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I'm looking at buying the LARAMIE LIMITED, 3.0-LITER V6 ECODIESEL, CREW CAB, 6'4" BED, AUTO TRANSMISSION, 4X4 and 3.92 gears.

The only flaw I can find with this truck is that I can't even put 4 of my buddies in it and a little gear without exceeding it's puny 859lbs max payload.

I'm looking at going on a hiking trip and since the 4 of us each weigh about 200lbs plus add in some tents, food and other random gear we will exceed the the ridiculously low payload.

What gives, that's pathetic...
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i am sure you will be OK.
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Yeah, I agree, but at the same point isn't that pathetic.... Heck, I can't even load my whole family in the truck along with my 4 wheeler. Isn't that what trucks are for?

I will tout all the great things about this truck just as much as the next guy but I don't have blinders on. This is something that can be improved upon.....

Go to the ram web site and look at the capabilities, it spells right out how much it sucks...
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Yes, it is pathetic... My GMC 2500HD has a payload of near 4000lb. By that standard, my RAM 1500 is just an oversized car. On the other hand, I don't tow or haul, so the 2500HD is a lot of expensive and non fuel efficient machinery to drive around in. After considering this quandary, I got the 1500 Regular Cab with long bed. The payload is right at 1200 lbs. Camper shell = 230 lbs, wife, dog and me = 350 lbs. That leaves about 620 lbs for groceries, etc. I think it will work.
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If a ford can work overloaded I think our trucks can handle the burden just fine. But if you are worried about payload, get coil and springs so you can replace them with stiffer and sturdier stuff. Switch out the tires for tires that can handle hard work and the frame can take the abuse. I think our tranny and engine will be just fine.
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Can this even be classified as a truck??? My tinny little Scion XD can hull 980lbs, that's 121lbs more than this so called truck. Why would they take an otherwise awesome vehicle and cut it's balls off, thus turning it into a glorified car. It's rather embarrassing and stupid don't you think?
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Our trucks are heavy very very heavy. If you want more payload cut weight with some of the features your adding to your truck.

More than you ever wanted to know about towing.

Understanding your truck and knowing how much is safe to tow...
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They need to hurry up and make electric trucks, if a tesla can get 2000 FT-LB's of torque, imagine what they can do when making an electric powertrain for a truck.
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Our trucks are heavy very very heavy. If you want more payload cut weight with some of the features your adding to your truck.

More than you ever wanted to know about towing.

Understanding your truck and knowing how much is safe to tow...

This is correct. It's a half ton truck. If it was regular cab 4x2 you would have more payload however we load them up with 4x4, crew cabs, and other options. That all takes away from the payload.
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Yeah it all adds up and quick.
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