Last week I ordered a 6.5' x 14' single axle trailer to haul my 2wb's and 1 rider, they total 2,000lbs. so I realize the 3500 would be sufficient to carry the weight, however when mulching and doing landscaping I often could use the larger weight capacity. I would like to stick to a single axle vs. dual, so my next option is to go with the 5,000 lb. axle. My dealer is supposed to call me back in the morning with the upgrade price. I will be pulling with my 1/2 ton '02 Dodge Ram. I would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions on this.