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Old 09-06-2018, 10:16 AM   #21
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It's not that the "Book" is wrong, it's the fact that they use maximum numbers when the truck is equipped like their truck example. In other words, a stripped down model with no options on it....a work truck. Add 4x4, Diesel, the higher level trim packages, etc, and the payload capacity goes South from there. The yellow/white sticker on the driver side door post will state the Cargo Carrying Capacity (payload) for THAT TRUCK, as it was built and leaving the assembly line. Brochures, ads, online guides are useless....unless you have the same truck as they base their MAXIMUM capacities on....and that is a fact.
That's my point. There is not a "one size fits all".
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Old 09-06-2018, 12:07 PM   #22
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yep....
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truck_classification

Class 2 is further subdivided
Class 2a 6k to 8.5k (1/2 ton pickups)
Class 2b 8.5k to 10k (3/4 ton pickups)

Classes 1-3 are considered "Light Duty"

Classes 4-6 are considered "Medium Duty" (MDT)

Classes 7-8 are considered "Heavy Duty" (HDT)

Class 9 is a special class for weight limits beyond 33k pounds (In most cases these require special permitting to be on the road)

The people that determine model numbers are well aware of these classes as well. Note that starting with the 3/4 ton pickups and vans, the truck models follow the class numbers:
250/2500 (class 2b) 8.5k-10k
350/3500 (Class 3) 10K-14K
450/4500 (Class 4) 14K-16K
550/5500 (Class 5) 16K-19.5k
650/6500 (Class 6) 19.5k-26k
750/7500 (Class 7) 26k-33k
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Old 09-06-2018, 01:02 PM   #23
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I’m not going to dig it all up now, you can google it, but basically it comes down to DOT requirement for commercial use. Anything with a GVWR or GCWR over 10,000 lbs would need to run DOT numbers. A 3/4 ton truck doesn’t under the GVWR rule as long as it’s not towing a trailer. A 1 ton truck would require a DOT number if used for commercial even when empty. There are other regulations that come into affect, such as marker/clearance lights. All 1 ton trucks have them from the factory (required). I challenge you to find one on any dealers lot that doesn’t. 3/4 ton trucks are not required to have them so they are an option for most of not all manufacturers. You will find a mixture of trucks with and without at the dealerships. In most states these DOT regulations do not affect the average owner, but some states require different licensing for 1 ton trucks even if just for personal use.
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Old 09-06-2018, 01:03 PM   #24
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yep....
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