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Bed weight capacity with air bags

I have a need to carry about 6000 lbs in the bed of my truck. Through searches I've found that my bed should be able to hold about 4000 lbs. (At least thats how I interpreted the info). I have air bags over the rear axle that are rated at 5000 lbs. Can someone tell me if this is enough to allow me to haul 6000 lbs in the bed? Do I need to be concerned about which axle I have?

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Air bags do not change your payload capacity. All they do is keep your truck from sagging while you do it. If you're over your axle rating, there's nothing you can do to help it except haul less stuff.

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I got air bags and they help ALOT!....... BUT..... it is a very good Idea to get better shocks for the heaver tows. My suspension system es great there are not falts but the ride would be alot better with aftermarket shocks for towing heavy
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What exactly are you trying to haul?...

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I've hauled 4500 in the bed of my 250 - but 6000 is a lot! Can you do two trips maybe? Or find a trailer you can borrow somewhere?
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6000 is dang close to the max on load e tires.

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what is 6000lbs and will even fit in the bed?? i would do 2 loads or get a trailer

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I say do it, only one way to find out
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I say do it, only one way to find out
That way you can find out when your axle snaps in half, your out of control truck kills some people, and you go up for criminal manslaughter. Good plan.

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i think 6000 is to much for a non dually. ive had 5000ish of sand in my bed and that was the max i would ever put in it. i was only going a mile from the house, i would not have gone any father then that.

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