yea its a 5x8 v nose. dunno how much.I can lift it with my hands and maneuver it with ease when empty. I'll get the weight when I get home. it should be on the ID plate.
That trailer should weigh around 850 lbs. and have about 85lbs. of tongue weight at rest.
As you can probably tell by my name, I know a great deal about trailers. I have a trailer business in OKC that myself and my father opened about 10 years ago. If anyone ever needs any advice, pointers, how-to's, or a good lead on where to buy cheap parts in your area, just let me know. I learn so much from these forums, and like to give back when I can.
The main thing to keep in good shape on your trailer is your bearings! Most people overlook this, and it can cost you. If your bearing completely fails ("burns up") you can, and usually will, lose the entire wheel/tire/hub assembly and the trailer will be draggin on the end of the axle and the u-bolts. If you're a DIY person, it's really easy to do, and if not it's fairly inexpensive to have done at a reputable shop - usually around $25-30/wheel.
If you want to check your bearings the easy way, jack up your trailer (safely) and spin the wheel. It should be silent. If you hear a roar, or growl you are about to have problems. Second thing to check is the bearing lash...grab the tire at 6 and 12 o clock. Rock the tire back and forth from top to bottom. There should be just enough play that you can Barely feel it moving - about 1/16". If there isn't enough slack in the bearings, when they heat up and expand, they have nowhere to expand to and will eat themselves up so to speak. If there is too much play, the bearings most likely need to be repacked or replaced if they have any damage/overheating.
I also think everyone should go to LED lights - they are cheap now, last forever, and are brighter/safer than incandecent.
Hope this helps and, again, if anyone needs any questions answered, please feel free to ask!