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Old 05-22-2008, 09:49 AM
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Truck payload opinions

My in laws need gravel transported to there cabin to redo the driveway that washed out. I am wondering what I can fit in my bed safely as far as payload goes. The company I am getting it from sells 3/4 inch which is what I want. What is the maximum weight I should put in my bed and how much will fit. I have to drive about 250 miles to there cabin and I really dont want to haul my trailer if I dont have to.
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:54 AM
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I need some advice
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:41 AM
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Hello???
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Well, you can get about 2.5 yards in the bed before it starts falling over the rails. Weight wise though your probably looking at about 2000lbs before you are hitting the GVWR for your truck.

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is 2000lbs gonna drive alright though?
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is 2000lbs gonna drive alright though?
You should have no problem the 2k in the bed especially with your mods. I can get about a 1/3 cord of wood in mine and it just starts to sag the rear down enough so the auxiliary springs come into play and take up the load like it's designed too. A 1/3 cord weights about 1400lbs. I think the payload on your truck is around 2900lbs, but don't quote me on it, you're owners manual should have the capacities in it.

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Great thanks for the help!
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I have hauled 4000 lbs. of roofing in the bed of my Dodge over 50 miles of mountain roads and it drove fine, although the back was squatting a lot. So, you should be fine hauling at least 3000 lbs., but you're gonna get sucky mileage. And the cops might not like it if you're over the max payload.
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I went and they dumped some in and I told them to just do a ton. I went to the scales after they dumped it in my bed and I had freakin 3600 lbs of gravel haha. My truck was just about to use the helper springs. Whenever I hit a bump I know it hits them. It is definatley saggin. My GVW with it in the bed is 12,300 lbs. I am thinking about dumping a little bit to drop some of the weight. Can it damage my springs or anything with that much weight driving? I jackked it up by the hitch to take the load off the springs since I wont be leaving til saturday.
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has anyone hauled that much long distance in there bed?
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