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Old 10-12-2012, 07:32 PM   #1
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Stupid question...maybe

Hi all,
Perhaps this an obvious question, but I would appreciate some feedback from people's experience please. I'm new here and am thinking of purchasing a TT of a size that come in both single and double axle. My question is, with all things being equal, which sways less, a single axle or double axle....
Thanks in advance for your response....
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:35 PM   #2
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Double axles sway less. You can get the sway control for both
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:36 PM   #3
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Double axle is safer in case of a blowout!
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:16 AM   #4
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Double axles sway less. You can get the sway control for both
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Double axle is safer in case of a blowout!
Just a little more $ on the maintenance end, but well worth the upgrade!! Is there a difference in carrying capacities??
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:35 PM   #5
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You in a double axle trailer, and has yerself a blowout, there you is.
You in a single axle trailer and has a blowout, where is ya?
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:44 PM   #6
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Have a single axle 14ft trailer (17.1 bumper to hitch), and a single axle 18ft Tracker boat (about 21 ft total). No issues with towing either one. The bigger difference is that the TT has electric brakes and the boat trailer does not.
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Agree with all previous posts. One addition, with duals you have a higher load carrying capacity. So this can be used providing you are not oveloading the tow vehicle. In addition, you will have less weight per tire with 4 than you will with 2. An extra safety cushion.
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:24 PM   #8
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If the unit has one axle or two depends on the maker and how much the trailer weighs. The heavier the trailer, the more axles needed to carry the wieght.

I want double for reasons that other posters have mentioned.
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:56 PM   #9
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My experience with both single and double leads me to believe that the double asle is much easier to back up than the single.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:16 PM   #10
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Common sense will tell you a double axle will sway less...
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easier to change flat on double axle. Just back the remaining wheel on that side up on the blocks, it raises the flat. Also, you can drive something like a hundred miles on a flat on a lot of dual axles. I know the manual for our trailer says we can drive it on three tires, at 30 mph for a hundred miles without expecting damage.
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When I blew a bearing on my 16' toy hauler, I drove home on 3 wheels. Try that with a single axle.
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