2017 RAM 5500 Waynesboro PA

2017 RAM 5500

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New 2017 RAM 5500 at Buchanan Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram for Chambersburg, PA

The 2017 RAM 5500 Chassis Cab is the ultimate choice for heavy-duty drivers. This truck has been engineered specifically for extreme daily work, with best-in-class capabilities. It is upfitter-friendly and has been constructed with the driver's everyday needs in mind. The 5500 Chassis Cab has become a top choice among commercial truck drivers for many reasons, but at the top of the list is its best-in-class total cost of ownership and its unmatched reliability. For 2017, the 5500 Chassis Cab will gain a new five micron cabin air filter, and the option to equip LED taillamps. Perhaps the most exciting new aspect is that the towing and gross combined weight ratings (GCWR) have been raised 1,000 pounds for 2017! Continue reading below to learn more about this rugged and expertly constructed RAM Chassis Cab!

Under the 5500's Hood

There are a couple of engine options available with the new 2017 RAM 5500 Chassis Cab. The first engine, which is standard, is a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 gas engine. It features variable valve timing (VVT) technology, as well as Fuel Saver Technology cylinder deactivation. Drivers can expect to get 370 horsepower at 4,600 rpm, as well as 429 lb-ft of torque. The optional engine is a 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engine. This engine will provide a best-in-class 325 horsepower at 2,400 rpm, as well as 750 lb-ft of torque. The 5500 Chassis Cab will have many helpful features for drivers, including best-in-class dual 74-gallon fuel tank capacity, largest-in-class brakes, and best-in-class dual alternator systems. The Cummins diesel can also offer a best-in-class oil change interval of 15,000 miles. When the 5500 Chassis Cab is properly equipped it will have a maximum trailer weight of 30,600 pounds, and a GCWR of up to 38,500 pounds.

Design of RAM 5500

The 5500 Chassis Cab is offered in the Tradesman, SLT, and Laramie trim levels. There are multiple cab styles that can be purchased, including a two-door regular cab and a four-door crew cab. There are different wheelbase lengths that can be chosen depending on the preferred cab style. The two-door regular cab is available in the Tradesman or SLT trim levels, and it can be purchased in the following wheelbase lengths: 144.5-inches, 168.5-inches, 192.5-inches, or 204.5-inches. The four-door crew cab is available with all three trim levels, and there are two optional wheelbase lengths, in either 173.4-inches or 197.4-inches. There are twelve available exterior paint colors and many ways that the truck can be customized through options packages and standalone features. Highlights can include a Uconnect infotainment system, navigation, versatile storage options, and a convenient Multiview Cluster Display that has a 7-inch configurable screen.

Are there any other RAM Chassis Cabs?

RAM also offers their 3500 and 4500 Chassis Cabs!

Do you have any advice for towing?

We have many helpful videos that will provide tips on how to safely tow large loads. RAM Towing School

Are dual rear wheels available?

Yes, the 4500 and 5500 actually come standard with dual rear wheels!


The 2017 RAM 5500 Chassis Cab is impressively equipped with a range of safety and security features, ensuring that drivers will stay safe while undertaking their heavy-duty jobs. The standard features include advanced multistage front airbags, Electronic Stability Control, and a Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System. Additionally, RAM will offer a ParkSense Package with their Chassis Cabs, and this will equip the truck with a convenient front park assist system. To further enhance safety and driver awareness, there is hands-free technology from Bluetooth. If you are curious to learn more about the RAM Chassis Cabs get in touch with us today at Buchanan Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram!

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