Best-Selling Pickup Trucks: July 2014

Fords Pair 2013 II

It seems that no matter how much attention the growing number of recalls is getting, new pickup truck sales keep plugging along. All the major truckmakers posted neutral or positive sales numbers for the month (and we include Toyota in that group) when compared to this time last year. The standout continues to be Ram, with a sales percentage pace for 2014 that is likely to beat the competition at the end of the year by at least 10 percentage points.

The midsize Nissan Frontier is also chugging along, getting every sale that isn't sucked up by the segment-leading Toyota Tacoma. But that won't last long. The new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups, which go on sale later this year, will arrive just in time to inject some much-needed energy into the long-ignored midsize pickup category. It remains to be seen if the new midsizers will cut into GM's half-ton market share or if they will lure crossover and younger buyers back to the segment. As usual, much will depend on pricing.

The year started slowly with parts of the country hammered by bad weather, but if manufacturers decide to use strong incentives and dealers lower prices to make way for new products it will be a roller-coaster ride to the end of the year. GM's new eight-speed transmissions, the 2015 Ford F-150 and both of GM's midsize pickup trucks all get to dealers in the fourth quarter of this year.

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Comments

@Zviera -

U.S. market share - July

#1. General Motors - 17.8%
#2. Toyota ---------- 15%
#3. Ford ------------- 14.7%
#4. FCA -------------- 11.7%
#5. Honda------------ 9.5%
#6. Hyundai/Kia------ 8.3%
#7. Nissan ----------- 8.5%

If you want to look at overall sales and market share FCA is much closer to the 5-7 placed companies than the Top 3.

For those "Buy American" types out their it is sad to see that GM and Ford are the only USA owned companies on the list.

@HEMI Vin Laden - the Clan from Ramistan appreciates your tireless Jihad.

The truth is out their...............

Good luck with that American Union labour made truck you plan on buying.............................

sorry,

Ram HD doesn't fit those criteria.

I can see why you suicide bomb these threads...................

you say one thing and do another.

Which model ram is rated to tow 30k??? Im guessing its a model and option package that isn't purchased that much or even ordered by the dealers that often.

@Lou
I have no idea, what do you wanna to say by your post, but WTF does it mean USA owned companies?
Do you know who are the shareholders? I don't think so. Could be Chinese or Russians retirement investors.
Do you know , who was the largest Apple China made investor or GM investor?
Saudi prince.

http://business.time.com/2011/12/19/saudi-prince-gains-another-u-s-media-foothold-with-300m-twitter-stake/

Did you know, that Microsoft makes 5 times more money from their competition android devices, because they have to pay royalties , then from selling Microsoft operating system with cellphones?

http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-is-making-2bn-a-year-on-android-licensing-five-times-more-than-windows-phone-7000022936/


You have no idea, how all the world is working so spare me with this crap about american made. There is no such a thing like american made. Forget it!
Your Ford is made by Mohammad jihadist, because they are shareholders you moron !

Italian RAM is still better, then Saudi GM or Chinese Ford.


Still, no small truck the size of the Ranger on the horizon. Midsized trucks are the size of large trucks a few years ago. Those of us who want and need only a small Ranger are left out.

What the sales figures don't tell you is the majority of the F-150 sales are to people that never owned a pickup truck before. First time pickup owners.
The serious guys that always owned a pickup and who would be lost without owning one are buying the Ram 1500.
The rookies own the F-150
The real tough guys that are experienced pickup truck owners are owning the Ram.
That's why the F-150 Owners get no respect.
The F-150 is not a serious contender in the pickup truck market

HEMI V8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EuQ6f8rgT4
I watched that about the DEATH WOBBLE
that's really disturbing!

I spotted a F-150 STX in a 4 door CREW CAB !
I never knew the STX came in a crew cab I thought you could only get the STX in regular and super cab ?
You can't get the eco-booze in the STX,,, right?

What do I have? 2013 FX4 in the super cab, I have the ONLY stripped down, no options FX4 out there, no options.
I could have got the STX super cab with options for $5000 less but I got the FX4 for the prestige (I paid $5000 for the FX4 Decal)

tell me how dumb I am

@HEMI Vin Laden - the Clan from Ramistan appreciates your tireless Jihad.

The truth is out their...............

