I watched one too many episodes of the Dukes of Hazzard, and thought all vehicles miraculously fixed themselves after they landed a 20 foot high jump. I was wrong, so a new front axle ran me about $1600, and some change.
Crushed the tailpipe climbing some rocks at Red Rock, in CA. Nothing a hacksaw couldn't fix. (no charge)
Drivers side rocker panel had a dinner date with a sharp rock. Bondo & labor (DIY) $40 max.
This truck is the last of real Sport Utilities. A 4 inch suspension lift from the factory, no cup holders, or vanity mirrors. A 35 Gallon tank for some serious road trips, and a nice, short wheelbase for going anywhere in the free world.
If this truck was a child, I would've been in jail by now. I gave her so much abuse since 1996, and she has held together pretty good for the beating she has taken. It is hard to find a Ram Charger in good shape where I live, because of people like me I guess?
The Bucket seats with swing-up arm rests are like a LA-Z-BOY in the cab of the truck.
I hope I never have to get rid of it, She has been good to me.
The RAM hood ornament serves no purpose, but I sure do miss them.