The Great Divider - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Long-Term Road Test

2009 Dodge Ram 1500: The Great Divider

August 06, 2009

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When Kelly and I ventured to the Santa Monica dump last week, I couldn't immediately figure out how to remove the adjustable cargo divider so I could easily toss the concrete out of the bed. After returning back to the office, a few minutes of investigative work down in the garage proved that it's actually a fairly easy mechanism to work. In my defense, the putrid smell of decomposing dump-stuff and the appearance of the great Tommy Chong is pretty distracting.

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Twist the knob to its vertical position, spread out the butterfly arms, and you are free to remove the divider or place it in the notch that will prevent your cargo from moving around. It's pretty straight-forward looking back on it.


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However, the cool part is that Dodge gives the divider another purpose. It doubles as a bed-extender, which is useful considering the two extra doors and RamBoxes make our bed under-endowed at just 5 feet 7 inches. Pull the tailgate down, connect the extender to the two knobs along the side of the bed and the divider transforms like a piece of Optimus Prime into a bed extender. Voila! There are now two extra feet of space to work with.

Stay tuned for a "Will it Fit?" post on how many twelve packs of Natty Light you can stuff in the RamBox storage containers.

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