2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Long Term Road Test


2009 Dodge Ram 1500: Long Way Home

August 12, 2009

Well, I'm back from the long drive back in the Ram from Palo Alto, a town about 350 miles north of where I live. I took the Ram up there to pack it full of my girlfriends childhood memories that her aunt doesn't want to store in her garage anymore. At least I thought it was just some childhood stuff.

When I opened the door of the aunt's two car garage, I found half of it filled with boxes and furniture. Not only was it my girlfriend's stuff, but her brother's (who also lives in LA), and her late mother's. We sifted through a lot of it and tossed a bunch, then packed half of what she wanted to keep into the cab and the bed of our Ram. Thanks to the suggestion of hybris, I bought a bungee cargo net and a few ratchet straps for safe measure.

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(By the way, can you tell where we stopped for a quick bite on the way back? Notice the folded mirrors to fit in the parking spot!)

I should have read all of hybris' suggestions and rented a bigger truck. Now I have to make a second trip and pick up the other half.

Scott Jacobs, Senior Photographer @ 4,589 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 in VA is:

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