Payload discrepancy between door jamb sticker and RAM web site

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A full tank of fuel is included in base weight. So you wouldn't subtract the fuel.

7100-1324=5776, your base weight. Real close to your guesstimate of 5718...maybe you lost some weight and didn't know it;)(actually the fact you didn't have a full tank of gas)

And remember the website is for a configuration not a specific truck
 

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certainly the numbers have confused me. I weighed mine at CAT scale and got 5960#. if I subtract me: 222#, the 20# of emergency gear I keep under the back seat and 120# for the 1/2 tank of fuel I had at the time, I get 5598# for the empty truck. that theoretically would give me 1502# of capacity..7100-5598=1502. my doorjamb sticker shows only 1324# available, not near what the chart on the ram website shows, so I just pack light when towing.
You got to fuel up full tank of gas before CAT scale.
 

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certainly the numbers have confused me. I weighed mine at CAT scale and got 5960#. if I subtract me: 222#, the 20# of emergency gear I keep under the back seat and 120# for the 1/2 tank of fuel I had at the time, I get 5598# for the empty truck. that theoretically would give me 1502# of capacity..7100-5598=1502. my doorjamb sticker shows only 1324# available, not near what the chart on the ram website shows, so I just pack light when towing.
If you subtract 1324 from 7100 it shows a weight of 5776. 5960-222-20+120 (the payload is calculated from curb weight, which includes a full tank) the result is 5838. Maybe it was 3/4 tank and not half? The 62# difference is about 10 gallons of gas.
 

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