Ram’s RamBox Cargo Management System Makes Truck Bed More Versatile

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Ram trucks are available with the RamBox cargo management system. One component of the RamBox cargo management system are two built-in and lockable storage containers that integrated into the two walls of the truck bed. Of course, these storage compartments are great for lugging extra cargo, but there are other ways it can be used.

Cooler

Not only does the box hold cargo, but it has a drainage system. This means, melted ice can easily be drained without a hassle. Whether you are going to your kids soccer game and need to bring the gatorade, or are tailgating with your buddies at the Miami Dolphins game with beer, think of how much space you could save in the bed without a cooler.

Safe

What about using the system as a safe? Have valuables in your truck that you want to hide and lock up out of plain sight? The RamBox containers are very discrete and since they lock and aren’t transparent, they are a great place to lock up and hide your valuables. [click to continue…]

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Head to Head: Ram 1500 and Nissan Titan

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Two popular trucks are the Ram 1500 and the Nissan Titan. According to U.S. News the Ram 1500 beats the Titan on the list of best trucks. The Ram 1500 was much higher on the list than the Nissan Titan. Although they are both great trucks, we have to agree. The Ram 1500 beats the Nissan Titan in many categories including engine(s), fuel economy, safety, and price.

Engine(s)

Sure, the Nissan Titan comes standard with a 390 horsepower 5.6-liter V8 engine, but that is the only option available on the Nissan Titan lineup. The Ram 1500 comes standard with a 3.6-liter engine (305 horsepower), but Ram also offers a 5.7-liter V8 engine that produces up to 395 horsepower as well as a 240-horsepower 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine. Consumers that like options will want to go with Ram.

Fuel Economy

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Always on the Water? These Vehicles Are Perfect for You

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One thing many Floridians have in common is love for the water! Whether you like to fish, swim, surf, or just hang at the beach, there are cars that are very convenient for people who are always on the water and we have several of these cars at Miami Lakes Automall.

Ram 1500

Most any truck is great for those who are always on the water. However, if you are looking for a light-duty and affordable option, the Ram 1500 is your truck.

  • Six or eight-foot bed options, which is plenty of space for water toys, like surfboards, fishing poles and large rafts or floats.
  • Capable of towing a few waverunners, canoes, kayaks or a small boat to the water.
  • Available RamBox cargo management system is a lockable storage space in the truck bed. It has a drainage system so it is great for storage of smaller wet items that you don’t want in the truck cabin, it can even be filled with ice and used as a cooler.
  • Price starts at just $27,890.

Chrysler Pacifica

Let’s say you need more room for passengers or a huge amount of cargo space for scuba gear, surfboards, etc., the Pacifica is the vehicle you need.

  • Room for seven or eight passengers.
  • Built-in Stow ‘n Vac, so the car can easily be vacuumed out so you don’t have a lot of sand in your van after a trip to the beach.
  • Over 140 cubic feet of storage space when the seats are folded flat into the floor.  
  • Price starting at $30,090.

Jeep Renegade Trailhawk  

Need something small yet spacious and capable with a roof rack for your board or oversized water toys? The Renegade Trailhawk is for you.

  • All-weather floor mats are easier to clean when they get sandy or dirty and these come standard in the Renegade Trailhawk.
  • Roof-rack in place to carry your surfboard.
  • Comfortable seats up to five adults.
  • Has a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds, which is enough to tow a jet ski.
  • Price begins at $26,645.

Interested in one of these vehicles or any other? Check out our large inventory of cars, trucks, and SUVs at Miami Lakes Automall here.

Photo source: Jeep Renegade Forum

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New Rebel Blue Streak Adds More Color to Popular Ram 1500 Rebel

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The Ram 1500 Rebel was a concept vehicle that made it to the lineup in 2015 and has grown in popularity ever since. It’s a light-duty truck that packs the off-road power and capability every adventurer craves. Popular colors for the Ram Rebel are red, mojave sand, and all black (Rebel Black Edition) and now the Rebel is being offered in a blue hue with the new Rebel Blue Streak package.

The new Blue Streak package has a starting price of $45,095 and is available for all the Ram Rebel trims. The package refers to just the unique blue color, but it can be combined with the Black Edition package for even more of an aggressive look. The color, Blue Streak, is new to the Rebel and it is sure to make a truck stand out on the streets (and off).

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Ram’s Limited Trim Just Keeps Getting Better

Miami Lakes Ram new tailgate on Limited trims

Ram aims to please their customers, which is why Ram recently upgraded the Limited trim , which is available on the 1500, 2500 and 3500 models.

The Limited trim is the highest trim level on the lineup, so Ram wanted it to look as luxurious as it feels and they made the model with a lot of chrome. However, not all consumers were a big fan of all the chrome on the tailgate, so Ram fixed it!

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Two of South Florida’s Closest Off-Roading Locations

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Looking for an off-roading adventure located in close proximity to South Florida? There are two awesome spots that aren’t long drives from South Florida. Oh, and if you need a new Ram truck or some parts to get your Ram truck ready to test out on the trails, we have you covered at Miami Lakes Ram.

Off-Road Spots

North Florida is luckier than we are in South Florida because there are a few more off-roading parks, but the two parks that are located within a few hours drive of South Florida are really awesome!

