Took my trailer into Standdons this morning. Got a call and of course the front axle
was bent. No problem to straighten however this is what I was told. The trailer weighs 5000 lbs dry and the axles are rated for 7000 lbs. While I never drive with loaded tanks I do have all the other camping traveling equipment in it and I am near maxing out the axles. The trailer is one year old. I was told I would probably need an axle alignment every year and including tire wear a new set of tires
maybe every year. That would cost somewhere around $600 all in. Option...change out the axles to a higher rating. These are custom from Standdons and cost $700 and at a 6000 lb rating for each I probably would never need an alighment again. I told Standdons to change them out and they credited the work on straightening out the existing axle.
Two things I've learned.
Standdons has always given me great upright service. Way to go guys!
Don't buy a trailer that is near maximum load dry or that will get you to maximum load wet. You will have problems.