I'm trying to put brakes on my trailer in preparation for a cross country haul across the Rockies in winter. I'll be towing with my rather light 1st gen Tacoma so I'll need some additional stopping power. I cant tell if there are brake flanges on my trailer though so I was hoping to get an opinion from someone who has dealt with trailer axles in the past. Does my trailer have brake flanges already mounted on it? I was thinking it would be more square shaped but I could be wrong.
My trailer is a 10x6 Cargo trailer with a 3500lb axle with a GVWR of 2990lbs. Would adding brakes increase the GVWR to 3500lbs?