How much can you haul in your non pickup vehicle

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Cleetussnow, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. Cleetussnow

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    Insted of hijacking another thread, i will just start one.

    I have a pathfinder and i get about 35 bags in it with the seat down, so about 1400 lbs. i could maybe do aother 5 bags if needed.

    It doesnt like to be so top heavy, but i have air bags in the rear springs, so i jack those up to 80 lbs each, and its pretty decent. I only drive a couple miles like that. I have a snowmobile trailer, and i could load a wrapped ton onto that and strap it down i suppose. Then i could haul 1.6 tons if needed.

    I dont do the delivery thing mostly because i have kids with strong backs!
     
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    Have done 33 bags and seems like I could've pushed it a little further. Space isn't an issue, just start running out of suspension travel. I spread them out between the back seat area (floor and seats) and the cargo area so it rides better.

    I would think most SUV's/ crossovers/ wagons could do 800-1200 lbs, but not sure what a coupe or sedan could handle since I haven't owned one in a LONG time.
     
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    My 2006 VW Jetta diesel, 5 sp. trans: 20 bags or 800 lbs. No problems for many years now.
     
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    Last week i had 40 40lb bags in my 2006 hyundai Tucson with no problems
     
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    20 bags in my Honda Civic (6 in the trunk 8 in the back seat and 6 in the front seat) or 30 bags in my Nissan Pathfinder. Usually just rent the truck from the box store for 20 dollars
     
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    My previous vehicle was a 2005 Tuscon and it did haul some very heavy loads for me, I just never carried pellets in it so I have no number to go by. I miss the flexibility of the cargo space in the Tuscon since it was actually more versatile then my new Santa Fe is.
     
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    In my Ford Edge, I would max out at 30 bags - not wanting to overdo it.

    I just purchased a 2014 Subaru Outback, and haven't loaded it up yet and can't find any specs on what the payload capacity is. Guess we'll start with 20 bags and go from there.
     
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    I'm pretty sure my TrailBlazer will do at least that much, but I'd rather borrow the neighbors trailer and do the whole ton. ==c
     
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    25 bags - Toyota Sienna
     
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    I usually carry 25 bags in my Jeep Liberty. I wouldn't drive cross country like that, but no problem across town.
     
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    In 2011, I put a full ton (50 bags) in my Trailblazer EXT. That was pushing it I'd say but made the trip home ok including about 10 miles on the highway.
     
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    Jeep Grand Cherokee V8, 25 Bags no problem
     
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    25 bags max (ridin low with that)
     
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    I used to put 17-18 bags in my CR-V basically a ton split 3 trips.
     
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    25 bags for an 8 mile trip. Squatted her down pretty good. Will probably tone it down to 20 bags if I attempt it again.
     
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    Sometimes I only haul one pellet at a time...

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    My Old Saab 900 could take 20 bags without any issues, could have handled more if I loaded them in the seats. The family Suburban can take a full ton if I load it right, but I still prefer to borrow a trailer and haul 2 tons at a time.
     
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    this guy seems to be able to haul quite a few pallets...
     

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    30 bags in my 2010 Prius......I think I could easily have put in another 15 though!! but that would be my limit!!
     
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    2006 Toyota Prius - 10 BAGS! Slowly but surely the race is won! :)
     
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    I have a chevy avalanche and where I live they title it as a station wagon. Maybe thats cheating but I hauled 1 ton home a few days ago. 4 bags in front seat, 18 bags on the back seats that were folded down and the rest in the bed on the pallet. Looking up the cargo cap. and I was about 900lbs over. Stayed behind a semi and took it easy for the 15 mile trip back home.

    I need to get a trailer so I can haul two ton no problem
     
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    2004 toyota sienna being doing the 35-40 bag loads. center seats removed to centralize the load.
     
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    My 2005 Chevy Malibu Maxx ( 186,000 miles and going strong) can handle lots but Madame Defarge won't let me haul more than 7 bags at a time. BUT . . . once I brought home 1/2 ton with no problem, having distributed the weight evenly between under the hatch and the back seat.
     
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