Good luck with that American Union labour made truck you plan on buying.............................

sorry,

Ram HD doesn't fit those criteria.

I can see why you suicide bomb these threads...................

you say one thing and do another.


Posted by: Lou_BC | Aug 3, 2014 12:30:05 AM


I see the 14 year old Lou BC is back on his mommies computer again. You must feel like such a big bad little boy to sit on your mommies computer calling people names.

Here is some free advice little boy, grow the hell up.

Next time buy a true american truck made in Texas by Texans, buy a Tundra!

The Durango does not compete against the Tahoe and Yukon, it is in the same class as the Traverse, Acadia, and Enclave.

I would rather buy a Japanese truck made by Texans than an Italian truck made in Mexico. Can you say "fix it again Tony."

@greg--The Durango does not compete against those because those are crossovers and not SUVs. The Durango is more SUV than crossover. Most who would buy those would look at other crossovers like the Ford Explorer or Toyota Highlander.

@zviera - I am well aware of everything you posted except for the android royalties.

The problem lies with some of your fellow clan from Ramistan Jihadists.

HemiV8 and another guy "Buy American or say goodbye to America" both spout off buy union made and buy American BUT drive Ram products.

"You have no idea, how all the world is working so spare me with this crap about american made. There is no such a thing like american made. Forget it!"

Thank you for pointing out that fact to your Ramistan brethren.

Long live the Jihad. (until it implodes from stupidity).

@Hemi V8

" Lou-BC/ALL1, Bitch about me posting stone cold facts about their precious Ford brand"

"What I post about Ford is 100% FACT with little opinion which this site ask's you to give."


Oh really? You post mostly facts with very little opinion. Lets see.


"FORD IS NUMBER ONE==Ford most recalled brand of all" This is FALSE

"RAM

OUTSELLING------FALSE and by a wide margin

OUT TOWING-----This is somewhat false. Go back a read above where there is not enough payload in the truck for the driver when towing at maximum.

OUT PERFORMING-----This is only true in the gas 2500/3500 engines and 1500 diesel by default since it is the only diesel in that class. All other cases Ram is not outperforming the competition.

THE COMPETITION!
Posted by: HEMI V8 | Aug 2, 2014 1:00:15 AM

"FORD

NO GUTS-----OPINION

NO GLORY-----OPINION

NO INTEGRITY!-----OPINION

CHEEP @$$ INTERIOR-----OPINION

CHEEP @$$ C-CHANNEL FRAME-----OPINION

SUPER DOOTY!
Posted by: HEMI V8 | Aug 2, 2014 1:00:15 AM"

'Ram and Toyota both use standard curb weight as the basis for their payload and weight ratings, as per the SAE standard." ----------FALSE, there is no such thing as an SAE payload and GVWR standard

"Toyota has held to SAE standards for some time, but they only sell class one pickups in the United States, while Ram sells in classes one through three." --------FALSE, Ram doesn't have a class 1 truck

This is only going back just a few articles too. So I say no to your BS of "I only post truths with little opinion". I also call BS to your " I don't start these fights, everyone else does". There are plenty of articles that you start your crap of either Ram advertising, recalls that have no relevance you the article, or calling everything else but Ram crap sometimes under different names even without anyone else saying anything about Ram.

A few recent examples.....

You posted your Ram crap in an article it has no relevance in and no one even mention Ram. http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2014/07/2015-ford-f-450-super-duty-video-review.html


Again, here you posted your Ram advertising for no reason...
http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2014/08/classic-pickup-1970-ford-ranchero-gt-cobra-jet-429.html

Here is another. http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2014/07/ford-releases-pricing-for-2015-f-150.html

You want me to go back even further or are you done spreading your BS?

@ALL1
HEMI V8 is either a Ford fan trying to destroy the Fiat Rams sales surge over the past couple of years or a moron.

No one in their right mind would try and sell Rams using his techniques.

Hmmm..........makes you wonder about him and his purpose.

@Lou
Your first sentence was pretty good, but then you turned to jihadist crap again. Is this what All1 doesn't like about Ramtards? Taste your own medicine big boy.

@zviera - look up the term "cognitive dissonance" .

It occurs when one believes one thing and does another or believes in one thing and facts prove those beliefs flawed.

I'll stick to you and not pull the other Ramistani's into the debate.

