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Desert Captain

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For the first time the latest commercials from Dodge are now calling their Half ton Dodge Ram's "Light Duty Pickups". The commercials don't verbally say so but the print on the screen is quite clear. I know it is just marketing but then again many of the Ram so called half tons come with well under 1,000# of payload so maybe they have a point.

Pardon my chuckling but after having a Doge Ram 4X4 crew cab guy tell me that my Honda Ridgeline was not a "Real truck" it is hard to keep a straight face. His "Real Truck" comes in at 977# of payload so maybe the new Dodge commercials are right. For the record... Ridgeline, Tacoma, Colorado, Ranger, Yukon and even the Frontier typically have more payload than the venerable Dodge Ram.


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Posted: 10/20/19 07:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

“but then again many of the Ram so called half tons come with well under 1,000# of payload...”

I wasn’t real happy with my Chevy’s 1,712 (it’s enough) but I didn’t consider RAM for that very reason.


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Posted: 10/20/19 08:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pay load on my "little" 2010 ranger is 1360.





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Our old metal trucks don't have a actual payload number but I've had 44 bags of concrete on a pallet in the back of mine before. It wasn't quite on the bumps with the air bags and total weight including the pallet per Home Depot was 3,990 pounds. I'd never go on a extended trip with that load nor make it a normal occurrence but I'll never forget that number.

I know lots of newer truck have issues hauling stupid weights like that because more of the bed is behind the axle than in front and it tends to bend the frame. Usually it is the smaller half tons but the f450 also can have the issue. We call it reverse Taco'd.


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My 2018 Tacoma has a 1600 lb payload..

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They are building the entry level pickups lighter and lighter to get fuel miledge up and pricing down, they attract customers who will seldom if ever carry more than a couple of bags of potting soil. Factory payload ratings also err on the side of caution so they can't be sued when 1320Fastback puts 2 tons on his D250 and breaks it.[emoticon]

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Went to the auto show at Texas state fair last week. Every one of the RAMS they had on display were very low on payload numbers. One of the new Ford Rangers on display had half of the RAMS beat. Sad face [emoticon]


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timmac wrote:

My 2018 Tacoma has a 1600 lb payload..

My 2010 Tundra had 1500 lbs payload...


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Posted: 10/21/19 05:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don’t even have a pickup; my BMW X5, a midsize SUV, has a 1,265 lb payload rating.





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If you know what you are doing you will know which trucks are rated for what rating you are looking for. If you order any new truck loaded with every conceivable option then you better be prepared to only get groceries with it!

And yes he Ridgeline is a minivan with a pick up bed!


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