I joined the forum a day after I took possession of my 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Crew Cab short bed 4x4. Its well equipped w/Hemi mds, 5spd auto, center console shifter, nav radio, and power rear window. It also looks great with 20" chrome wheels, 3.55 gear, black paint, chrome step bars and chrome bumpers. I was looking for the 3 months and finally found a truck that I liked at a reasonable price. Its actually used and has 15k miles on the clock but still in very new condition. I would like to add some aftermarket parts soon such as tonno cover, tuner, exhaust and such.
Truckin' magazine basically sold me on getting one and then I just needed to find what I wanted. I needed to get a truck since we pull toys in the summer and we have a growing family. My previous ride did a decent job of family and toy hauler but its old and it was time to move on.
Oddly this is the second dodge in our house. The wife drives a Journey which is also a nice vehicle that we got a great deal on. I never thought we would be a dodge family since I had grown up with GM products. But they are a great value. The new rams are such nice trucks with tremendous power and huge fun factor to drive. Its fun to drive but I've been driving it like an old lady keeping it in econ mode as much as possible to see how high I can get the econ gage. I am truly impressed with the ability to get decent economy. Drove about 30miles on the highway w/cruise set at 68, the mileage was pretty good.
As for Ram Pants, wife hates that this is my log in name. But its the only funny name that came to mind when I joined and its from listening to Jason Ellis on Faction 28. I know I am not the only listener. I think this is a great forum and that I made the right choice being here. So hello to everyone.