Originally Posted by bikerfish
I'm no trailer guy(not yet anyways!), but what advantage would having the hitch connected to the axle? I would think it would be better isolated from the shock and movement that occurs at the rear wheel, especially off road. wouldn't having it attached to the axle also affect the way the bikes suspension reacts over bumps by increasing unsprung weight?
maybe not, just asking!
Probably pros & cons to either way, but it seems like the bike's suspension doesn't need any extra load to carry. Your points are good too, so I don't know which is best. Going to the axle looks simpler to mount.