Anybody using a Ram Promaster for a moto hauler?

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3/24/2018 2:07 PM

I'm considering purchasing a Ram Promaster and was wondering is anybody running one? Pictures would be great!

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3/24/2018 3:16 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/24/2018 4:38 PM

Yep, I bought it in 2014 when they first came out. 125,000 miles on it now. Love this van. 3500 extended. Hauls four bikes and sleeps three in front of the Wall.Photo

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3/24/2018 4:42 PM

ob wrote:

Yep, I bought it in 2014 when they first came out. 125,000 miles on it now. Love this van. 3500 extended. Hauls four bikes and ...more

That’s way too cluttered for me.. but you absolutely can pack

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3/24/2018 5:08 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/24/2018 5:22 PM

ob wrote:

Yep, I bought it in 2014 when they first came out. 125,000 miles on it now. Love this van. 3500 extended. Hauls four bikes and ...more

life_of_jaze wrote:

That’s way too cluttered for me.. but you absolutely can pack

Well yeah obviously, there is usually one bike in there lol. Four bikes is easy but all the shit for four guys is the hard part. Tools, stands, gearbags, coolers, extra beer, make up bags etc

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3/26/2018 7:20 PM

I've got a 2017, mid length with the high roof, Great van for moto and work!

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3/26/2018 8:45 PM

friday10 wrote:

I've got a 2017, mid length with the high roof, Great van for moto and work!

You have the gasoline V6? How is it driving up a grade like Tejon Pass or Cajon Pass?

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3/27/2018 3:22 AM

ob wrote:

Yep, I bought it in 2014 when they first came out. 125,000 miles on it now. Love this van. 3500 extended. Hauls four bikes and ...more

life_of_jaze wrote:

That’s way too cluttered for me.. but you absolutely can pack

ob wrote:

Well yeah obviously, there is usually one bike in there lol. Four bikes is easy but all the shit for four guys is the hard ...more

? One of these things is not like the other ?

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If you're not mixing gas, you're not haulin ass.

3/27/2018 5:58 AM

2015 - Like it a lot. It's dedicated to hauling dirt bikes and camping. 3500 - 6 Cylinder I've installed propane frig and heat. Lights, 110 Low Voltage, micro, storage, fold down beds/couchs on both sides.....


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3/27/2018 8:16 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/27/2018 8:20 AM

friday10 wrote:

I've got a 2017, mid length with the high roof, Great van for moto and work!

Xeno wrote:

You have the gasoline V6? How is it driving up a grade like Tejon Pass or Cajon Pass?

I can give you my opinion on that. These engines like to rev so it's a little weird when they down shift and start pulling like a freight train at 5k rpm. 280hp is plenty of power even with four bikes and gear, way faster than a sprinter but they rev lots higher on big big hills. They are not very heavy vans.
Sprinter v6 diesel 0-60 12.4 sec
Promaster v6 gas 0-60 8.6 sec

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3/27/2018 8:52 AM

Tim507 wrote:

2015 - Like it a lot. It's dedicated to hauling dirt bikes and camping. 3500 - 6 Cylinder I've installed propane frig and ...more

What is the consensus on sleeping in your van with your bike? EFI bikes and no gas cans in the van OK? I see guys put up a separation wall, which I can see work for some people, however when I get a van I would need it for work also and that would take up valuable space

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3/27/2018 9:10 AM

ob wrote:

I can give you my opinion on that. These engines like to rev so it's a little weird when they down shift and start pulling ...more

Thanks ob- that's exactly the type of feedback I'm looking for.

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3/27/2018 9:46 AM

When I have 2 bikes in the van there is no sleeping. With 1 bike I can pull over and catch a few zzzz's when needed. I just open the top vents and a side window for ventilation.

I have not had a problem with gas smells, however I have a hitch carrier that carries 2 gas cans and I have used that occasionally when I'm loaded to the hilt.....

I'm getting 17.6 MPG average......

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Germany 1975 250 CZ Centerport, laydown shocks, mikuni with reed valve, Marzocchi forks with me as the motopilot

3/27/2018 9:47 AM

Sweet rig but whats the price? Are they around 30k ?

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3/27/2018 10:47 AM

motosmith wrote:

Sweet rig but whats the price? Are they around 30k ?

I paid 31K for a 2015 3500 long van - Sat, hard floor, no windows, Connect System, cloth seats....

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Germany 1975 250 CZ Centerport, laydown shocks, mikuni with reed valve, Marzocchi forks with me as the motopilot

3/27/2018 10:50 AM

motosmith wrote:

Sweet rig but whats the price? Are they around 30k ?

Tim507 wrote:

I paid 31K for a 2015 3500 long van - Sat, hard floor, no windows, Connect System, cloth seats....

Damn that's a lot of cheddar.

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3/27/2018 10:59 AM

Sleeping inside is no problem. Plug your vent hose and cover your gas can. I don’t do either and have no issues.

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3/27/2018 5:37 PM

friday10 wrote:

I've got a 2017, mid length with the high roof, Great van for moto and work!

Xeno wrote:

You have the gasoline V6? How is it driving up a grade like Tejon Pass or Cajon Pass?

Yep, V6 gas w/ 6 speed trans. no problem with 2 bikes, gear and all my work tools.

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