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What was once filed in 2014, now is approved. No word so far on how soon we could see it come to market.



Ram is looking for new ways to differentiate its pickup from the competition.

Joining the RamBox as possible options for consumers, the American automaker has been awarded a patent for a set of ramps that appear to slide into the bed and tailgate for stowage. Detailed extensively in the patent application that was filed in 2014 and recently approved, the system consists of an adjustable loading ramp system and a locking mechanism for when the ramps aren’t being used in the bed.

The inventors of this ramp setup were Deyan Ninov, Joseph Dehner and Gregory Howell, all Michigan residents and the patent was granted on June 30. The patent doesn’t guarantee that Ram will put the ramps into production as a business case would still have to be made for the product. It would add a viable option for Ram owners to help load and unload their bed, especially in a market that has become increasingly competitive over the recent years.
 

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It doesn't seem like that crazy of an idea. Seems like something that could definitely be a feature on a production truck. The Rebel would actually be a great candidate to see it first.
 

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reading the original patent it seems the ramps are supposed to be a part of the bed floor. like they will be stowed in recessed channels.
 

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reading the original patent it seems the ramps are supposed to be a part of the bed floor. like they will be stowed in recessed channels.
They just slide out from the floor right? They must be stored under the floor, as opposed to being part of the floor because then you wouldn't be able to stow them again once you load whatever you put in the bed.

I am most curious how they work with the tailgate. They must bend or fold or something like that.
 

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They just slide out from the floor right? They must be stored under the floor, as opposed to being part of the floor because then you wouldn't be able to stow them again once you load whatever you put in the bed.

I am most curious how they work with the tailgate. They must bend or fold or something like that.
thats exactly it. They dont go under the floor, they're part of the floor. so yea they wouldn't go back under whatever you used them to load. But on the flip side, if you load an ATV with them, what good do they do under the ATV? Just chuck em in the bed, oh well...

depending on the option cost you may even want to go aftermarket..
 
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