Trailer axle capacity
The trailer that I'm thinking I want to buy is a two-horse trailer that has a steel frame and fittings and aluminum sheathing. The two-horse trailer is 3700 pounds but I'm thinking of getting the XL size, which adds another 300 pounds. The total axle capacity is 7000 pounds.
So this is what I'm thinking. Basically the trailer empty is 4k pounds. Two horses inside put it at 6k pounds. Then there's tack, hay bales, a water tank, etc., and I start to get concerned that it's approaching max axle capacity. I asked the sales guy about it, and he said it's not a big deal, and also some of the weight goes onto the tongue so the total weight is essentially less.
I don't know... these guys are supposed to be all about super safe trailers. Am I over worrying? I really, really like this trailer but safety is my number one concern with buying a trailer.
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