By Tracy Breen
USA – -(Ammoland.com)- I recently took a Ram 2500 Laramie on a cross country trip.
I took the truck on a Missouri deer hunt and although I didn’t kill a big buck, I had a blast behind the wheel of this diesel powerhouse.
Over the last several years, it appears many diesel lovers including farmers, ranchers and anyone else who loves big rigs are making the switch from other truck brands to the Ram. I think one of the main reasons is the 6.6 liter Cummins diesel is known for its reliability and longevity.
This is why many people who rely on a big rig to make a living like farmers are turning to the Ram 2500 or 3500.
I am not a rancher, but it was easy to see why this truck is perfect for anyone who lives an outdoor lifestyle. For starters, the Cummins Diesel offers 370 horse power. What does that mean for the average user? It means whether you are pulling a horse trailer, a boat or an RV, you will hardly notice the load you are hauling. The truck can pull practically anything and still get up and go when you push the gas pedal down.
The first thing I look for when taking a truck on a trip is whether it is family friendly. Very few people can afford to have one rig just for hunting or farming and another couple vehicles for the family. I want a truck that can double as a grocery getter if needed. The Laramie is a great family truck that fits the bill. For starters, it is a crew cab so there are large doors in the back for getting kids and gear in and out of the truck. For families like myself with small children, this is a necessity. Next, the interior, as you would suspect when purchasing the Laramie model (which is an upgrade) is very plush and reminds you of the interior you would find in an SUV or car.
Some of the great features that can be found on the Laramie are a 8.4-inch touch screen that is equipped with a rearview camera which comes in handy when backing up to a trailer or RV. With this camera, you can back up once and get the job done, not three times. Not to mention it is a great safety feature when you have small children.
Other exciting features found on the truck include power adjustable pedals, heated front seats which is a great feature when you live in the northern United States like I do. The truck has leather interior and chrome wheels. The Laramie 2500 is a truck that says look at me! The Ram was redesigned in 2013 and the curb appeal of this truck is what has many truck buyers talking.
This truck has plenty of power which is important for an outdoorsman like myself. It has a big and beefy feel to it. You feel safe in this truck whether you are driving down a city street or climbing a logging road at 10,000 feet.
Those in a market for a new truck will surely want to consider the Laramie 2500. The Cummins has the power and could possibly still be on the road when small children like mine are ready to drive.
The bottom line is the truck is at home in the city and in the woods…and that is what many of us need in a truck.
About the Author: Tracy Breen is a full-time outdoor writer and marketing consultant in the outdoor industry. He works with a variety of companies including Wilderness Athlete. Learn more about him at www.tracybreen.com.