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Old 04-02-2019, 09:56 AM   #71
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I don't think the dealer will let me take a vehicle to a scale — nearest CAT scale is way out of town.

Just trying to get a relatively accurate gauge of what the truck or SUV can carry, judging by the door sticker. Now, 150 pounds isn't likely to be a deal breaker, but since some of the new trucks are so light on the payload, it does matter when calculating the fudge factor — I don't want to be right on the limit.

I could ask the folks in the dealer showroom, but ... as best I can tell, they actually know little about the vehicles they sell.

A few of thoughts. Getting relatively accurate gauge on PL for the F-150 is fairly easy. The F-150 Forum has a thread "post your payload" or something like that. The OP built a spreadsheet that has payload, GVWR, options, trim, engine, body, model year, etc. Last time I looked, there were about 150 vehicles entered. A bit of analysis should get you a pretty good idea. Not sure if other brands have similar info out there.
Second, Ford posts a document that has the weight of various options and base weight for the vehicle by model/trim. Info is used by customizing companies. I'd expect other brands do the same.

Third, there are dealers who post the payload sticker on their website. Again, compiling a list will get you in to a spot that is "close enough for horse shoes".
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Old 04-02-2019, 09:59 AM   #72
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I agree about incusivity. Bring as many wives and girlfriends as you want.

When trucks drive themselves, will curb weight include the guy who used to drive?
And you wonder why my wife won't let me move to Utah??
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And you wonder why my wife won't let me move to Utah??
We live 20 miles from Utah, so I tried to convince my wife that meant that I could have two wives rather than the unlimited amount on the other side of the state line. She is very smart and did not believe me. She is right, of course, because why would I want two women telling me what to do?

Back to payload, or is that topic exhausted?
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