Originally Posted by bucks2
So having two extra tires in back to control sway don't have anything to do with towing? Two extra tires on the road to stop the vehicles don't have anything to do with towing? That's an interesting line of thought. I don't believe it, but I think it's interesting that people do.
He's towing a trailer with a car inside, so the tongue weight can be important. Someone quoted numbers about one particular brand/model. And that's wonderful information if the OP happens to buy that particular brand and model, what about all the others? What if he doesn't think about weight/tongue weight/sway and buys something inadequate and loses money when changing to a rig that will tow the trailer better?
I still get a kick out of the folks insisting that "many" less than 40' coaches have tag axles. I'm not sure who's buying into that storyline.
Then, do a search on this forum on traveling with cross winds. Then search on towing with a dually vs single rear tires. Do those folks think that more tires on the road makes towing/driving better?
I don't think that anyone doubts that having a tag axle will definitely improve handling and braking, especially when towing.
I also don't doubt that towing can be done successfully without the help of a tag axle as long as load limits are strictly adhered to, and a proper braking system is installed in the item being towed.
There's no problem getting a coach 40' or less with a tag axle. The issue seems to be that to get a tag axle, you have to get a 'high end' coach, which also means high price.
Most people decide that they are going to have to get by without spending that kind of money.
Jim & Kate
2016 Creekside 23RKS, 2014 Ram 1500 Eco Diesel
1995 Monaco Dynasty 36', 2005 Honda Pilot