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Old 03-02-2011, 05:21 AM
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yes, you was fine.. trucks Are made for working.. You knew that you did not have far to go.. safety was not an issue with you, or the truck.. you was driving slow.. only thing though.. like Allstate 48 mentioned.. air up your tires..
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Now that is what I call a full load. Wouldn't want to do that too often.
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Nice load there I would have done the same thing since it was only couple of miles
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As mentioned inflate your tires to the max on the sidewall, then haul the heavy load, and deflate to normal after.
I overload pickups on occasion, no big deal.
Our new 2011 ram 1500 hauled well casings, drill sections, and tools to a jobsite recently, as my 1 ton was busy elsewhere.
It squated down pretty good, but i just aired up the tires and drove slow.
With the tailgate open, they hung off the back another 16 inches past the edge of it likely.
Weight was about 2400 pounds in the bed, but as mentioned also well back due to the length.
I usually drive an 8 foot bed 1 ton, but had to give mine to an employee, since the work truck she usually drives would not start.
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i had half ton of 3/4 inch stone in mine drove about 15 miles it was alittle low but handled ok and had plenty of power..not that i would do it every day but if i had to i would do it again with out worries..
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At 85 dollars per load to get rid of the dirt, I reluctantly had to pack it all on for one trip.

It was a 5 minute trip to dump it.

Had plenty of power

85 bucks? you should of sold it as garden soil. lol the dump here charged me like 12 for a 16ft trailor loaded with old furniture freezers etc. next time find a good back road lol
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85 bucks? you should of sold it as garden soil. lol the dump here charged me like 12 for a 16ft trailor loaded with old furniture freezers etc. next time find a good back road lol
Welcome to NJ, land of the free! low taxes and cheap insurance, wait no.


Nobody really wants to take dirt because they think you did all sorts of evil things to contaminate the dirt with scary dangerous things like fuel oil and other epa nonsense.

The dirt came out of my basement under the slab, it wasnt exactly pretty. rocky, clay muck.

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Thanks for the tip about airing up, if i ever have to do something like this again i'll be sure to air up a bit.

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At 85 dollars per load to get rid of the dirt, I reluctantly had to pack it all on for one trip.

It was a 5 minute trip to dump it.

Had plenty of power
That is truly an unreasonable dumping fee.....especially for dirt. There is absolutely no doubt in my mine why you try to make it one load. WOW

Now, if you didn't have to pay any property tax....then the dumping fee would be justifiable.
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Part of the handling problem is the fact that the load mass is to far rearward. Given a 120.5" Wheelbase, factory weight distribution and bed design its really difficult to get anything bulky far enough to the front.

Passenger Rated Tires should be limited to the max cold pressure on the sidewall. That is truly the max pressure they are designed for.

LT Rated Tires on the other hand have the max load rating pressure listed on the sidewall and are all capable of a minimum of +10 psi more. IE Its safe to inflate 80 psi "E" Rated Tires to 90 psi.

Disclaimer: This assumes the tires and wheels are in proper condition and the wheels are rated for that high a pressure.

Source: Tire and Rim Association
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