Just got home from the dealership after picking up my 2013 Ram 1500. Got a call this morning from my salesperson telling me my truck was delivered late yesterday and was available for pick up this morning. Needless to say, I was pumped. I originally ordered the truck on 3/15, but probably caused my own delay in the process when I changed from the bench seating to the bucket seats about a week after placing the order. So, even with the order change, I received my truck in about 10 weeks. Seems to be a pretty normal time frame for those who have ordered around the same time. I'm guessing ordering the Copperhead Pearlcoat color didn't speed my order up any either.
Unfortunately, I haven't taken any good pics yet. It's been raining off and on all day. It wasn't raining at the dealership, but it was grey and overcast. So, it made inspecting the paint for flaws THAT much more difficult to do. I've read some threads on the forum with people having different paint flaws and was trying my best to go over the truck with a fine toothed comb concerning paint quality. So far, I haven't noticed anything that has stuck out to me. I'm hoping the next few days will bring some sunshine so I can check out the paint better and so I can get my truck washed. Then, I'll be able to take some worthwhile photos.
I did have a couple of issues when I inspected the truck. When I opened up the passenger side rear door, I noticed the door seal wasn't seated all the way down. Two of the plastic pins weren't pushed all the down into the holes. But, that was an easy fix. I simply pushed the pins through the holes and the door seal went back into place. The second issue involved a wire hanging down right above where your knees sit when in the driver's seat. It was basically dangling down below the plastic area, a little to the right of the steering wheel. The wires were bundled together and had grey foam around the connector. I first thought, "Oh great, what the heck is that?". I kept thinking that something didn't get connected correctly at the factory. But, as it turns out, it was wires for the trailer control harness. I didn't order the trailer control, so there must be a certain amount of wiring that is installed even if you don't order a specific option.
Here are my truck specs:
2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab 4x4 w/5'7" Box
Copperhead Pearlcoat Exterior
Canyon Brown/Light Beige Interior
5.7L HEMI w/8 Speed Transmission (Buy)
Premium Cloth Bucket Seats
Remote Start & Security Group
3.55 Rear Axle
Anti-Spin Rear Differential
Chrome Tubular Side Steps
32 Gallon Fuel Tank
Rear Park Assist
Rear Back Up Camera
I'll take some photos and post some pics and add more parts to my review/experience over the next few days. I'm absolutely exhausted right now.
Thank you guys for all the info I've learned on this forum! It helped me immensely, prior to ordering my truck, all the way to taking possession today.