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Ive given up on finding the answer to a relatively simple question online or on the forum here. Hope somebody can help me:

What is the real ,actually using it, curb weight of a late model 1500 pickup? The factory brochures give GVWRs and payloads,but the latter is not at all helpful if one doesnt have some ballpark idea of curb weight. I find one F150 owner weighing in at 6600; one online site suggests any where from 4900 to 5300 for a GMC. That's quite a range!


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All curb wts will vary depending on how equipped. If you are looking at a particular truck, look at the GVWR, for example 7,500. Now look at payload on tire sticker 1,500. This means that curb wt of THAT truck was 6,000 as it left the factory.

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Depends on the specific model and how it's outfitted. 1/2 ton is a very generic description in the modern truck market.

Huge difference between a stripped out 2WD V6 standard cab short bed and a 4WD V8 crew cab long bed with all the bells and whistles.

If you can see the door sticker, you can usually back calculate it based on the GVWR and payload but even there you have to be careful of dealer added items. A 200lb bed cap will likely not be included in the sticker for example.


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If your looking at new trucks ask the sales person to see the shipping ticket. That's the wt sans fuel other than the 2-3 gal shipped with and any dodads a dealer may have added.


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My 2015 has a GVWR of 7,600 lbs and a payload of 2015, so I assume the curb weight is the difference? But I'm never sure what they take into consideration for the payload numbers.


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What is the real ,actually using it, curb weight of a late model 1500 pickup? The factory brochures give GVWRs and payloads,but the latter is not at all helpful if one doesnt have some ballpark idea of curb weight. I find one F150 owner weighing in at 6600; one online site suggests any where from 4900 to 5300 for a GMC. That's quite a range!

Actually 1/2 ton trucks gross weights across the brands will vary much more than that. Same with one tons or 3/4 ton trucks.
New trucks have a shipping weight as it leaves the factory which can be on the window sticker...sometimes.
If you need a weight to register a truck then use its GVWR or the sum of FAWR and RAWR.
If your trying to figure how much a track can safely carry then curb weight minus its GVWR numbers isn't always good/safe number to use for a newer pickup truck that carries its payload over the rear axle.


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gmckenzie wrote:

My 2015 has a GVWR of 7,600 lbs and a payload of 2015, so I assume the curb weight is the difference? But I'm never sure what they take into consideration for the payload numbers.


You are correct on the curb wt as it left the factory. Just a thought... to show that axle wt ratings matter most.

F150 with HD payload pkg, with 2,400 lbs payload

F250 with diesel engine, only having 2,100 payload

Which truck can carry the heaviest load???

Well of course the 250, due to having waaayyy more axle/tire capacity!

Many 1/2 tons run out of axle capability, about the same time as payload rating is reached. In some cases sooner.

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gmckenzie wrote:

My 2015 has a GVWR of 7,600 lbs and a payload of 2015, so I assume the curb weight is the difference? But I'm never sure what they take into consideration for the payload numbers.

Known values.
Full tank of gas
Some include 150# driver.
Weight of vehicle when it left the factory.
Subtract the above from GVWR.
Remainder is factory Load capacity or payload.


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