19th Apr 2004, 15:47
I own one of these Dodge ram chargers and man I tell you what, this thing will take one heck of a beating. I had to pull my friends bronco out of so many places with this, but of course I also have a crate 360 V8 with a supercharger on it. Can you say yeeeeeeeeha!!!
27th Jan 2006, 00:06
I would have to agree. I am a serious Mopar man myself and I just purchased an 85 Ramcharger Royal SE/Prospector with a rebuilt 318, 5 inch lift, and rebuilt tranny and I have to say it is the greatest buy I have ever made. I also agree that it is very comfortable because I'm 6'9" 360lb and I fit perfectly. I love my Ramcharger.
25th Jul 2006, 19:07
I have an 85' Dodge Prospector W150 with a 318. I was just hit by a van that was coming on fast and might just as well not have stopped. He left 80 foot tire marks down the highway, hit me, and then he went through the ditch and into the farm field another 60 feet. I have to replace the lamp assembly after making the hole for it again. When he hit me I didn't budge. I'm not a rock crawler, but I've been almost straight up, to where I should have had a winch to get there. This thing keeps going without much effort. Even with the damage I get Chevy guys saying, "nice rig" when they see me at a stop.
23rd Oct 2007, 08:27
I own a 1985 Dodge Ramcharger Royal SE Prospector.
It's great; I'm 5'11 254 lbs, and all these comments are true. My truck has a 318 5.9 litre V8; it caught on fire last night and I didn't know. I went 15 miles until I saw the flames and my truck was still running like a charm.
I gotta buy new wires, spark plugs, fix an oil leak, and then I'll be back on the road again.
I love this truck; I pull anything with it and it's real tough. I had a friend who had a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Limited Edition try pull my truck home after the fire; he struggled for about 5 miles till he gave up.
I love my truck; I wouldn't replace it for anything.
17th Dec 2007, 23:53
I own a 85 Dodge ramcharger Royal SE prospector.
It is a beast that won't stop.. it has 4 inch lift with 360 bored to a 407 with high compression pistons and an RV cam.
Some how the guy who owned it before me rigged a Ford high output altenator on it.. I don't know why, but it works.. But even my friends love it and there anti Dodge.. I have future plans for it when I can get a job and this beast will be unstoppable.
26th Jun 2009, 21:29
The high output alternator, A good friend told me that they were all originally outfitted with a 200 amp alternator for military use. Out in the field it was necessary to rig any kind of electrical field device.
25th Sep 2009, 09:10
Two months ago I bought a 1985 Dodge Ramcharger Prospector model with a 360 CI, 4 speed auto, and 4.11 gears. It has never been wrecked, I know the original owner and her family. It has always been a ranch vehicle for the family. I use it while working in the oil fields here in Texas. It is in four wheel drive nearly everyday as there is always a lot of mud on a Frac job. I did have to replace the radiator, water pump, alternator, regulator and battery. Since it was purchased in 1985 this is the second water pump. Everything else is original equipment.
I have taken great joy when my little Ramcharger had to tow my bosses F250 Super Duty 4X4 out of the mud and up an embankment and it wasn't even breathing hard.
I will never sell this Baby.
5th Jan 2010, 15:58
My sister hates my Ramcharger, she always says get rid of that piece of crap. She just don't know, guys like the tank feel. I don't feel a Ramcharger is for girls. I love my truck, it can take a bloody nose and keep going. It has untold miles on it, but doesn't effect it at all. I can work on it myself, but the only downside, is gas mileage.
15th Jan 2010, 18:51
Ha ha! I have a 85 Ramcharger. I'm 16 years old. This is my first truck and I love it.
It's a beast. Everything is metal on it. I have replaced pretty much everything in and on it. But I had problems with the power steering pump. It does sit right, or the pulley is too big or little. I'm not really sure, and you have to have a pretty big battery in it, or it doesn't want to start.
Overall it's the best. Even today's trucks aren't as good!
19th Feb 2010, 01:47
I'm about to get a 1985 Dodge Ram Prospector for a 1000 bucks. All it needs is a smog pump. Anybody had this done? How much does this cost?
7th Jul 2010, 21:48
I just got my prospector, I had it a couple of weeks, when I took it out of town for a job. I was heading down Hwy. 25 just south of Santa Fe at about 11:00 P.M. Since I just got this thing, I was checking the gauges, and as I looked up, inside of where my headlights lit up the road, there was a small building. It was a well built shed with two by four construction. The speed limit is 75. Well, splinters as far as the eye could see. It took out my grill guard the plastic grill and put a small hole in the radiator. it also took out the passenger side headlight and basket. I was so depressed I let my truck sit for about 5 years in the back yard. I put a new three core radiator in it and to my surprise (and the mouse that lived in the engine compartment) it fired right up. I have been driving it for about four months. It FEELS GREAT to be driving it again; I just checked it out today. These things (at least mine does) have possy rear ends.
23rd Jul 2010, 19:52
My father has a 85 Ramcharger with a 360 automatic. 95% of the time after he fills up the tank, it wants to die and or load up bad for the first 10 miles or so, belching black smoke when it start up. Never been stranded, but it sucks. Sounds like a vacuum problem with the fuel tank I think, any advice for me???
15th Sep 2010, 12:12
I just bought an 85 Ramcharger and my dad doesn't know yet, but when I tell him, I'm sure he won't be mad. How do I tell him?
28th Feb 2011, 11:49
I just got an 85 Dodge Ramcharger for my girlfriend. She's a 4'7 100 pound little Korean girl.
This thing's a beast, 3 inch lift with 35 inch tires with a 360. The looks she gets when she drives are hilarious. Everyone thinks it's mine. Ha. This thing is amazing, can't beat it. Buying it from the original owner for only 900 bucks.
22nd Jul 2011, 22:42
I'm an American living down in Ole Mexico. I have a 1992 "Limited Ramcharger". In its time, it was considered the luxury version. It comes with leather seats and all that stuff. It's in mint condition; there's tons of these trucks down here, and way cheap, but no one wants one, I mean no one, due to their fuel consumption!
14th Apr 2013, 14:52
I have a 1985 150 Royal SE Dodge Ram Charger, has 149,000 miles on it. Has been sitting for 6 years. Trying to find the book value of it. Can anyone help?
15th Apr 2013, 08:59
If it's in decent shape and runs okay, you can ask $2,500, but should feel okay about accepting $1,500. There probably is no established Blue Book Value for a vehicle this old, because there are so many variables on condition. You can always look on what similar vehicles are selling for on internet auction sites to get a ballpark value, but compare apples to apples in terms of vehicle condition.
23rd Jan 2014, 23:08
I recently had all of the windows broken in my 85 Dodge RAM Charger Prospector, and I can't help but think that I should make it into a race truck and equip it with a full body roll cage, and maybe even weld the doors shut? Any input would be appreciated.
24th Jan 2014, 17:56
You should make it into a race truck, with a full body roll cage.
And don't forget to weld the doors shut.
2nd Apr 2014, 08:00
I have a 1985 Dodge Ram Prospector pickup with 318 power windows and lock with cruise and factory A/C; got 114k miles on it. Just wondering around about what number it's worth? The body is in good shape and I drive it daily almost. Just curious if anyone might know the value? Thanks in advance!