Originally Posted by Don Cook
I am ready to purchase an Airstream product and I am still struggling with the decision between single and tandem axle trailers. I worry about the safety and towability issues of smaller single axle trailers. i have a great tow vehicle, a 2004 Chevy 2500 diesel truck but I am really conflicted about what to choose. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Assess your needs based on:
(1) where you intend to go and what you intend to do when you get there?
(2) How many humans, dogs, and cats comprise your Airstream travel team?
(3) How much gear do your on-the-road activities require?
(4) Do you like to prepare your own food, or do you eat road food?
(5) And the biggie... how much time will you be spending on the road each year; and when you are on the road, how much time do you think you'll be spending in your trailer?
If you are a big family with a dog ot two, the Airstream gets mighty crowded mighty fast, especially during inclement weather.
If you view your trailer as little more than a tent on wheels, and you spend most of your daylight hours hiking, fishing, biking; then you will need less room than if you are the more cerebral, lounging around the trailer, reading, and communicating through Airstream Forums.
So, decide what you need, add two or three feet, and then look underneath and see how many axles you have.