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Old 01-15-2007, 10:42 AM   #15
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What are you towing with? Where a 19' might be towed with a midsize SUV, a 23 might not.
My choice would be the 23, for the increase in space, and the extra axle.

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Old 01-15-2007, 10:46 AM   #16
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Jack, believe it or not the longer the trailer the eaiser it is to handle ...up to a point. If you've ever tried to back say... a small lawn tractor with a cart hitched to the back you'll know what I mean. The smaller the trailer the eaiser it is to jack-knife it when backing. There may not be a huge difference between the 19 and 23 but there's going to be some. A 23 is a piece of cake to handle and you'll welcome the extra space. People with 19's are going to defend their decision and rightly so, but if you just talking 3 feet go with the larger unit. If it were the difference between the 19 and 30 footer, I'd say go with the 19. Once you've camped for a`few days a little moving around room is a blessing especially on days that it rains. You've gotta go with what'll make you happy but for my money it would be the 23'... at a minimum.
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Greetings Jack and welcome-
Bigger is always better. A tandem axel always tows better than a single and if you have the TV go for the larger trailer. I know two people who last spring purchased wonderful brand new AS's only to trade them in by September for bigger models. Look at it like cutting an expensive piece of lumber, always a little bigger than too small! Good luck in your quest!
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Old 01-15-2007, 01:07 PM   #18
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size matters

In case you haven't seen it already, here's another good thread on the topic of size, 19" vs ??

Good luck with your decision!


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