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Payload vs Towing Capacity: What is the Difference?

What Is the Difference Between Payload and Towing Capacity?

There is a lot of convenience in owning a truck, especially if you need to transport items that don’t fit in a regular car. The two terms that describe how much weight a vehicle can accommodate are payload and towing capacity. But what’s the difference between them? Occasionally people use both concepts interchangeably, but they are actually not the same and understanding their difference is important to avoid serious damage to your vehicle. Read on to get a better understanding of these truck terms and why it is necessary to know the difference between them.

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