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Old 10-23-2007, 03:07 PM   #15
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Come on, how do you share one axle between two trailers, timeshare?

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Bill...you are such a smartie-pants!

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Old 10-23-2007, 03:10 PM   #16
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Bill...you are such a smartie-pants!

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Shari,

You set yourself up for that one and I could not resist.

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Old 10-23-2007, 03:24 PM   #17
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Bill - See post #2 footnote...
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Bill - See post #2 footnote...
Shari,

I can't remember yesterday, must be the smoke, much less four days ago.

Back to your regularly scheduled thread.

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Old 10-23-2007, 03:38 PM   #19
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I agree with the majority, two is better, and I must add that two is especially better when backing.....really big difference.

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Our Tradewind is a single and the Safari is a double. I always get the Tradewind backed into it's parking spot on the first try. Sometimes it takes three with the Safari. One is easier backing up. Advantage with two is more load, and if I do get a flat no jacking is required.
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Old 10-23-2007, 03:46 PM   #20
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I can't remember yesterday, must be the smoke, much less four days ago.
But, I thought you didn't inhale!?
I know, I know...not that kinda smoke! Stay safe!

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Old 10-24-2007, 12:55 PM   #21
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I've towed both single and tandem axle Airstream products (the single was a 20' Argosy), and I agree with everyone else. The single bounces more on the bumps, has more of a tendency to want to sway, but is less drag when towing (takes less power to pull it). The tandem rides smoother, tends to sway less, but takes more power to pull it. Of course, there is the flat tire thing.
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Old 10-24-2007, 01:13 PM   #22
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But with two axles, you don't have to carry a spare, just remove the damaged wheel and limp to a tire dealer.

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Not if your like most of my friends with two axles and loaded to max.
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:44 PM   #23
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I've towed both single and tandem axle Airstream products (the single was a 20' Argosy), and I agree with everyone else. The single bounces more on the bumps, has more of a tendency to want to sway, but is less drag when towing (takes less power to pull it). The tandem rides smoother, tends to sway less, but takes more power to pull it. Of course, there is the flat tire thing.
I agree. Also, like Rick, I think a single axle trailer is easier to backup. This is from experience with a 24' Tradewind single axle and a 24' Argosy double axle.

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Old 10-25-2007, 01:15 AM   #24
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Good and bad things can be said about 2 axles vs 1 axle. I selected my trailer based on the size and layout that I wanted. I let Airstream decide how many axles it would have.

I think small single axle trailers look better that the longer double axle trailers. I prefer to tow with two axles, which also means twice as much brake. And when buying tires I really wish that I had a single axle.
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I love this forum!

...because I think it's great that everyone's willing to throw out an opinion on things...funny thing is that for a lot of it, it boils down to personal preferences.

So here's my 2 cents: I have not towed both double and single axles...just a single. I have been told that manouvering a double axle while backing in is easier, and I have certainly been frustrated with the "short pivot point" with our Bambi (that point when no matter which way you turn the steering wheel the backend of the trailer keeps going in the same direction, and it's time to pull forward and "get in front of it again")... I figure when and if I tow a double axle I will have learned the tricks completely and can comfortably enter myself in a trailer-backing-up contest!

I will say, as a single axler, that I pay very close attention to the tires because I really do not want to have to change a tire alongside the road, though I feel I could if I needed to. I know that eventually that day may come, but I hope it waits and goes flat in the driveway. Ask me when that happens and I'll say that two axles are better, I bet.

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