I called Forest River and spoke with Becky. She stated that the payload in the specifications is for toys, water, gas etc - basically anything you put in the trailer. She said the best indication would be the GVWR sticker in the trailer itself. She also stated that you can get the axle capacity from a sticker and/or tag on the cross-beam of the axles. I asked if the number lug nuts was an indication of axle capacity and she said not necessarily - I had read previously that 5 lug was 3200 pound and 6 lug was 5400 pound - she said the sticker/tag on the axle cross beam was the only true indication.
Here is what is on the GVWR sticker in the trailer:
Minux UVW 6513
Minus Fresh Water 880
Minus Propane 63
CCC for Trailer 3638
There is another sticker by the back door that says 2000 Max Capacity for Cargo Area. The tire size is 235/75/R15 and the wheels are 5 lug.
So according to the GVWR sticker, I am good to go on this particular trailer - what does CCC stand for?? Cargo Carrying Capacity?
Thoughts - am I looking at all of this correctly? This is a used trailer so I want to ensure that it has the capacity that I need because I can't go back and hold the dealer accountable as another poster did.