Short Bed Won't Fit a Door, But That's Okay - 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Long-Term Road Test
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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel: Short Bed Won't Fit a Door, But That's Okay

by Travis Langness, Social Media Editor on December 4, 2015

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

Taking our long-term 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel to Home Depot isn't exactly a new or extraordinary experience. This truck has seen all kinds of hardware store duty, but this time I found yet another item that wouldn't fit in the Ram's short bed.

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

As you can see, I was picking up a basic interior door. It measured 30 inches x 80 inches, which is 13 inches longer than our Ram's bed. That simply meant resting the door on the tailgate and tying it down with string. I might've laid the tailgate down for a shorter journey (I had 100 miles to drive with the door in back) or heavier cargo, but with this light load that just wasn't necessary.

Some people might complain about a full size truck that couldn't fit such a basic item, but for me it was a non-issue. We've only come across a handful of instances where the Ram's bed wasn't long enough for the task at hand, and when it comes up short we adapt pretty easily. The longbed would be nice on occasion, but parking the Ram would become immediately more cumbersome, and in a city like Los Angeles, that matters quite a bit.

Travis Langness, Social Media Editor

 

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