Thanks, Gene. I might wish for a less tendentious manner, less what others consider pedantic, but early training in abstractions tends to linger. (Writing advertising copy, per your recent link, is no easy thing, n'est-ce pas?)
The "thing" about numbers is this: when I run into a problem I want to be able to fall back on a baseline. A zero re-set. I'd like for guys on AIR to look at the scale tickets and reported numbers from my logbook to help me in diagnosis. And, on other forums, with other savvy contributors to also help troubleshoot in the same way. In the overlap of RV's, commercial trucking, racing, and vehicle-specific experts, there is impressive overlap of how to dissect technical problems. The Internet makes new things possible.
Longest life at lowest cost with highest reliability is the backbone of safe operation, and not just my idea of how best to plan in allocating money.
As interesting as trailers are -- and as central as tires are to the Number One function of a trailer, mobility -- questions about operational use should be to the point. No deviations from agreed upon practice. In that I make it easy for my interlocutors thus may I generate more and/or better responses.
The idiosyncrasies of any rig are otherwise enough to occupy our attention (thus my earlier comment about "mind").
Following that, modelling the trailer to our taste and use is far more interesting at the end of the day than the smell of burning rubber. Symphony conductors live to a highly ripe age. Worn down mechanics, not so much. "Mind" is much at stake, then, in re-creating ourselves.
Finally, the arguments (the search) for what distinguishes good from better from best is little more than assembling the clock pieces that they (and the driver) wind down slowly together. Used to one another, as it were.
The search, then, is to make the future easier. Predictable on these counts of things mechanical.
1990 35' Silver Streak Sterling
; 9k GVWR.
2004 DODGE Cummins 305/555; 6-manual; 9k GVWR.
Hensley Arrow. 10-cpm solo, 18-cpm towing
Sold: Silver Streak Model 3411