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Old 07-21-2012, 09:10 AM
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5000 lbs in bed of truck?!

So here is my situation... I left my truck to be loaded with dirt and driven about 30 miles while I was at work last night. Well the person loading it is the kind of guy that pushes trucks to the limit his whole life and has always had luck so that just how he does it. So I come home to find what I guess to be about 4-5000 lbs of dirt in the back of my truck. (assuming it weighs 75 lbs per cubic foot) Front end up in the air, back end bottomed out as far as I can see, tires squatting like they were gonna explode. Never will I let somebody else load my truck without me being there. I know these trucks are tuff butt what damage did I do if any? Am I over reacting? My wife drove the load and watched my guages and nothing got out of safe range. She drove it back roads slow and steady. What should I look for damage wise? As soon as I got home i grabbed the shovel and got the load out of the truck cause it worried me so bad. Any help would be nice and also whats the most you guys have carried in your beds? I wanna hear about others stupidity so I know im not the only one.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:18 AM
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Well not sure on the 2000 but the superduties I have seen have a stop on the rear axle block to prevent anything drastic like this from over compressing the suspension

take a peak at yours
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I had a Ford that We used to overload so badly that when We went to sell it we pulled the plastic bead liner to discover the bed floor had sunk 3/4 of an inch around the solid mounts LOL
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:27 AM
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so maybe I am overreacting? just being a one time thing maybe I shouldn't lose sleep over it.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:31 AM
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I'd Be pissed also ,, and as long as the tires don't look stressed I would probably let it go as lesson learned
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Built ford tough, right? Lol
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I have had 3 1/2 tons in the back of my 3-50 dually before. I new it was there but boy it did just fine!!!!
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:39 AM
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2 yards of sand just fine, Scared some guy in a ricer when took him from the light. I was very impressed. Handled it great, felt very safe. F350 2004 4x4.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:42 PM
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well got the truck all unloaded today and it had sagged a total of 8 inches in the rear (measured before and after). all seems well but I dont think ill be trying that again. good thing it was a ford or i woulda been in trouble!
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:44 PM
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I have had 3 1/2 tons in the back of my 3-50 dually before. I new it was there but boy it did just fine!!!!
holy smokes that a lot of weight! did you have to have somebody sit on the front bumper to keep the tires down?
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