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Old 06-23-2013, 05:11 PM
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Alright, i got a 1500 4x4 and im about to go get some mulch. If I fill my truck up itll be around 1600lbs. I know thats way too much for my 1/4 ton but i was thinkin bout half(800lbs). Still over a 1/4 ton but i dont think itll be a problem. I know Ive had just under a ton in my old 82 1/4ton ram prospector and barley made the bed sink(thing was a champ!!). But just out of curiosity, how much have yall hauled in your bed without breaking something?
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:36 PM
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5000 pounds of dirt in my 3/4 ton..... that definitely made 'er squat. I didn't have to go far though.
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:46 PM
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Mulch stacked above the cab while towing a stump grinder. Several scoops of gravel. Dirt, horse manure. A whole lot.

My springs sag a little now
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For an '01 but should be close enough.

http://dodgeram.info/2001/towing-charts.html

BTW, I've had about 3000 pounds in my little 1500.
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Passenger seat to the roof (boxes), tray to the roof line (furnature & boxes), and a tandem car trailer with a Neon (also packed to the gills)... PA to FL, not a problem.
Weight, no idea, but not light
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dont for get to add air to the tires. stop by a good tire shop to find out how much air to add. dont use roads that will have the highway patrol on. they like to wright over weight trucks up.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:29 PM
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Alright, i got a 1500 4x4 and im about to go get some mulch. If I fill my truck up itll be around 1600lbs. I know thats way too much for my 1/4 ton but i was thinkin bout half(800lbs). Still over a 1/4 ton but i dont think itll be a problem. I know Ive had just under a ton in my old 82 1/4ton ram prospector and barley made the bed sink(thing was a champ!!). But just out of curiosity, how much have yall hauled in your bed without breaking something?
Should be a 1/2 ton, right? 1600 lbs. is heavy, but you can probably get by if you stay out of OD and take it easy. I know mine has been that heavy. I just watch the springs when loading and quit when they start flexing the wrong way.
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Should be a 1/2 ton, right? 1600 lbs. is heavy, but you can probably get by if you stay out of OD and take it easy. I know mine has been that heavy. I just watch the springs when loading and quit when they start flexing the wrong way.
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Should be a 1/2 ton, right? 1600 lbs. is heavy, but you can probably get by if you stay out of OD and take it easy. I know mine has been that heavy. I just watch the springs when loading and quit when they start flexing the wrong way.
Might wanna see if you have any bump stops. It should bottom out eventually
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:01 PM
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Yeah OK. I don't make a habit of it, but have loaded it that heavy a few times.
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A block of firewood between the spring and frame might help
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1600 lbs is nothing to worry about I do about that in gravel quite often
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alright, well thanks yall, and yeah. I meant 1/2 ton, i dont know what had me thinking a 1/4. and out of curiosity, why should i keep it out of OD?
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alright, well thanks yall, and yeah. I meant 1/2 ton, i dont know what had me thinking a 1/4. and out of curiosity, why should i keep it out of OD?
Stops the transmission from constantly down/up shifting, which keeps temps down, which keeps the transmission happy.
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i had 3500 on my 1500 but i use timbren springs good shocks and 10 ply rated tire 60 psi , plus dont drive like a manaic , my old 79 w200 had litle over 6000 on it 2 or 3 times , but again springs tires and all need to be tip top shape
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I've been over 3000 a few times, hauling gravel, but don't recommend going that heavy.not good on the springs. Definitely keep it out of OD. Last time I did it on the 95 I had, front end and steering very "light", and I was a nervous wreck for the 30 minute ride home. Make sure to keep lots of braking space if you get that heavy.
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just shy of 2yds of sand/dirt mix



That looks safe
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That looks safe
Still had a good 1/4" til the bump stops. So yep was pretty safe.. only drove it about a 100 yards anyway.
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Still had a good 1/4" til the bump stops. So yep was pretty safe.. only drove it about a 100 yards anyway.
Just looks like the front wheels are barely on the ground.

I shouldn't say anything I do stuff like that also
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