I’ve had the opportunity to drive a Ram Power Wagon several times since I started doing vehicle reviews, and every time, I’ve wished the vehicle fairies would forget where I live when it came time for them to come take it back. I absolutely love this truck.
It’s a slightly jacked-up version of the Ram 2500, with a bunch of off-road additions. It has locking front and rear axles, a sway bar disconnect switch, 33-inch off-road tires, a 12,000-pound Warn winch, and the 6.4-liter V-8 engine, which gives the Power Wagon 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. On top of that, the last two models I drove also had all sorts of incredible interior features, including a camera that lets you see into the bed of the truck, even when you’re driving, to go along with the back-up camera. And to top it all off, they came with the RamBox cargo system – tool boxes built into the sides of the bed. That allows you to use the entire bed for cargo, rather than filling a third of it with a hard-to-reach toolbox.
You have to pay a bit for a truck this perfect, though. The base price of the Power Wagon is $51,700, and with all the options the latest one had on it, the sticker was just under $63,000. I’d have to sell a lot of photos to pay for one, but that’s my new goal. I need this truck. It comes built for hunting and fishing, right off the shelf. The only way it could be better is if it had the self-inflating and –deflating tire mechanism, like the military Humvees have. And maybe some more cameras to see in front of you, for those rock-crawling excursions. And a high-output LED light bar. But if I had a Power Wagon, I suppose I could make do without those other goodies. Anybody want to buy some photos from me?