Towing vs. Payload: What's the Difference?

If you've always believed that a vehicle's towing capacity and its payload capacity are one and the same, you wouldn't be alone. However, there are big differences between the two, and ignoring those differences can result in major damage to your vehicle.

Payload capacity is the additional weight that a vehicle can support within itself. Anything from a cooler in the back seat to a haul of gravel in the bed of a pickup truck is payload. Towing capacity is what a vehicle is capable of pulling. Since the weight on a trailer is distributed on its axles rather than on the vehicle, the weight will be higher than payload capacity, but keep in mind that certain accessories may be required to tow heavier loads.

To learn more about your vehicle's load capabilities, visit Ramey Toyota.



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