overlanding weight issue with Jeep

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You definitely need to take weight into account doing an overlanding rig. I actually have everything added/subtracted in an excel sheet to keep track of my allocation. A 2 door would make this really hard and I'm happy I went with a 4 door. I removed the back seats to save on weight and increase room. Also make sure to mount heavy items as low as possible. For example, I have my house battery, charger and water tanks at the rear footwells. I highly recommend air bags in the rear as well to level out your rig since most of your added weight will be there.





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Just thought I would mention that if you load your vehicle over the posted limit on the plaque and have an accident, there is a high chance that your insurance company will try to get out of paying.
It is likely they will win too. Check your insurance fine print to see if there is something in there.
 

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And axle bearings, those have a load bearing rating. Basically it comes down to reliability. More weight = less reliability and prone to more breakage when doing more technical off roading and road miles long term. My humble opinion is reliability should be the top priority for your rig. If you can’t resist the gizmos’ added weight, disperse it to a towed trailer and it’s axle. That does present issues in itself as far as mobility but one should be able to plan around limitations.
 

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I’m too a sucker for gadgets especially electronic and cooking. It’s just last few years everyone is overloading their vehicles, keep it simple.

I can go super light but also built a expo/camping trailer for the cool factor of glamping. The one thing I’ve gravitated to is setting up camp then exploring in a empty Jeep.

No matter how ya go atleast you are getting out!

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Would you mind giving a little more info about your trailer? This is not what I expected when adding a trailer was mentioned.
 

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Would you mind giving a little more info about your trailer? This is not what I expected when adding a trailer was mentioned.
Yeah no problem, it’s 4’x6’ trailer, 35s w 3,500 lb axle. Has RTT, awning, running water, power, etc

We used the #campncrawltrailer on IG feel free any questions if u see something

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I have a two door soft top. The maximum cargo weight listed on the sticker on the door, including passengers, is only 700 lbs. Wondering how important this weight limitation is? Is if for the tires or driveline or axels or all the above? For those of you that are using your Jeeps for overland adventures how are you dealing with this weight issues? After I add up 2 passengers, my Gobi rack, winch, under body armor, fridge, water, etc... I’m over weight limit. Thanks
Common knowledge manufactures always post load rating capabilities low to be safe. You’ll be fine, load her up to the bump stops.
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just take it slow in the bumps haha.
 
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Overlanding Has Become Overloading

90s Bolt On Honda Guys have grown up to be Overlanders

#keepcampingsimple

LoL seriously tho we all overpack and get sucked in by the gadgets
I just recently bought my Jeep and will probably be doing some overlanding, but I've been into backpacking for years. Everything I need for 5 days out in the backcountry fits in a pack strapped to my back (less than 40 pounds). Who needs all that fancy stuff to go out and have fun in the backcountry? ;)
 

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I just recently bought my Jeep and will probably be doing some overlanding, but I've been into backpacking for years. Everything I need for 5 days out in the backcountry fits in a pack strapped to my back (less than 40 pounds). Who needs all that fancy stuff to go out and have fun in the backcountry? ;)
I couldn't agree more! Everything about the performance of your Jeep, from traction to power to fuel economy to breakage to wear and tear is accelerated as weight goes up. I'm keeping mine as close to its svelte prize-fighter factory fresh weight as I possibly can!
 

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I just recently bought my Jeep and will probably be doing some overlanding, but I've been into backpacking for years. Everything I need for 5 days out in the backcountry fits in a pack strapped to my back (less than 40 pounds). Who needs all that fancy stuff to go out and have fun in the backcountry? ;)
We don't all overland the same, I'm building my rig to ride most of the day and setup camp for single nights. So in my scenario, my unpack/pack time needs to be fast and efficient. A lot of thought must be put into it as weight increases fast and I'm against the idea of running over payload capacity. Also keeping the center of gravity low is something to keep in mind.
 

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