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Old 01-22-2004, 11:24 PM   #15
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I try to avoid towing a single axle, I had one decide to act up once, as slow speeds, going down hill, when it swayed violently in a cross wind, and collided with the bridge I was crossing at the time. It was totalled, and the truck had one or two scary moments. Had I have had two axles, the trailer would have had more in line resistance to keep it straight.

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Old 01-23-2004, 01:19 AM   #16
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I hardly know that my trailer is back there. If i didnt see it in the mirrors i wouldnt think i was towing. Even fully loaded with gear and water it tows like a dream.

Granted it is a small trailer but it is a single axle. It tracks right behind my truck and doesnt wobble at all. I dont use a WD or sway bar.
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Old 01-23-2004, 01:28 AM   #17
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I have an '80 28' International (double axle) and an '02 Bambi 19'. If I needed to choose, I would probably choose to tow the Bambi over the International (with a Ford F-150 4x4, no W/D hitch). It just tows a little less conspicuously, especially in the mountains.
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Old 01-23-2004, 06:32 AM   #18
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Thanks all for your replies. I just have a gut feel when looking at the Bambi that just like Rfield54 and Van, the Bambi would just tag right along on nothing but the ball hitch, especially since we're pulling it with the big 1 ton tug. If it doesn't, can always buy the Equal-I-zer.
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Old 01-23-2004, 08:12 AM   #19
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Having towed a 19' Bambi and a 25' Safari as well as when we were kids having seen what a 24' SOB towed like, I offer the following info:

24' SOB (dual axle) with all the proper hitch and sway. It towed just fine (towed a least 20,000 miles).

25' Safari w/ dual cam system (dual axle)-- tows perfect (but only about 50 miles so far).

19' Bambi (single axle) with friction sway and weight bars, no sway, no bounce, no nothing. Towed like a dream (having towed it about 1500 miles)!

The SOB was towed with a 77 Ford LTD wagon with a 400ci engine and then a 1985 Suburban 2500 w/454. The Bambi and the Safari were/are being pulled currently by a 1996 Impala SS 350ci LT1.
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Old 01-23-2004, 12:21 PM   #20
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Never had a problem towing a Bambi

I have nothing to compare against but I have never had a problem towing our 19' Bambi with our '99 Chevy Blazer V6. When caravaning with others, I have been told that our trailer is sometimes "airborne", but I never would have known that if someone didn't tell me.
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Old 01-23-2004, 12:50 PM   #21
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I can't imagine our trailer spends much time aloft. I guess next time we hook it up we'll have to drive into town and back and I'll follow in my car and see how it rides from behind. Maybe that's why everything inside gets so topsy-turvy after a trip!
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Old 01-23-2004, 01:51 PM   #22
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I've been behind mine as have others that have followed me........ at no time has any coach I've owned left the ground!
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