If you’re thinking of buying a new off-roading truck, the 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon deserves a spot on your shortlist. Among its many awesome features is a standard electric Warn winch. During a test drive session in Canada, the MotorTrend team had an opportunity to test out the winch. Here’s how their test went, with steps of operation and their evaluation of its performance.
The standard winch is able to pull up to 12,000 pounds, so you’ll definitely be able to help your buddies out if they get stuck. It’s mounted behind the front bumper and easy to use. You can use it to pull a vehicle that’s stuck or flipped over, and it can also pull your Ram Power Wagon forward if it has some trouble. Before you fire up the winch, make sure that your anchor point is solid and secure. A weak anchor point can lead to injuries and cause damage to your truck, leaving you in a worse position than when you were just stuck. The 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon comes with a recovery kit along with the winch, which includes the straps and shackle to secure your anchor point.
Once your anchor is set up, it’s time to connect the controller and unwind enough cable to hook the winch to the shackle. The plug for the controller is easy to find and access on the Power Wagon. The controller itself is easy to use, too. It has a simple switch to determine which direction the line will go. You’ll want to put the 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon in neutral while the winch is operating, and the driver should be in the truck to control the brakes. The Warn winch has 90 feet of cable, and overall makes for a very helpful tool if you find yourself in a spot of trouble. During one MotorTrend test with the winch, the team put a flipped Toyota 4Runner back on four wheels in less than five minutes!
The 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon is built to power through any off-roading challenge, so it has all kinds of standard features to help you dominate the trails. Details like the easy-to-clean hard plastic floor and the 14.3 inches of ground clearance make this a fantastic truck to take off the roads. It also has more unique features for off-roading like the 2-inch suspension lift system and electronically disconnecting front stabilizer bar. The standard crew cab configuration means you can bring family or friends along for the fun, too!
2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon For Sale in Forest Lake, MN
If you’re looking for a capable pickup that can perform double-duty as your off-roader, the 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon is an all-around winner. Stop by and check one out here in Forest Lake, MN! If you have more questions about the Power Wagon’s features and capabilities, chat with a member of our sales team. They’re super friendly and knowledgeable, and they can help you find the perfect truck. All of our new vehicles also come with a Lifetime Powertrain Warranty! This warranty lasts as long as you own the truck, and it’ll help keep your Power Wagon ready for your next adventure. Check out our inventory online, or come see us in person. We’re located near Coon Rapids, Roseville, and White Bear Lake, so stop by and see us soon!
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