Re: Escape 19' tandem axle
I believe that Reace would have gone with the single axle on the 19 for several good reasons. One is to reduce weight, another to reduce friction for better mileage ( tires on pavement ) and reduce cost ( fewer tires, wheels, braking systems ). But, the market thinks two is better than one and you don't confront market wisdom, even when it is in error.
Some seem to think that dual axles help if you get a flat. In fact, what happens is the driver doesn't notice until the flat tire has shredded and torn the wheel well up. It doesn't mean that you can continue to your destination without changing the tire.
I've never had an issue with tracking with my 17B and its single axle. And, I only have to replace two tires, two sets of brake pads, etc.
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia
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