Judging by this photo, plus word from our sources, Ram is set to broaden the availability of its innovative RamBox storage feature to its heavy-duty pickups. The RamBox made its debut on the 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 with the 5-foot-7-inch bed. It offers 8.6 cubic feet of dry lockable space on the bed rails, but still leaves enough room to squeeze a 4-by-8-foot sheet of plywood between the bed walls.
What's unique about the RamBox for the Ram Heavy Duty is that it'll be available with the 6-foot-4-inch cargo box. We estimate this will increase cargo capacity to about 9.8 cubic feet. Current pricing for the RamBox starts at $1895. Pricing for the 6-foot-4-inch version is unknown. We expect it to be available next year for the 2012 Ram HD pickups. Allpar reports that Ram 1500 half-tons with the longer box will also have the higher interior volume RamBox. Our sources also say that Chrysler is working on a RamBox for dual-rear wheel models, too.
Sorry Folks, we can't show you the full images at the moment but you can see it in our upcoming September/October 2011 issue, set to hit news stands on August 2, 2011.