Lazy Springs Recreation Park is located in Felda, Florida which is located just outside of Fort Myers. The park has a variety of obstacles from rock climbing and hills to mud, both deep and shallow. Up to the challenge?

In addition to off-roading, the park has plenty of other things to do. If you like to fish then you can do so in the large lake and even bring your boat if you want to search for a big one! A zipline and rope swing are available, too. Or when you get tired of muddin’ in your Ram, you can rent an ATV and test that out and at the end of the day, find a nice spot near the lake and camp out.    

The Redneck Mud Park in Punta Gorda (formally known as the Redneck Yacht Club) is the spot for tough mudders. Nothing but mud holes and parties all over. There are four mud holes to venture into, with islands to meet up with other drivers. Some of the holes are deep and ready for the big boys and others are trails with some mud along the way that are more for those up to a challenge!

Don’t just go one day! Camp and stay the night. Whether you want to be in a crowd with camping “neighbors” or in a space with some alone time in the woods, Redneck Mud Park offers plenty of options. There is even a special camping area dedicated to family camping!

Check out our inventory of Ram trucks at Miami Lakes Automall online here. Make sure to share your photos of your Ram adventure with us on our Facebook and Twitter!

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New Ram 1500 Sublime Sport is Everything but Subtle

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Ram never ceases to amaze us when it comes to unique colors. If you dare to be different and bright green is your favorite color, the new Ram 1500 Sublime Sport is for you. Don’t wait, this color is being offered as a limited-edition color, so it won’t be around forever. The bold and audacious color will be offered with the Ram 1500 Sport.

Apart from the bright chartreuse hue and matching body-color grills, the Ram 1500 Sublime Sport model comes with some other unique features. These features include:

  • A black tailgate badge, a black performance hood, and the black ram’s head grille badge.
  • 20- or 22-inch black aluminum tires.
  • Inside the truck are sport mesh seats that have stitching and other accents that matches the bright green exterior color. The stitching can be found throughout the entire interior cabin. The Ram logo is also embroidered into the headrests.
  • The door of the glove box has the lime green “Sport” badge

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Ram’s Cool Interactive Experience at the Columbus Auto Show

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The Columbus Auto Show is an annual event in Columbus, Ohio that hosts a variety of automotive companies each year. The large show is home to all sorts of brands and vehicles from trucks to SUVs, sedans, and everything in between including some classic cars for those who like “old school.”

This year, Ram brought a unique “truck experience” to the show. Ram gave consumers a chance to test out Ram trucks to demonstrate how capable their trucks really are. The track may have been indoors and not off-road, but it certainly demonstrated the capability of the trucks. [click to continue…]

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Quick Guide to Towing Your Toys to the Water this Summer

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Summer is right around the corner, which means fishing, traveling, camping, beach trips and more. There is nothing like the ease of a Ram truck to get you through the fun and busy summer months, especially when it comes to towing your big water toys like boats and jetskis to the boat ramp. Good thing Ram has plenty of truck options available.

Towing guide:

The truck you need depends on how much you need to tow. Do you have a few jet skis or a bigger fishing boat? As you can probably imagine, there’s a huge difference in the weights and sizes of water toys, so here is a quick guide to help you estimate what you need.

ram truck towing guide

So once you have an idea of the weight you will need to tow. You can start narrowing down the available truck options, but before you get too specific, there are a couple things you should know about trucks.

  • There are five different hitch classes and each one has a different weight capability, so find out what hitch class is compatible with a truck before you buy it.
  • You can generally get more towing power on a truck when it is equipped with a diesel engine. So if you only need a few hundred more pounds for a towing capacity, check to see if there is an available diesel option.
  • Same thing as above applies to axle ratios. Bigger axle ratios can increase towing capacity, so instead of buying truck that is too big, maybe you can increase the axle ratio to meet your towing needs.
  • A truck with a 4×4 drivetrain is a good idea if you plan on using a boat ramp. The slippery incline of a boat ramp can be challenging for 4×2 trucks trying to haul out heavier toys.

water vessel towing guide

Interested in a Ram truck for the summer? Check out our huge Ram inventory at Miami Lakes Ram here.

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Ram Commercial Upfits Now More Convenient for Customers

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Ram upfits can be very beneficial for business owners and there are many available upfit options ranging from custom-made upfits to upfits offered by Ram. To help customers determine the best upfit for their business needs, Ram has introduced two things, an upfit configurator and a new qualification process to improve the shopping, buying and customization processes.

Upfit Configurator

The Ram Augmented Reality Upfit Configurator is an interactive program that provides customers with a 3-D look at one of Ram’s commercial vehicles and various upfits. The program can create computer-generated visuals that buyers have the opportunity to virtually walk around the vehicle’s exterior and view the vehicle’s interior. The program was introduced to the ProMaster last year, but  Ram recently expanded it it to include the Ram ProMaster City and the entire Ram Chassis Cab line (3500, 4500 and 5500).

Q Pro

Ram Commercial Q Pro is a newly implemented process that requires upfitters to go through Ram engineering. Ram engineering then inspects the upfit and makes recommendations to make the upfit as efficient and useful as possible. This process will make a huge difference for consumers because who better to know what upfit works best for a Ram vehicle than the engineers that produce it. [click to continue…]

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