How accurate is the gvwr?
Reason I ask is I have a tracer air 250. According to my tires load rating, they can support 7k pounds. The axles however are 2800 pounds each. I've been googling and it seems as though dexter does not make a 2800 pound axle, only 3500 pound units. They have a disclaimer that mounting equipment, tires, and wheels will determine the actual load carrying capacity based off the lowest rated factor.
So my question is, what is that factor? Is it the aluminum wheels, Springs, or maybe just a huge safety margin on the tires? My yellow sticker says I have just 951 pounds of cargo capacity and that includes weight if propane. So after I subtract 267 pounds for water and 140 for my dual 6v batteries, I'm left with a little over 500 pounds for cargo.
I'm mentally weighing the tools, chairs, grill, food in the fridge, pots and pans, etc, and am at or over the gvwr of 6085 loaded up for camping. Could I jump to a higher weighted tire and get more capacity, or is it the structural frame of the trailer itself that will break if I add more weight/gear? The 255 model had substantially more cargo capacity and weighs similiar, which had me thinking axles were the limiting factor but if I truly have 3500 pound axles shouldn't I be good for 7k ish pounds gvwr?