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Old 06-12-2013, 09:45 PM   #31
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Yep, you're looking for one of the first two photos that I posted. Not sure what yours will look like, but they should tell you "occupants and cargo cannot exceed X pounds". That number is your payload from the factory for your exact vehicle.
And I would go by that and not what's posted online .
My trucks payload online is 500 lbs off from actual sticker.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:50 PM   #32
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:54 PM   #33
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And I would go by that and not what's posted online .
My trucks payload online is 500 lbs off from actual sticker.
Yup. It all comes down to actual options and whatnot when the truck was ordered. Mine is only about 150 pounds difference.

But, a trip to the dump (to drop off yard waste) told me that with a full tank of fuel and without me- my truck has about 385 pounds of stuff added to it in the form of my gooseneck hitch, rolltop bed cover and the random assortment of stuff in the truck.

Once I add my family, some nominal amount of stuff in the bed, stuff we carry for long rides (electronics, activities, snacks, drinks, baby stuff, etc)- hat adds up close to 850 pounds or something.

And- I'm beating the horse here, getting weighed is huge. It tells you so much for your REAL situation.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:36 PM   #34
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Look on your door jamb or door
It actually doesn't have payload stated anywhere it has towing capacity 7700 with front rear axles info and that's it.I'm pretty ignorant about this so am I looking for other wording? But there's no other numbers on there just a very tiny sticker. Found the payload figure online found the gcvw in my manual
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Do you have any stickers on your door jamb (look high, look low) or maybe glove box that look like any of the following?
sticker 1
or, it may look like this:
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It actually doesn't have payload stated anywhere it has towing capacity 7700 with front rear axles info and that's it.I'm pretty ignorant about this so am I looking for other wording? But there's no other numbers on there just a very tiny sticker. Found the payload figure online found the gcvw in my manual
Sorry I am very new to this forum and didn't scroll up enough to see the other post where it was clearly explained how it was worded! Thank you for your patience with me! I double checked and its one tiny sticker with gvw gawr &frt gawr RR then tire sizes and VIN. Nothing else.
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Hello, Turbo and Ependydad There are alot of interesting threads on weights, towing and what not. When I bought our new RV, I thought I did all the research I needed, but when I visited and participated in this site, I figured out I didn't know everything, but what can I say, I'm a guy. A 3500 would be over-kill for me and a 2500 is in my future.........BUT. What I have gathered is, the truck'ssuspension can handle a specified weight and the truck's engine and gear ratio can handle a specified weight. I already knew I had to look at towing capacity (GCVWR) and payload. I thought I had it all figured out and for the short trips we take, I am overloaded, but good for now until I get a new TV. But, there is still so many contradicing thoughts from towers and truck sellers. For example: If you have a 2013 GMC 2500 crew cab with 3.73 gears, you can tow 9,700 lbs. and the payload is 3066 lbs. But, if you have the same truck with a diesel, you can tow 15,800 lbs. Same suspension, different drive train. Both trucks handle the same weight, but the deisel can "pull" more.

So why wouldn'tI have thought that with my 1500? If the same truck can handle more based on engine or gear ratio, I mustbe good. Ser my point?

So, I am thinking that I need a 2500 after the beating I took last week, (which was fun and I was not offended) but if I go to a 2500 GMC Sierra Crew Cab, the max tow is 9400 lbs. (disappointing) The payload difference is huge, 1300 for the 1500 RAM to 3066 for the GMC. The GCWR for the Dodge is 14K and 16K for the GMC.

So, I could trade my truck in for a new 2500 but the tow ratings are so close, I have to wonder if it'sreally worth it. What do you think?? Without telling me to go to the scales. They are 57 miles away. And, I don't think the dealer will let me bolt a fifth wheel hitch in the truck and borrow it for 6 hours to hook my RV up and take it for a round trip to the scales.

Lets look at Turbo's set-up for an example. He tows a a 5r with a 1872 pin, Dry Trailer of 9572 and fully loaded of 12032. Now, if He pulled that with a GMC 2500 Gasser, would He be overloaded ?

Looking for feedback, not a towing lesson, please
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Sorry I am very new to this forum and didn't scroll up enough to see the other post where it was clearly explained how it was worded! Thank you for your patience with me! I double checked and its one tiny sticker with gvw gawr &frt gawr RR then tire sizes and VIN. Nothing else.
There are typically 2 stickers. The one you found and then the other one.

If you only have the one you posted, you're going to need to go get your truck weighed with your passengers and a regular camping load. Is that something that you would consider doing?
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There are typically 2 stickers. The one you found and then the other one.

If you only have the one you posted, you're going to need to go get your truck weighed with your passengers and a regular camping load. Is that something that you would consider doing?


Probably 1-2 hour drive to have it weighed. But honestly if I need it weighed to make sure because its that close thinking its too much to tow which is what my instincts tell me. I'd rather settle for the other model we looked at that's 1000 lbs lighter that I'm confident my husband can tow without having to worry about my family or someone else's getting injured.
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I'm surprised it is such a drive to go get weighed. Usually truck stops have scales, but even a lot of more rural places have scales (for instance, of county's garbage dump has them and I've ran across them with just my truck before). Is there a quarry or landscape supply place near you?
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