8 Interesting Facts about the Dodge Ramcharger
- Although its production and distribution ended in 1993 for the United States market, the Dodge Ramcharger's production in Mexico continued until 1996. Dodge's assembly plant in Mexico did not produce any Ramchargers in 1997 and 1998. Their production resumed in 1999 with the new Dodge Ram Quad Cab pickup frame. The production of this version continued until 2001.
- After almost fifty years of hiatus, the "Ram" label of Dodge pickup trucks was resurrected through the release of the Dodge Ramcharger in 1993. But during its development years, the Dodge Ramcharger was nicknamed as the "Rhino" because of its huge built and strong features.
- The original Dodge Ramchargers were equipped with very large cabs. Their two-door bodies have a length that measures 184.6 inches and a width of 79.5 inches. They have a 106-inch wheelbase, and they stand 72 inches tall. Because of this, the first generation Dodge Ramcharger models do not have seats at the back because they were meant to be used as supply trucks or commercial vans. The 1991 to 1993 models increased their size by at least three inches.
- The Dodge Ramcharger is one of the many vehicles that were used in rallying. In 1975, it bagged the first place at Sno*Drift. It even appeared in the documentary entitled, "The World's Greatest Rally Cars" in 2000.
- The Dodge Ramcharger parts and accessories as well as its standard features were very unusual for the vehicles during its time. But compared to the modern vehicles in the same category, they have so many similarities. These features include skid plates, electronic ignition, power brakes, beverage cooler on the front console, bucket seats, and many others. Buyers during that time were also given the option to choose between a hardtop or a softop.
- The first batch of Dodge Ramchargers was only available in full-time four-wheel drive versions. The two-wheel drive option for this full-sized two-door SUV only came in 1975.
- The Dodge Ramcharger had a Plymouth equivalent called the Trailduster. The Plymouth Trailduster was offered from 1974 up to 1981. It is also the brand's sole SUV offering.
- With its badass look and sturdy body frame, the Dodge Ramcharger had a series of cameos in various Hollywood movies and television series. Some of these movies are The Keeper, Coming to America, Colombiana, In Time, The Flyboys, Dr. Dolittle 2, Se7en, and 10 Things I Hate About You. While the television series include, True Blood, NYPD Blue, The Hitchhiker, The Wonder Years, and The Sentinel.