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Old 02-09-2011, 11:39 AM   #15
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I have 2 airstreams with the OSB floor. Both are 23 years old. The OSB holds up jut fine unless it is wet for a long period of time. check for plumbing leaks and exterior leaks once in a while and it will be fine. I have patched one of mine under the vista windows that leaked and under the hot water heater that leaked. The other is perfect after 23 years.

I think the new trailers have plywood floors.

I use a Reese straight line hitch with the dual cams. You can get it with 600 lb bars. I would pass on the 1000 ln hitch. I let camping world talk me into taking a hitch with 1000 lb bars, then had to go back and buy the smaller bars. anybody need a set of 1000 lb bars?

Went camping with a person pulling a single axle with a short wheelbase jeep. He liked it. Bought it for national forest use in the East.

For the use you describe I think the single axle would be great. What size wheels does it have? 16" instead of 15" opens up a whole new world of tire choices. If you can get it with 16" do so. If you can run good tires it greatly reduces the chance of a tire failure.

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Old 02-09-2011, 12:33 PM   #16
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Don't worry about the single axle, just keep good tires on it, and check them often and you will be OK. I would second the choice of 16 inch tires instead of the 15 inch ones if they will fit. We changed them on our 20' Safari and really like them. More tire choices and a little bit more clearance. Also, if you like the 20' Safari, keep your eyes out for a good used one. We found ours in Florida on Craigslist and traveled 1500 miles to get it, but it was in practically brand new condition. We purchased it for less than a new Sport, and we love it. My wife and I think that it is the perfect size for our travels, is easy to tow, and has all of the space that we need. There are some good buys out there on used smaller trailers that are being replaced with larger units.

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Old 02-10-2011, 10:09 AM   #17
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By the way, our 22 came with a size 24 battery which died after 3 years. Since we boondock a lot, I replaced it with a 27 which required a bigger enclosure. I feel it's more than adequate for a 5-6 day jaunt.

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