If I could offer one nugget of advice for the Easter Bunny (assuming he’s reading) it would be to ditch the basket and get a truck. While the basket certinately has a novelty flare synonymous with the Easter season, hauling chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, and painted eggs is much easier with a big truck. The question is what truck would best suit the Easter Bunny, and the team at Royalty Core set out to find the answer.
Based in Oregon, Royalty Core designs and hand-builds custom performance grilles, emblems, and headache racks. Their grilles and other unique truck parts have been featured in dozens of industry magazines, and are often part of award-winning SEMA builds. The staff came up with a math formula to get the hard boiled egg-hauling totals for the new Ford F-250, Chevy and GMC 2500 HD base models, Nissan Titan XD, and Ram 2500.
“We’re all about customizing your truck, so we thought adding something decorative to the bed would be a fun way to measure just how much these trucks can handle,” said Robb Kamp, owner of Royalty Core.
Here is Royalty Core’s brain scrambling (see what I did there) formula to determine how many eggs these trucks can haul.
One U.S. large, dyed egg weighs about 57 grams.
The egg’s density is 1.03 grams/cm3, so the egg is about 56 cm3 (3.4 cu. in.) in volume.
Round that measurement to 3.75 inches to account for the empty space around each egg.
Eat a chocolate bunny (optional).
Next, convert the volume of a truck bed from cubic feet to cubic inches, and divide by 3.75 to come up with an egg count.
Now, convert the weight of an egg in grams to pounds (57 grams = 0.126 pounds), and multiply by the egg count to get the total egg weight.
Write it all down in a table, check your work, and then brag to your friends about how much better your truck is than theirs.
“I can tell you when we started this, we weren’t sure any of the trucks could handle their max capacity of Easter eggs,” Kamp added. “That was surprising.”
And The Winners Are . . .
Weight totals mostly stayed beneath or just over each truck’s maximum payload, but one truck couldn’t haul the number of eggs that actually fit in its bed. Here’s the bed size, egg capacity, and whether or not these trucks were up to the challenge:
2018 Chevy 2500 HD – 61 cubic feet + 28,109 eggs = 8 pounds more than max payload.
2018 Ford F-250 – 65 cubic feet + 29,952 eggs = 3,774 pounds. Yes, it can haul!
2018 GMC 2500 HD – 61 cubic feet + 28,109 eggs = 8 pounds more than max payload.
2018 RAM 2500 – 58 cubic feet + 26,726 eggs = 3,368 pounds. Yes, it can haul!
2018 Nissan Titan XD – 59 cubic feet + 27,187 eggs = 516 pounds more than max payload.
So, based on this, the Easter Bunny (should) be getting either a new Ram or Ford. Chevy fans can counter by simply saying the Easter Bunny isn’t real. Nissan fans should just opt for the traditional Easter basket. It can probably haul more eggs.
Carl Anthony is Managing Editor of Automoblog and resides in Detroit, Michigan. He studies mechanical engineering at Wayne State University, serves on the Board of Directors for the Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation, and is a loyal Detroit Lions fan.