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What I don’t understand here is that I see a lot of comments about it being overloaded… while that may be true, does this not happen all the time??? People this is not new… impressive maybe, but not new. We’ve all seen worse when it comes to overloading.
But how well does it handle like that is what I want to know.
It happens, doesn't mean that it is safe, doesn't mean that they don't run off the road, doesn't mean that they don't have an accident, doesn't mean they don't break an axle, doesn't mean that they don't have a blowout.

I can't tell you the number of pickups or trailers that I've seen on the side of the road, broken because they were obviously overloaded.

Weight limits are there for a purpose.

And many companies won't load you if you are beyond the limits.
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[QUOTE="Woodrick, post: 226741,

I can't tell you the number of pickups or trailers that I've seen on the side of the road, broken because they were obviously overloaded.

Weight limits are there for a purpose.


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All true… however… How Does it handle in this condition… Most important question!!
 

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I'm waiting for my Daul Motor version
I turned down the Fondation Series.
$100,000 is to much for any truck.
kinda hoping i don't get a FS invite, i'm wanting my dual, too. how easy was it to turn down, did you just ignore it or is there an actual check to turn down but maintain your spot. don't think i've seen this addressed yet, the how it actually happens. thanks.
 

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I don't know why anyone would say it's 'overloaded'. 1800 lbs is much less than the 2500 lb payload limit specification. The air suspension readjusted nicely after they finished loading it so I don't see any problem at all.

However, I think it would be cool if they could've put a weighing scale built in to the rear air suspension, to give an on screen indication of how much weight is in the vault. Could be useful also to the software for limiting certain things when it is actually 'overloaded'.

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I would love it if they put the actual weight on the screen as well. I believe they still could… software right?!? Update please 😉
 


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I would love it if they put the actual weight on the screen as well. I believe they still could… software right?!? Update please 😉
I dare say that it will eventually get in there. That's the sort of stuff that the Tesla engineers love to do.
 

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Like no other truck owner has ever done that.

Well, the whole vault is over the rear axles, and the payload spec is for the vault. The rear axle air suspension re-leveled itself just fine didn't it? Plus we've got 700 lbs to spare. Of the 1800 lbs only about 2½ feet or 500 lbs is past the vault, of which 330 lbs are still on the tailgate and a remaining 170 lbs are past the tailgate. That's less than 8 percent of the Cybertruck's overall weight extending past the vault with most of it still on the tailgate - so do you really think that the Cybertruck will have a difficult time handling that?

I don't think Tesla designed the truck expecting no weight on the tailgate either. So there's really not that much concern, once you also consider that lift or carrier platforms are attached to hitch receivers all of the time, not to mention trailer tongue weights affecting rear axles too.

I also happen to believe the Cybertruck can handle a little more out of bed load simply because of the lower CG and mass of the battery helping to keep the whole truck stable. But time will tell on that.

How about this - why don't we let the owner or someone else show us another video driving this load and see how it does, instead of armchair speculating?

I've seen a lot of trucks loaded like this all the time. So I don't really see it relevant to try and snapshot someone's loading of the Cybertruck just because they want to use it as a truck. Important thing is for the driver to be mindful of their load and then drive the truck slower and carefully accordingly to their destination.

Now, if the guy was stupid and drove reckless with excess speeds while loaded and something happened, it would be their fault but plenty of people would still be trying to blame the Cybertruck. But any truck can have the same thing happen, just like any truck can get stuck in the snow without proper snow tires or chains.

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After the load leveled it didn't look all that bad. A trailer would be better.
 

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Like no other truck owner has ever done that.

Well, the whole vault is over the rear axles, and the payload spec is for the vault. The rear axle air suspension re-leveled itself just fine didn't it? Plus we've got 700 lbs to spare. Of the 1800 lbs only about 2½ feet or 500 lbs is past the vault, of which 330 lbs are still on the tailgate and a remaining 170 lbs are past the tailgate. That's less than 8 percent of the Cybertruck's overall weight extending past the vault with most of it still on the tailgate - so do you really think that the Cybertruck will have a difficult time handling that?

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Also, exceeding the load limits of the tires, especially if under max inflation pressure, can cause sidewall bulge and tire overheating, leading to blowout.
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