The Dodge Ramcharger was a large sport
utility vehicle built by Dodge from 1974-1993, and based on a
shortened-wheelbase version of the Dodge D Series/Ram pickup truck
chassis. The ramcharger
was primarily produced as a two-door, four wheel drive vehicle
although a two wheel drive version was available.
The ramcharger was usually powered by a Chrysler LA engine,
the most common was the 318 in (5.2 L) with the 360 in (5.9 L) and
even big block RB 440 in (7.2 L) engines in the early years. As a
full-size sport-utility, it competed with the Chevrolet K5 Blazer
and the full-size Ford Bronco. A second generation ramcharger
was produced in Mexico based on the second generation Ram pickup
after 1994 but, it was never marketed for sale in the United States.
A Plymouth version, named the Trailduster
was also offered from 1974 to 1981. For more information on the
Plymouth Trailduster or to have your Trailduster featured visit our
Plymouth Trailduster site.