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 1998 Ram Ram BR1500 4dr Quad Cab 155" WB 4WD

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MSRP: $23,480
Invoice: $20,518

Gas Mileage:
CTY: N/A    HWY: N/A    CMB: N/A
Engine/Fuel: Gas V8 /5.2L/318
Transmission: Manual w/OD
Door/Body Style: /Quad Cab 8'
Drive Type:

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  • General
  • MSRP: $23,480
  • Invoice Price: $20,518
  • Destination Charge: $0
  • Warranty
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Engine & Emissions

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  • Engines & Emissions
  • 5.2L (318) MPI V8 "MAGNUM" engine
  • Exhaust emission control system
  • Stainless steel exhaust system
  • Engine
  • Type of Engine: Gas V8
  • Displacement (CC): 5.2L/318
  • Fuel System: MPI
  • Horsepower @ RPM: 230 @ - TBD -
  • Torque @ RPM: 300 @ 3200
  • Turbo: Hypoid

Dimensions

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  • Exterior Dimensions
  • Overall Width (in): 74.5
  • Wheelbase (in): 154.7
  • Curb weight (lbs): 2905
  • Interior Dimensions
  • Seating capacity - Standard: 6
  • Headroom front (in): 40.2
  • Hip room front (in): 65.6
  • Leg room front (in): 41.0
  • Shoulder room front (in): 66.0

Features

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  • Exterior
    • Aerodynamic halogen headlamps
  • Instrumentation
    • Electronic AM/FM stereo radio w/cassette-inc: digital clock, (4) speakers
    • Instrument cluster-inc: 120/125 MPH primary speedometer
    • Voltmeter, trip odometer, oil pressure/engine temp gauges (1997)
  • Wheels & Tires
    • (5) 16" x 7" steel wheels
    • Conventional spare tire w/winch spare tire carrier
    • Four wheel drive
    • P245/75R16 all-season BSW SBR tires
  • Windows, Mirrors & Wipers
    • Day/night rearview mirror
    • Dual black manual 6" X 9" exterior mirrors
    • Dual color-keyed vinyl sun visors w/center supports (1997)
    • Tinted glass windows
    • Variable speed intermittent windshield wipers

Safety Features

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  • Safety Features
  • Color-keyed unibelt restraint system w/front/rear center lap belts, rear shoulder harness (1997)
  • Driver/front passenger "Next Generation" air bags w/passenger on/off switch
  • Dual note electric horn
  • Fasten seat belts/key-in-ignition/headlamps-on warning buzzer (1997)
  • Passenger assist handle
  • Removable tailgate w/caliper latches, color-keyed "Dodge" decal
  • Shoulder belt height adjusters
  • Side-guard door beams
  • Braking & Traction
  • Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes
  • Rear-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • Rear-wheel anti-lock brakes

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    Recalls for 1998 Ram

    1998 HOLIDAY RAMBLER ALUMA LITE
    NHTSA Campaign ID:SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS:LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY
    Manufacturer:HOLIDAY RAMBLER CORP.
    Manufacture Dates:06/01/1997 - 09/10/1997
    Potential Units Affected:27

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRAVEL TRAILERS. THE SPRINGS USED ON THE TWO AXLES ARE UNDER RATED.

    Consequence:

    THE CURRENT SPRINGS WERE NOT RATED PROPERLY TO ALLOW A SUFFICIENT GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING (GAWR).

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CURRENT SPRINGS WITH SPRINGS THAT WILL ALLOW THE AXLES TO BE RATED AT 5,200 LBS. EACH. ALSO A NEW FEDERAL CERTIFICATION LABEL AND METAL IDENTIFICATION PLATE WILL BE INSTALLED TO REFLECT THE INCREASED GAWR.
    1998 HOLIDAY RAMBLER ALUMA LITE LIMITED
    NHTSA Campaign ID:EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
    Manufacturer:MONACO COACH CORP.
    Manufacture Dates: -
    Potential Units Affected:

    Defect Description:

    ON CERTAIN MOTORHOMES, FIFTH WHEELS AND TRAVEL TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH NORCOLD REFRIGERATOR COOLING UNITS MODEL NUMBERS 1200LR AND 1200RIM, THESE REFRIGERATORS CAN EXPERIENCE LOW CYCLE FATIGUE FAILURE WHICH CAN LEAD TO THE LIQUID SOLUTION SLOWLY LEAKING FROM THE SEALED, PRESSURIZED COOLING UNIT THROUGH A SMALL CRACK.

