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How much can you haul in your non pickup vehicle

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  1. bill3rail

    bill3rail Minister of Fire

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    Never tried to haul more than a few bags, and do not intend to destroy my suspension!
    I have a friend with a 1969 GMC P/U and another with a hitch on his van to pull my trailer.

    Bill

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  2. ad356

    ad356 Member

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    i have an older fleet then most people here, lol. i have a 1987 Pontiac bonneville, easily handles 1/2 ton the 3.8 engine barely knows there is anything there. the suspension squats pretty good and im afraid that it takes allot of balance off the front of the car so i dont load it down anymore. car has shocks and struts that are only a couple years old. we also have a 96 bonneville and i would haul about the same. im worried about overtaxing the 3.8/3800 engines they are fantastic engines. however there is no point in hauling more then a 1/2 ton anyways because its still going to be necessary to make a second trip. i buy cars from down south and make my own repairs which explains the old fleet, they are not rust buckets... i refuse to make car payments. they loose their value way to quickly, pontiac bonnevilles are fantasic vehicles and they are cheap because no one wants them any more because they are "old". that's ok the 3800 v6 is probably the best engine GM ever built besides the small block chevy
  3. reg1952

    reg1952 Member

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    My 2002 F150 with the 7700 gvwr payload package will haul a full skid of 60 bags placed right at the front of the box with no proplems.
  4. rickwai

    rickwai Feeling the Heat

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    I have a 2012 14' gmc box truck that I haul 2 ton in with no problem.
    It is 12,300 gvw w/ firestone airbag helpers
  5. Vinelife

    Vinelife Minister of Fire

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    25 at a time in Jeep Liberty ..
  6. David Holmes

    David Holmes New Member

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    25 40 lbs bags in my 2010 Dodge grand Caravan, all seats are stored and the bags spread out, could probably go with 5 more.
  7. iceguy4

    iceguy4 Minister of Fire

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    This is the funniest thread I have ever read!!!
  8. jjk454ss

    jjk454ss Member

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    Picked up a ton in my little trailer behind my Toyota Avalon, probably won't do it again though;). A little much for it
  9. Tedinski

    Tedinski Member

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    Hmm... I could carry a few bags in my kayak, but that'd be a lot of trips!
  10. jertola

    jertola New Member

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    The most I've done was 20 bags in a Ford Fiesta. The poor thing looked like it was going to bottom out on the smallest bump. I won't try that again.
  11. urkiddin

    urkiddin Member

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    Two bags on my Harley tri-glide;)
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  12. Jacques909

    Jacques909 New Member

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    My 2009 Mitsubishi lancer Gts 10 bags could have done more.
  13. joescho

    joescho Feeling the Heat

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    2010 Tundra. about 33 bags.

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