So, How much dirt can I put in my 1996 Nissan King Cab. 4 cyl, rear wheel drive. Rear shocks are old, should I put heavy duty shocks on before I load it up? I want to keep as good a ride as I can for the normal empty load. I travel all highway. I was thinking of cutting a 3/4" plywood shaped to the bed liner bottom to protect the Nissan plastic liner. Take the tail gate off while loading and unloading?
Looks like the sticker shows I can carry 2,000 lb. ?? How much dirt is that? I'd guess filling the bed 1/2 way would be pretty heavy? I'm trying to figure how many trips would it take. Do you think I could back up fast, stop quick and dirt wold slide off the plywood out the back Would I be able to lift the front of the plywood to help it slide off????? I have on of those old bumper jacks that would lift it. Sounds to good?? Or will I have to shovel it all out of the truck?
I have to check measurments but HD rents a small excavator type thing with a bucket on the front. Its 36" wide. $100 a day. That would speed up loading.
I never loaded anything like this in a truck. Any suggestions would be welcome!!