You say Ram is best but statistically they don't have the same durability levels as Ford or GM. That is changing and Ram is improving.
Ram does not match anyone when it comes to hauling. I confine that remark to 1500's, PowerWagon, and 2500's.

You yourself admitted that you tow more than your truck is rated and haul more than it is rated and argue that it is safe.

There are those on this site like myself or All1 that aren't out to discredit Ram but to counter the BS you post for the expressed purpose of rationalizing your beliefs.

I could outline the same problems with HemiV8's approach.

Both you and Hemi V8 are capable of good dialogue and are both capable of being great contributors. I've seen the both of you do that.

There are too many discrepancies in what you say to back your Ram is Best ideology.

Same applies to what HemiV8 says.

Anyone who is driven by blind ideology is no different than any Jihadist.


@Lou
No Lou, I didn't admit I tow more than my truck is capable of.
I said I did think I overloaded my truck, but when I checked my aluminum trailer weight I said I didn't, so stop spreading false information over and over again. But if you like to troll, go ahead, I don't care. You are acting exactly like jihadist.


You are forced to choose what brand of a new pickup truck based on the reputation of your local dealer.
In my area the Ram and Toyota Dealers have a BAD reputation so I would never own one cause I simply don't trust those dealers to do the service work.
Not saying they are bad pickups but the local dealers are bad.
Maybe its different in your area of the country.

I am not crazy about my F-150 but I LOVE my local Ford dealer and that was the major contributing factor why I picked the F-150

What's the breakdown of F-150s, 250s,...? How much difference does that skew the numbers?

@Tom#3 - I admire the fact that you rate loyalty to people higher than loyalty to a machine.

The Ford Dealer treats you well and is loyal to you and you reciprocate by being loyal to them.

Kudos.

Many forget that trucks are machines and machines do not have souls.

Being loyal to a machine above all else is disturbing.

@Zviera - The door tag on my truck says "The Combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed..........".

Please note the NEVER part.

I googled a GM and Ram door tag and they said the same thing.

@: Ram Big Horn 1500 ahahahahahhahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahha

@zviera

"I said I did think I overloaded my truck, but when I checked my aluminum trailer weight I said I didn't, so stop spreading false information over and over again. "

Yes you did. You stated the following in this article back in February. ----> http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2014/02/dealers-order-8000-ecodiesels-in-first-three-days/comments/page/3/#comments

"I don't even know what capacity it has. Last summer I loaded everything I needed, include Versys 1000, 2 adults, 2 kids 18 and 16, 23 years old son doesn't come with us for many years. Then I hooked up travel trailer weight distribution bars.......
Posted by: zviera | Feb 21, 2014 9:53:32 PM"

Then you stated this later on after we told you where your payload sticker was.

"I just checked.
My sticker says 1071 lb. Which is half ton. I have a fully loaded 4x4 half ton truck which I am happy with.......
Posted by: zviera | Feb 21, 2014 11:02:52 PM"

According to Versys website, a Versys 1000 has a curb weight of 526lbs. SO lets do the math on everything else. I am just going by average weights here of Canadians since I don't know your exact weights.

526lb.....Versys 1000
187lb......Zviera
153lb.....Mrs. Zviera
187lb.....23 year old son
140lb..... 18 year old
125lb..... 16 year old
_____________________
1,318lbs payload

This is already 247lbs over your trucks payload capacity even before you hooked up your trailer that you stated that you pulled.


By your own statements, you did in fact overload your trucks rating.

85% of people who own a half ton truck tow 5k or less so who cares about a max tow rating as long as your in the neighborhood of 10k? There's not a better truck for Ride and Handling than the Ram. If you haven't driven one of each then don't even comment because your opinion is as irrelevant as a towing capacity in a half ton truck.

Zviera

Even if your 23 year old son didn't go with you, your payload would be around 1,131lbs which is still 60lbs over payload even before you hooked up your trailer. This is also just counting people and your Verys, not any gear you all were bound to have in the truck.

@All1
Nope , you are mistaken with all of ours weight. You are right just about Versys 1000 weight. As you corrected yourself my son doesn't come with us. Your numbers are off and I didn't overloaded my RAM 1500. Don't forget my weight distribution bars as well next time.
Good luck to you next time.

@All1
And don't forget my door sticker includes spare tire, dvd player,
heated, cooled seats , heated steering wheel, all bumpers and chromed side steps. And it's J2807 SAE certified. So let's talk, when your Ford will drop your magic numbers and you can stick your payload up to your oz.


