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I've got a 2017 Transit 250, I want to transport a Spacekraft tote liquid container that weighs about 3000 pounds (comes on a 48x48 pallet) a couple hundred miles - is this doable? The cargo weight capacity seems to be right though close to the max for this vehicle... I'm curious if anyone has any experience in this area?
 

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hmmm, sounds like some chemical off-loaded from a railroad car while parked under a bridge. did Walter White and Jesse help load this ??
 

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I like playing with numbers so I did a little math. Spacetotes with a footprint of about 48 x 48 hold about 330 gallons. At 3,000 pounds that works out to about 9 pounds per gallon. Assuming he rounded up, and there is the weight of the actual tote itself, this could easily be just water. But this is the internet, and why use fact and logic when you can make gross assumptions and speculate like most of the news outlets do these days..

So if it just over 3,000 pounds then that's a little heavy for water, but heavier than kerosene, light oils, gasoline, ammonia, turpentine and alcohol..

Muratic Acid is about the right weight. So is Acetic Acid, Napthalene, Phenol.. Hmmm.... should we be concerned?
 

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I've got the original window sticker, it's a 2017 250 MR Transit cargo van. Interior height at the outside wall is about 66" & 70" at the center of the cargo area.

148" Wheelbase. 3.7L TIVCT V6 & 6spd auto.

It's a sticky situation, I'm (hopefully) transporting molasses!
 

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I've got the original window sticker, it's a 2017 250 MR Transit cargo van. Interior height at the outside wall is about 66" & 70" at the center of the cargo area.

148" Wheelbase. 3.7L TIVCT V6 & 6spd auto.

It's a sticky situation, I'm (hopefully) transporting molasses!
"molasses" , Whew, Gaprunr you can call off Homeland Security now. o_O

Semper Fi
 

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Any more responses on this?

Can a Transit 250 with this wheelbase handle the weight of a 3000lb liquid tote?
 

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Your payload capacity is around 3900 lbs in your configuration. You will be fine as long as you strap your cargo down REALLY well.

You don't want to die smushed between the steering wheel and 1.5 tons of molases when you have to do an emergency stop because a kid ran out in front of you.
 

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I wouldn’t think twice about it, this sort of cargo is what the van was actually built for. If you can, load it with the center of the tank forward of the rear axle. If you have the vinyl floor put down some 2x4s or plywood so you can slide it. Strap it down thoroughly.
 

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Definitely load it in front of the rear axle and use 3" wide ratchet straps, not the 1" ones from China Freight.

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