Ram introduced a Heavy Duty Tradesman edition, it still has enough chrome for me. And I finally got to see the Ram multifunctional tailgate (barn door). The tailgate splits off center and swings open sideways as wells as down like a normal tailgate. And a step slides out from under the bumper in the middle of the barn door tailgate. With the tailgate swinging open and out of the way, you can reach farther in the bed floor. Only on the Ram 1500 now, when it’s available on the Heavy duty, it should make hooking up gooseneck trailer safety chains easier as well had latching the gooseneck coupler.
Nissan Titan announced a new factory lift kit and bumpers from Rocky Ridge accessories. Installed at Nissan dealers, it can be financed through Nissan Credit and will be covered by Nissan’s 5 year or 100,000 bumper to bumper limited warranty. International trucks displayed the new CV truck for 2020 available now. CV is the clone to the new Silverado 4500 and 5500. Both truck brands are manufactured by International using Duramax diesels (CV is called International diesel) and Allison 6-speed T1000 and T2000 automatic transmission. The cabs are the same with different grills. Cab is the last generation Silverado pickup as is the interior. International frame, brakes and sourced axles.
Lots of electric powered RV chassis at the show. Schlagel introduced a rear bumper hoist that folds up from the bumper with an electric cylinder, swivels 360 degrees. Snow removal equipment, cranes and truck beds being the most popular accessories at the show. EZ-Connector trailer harness was there, their magnetic plug ends are great for trailers but even more popular for the connection on snow plows and salt spreaders. Glad for the free food in the press room from Ford. Meet journalist that speak truck from other countries. I was at home with truck folks that don’t wear ties.