2020 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Build

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Thanks! There are some pictures above of the bins on the side and here are some of what the inside looks like. I will get some better shots or a video if you'd like. Ultimately they aren't to deep to be obnoxious and you can still see out the back window.

A couple of additions I didn't update this thread on but you can see the table in the top of the Smart cap it is very nice thing to have and out of the way for such a big table. Also my favorite part by far is the fact that the whole thing is metal so I can use a ton of magnets to get stuff up and out of the way but still accessible. Those MaxTrax are mounted with magnets! No drilling and allows me to be totally modular.


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Wow that's very cool. I like that. Something to consider for next time.
 
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Love the build. I am considering the RSI cap for my 2019 Power Wagon. Can you describe or post a picture of the angle of the cap from the bedrail up as compared to the angle of the cab? The way the front of the RSI cap angles in right before the cab creates an optical illusion or something. I just want to know how closely it follows the lines of the cab. Very much appreciate your posts, as this is generally what I am planning to do as well.
 

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Thanks for the kind words! I tried to take it from many angles to give you a better look. I too was skeptical of the lines right at the cab of the truck from pictures but it looks way more pronounced in the pictures than it does in real life. Once I saw it in person I was sold so I recommend you do the same if you can if you have doubts.

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Trucks a little dirty... and not the good kind of dirty... the lazy kind :) Hope that helps
 
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Also why I am at it I figured I would show you the GMRS install. I've seen some other builds where people struggle with where to put the radio in these due to the lack of flat dash space or places to mount it. I wasn't happy really with anything that I saw and most just shoved it up in the cubby hole underneath the stereo. Well In keeping with my modular approach I didn't really want the radio exposed all the time since I really only use it when on trips with friends. So I had a Midland MXT275 which has a handy feature to have the handset work as the speaker in addition to the base, all the controls are on the handset. So I found that super helpful and was able to tuck the base unit in the storage under the middle seat. Didn't have to drill anything and it gives it a nice clean look when not in use and functional when in use.

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Thanks for the great pics! It looks like it matches up with the angle of the cab pretty well - maybe slightly more angled in, but very close. It also doesn't look much taller than the cab. Really helpful!
 

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Thanks for the great pics! It looks like it matches up with the angle of the cab pretty well - maybe slightly more angled in, but very close. It also doesn't look much taller than the cab. Really helpful!
glad it helps yeah it’s maybe a half inch taller than the cab at their peaks.
 

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Ok it's been a bit but I wanted to update with a few things:

  1. Air Bags - I got the Airlift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus (who that's a mouthful) installed before hauling the trailer and a ton of gear back to Colorado for a few weeks and man does that make a difference on the road. Prior the the air bags being on there the truck would literally rock back and forth like a boat at weight capacity going anything over 65. It scared the crap out of my family and now it's perfect. Just pump the bags up and it rides extremely comfortably with all that weight. I did get the daystar cradles and took it to do some light off roading and with the air out of the bags I couldn't tell the difference in articulation or ride from before so I think it's going to be a win/win
  2. Thuren track bar - I got this installed to help with the above too so I think the combo of these two really increases the road manners but at least to me seems to have a negligible effect off road so I highly recommend both if you're going to be hauling some stuff, which most of us overland types do.
  3. Icky Concepts Panel (pictured below) - I think he may have got his start on this forum or not but have been following his progress getting his company off the ground and super supportive of him trying to make more full size goodies. Installed the panel on the front of the bed and love how it holds all of my larger recovery stuff that I don't access a ton. Great product American made what more can I say.
  4. Mountain Hatch - I just like a flat work surface. I don't know about it being food grade and all of that cause my tailgate is pretty dirty to eat off of but I do like using it for a work bench both at home and away from home and a flat surface is much better for that. So far pretty happy with it.

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