1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Urgent: Cargo capacity question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by seligman, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. Apr 21, 2011 at 9:52 AM
    #1
    seligman

    seligman [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Member:
    #17207
    Messages:
    413
    Gender:
    Male
    I'm supposed to pick up a pallet load today weighing 876 pounds. I have a 2007 Prerunner Access Cab without the TSB leaf spring fix. The pallet can be broken down (it's in boxes) with some weight moved to the cab. Can I do this is one trip? Reason I ask is because there's 15 miles of freeway to drive.
     
  2. Apr 21, 2011 at 10:04 AM
    #2
    seligman

    seligman [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Member:
    #17207
    Messages:
    413
    Gender:
    Male
    I'm about 195 pounds. In your case, was the sand evenly distributed, causing it to bottom out?

    If I get the pallet positioned forward of the rear axle, I think that's better, no?
     
  3. Apr 21, 2011 at 10:07 AM
    #3
    S.B.

    S.B. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2009
    Member:
    #18838
    Messages:
    3,562
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sean
    SD, CA Now in Colorado Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco 4x4 TRD OffRoad Rugged Trail
    SAW 2.0s, Wheeler's 3-leaf AAL, On Board Air, 255/85/16 Cooper Discover S/T, CBI Sliders, Built right UCAs, 6" Harbor Freight Lights (converted to HIDs), KC Slim Lights.
    You shouldn't hurt the truck at all. Toyotat rates it at about 1100-1300 payload. Just be aware that you might be riding on your bump stops.
     
  4. Apr 21, 2011 at 10:09 AM
    #4
    seligman

    seligman [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Member:
    #17207
    Messages:
    413
    Gender:
    Male
    Truck capacity is rated at 1300 pounds.

    My weight + pallet = 1071 pounds.
     
  5. Apr 21, 2011 at 10:13 AM
    #5
    S.B.

    S.B. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2009
    Member:
    #18838
    Messages:
    3,562
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sean
    SD, CA Now in Colorado Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco 4x4 TRD OffRoad Rugged Trail
    SAW 2.0s, Wheeler's 3-leaf AAL, On Board Air, 255/85/16 Cooper Discover S/T, CBI Sliders, Built right UCAs, 6" Harbor Freight Lights (converted to HIDs), KC Slim Lights.
    You should be fine. If it was me I would just load it all in the bed. IDK abou other but I hate the smell of cardboard, especially the chinese stuff.
     
  6. Apr 21, 2011 at 10:34 AM
    #6
    seligman

    seligman [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Member:
    #17207
    Messages:
    413
    Gender:
    Male
    Let's say a load is riding on the bump stops. Beyond that, how do you know a truck is overloaded?
     
  7. Apr 21, 2011 at 10:37 AM
    #7
    S.B.

    S.B. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2009
    Member:
    #18838
    Messages:
    3,562
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sean
    SD, CA Now in Colorado Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco 4x4 TRD OffRoad Rugged Trail
    SAW 2.0s, Wheeler's 3-leaf AAL, On Board Air, 255/85/16 Cooper Discover S/T, CBI Sliders, Built right UCAs, 6" Harbor Freight Lights (converted to HIDs), KC Slim Lights.
    If you over load a truck you will see part wear out quicker, the handling will go to shit. My dad has an 03 ford expedition and we loaded a bunch of stuff (probably over 1000 lb) in to it (behind front two seats and back) it sat really nose high and the steering became really loose and scared the shit out of me driving on the freeway.
     
  8. Apr 21, 2011 at 10:39 AM
    #8
    seligman

    seligman [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Member:
    #17207
    Messages:
    413
    Gender:
    Male
    I was talking short term. As in, how do you know a truck is too overloaded to drive safely?
     
  9. Apr 21, 2011 at 10:41 AM
    #9
    jking3002

    jking3002 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2010
    Member:
    #37187
    Messages:
    198
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jonathan
    Kentucky
    Vehicle:
    Scion tC
    Ricer muffler, window tent, trd shift knob.
    OP, you'll be fine. A few miles at 300 lbs under capacity isn't going to cause any damage. I had about 500 lbs in the back of my truck for ten hours with no issues. Sure the bed will sag for you, but it will go back into place after the load is removed. It isn't like you're doing this daily...
     
  10. Apr 21, 2011 at 10:42 AM
    #10
    seligman

    seligman [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Member:
    #17207
    Messages:
    413
    Gender:
    Male
    Thanks...

