Originally Posted by KartRacer
I have a 7000 lb trailer, and like others have had many full sized loads on it.
Am I wrong thinking that, with 7000lb trailer, that 7000lb is the max for the axles, and that you are fine to load it over that, considering you are transferring some of the weight on the tow vehicle?
How are you transferring the load onto the tow vehicle? Thru the hitch? Most hitches (not including equalizer hitches) are only good for 300-500 pounds of tongue weight.
Bottom line, the trailer and cargo, free standing, should not exceed the GVW.