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Old 12-31-2017, 05:48 PM   #1
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Single or dual axle.

I bough a nice older HiLo, 22í. However, the wife didnít like it, so I sold it. Now she said that she would like a new travel trailer. She didnít like the HiLo because it was old. I hate to spend very much, just in case she doesnít like it AGAIN! Anyway, Iíve been looking at some new models that are inexpensive, but most are single axle. Itís been a long time since I pulled a single axle trailer, but if I recall correctly, you really feel them as you drive down the road.

Do the newer single axles trailers pull better, or should I stick to my guns for double axles?
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Old 12-31-2017, 07:07 PM   #2
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Just my opinion but I would never consider a single axle travel trailer. Several reasons, for me anyway: Not able to lock down the wheel and prevent fore/aft movement while parked no matter how good a chock you have, unstable while towing, too lightweight for me. I'm not an expert, these are just my personal thoughts.
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Old 12-31-2017, 08:31 PM   #3
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Stick with the double.
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:11 PM   #4
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You would be far better served buying a 2 or 3 year old trailer of better manufacture than the new "inexpensive" trailers. It will lose much less value in a season as well in case she does not like it.

Entry level small trailers are almost disposable. They are built poorly and when they leak the water damage can be catastrophic. Do your homework to find out a better brand and find a nice lightly used one.

And without a doubt get a double axle trailer.
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Old 01-02-2018, 11:00 AM   #5
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2 axle... if nothing else for a flat tire..

easier to backup.

USED,,, even 2 or 3 years old... "IF" you need to sell it...little lost.
3 years ago.. I purchase a 10 year old unit..
I live in it for 5 months.. 3 years in a row. very little trouble..
I tow it 2,000 miles each way..

biggest issue is floor plan... I went from a 21 foot to a 30 foot with a slide out...
wife and I kept banging into each other in the 21 foot..
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It's been many, many years since I had a TT, but I wouldn't buy a single axle rig again.
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I bough a nice older HiLo, 22í. However, the wife didnít like it, so I sold it. Now she said that she would like a new travel trailer. She didnít like the HiLo because it was old. I hate to spend very much, just in case she doesnít like it AGAIN! Anyway, Iíve been looking at some new models that are inexpensive, but most are single axle. Itís been a long time since I pulled a single axle trailer, but if I recall correctly, you really feel them as you drive down the road.

Do the newer single axles trailers pull better, or should I stick to my guns for double axles?
Single axle trailers are single axle because the trailer doesn't need more than one to support it's GVWR. Not too many small trailers out there have an extra axle simply for the sake of ride comfort. If cost of ownership is an important consideration a single axle trailer costs half that of a double axle at tire replacement time. Pick a trailer that suits your needs rather than the number of axles.

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Old 01-03-2018, 05:49 AM   #8
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Discussion is over

My wife and I have discussed it, and the thought of a smaller trailer is DEAD! We have decided on a larger trailer, and will really start looking seriously after we meet we see the tax man.

I appreciate all the comments, and recommendations.
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I think you made a good decision. We started off looking at smaller trailers too but decided going smaller involved too many compromises. Good luck with your search.
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