what is maximum load in trunk?

digdug

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I didnt see anything in the manual regarding this specifically. Just overall limit placard on door

would 517lbs in the trunk be too much? I want to pick up vinyl plank flooring from the warehouse. shipping is $200.. the warehouse is only 45mins from where I work / 1.5hrs from my house so I definitely want to pick up somehow

thanks
 

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torrimac

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2 average humans is going to be approx 400 lbs. Just make sure you get it as far forward as you can, and make sure it is secure so in case something happens you don't have a package of projectile flooring.
 

Stealth TDI

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Hello,

If you really want to be certain (and precise), the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) is on the black placard inside the driver's door. Mine says

"GVWR 4255 GAWR FRONT 2249 / REAR 2116 LBS"

Take your car to a scale (I use the city dump) and weigh the car with only the rear tires on the scale. Subtract whatever it says from the "REAR" value on your sticker. That is the approximate weight you may center over the rear wheels.

For more of a general ballpark figure, subtract your weight from the value listed on the white tire pressure placard inside the driver's door. Mine says

"THE COMBINED WEIGHT OF OCCUPANTS AND CARGO SHOULD NEVER EXCEED 1014 LBS."

To my knowledge, the most weight I've ever put in the trunk was 400 lbs when I moved 55 gallons of biodiesel. This is in my Mk3:



I'm not sure what I'd have to load to exceed that. Bricks? :eek: That's why I have a trailer, unless said cargo is far too valuable to carry outside. Just my opinion.

Good Luck,

Scott
 

meerschm

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see if you can get the dimensions and give it a measure before you go.

should be able to just stack it in the back seat and either put the belt around it or at least secure with a rope on a child seat anchor or two. (just in case some nut cuts you off on the way home)
 

ZippyNH

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The US mob requires that any car with a trunk as big as a jetta (2body size) be able to carry the weight of said bodies....
:eek:
Since this thread is a few days old...bet the op has already done his pickup!!
 

digdug

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The US mob requires that any car with a trunk as big as a jetta (2body size) be able to carry the weight of said bodies....
:eek:
Since this thread is a few days old...bet the op has already done his pickup!!
haha not yet :) next Monday I drive to Cranbury NJ to pick it up.

I've measured and they will all fit in the trunk but like others have said, spread the load towards inside of vehicle (back seats folded down).

I'll make sure to secure in case - load shift of 517lbs might throw something off a bit I would think.
 

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Zippy - You're underestimating the space of the truck. It'll hold more than two bodies if they're "packed" correctly. ;)
 
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