Ram Launches Retractable Center-Mounted Bed Step Option For Its Trucks
The multifunction tailgate is an innovative feature. Found on the Ram 1500, which revolutionized the way collection beds are used. While not really a trading feature, it does add value to Ram Trucks, providing an option for its buyers if they choose to maximize their beds. So much so that Ford and Chevy are also adding a similar multi-purpose tailgate feature to their half-ton trucks.
This time around, Ram is adding a new feature to go along with the multifunction tailgate. From its official aftermarket brand, Mopar, Ram introduces the center-mounted retractable bed step to the options list – a nifty feature for easier entry or exit on the truck bed.
“Mopar offers more than 600 quality factory tested and guaranteed parts and accessories across the Ram lineup,” said Mark Bosanac, Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Service Manager, FCA – North America. “Our Murphy bed step further enhances the convenience and utility of the industry’s leading cargo management and storage system.
The central bed step is specifically associated with the multi-function tailgate and bears part number 82216265AB. It is made from high strength aluminum with a black e-coat finish, designed to support up to 350 pounds (159 kilograms). The additional part can be obtained for $ 395.
It’s worth noting that Ram has a front step option, but that’s on the side, which makes it difficult to use with the multi-function tailgate. These running board options range from $ 304 to $ 365, depending on type and use.
All of these bed running board options are available as part of the vehicle or as a standalone purchase, which is pretty cool if you currently have a Ram truck that you want to add this option to. In addition, these options come with standard Mopar factory-guaranteed warranty coverage, which includes two years / unlimited miles from the date of purchase or until the remainder of the three-year / 36,000 warranty. miles from the vehicle.