Payload Questions and Concerns
Hi everyone, newcomer here with my first post. Its regarding payload.
I'm not understanding why the Tire and Loading Information sticker on the door limits me to 1697 pounds of payload but if I calculate using the GVWR and curb weight of the vehicle I gain almost 400 pounds.
When I received my new 2018 F-150 Diesel (4x2) the dealer told me the shipping weight of my truck was 4790 lbs; this is with maybe 2 gallons of fuel in the tank.
To calculate the actual curb weight I can add the weight of 24 more gallons of diesel fuel (24x7=168 lbs).
So my Curb Weight is 4958 lbs.
From the VIN door sticker the GVWR is 7050 lbs.
This would give me a Cargo Carrying Capacity of 2092 lbs.
The question I have is why does the Tire and Loading Information sticker on the door say: “The combined weight of the occupants and cargo should never exceed 1697 lbs”?
I tow a travel trailer/toy hauler with a hitch weight of 1100 lbs. If I should never exceed 1697 lbs that doesn’t leave much margin when adding a couple of passengers.
Am I missing something?