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It wasn’t until the mid ‘90s that Dodge became a true powerhouse in the full size truck arena. In 1994, Dodge released its second generation of the Ram, the 1500, which after some alterations still lives on today. After winning three times Best Truck of the Year, the Dodge Ram has become quite possibly the best full size truck on the market.
But what’s a truck if it can’t perform off-road? Since the beginning of its existence, the Ram has been well known for off-roading. But before you jump off the highway into a random mud pit, there are a few tips that you should be aware of.
One of the most common places to off-road is on various trails around the nation. There are numerous resources on the web to find a map of trails near you. If you’re a novice to off-roading, be sure to only attack trails that are at your skill level.
If you don’t mind a bit of travel, Northern California has some of the best 4x4 trails in the country. The favorite among off-road enthusiasts is the Rubicon Trail, quite possibly one of the toughest off-road trails, encompassing over 12 miles of intense travel that takes an average of two days to complete. If you don’t want to get any dings or scratches on your truck that could cause your auto insurance to go up, it might not be the place for you. But if you’re looking for two days of extreme off-roading, go take your chances at the Rubicon Trail.