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kw/00

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Posted: 02/06/21 02:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A gas 3/4 ton will be cheaper then a diesel and you could even get one newer.. just my thoughts..I have an 09 gmc 2500hd gas job and pull 10k. It’s paid for and just about to hit 100k. If you want diesel it will cost you a lot more... ask me how.. been there done that..


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Grit dog wrote:

Lwiddis wrote:

Very reliable truck but what is it’s payload capacity?


Who ______ing cares??? Not part of the equation nor relevant to the thread.....


Lighten up, Francis.
Truck payload is always important in discussing towing.
Especially for 1/2 tons and diesel powered 3/4 ton trucks. Sadly, with the diesel eating up so much of the GVWR, many 1/2 ton trucks can meet or exceed a diesel powered 3/4 ton’s payload.


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Posted: 02/07/21 09:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Boomerweps wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

Lwiddis wrote:

Very reliable truck but what is it’s payload capacity?


Who ______ing cares??? Not part of the equation nor relevant to the thread.....


Lighten up, Francis.
Truck payload is always important in discussing towing.
Especially for 1/2 tons and diesel powered 3/4 ton trucks. Sadly, with the diesel eating up so much of the GVWR, many 1/2 ton trucks can meet or exceed a diesel powered 3/4 ton’s payload.


Except you’re forgetting that 3/4 ton trucks have artificially low GVWRs for licensing purposes only. Nobody looks at payload on these trucks. Stay under axle and tire ratings and you’ll be fine.


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Yep! Axle and tire ratings plus license for what your loaded truck weighs.


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I pulled the trigger. I pick her up on Wednesday. I'd post a picture but I can't figure out how [emoticon]

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I think I figured it out. Here she is

https://imgur.com/9Gbm2b3

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Boomerweps wrote:


Lighten up, Francis.
Truck payload is always important in discussing towing.
Especially for 1/2 tons and diesel powered 3/4 ton trucks. Sadly, with the diesel eating up so much of the GVWR, many 1/2 ton trucks can meet or exceed a diesel powered 3/4 ton’s payload.


First, good old movie quote!

Second, your last sentence is why some "think" it's soooo important, but for the context of this thread it is of ZERO productive concern and the fact that you think a heavy diesel up front materially affects payload over the rear axle to any real degree is laughable.

But that's why towing and payload "capacity" are 2 of the most deadly beaten horses around here...
Well, that and the antagonistic attitude of some who, like pre-schoolers ask the same inane question over, and over, and over, and over and....you get the point.
If you actually are interested in the payload rating, you can look it up in under 2 minutes for virtually any newer truck out there.
No need to repeatedly ask every person who talks about their truck "But what is the payload?"


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Beautiful looking truck, OP! You're going to love your next towing experience! [emoticon]


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Posted: 02/09/21 04:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

HydrogenCyanide wrote:

I think I figured it out. Here she is

https://imgur.com/9Gbm2b3


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Congrats, should serve you well!!

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