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Really good review by him and finally addressing the payload... but it may be too late as the 600lb limit is already stuck in everyone's mind. I don't even know what the rating is on my Dakota but I loaded with landscaping bricks once to the point that it basically bottomed out the rear suspension. Luckily I wasn't going far. Really looking into how these leveling shocks work and how it helps with a trailer attached.
 

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Really good review by him and finally addressing the payload... but it may be too late as the 600lb limit is already stuck in everyone's mind. I don't even know what the rating is on my Dakota but I loaded with landscaping bricks once to the point that it basically bottomed out the rear suspension. Luckily I wasn't going far. Really looking into how these leveling shocks work and how it helps with a trailer attached.
Glad that is all cleared up, but is there really that much space in the bed of the SC to carry much over 600 lbs? I mean, you could haul gold bars around, but most things don't weigh that much relative to their volume.
 

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I see this payload thing just like the infamous (and lame) excuse of "well it can't haul sheets plywood between the wheel wells so forget it". How many people really NEED to haul plywood every weekend? I had to do this ONCE because of a hurricane and my little Ranger Splash was up to the task - I put the tailgate down and had the wood in at a slight angle.

To me a smaller bed just means I'm not the one that gets a phone call when someone's friend of a friend wants to move heavy furniture up two flights of stairs :p
 

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To me a smaller bed just means I'm not the one that gets a phone call when someone's friend of a friend wants to move heavy furniture up two flights of stairs :p
YES! Yet another plus for the Santa Cruz!
 

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Ok, so driver, one passenger and you got a load capacity of approximately 1,000 pounds or 1/2 ton. I don’t know that you’ll get that much in this bed.
When you’re thinking about loads, just think how much 650 - 1,000 pounds really is. Fertilizer is sold in 40 pound bags, that’s 16 - 25 bags. A trip to Home Depot or a bunch of camping equipment shouldn’t be a problem.
650 pounds doesn’t sound like much, but that’s actually a pretty decent load.
 

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Things I’ve hauled in truck beds (some in my Baja):
Off-road motorcycles (dirt bikes) are 200-300 pounds.
Sport bikes 300-500 lbs.
Adventure bikes are generally below 600.
Some Harley hogs and Indians can reach 900 lbs. I wouldn’t try to put one of those in a SC anyway.
ATVs range 300-700 lbs.
Portable generators can weigh 50-350 pounds. A 10,000 watt diesel generator is 950 lbs dry.
Vehicle-mounted professional grade welding machines range from 600 to 2000+ lbs. Hobby level portables are 50-350.
A small block fully dressed Chevy V8 can weigh 650 lbs (LS6 is 460 😎).

Hope that offers some perspective. Trailering is always an option!
 

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Things I’ve hauled in truck beds (some in my Baja):
Off-road motorcycles (dirt bikes) are 200-300 pounds.
Sport bikes 300-500 lbs.
Adventure bikes are generally below 600.
Some Harley hogs and Indians can reach 900 lbs. I wouldn’t try to put one of those in a SC anyway.
ATVs range 300-700 lbs.
Portable generators can weigh 50-350 pounds. A 10,000 watt diesel generator is 950 lbs dry.
Vehicle-mounted professional grade welding machines range from 600 to 2000+ lbs. Hobby level portables are 50-350.
A small block fully dressed Chevy V8 can weigh 650 lbs (LS6 is 460 😎).

Hope that offers some perspective. Trailering is always an option!
The hardest I worked my Baja (other than many miles of towing) was hauling 15 rolls of sod (appx. 600lbs) every day for a month. Santa Cruz will never see that, cause I'll never sod another lawn, I'm to **** old for that B.S. :ROFLMAO:
 

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Well, this video muddies the water even more. lol He claims Hyundai revised the payload numbers on the SC. The SE is 1,900 pounds and the Limited is 1,568 pounds. On the limited, that is a 157-pound increase. Has anyone else seen this advertised anywhere else?

 

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Hyundai's website shows this on the specs page. Hummm?

Payload
Payload (lbs) *
SE 1,753 (FWD/AWD) /// SEL 1,532 (FWD/AWD) /// SEL Premium 1,521 (FWD) /// Limited1,609 (AWD) /// 1,521 (FWD) / 1,609 (AWD)

Maximum Load Limit / Vehicle Capacity Weight (lbs) *
1,411 all models






Are we to assume they all have a load limit of 1,411 pounds now? Do the payload numbers increase as they include all the different option weights that each model carries?
 

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Well, this video muddies the water even more. lol He claims Hyundai revised the payload numbers on the SC.
The payload is listed on the door jam, the manual has a section that covers the math needed to reach the final number since you have to subtract driver, cargo and trailer tongue. I have no idea why Hyundai can't just spell this out once and for all.

I'm never going to come anywhere near these numbers because I don't carry a scale around with me, passengers don't like it when you request their weight before they climb aboard ;)
 

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I just don't get how there is so much conflicting info from Hyundai with this. It's not like they haven't dealt with payload capacities before.

And yes, the limited says 1,411 pounds in the door jamb. The SE and SEL had higher ratings in the door jamb. Not they are saying all trims are 1,411 pounds? What? lol

I'm not too worried either. But I plan to tow an aluminum car trailer with a race car on it at times. I have to calculate tongue weight, supplies, and passenger weight as I am sure I could go over if I'm not careful. So it would be nice to know what the actual is versus some number based on a hypothetical 5-passenger scenario.
 

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The payload is listed on the door jam, the manual has a section that covers the math needed to reach the final number since you have to subtract driver, cargo and trailer tongue. I have no idea why Hyundai can't just spell this out once and for all.

I'm never going to come anywhere near these numbers because I don't carry a scale around with me, passengers don't like it when you request their weight before they climb aboard ;)
"Hey Honey how much do you weigh?" is never the way to start a road trip....
 

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Unless you really want to go alone! :cool:
Ya that comment will not get me to go alone unless I am going to a computer store.... Camping, Road trips, exploring she is just going to go and make my life ****...

But that being said I know I will find the look on her face funny as **** when she realizes what I asked.
 
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