Okay, seriously looking at making my K5 a trailer queen. Part of the reason is just to get rid of having to drive the K5 the minimum of 250-mile round-trip to the trails (bias TSL's and a welded rear), and the concern about breaking something seriously and being stuck 125 miles from home.............anyway........ As you know the base tandem axle car haulers are typically rated at 7,000 GVW, and the trailer by itself weighs at least 1,500 lbs.- 2,000 lbs., thus leaving around a 5,000 - 5,500 lb. load capacity for my 6,000 lb. Blazer. It seems as if a lot of the better built (i.e. heavier) trailers are only limited by the two 3,500 lb. axles......based on the fact that you can upgrade them to around 9-10k by just installing heavier axles, but that cost some money. Taking into account that the trailer axles will not have to support the tongue weight (I'm guessing at least 800 lbs.??) would a 7k trailer work okay, or should I just chuck up the extra money for a 9 or 10k trailer. I don't want to spend any more than necessary, but also don't want to go the cheaper route and then regret it.