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How much weight can I haul safely

I'm supposed to deliver a pallet of landscaping bricks to my parents tomorrow when I go home. My question is, Would that be too heavy for the bed of the pickup? Or I guess I should ask how much have you hauled with out an issue? I've got to drive 2.5 hours to get home. While searching I think I saw something about 3400lbs, but that seems like it would be an awful lot of weight for the bed...
Edit: Just found out the bricks weighed 2380lbs, hopefully it will work out.

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I carried a pallet of brick in my chevy S-10 with a 2.8 liter engine, 3400 lbs no problems.

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Ok, cool thanks, I just didn't want to get loaded down and then decide it was a bad idea lol.

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2500? 3500? What does your owners manual say?

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i have read somewhere the payload of those trucks is around 5000 lbs. so you are good to go by far

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5000lbs? The axles might be rated at that before you put a truck on them. Do you have a write up on that rating? Everything I read is no where near that.

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you'll be fine i had a hauler bed and a 2500# cylinder on a haul and went 250 miles with it. just get as far as you can over the axle to spread the weight over both axles. you put in the back behind the axle and your screwed

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I put 3300 lbs of scrap metal in the back of my 07 2500, settled it down about 1.5". Def could feel it in the back but was no probs.

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5000lbs? The axles might be rated at that before you put a truck on them. Do you have a write up on that rating? Everything I read is no where near that.
nah i read it somewhere a while ago but didnt pay much attention to it though..how much you think the truck can handle?

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I'm supposed to deliver a pallet of landscaping bricks to my parents tomorrow when I go home. My question is, Would that be too heavy for the bed of the pickup? Or I guess I should ask how much have you hauled with out an issue? I've got to drive 2.5 hours to get home. While searching I think I saw something about 3400lbs, but that seems like it would be an awful lot of weight for the bed...
Edit: Just found out the bricks weighed 2380lbs, hopefully it will work out.

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Well tomorrow has come and gone how was the haul, the only advice I was going to give, was to get the pallet as far forward in the bed as possible, to spread some of the weight to the front axle.

Is it a 2500 or 3500? Do you have "E" rated tires? I would think that a 2500 with "E" rated tires would be fine.

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As a landscaper myself I've hauled many a pallet of bricks in my truck. Aside from some exagerated rear end sag due to the levelling kit, the truck hauled it no problem...so I would assume his trip was similar.

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