    Consequence:

    IF A LEAK OCCURS AND THE UNIT IS CONTINUALLY OPERATED, HYDROGEN GAS MAY BE EXPELLED AND CAN BE IGNITED, RESULTING IN A FIRE, POSSIBLY CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

    Action:

    NORCOLD WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND PROVIDE A REPLACEMENT COOLING UNIT FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT NORCOLD SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-667-3005 OR MONACO AT 574-862-7211.
    1998 HOLIDAY RAMBLER ALUMASCAPE
    NHTSA Campaign ID:EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
    Manufacturer:MONACO COACH CORP.
    Manufacture Dates: -
    Potential Units Affected:

    Defect Description:

    ON CERTAIN MOTORHOMES, FIFTH WHEELS AND TRAVEL TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH NORCOLD REFRIGERATOR COOLING UNITS MODEL NUMBERS 1200LR AND 1200RIM, THESE REFRIGERATORS CAN EXPERIENCE LOW CYCLE FATIGUE FAILURE WHICH CAN LEAD TO THE LIQUID SOLUTION SLOWLY LEAKING FROM THE SEALED, PRESSURIZED COOLING UNIT THROUGH A SMALL CRACK.

    Consequence:

    IF A LEAK OCCURS AND THE UNIT IS CONTINUALLY OPERATED, HYDROGEN GAS MAY BE EXPELLED AND CAN BE IGNITED, RESULTING IN A FIRE, POSSIBLY CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

    Action:

    NORCOLD WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND PROVIDE A REPLACEMENT COOLING UNIT FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT NORCOLD SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-667-3005 OR MONACO AT 574-862-7211.
    1998 HOLIDAY RAMBLER ALUMASCAPE DELUXE
    NHTSA Campaign ID:EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
    Manufacturer:MONACO COACH CORP.
    Manufacture Dates: -
    Potential Units Affected:

    Defect Description:

    ON CERTAIN MOTORHOMES, FIFTH WHEELS AND TRAVEL TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH NORCOLD REFRIGERATOR COOLING UNITS MODEL NUMBERS 1200LR AND 1200RIM, THESE REFRIGERATORS CAN EXPERIENCE LOW CYCLE FATIGUE FAILURE WHICH CAN LEAD TO THE LIQUID SOLUTION SLOWLY LEAKING FROM THE SEALED, PRESSURIZED COOLING UNIT THROUGH A SMALL CRACK.

    Consequence:

    IF A LEAK OCCURS AND THE UNIT IS CONTINUALLY OPERATED, HYDROGEN GAS MAY BE EXPELLED AND CAN BE IGNITED, RESULTING IN A FIRE, POSSIBLY CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

    Action:

    NORCOLD WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND PROVIDE A REPLACEMENT COOLING UNIT FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT NORCOLD SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-667-3005 OR MONACO AT 574-862-7211.
    1998 HOLIDAY RAMBLER ALUMASCAPE DLX
    NHTSA Campaign ID:EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
    Manufacturer:MONACO COACH CORPORATION
    Manufacture Dates:11/17/1997 - 07/15/2002
    Potential Units Affected:8587

    Defect Description:

    MONACO IS RECALLING CERTAIN MOTOR HOMES EQUIPPED WITH NORCOLD REFRIGERATORS. A FATIGUE FAILURE IN THE SECTION OF THE COOLING UNIT WHICH CONTAINS THE REFRIGERANT COULD ALLOW THE LIQUID SOLUTION TO SLOWLY LEAK.

    Consequence:

    EXTENDED OPERATION OF A LEAKING COOLING UNIT COULD LEAD TO A FIRE FROM GAS WHICH MIGHT ESCAPE.

    Action:

    MONACO IS WORKING WITH NORCOLD TO REPAIR THESE REFRIGERATORS. NORCOLD WILL PROVIDE THERMAL SWITCH KITS TO OWNERS ALONG WITH THE NECESSARY FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 29, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NORCOLD AT 1-800-767-9101 OR MONACO AT 1-800-685-6545.
    1998 HOLIDAY RAMBLER ENDEAVOR
    NHTSA Campaign ID:FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
    Manufacturer:HOLIDAY RAMBLER CORP.
    Manufacture Dates:02/26/1997 - 07/11/1997
    Potential Units Affected:47

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: DIESEL MOTOR HOMES BUILT ON A FREIGHTLINER CHASSIS. THE FUEL RELAY WAS POSITIONED TOO CLOSE TO THE ENGINE. EXCESSIVE HEAT FROM THE ENGINE CAN CAUSE PREMATURE FAILURE OF THE FUEL RELAY.

