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How much tile can i haul?

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I have a 2000 crew cab 250 PSD. Can someone give me an aproxomate safe payload weight? I'll be hauling a pallet of floor tile 800 miles..Thanks
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I know that the "weight police" on this site won't like what I'm about to say, but I'll say it anyway. I have a 99 XLT LWB Extended Cab 2wd and have had a pallet of 12" concrete stepping stones on it. The weight was a little over 3400 lbs. I set the pallet right over the axle and the truck rode and drove wonderfully. There was still about 2" between the axle and axle bumpers on the frame. My truck does not have the overload springs.

I grew up on a farm and we often "overload" our 3/4 ton pickup trucks. We don't overload them to the point of being unsafe, but the next time you go by the farmers market look and see how many watermelons a farmer has on his truck. I think you'll be suprised as to how much weight our trucks can safely handle.

Just my 2 cents.

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