    I broke a leaf spring once (different vehicle) so I'm extra cautious ever since.
     
  11. Apr 21, 2011 at 10:45 AM
    #11
    S.B.

    S.B. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2009
    Member:
    #18838
    Messages:
    3,562
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sean
    SD, CA Now in Colorado Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco 4x4 TRD OffRoad Rugged Trail
    SAW 2.0s, Wheeler's 3-leaf AAL, On Board Air, 255/85/16 Cooper Discover S/T, CBI Sliders, Built right UCAs, 6" Harbor Freight Lights (converted to HIDs), KC Slim Lights.
    The experience with the suv I posted. The truck will handle bad, steering will get squirly (sp?), it will scare the shit out of most people driving overloaded. If your 100lb overloaded I would worry if its a one time deal going a short distance.
     
  12. Apr 21, 2011 at 7:20 PM
    #12
    iowa530

    iowa530 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
    Member:
    #12812
    Messages:
    159
    Gender:
    Male
    Iowa
    Vehicle:
    08 Double Cab 4X4, TRD
    I loaded about 900 lb of mulch into my DC last year. It was on the bump stops and felt terrible to drive. I only had to go about 1.5 mi. I felt like the truck should have handled it better, since that is below its rated capacity. I've wondered if this is an arguement for getting the rear TSB.
     
  13. Apr 21, 2011 at 7:55 PM
    #13
    jking3002

    jking3002 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2010
    Member:
    #37187
    Messages:
    198
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jonathan
    Kentucky
    Vehicle:
    Scion tC
    Ricer muffler, window tent, trd shift knob.
    Uhm yes. It bottoms out and rides "harsh" with a load under max. Totally a reason to get the TSB.
     
  14. Apr 21, 2011 at 8:01 PM
    #14
    DocCisco

    DocCisco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2011
    Member:
    #50967
    Messages:
    225
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    Utah County, UT
    Vehicle:
    LB TRD Sport 4x4
    Last weekend I had a 900 lbs. tree stump in the bed from Sat afternoon to Mon morning. The dump was closed until Monday morning. Bed was fine, bumpers showed some rubbing on the frame but the suspension bounced right back. I have a 3-leaf stock suspension.

    Before:
    [​IMG]

    After:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    And yes, that's me smiling in the cab of the loader. :)
     
  15. Apr 21, 2011 at 10:01 PM
    #15
    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Member:
    #3496
    Messages:
    4,841
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Myrtle Beach SC
    Vehicle:
    07 Prerunner SR5 DC/SB V6
    Magnaflow 12576 muffler & chrome tip, Westin step bars, 27% tint, Pop N Lock, AFE ProdryS, bed mat, Husky liners, D-rings added, Access Literider tonneau, Pioneer 4-ways all around, GY Wrangler Duratracs 265/75/16, 5100's @ 1.75", 1.5" AAL
    FWIW, mine bottomed out consistently with 300lbs in the bed. Can't get TSB? AAL!
     
  16. Apr 21, 2011 at 10:04 PM
    #16
    fsbrain03

    fsbrain03 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2010
    Member:
    #32179
    Messages:
    2,794
    Gender:
    Male
    Plasti dip the bed. That gives it a couple of hundred more pounds of holding capacity!
     
  17. Apr 23, 2011 at 2:53 AM
    #17
    seligman

    seligman [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Member:
    #17207
    Messages:
    413
    Gender:
    Male
    Everything went fine the other day. I moved about 250 pounds to the cab, so the bed had 625 pounds -- on a pallet, forward of the rear axle.

    To be honest, ride quality was great. Much better than an empty bed. It didn't bottom out on the bump stops.
    Acceleration was slower and braking not as good, but that's to be expected.
     
  18. Apr 23, 2011 at 7:22 AM
    #18
    jking3002

    jking3002 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2010
    Member:
    #37187
    Messages:
    198
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jonathan
    Kentucky
    Vehicle:
    Scion tC
    Ricer muffler, window tent, trd shift knob.
    OP, I knew you'd be fine. It seems to me that more dbl cab people have issues than the access cab guys. Maybe I'll open a poll about it...

    Also, it seems like its guys that have 400 plus pounds (ATVs/bikes) in the bed for hours at a time on the weekends that end up really needing the TSB for the rear leafs. Not saying that as a negative about them, they are using their truck in a manner it should be able to easily handle, and Toyota just screwed up on the leafs.
     
To Top