hey guys, my friend has a 16 ft equipment trailer, i will be purchasing. there is no data plate on it (that we can see). he does not have a title for it (not a problem in jersey). it is well built and by a professional trailer manufacturer. there are holes (on the right frame rail) by the tongue and i'm thinking that could have been where the id plate was. the tongue had been replaced, just prior to my friend buying it (5 years ago) and since he was only trailering lawn equipment, it was not a concern for him. the weight stamped on the replacement (tongue) states 5000lb max 300lb tongue. this trailer looks heavier than 5000lb... is there a sure shot way and/or rule of thumb to determine axle weight limits? moreover, are there #'s stamped on the axles, or can you look at the thickness/width of the springs and/or number of leafs on the spring to determine (approximate) weight? i was told by another friend "most" trailers over 14 ft have at least 3500lb axles (each) on them. sorry i don't have any pics... if need be, i can get some. thanks, looking forward to hearing from you all. have a good one.