[rescue] What a load of...

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Thu Sep 27 13:55:35 CDT 2007

On Thursday 27 September 2007 10:50, Francois Dion wrote:
> > On top
> > of that, I'm not sure you could physically fit 8 175lb people in a
> > minivan.  They're not going to spend a lot of money building them
> > up with a lot more capacity than 99.9% of their customers will use.
> > Besides, car manufacturers make trucks for people who want to move
> > cargo.  Use the right tool for the job.
> The avalanche is a truck tough... What's a normal capacity for a full
> size pickup truck? 3000 lbs? I've asked around and several thought
> their pickups were only rated for 1500lbs in the bed, surely that
> cant be right.

Pickup trucks and vans are generally rated by weight - 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton, 
or 1 ton (for 1000-2000lbs cargo capacity).

This is why I have a Box truck (and the last box truck I had w/o a lift 
gate is why my new one does have a lift gate. :)

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