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#1 EM6788

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 06:50 PM

So I went to McCoy's to Pick up some shingles

when i got my ticket the weight was 2058 lbs

i didn't think about it and figure the truck could handle it (2008 GMC Sierra Base Modle4.3 V6)

they used a forklift to load the pallet
and first had to put it on as far as they could then pull out a lil and go back in

at first i was just like well its too far back but even after they pushed over th axel i was still shocked how far the truck was swquating

i made sure it wasn't on the bump stops
but the were about an 1/8 of inch about to touch


i was wondering if anyone know
exaclty how much weight can be hauled back there??

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 06:57 PM

Do you have a 1500 or a 2500? If a ton squatted the truck that much, I'm guessing you have a 1500. I've had 2 ton in the back of my 2500 before, and she wasn't very happy with me, but got me where I was going. I don't think you hurt it any. As for answering your ?, I really don't know how much weight they can handle before they break.
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 07:00 PM

Do you have a 1500 or a 2500? If a ton squatted the truck that much, I'm guessing you have a 1500. I've had 2 ton in the back of my 2500 before, and she wasn't very happy with me, but got me where I was going. I don't think you hurt it any. As for answering your ?, I really don't know how much weight they can handle before they break.



i have a 1500
yeah the truck didn't have any problems driving and i could still feel some flex in the rear

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 07:10 PM

Have you ever read your owners manual? It has the load ratings in there and you were way over. I am guessing but 1500 lbs minus occupants weight = 1200 - 1300 lbs. You were over by about 700-800lbs.

So I went to McCoy's to Pick up some shingles

when i got my ticket the weight was 2058 lbs

i didn't think about it and figure the truck could handle it (2008 GMC Sierra Base Modle4.3 V6)

they used a forklift to load the pallet
and first had to put it on as far as they could then pull out a lil and go back in

at first i was just like well its too far back but even after they pushed over th axel i was still shocked how far the truck was swquating

i made sure it wasn't on the bump stops
but the were about an 1/8 of inch about to touch


i was wondering if anyone know
exaclty how much weight can be hauled back there??



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Posted 26 November 2008 - 07:21 PM

Have you ever read your owners manual? It has the load ratings in there and you were way over. I am guessing but 1500 lbs minus occupants weight = 1200 - 1300 lbs. You were over by about 700-800lbs.

So I went to McCoy's to Pick up some shingles

when i got my ticket the weight was 2058 lbs

i didn't think about it and figure the truck could handle it (2008 GMC Sierra Base Modle4.3 V6)

they used a forklift to load the pallet
and first had to put it on as far as they could then pull out a lil and go back in

at first i was just like well its too far back but even after they pushed over th axel i was still shocked how far the truck was swquating

i made sure it wasn't on the bump stops
but the were about an 1/8 of inch about to touch


i was wondering if anyone know
exaclty how much weight can be hauled back there??




yeah about that
ive seemed to misplace it

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 07:35 PM

If you weren't on the bumpstops sitting still on flat ground, and you drive very carefully and slow, you are fine. I wouldn't recommend trying to do it every day but it isn't going to hurt the truck to use it hard every once in a while.

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 07:38 PM

Should be in your glove box.

Have you ever read your owners manual? It has the load ratings in there and you were way over. I am guessing but 1500 lbs minus occupants weight = 1200 - 1300 lbs. You were over by about 700-800lbs.

So I went to McCoy's to Pick up some shingles

when i got my ticket the weight was 2058 lbs

i didn't think about it and figure the truck could handle it (2008 GMC Sierra Base Modle4.3 V6)

they used a forklift to load the pallet
and first had to put it on as far as they could then pull out a lil and go back in

at first i was just like well its too far back but even after they pushed over th axel i was still shocked how far the truck was swquating

i made sure it wasn't on the bump stops
but the were about an 1/8 of inch about to touch


i was wondering if anyone know
exaclty how much weight can be hauled back there??




yeah about that
ive seemed to misplace it



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Posted 26 November 2008 - 07:38 PM

How'd the 4.3 perform? Usual powerhouse I assue?



 


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Posted 26 November 2008 - 07:39 PM

good way to break a leaf spring...but it shouldnt hurt too much. I thought that the 1/2 tons can hold someting like 2000lb in the bed...hmmmm now im curious
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 07:39 PM

How'd the 4.3 perform? Usual powerhouse I assue?



powerhouse??? :cheers: :rolleyes:
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 07:45 PM

I think the payload on my v-max is about 2000lbs. Minus occupants, stuff, yada, yada, yada.
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 07:55 PM

thats what I thought....With the towing package I guess
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 08:02 PM

How'd the 4.3 perform? Usual powerhouse I assue?



its performed like a champ

i was like DAMN


i wasn't too worried about that
i hauled a twenty foot flat bed before on the bumper
truck squatted a bit but not too much
i did 80 on three hour trip
no problem

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 08:03 PM

Should be in your glove box.

Have you ever read your owners manual? It has the load ratings in there and you were way over. I am guessing but 1500 lbs minus occupants weight = 1200 - 1300 lbs. You were over by about 700-800lbs.

So I went to McCoy's to Pick up some shingles

when i got my ticket the weight was 2058 lbs

i didn't think about it and figure the truck could handle it (2008 GMC Sierra Base Modle4.3 V6)

they used a forklift to load the pallet
and first had to put it on as far as they could then pull out a lil and go back in

at first i was just like well its too far back but even after they pushed over th axel i was still shocked how far the truck was swquating

i made sure it wasn't on the bump stops
but the were about an 1/8 of inch about to touch


i was wondering if anyone know
exaclty how much weight can be hauled back there??




yeah about that
ive seemed to misplace it




it was there at one point...

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 08:34 PM

I've had about 2,500 lbs in my bed before...I have the 5.3L V8 so no lack of power, and it was pre-springs too so I was sitting pretty low. First thing I said to my co-workers when I finally arrived was "Redneck lowering kit, anyone want it?" haha...Made me miss my 2500hd, I only squatted that thing twice in the year I had it and both times were with a loaded job box that was like 6' long.




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