    Consequence:

    IF THE FUEL RELAY FAILS, ENGINE STALLING CAN OCCUR INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL RELOCATE THE FUEL RELAY TO THE FRAME STRUT OF THE FIREWALL.
    1998 HOLIDAY RAMBLER ENDEAVOR
    NHTSA Campaign ID:EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
    Manufacturer:MONACO COACH CORP.
    Manufacture Dates: -
    Potential Units Affected:

    Defect Description:

    ON CERTAIN MOTORHOMES, FIFTH WHEELS AND TRAVEL TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH NORCOLD REFRIGERATOR COOLING UNITS MODEL NUMBERS 1200LR AND 1200RIM, THESE REFRIGERATORS CAN EXPERIENCE LOW CYCLE FATIGUE FAILURE WHICH CAN LEAD TO THE LIQUID SOLUTION SLOWLY LEAKING FROM THE SEALED, PRESSURIZED COOLING UNIT THROUGH A SMALL CRACK.

    Consequence:

    IF A LEAK OCCURS AND THE UNIT IS CONTINUALLY OPERATED, HYDROGEN GAS MAY BE EXPELLED AND CAN BE IGNITED, RESULTING IN A FIRE, POSSIBLY CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

    Action:

    NORCOLD WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND PROVIDE A REPLACEMENT COOLING UNIT FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT NORCOLD SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-667-3005 OR MONACO AT 574-862-7211.
    1998 HOLIDAY RAMBLER ENDEAVOR DIESEL
    NHTSA Campaign ID:EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
    Manufacturer:MONACO COACH CORPORATION
    Manufacture Dates:11/17/1997 - 07/15/2002
    Potential Units Affected:8587

    Defect Description:

    MONACO IS RECALLING CERTAIN MOTOR HOMES EQUIPPED WITH NORCOLD REFRIGERATORS. A FATIGUE FAILURE IN THE SECTION OF THE COOLING UNIT WHICH CONTAINS THE REFRIGERANT COULD ALLOW THE LIQUID SOLUTION TO SLOWLY LEAK.

    Consequence:

    EXTENDED OPERATION OF A LEAKING COOLING UNIT COULD LEAD TO A FIRE FROM GAS WHICH MIGHT ESCAPE.

    Action:

    MONACO IS WORKING WITH NORCOLD TO REPAIR THESE REFRIGERATORS. NORCOLD WILL PROVIDE THERMAL SWITCH KITS TO OWNERS ALONG WITH THE NECESSARY FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 29, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NORCOLD AT 1-800-767-9101 OR MONACO AT 1-800-685-6545.
    1998 HOLIDAY RAMBLER IMPERIAL
    NHTSA Campaign ID:FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING
    Manufacturer:MONACO COACH CORP.
    Manufacture Dates:04/26/1997 - 06/15/1998
    Potential Units Affected:398

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTOR HOMES BUILT ON A ROADMASTER CHASSIS. INADEQUATE BRACING WAS USED TO SECURE THE FUEL TANK. THE BRACE COULD FAIL ALLOWING ONE END OF THE FUEL TANK TO LOOSEN FROM ITS POSITION AND HANG LOWER THAN THE OTHER END.

    Consequence:

    THE FUEL TANK COULD EVENTUALLY SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE AND DROP TO THE GROUND, INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY OR A VEHICLE CRASH.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL INSTALL AN ADDITIONAL BRACE UNDER THE FUEL TANK.
    1998 HOLIDAY RAMBLER IMPERIAL
    NHTSA Campaign ID:EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
    Manufacturer:MONACO COACH CORP.
    Manufacture Dates:06/01/1997 - 05/31/1999
    Potential Units Affected:125

    Defect Description:

    CERTAIN FIFTH WHEEL AND TRAVEL TRAILERS' FEDERAL CERTIFICATION LABELS ARE INCORRECT. THE TIRE INFLATION IS LISTED AS 60 PSI WHEN THE CORRECT SHOULD BE 80 PSI. IN ADDITION, THE AXLE WEIGHT RATING IS INCORRECT ON CERTAIN 1998 IMPERIAL TRAVEL TRAILERS. THE LABEL SHOWS 6000 LBS. WHEN THE CORRECT RATING SHOULD BE 5200 LBS.

