How much wood fits in a P/U

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  1. Tony H

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    yes a 8" bed truck will hold 1/2 cord 4x8x2 loaded a couple inches over the side rail height. With seasoned wood should be ok on weight. If you intend to do this often a trip to the local spring shop might be in order.
    When loading go with the splits in the bed length wise , if you lay them sideways they will tend to want to roll out over the tailgate and that's never a good thing.
     
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    Did I ? Yes.

    Were we praying? You betcha.

    An over load isn't worth it.
     
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    Thats why you take it slow and steady and not during rush hour. Is it overloaded, sure. Just slow and steady. Have done probably 50 loads that way if not 60 by now. Its not that you do it on the way home from work daily. Works for me. I actually have had people pull out cuse they do not want to wait. Its never been an issue because I watch. Is it possible some moron can sneak out, of course. Just use extra caution. I just don't have a use for a f250 to haul wood. If I did it would be great...but just not worth it to me.
     
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    Thanks boys for all the great responses to this thread. What a great group of guys! I am gonna go over and load up after work today. I am not gonna over load and take to much wood for $75. This guy was really nice to me on the phone and trusts people. I would like to learn to trust me. I would like to go back and cut some wood with him and make friends.
    I think it more important to keep honest and have good karma with a guy that has spent time cutting splitting and stacking. I know how much time he has spent doing this.
     
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    If you ever want to move a bunch of wood in a day and not overload your truck, UHaul rents a 6x12 open trailer for 30 or 40 bucks a day unlimited mileage with surge brakes on both axles. It has a nice low deck and you can load all those things in it you shouldn't do to your truck: green Oak, gravel, concrete block, etc. It even works in a pinch for a small skid steer or tractor.
     
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    Must have a 6,000 axel?
     
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    With reasonably dry wood, I can stack about a face cord in the bed of a narrow-bed Ford Ranger with a beefed up suspension package. Green wood--more like 1/4 of a full cord. And yes, I drive slow and carefully.
     
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    tandem axle trailer with surge brakes so you don't even need a controller in your truck.
     
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    max load "1915lbs" from http://www.uhaul.com/guide/index.aspx?equipment=opentrailer-6x12

    waste of time, IMO.
     
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    Yep, must have those 1800 lb axles all the trailer makers are using these days. I don't think I have ever hear of a utility trailer that can only barely haul its own weight?
     
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    that's got to be some liability crap, right? there's no way that can hold such a small load?
     
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    They do the same thing with their car trailers. Most utility trailers seem to carry at least 3 to 4 times their weight. And that is a rugged bult for rental trailer. It didn't even sag into the suspension when I put a Bobcat in it.
     
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