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Silvergray49

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Posted: 01/08/19 07:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am looking at 18ft trailers. I can get a single axel or a double axel, Micro Minnie by Winnebago. I like the idea of a double axel, but my friend said they are harder to back up. I love the suggestions I get here so what is your opinion. Thanks in advance.

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Posted: 01/08/19 07:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

While backing up, If you make the TT go where you want it to go, your tow vehicle will follow regardless of how many axles the TT has.





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Nothing hard about backing up a double.
I would not make the number of axles a determining factor with a trailer that size.


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IMHO single axle trailers are harder to handle. Dual axle trailers will double the suspension maintenance required, but when a flat happens at least you will have another tire to carry the load until you can get stopped.





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Posted: 01/08/19 07:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Double...more stable.


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I wonder where he got the idea about being hard to back up a double. go double hands down. if you have ever had a flat with a double you would know what we mean by going double. a flat or blowout with a single you would have more damage to the under carriage then the TT is worth. true doubles blow out can cause damage but the benefits are so much greater don't count having to buy four tires instead of two every 5 to 7 years. think safety and benefits on having a double

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Dual axle is more stable and has better road and highway manners.

Yes the tires scrub when turning tight but is nothing your truck can't handle.


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Thank all of you for confirming what I was thinking. Duel is the only way to go. Now to get some reviews on the Micro Minnie by Winnebago and I am ready to hit the road again.

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Posted: 01/09/19 01:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your buddy has it backwards. Dual axles back easier...though the difference isn't enough to worry about.

I would let the number of axles be a factor. Get the trailer that has a better layout for your use. Only reason I might consider it is if you think the cargo carrying capacity is too low with the single axle.


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Posted: 01/09/19 01:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Be sure that the trailer has at least 14" wheels. Some of the Micros had two axles with 13" wheels and only cheap Chinese tires are available for those.





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