Originally Posted by jalvin
If it is a case of being overloaded as I think it may Can I upgrade to 7k axles and go to h rated tire instead of g rated if I can't carry any additional weight ie. food and clothing what good is the 5er
You should also have 1800 pounds or so of room for your "campin stuff."
Say 12,000 empty and 1870 for allowable cargo weight.
You have a BIG (NICE!) Fiver. Most likely you have more available SPACE than you have available cargo weight capacity.
My experience has been... If there is room; throw it in.
Might need it when we are camping.
My first trip to the scales had us throwing stuff all over the driveway as we pared it down to ditch almost a thousand pounds of tools and just junk. Back to the scales and then start over again cause we were STILL too heavy.
We keep a log now for every trip of what we used and what we carried back and forth without touching. If that happens 3 times to an item or food stuff it gets bounced.
Found out you really can buy just about anything you need; if it turns out that you really need it. Why carry 20 gallons of bottled water when the store is just down the block, etc.
Speaking of water, with only 1800 pounds of cargo available, a full 40 gallon tank of fresh water (8.3 POUNDS per gallon) weighs 332 pounds.