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Old 04-30-2013, 11:28 AM   #1
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TV payload

Hey, quick question and maybe a dumb one

Payload sticker says on my truck is 1655 , is the driver and full tank of gas before that or does it have to be part of that 1655 ?

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Old 04-30-2013, 03:33 PM   #2
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There are different ratings. Gross axle weight rating, gross vehicle weight rating, and so on. Which rating do you mean?

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Old 04-30-2013, 04:49 PM   #3
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The payload sticker is an estimated amount of the max additional payload you can haul if nothing is in the truck but a skinny driver. But nobody tows with an empty truck, so the manufacturer's payload number is not very useful.

To determine your actual unused payload available for hitch weight, load the truck with everything that will be in it when towing, go to a truck scale and fill up with gas, then weigh the wet and loaded truck with you and your passengers in it. Subtract the weight of the wet and loaded truck from the GVWR of the truck. That's your actual net payload number you can rely on.
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:52 PM   #4
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Yea I will get it weighed, I am just trying not to be overloaded when pulling TT. I am new to all this. Funny I have owned trucks for the last 18 years but never towed anything . I have hauled things in the bed but never loaded it real heavy
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Or do what I did and get a dually with 4950 pounds of actual payload. I'll be hard pressed to ever exceed that.
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