Differentiating Between Towing and Payload Capacity Ratings

Trying to understand the different ratings of a truck can be difficult, but it's important to know both the payload and towing capacity of your vehicle so that you don't damage it by hauling too heavy of a load.

Trying to put the weight of a trucks towing capacity in the bed of your truck can cause the frame to crack. To know how much weight you can safely put in the bed and cab of your truck, you need to look at the payload capacity rating instead. This number can be significantly less than the towing capacity.

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