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Old 06-18-2013, 10:07 AM   #11
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Herk, that's what I tried to say, it just didn't come out right.


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Old 06-18-2013, 10:21 AM   #12
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7200lb truck gvwr, right?
the last measurement with passenger you are 500lb over that. And you need to add food yet.
Any other passengers?

Best Practice is to have a 10-20% margin of safety between load rating and actual load.
You are quickly approaching 10% OVER your load rating and I'm sure that big empty bed will have stuff put in it - bikes, firewood, etc making things worse yet.

I suggest you do some research on what's the weakest link in your truck - cooling, U joints, etc so you're prepared to deal with the issue when it occurs.

Also, what is your GCWR - I bet you're also at the limit on that limit too.

And I know what you're going to say 'but they're just numbers....' OK, 750, 1000, whatever the scale says are just numbers too. What degree do you have that lets you choose which numbers are 'real' and to be believed and which are 'made up' and can be ignored?

Quoting to say I agree with wyo.
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As a fellow tundra owner I just want to point out you are over weight. And the biggest one that would concern more than any is you are roughly 300 pounds over you rear axle gross weight. I'm not saying I don't think the tundras large rear axle can't handle I but it would hate to find out the hard way. I'm not trying to be downer here or any way make you mad but I would hate to see something happen to you and your family.

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Old 06-18-2013, 12:32 PM   #13
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Herk, that's what I tried to say, it just didn't come out right.
No worries, happens to me all the time.


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