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Payload overload risks?

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Payload overload risks?

2011 4.0L 2WD SuperCab Max payload 1120 lbs.
I want to transport 1785 lbs. of concrete pavers 150 miles all interstate and highway from Baton Rouge, LA to central Louisiana. 200 pavers at 17 lbs. = 1785 lbs. I loaded 65 for 1105 pounds with 60, or 1050 lbs forward of the rear axle and another 15 for 105 lbs. over the axle. I stopped at this point due to suspension sag looking about the most I felt comfortable with and knowing I had to make another trip locally anyway.
Because it’s 2.5 hours, 2 trips isn’t desirable. They’re 12”x12” and I have them 10 high and 3 wide and centered. If I put the remaining 35 or 600 lbs. behind the seats this would put some weight toward the front axle and I could move the 15 over the axle and stack them 5 more high on the most forward row.
Drive will be flat and all interstate I-10 to I-49 then highway to location.

So, you have the info, let me have it guys. Both barrels! Lol
If it were your truck, what would you do?

truck is excellent condition - 81,000 meticulously maintained miles. All fluids including transmission, brake, power steering and coolant all changed in the last 30 days. Engine has no leaks, doesn’t burn oil and runs flawlessly.
 
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Originally Posted by thorntonmellon View Post
2011 4.0L 2WD SuperCab Max payload 1120 lbs.

That 1120 max payload includes driver and passengers

If you weigh 180 lbs. and your passenger weighs 140 lbs.

1120 - 320 = 800 lbs. you can haul in truck,

47 blocks at 17 lbs each = 799 lbs
 
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What if I exceed that? By 600 lbs.?
 
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Then something will break

Not sure why you would want to do that to your truck in the first place.
You can rent a 6x12 tandem axle trailer, with 2,500lbs capacity, cost you maybe $45 for the day
And whatever breaks on your truck will cost ALOT MORE than $45, lol
 
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Points well taken! Thanks!
 
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If you don't have the heavier duty trailer hitch on your Ranger then get the largest trailer you can for the hitch you have and split the load, putting most of it in the trailer of couse
Upside is smaller trailer is cheaper, lol

Make sure to balance the load in any trailer, you want more of the weight in front of the axle(s), for tongue weight, or the trailer will start to fishtail while driving down the road
 

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