Auto journalist escapes truck fire, writes cautionary tale

Filed under: Off-Road, Chrysler, USA, Safety, Humour, Truck, Work, New Car Tips

Terry Box, a writer for the Dallas Morning News, was tootling down the Dallas North Tollway in a Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn pickup after work and enjoying the ride. Box thought the US$ 53,335, option-filled press loaner had been “flawless – very serious competition for anything built by Ford or Chevy.” And then, for reasons that still aren’t clear, something in the engine compartment caught fire and the Ram cremated itself on the shoulder of an off-ramp.

Box tells the story and it isn’t an indictment of the truck, but a cautionary tale about how new vehicles don’t burn like the old ones did – and why not to go back for your gym bag. It could also be a kind reminder about what kind of safety gear everyone should keep in their cars. Click the link to read the whole piece.

Scroll down to watch the Ram 1500 taken off-road in a video review.

Gallery: 2013 Ram 1500

Continue reading Auto journalist escapes truck fire, writes cautionary tale

Auto journalist escapes truck fire, writes cautionary tale originally appeared on Autoblog Canada on Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments
Autoblog Canada

Related posts: