Interesting - my trailer came with two 7k axles and has a GVWR of something like 15,825. But, if I'm in an accident- the police may consider me overweight if I'm over 14k. Hmm.
We have a week-long trip coming up in a few weeks. It's the first of the season, so I imagine we won't be fully loaded. But- I do plan on weighing on our way out of town to get real numbers (and to try a dose of practicing what I preach!).
That cracked frame thread is heart-wrenching to read.