@zvierra

Okay, then what was the weight of each one of you? Let me make each one of you anorexic then to make it just about the best possible scenario for your side of the argument.

526lb.....Versys
150lb.....Zviera
125lb.....Mr. Zviera
100lb.....18 year old
90lb.....16 year old
_________________
991lbs payload with very underweight people, no gear, and no trailer

Again, your max payload sticker for your truck is 1,071 lbs.

Weight Distribution Hitch(WDH) do not effect the weight already in the truck and only the trailer tongue weights so it doesn't decrease this 991lbs you already have in the cab. The WDH only distributes SOME of the trailers tongue weight being applied to your rear axle up to the front axle and back to the trailer axles. At the most it would take off about 25% from your tongue weight being sent back to the trailer axle.

With the safety minimum 10% trailer tongue weight and very optimistic 25% of that tongue weight being taken off by the WDH. That would mean that you went over your payload if your trailer weighs more than 1,070lbs. If I am not mistaken, your trailer weighs considerably more then that.

Sorry, there is no way around it. Even with me giving your family very low weight, no gear in the truck, the lowest tongue weight percentage, and a high WDH weight transfer percentage, you still overloaded your truck. Facts are facts even though you choose not to believe them.

Oh, and all door sticker payload numbers are for that certain truck with the certain options it has, NOT what the manufacturer advertises. What the factory advertises in their charts is pre options. The door sticker is the payload for your truck after all options which is why it changed from truck to truck depending on options. Basically they start with what they advertise on their charts, they every option applied takes away from that number to the one you see on your door.

Most Fords come with different interior and exterior options like different center consoles and different bumpers so depending on what option is chosen will alter the payload sticker. Ford didn't take off equipment to add to the F450 payload rating either. It did it to make the truck lighter so it will fit into a class 3 instead of it's class 4. They did not feel that a 350/3500 should be towing that kind of weight due to the low payload left towing at it's max so they gave the 450 that rating since it had a lot of payload left at max tow. I happen to agree with them that a 350/3500 shouldn't be towing that kind of weight, but they should keep the F450 in the class 4 medium duty where it belongs. I do understand that keeping it in class 4 would require them to "detune" their engine due to the tighter emissions in class 4.


Lastly, there is no such thing as SAE payload rating so no truck is SAE "payload" certified. There is only a SAE tow rating standard. So saying that your truck is SAE payload certified is a false statement.

Please stop jibber jabber about payload and passengers weight if you don't know what you're talking about.

2014 payload ratings allow for 1 150 lb driver.

2015 ratings which haven't been announced yet will include 150 lb driver + 150 passenger.

All GM, Ram and Ford 2015 payloads will be J2807.

*Not Ford, not GM, not Ram take anything off of their half tons to come up with the payloads.*

Onto the HD and the scanedlous removals....

Stuff came off of the HD's because that is what they can be ordered but the radio, center console and spare tire only came up to 109 lbs. GM takes off the bumper and spare tire so that's about a wash.

Ram says they don't tank things off? Yes they do:
-10 gallons off their EcoDiesel gas tank
-2" off their standard beds
-5 gallons off of their HD LB fuel tanks
-no safety cage for the cab/roof smaller cab, etc.
That's a couple hundred lbs right there and it cheats the customers more than what Ford and GM did in calculating the HD weights.

@All1
It's legal in Alberta to pull second trailer behind the first one.
My tongue weigh was very , very low, because I made second full size hitch on the trailer rear bumper to hook up platform with generator, tools, gasoline and water, so I didn't overload my truck.
I am planning to pull my small utility flat deck with new 2015 ATV I should have maybe this week behind my trailer.
I didn't overload my truck. Good luck to you next time.


@zviera

Notice I said the minimum safe trailer tongue weight above is 10% of your trailer weight. Any lower then that and it would make your trailer very unstable even with your bars. In fact most WDH manufacturers recommend a minimum tongue weight at 10% of the trailer weight when using a WDH. How much does that trailer that you have weigh? I could have sworn you have said it weighs over 5,000 lbs at one point.

