Dodge Ram Long-Hauler Concept

Concept Cars 4 May 2011
Dodge Ram Long-Hauler Concept

The Dodge Ram Long-Hauler Concept is a Class 5 pickup targeted to race car teams, car haulers, boaters and commercial expediting operations. It has a total length of 7.2 meters and a fuel capacity of up 640 liters.


The Ram Long-Hauler is based on a Class 5 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab, and is designed to suit the needs of anyone that tows multiple or heavy trailers, drives long distances or small business owners looking for a “work horse” at the job site.

Dodge Ram Long-Hauler ConceptThe truck is based on a Class 5 Ram 5500 Crew Cab, converted to a Mega Cab passenger compartment.

Among the main changes are a new 8-foot box, a mid-ship fuel tank, combined with a second frame-mounted tank and a third, optional, bed-mounted auxiliary tank, for a total fuel capacity of 170 gallons (643 liters).

The Ram Long-Hauler, while only a concept, will be seen across the country in the next eight months to help gauge public opinion on the appeal of the vehicle.

Ram Truck has identified a potential market for a Class 5 pickup, including race car teams, car haulers, RV owners, ranchers and rodeo competitors, boaters and commercial expediting operations.

From the official Press Release:

Dodge Ram Long-Hauler Concept With a 197.4 – inch (5 meters) wheelbase and 37,500 Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR), the concept Long-Hauler steps up from a traditional Class 3 (one-ton) or Class 4 truck.

Overall length of the Ram Long-Hauler is 24 feet, height is 79.1 inches and estimated curb weight is 9,300 lbs – about 4,200 kg.

The powertrain for the concept truck adopts an inline six-cylinder 6.7-liter High Output Cummins Turbo Diesel engine rated at 800 lb.-ft. of torque.

The engine is mated to a six-speed, Aisin AS68RC automatic transmission with four-wheel-drive transfer case coupled to a 4.88 Dana 110 axle with dual rear wheels.

Riding on Kelderman Air Suspension front and rear and 19.5-inch Alcoa aluminum wheels, the Long-Hauler provides its driver and passengers with a smooth, comfortable ride.

Dodge Ram Long-Hauler Concept Interior In fact the ride qualities are more inline with those of a 3/4-ton truck. The suspension package also is self-leveling with kneel feature.

The exterior features brilliant black paint accented by white gold metallic lower two-tone including body side moldings and wide wheel flares at the front and rear.

Up front, a bull bar extends the entire width of the vehicle. For full use of the bed, the spare tire is located under the box.

To help make trailer line-up easier on the fifth wheel, a separate back-up camera provides a full view of the bed.

A custom hitch-access tailgate allows easy hook-ups without the need to open or remove the entire tailgate.

Dodge Ram Long-Hauler Concept - Seat Leather detail Inside, interior noise levels have been heavily dampened with an upgraded NVH package that ensures a quiet cabin environment.

The Long-Hauler includes 2+2 leather seating with a specific, high comfort driver seat. Rear passenger comfort is assured with power-adjustable footrests and a rear center console that includes a refrigerator, cup holders and tray tables.

In-cabin power includes 115V and 12V outlets front and rear. With the interior Wi-Fi enabled, passengers can easily work on laptop computers connected to the Internet during long drives.

Additional cabin features also include a laptop storage area and a safe for valuables. Interior items designed to keep the driver monitoring of vehicle performance will include a tire pressure monitoring system, rear axle temperature gauge and exhaust gas temperature and boost gauges.

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  1. David Morgan Freeman
    4/5/2011

    That is the most rediculous thing i’ve ever seen!!!! But…. The more I read about it the more I like it??! Damn!!

    (via Facebook)
  2. 5/5/2011

    Fuel capacity of up to 640 liters??? What! Is this necessary? I mean, shouldn’t we be thinking forward… instead of going backwards. For me, this is tooooo much and plain ugly.

  3. Édouard Essau
    5/5/2011

    I like very like Dodge and yours trucks … the best

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  4. David Morgan Freeman
    5/5/2011

    Agreed, it’s not a good looking truck, looks like an after market limo job… & 640 litres??? That’d cost atleast £1000 in the UK!! Can’t really see a real market for it or reason full stop… But for some reason i still kinda like the Crazyness?!

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  5. Mickey Hoge
    18/5/2011

    I like the Dodge Long Hauler concept VERY much and congratulate its designers!

    These trucks could SAVE great amounts of fuel in case the tree huggers don’t realize they can transport many loads normally hauled by less fuel efficient vehicles.

    I like EVERYTHING about this truck, especially the air suspension, and my only suggestion would be to offer an option for a Hodge’s single car hauler bed.

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