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Ah, the coil inserts.
Back in 'ol country they used to take a rubber doughnut off tank roller and laith those inserts out of them. Tank rubber is about as strong as it goes, will outperform any foam or polyurethane.
There is only one observation I need to make. That is a two axle trailer. It is sort of balanced on axles. With single axle trailer, won't it be more tongue load because it is a single point weight load on axle?
I also like how you noted that you should have bought a 4Runner for what you need. THAT makes sense.
here's unfortunate truth about my dilemma.
I used my HiHy as a truck for about 4 months, when we moved winter of 2016. Then hauled lumber and stuff in it. I, actually, sold a Silverado, bought Ridgeline, sold Ridgeline and bought HiHy because on old property, I was OK with HiHy as tower/hauler. But, as the result, signs of interior damage are showing. So no more.
But now I have 6 acres, 25% wetland. Suddenly, even my wife said - well, we need a truck.
Bummer. We already have 3 cars. TCH, HiHy and her RX350. Fast did I find that finding a 4x4 beater truck (wetland!) is rather challenging and bought a 94 4x4 K1500 - that turned to be so frame rusted that I am sitting waiting on title to come in to sell it.
So here I am. I am stuck with that truck for 2 months, till title shows. Will rather be ridiculous to go buy another beater. Spring is here, hauling is right around the corner. So either haul with HiHy, or rent truck, or pay someone. And the way property is, places I will have to go in in wetland are rather not for a nice car like HiHy.
But to sum up.... You think I should be fine hauling a yard of topsoil or two of bark? On a single axis trailer?