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Old 01-23-2019, 09:29 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Calamity Jesus View Post
These articles never mention that the Ridgeline has a 30% higher payload rating than the body-on-frame competition.

The Tacoma can haul 1,175lbs payload. If you were to max out the towing to the 6,400lbs that would mean the 640lb tongue weight comes out of the payload, meaning you're left with only 535lbs for passengers. That's gone really quick with a 4 passenger truck.

Lets say you have a 5,000lb boat and your family of 4 to haul, to make it fair... so 500lbs on the tongue of each vehicle and lets say 425lbs of passengers.

The Ridgeline has a payload capacity of 1,580lbs, so that leaves you with 1,080lbs of payload after the trailer and 655lbs of capacity for filling up the bed with camping supplies once you add in the family.

The Tacoma has a payload capacity of 1,175lbs, so that leaves you with 675lbs of payload after the trailer and only 140lbs of capacity for the camping supplies.

Edit: the trick is, now you've gotta load up your camping supplies on your trailer for the Tacoma... but with the Ridgeline you could put a pair of dirtbikes in the bed.
How often do you actually see people paying attention to tongue load and gross combined weight ratings for a vehicle? Cheers to you for knowing. In my experience you're among a very small group of vehicle owners.
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