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Christmas tree dilemma? Ram 2500 to the rescue!

With Christmas season in full effect, many people are still running around to make sure everything is accounted for before the big day arrives. Christmas shopping is always a big concern and so is the Christmas tree. Do you have a vehicle that can easily (and safely) transport your Christmas tree? Do you have a vehicle to bring home those big and heavy items on your Christmas list? Every driver can do all of that do with ease with a Ram 2500 crew cab.

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One of the biggest conveniences that the 2018 Ram 2500 crew cab offers is the 6’4” truck bed. A 6’4” truck bed has plenty of room for a huge Christmas tree and all of the big presents, like an outdoor grill, bicycle or large tools, that are on your list.

Feeling really festive and going to cut down your own tree like Clark Griswold and his family did in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation? You definitely need a Ram 2500 with a 6’4” truck bed as well as four-wheel-drive to track through the snow. You can also use the two built-in storage boxes that are included with the RamBox Cargo Management system to store your saw and other supplies.


Not only does the 2018 Ram 2500 crew cab have a large truck bed, but the interior is very spacious. Standard seating in all 2018 Ram 2500 crew cab trims is 40/20/40 split bench seating, and bucket seats are an available option on all trims except the Tradesman. In terms of storage space, the interior cabin of the Ram 2500 Tradesman and SLT trims are equipped with rear folding seats and all trims have rear under seat storage compartments.

The Ram 2500’s entertainment features are also pretty amazing for Christmas tunes. Standard features on the Ram 2500 Laramie, Laramie Longhorn and Limited trims are an 8.4-inch touchscreen, nine Alpine speakers with subwoofers, and Apple CarPlay/Android capabilities. Finally, all trim levels, except the Ram 2500 Tradesman, come with a complimentary one-year subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

Safety Features

Of course, when transporting a huge Christmas tree or everyday cargo, one of the most important features is safety. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is standard on all trims and can sense the difference between the driver’s intended path and the actual path the vehicle is traveling, according to Ram. Another standard safety feature is the ParkView rear Backup Camera – because who wouldn’t need additional help when parking this monster of a truck!?

Additional standard safety features include supplemental front seat-mounted and side-curtain airbags and Sentry Key theft deterrent system which allows drivers to protect their vehicle from unauthorized operations. According to Ram, by using an encoded ignition key with an embedded electronic chip programmed to operate the vehicle, the system will shut off the engine in about two seconds if someone attempts to use an invalid key – so you don’t even need to worry about the Grinch trying to ruin your holiday.

Buyers really can’t go wrong with the 2018 Ram 2500 Crew Cab when it comes to space, convenience, and safety. Interested in test driving a 2018 Ram 2500? Come visit the MIami Lakes Automall located in Miami Lakes, FL or visit our website for all available 2018 inventory. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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10 Ram Truck Terms You Need to Know Before Truck Shopping


Still figuring out which truck to buy? These are 10 truck terms you need to know before making any purchase on a truck. What you end up with comes down to what you’ll use your truck for, but consider all the reasons below when making your choice.


Cummins is a engine designer and manufacturer that is well-known for their heavy-duty diesel truck engines. All Ram Heavy Duty trucks and Ram Commercial Duty trucks are available with a 6.7-liter I-6 Cummins Turbo Diesel engine. Depending on the transmission the 6.7L Cummins engine is paired with a Ram truck can produce between 650-930 lb-ft of torque.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

Simply put, a vehicle’s GVWR is a weight restriction. The number is accrued from the weight of the vehicle, weight of additional accessories, cargo and as a rule of thumb, you’d not want your vehicle loaded with more weight than the vehicle’s GVWR suggests. If the load is too heavy, problems with the ability to break effectively could arise and straining a vehicle’s suspension or tires is a possibility as well. GVWR is an important factor when deciding on which truck to invest in.


When buying a truck, torque is usually more important than horsepower depending on your needs. Torque influences a truck’s towing capabilities more than horsepower. You’ll find that diesel trucks are better for towing due to their bore-to-stroke ratio of diesel engines (long stroke), producing more torque than gas engines of the same size. Diesel engines might have lower horsepower than gas engines, but they provide the power to pull tens of thousands of pounds because torque is the force behind a vehicle’s ability to move forward in the first place.


In comparison to torque, horsepower is responsible for maintaining a truck at high speeds. Measured at higher RPMs, horsepower is important when considering any truck purchase. When you’re in cruise control and maintaining your drive, that’s where horsepower comes into play. If you’re spending most of your time on the road, having higher horsepower is ideal over torque, depending on the job you’re doing.


Dually is a term for trucks with two wheels on both sides of the rear axle. Dually trucks are primarily used to provide stability when towing large loads. In the event of a tire blowout while carrying large cargo, you’ll likely still be able to tow and get to where you need; great for piece of mind. However, dually trucks are wider, so they can be a little harder to fit in parking lot spaces.

Axle Ratio

Axle Ratios are quite varied amongst automakers, on purpose. An axle ratio is the device that connects the rear axle to the driveshaft and engine. The lower the axle number, the better fuel economy. However, the higher the number the higher a truck’s towing power. In more recent years, half-ton trucks with small V8 engines are able to tow over 10,000 pounds. Drivers who tow more often might want to have a higher axle ratio so they can tow more weight.

Towing Capacity

How much can your vehicle take with you on your drive? The towing capacity is the number that signifies how much your vehicle can tow. If you know what you need to pull on a regular basis, make sure you buy a truck that can get the job done.

Payload Capacity

Payload capacity is the maximum operating weight/mass a truck can safely carry. The figure is provided by the manufacturer. Whether you’re in the market for a light duty or heavy duty truck, an important measure to know is a vehicle’s payload capacity.

Air Suspension

Air Suspension allows trucks greater comfort while driving. Air suspension also creates boosted towing capabilities and drivers can sense firmness in their ability to pull heavier loads. For drivers that want a little bit of luxury to ensure their truck rides like a dream, this is a feature worth test driving to figure out if air suspension is a must.

Chassis Cab

Chassis cabs represent a body style, usually for medium duty truck commercial vehicles without any bed or other body panels. The vehicle is sold with solely chassis rails and a cab. The chassis cab is ideal for businesses or individuals that are going to put machinery ot an upfit in place of truck bed.

If you have any questions about trucks or truck terms, don’t hesitate to ask us! Miami Lakes Ram is a knowledgeable truck dealer and we have a huge selection of Ram trucks. Come by and test drive some models today.

Don’t Miss the Big Finish Event: Ram 1500 Quad Cab Sign & Drive Lease Deals

Miami-Lakes-Ram-Big-Finish-1500-leaseMiami Lakes Ram’s Big Finish Event is the best time to get the best deal on a new Ram truck lease! We’re currently offering qualified lessees a 36-month Sign & Drive lease on a new Ram 1500 Quad Cab at just $249 per month.

The available Sign & Drive lease special is available on a variety of Ram 1500 trims fitted with a quad cab, which is a four-door, six-passenger truck cab. In addition to being available in a number of trims, the Ram 1500 is also available with three different engine options, including the light-duty truck segment’s only available diesel.

Whether in need of a truck for the convenience of a truck bed, a lot of towing power for a boat or RV, or you need a vehicle that can do it all, the Ram 1500 is one of the best choices on the market.

Come by Miami Lakes Ram, located at 16600 NW 57th Ave. in Miami Lakes to check out and test drive some of our available Ram 1500 models. We have plenty of inventory now, but we don’t expect it to last long.

*Lease plus tax/tag including all incentives with approved credit. 10k miles/yr. 36 mo. Exp. 01/02/2018.