Originally Posted by Ahab
Welcome. Nothing wrong with a single axle TT. A number of us in the 4Corners unit have them and haven't any problems.
I will explain why if given the choice I would go for a tandem axle trailer over just a single axle trailer.
My one and only experience RVing was back in 1989, when I drove both of my parents on a 39 day 9600 miles trip to Alaska via Inuvik and Fairbanks.
I drove my father's short wheelbase Ford window van pulling a 1976 16 foot Shasta single axle trailer that my father had bought to use as an office at his job sites building spec houses in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Before leaving on this trip I went and bought 4 new 8 ply radial tires for the van and never had any problems. But for the RV they said that I should just stick with new bias ply tires and not to get 8 ply steel belted radial tires. Sure enough, by the time we got to Inuvik we had to buy 2 new Micheling 8 ply steel belted tires after getting two flat tires with the arrow sharp rocks in the gravel roads.
Also the single axle trailer had all of its weight, some 3500 lbs I think just spread over two tires. Even though I aired down the tires on the washboard gravel roads, it seemed like many of the pipes and fixed appliances shook themselves loose and had to be replaced. Also by the time we finally got to Anchorage we had to replace both leaf springs due to metal fatigue.
From that trip I quickly realized that it is better to have the weight of your RV trailer spread out over 4 or even 6 tires instead of just two.
Now over 20 years later I am starting again from square one trying to settle on an RV that will get me to those far away places in one piece and economically.