Even if I applied a very unsafe 5% tongue weight of 5,000 lbs, which would be 250 lbs, and subtract 25% from that (187 lbs) it would still put you over payload using the very light family weight I used above with no gear in the truck. That trailer of yours would have to weigh no more than 2200 lbs to keep you under your max payload rating using an unsafe 5% tongue weight. You also stated that you put that Versys in the back of you truck so I don't know why you brought up the 2nd trailer thing.

Zviera, I know you hate admitting things so I will stop here and let it be, but no matter how you try to say you didn't overload your truck, the numbers speak for themselves and you already implicated yourself.

Ram says they don't tank things off? Yes they do:
-10 gallons off their EcoDiesel gas tank
-2" off their standard beds
-5 gallons off of their HD LB fuel tanks
-no safety cage for the cab/roof smaller cab, etc.
That's a couple hundred lbs right there and it cheats the customers more than what Ford and GM did in calculating the HD weights.

Posted by: Dave | Aug 4, 2014 2:47:04 AM

You are so full of crap your eyes are brown. Ford and GM removing parts is just dishonest.

Nothing you have on your list of the Ram was removed to falsify the two rating or load capacity of a Ram.

Your list of items about the rams is the biggest joke I have read yet on this site and let me tell you that took a lot considering you had to out do Lou BC, All1 and RamJunk to earn that honor.

Stop your grasping at straws and just admit that Ram did the best job of all the truck makers to meet the SAE J2807 standards as not a single Ram pickup lost any tow rating and some trucks including mine the rating went up under the SAE J2807 standard.

@All1
The second small utility flat trailer I have is for ATV, which doesn't fit at my 5'7" bed, but my Versys will fit there diagonal.
I just explained that I have an extra platform hooked to the trailer rear bumper hitch with generator ......to counterbalance tongue weigh for less.
My trailer doesn't weight 5000 lbs.
You can go on and on about it, but I didn't overload my truck.

Here is a tip for Mark Williams.
Load all 1/2 ton all gizmo loaded trucks to their maximum payload and measure squat, uphill acceleration , Moose Test and ofroad trail best time and handling.
I am 100% sure, that RAM has extra room in all tests Ford doesn't.
They would be J2807 certified otherwise.

@zviera

You have been stating what you and your trailers doesn't weigh, but you are not stating what they do weigh. You are purposely not stating the weights because you know you are overloaded and just don't want to admit it even though your own statements say otherwise.

Fact 1: If you and your family were of normal weight, no extra gear in the truck, and your trailer weighs more than 1,070 lbs, then you were over your payload even with a WDH.

Fact 2: Even if you and your family were severely underweight with the weights I stated above, no extra gear in the truck, and your trailer is weighs more than 2,200 lbs, then you are over your trucks payload.

Facts are facts buddy and you can't change. Just because you say you don't want to admit you didn't overload your truck doesn't mean it isn't so. I mean, you can say a wild grizzly bear never sh!ts in the woods, but that doesn't change the fact that it does.

@All1
So tell me what was my tongue weight? Not what is suppose to be, but what was really my tongue weight? Ohh, you don't know that.
Facts are facts and you can't change that. Just because you say my tongue weight is what ever you say it doesn't mean it is in reality.
I didn't overload my truck.

@Dave/All1,

True that GM does not delete options for its 2014 half tons.

But GM said it will start this practice on the 2015 half tons: they'll be taking off the bumper and the spare tire, etc. on the Silverado/Sierra 1500's.

I don't think that's right because 2015 GM half ton advertised max payloads will be 100-200 lbs higher than they should be.

Ford says for the F-150 it will use the base weight with nothing deleted.

People need to start calling out GM on the forums to change this practice!

More on this from 13 hours ago.....
http://www.autonews.com/article/20140804/OEM/308049927/ford-gm-play-with-numbers-for-bragging-rights

GM is losing 150 lbs due to the J2807 passenger figures, so they have to start taking off the bumpers and tires and whatnot on the half-tons, too. Disgraceful.

GM's response? We don't delete anything.

GM's reverasal? Sorry, we are doing it. Ford started it first!

Ford's response? No we didn't. Nothing deleted ever was or will be from half-tons.

GM response? We'll we're doing it to be fair.

@Jason - people need to be educated and look at the GVW rating on the door tag.

That's a good habbit to have, but they don't advertise the payload on the doors. And they hide the fact that they delete the bumpers and tires.

