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Old 08-25-2013, 09:04 AM   #1
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Loading up the 5th!

We have notice there is a pile of storage space in our 8528RKWS but for heavier items the shelving looks a little light. What or where do you put all the heavier items like can goods and heavier cooking utensils?
I suggested in the basement, did not get the response from the wife I was expecting.
Is there an easy way to increase the load capacity of these shelves, if so pics would be nice, thanks.

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Old 08-25-2013, 09:26 AM   #2
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Unless they've lightened them up, we've never have an issue with the strength of the shelving in the Rockwood version of your floorplan. We usually carry a case of bottled water, case of soda, all canned goods and dry goods in the pantry and cooking pots and pans in the lower shelf between the stove and fridge. We have noticed that if you stack too many dishes together in the upper cabinets they will bend the upper layer of the hollow cabinet bottom.



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Old 08-25-2013, 09:34 AM   #3
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Be very careful with loading your "fiver." With so much available storage space you can easily exceed your rated weight.

Don't ask how I know.

My first trip to the scales after I loaded it the first time was a shocker. 800 pounds over grossed WITHOUT water in the tanks.

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Old 08-25-2013, 09:51 AM   #4
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Good words of wisdom!
In our last 5th we carried only 920lbs cargo and that included 50 gals of water, so we really do travel light but have the odd heavy item. When we go south for the winter we take very little or no water with us so even lighter then. Having said that with heated tanks now the trip should be more comfortable knowing we can have water with us during the colder months traveling down to Az.
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