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Old 09 May 2005, 03:10 pm
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If I take the rear seats out how much weight can I haul in my
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Should be in owner's manual. I know you can only tow 1,000 pounds.
I always figure they must've allowed for 3 or 4 250 pound passengers....[:I]
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owners manual says,front seat 2 occupants
rear seat 3 occupants
luggage 115 lbs
rated vehicle capacity 865lbs
so does this mean total of 865 total
5 people 150 lbs equals 750 plus 115 865
I'm not very big and I weight 190
I'm confused
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Old 09 May 2005, 06:03 pm
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Jimbo,

Chrysler's saying you can't drive the cruiser anymore until you lose 40 pounds.

You got the math right. Chrysler's guessing at the average weight of 5 people plus luggage, so feel safe with around 900 lbs. total. If you've lowered the PT I'd take it real easy over bumps.
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Thanks ,I'll take the wife's Cruiser.[}]
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Since most manufacturers assume that at loaded capacity, there will be a combination of men and women in the vehicle, they typically use an average weight of 150-155 lbs per person. The 865 lbs total is the real guiding number in this case.

The standard used for motorhomes is 153 lbs average weight per person across the industry, so Chrysler's 150 is reasonable. They probably also assume that some of the 5 people are likely to be children.
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To answer the rest of your question, the rear seats weigh about 110 lbs total. So, if you take the back seats out, and you are the only person in the car, you should be able to add 785 lbs of additional "stuff" to the inside before you overload your PT (865+110-190).
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Well done!!

O.K., Can you answer this...




A train leaves Phoenix bound for Tucson at 60 miles an hour. Another train leaves Tucson bound for Phoenix 10 minutes later traveling at 50 miles per hour. Given that it is 110 miles in between, how far apart will the two trains be when they meet?




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