Truckload of Girl Scout Cookies - 2009 Dodge Ram Long-Term Road Test

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2009 Dodge Ram: Truckload of Girl Scout Cookies

February 23, 2010


February in my house means Girl Scout cookies. Lots and lots of Girl Scout cookies. Loyal IL readers may already know that as a troop leader and cookie mom, I'm responsible for picking up our entire troop's order from the "cookie warehouse," and I'veused long-term vehicles for this chore in 2007 (Kia Sedona),2008 (Hyundai Veracruz)and 2009 (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo).

This year, the 2009 Dodge Ram was my accomplice, and we made our way over to the temporary warehouse in the wee hours of Saturday morning. In the past, we've been required to bring our own labor, but this year, two willing Girl Scout volunteers loaded Troop 4723's 88 cases in less than five minutes. Eighty-one cases fit snuggly in the Ram's 76-inch bed, and the remaining seven were tossed in the rear seat of the Dodge's Quad cab.

It's the first time I've used an open-bed truck to transport the cookies, and I have to admit, it sure beat climibing into the back of an SUV or minivan.

Kelly Toepke, News Editor @ 21,013 miles

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