Originally Posted by Ustabslim
That would be under the 10 year no rust thru warranty. I assure you the truck was wrecked at some point and an after market fender used to repair.
I see this generation RAM all over the place with this same rust out pattern. It's a design flaw and a common well known problem. All vehicles have them.
And don't count on that warranty. My neighbor's RAM was not covered. It was not wrecked, nothing aftermarket was used. He eventually got a new bed, but I don't know who paid for it. Shortly after that he got rid of it. They didn't need a PU anymore (they sold their TT) so they bought a Nissan instead. Mind you this guy has Mopar in his blood. He's in a Mopar club and owns a beautiful '69 Super Bee (you should see our street when the club comes over for a party!) and they have a Jeep Cherokee. So I was very surprised to see them jump brands.
All that said I can't imagine that RAM would not have fixed this in newer models. Quite honestly, I wouldn't hesitate to buy any brand of truck. For me it all boils down to what the features are and if we like driving it.