I use a 16ft utility trailer, its got 3500lb axles, should have got brakes on one of the axles. but can add them,
Pull it with a 1/2 ton chevy p/u, I think it pulls just fine, got the trailer for $1248.00 new with new wheels and used car tires, second time I used it to haul jeep had a flat.
Just bought 5 new 8 ply trailer tires for it, so hopefully no more flats.
I think my friends and family use it more than I do, gonna have some stickers made up that say: NOT FOR HIRE/LOAN
I just bought a 16 foot Finish Line Elite with fancy LED lights last wednesday. Used it for the first time yesterday. Pulls great. 3500# axles, brakes on all wheels. I need to get a weight distribution hitch though. I cannot yet afford a dedicated tow rig.
I also bought the Macs Tie Downs Ultra kit in black. Makes tying down SOOOO much easier. Got the chain hook extensions, and loops right into my stake pockets.
There are all kinds of oddball axles out there, especially when it comes to older trailers. Homebuilts with mobile home axles are another type that you never can tell what they are rated for.
I traded a welding bed for an open car hauler. It has mobile home axles under it (which I hate) getting ready to order two 6000# dexters torflexs for it. Why so heavy you ask? We live by go big or go home, and the 10 ply trailer tires, and the 8 lug wheels are very plentiful and easy to come by 'round here Also, I like to run the same bolt pattern wheels on my trailers that I have on the truck. That has got me out of a jam more than once. 6000# is the smallest axle I can get and get the 8x6.5 bolt pattern,(in a torflex axle anyway)
We are building a trailer at work, using 2 torflex axles. Gonna see how it turns out, then decide if I want them.