Trucks Hold Stuff, Part XVII - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Long-Term Road Test

2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Long Term Road Test

2009 Dodge Ram 1500: Trucks Hold Stuff, Part XVII

August 07, 2009

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We've wasted no time in using our longterm 2009 Dodge Ram pickup as a... well, a pickup. Last night I picked upthis toolbox from craigslist, the three pieces of which tetrised perfectly into the bed in the orientation you see here.

The bed's narrower than standard due to the Rambox option. It wasn't an issue in this case but it's something to be aware of if you need every last cubic centimeter of bed space in your truck... in which case you probably wouldn't get a crew cab anyway, but there it is.

Upon loading the goods, I absently clicked the tailgate latch open and began to let the tailgate drop, assuming it was damped (hey, the Tundra spoiled me). Turns out the Ram's is not. I caught myself (and the tailgate) at the last second. Ah well.

ram toolbox 800 jk.jpg The cargo divider does, in fact, rule. It is very stiff yet weighs almost nothing and is dead-simple to use to boot.

It's one of those things that's so handy you wonder how you used a pickup without one.

Yeah, it needs a bedliner. We know.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor

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