Ram 1500/2500/3500 Owners & Service Manuals

Ram 1500/2500/3500: Pickup Box

The pickup box has many features designed for utility and convenience.

Pickup Box
Pick Up Box Features

  1. Upper Load Floor Indents
  2. Bulk Head Dividers
  3. Cleats

NOTE: If you are installing a Toolbox, Ladder Rack or Headache Rack at the front of the Pickup Box, you must use Mopar Box Reinforcement Brackets that are available from your authorized dealer.

You can carry wide building materials (sheets of plywood, etc.) by building a raised load floor. Place lumber across the box in the indentations provided above the wheel housings and in the bulkhead dividers to form the floor.


  • The pickup box is intended for load carrying purposes only, not for passengers, who should sit in seats and use seat belts.
  • Care should always be exercised when operating a vehicle with unrestrained cargo. Vehicle speeds may need to be reduced. Severe turns or rough roads may cause shifting or bouncing of the cargo that may result in vehicle damage. If wide building materials are to be frequently carried, the installation of a support is recommended. This will restrain the cargo and transfer the load to the pickup box floor.
  • If you wish to carry more than 600 lbs (272 kg) of material suspended above the wheelhouse, supports must be installed to transfer the weight of the load to the pickup box floor or vehicle damage may result. The use of proper supports will permit loading up to the rated payload.
  • Unrestrained cargo may be thrown forward in an accident causing serious or fatal injury.

There are stampings in the sheet metal on the inner side bulkheads of the box in front of and behind both wheel housings. Place wooden boards across the box from side to side to create separate load compartments in the pickup box.

There are four tie-down cleats bolted to the lower sides of the pickup box that can sustain loads up to 1000 lbs (450 kg) total.

Cargo Camera - If Equipped

Your vehicle may be equipped with the Cargo Camera that allows you to see a image of the inside of the pickup box. The image will be displayed in the Uconnect screen.

A display timer is initiated when the cargo camera image is displayed. The image will continue to be displayed until the display timer exceeds 10 seconds and the vehicle speed is above 8 mph (13 km/h) or the image is deactivated by touching the Uconnect display.

NOTE: If the vehicle speed remains below 8 mph (13 km/h), the cargo camera image will be displayed continuously until deactivated by touching the Uconnect display.

The Cargo Camera is located in the bottom center area of the center high-mounted stoplamp (CHMSL).

NOTE: If snow, ice, mud, or any foreign substance builds up on the camera lens, clean the lens, rinse with water, and dry with a soft cloth. Do not cover the lens.

Turning Cargo Camera On Or Off - With Uconnect 8.4A/8.4AN

1. Press the "Controls" soft-key located on the bottom of the Uconnect display.

2. Press the "Cargo Camera" soft-key to turn the Cargo Camera system ON.

Pickup Box
Cargo Camera Soft-Key

NOTE: The Cargo Camera image may be deactivated by touching the Uconnect display. The previous selected screen will appear.


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     Locking And Unlocking RamBox

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     Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission - If Equipped

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     Maintenance Procedures

    The pages that follow contain the required maintenance services determined by the engineers who designed your vehicle. Besides those maintenance items specified in the fixed "Maintenance Schedule", there are other components which may require servicing or replacement in the future. CAUTION! Failu

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