If you're in the market for a new truck, you'll be looking at a lot of different factors. Two things that you'll want to pay attention to are towing and payload. At LCM Used Car Center in East Petersburg, PA, we'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Towing capacity is pretty straightforward; it's the weight that you can pull behind you in a trailer. Note that the weight of the trailer is also included in the towing capacity. In general, bigger trucks with sturdier frames and more capable engines can tow greater amounts than their counterparts.

Payload is the amount of weight that a truck can carry in its cab and bed. Since it's just a measure of weight, it doesn't matter whether you're carrying one thousand pounds in passengers or bricks. The payload is directly related to the vehicle's Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. This indicates the truck's maximum weight when loaded down with cargo.

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