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Mello Mike

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I just finished writing this piece on a topic I see raised quite a bit on this forum. I would love to get forum feedback as I see this group and one of the most knowledgeable on the Internet. Please let me know if something is missing, incorrect, or needs further explanation.

Article: Raising Your Truck's Payload?

I'm also looking for a few pics for the article. I'd like to get a few pics showing a truck camper in a scenic setting and a truck camper pulling a trailer (any kind). I have several pics of my rig, but I'm getting tired of seeing the same one's in my articles. Several forum members have given me permission to use their photos in the past, Whazoo and Traveler2 being the most recent. Please shoot me a PM if you're interested.

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* This post was edited 08/22/12 08:39pm by Mello Mike *


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I enjoyed your article Mike!

Interestingly, the new 2012 Silverado 2500DH with high payload package yields just about 4200 LBS hauling capability (quite incredible!).

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silversand wrote:

I enjoyed your article Mike!

Interestingly, the new 2012 Silverado 2500DH with high payload package yields just about 4200 LBS hauling capability (quite incredible!).

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Thanks, Silversand. Wow, 4200 lbs for 3/4 ton!!! The payload ratings keep going up and up.

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Thanks, Silversand. Wow, 4200 lbs for 3/4 ton!!! The payload ratings keep going up and up.


It's ridiculous! I can see this number going up again in perhaps 2014 (4500 LBS ?!). There appears to be no end in sight

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And I thought the 3,314 lb rating for my truck was large.

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Mike,
i just finished your article and it has cleared up so many things for me and now i hope to have a better understanding of all this.

Let me run this by you. My 2005 GMCHD Has a GVWR of 9200lbs, curb weight of 5177 leaving me with 4023lbs.

The Cargo Weight Rating in the glove box is 3217lbs and my new to me 2004 Lance 1010 has a dry weight rating of 2690lbs, leaving me with 527lbs to play with. Taking off the tail gate wins another 90lbs to my favor so im up to 617lbs. Am i on the right track? I have added Torklift Stable loads to assist in handleing.
My tires are 265/75R/16's

Will i be ok with this truck.

Thanks and all the best

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Read the article and left a message.
It got me thinking about the wheel weight.
Could it be subtracted from the axles weight shown at the scale to determine if you have reached the axle limit, but still needs to be factored in for the total weight that the wheels carry.
How is the GAWR determined? Some have suggested it is just the tire rating.

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Tire ratings are a significant factor in payload capacity.

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OK, i guess i cannot haul a 1010 in a 2500HD with Stable loads and 265's.
Just a yes or no would help, all the technic just just confuses me.

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Nice article, it may suggest to some that if they find out the gross axle weight rating from the axle manufacturer that they can then load to this rating, while in fact the vehicle manufacturer has the GAWR limited on the sticker to the tires supplied with the vehicle (tires in this case being the one of limiting factors for the axle rating)..

In this example the owner has to increase the load index of his tires,if he wants load up closer to his axle's GAWR

Can the reloaded vehicle stop? Well not many talk about that on here...



"Gross Axle Weight Rating (gawr): The total allowable weight on an individual axle. This includes the weight of the tires, wheels, brakes and the axle itself."

Above is the FORD definition of GAWR...


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