Have you tried restarting your PC if for no other reason than to eliminate the possibility that your KB cache is full?
Just wanted to say thanks - that precise method worked really well for me. Just a couple of crashes and modded all my current (10? followers). I just waited for a 2-7 pass where the weight carryable changed then quick save/loaded.
When you open the inventory you see you main character but you must click on his portrait than press num 1, after its been aktivatet you press again on the portrait of the main character and press num 2-7 and then you press again on the main character portraint. You should now see the changed stats, if not try to click the portrait again and press num 2-7 and click the portrait again. If you see the changed stats close the inventory and press F5 to save the game and load with F8 if you go to the inventory again and it crash just restart the game and load the autosave game (this from the F5 save) and you will see the changed stats.
I hope this help you. 🙂
otherwise I could make a video, and show every step by step.