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Max Weight You'd Put In The Bed?

Hey folks,

I've got a 2010 SE 4 door 4X4.

I was looking at the specs (of the 2011 though) and it was saying that the max weight you can put in the bed is 1,400 lbs.

I've got fifty 80lb bags of concrete I need to buy (4,000 lbs) and I'm trying to decide how many trips to do it in. So, I know it says 1,400 lbs, but how much would you be really comfortable doing? 1,000 lbs? 500 lbs? Should I do 3 trips, 4 trips, 8 trips? ...

What do you guys think? Can it really handle that 1,400 lbs no problem without wearing it down?

Thanks!

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I had over a 1,000lbs of hardwood flooring in the bed for an hour+ trip and it did just fine.
Braking will be somewhat compromised so leave yourself extra distance for that.
It had the truck squatting too so big bumps had me bottoming out the rear suspension ever so slightly.

I'd say you could do it in 4 trips no sweat if you take it easy.

edit: 2006 4x4 SE CC (short bed) V6 6 speed manual here for the record.

Or borrow a trailer, our trucks are rated at 6,500 towing if I remember correct.


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I had about 1200-1300 lbs of laminate flooring in the truck for about a 30 minute drive. Did just fine, it did squat like crazy though. 2008 4x4 SE KC auto. Braking did take a bit longer, but the biggest thing I noticed was how much it wanted to lean when cornering. Acceleration didn't feel too bad. I wouldn't go over 1200 lbs just to be on the safe side.

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Well, I pushed the limit and had something around 2200 lbs between the bed and the back seat. It squated a ton but worked well.

To be safe and if the distance isn't too much, I would keep it to 1000 lbs each trip so that it is easier on the truck and it isn't too hard or time consuming to unload once you get home. Also remember to keep the tires properly inflated and leave a good following distance since braking will be a bit harder.

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Hey folks,

I've got a 2010 SE 4 door 4X4.

I was looking at the specs (of the 2011 though) and it was saying that the max weight you can put in the bed is 1,400 lbs.

I've got fifty 80lb bags of concrete I need to buy (4,000 lbs) and I'm trying to decide how many trips to do it in. So, I know it says 1,400 lbs, but how much would you be really comfortable doing? 1,000 lbs? 500 lbs? Should I do 3 trips, 4 trips, 8 trips? ...

What do you guys think? Can it really handle that 1,400 lbs no problem without wearing it down?

Thanks!
Do you have a 6ft bed? Regardless, if the manufacturer says it can handle 1400 lbs, it can probably handle a little more since they have to build some factor of safety into their load limit ratings. As long as you put as much of your load as you can over or in front of the rear axle, you won't be hurting your cause.

I'd say you could do it in 2 trips...so long as you don't anyone else in your truck and you drive reasonably and allow plenty of stopping distance. If you're only hauling this kid of load a couple times, I wouldn't be worried about wearing out your truck, but that's me.

P.S. The most I've ever had in my bed was a 600lb riding mower and I couldn't even tell it was in there. I didn't realize the trucks would squat so much with 1000 lbs in the bed. I'll second just borrowing/renting a trailer; cutting it down to 2 trips max; I'm guessing the time/fuel savings alone would be worth whatever the trailer cost is.

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I have a gen 1 KC. I have rolled across the scales at the dump with 1400 pounds in my truck. That was before I added overload coils tho. I was probably an inch from my bump stops.

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Cool! Thanks guys and thanks for the tips. I'll do it in 4 trips to be on the safe side.

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Cool! Thanks guys and thanks for the tips. I'll do it in 4 trips to be on the safe side.
or rent/barrow a trailer and do it in one trip.

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keep in mind, payload includes the weight of passengers and their gear.

that said, I've had nearly 2000lb in the bed plus 400 lb of passengers...

in your case, 3-4 trips depending on how far you have to go (the longer you have to go, the more trips I'd make, counterintuitive but safer)

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damn... a ready-mix delivery would have been my choice from the start with that much (granted you live where a company supplies it).

i don't like to "test" maximum capacities as given by the manufacturer. overloading your truck doesn't make your balls bigger - just accelerates wear and places extra strain on your truck. i would recommend four trips.

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