Understanding the Difference Between Towing and Payload

Across the truck world, casual pickup owners often confuse the terms towing and payload. Although they both have to do with how much weight a truck can handle, their roles in a truck's capacity to get jobs done are not the same.

When a truck has a payload capacity of 1,500 lbs. it means that is how much weight you can put into your vehicle. Whether it is lumber you put in the back of your truck or using the bed of your truck to move furniture, your truck can only handle 1,500 lbs. of weight. Towing capacity is how much weight you can pull behind your truck. If you are pulling a 5,000 lb. trailer and your towing capacity is 7,000 lbs. you are well within your pickup's towing capabilities.

If you are ready to service your truck or want to talk more about towing and payload, schedule an appointment today at Wills Toyota.



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