Reader-Submitted Story: “RAM Fan for Life!”

This week our reader-submitted story comes from Jim Pentland, a long-time RAM fan hailing from McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. The stage is yours, Jim. Take it away!

I’ve wanted a RAM since I can remember and when I got out of college and landed my first job I bought a used 2006 RAM 1500. I loved that truck and drove it for a little over three years. I started looking at the 2012s and loved the new design. When I went to test drive one, I was hooked—it rides like a luxury vehicle and it will pull your house down.

After the test drive I knew I had to get the “perfect one.” I decided to upgrade and sold my ‘06 to someone in my family (someone I know will take care of her). I searched all over for exactly the right one and found it on the other end of the country. We made a deal and the truck was delivered right before Christmas and I couldn’t be happier. I’ll be a RAM man for life!

Glad to hear it, Jim. And just so you know, as long as you support us we’ll support you by turning out quality trucks year after year. Next time you’re ready to “upgrade,” you can rest assured knowing that the model year you buy will be the same great quality you’ve come to know and expect from RAM.

As a reminder, RamZone readers are invited to submit their RAM stories here or by clicking the “Real People, Real Trucks” button located to the right of this post.

  • tjabel

    I have a 2012 3500 diesel long bed with auto trans. When I start from a stop there is a shudder. It smoothes out after a few seconds. The dealer service person said this is normal with the long bed models. I am not so sure this is a satisfactory answer. Anyone out there have the same or different answer? Thanks Tom

    • Ram Zone

      Hi Tom,

      Here’s the number for Ram Customer Support: 1-(866)-726-4636. Try giving them a call. They might have an answer to your question.

      Thank you,


    • Hi Tjabel,

      Please call Ram customer assistance if you would like to discuss the matter further. The number is 1-866-726-4636.

      Thank you,

      The RamZone Team