Every time I receive a heavy-duty pickup from the press fleets, I refer to the never-ending battles waged amongst the manufacturers of said trucks and this will be no different. Ram sent us its latest, largest consumer machine and it is a beast – a very pretty beast – in the form of the 2017 Ram 3500 Limited Mega Cab.
Not only was this one of the “fanciest” trucks we have reviewed to date it takes the crown as the most expensive to adorn the test driveway as it rolled in here at just a tick under 82 grand. For folks not residing in over-inflated real estate markets (such as ours here in North Texas), many will say that this is more than they paid for their first house. True in our case. And we almost have to break the review down by the truck’s title word-by-word, which is so big itself the manufacturer left the words Heavy Duty out of the paperwork as it would not fit.
As you see, this is the 2017 model of the Ram 3500 Heavy Duty. This is the largest pickup you can buy from your Fiat Chrysler Automobile affiliate dealer. This is the workhorse of the fleet, and while many will never cross paths with one of these pickups (let alone drive one), these trucks command attention and respect. When it rolls out in dual rear wheel form (dually, for short), things get even more interesting as those wide rear fender wells seem to stretch from coast to coast and require even more caution to be around. Drivers of these trucks learn very quickly that this vehicle does not maneuver like single rear wheel pickups. One inattentive move, and you will be replacing the entire side panel of the cargo box.