How Payload Works


Can You Increase Payload Capacity?
If you're ever thinking about increasing a vehicle's payload capacity, that vehicle's manufacturer probably offers a towing package that can upgrade certain working parts and add special tools.
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If you're ever thinking about increasing a vehicle's payload capacity, that vehicle's manufacturer probably offers a towing package that can upgrade certain working parts and add special tools.

Knowing your vehicle's payload capacity is great, but what if you wanted to carry even more? Is that possible? What if you see a truck you really want, but its payload capacity isn't enough?

Truck manufacturers almost always offer optional towing packages for their vehicles. What's in these packages can vary from one company to the next, but they typically increase the performance of the tow vehicle and include extra tools for better towing. For instance, a truck with a towing package might come with a trailer wiring harness, a heavy-duty hitch and safety chains. The manufacturer might also install a bigger engine, stronger brakes and a better cooling system for overall increased performance.

Remember, overloading a vehicle with too much payload is a dangerous situation, one that can harm you, your passengers and other drivers. If a police officer pulls you over and determines that your vehicle is overloaded, it's possible that you may get a ticket for unsafely loading a vehicle -- something no one ever enjoys.

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