The label, aka placard, shows the manufacturer's payload rating when the truck rolled off the assembly line. Assuming the dealer did not change anything on the truck, the label is accurate so far as it goes. The number will differ from what you can determine on-line--sometimes by a lot, sometimes by a little. You can get within about 10% by methodically factoring in Optional Equipment Weights from a chart. A cross-check is to find a truck on a dealer's lot that is close to what you want, note its official payload, and calculate from there.Do you think the payload printed on the label of a new Ram on a sealer lot would be accurate?
From the owner's manualI originally thought that the payload rating included the driver. I now think that it does not after weighing my truck, looking at the weight labels of many other trucks on dealer lots, and reading the fine print of published ratings. Some option combinations are even unavailable because there has to be enough payload for the number of people (5 or 6) the truck can carry. However, the CWR does include 150 lbs for the driver. Screwy, I know.
If you are getting your 1300 lbs from the Tow Charts understand that they refer to base weight of a model category (such as SLT / Outdoorsman / Bighorn / Lone Star) and do not reflect the actual built weight with standard accessories. For example, I looked at a couple of Quad Cab Outdoorsmans with Hemi engines and their payload rating from the weight label was barely over 1100 lbs even though the Charts claim 1330 lbs; the base SLT might have that much payload but not when trim packages are added. Ram does not make it easy to know what you are ordering. That's why I keep saying we have to weigh a given truck to know its actual payload rating.
I believe that it does. Here is why, from the manual.Does the payload sticker assume all fluids are full?
While sitting in front of a friends house today I was thinking about my 2015 ED Outdoorsman wondering when I would get it.... I was looking at my VW Jetta TDI and thought let's go look at the door sticker on my favorite car.The payload sticker is a joke on these trucks
The 15,440 lbs. is that just the 5th wheel camper weight or does that weight include the truck too?Took my ED and 5th wheel camper down and weight it all. Fully loaded and ready to go as if we were going camping. The scale ticket printed it out at 15,440 lbs. Have been using it that way most of the summer months and even this much weight the ED pulled it like a champ. That figures out that I was around 900 lbs over my weight on my rear axle. It also was getting right at 14.2 mpg at 60 mph.
after people in truck and tri-fold tonne cover I am left with 520 lbs of payload to be 100% legal , A big cooler loaded with food and drink's and a few other stuff will eat that rite up , let alone any type of decent trailer tong weight , look at this way even if you had 2 260lb guys in the back of the truck you would be at max weight , The truck can handle a lot more weight then it is rated for with the use of airbags or timbrem's as we see many post about , I am looking to buy a travel trailer now and I always like to stay with in the law but it seem's impossible with this truck's tiny payload ,Perhaps you could elaborate on that assertion? Maybe I have missed something important here and I'm all for learning.
I would assume that is both truck and trailer , That would leave the trailer around 9000 lb's and at least 1500 lbs of pin weigh " payload " plus hitch another couple hundred lbsThe 15,440 lbs. is that just the 5th wheel camper weight or does that weight include the truck too?
Do you have 3.55 or 3.92 ratio ?Took my ED and 5th wheel camper down and weight it all. Fully loaded and ready to go as if we were going camping. The scale ticket printed it out at 15,440 lbs. Have been using it that way most of the summer months and even this much weight the ED pulled it like a champ. That figures out that I was around 900 lbs over my weight on my rear axle. It also was getting right at 14.2 mpg at 60 mph.