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Ram Long Hauler Delivers 1600 Miles Between Fill-ups


It's just a concept right now, but Ram's Heavy-Duty based Long Hauler, is already making waves. Based on a Class 5 Heavy Duty Chassis Cab, it features an 8-foot long dually pickup box and extra fuel provisions a 60 gallon resevoir mounted between the cab and the bed, plus a further bed mounted fuel tank that holds 50 gallons.

That results in a total fuel capacity of 162 gallons, which, combined with the proven Cummins 6.7-liter straight-six diesel and six-speed automatic, should give this truck the ability to cover distances of around 1,600 miles between fill ups when pulling a large trailer (think tri-axle). That means, you could drive this thing from the East Coast to the West, only having to stop for fuel twice.

As it's been conceived for long-distance hauling, this rig is not surprisingly loaded to the gunwhales with creature comforts; adjustable rear foot rests, tray tables, built-in refrigerator and Wi-Fi are just some of the features.

Given that the Long Hauler has a Gross Combined Vehicle Weight (GCW) of a staggering 37,500 lbs, it needs a suspension that is up to the task, as a result the front and rear 19.5 inch wheels and tires are connected to a Kelderman air-bag suspension with automatic self-leveling.

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JUST TELL ME HOW MANY BEERS THE FRIDGE WILL HOLD AND I WILL PUT ONE ON ORDER
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Would be sweet with a huge 5er behind for a trip.
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That's all fine a dandy and a cool idea, i like it in fact, but you have to stop and think, They had to add a whole lot more fuel carrying capacity to get it to travel that far. It has to carry 162 gallons to go 1600 miles. That's basically 10 mpg, which may be do able. The 6.7s seem to average right around that when hauling heavy. However, various factors such as (load, location or varying terrain,fluctuations in climate, etc.) are going to cause drastic fluctuations in fuel economy. Also, its not practical. Who in their right mind is going to travel 1600 miles non-stop? You are going to have to stop along the way, and more often than not you will be stopping at a gas station or truck stop so you could just fill up when you stop to take a break. So the added fuel carrying capacity really means nothing. Plus, with fuel at $4 a gallon that totals up to a whopping $648 a fill up give or take. Ouch! Cool idea and will probably be really popular with hotshotters and other heavy haulers. Just kinda seems like they didn't think it through all the way. I would definetly like to see one though. Just my thoughts on it.

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Hmm... who needs a truck that long... oh wait

I really hope that becomes a reality

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Is that megacab longbed?

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That's all fine a dandy and a cool idea, i like it in fact, but you have to stop and think, They had to add a whole lot more fuel carrying capacity to get it to travel that far. It has to carry 162 gallons to go 1600 miles. That's basically 10 mpg, which may be do able. The 6.7s seem to average right around that when hauling heavy. However, various factors such as (load, location or varying terrain,fluctuations in climate, etc.) are going to cause drastic fluctuations in fuel economy. Also, its not practical. Who in their right mind is going to travel 1600 miles non-stop? You are going to have to stop along the way, and more often than not you will be stopping at a gas station or truck stop so you could just fill up when you stop to take a break. So the added fuel carrying capacity really means nothing. Plus, with fuel at $4 a gallon that totals up to a whopping $648 a fill up give or take. Ouch! Cool idea and will probably be really popular with hotshotters and other heavy haulers. Just kinda seems like they didn't think it through all the way. I would definetly like to see one though. Just my thoughts on it.

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blah blah blah who cares it's cool, and if I could drive that far without stopping I would ask anybody who rides with me

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wow thats like 11 mpg...at 4.03 a gal....cant wait to buy one
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if i had the money id buy one, i need the foot rest and mini fridge. i would really love to have one. if they want to give me one for durability test, im open to it. i can push the limits of it i would even be willing to see how many people like the truck and give them to ram executives.

so if anyone from ram is reading this please give me this truck, i'd really appreciate it.

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