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Hardtop load capacity

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Predator, Aug 11, 2001.

  1. Predator

    Predator 1/2 ton status

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    Does anyone know what the load capacity is on the hardtop? Thanks
     
  2. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    I have sat on mine so I know it will hold at least 200 pounds.

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  3. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    I've got a 75lbs rack about a 100lbs spare and another 50 pound gear box on mine. So that's at the very least 225, then I put some spare axle shafts, a bike, a shovel and ax up there and no problems. Then to top it off I sit my fat a$$ up there to enjoy the offroad entertainment with a coke and a smile and it does fine. But again it's well distributed through out the top and towards the outside not the middle.

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  4. Can Can

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    Esteban has a really good point- load capacity has a lot to with how you distribute a load over an area.

    BTW, nice rack, Esteban[​IMG]!!!!



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  5. ChevyCaGal

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    My friends three kids who weigh about 50lbs, 60lb and 75lbs each stood on my hardtop and jumped up and down on it like fools for 10 minutes before I looked outside and saw them and yelled at them.... but to take that, considering they were pounding into the top it has to be a lot more sturdy then I ever thought it was......

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  6. HispanicPanic

    HispanicPanic 1/2 ton status

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    now i would asume the load capacity on a full convertable camper woulld be differant as aposed to a half camper. no?

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  7. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=purple> I know they hold a lot but not real sureof the total weight ...........maybe an old ad for the Blazer might have an info sheet in it ???

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  8. Pugsley

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    No idea on the precise weight, but mine has held about 300 pounds worth of fire hose on it before without caving in.

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  9. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Again no hard data, but putting 150 pounds in the center will "dent" the fiberglass. It will pop back out of course, but thats 150 pounds over a small area, in the center, where there is no reinforcement AFAIK.

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  10. pcorssmit

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    I have to jump up and down on the front of mine to get it back on. Takes 5-10 min, I'm around 200 lbs. No problems yet.

    Pete

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