Choosing a Truck with Towing vs. Payload Capabilities

Do you know the difference between the truck's towing vs. payload capability? Here at Mountain Home Auto Ranch, we want to pass on these brief tips for understanding the differences.

When a truck has a certain payload, that number refers to the weight that is added into the truck. It doesn't matter if you are hauling a bed of rocks, four of your friends, or a box with a fifty pound set of dumbbells, they all qualify as a payload. Anything added into the truck is the payload.

Now towing capabilities are much different because the frame and suspension come into play. Usually, a truck can tow far more than it can haul, and towing capabilities are simple to comprehend because anything you attach to or put on a trailer behind the truck is considered towing capacity.

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