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Old 05-29-2015, 08:28 AM   #15
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Another question, and I'm sure there will be more, can anyone give me opinions on the pros/cons or single vs. double axle?

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Old 05-29-2015, 09:06 AM   #16
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If someone has modified a TT, how do you determine the new weight if you are looking to purchase and need to know tow weights? For instance, if someone has added granite in the kitchen and bath, that adds a LOT of weight.

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Wherever the trailer you're considering might be, there should be a nearby truck stop, moving company, or whatever that has a CAT scale. These can weigh a big truck (movers charge by the pound, truckers deal with load regulations). Easy enough to weigh an Airstream there, assuming that the trailer is in a towable condition.

Airstream owners use these scales to adjust their tow hitch settings. You can deal with that once you've chosen your trailer.
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Another question, and I'm sure there will be more, can anyone give me opinions on the pros/cons or single vs. double axle?

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Well double axle will carry more weight on the axle, bonus, if one tire goes, the other can keep rolling for a moment.

Down side, harder to twist the trailer sharp, but that's a small downside cause you almost would never do it.
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If someone has modified a TT, how do you determine the new weight if you are looking to purchase and need to know tow weights? For instance, if someone has added granite in the kitchen and bath, that adds a LOT of weight.

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That granite would be removed within the first few days were it mine. Some things aren't meant to be. The cabinetry isn't made for that weight.

Understood your question regards changes by an owner. Still, the factory weight is decent starting point for purchase of a used TT. A few hundred pounds here or there really won't change anything unless the tow vehicle is genuinely marginal. Most will not be so. As a worry it really doesn't count for too much.

Water damage is still the big one. That, and a fire behind the walls.
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