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Old 09-03-2016, 05:19 PM   #1
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I am getting ready to work on making some concrete repairs and I need 16 bags of 60# mix.

I was wondering if that may be too much to put on the back of my SUV (Nissan Pathfinder)? 16 bags of 60# is 960 pounds almost 1000. While I think it's not a problem to seat 5 people of say 200# in the vehicle which would be about 1000 pounds, to put all 1000# in the rear cargo area would mean 1000# over the back wheels.

Should I break it into 2 or 3 trips?

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According to Nisan a 2013-16 Pathfinder has a 1400# load limit.
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Old 09-03-2016, 06:31 PM   #3
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Think of it as giving a ride to your 3 fat cousins. No Problem.
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Break it up into more trips.

I have tried to haul a few hundred pounds in the cargo area of a small SUV , and every little bump was Wheelee-ing and scared the --- out of me.

I suggest a light weight trailer, or something like 1/3 a trip.

It ain't funny when your front wheels leave the road at even 25 MPH.


So please be safe, and do not try all at once.


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I certainly agree with de-nagorg, I wouldn't even consider taking it all in one trip. As you mentioned in your OP, if not only how much weight but where will be located in the vehicle. If your vehicle has the option of folding down the back seats so you could distribute the weight more towards the center of the vehicle it probably would be okay. I certainly wouldn't want to put it all in the cargo area.
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Spread a tarp too, those bags are always dirty and tend to have little leaks.
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For $20 or so you could rent a truck --just a thought---
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Why not put four bags on the floor passenger area, three or four on the floor of each side of the back seat, and the rest in the trunk? This would be very similar to hauling passengers around.

Or else just do two or three trips... it's not too far for that, is it?

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