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Stock Work Truck vs Moab – Let’s See How it Does!

As we take a look back over the timeline of certain vehicles, we can’t help but be left in awe of just how far some of them have really come. For example, in the world of work trucks, today, consumers get a lot more bang for their buck. Buying a work truck that has been built in the last couple of years is almost always going to have advantages over buying a truck that is pretty well optioned out from a couple of generations ago. From the tech inside to the smooth and quiet ride, the work truck has come a long way.

This time, we check in with a bit of a challenge that doesn’t take a look at how a work truck is outfitted with technology like touchscreens and infotainment but instead how it performs off of the beaten path.

Typically, when checking in with the trails at Moab, lifted Jeep Wranglers are the go-to vehicle. Not very many people are going to want to bring a pickup truck to such an obstacle course as they generally don’t have very much ground clearance when compared to a Jeep. In addition, even if a pickup is lifted, it’s going to be a lot heavier which calls for more broken parts and a steeper challenge.

This time, though, the crew at TFLoffroad takes a bone stock Ram 1500 classic to Moab to see exactly how it does in challenging terrain.

According to our host, this is “about the cheapest four-wheel drive you can get” but that doesn’t stop him from putting the truck to the test to see just how well it can do on the unbeaten path. Even with his V6 Pentastar engine, the Ram did better than expected. It’s still no Wrangler but this thing can hold its own!