Ram Nation United to Give Back in 2015

Ram truck owners are a special breed. Kind, hardworking people with big hearts, looking to do some good in the world. From disaster relief to blood drives or even just cutting a neighbor’s grass, Ram Nation is here to help.

“When we came up with Ram Nation, we had a ton of owners, dealers and corporate people that wanted to give back. These were people showing up in their Ram trucks, asking how they can help…and that’s the way truck people are,” said Bob Hegbloom, head of the Ram Trucks Brand.

The Ram Brand established a partnership with the First Response Team of America in 2012 to help communities across America respond to natural disasters and assist in Ram Nation efforts.

WIMBERLY, TEXAS
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Late last spring, severe flooding and storm damage hit the areas of Wimberley and San Marcos, Texas. Ram Nation helped deliver supplies and help area residents recover from the devastating flooding.

Tad Agoglia, founder of the First Response Team of America, directed the effort and lead the caravan of Ram trucks into the areas in need. texas

“We’re actually dealing with whole houses that have been washed away. There’s so much heavy-duty work that needs to be done, so they can begin the rebuilding process,” said Agoglia.

Tim Wolkowicz, a member of the First Response Team, was part of the team that helped bring relief to the Texas flooding disaster.

“As far as floods go, this is probably one of the worst I’ve seen since I’ve been working with the First Response Team of America. Having all of these people here together really makes things go a lot quicker,” Wolkowicz said.

OAKLAND HILLS COMMUNITY GARDEN, MICHIGAN
30 Volunteers, 15 Ram Trucks
 

Oakland Hills Community Garden is a strictly volunteer community garden in Oakland Township, Michigan. The garden offers children and families a space to learn about healthy eating and growing their own crops. Volunteers from the Ram Trucks corporate headquarters and local dealerships worked with Ram Nation to plant crops and deliver patio blocks, with the proceeds being donated to local oakland hillscharities.

“Serving locally is so important. Now that Ram Nation is teaming up with us … I can’t even imagine the amount of progress we will be able to make,” said Nicolette Jenaras, leader of the Oakland Hills Community Garden.

“Really what we’re doing is we’re enabling our customers to do things that they already like to do. Truck guys are the guys sweating and getting their hands dirty, and doing something that’s making a difference for the community,” said Carl Lally, Senior Manager, Ram Advocate Organization.

MOORE, OKLAHOMA
32 Volunteers, 21 Ram Trucks

When a 2-mile-wide tornado touched down in Moore, Oklahoma, the town was devastated. Lives were lost and homes were destroyed. moore

Immediately, the community began to reach out. And soon, Ram Nation members united to help bring relief to the community of Moore.

“It’s hard work, but I think people bond together and the teamwork helps you overcome all of that,” said Dave Sowers, Head of Ram Truck Marketing.

Learn more about what you can do to help, and sign up to join Ram Nation in your community here: http://bit.ly/RamNation

Is Your Ram Truck Ready for Winter?

Winter is on its way, but we bet that doesn’t faze you. You’re a Ram truck owner, ready for whatever nature throws at you. Your Ram truck is equally up to the challenges of tough winter weather — with just a bit of maintenance and preparation.High-Octane2

Advanced vehicles like today’s Ram trucks don’t require extensive winterizing like trucks in the past. Simply review your owner’s manual and service records and make sure your maintenance schedule is up to date. Check all your under-hood fluids, giving the engine coolant level special attention. Inspect your tire pressures and tread wear, and/or install winter tires if you use them. From there, you’re pretty much good to go.
Before winter arrives is also the perfect time to give the windshield wipers and washers a thorough inspection. Snow, sleet and ice will give your wipers and washers an important job this winter. Replace worn wiper blades; check the washer nozzles for proper aim and High-Octane7delivery, and fill the washer fluid bottle with winter-grade windshield solvent. It doesn’t hurt to pick up an extra gallon to stow in the cab. We’ve all tried it both ways, and this we know: Winter driving is far more relaxing and enjoyable when we’re looking through a nice, clean windshield. Enjoy the holiday season, and stay warm!

