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Old 05-20-2012, 11:29 PM   #1
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Hi I am new to the forums and have a 2012 Express. I am a plumber so I carry my supplies, tools and other work related stuff on my truck. I have a TracRac and a Bakflip F1 tonneau cover on my bed to keep my stuff dry and carry pipe. I recently ordered a TLC air suspension kit for my truck to even out the load and have better handling. I probably carry 7 to 800 pounds of cargo every day and get about 14mpg. I was just wondering if any of you guys carry a load and if you have any tips to get better handling or gas mileage or any other performance related stuff to compensate for the extra weight. Thanks.

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Old 05-20-2012, 11:29 PM   #2
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Hi I am new to the forums and have a 2012 Express. I am a plumber so I carry my supplies, tools and other work related stuff on my truck. I have a TracRac and a Bakflip F1 tonneau cover on my bed to keep my stuff dry and carry pipe. I recently ordered a TLC air suspension kit for my truck to even out the load and have better handling. I probably carry 7 to 800 pounds of cargo every day and get about 14mpg. I was just wondering if any of you guys carry a load and if you have any tips to get better handling or gas mileage or any other performance related stuff to compensate for the extra weight. Thanks.
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:13 AM   #4
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I used to work out of my truck as well. I guess I kept about that same amount in it. I suspect my Toyota carried more, as all telephone equipment weighed much more in the 80s than when I changed jobs in 2005.

Keeping the rear tires pumped up will help your handling. If is doesn't have a rear sway bar, one of those will also provide much better handling. If it does have one, a bigger one may be worthwhile.
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Welcome! I don't carry a lot of weight as a routine, but I can tell you about the mileage. With that weight, and I'm betting that you do a lot of stop and go driving....mileage is not ever going to be good. Under 55 our trucks do pretty good but with weight and stop and go there isn't much you can do about the mileage. At least you can still enjoy the power.
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