Length related problems: 29' vs 32' & 34'
We have been living in our 29 ft Airstream for the last 6 years and want to move to a larger one. We are looking at 32ft.
We had ruled out 34 ft for reasons listed below. We are anxious to hear from people who have experience in this matter.
We do vending at outdoor events from mid May to September. The terrain and other conditions, such as available space, vary considerably. (one is on the slope of a ski resort - moguls everywhere - we ran hard aground last year, it took 30mn to free the hitch from the grass & rocks). To complicate matters, our tow vehicle is 26ft long and it is rare that we can position our rig without a lot of care and work.
1) Tail Dragging : We are worried about dragging the tail. Our 29 footer has already had its tail dragged in numerous situations. How much worse will it be with a 32ft or a 34 ?
2) The Triple Axle: We believe the triple axle will be more trouble due to the "scrubbing" of the tires when maneuvering in those tight situations.
3) Adding more problems? There is a 50% increase in the potential number of axle related mechanical problems, bearing, brakes, tires, etc. Of course the upside is that your have a 50% increase in braking power and load capacity (not that we really lack brakes, the truck has plenty of that).
Knowledgeable opinions appreciated on these points and other matters relating to 32' vs 34'.
Mike & Chantal