 

10 Signs You Drive a Ram Truck

Ram truck owners are in a league of their own. They’re doers — made up of reliability, dependability and strength. It takes a guts-and-glory-filled person to drive a Ram truck…here are the top 10 signs you’ve got what it takes to live the #RamLife.

  1. You have chills after every Ram Trucks TV commercial, and have perfected your “Guts. Glory. Ram.” impression.

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2. Your radio stays on one station and one station only: your local country station.

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3.  You’d be lost without your RamBox®.

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4. You’re up for any challenge.

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5. To this day, you still fight back tears during the Ram Trucks Superbowl Commercial, “Farmer”.

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6. You go beyond 9-5, and only clock out when the work is done.

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7. Your favorite season is “Hunting.”

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8. Your paint color of choice is “mud”.

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9. The word “can’t” isn’t in your vocabulary.

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10. You’re the first one to stop when someone is in need.

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Be Bold Crew | How a Ram ProMaster® is Bringing Fitness to the City of Detroit

Unknown 10.27.46 AMMeet Terra Castro, founder and head coach of “Be Bold Crew” — a Detroit-based fitness community focusing on empowering athletes to “be bold” in sport and life. Through Terra’s Ram ProMaster — or the “Be Bold Bus” — the Be Bold Crew is able to bring all ages and abilities together as a community.

“Detroit is a special city. I am a very passionate person with a heart for the city and the desire to shine light in what we do.  I could have dwelt on the past and all that happened, but boldly went forward in building what I saw as a need in our city,” said Terra.

“So much of our community doesn’t have access to the equipment or have the funds to join a gym. I wanted to bring training to the people of our city, so I leaped.”

Unknown-1Once Terra had the idea of a mobile pop-up training vehicle, she started to look into options that would help deliver the mission of Be Bold Crew. “I researched other vehicles, but the Ram ProMaster was the perfect fit,” said Terra.

Terra needed a vehicle that could store gear and potentially pull a trailer to transport triathlon bikes to the Be Bold Crew athletes’ races.

“I went to a local dealer, traded in my car for a Ram ProMaster, and now I have a mobile gym.”

With her ProMaster, Terra launched Be Bold Crew’s mobile pop-up training, expanding out into the community so trainingUnknown-2 can be available to everyone in the city.

Terra Castro and the Be Bold Crew provide proof that bold dreams lead to bold actions, and bold results will follow. We are proud to say the Ram ProMaster is a part of that.

Welcome the Fall Season in a Ram Truck


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Welcome to fall, a season where Ram Trucks rule the roadways — and the off-roadways. Here are three ways Ram Trucks rule the fall season:

 

 

 A Successful Hunt:
The Ram 1500 Outdoorsman® 4×2 model is designed with features to support hunters before and after a trip into the great outdoors. It’s always hunting-readScreen Shot 2015-09-18 at 11.04.31 AMy, just like you. With Under-Floor Storage, you have extra space in smart places that give you room to secure all the necessary tools for a successful day out on the hunt. The available RamBox® Cargo Management System is an additional secure storage space that’s specifically designed for your hunt — so you’ve got room for all of your gear. With an available EcoDiesel engine providing up to 28 hwy mpg, the Outdoorsman takes you where you want to go, and further.

Get the Job Done Right:
When summer vacation ends and the leaves begin to fall, it’s time to get to work. The 2015 Ram 2500 will power you straight through another season of work with up to 800 lb-ft of diesel torque and best-in-class diesel towing up to 17,970 lbs.

Celebrate the Big Game:
Football is a very important part of the season and it just wouldn’t 00 (1)be the same without a good tailgate celebration. Fortunately, the Ram 1500 has you covered for the big game. Legendary towing and hauling capacity are at your service to deliver all your tailgate essentials to the stadium parking lot —fans, grills and coolers. Load up the available RamBox® with ice-cold beverages and you’re good to go for any gameday.