Hi Benita! Congrats on the new trailer! I know you've been looking a long, long time! We need pictures!
Hey, I confuse easily ... but it sounds to me like you are talking "actual" weights for your rig and its axle versus the "capacity" of your axle ... which others point out is usually stamped on the axle or on a tag ...
actual vs capacity are two different things.
If you can't find the information there, perhaps we might be able to find someone on the net with the information.
Time has a way of dimming my memory ... but Casita
, for example, used to put their 13 and 16 foot trailers on a 2200 (2500?) lb capacity axle but several years ago upgraded all to a 3500 lb capacity axle.
But even in the days of the lighter axle, I rarely remember hearing about folks with an axle problem. My guess is the axle manufacturers probably over-engineer more capacity into the axle than rated or stated on the tag.
Since your Fiber Stream
is from the early 80s ... it would be my guess it's probably got a similar axle to what Casita
(and Scamp) used back then ... in the mid 2000 lb capacity.
Since the existing axle has stood the test of time ... I wouldn't worrry about it, if I were you.
Just go camping!
And if a problem should develop in the future ... I know a number of folks, for various reasons, have easily upgraded or switched out the axle (Webmaster Michael and Pete D. put new axles on the Casita
It's not a tough thing for any frame or axle shop to do.
Again, congratulations! Don't worry about it for now!
Where are you going on your first campout?