I want to assemble an offroad capable small trailer (4x6) to haul my dirt bike and attached jobsite-type tool storage box.
This is the trailer I am considering.
It has a 2000 pound axle and 1750 pounds load capacity. I want to flip the axle for more clearance, and put on larger tire/wheel combination that fits the 5 lug 4.5in pattern of trailer hub.
Storage box would be mounted long side on right side of trailer, and the dirt bike would be on the left.
Between the axle flip and larger tires, I hope to pick up maybe another 6 inches clearance.
The intent is to have a trailer that a stock 4x4 tacoma could take through "easy" 4x4 terrain.....not the rubicon.
Total load on trailer would be 1100 pounds, which is well below max rating of 1750.
Also I hear standard ball/hitches are not the way to go when off road. I am considering this hitch - Lock and Roll product.
Any suggestions before I proceed?
Is the Lock and Roll type hitch a worthy addition?
Is the 2000 pound Dexter axle on this trailer adequate for my intended use and load when off road?
Will the higher center of gravity given the axle flip and new wheels be a concern?