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    Load leveling capacity ?

    so, i can put 20 blocks in my trunk. each weighing 30lbs and car should ride level? thats with no passengers or luggage or such. am casually contemplating hauling some blocks from my house to relatives house. only a thought. really dont want to do it. am pretty sure the spare tire cover will not like it. maybe 5 or 6 blocks each trip?

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    Re: load leveling?

    I put a piece of cardboard down to protect carpet and then a chunk of plywood if I have to carry anything heavy like that so it don't mash the cover in. Block them so they don't slide(no pun intended). Sucks when the slide around

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    Re: load leveling?

    Even a cinder block does not weigh close to 30 pounds ....... A 30 pound brick would be made of something denser than lead ...........

    20 or 30 good ol' building bricks might weigh 100 pounds........ no sweat, because you can easily carry two 200 pound passengers in the rear seat .........

    EDIT: Saw Ranger's post - Come to think of it, I've had four 40# bags of bird feed and 20# of grass seed in the trunk - 35 mile trip - no problems here, either. (We're on well water, too - and I sure am glad we don't need a water softener.)

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=standard+building+brick+weight
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    Re: Load leveling capacity ?

    Twice a year I load up on water softener salt. I usually get 10 50# bags and the car levels off and drives like it was empty. The spare tire cover doesn't seem to mind either.

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    Re: Load leveling capacity ?

    Just loaded my trunk with 4 boxes containing over 100 magazines of "cars n parts" and a 275 piece craftsman toolkit and she rode just fine.

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    Re: Load leveling capacity ?

    gvwr is 4926 lbs. i weighed car once at recycling. think it is 3800 empty?
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    Re: Load leveling capacity ?

    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating - max weight total of passengers, luggage, and car itself............... so you have about a 1,000# fudge factor.

    For anyone interested - pull into your friendly local gravel yard, lumberyard, road scales and ask for a weight slip.


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