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Oops, the 2021 Ram TRX Got Stuck in Mud Twice

Say what? The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX got stuck in the mud? How did this happen? It’s named for the T-Rex! A dinosaur of that size dominates the landscape. Alright, we will tone down the Jurrasic drama and see what happened to this Ram 1500 TRX. 

How did the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX get stuck? 

According to The Truth About Cars, the driver of the 2021 Ram TRX who got stuck in the mud made a huge mistake. He went off-roading alone and unprepared. He didn’t have a winch, shovel, or even ant water or food when he sunk into the mud. 

The driver went to a state forest in Ohio instead of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands out west, where the sandy soil and rocks to crawl over are abundant. I’ve heard from a Jeeper that the mud in Ohio is too soft for heavy vehicles like the Hummer. 

The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX stuck in mud
2021 Ram 1500 TRX | The Truth About Cars

The Ram TRX does weigh 6,396 lbs, and the Hummer H1 weighs between 7,847 to 8117 lbs. The Jeep Wrangler weighs between 3,948 to 5,104 lbs, so maybe the Jeeper was on to something. 

However, the Ram TRX was driving through melting snow and mud. The snow that was three to six inches deep was melting into the mud beneath it, creating a slippery pit that failed to offer traction. Also, the driver wasn’t in a public area. He was told that a warden might fine him for being there. It’s hard to say if this was a driver’s mistake or the truck’s fault. 

Wait, they got another Ram TRX stuck? 

Two weeks ago, another driver from The Truth About Cars got a 2021 Ram 1500 TRX model stuck. He was a little better equipped for emergencies by having a passenger to help. But the story is oddly similar to the first one. 

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The driver got stuck in snow and mud. He slipped down into a snowy, mud-filled bank and had to be towed out. The driver mentioned that his Ford Raptor also got stuck on this trail, but his Jeep Wrangler handled it just fine. But we aren’t sure about the weather conditions during those previous off-roading adventures. 

Perhaps the issue came from the tires. The driver wondered if the 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler all-terrain tires were built for pavement comfort instead of off-roading capability. He mentioned that aftermarket off-roading tires might be better. 

At least the 2021 Ram TRX is comfortable 

Both drivers shared that while getting stuck and waiting to be rescued, the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX kept them very comfortable. That’s good since this beast starts at around $69,995. It’d be a shame if it didn’t include creature comforts. 

The Ram TRX has a pretty smooth ride over bumps and corners well. It’s pretty loud, but the roar is pleasing. Also, the 12-inch touchscreen and rearview monitor provide excellent views of your surroundings. You can see what you’re stuck in! 

lime-green Ram TRX getting pulled off the trail after a break down
YouTuber Blows transmission line on 2021 Ram TRX | Ben Hardy

You can press the roadside assistance button to save your rear if you get stuck in an area without cellphone service. The seats are pretty comfortable, and the cabin stays warm during cold winter days too. 

With the Level 2 Equipment Group for $7,290, you get leather-trimmed bucket seats that are heated and ventilated, heated second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, a full-length console, memory seat, power-adjustable pedals, trailer brake control, blind-spot monitoring, remote start, and tons more. It may be worth it if you will spend a lot of time in this truck on the pavement, jumping desert dunes, or getting stuck.