    Consequence:

    THIS INCORRECT INFORMATION COULD LEAD TO UNDER/OVER INFLATED TIRES AND COULD CAUSE OR CONTRIBUTE TO PREMATURE TIRE FAILURE POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A SUDDEN BLOWOUT OR OTHER FAILURE WHICH COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE UNIT.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FEDERAL CERTIFICATION LABEL ON THE UNITS INVOLVED. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE LABEL WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT MONACO AT 1-877-466-6226.
    1998 HOLIDAY RAMBLER IMPERIAL
    NHTSA Campaign ID:EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
    Manufacturer:MONACO COACH CORP.
    Manufacture Dates: -
    Potential Units Affected:

    Defect Description:

    ON CERTAIN MOTORHOMES, FIFTH WHEELS AND TRAVEL TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH NORCOLD REFRIGERATOR COOLING UNITS MODEL NUMBERS 1200LR AND 1200RIM, THESE REFRIGERATORS CAN EXPERIENCE LOW CYCLE FATIGUE FAILURE WHICH CAN LEAD TO THE LIQUID SOLUTION SLOWLY LEAKING FROM THE SEALED, PRESSURIZED COOLING UNIT THROUGH A SMALL CRACK.

    Consequence:

    IF A LEAK OCCURS AND THE UNIT IS CONTINUALLY OPERATED, HYDROGEN GAS MAY BE EXPELLED AND CAN BE IGNITED, RESULTING IN A FIRE, POSSIBLY CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

    Action:

    NORCOLD WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND PROVIDE A REPLACEMENT COOLING UNIT FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT NORCOLD SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-667-3005 OR MONACO AT 574-862-7211.
    1998 HOLIDAY RAMBLER NAVIGATOR
    NHTSA Campaign ID:EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
    Manufacturer:MONACO COACH CORPORATION
    Manufacture Dates:11/17/1997 - 07/15/2002
    Potential Units Affected:8587

    Defect Description:

    MONACO IS RECALLING CERTAIN MOTOR HOMES EQUIPPED WITH NORCOLD REFRIGERATORS. A FATIGUE FAILURE IN THE SECTION OF THE COOLING UNIT WHICH CONTAINS THE REFRIGERANT COULD ALLOW THE LIQUID SOLUTION TO SLOWLY LEAK.

    Consequence:

    EXTENDED OPERATION OF A LEAKING COOLING UNIT COULD LEAD TO A FIRE FROM GAS WHICH MIGHT ESCAPE.

    Action:

    MONACO IS WORKING WITH NORCOLD TO REPAIR THESE REFRIGERATORS. NORCOLD WILL PROVIDE THERMAL SWITCH KITS TO OWNERS ALONG WITH THE NECESSARY FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 29, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NORCOLD AT 1-800-767-9101 OR MONACO AT 1-800-685-6545.
    1998 HOLIDAY RAMBLER VACATIONER
    NHTSA Campaign ID:EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
    Manufacturer:MONACO COACH CORP.
    Manufacture Dates: -
    Potential Units Affected:

    Defect Description:

    ON CERTAIN MOTORHOMES, FIFTH WHEELS AND TRAVEL TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH NORCOLD REFRIGERATOR COOLING UNITS MODEL NUMBERS 1200LR AND 1200RIM, THESE REFRIGERATORS CAN EXPERIENCE LOW CYCLE FATIGUE FAILURE WHICH CAN LEAD TO THE LIQUID SOLUTION SLOWLY LEAKING FROM THE SEALED, PRESSURIZED COOLING UNIT THROUGH A SMALL CRACK.

    Consequence:

    IF A LEAK OCCURS AND THE UNIT IS CONTINUALLY OPERATED, HYDROGEN GAS MAY BE EXPELLED AND CAN BE IGNITED, RESULTING IN A FIRE, POSSIBLY CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

    Action:

    NORCOLD WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND PROVIDE A REPLACEMENT COOLING UNIT FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT NORCOLD SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-667-3005 OR MONACO AT 574-862-7211.
    1998 HOLIDAY RAMBLER VACATIONER
    NHTSA Campaign ID:EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
    Manufacturer:MONACO COACH CORPORATION
    Manufacture Dates:11/17/1997 - 07/15/2002
    Potential Units Affected:8587

    Defect Description:

    MONACO IS RECALLING CERTAIN MOTOR HOMES EQUIPPED WITH NORCOLD REFRIGERATORS. A FATIGUE FAILURE IN THE SECTION OF THE COOLING UNIT WHICH CONTAINS THE REFRIGERANT COULD ALLOW THE LIQUID SOLUTION TO SLOWLY LEAK.

    Consequence:

    EXTENDED OPERATION OF A LEAKING COOLING UNIT COULD LEAD TO A FIRE FROM GAS WHICH MIGHT ESCAPE.

    Action:

    MONACO IS WORKING WITH NORCOLD TO REPAIR THESE REFRIGERATORS. NORCOLD WILL PROVIDE THERMAL SWITCH KITS TO OWNERS ALONG WITH THE NECESSARY FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 29, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NORCOLD AT 1-800-767-9101 OR MONACO AT 1-800-685-6545.

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