Why It Is Not Good To Confuse Payload With Towing

One of the surprisingly common confusions when it comes to trucks is the difference between towing and payload. One of the reasons that these two terms get confused is that people hear more about towing than payload. Therefore, it is possible that they might just assume everything they carry in their truck is towing. However, this confusion can actually cause some grave problem.

One of the issues with confusing this type of issue is that you are risking harm to your truck when you act on this confusion. For instance, if you get a truck that is listed as having a towing capacity of 7,000 lbs, and feel the truck bed to towing capacity, you might damage your vehicle because the payload capacity is a lot lower.

A better idea would've been to feel a trailer up to that capacity and drag it from behind the truck. That would prevent damage.



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