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Creative solution to managing excess payload. . . :)

Creative solution to managing excess payload. . . :)

Postby Wyo George [OP] » Sep 06 2020, 7:37pm

I figured out how to gain a little extra payload on the wee 1500. . .

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Relax, it's just a joke. True story is I was in the middle of changing door bushings and remembered that employee was on his way in to do some sandblasting and I had a couple of the enclosed trailers parked in the way of the blasting pit. Rather than pay him to move them I decided to use the beater to move them instead of waking up the diesel. The kids got a kick of seeing me drive it around without a driver's door and I finished shuffling trailers right before my help arrived. I did have to snap one pic just for fun.
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Re: Creative solution to managing excess payload. . . :)

Postby nealinator » Sep 06 2020, 7:54pm

Certainly makes for easy ingress - egress....haha
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Re: Creative solution to managing excess payload. . . :)

Postby i82much » Sep 06 2020, 9:08pm

i wonder if on a wrangler or gladiator, which have removable doors, whether this might actually be a legal workaround to gain payload. i can’t see why not?
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Re: Creative solution to managing excess payload. . . :)

Postby SierraHarley » Sep 06 2020, 9:13pm

Sometimes I wish I could do this after eating at a Mexican restaurant and then driving home.
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Re: Creative solution to managing excess payload. . . :)

Postby Wyo George [OP] » Sep 06 2020, 9:14pm

i82much wrote:i wonder if on a wrangler or gladiator, which have removable doors, whether this might actually be a legal workaround to gain payload. i can’t see why not?


Well, technically payload isn't a legal weight, axle weights are what matter when you cross the scales, but I see your point. I'd say you may be on to something to gain a couple hundred extra pounds if you're intent on towing with the wrong tool for the job! Good thought.


....or use enough truck for the job at hand! :D
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Re: Creative solution to managing excess payload. . . :)

Postby Wyo George [OP] » Sep 06 2020, 9:14pm

SierraHarley wrote:Sometimes I wish I could do this after eating at a Mexican restaurant and then driving home.


Thanks for the laugh! I can totally picture that going on...
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Re: Creative solution to managing excess payload. . . :)

Postby nealinator » Sep 06 2020, 9:15pm

I wonder how many people actually consider Taco Bell as a Mexican restaurant? Haha
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Re: Creative solution to managing excess payload. . . :)

Postby Wyo George [OP] » Sep 06 2020, 9:18pm

Too many ,I'm sure.
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Re: Creative solution to managing excess payload. . . :)

Postby i82much » Sep 06 2020, 11:18pm

Wyo George wrote:
i82much wrote:i wonder if on a wrangler or gladiator, which have removable doors, whether this might actually be a legal workaround to gain payload. i can’t see why not?


Well, technically payload isn't a legal weight, axle weights are what matter when you cross the scales, but I see your point. I'd say you may be on to something to gain a couple hundred extra pounds if you're intent on towing with the wrong tool for the job! Good thought.


....or use enough truck for the job at hand! :D


i traded my wrangler for a 2500hd! won’t be running out of payload any time soon!
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Re: Creative solution to managing excess payload. . . :)

Postby Walkers » Jan 07 2021, 8:22pm

i82much wrote:i wonder if on a wrangler or gladiator, which have removable doors, whether this might actually be a legal workaround to gain payload. i can’t see why not?

What would you gain? 30 pounds?
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