Understanding a Truck's Towing and Payload Capacity

Confusing a truck's towing and payload capacity can cause a lot of damage to a vehicle. The towing capacity is the rating most often advertised and tends to be larger than the payload capacity. The difference between the two doesn't have to be confusing.

The towing capacity is simply any weight that you're towing behind the truck with a hitch. The hitch can be attached either in the bed of the truck or under the bumper to the frame, and both locations have the same rating. The payload capacity limits the amount of weight that can be placed directly on the truck frame, including in the cab and in the bed.

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