You can’t believe everything you see on TV, and you especially can’t believe everything you see on “reality TV,” says former Ice Road Truckers driver Dave Redmon.
Redmon began his three-season stint with Original Productions and the History Channel for season one of IRT: Deadliest Roads. Shortly after completing season one, Redmon then signed on for another season of Deadliest Roads. After filming Deadliest Roads, Redmon was signed onto season 5 of Ice Road Truckers.
What started out as an exciting opportunity soon turned into a nightmare for Redmon. Redmon says he was portrayed as a cranky, unhappy man.
The show labeled Redmon as the “Alabama Slammer.” Redmon soon become one of the most hated reality TV show characters, but there’s more to the story. Redmon is not the villain the show portrayed him to be.
Redmon recently volunteered both his time and skills to the city of Riverside, Alabama’s fire department.
Redmon refurbished the city’s 2001 Dodge pickup. He did the paint, lights and sirens.
In doing so, Redmon saved the city an estimated $100,000 to $130,000.
“The running boards, the front bumper and the box are like from a 1991 model,” Redmon said. “This is all Ford stuff. However, we modified everything to fit the Dodge.”
It only took 4 months and $5,000 to restore the old pickup.