I am getting ready to order a 7x16 enclosed V nose trailer, pretty well set on H&H as I have dealers close to me and was impressed with the quality vs price point. I can't find any others near me that sell anything worth looking at. A friend has an H&H also and hasn't had any issues with it, its held up really well. couple questions before i order though: 1) Leaf or Torsion? salesman said yesterday alot of people are going back to leafs since drop axles have become more prevalent and they are much cheaper to repair/replace. I did a bit of researching on my own and I think leafs may be the way to go for me. It won't always be loaded properly for what we'll be using it for, both mowing and my wifes furniture business. I am considering adding a partition in the front to use for leaves and stuff in the fall so when thats empty there will obviously be more weight at the back. I like that the leafs keep the weight on both tires equally. anyone have differin opinions feel free to chime in, i'm not dead set on this 2) 3500 or 5200k axles? I doubt i would ever load this thing completely full with enough weight to require 10k, but since i am going to be ordering the price difference is negligible between the two. If i go with leafs, are the 5200k axles going to ride horribly when empty or lightly loaded? Mostly this trailer will see 2 standers, all my handhelds, and the misc. crap we all carry around ''just in case''. Plus leaves and whatever else in fall. I'll use it for other things too as needed but with the 3k axles that only allows roughly 4900 lbs of added weight. Everyone on here says to go bigger axles, which i have no problem with at all, but if its going to make it ride terribly i'm not sure i want to. 3) Outer skin- .023, .030, .040 are the options based on trailer level. how important is this really? the difference between optioning up a lower model and getting the top of the line is about 400 bucks. again i'm fine with spending the extra but if its really just a waste of money then why do it? Regardless of which model i choose they'll all have 16'' OC roof, walls, floor, 3/4 treated plywood floor, 3/8 walls, fully undercoated body, Line X on tongue and main frame and all the way up rear bulkhead.