Originally Posted by Pitch1
Why would they print a sheet specifying a particular VIN with all standard and optional installed equipment listed and have the information provided be wrong? Lawyers would have a field day with Chrysler Corporation if I was within the specified limits on their document and disaster struck. If there is error I would think that it would be on the conservative side.
I wish I could answer that question. It's why I stopped thinking published specs relating to tow rating and cago capacity were gospel. You'll notice the OP weighed his truck with the family loaded. Their weight directly reduces the cargo capacity. In my situation, my family of 5 plus car seats/booster seats is easily 300lbs more than the 150 driver GM allows for in their published specs.
I tried looking up your truck on Dodges site, it shows curb weight + 150 driver leaves 1388 payload remaining. Slightly less than you reference, but not an enormous difference.
I still would be interested in knowing you trucks actual CAT scale weight with driver and passengers typical when camping + the hitch and see truly how much cargo weight is remaining. It's the extras that manufactures can't factor in, VIN specific or not.