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How much can I haul?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by gt40, May 3, 2012.

  1. May 3, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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    gt40

    gt40 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a new 2011 Tacoma DCSB 4X4 V6. How many trips will I need to carry 3,000 pounds of retaining wall blocks? Home Depot told me there are 144 per skid and weigh just under 3,000 lbs. I will need about 144 +or-. :confused:

    Thanks,

    gt40
     
  2. May 3, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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    ST3VE

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  3. May 3, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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    benbacher

    benbacher Purveyor of Fun Vendor

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    Too many to list now.
    Uhaul trailer is your best bet. Not yours to ruin!
     
  4. May 3, 2012 at 11:18 AM
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    I guess it looks like 3 trips using the bed.
     
  5. May 3, 2012 at 11:30 AM
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    dexterdog

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    I would probably spread that out to 5 trips if you are using the bed. You will have a good gauge of how much weight when you take the first load.

    I just hauled about 3k pounds of blocks and misc. for my in-laws using my 5x8 trailer. I wasn't worried about snapping an axle on the trailer as much as having to unload the trailer if it did break.
     
  6. May 3, 2012 at 11:39 AM
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    Pugga

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    Spend $20 and rent the Home Depot truck for an hour and do it in one shot.
     
  7. May 3, 2012 at 11:43 AM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    x2. you will probably spent that is gas going back and forth!
     
  8. May 3, 2012 at 12:02 PM
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    joe54tacoma

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    I got 126 in one trip. (the 12" size) Some in my trailer and the rest in the bed.
     
  9. May 3, 2012 at 12:26 PM
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    Screw that, just have Home Depot deliver them.

    When I built my fence last year I had them deliver the materials and they dropped them right in my backyard with the forklift where I was building the fence. The delivery charge was about $70. Well worth it.
     
  10. May 3, 2012 at 1:22 PM
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    So this ^^^

    why do people never just factor in a delivery charge ? No wear and tear on your truck making multiple trips burning your own gas wasting your own time .
     
  11. May 3, 2012 at 1:53 PM
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    I think I'll rent a HD truck and the workers at my place can unload it and then I'll bring the truck back.

    Thanks for all the ideas guys.
     
  12. May 3, 2012 at 2:32 PM
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    Not to mention the labor involved loading it in the truck or trailer at HD, then you have to unload it all when you get home. When I built my fence, they plopped the skid of 4x4's and 2x4's, the skid of pickets, and the skid of concrete right next to where we were working.

    The only complaint I had was whoever loaded the lumber put the 4x4's on the bottom! you idiots, I need those first!
     
  13. May 3, 2012 at 2:47 PM
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    yellowrubiu

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    I hauled 44 blocks and 22 cap stones from Home Depot last weekend in one trip for a small retaining wall I'm working on, no problem. This is why I got the truck. I can't tell you how much money Home Depot and Lowes have made from me renting their trucks and vans.
     
  14. May 3, 2012 at 9:16 PM
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    As long as the trip isn't that long, and you drive carefully, and you have the rear spring TSB, you should be able to exceed the rated capacity and go to maybe 1500 or so pounds and do it in two trips.

    My dad once put like 2500 pounds of fertilizer in the back of our Ford Aerostar. Pretty sure that went over the rated load by at least half a ton. Never had any out-of-the-ordinary problems with the suspension after that I can remember. The rear was sitting on the bumpstops for the drive home and the engine could barely move the car, but it got the job done.
     
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