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Old 03-01-2011, 03:14 PM
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Hauled off a large load of dirt from my basement french drain project.

Boy, she sure is hanging low. Im sure way over the max, but the dump charges per load, so i had to get it all in one shot.

Little squirlly around turns, kept it slow, hazards on.

only drove about 2-3 miles

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wow, no way i would do that to my truck. nor would i risk "squirlly" handling blowing out tires and injuring other people on the road.
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You doubled your payload capacity there. Glad it worked for you, but be careful buster!
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JFC, your gonna blow a tire, or worse! How far did you drive like that? hopefully not more than a couple hundred feet.
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Sure sits nice and level with the front wheels 8" lower than the back.

Glad you made out OK, but if the opportunity presents itself again, you might consider paying the fee for 2 loads. On thing for sure......your Ram got a real workout!
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but if the opportunity presents itself again, you might consider paying the fee for 2 loads. On thing for sure......your Ram got a real workout!
Or consider renting a trailer. The most I have ever had in the back of mine is my 600lb snowmobile. That will probably be my heaviest ever load to go into the bed.
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Or consider renting a trailer. The most I have ever had in the back of mine is my 600lb snowmobile. That will probably be my heaviest ever load to go into the bed.
Mine has not been so lucky. 1200lbs in the bed, and pulling 6500lbs of trailer. But even then, alecmcmahon has me beat, hands down. My tires were at least 'round'. LOL
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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
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Quite the load, that's for sure. Glad it worked o.k. for you though.
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I would of aired the tires up, and done the same thing. Glad you made it. Good luck Doug
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