How much can you haul in your non pickup vehicle

Cleetussnow Posted By Cleetussnow, Oct 4, 2013 at 3:16 PM

  1. bill3rail

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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.

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  2. ad356

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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    2010 Tundra. about 33 bags.
     
  14. flamegrabber

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    i just have them forklift the whole pallet into the bed of my dodge ram 3/4 ton cummins diesel:)
     
  15. hoverwheel

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    Same, but with some bumpers and straps
     
  16. Fiziksgeek

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    I worked at a Lowes part time back in school. I was impressed/scared with what people were stuffing into every type of vehicle you could imagine. stoves into hatchbacks, grill on top of a honda civic, a pallet of marble tiles into a geo tracker, 30 sheets of plywood into a minivan.... Some safe, some questionable, some not safe, some crazy dangerous!

    I hated getting asked to help someone load up, because you never know what type of vehicle they have...



    Me:

    " I'm sorry sir, I cannot tie a refrigerator to the top or your jetta, I can help you get it up there if you really want, but I cannot tie it down for you. If I do, and it falls off, Lowes will be liable. Our manager has told us not to....."

    Customer:

    " Get me your manage, I want him to tell me, the customer, that you won't help!"
     
  17. TimfromMA

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    I can haul up to 5 tons like this (only 3 tons in the photo)

    Truck.jpg

    Or
    1 ton like this

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  18. ScotL

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    Since this thread has be revived, I thought it would be a good time to repost this picture. I'm not sure where it's from but I'd guess Michigan.
     

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  19. tiger

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    As posted elsewhere, 10 in the Boxster, if my wife followed me in the Honda S2000 I think I could jam in 8 more for a grand total of 18/trip.;em

    Not normally a Chevy fan -- but nice roofline! I wonder why they didn't cash in on Retro Rage and offer a Nomad version. :cool:
     
  20. ironpony

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    I have only had to do this once, because I have a truck, but my theory is;
    the car seats 5, so I put 6 bags in each seat, 4 seats, I am driving and weigh 260.
    So 240 per seat times 4 = 960lbs
    so my theory is, if I haul 5 of myself, pellets are less.
     
  21. ironpony

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    looks like when I get my supply delivered from Somersets,
     
  22. macattack_ga

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    The vehicles built for the N. American market are pretty impressive.
     

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  23. HP52NOVA

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    I got 50 bags into my Ford Flex twice. Had no issues.
     
  24. vinny11950

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    After changing out parts on the tired suspension of my Jeep Cherokee, I am not going over 15 bags. Much easier making another trip to the store than changing out shocks, springs, and leaf springs.
     
  25. tiger

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    At that many bags, I would have thought that the car would have lived up to its name. ;)
     

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