We often think about trucks in relation to their value for hard work. The Ram 1500, in particular, has chiseled out its place in the marketplace as one of the more reliable, hard-working full-size pickups in the segment—and most people looking for Ram trucks for sale are doing so on the premise that it’s going to be a centerpiece of a job site.
However, there are just as many domestic uses for the Ram 1500 thanks to its utilitarian design and features, making it highly versatile and modular for even mundane tasks. For instance, a light-duty pickup can be useful for moving large objects around the home, to and from a destination, as a backup generator, for personal projects, or for home maintenance.
The Ram 1500 for Roofing
Anyone who owns a home knows that, eventually, the roof must be repaired, whether it’s replacing the shingles, overhauling the insulation, or making it more structurally sound. If you opt to do some of the roofing yourself, the Ram 1500 can help in spades, especially if your mission is at a secondary property, at a new location you’re moving to, or at the house of a friend or relative where you’re lending a hand. The modular utility aspects of the Ram 1500—especially from the newer generation models—are great for handling such tasks.
The rear bed can be configured to handle hundreds of pounds of cargo, including packing a bunch of roof tiles or shingles into the bed box for hauling from the pickup site to the destination or vice versa. Additionally, ladder mounts are available for the Ram 1500, which are perfect if you need the truck to carry different-sized ladders for accessing the roof.
If you have multiple rental properties and need to carry multiple ladders or high-extension ladders on your vehicle, the Ram 1500 has ladder carriers and racks available without obstructing the bed box space, so you can carry all your equipment on the truck—such as ladders, power tools, and scaffolding equipment—as well as additional cargo in the bed such as insulation, shingles, tiles, or structural support.
Lawn Care With the Ram 1500
The Ram 1500 is such a sturdy vehicle that it’s easy to pigeonhole it into just being a beefy, cool-looking truck used for towing and trailering, but it can also work well for more simplified tasks, such as lawn care. The Ram 1500 is convenient for basic maintenance by hauling sod, compost, or fertilizer around in the back—great for when you’re prepping to beautify the yard in the spring. You’ll have access to either a short or standard-sized bed—in a sixty-seven-incher and a seventy-six-incher—giving you options with what you can carry in the RamBox.
That means that if you have a large property or multiple properties where you need to maintain the lawn or gardens, the Ram 1500 can fit several push lawnmowers in the rear or at least one riding mower in the back of the standard-sized bed, or you can hitch a trailer to the back and carry multiple mowers and additional equipment.
If you have to transport abundant lawn equipment or other gear, the Ram 1500’s high payload capacity makes that a snap. Make use of moving things around, whether you’re buying supplies from the store, or transporting the lawn equipment to another destination, with ease. The Multi-Functional Tailgate and available tailgate ramps are convenient for getting things into and out of the Ram in different ways—and these features aren’t available on just any full-size pickup.
Save on Transportation Fees
When you own a home or multiple properties, you always have to deal with things breaking and breaking down. Replacing appliances or moving large furniture around comes with the territory of maintaining a home. Whether it’s new beds, a new fridge, or a new washer or dryer, you eventually have to get rid of the old and bring in the new—and what better way to do it than with a Ram 1500?
Sure, you could call and have the supplier transport your newly purchased stainless steel refrigerator to your home, or you could have a dedicated transportation company deliver that new king-size bed to your place, but why go through the hassle and the cost when you could just use a Ram?
Alongside the Silverado 1500 and Ford F-150, the Ram 1500 has the payload capacity to handle heavy loads. What’s more, the newer generation Ram 1500 models actually have higher payload capacity than newer generation Silverado 1500 models, topping out at 2,300 lbs in the RamBox.
And the Ram 1500 also has the Multi-Function Tailgate, which is not available for the F-150; Ram has multi-functional and utilitarian features not present on rival trucks, which makes it great for towing and hauling home appliances and equipment that may not be as easy or as convenient to pull off with rival trucks.
A good example is that you can conveniently haul a high-quality refrigerator, oven, and water tank in the back of the Ram 1500—all at the same time. It’s also great for transporting home goods around, such as when your kid moves off to college: you can load up their belongings onto racks and carriers all in one go without worrying about exceeding the payload capacity. That helps a ton, especially with features like the utility RamBox rails for carriers or the bed extender for when you need to carry larger objects that stretch beyond the length of the bed.
Basic Utility & Cleaning With the Ram 1500
Everybody wants to keep their property clean and in working order. While keeping a toolbox handy in the garage is great for maintaining things inside the home, it can become a bit cumbersome having to go in and out of the garage when repairing or fixing things outside the home. For that, the easy solution is having the Ram 1500 as a mobile tool shed, thanks to your ability to install a modular toolbox in the RamBox.
This way, if you need to move multiple tools around or outside the property, you can do so via the Ram 1500 instead of lugging them around by hand. Having a mobile tool station available in the Ram 1500 makes it convenient for more than just work-related tasks, as it makes for a good workmate for home maintenance, too.
Another useful way to use the Ram 1500 for home maintenance is cleaning up or cleaning out unsightly or unhealthy junk piles, debris, or rubble. Maybe there was a weather storm or an accident that caused damage to the property. With the Ram 1500, you can easily load up all the debris and move it to a landfill. You may be in need of a good cleaning out of the attic, and there is a lot of dusty or infested material you need to get rid of; the Ram is perfect for that.
Even more, the Ram 1500’s built-in cabin air filter makes it a great utilitarian vehicle for disposing of pollen-ridden or dusty objects since it can quickly and easily filter the cabin. When you combine that with all of the other utilitarian benefits provided by the vehicle, it makes the Ram 1500 a great truck to have around for home maintenance care as much as it’s useful for work-related tasks.