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Old 11-08-2013, 06:00 PM
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Hello, the dealer cant even give me a good answer so I thought I would ask my question here. This is about payload. My truck is rated at 1611 pounds of payload. There is a sticker "Tire and Load Capacity" on my door that says Payload not to exceed 1447 pounds. I have done some reading and get several answers. I've read that the 1447 pounds that is on that sticker is in addition to a 150 pound driver and a full tank of gas. I'm not sure how it is calculated. Can someone tell me how the calculation is done for the "Tire and Load Capacity Sticker" found on the driver door frame? We're buying a travel trailer and what one we get comes down to how this information is calculated.

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I believe that you are confusing the vehicles PAYLOAD capacity & the tires LOAD RATING

1447 pounds is what your vehicle is capable of carrying, that is over the weight of your vehicle

on tires the LOAD Rating is per tire at a given air pressure

for example the P275/60R20 tire has a load rating of 2601 lbs. at 44 psi

2601 pounds
X 4 tires
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Hello GTyankee, here is what is says on this sticker "The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed 1447 pounds". This is on the sticker that says "Tire and Loading information". Yet the specs. For the truck says 1611 pounds. What I need to know is how is this number calculated. I have 600 pounds of people, 480 pounds trailer tongue weight, 85 pounds hitch weight, 192 pounds of gas totaling 1,357 pounds and that's with nothing else in the truck, not much of a safety margin. This is why I need to know how that number is calculate. Because if it in addition to a full tank of gas and a 150 driver than its no problem.


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The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed 1447 pounds, is what the Ram can carry

the 4 tires can carry a vehicle that weighs a lot more then the RAM weight with all the cargo in it, so forget the word Tire in "Tire and Loading information"

a simple chart to go by is, it also has foot notes that explain about the 150 driver, just find your vehicle on the lists
http://www.ramtrucks.com/assets/towi...wing.Specs.pdf
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Thanks GTyankee, bottom line is I have 1357 pounds of weight, people, tongue weight, hitch, gas to carry and I'm trying to do it safely but I'm just not getting it, my truck is a 2012 not a 2013 as it says, I got o change it. Anyway I guess I have more reading to do.

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