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Old 09-26-2007, 03:01 PM   #1
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I'm thinking about buying a new/better 5er. It's a toybox, 36' with 3 axles. I now have a 29', 2 axle 5er.

Will the 3 axle pull different, better?? What can I expect, compared to my old rig.

TV will be a 1 ton dully.
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I'm thinking about buying a new/better 5er. It's a toybox, 36' with 3 axles. I now have a 29', 2 axle 5er.

Will the 3 axle pull different, better?? What can I expect, compared to my old rig.

TV will be a 1 ton dully.
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Old 09-26-2007, 03:18 PM   #3
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Though you might notice the extra weight, I doubt you would notice any difference because of the tripple axle vs double.

I would guess that it might be more important to make sure a tripple rides level when hitched, to avoid unequal load on the axles?
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Old 09-26-2007, 05:47 PM   #5
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Old 02-04-2008, 12:03 PM   #6
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Before I bought my current 3 axle trailer I was of the impression a triple axle trailer would be more difficult to maneuver than a same size trailer with dual axles. I've learned after having mine for several months that maneuverability and tire scuffing isn't any more of a negative than it would be on the dual axle model.

When turning a tight turn, I've noticed the unit seems to pivot on the center axle with the front axle flexing opposite from the rear. Neither sidewall seems to scuff any more than the sidewall on a two axle trailer.

With the triple axles and the Dexter hydraulic disc brakes (rated at 8,000 pounds) you'll have 24,000 pounds of brake rating on a trailer with a GVWR of 18,700 pounds. The brakes are awesome.

My trailer tracks like a train, never any sway in crosswinds or from truckers blowing by which is attributable to the three axles under it. Another plus is that NuWa is able to use the 'E' rated tires on a Tri-axle, the 'G' rated tires are notorious for blowing out a highway speeds. Remember Rusty's little problem with his on the way to the rally? His Mobile Suite rides on 4 'G' rated tires. Each 'E' rated tire is rated at 3,084# so doing the math you'll have 18,504 pounds of tire rating on the trailer, almost enough for the entire GVWR of the trailer without subtracting anything for the pin weight. You'd be hard pressed to overload it.

When buying 6 new tires, they probably won't cost much more than 4 of higher priced 'G' rated tires and will be much easier to find.
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Old 02-04-2008, 01:02 PM   #7
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Some of the toll roads in the NE states may charge more for the extra axle.
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When you talk to dealers at a show, the one selling a tripple axle will tell you it's the superior setup, and the one selling a double axle will tell you that it's better and the other brand goes with tripples because it's cheaper than two higher capacity axles...

Actually talking to owners, it seems that as long as you run quality tires and don't overload, both work just fine.


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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Moderator: When I went to edit my post to fix a typo, I think I hit "report" by accident. If the "report" went through, my apology for the mistake. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Personally, it appears to me that the best approach would be to take Newmar's tandem axle/dual wheel approach, but replace the dual wheels/tires with a "super single" arrangement. This would give the advantages of a tandem axle trailer with the weight carrying capacity of dual wheels, but with a lessened space requirement.

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Oklahoma tolls will be higher as well
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