OK, I hate to sound totally ignorant about trailers, but I am. I have ordered this trailer: http://www.kaufmantrailers.com/catalog.php?ID=478db4b1123b6cf1c27e0cf7027012b222cab6d98ac7beb31e3f7c87b5638d9a&PHPSESSID=8e7547da104b4dbe3c56fde4a5f5fea2 But I had it shortened to a 20' trailer with a 4' dovetail. The order will not be finalized until I fax back the invoice so I need input from you guys before I do that. Here is what I am wondering... It says the G.V.W.R. is 25,900 lbs. The salesman told me the trailer weighs 5,900lbs. So does this mean that if you have the correct vehicle, that trailer can actually CARRY 10 tons of equipment? (btw...the actual trailer weight will be 5,000 lbs due to shortening of the bed...so I assume the G.V.W.R. would then be 25,000 lbs) You see, last year, I bought a 6 ton trailer..thinking it could hall 6 friggen tons, when in all actuality, it can only pull 5 tons, because you had to subtract the weight of the trailer to come up with what you could ACTUALLY tow. Live and learn I guess... I am also fully aware of the CDL that I am opening myself up to but here is the funny thing.... I told the trailer sales guy that I have a 2004 Chevy 3500 Dually with the Duramax and that I am going to be towing a 6 ton excavator, and he claims I am fine as long as I stay under 19,000lbs. I don't think he is right on that one...but why in the hell would he think that (other than the obvious...to sell another trailer). BTW...the 3500 is only a short time solution, as I plan to buy a larger truck next year...but I want to get a trailer now while I have the cash. I made a mistake buying not enough trailer last year...I don't want to do that again. Please help me here...I REALLY need some guidance and all opinions are welcome...even if it hurts my feeelings! Thanks!