Guffman, our 2020 Ram 2500 Laramie long-termer, has been making up for misplaced time by remaining in virtually perpetual movement since his midsummer arrival, together with a golf outing to northern Michigan and quite a few journeys to cabins. We due to this fact struggled to discover a second to schedule alternative of the sliding rear window we knocked out whereas hauling a grill north. After copious confusion and finger pointing between our seller (who does not “do home windows”) and a neighborhood glass store, FCA ended up putting in the $416.56 half for us at HQ.
That mounted, we put these auto-leveling rear air springs to a severe take a look at. File water ranges have triggered Lake Huron to breach a stretch of seawall at my summer season place. Doubling its measurement to rectify the issue required us to combine 128 60-pound baggage of ready-mix concrete beachside as a result of a steep financial institution places the venture out of attain of any cement truck’s supply chute. That is two 3,840-pound pallets of cement. And sure, every journey barely exceeded the gross rear axle weight restrict of 6,000 kilos. However truck clients are identified to do that, and our Ram 2500 shouldered the additional load with ease.
Every was conveniently loaded by way of forklift, and the handbook unloading was eased barely by our latest addition of a $365 Mopar nook mattress step, which might have been included in a $745 Mattress Utility Group that changed our truck’s $495 Mattress Comfort Group.
Two tons of concrete smoothed Guffman’s journey proper out, although at each cease the sprint data display jogged my memory, “Air Suspension Adjustment Restricted Resulting from Payload.” The tall load additionally demanded even handed slowing for turns, however Guffman by no means grumbled.
Effectively, he grumbled a bit when his diesel exhaust fluid tank neared empty en path to that golf outing, inflicting a momentary panic and a few improvisation when a small-town gas cease did not promote the useful DEF containers with built-in hoses. Subsequent DEF refills have gone approach smoother, and thus far our consumption appears to be averaging round 900 miles per $10 gallon of DEF. Subsequent, our intrepid street warrior is scheduled for separate adventures to Florida and South Carolina.