An Overview of Towing and Payload Capacity

It is critical that you don't confuse a truck's towing capacity with its payload capabilities. Otherwise, you could cause significant damage that may cost thousands of dollars to repair. The towing capacity figure represents how much the truck can safely haul. As a general rule, a truck can haul a boat, RV or other object that is less than 10,000 pounds (4,536 kg).

The truck's payload capability is the maximum amount of weight it can handle without experiencing damage. This figure includes the weight of the vehicle itself and anyone who may be travelling inside of it. You should also include small items such as your gym bag when considering if a load is safe.

Roads in Red Deer could have weight limits that are enforced throughout the year. Therefore, it is important to know how much weight you are carrying to stay on the right side of the law.



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