seat gun storage. As long as it was sufficiently sturdy, it’d be a great idea. Well, if one owned a gun, that is. *grin*


32 posted on 08/13/2010 9:55:39 AM PDT by FourPeas (God Save America)
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To: Grampa Dave

agree but a Ridgeline won’t pull a wet noodle out of a duck’s ass


33 posted on 08/13/2010 10:02:55 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Boogieman

When I was a lot younger, Dodge came out with a promotion for their Texas version pick-up truck. It came with a back window gun rack and a brand new Winchester lever-action 30-30.


34 posted on 08/13/2010 10:51:00 AM PDT by houeto (Get drinking water from your ditch - http://www.junglebucket.com/Others may not bJungle-Bucket-1.htm)
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To: Boogieman
That ain't nothing. Now THIS is a SUV with an attitude.
35 posted on 08/13/2010 10:55:24 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: wardaddy
"don't need no stinkin chip btw"

Easier to EMP-proof as well, from what I understand.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

36 posted on 08/13/2010 10:59:44 AM PDT by wku man (Steel yourselves, patriots, and be ready. Won't be long now....)
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To: wardaddy
No question Dodge Cummins is the best diesel power

So the best part of a Dodge is made by Cummins? :)

37 posted on 08/13/2010 11:05:10 AM PDT by IamConservative (Two wrongs don't make a right, but you might get even.)
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To: nascarnation

>won’t pull a wet noodle out of a duck’s ass<

Is that weaker than “can’t pull a sick whore out of bed”


38 posted on 08/13/2010 11:17:26 AM PDT by B4Ranch (America was founded by MARKSMEN, not Marxists.)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw
Doesn’t seem to be a smart place to keep a rifle. How in the hell are you gonna be able to shoot traffic signs with the damn thing in the rear? Silly engineers.

Think: soccer moms with tail gunners...

39 posted on 08/13/2010 11:22:48 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: FourPeas

Hope you aren’t another one of those FReepers who *tragically lost* their guns in a freak boating accident. ;)

I’m thinkin’ we could make a bundle on offering safe boating courses to posters who seem to be having numerous untimely accidents with their firearms.


40 posted on 08/13/2010 11:33:51 AM PDT by Daffynition (There is no other cheese.)
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To: Daffynition

It was the dumbest thing. I was changing positions in my canoe when something in the water jumped right next to the boat. It startled me enough that I tipped completely over, suddenly sending all my guns and fishing equipment to the bottom. I haven’t been out on a lake since.....


41 posted on 08/13/2010 12:00:43 PM PDT by FourPeas (God Save America)
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To: nascarnation

My Ridgeline pulls a 4400 pound boat/trailer with no problem.

A BIL traded one of his Avalances in for a Ridgeline and tows two Harleys on a trailer with no problem after watching how slow my gas gauge dropped with 4 adults and some light towing versus one of his Avalances. His Ridgeline started this winter when his wife’s didn’t at 20- zero, and she drove it to work and will be trading her Avalance for a Ridgeline before their next snowfall.

My Ridgeline doesn’t pull as much as my big block OJ Simpson Bronco did, but I save enough on gas to rent a big V8 if and and when I need it.


42 posted on 08/13/2010 12:10:42 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: FourPeas
LOL ...I'm starting up a salvage business then ...I'll be rich!


43 posted on 08/13/2010 12:19:00 PM PDT by Daffynition (There is no other cheese.)
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To: Daffynition

And, more importantly, well armed.


44 posted on 08/13/2010 1:12:31 PM PDT by FourPeas (God Save America)
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To: wardaddy

I agree with you about the robustness of the Cummins diesels, but I disagree about the styling. Dodge has it all over Ford and Cheepie. (And I’m a Ford man of long standing)


45 posted on 08/13/2010 3:09:50 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: nascarnation
agree but a Ridgeline won’t pull a wet noodle out of a duck’s ass

Do a lot of that, do ya?

46 posted on 08/13/2010 3:10:48 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: cweese
Introducing the Dodge 'South African' Detroit, Michigan model.
47 posted on 08/13/2010 3:28:12 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Still Thinking

I had that Honda 3.5 V6 / 5 speed auto powertrain in my wife’s Saturn Vue.
A sprightly grocery getter but not a pickup truck package, IMHO.


48 posted on 08/13/2010 4:04:36 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Grampa Dave
My Ridgeline pulls a 4400 pound boat/trailer with no problem.

That's impressive.

The same tranny shoots craps pretty quick in the Odyessy when you use it for towing.

49 posted on 08/13/2010 4:06:35 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

My Hyundai Entourage has a 3.8L engine and is rated to pull (and stop) 3000 pounds.


50 posted on 08/13/2010 4:27:56 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Dem voters, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when deceived.)
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