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Old 04-07-2011, 10:01 PM
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Default Long Drive Comfort Level?

Of all the questions I've asked about the new Rams I've never asked this question.

On long drives 3+ hours what is the comfort level like?

I just did a 5 hour stretch today in the old Dakota and my lower back is killing me. Hard to believe I've owned the Dakota 11 years and today was the longest straight seat time I've logged.
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:06 PM
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I'v found my rams over the years (5 since 1995) have been great. Logged 18 hours with 4 stops to north Carolina last year in my 2008 3500 dually. Needed a couple of advil for the lower back but it was a good drive...
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I give it a 6 on a scale of 0 to 10. I have been spoiled though the last few years with the unbelievably comfortable seats in my Buick.
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Personally I'd give it an 8 out of ten but I have heated cooled leather power adjustable with lumbar support seats, so I may be spoiled a bit
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I drove my Big Horn to Chicago and back from OKC...about 800 miles each way...it was awesome!!! Seats were good, satellite radio was AMAZING!!! And it got 20 mpg the whole way!!!
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Just drove 4 hours and no problem. Changed the lumbar setting every once in a while for a change. Wife didn't like sitting in the back though. She said it is to straight up and couldn't slouch for a change of position.
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Just drove 4 hours and no problem. Changed the lumbar setting every once in a while for a change. Wife didn't like sitting in the back though. She said it is to straight up and couldn't slouch for a change of position.
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I Did a 3 and 1/2 hours trip to San Antonio with my wife and 2 kids and wasn't too bad. I give 8 of 10. When I ordered my RAM I asked for bucket seats, broad shouldered driver's seat with power adjustable lumbar support, is is very comfortable and helps with my lower back pain.
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i've a bad back and i've just done 4 4 hour plus trips in a row and ive found it very comfotrable, not luxury car comfortable, but way better than my liberty was
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I have made two 7,600 mile trips with my stock 2009 Ram Quad Cab with cloth Bucket Seats
4 1/2 days of driving from San Diego to Danbury Connecticut, 2,816 miles
some days i drove 900 miles, slept 8 hours, gassed up & ate & i was on the road again
I had to shift my seat position a couple times a day & i took a short walk every time i gassed up, mostly to stay alert & to stretch my legs
I am 67 years old & the Ram is almost as comfortable as my old '99 chevy 1/2 ton with bucket seats, i didn't have to make seat adjustments with it, on the same trip
I liked that the Ram sits a bit higher then the '99 Chevy did

By the way, a short work day for me is usually 350 miles round trip, San Diego to Yuma Az & back
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