How Much Does a Truck Bed Weigh?

Truck beds are an essential part of the modern pickup truck. They provide the extra storage and hauling capacity that make pickups so versatile.

But how much does a truck bed weigh? It’s more than you might think.

The weight of a truck bed can vary significantly depending on the model, make and year of the pickup. Generally, lighter materials such as aluminum will weigh less than steel.

High-end models may also include features such as a spray-on bedliner, which can add additional weight. The size of the bed is also important; full-size beds are typically heavier than mid- or compact-sized beds.

In general, however, an average full-size truck bed without any extras will weigh between 500 and 800 pounds (227 to 363 kg). A mid- or compact-sized truck bed typically weighs between 250 and 400 pounds (113 to 181 kg). Keep in mind that these numbers are just estimates; it’s always best to check with your manufacturer or dealer for specific weight information.

It’s important to consider the weight of your truck bed when you’re loading it with cargo. Depending on how much you’re hauling, you may need to upgrade from a standard half-ton pickup to a three-quarter ton or even a one ton model in order to safely transport your cargo. You should also be aware that your payload capacity (the amount of weight you can haul) may be affected by the weight of your truck bed.


The weight of a truck bed can vary significantly based on its size, material and features but generally speaking, full size models tend to weigh between 500 and 800 pounds while smaller models may weigh between 250 and 400 pounds. When loading up cargo it’s important to take into account this additional weight as it can affect your payload capacity.

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James Gardner