End of the Line - 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Long-Term Road Test
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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Long-Term Road Test

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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel: End of the Line

by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor on December 21, 2015

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

It was time to move some of my motorcycles around on a Friday morning and the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel was definitely up to the task. With the U-Haul 5x9 ramped trailer hitched up, the errands began.

I picked up the trailer in Santa Monica, near our office, then drove it to our studio near Marina Del Rey to pick up my 2002 Harley V-Rod. It took no time to strap it into the trailer and head north to Glendale Harley-Davidson for much-needed service.

From there, it was another trek to my parent's house to pick up my 1994 Honda CBR600 F2 (pictured above) that I've owned since new. I hadn't ridden it in more than three years, so I decided to find it a new home where it could be better appreciated. It went to a buddy of mine who is a chef and recently got into bikes.

I dropped it off at Motorcycle Performance Services near the Miracle Mile, a shop that has kept it in great shape for the last decade or so. There I met up with my friend and exchanged paperwork and several hearty handshakes. I was back on the road to drop off the trailer and then the truck by noon.

As you'd expect, the Ram 1500 didn't even seem phased by the light trailer and cargo. It was easy to maneuver into spaces and the only time the trailer made its presence known was when I'd come to a stop and I'd feel a subtle clunk from the hitch. As good as the Ram's rear suspension is, there was barely any difference with the trailer attached or not. The Ram really is significantly better than other full-size trucks and it keeps proving it over and over again.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor

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