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Old 09-09-2012, 07:05 PM   #21
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Re: Escape 19' tandem axle

If anyone has pics of this single axle 19ft unit or any updated info please post up the owner hasn't been online here since last year and I would like to know how this has worked for him as well as his opinion of the build thanx for your time , cheers mike
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:38 PM   #22
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Re: Escape 19' tandem axle

We picked up our 19 ft in aug with our chev 2500 truck with a 6.0 L which we had due to our prevous trailer. On the way home we confirmed our thoughts that this was just crazy over kill for this trailer. We wanted something with a comfortable back seat area for our daughter and have just bought a 2003 gmc yukon xl with a tow capacity of 8200 lbs and have towed the trailer once and was lovely, certainly still a very easy tow and everyone has lots of leg room and a comfortable seat. We didn't go all that far so not totaly sure about fuel mileage while towing yet but it seemed quite reasonable so far. The yukon was our choice as it meets several family transport needs. I realize this is still probably much larger than what most people want but it works very well for us for many things.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:19 PM   #23
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Re: Escape 19' tandem axle

If you are buying a trailer to park in one spot by the lake to spend the summer by all means stick with a single axle.

If you plan on going camping off the main road several time a tear, then get the tandom.

I am not concerned about weight, I pulled our 19 with a dodge dakota for quite a while (230 hp) and it worked very well.

I am concerned about utility, and reliability, as well as tracking behind the tow truck.

For that you need the tandom. this past month I passed a truck and trailer rolled on the highway, the cause of the accident, the trailer started swinging back and forth behind the tow and flipped it, then flipped as well. perhaps a stabalizer hitch would have prevented this

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Old 09-14-2012, 11:42 PM   #24
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Re: Escape 19' tandem axle

I have noticed several fairly large single axle stick trailers on the roads this summer with single axles and they do seem to be unstable and swaying around behind the tow vehicle alot, i am not sure of the brands but I would guess them to be in the 20 ft range. A trailer of that size with tandem axles almost always tracks well.
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:52 AM   #25
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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.

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Old 09-15-2012, 01:06 AM   #26
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Re: Escape 19' tandem axle

http://www.kedroncaravans.com/pics/X...len%20Gall.jpg
Hey maybe this trailer would be better for off road camping. Their site said the trailer has roll bars built in the frame.
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