Skip to comments.Chrysler's Gun-Toting Pickup Truck
Posted on 08/14/2010 9:07:03 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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 located on either side of the pickup bed. A $205 option - on top of the $1895 price of the RamBox feature itself - the rack can be rotated to hold six fishing poles for those who prefer quieter trips into the great outdoors. The Outdoorsman starts at $28,350 and includes standard features like scratch-resistant bumpers, puncture-resistant tires, and a towing package. Buyers can order the trimline on most Ram models, including heavy duty and long wheelbase versions.
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Yabut can one stack hay bales to heaven on the sides of the box without breaking it?
Will NEVER own a GM or Dodge again!
Yeah, would hate to see Chrysler fold. But, sadly, it's my guess that when Chrysler re-branded their truck division by dropping the word “Dodge” and going with just “Ram” a signal was sent that the truck line may be all that will remain eventually.
'Course for us old rednecks, the gunrack in the rear window is more fun.
The look on those stinkin' liberals' faces as you pass them ... it's priceless.
I can just imagine a Jeff Foxworthy’s redneck joke about pick up trucks and gun racks.
“Will NEVER own a GM or Dodge again!”
Sooo, are you implying that you would store and haul several thousand dollars worth of guns around in this storage bin? Personally, I don’t think so. These things will be big ole flags to punks saying “Free guns, just for the taking”! Take a big screw driver or tire tool, stick it under the latch area and pop the lid open in ooooh, maybe two nano-seconds?
How about a rear bulkhead box made of Lucite, so the new legalities are kept along with the old fashioned visibility of the gun!
But that's just me...
But I'll bet you'd buy a Jap or German vehicle even though the U.S. taxpayer helped breath life into their automotive industries after WW2..
Well, there is always Jeep ('cept the Compass and its ilk).
I saw that. Me too. The truck needs a tailgunner pod.
Nice idea, but until they divest themselves of all Union ownership, I just ain’t interested.
And I say that as someone who likes their truck designs.
I will not buy a Government Made Car or Truck, period!
Nothing dumber than advertising that you have a gun locked in there.
They’d be better off just advertising it as a built-in utility box and offering gun, pole or tool inserts.
“But I’ll bet you’d buy a Jap or German vehicle even though the U.S. taxpayer helped breath life into their automotive industries after WW2..”
When I was truck shoping I bought the only 100% made in America truck I could find: a Toyota Tundra. Built by Americans, not like the “American” vehicles built in Mexico.
Nice idea, but they should put a vault in the cab for a handgun. I have one of these in mine and love it:
Notice the weapon the sniper is using. Cool!
But I’ll bet you’d buy a Jap or German vehicle even though the U.S. taxpayer helped breath life into their automotive industries after WW2..
Nope you would lose that bet!
I’d go for the inside cab lock box, and with a combination, not key lock, so they don’t have “all access” if they get my keys.
I haven’t seen a gunrack in the rear window of a pickup in years — especially carrying a gun. Is that because I no longer live in TX where they are omnipresent?
Are you serious? We are in the market for a truck, and we've never owned anything but an American built car/truck. I've been pushing the idea of a Ford (although I'd settle for a used Escalade at the right price). My husband actually proposed a Toyota the other day which shocked the socks off of me!
That’s all well and good but it is just too damn cowboy late to be thinking about getting me back in their consumer fold. They (Chrysler/Dodge/Obama Motors) can suck it. I will never, NEVER buy another Dodge, Chrysler or GM vehicle again.
Neat product. Thanks.
Almost correct. The Toyota Tundra is assembled in the U.S. with 80% domestic part (the rest from Japan).
OTOH, the Chevy Silverado is also assembled domestically with 90% U.S. conntent.
How about a inside the cab beer cooler ?
Ultimate red neck dream.....
OK old redneck, let's test your credentials...
Why do cowboy hats turn down in the back?
Really? What do you have in the garage?
Someone will buy Dodge’s truck divison and keep it going. It makes money and only needs a dealer network. Toyota has only one dealership in my county and does just fine.
What does GM/Dodge and German/Japanese car companies have in common?
Socialist labor unions who consistently vote for liberal polticians who have damaged the USA.
So, no I will never buy a car made by a union and yes there are some. Can you name one?
Are you sure about those numbers?
"Chevrolet Silverado 1500: 85% for '08, down from 90% for '07"
And more recently:
"Chevy Silverado / GMC Sierra 75%"
Chevy doesn’t have the reliability that the Tundra does. After getting bit for several bad transmissions in various big 3 vehicles over the years I’ve shyed away from them.
“Someone will buy Dodges truck divison and keep it going. It makes money and only needs a dealer network. Toyota has only one dealership in my county and does just fine.”
Hope so. Dealership density would probably not be the deciding factor when it comes to survival. I think the critical factor would be more about pumping money into keeping the brand fresh and competitive with Ford, GM and Toyota. It will take a lot of money to run with the big dogs. Keep in mind that Chrysler’s pickup line hasn’t had a major redesign in what, maybe fifteen years or more? And, the hemi trade mark may be getting jadded too. Afterall, the current engine is not even a true hemi- meanwhile, the other big dogs are doing some very interesting things when it comes to upcoming engines...
“Notice the weapon the sniper is using. Cool!”
...I caught that too...good old M-14 chambered in 7.62 NATO...reach out and touch some one.
How about a high end one for the domestic market? It should come with a remote, and an hdtv gunsight routed to the dashboard display. GPS targeting for the rocket/missile launcher versions...
Just a government-controlled-companies sneaky attempt to identify where some of the 200 million guns are?
To drip the rain water off the back, and to make the hat blow off easier in the wind.
Me thinks it is from the days when the back window of a pick-up truck was close to the back of the seat. The back of the hat turned down so it did not hit the back window.
How do you open it in the dark?
In my ‘77 Ford Supercab, that wasn’t a problem.
Well I was not talking about one of them new fangled fancy type pickups
Mine has a 3 digit combination lock. I keep it set to a certain combination then roll the tumblers by touch. I’ve practiced and can have my pistol in hand in just under 1.5 second from the time I open the console lid.
You can get them with a key lock, but I didn’t think that would be wise since the best place for the key would be on the keyring which would be locked into the ignition.
I have the digital key pad and set a combination pattern that I can remember without looking.
Sounds like you are an aware person and did the same thing I did, plan ahead to make sure you can get your weapon quickly.