How the Ram 3500 Could Save Christmas!
Posted on June 17, 2020
What would Santa do if all the reindeer got sick or maybe even went on strike? How would he get gifts to all the good little children across the world?
While we haven't heard that this will happen anytime soon, at Caledon Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, our experts are certainly ready to help thanks to years of experience and our excellent selection new and pre-owned vehicles. One thing we could suggest is using the 2017 RAM 3500 to get those bikes and dolls to the kids. Of course, it would take quite a few of these outstanding full-size trucks, but thanks to the famed Ram 3500 durability, we think it could easily get the job done. The first thing we need to do is go through the math and decide how many of our 2017 RAM 3500 trucks Santa would need to save Christmas!
According to experts in Santaology*, the Man In The Red Suit travels a total of 510,000,000 km on the night in question. That's a lot of kilometers to put on any truck, but thankfully the 2017 RAM 3500 has a choice of five excellent engines. For the task, we would suggest the Cummins Turbo Diesel High-Output OHV, 24-valve I-6 engine that features a cast-iron block and head and produces 385 horsepower at 2800 rpm and an impressive 900 lb.-ft. of torque at 1700 rpm. He'll also notice the smooth ride thanks to six-speed automatic AISIN transmission, the three-link front suspension with track bar, coil springs, stabilizer bar, and solid axle as well as the Hotchkiss leaf spring rear suspension. Most important of all, when equipped with the regular cab, the 2017 RAM 3500 has a payload of up to 3,352 kg (7,390 lbs.)! Keep this in mind as we move on to the actual number of trucks Mr. Claus will need.
When the U.K. newspaper, The Telegraph, did the math, they decided that Santa's sleigh would weigh 1,232,300 metric tons (2,716,756,457 lbs.) fully loaded with gifts. When we received the call from the Mrs. Claus - she handles all the logistics - that there may be a need for replacement vehicles, we started crunching the numbers and decided that Santa would need about 367,632 2017 RAM 3500 trucks. On top of this basic, but substantial order, we also suggest that they go with either Flame Red or Pearl Red for the exterior colour and a few extras including:
The Class-Exclusive seven-inch customizable full-colour in-cluster display
8.4 NAV multimedia centre with premium navigation, because Rudolph won't be there to help
Park-Sense Front and Rear Park Assist System for those tricky roofs
Centre High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL) Camera that displays a high-resolution image of all that important cargo
In the end, we hope that Santa can work things out with his reindeer, but just in case, the sales team at Caledon Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM is ready to help at a moment's notice. If you want to learn more about the "Truck That Could Save Christmas," please contact us today or drop by our dealership for a test-drive today.
*Not a real science