> If I park it in an area that does not seem safe I attach a club to the steering wheel. This is old school but no one is going to hack it with a laptop.
Even the hardest steels might take a minute to get through. A hacksaw will also eat through it, although more slowly.
From what I've read, the hardened steel used in The Club takes a max of 15 seconds for a cordless angle grinder to take out.
No laptop required.
Then, your "old school" Dodge Ram likely requires simple manipulation of the switches on the column, which avoids the need to cut wires. The "ignition switch" key in many modern vehicles isn't a switch but operates levers which in turn manipulate the switches mounted lower on the steering column. This makes hotwiring easier as there is no guessing as to which wires turn on the pump and ECU, which turns on the starter relay, etc. - just break or remove the dashboard cover, pry up the levers the keyswitch drive, and play with the switch positions.
Having multi-factor authentication in the chain (chip in key, ICM, ECU/ECM all having the correct tokens, key code knowledge, etc.) is far better security. As this article points out it isn't perfect, but it a good deal better than your old school truck's shitty idea of security.