This also causes a problem when someone orders a truck and cannot look at the door jamb to make sure what the payload will be.

If GM deletes the bumpers and tires off the 2015 half tons they will be boosting the advertised payloads by 100-200 lbs.

Before we just had to factor in for options weight added, now at least GM buyers for half tons will have to factor in the option weight being added and for the bumper and tires weight being deleted from the website/towing guide payloads.

Then unless you expect to drive around without a spare tire and bumper, you'll have to add that bumper/tire weight back on.

I hate this practice. It was bad enough on the HDs but now GM doing it the half-tons which have a lot lower payloads, is really bad.

Good. The more of these gas-guzzling "lifestyle" trucks that are sold, the sooner it will all end. Can't wait for $10+/gal gas

Exactly. I have a hard enough time wondering how acccurate the published payloads are, because of options that can be added. Now if I am a 2015 Chevy 1500 buyer, I have to factor in the weight of standard items (bumper/tires) GM will REMOVE. This could be more troubling than a HD, but some of the half-ton ratings are cutting it close to the minimum I would need. I don't like this.

I agree that a 100-200 lb delete may not make much difference on a HD. But it could make or break a HALF-TON's published payload. GM needs to be publicly ridiculed and petitioned to stop this from happening.

@Zviera

A trailer weight of less than 10% of the trailers total weight makes the trailer unstable and will sway uncontrollably that gets worse the faster you go even with some form of mechanical trailer sway control. WDH manufactures also require a minimum 10% tongue weight with their hitches. So lets run through this again...

526lb.....Versys
150lb.....Zviera
125lb.....Mr. Zviera
100lb.....18 year old
90lb.....16 year old
_________________
991lbs payload with very underweight people, no gear, and no trailer

Again, your max payload sticker for your truck is 1,071 lbs.

Weight Distribution Hitch(WDH) do not effect the weight already in the truck and only the trailer tongue weights so it doesn't decrease this 991lbs you already have in the cab. The WDH only distributes SOME of the trailers tongue weight being applied to your rear axle up to the front axle and back to the trailer axles. At the most it would take off about 25% from your tongue weight being sent back to the trailer axle.

With the safety minimum 10% trailer tongue weight and very optimistic 25% of that tongue weight being taken off by the WDH. THAT WOULD MEAN THAT YOU WENT OVER YOUR TRUCKS PAYLOAD IF YOUR TRAILER WEIGHS MORE THAN 1,070lbs, AND I KNOW THAT 21 FT TRAVEL TRAILER OF YOURS WEIGHS MORE THAN 1,070LBS BECAUSE THERE IS NOT A 21 FT TRAVEL TRAILER ON THE MARKET EVEN TODAY THAT WEIGHS LESS THAN EVEN 1,500 LBS. FACE THE FACTS, YOU OVERLOADED YOUR TRUCK, PERIOD.

@All1
"A trailer weight of less than 10% of the trailers total weight makes the trailer unstable and will sway uncontrollably that gets worse the faster you go even with some form of mechanical trailer sway control."

No All1. Don't forget, I have also sway control friction brake installed, on the top of sway control bars, so my trailer is stable even with zero tongue weight.
Check my posts from the time you are referring to.

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2014/02/dealers-order-8000-ecodiesels-in-first-three-days/comments/page/3/#comments

@All1
This is how sway control friction brake looks like, if you don't know.
Best cheep part for your trailer safety at all, NOBODY USES BUT ME.


http://www.hitchwarehouse.com/store/product/11338/Friction-Sway-Control-83660-Pro-Series/?gclid=CKXAnN2j-78CFcI7MgodmlsAog

@zviera


Even if you used that thing, you were still over your payload going by the numbers.

Also, click and read the instructions for that Friction Sway Control you just posted.

" Proper trailer loading is your first-line defense against dangerous instability and sway. Heavy items should be placed on the floor in front of the axle. The load should be balanced side-to-side and secured to prevent shifting. Tongue weight should be about 10-15 percent of gross trailer weight for most trailers. Too low a percentage of tongue weight can cause sway. Load the trailer heavier in front.

http://www.hitchwarehouse.com/pdf/83660.pdf

Numbers don't lie, you were over your payload.

@All1
No All1, I wasn't over my payload. Maybe I didn't meet your criteria for tongue weight, but I didn't overload my truck.
Good luck to you next time.



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