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Old 11-07-2013, 04:38 PM
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This may seem an odd subject to ask about, but once with my old Silverado, a short heavy and disabled person used the overhead grab handle to help pull herself up into my truck, and actually caused the mounting screws to loosen and bend. So now with my Ram, I'm always a little nervous when any passenger pulls themselve up and into the seat using the handle. They are obviously bolted on and not an integral or welded body component. So my question is, has anyone ever experienced their grab handle/bar becoming loose over time?
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I am about 220lbs and use mine regularly. No bending or distortion.

Anything can and will eventually fail, but if it is being used as an aid and not bearing a persons full weight it should last along time.
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I am 260lbs and at one was up near 280 with my truck. And when I was 295lbs (bulked for university football linemen position), my truck was one of our work trucks.. Never had an issue with it, our 04 2500 hemi. I use mine all the time getting in and usually getting out and use it to help pull me up when i have to stand on my floor to do something on the roof and top of window. Been sturdy as hell.
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The handles in these trucks seem to be more sturdy than the ones I have used in other trucks/SUVs. I'm about 200 lbs. (some of it beer belly) and I use mine all the time with no detectible flexing.
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I had the same A pillar grab handles in my Jeep Commander as I do in the Ram. That was lifted and I regularly used it to pull my butt into the truck. Had that for 3+ years and didn't have a single issue. I'd expect the Ram to be the same.
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The handles in these trucks seem to be more sturdy than the ones I have used in other trucks/SUVs. I'm about 200 lbs. (some of it beer belly) and I use mine all the time with no detectible flexing.

I am 230 lb dry and most of it muscle, and they never move, as Paul said, no flexing at all and I use them.
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I am the same as Asur, only all muscle. Have been using them for 5 years now and no problems except just getting a little dirty from time to time from use.

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They are pretty solid. I have jumped up, grabbed the handle, and swung into the truck sideways with my feet in the air and the only movement was in the truck's suspension. I weigh 165lbs. If you look at how they are mounted, they are super solid, much more so than Chevy's.
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I trust them. My trucks lifted 9" without any step bars and every single passenger puts all there weight on them and I never had a problem.
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Thanks guys, looks like I've been worrying for nothing. Rams are sturdy all the way !
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