I am getting closer to making an actual decision on an off-road trailer. I currently plan to build a simple one, based mostly on the dimensions of Mike's Trailer. http://www.geocities.com/Baja/Dunes/6948/trailer.html So my question is, do I want to include trailer brakes? And if I did want brakes, what kind would I want? A quick search found this site with a listing of 3500 pound axles-- and a bunch of different brake options. I really don't know what these different brakes are. And one more thing-- how about buying a 4" drop axle and flipping it over?--that would seem to give better ground clearance but it might make the trailer to high. http://www.tjtrailers.com/store/axle-assemblies-3500-lb-6-on-55.html My original thought was that I did not need brakes, figuring that if a little jeep could tow a M416 than my FJ55 would not have any issues even with a trailer that is a bit larger than a M416. But now I am not as sure. What do you think? Jared PS-- Has anyone bought an adventure trailer? http://www.adventuretrailers.com/models_fargo.htm I saw these trailers at a hunt/fish expo, and thought they were pretty cool. They are real pricey though. I like the tent, but I am not sure if I would rather have the tent on the vehicle instead of on the trailer. I liked the size of the Fargo Trailer, and I noticed that it looks to be sized pretty close to Mike's design.