The Old 17 vs 19 Question - Page 4 - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Me | General Topics > General Escape
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-09-2013, 09:39 PM   #31
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Trailer: 1979 Boler B1700
Posts: 9,033
Quote:
Originally Posted by DonM View Post
I know others will disagree....but having just blown a tire sidewall at high speed, I wouldn't have faired as well with a single axle.
On the other hand, in years of following a few trailer forums I have never read a report of anyone losing control of their single-axle trailer due to a tire failure; I have read reports of people with single-axle trailers having tire failures and pulling over without further incident.
__________________

Brian B-P is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2013, 09:44 PM   #32
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Trailer: 1979 Boler B1700
Posts: 9,033
Quote:
Originally Posted by gbaglo View Post
The argument for single axle ( besides having to maintain half as many tires, brakes and bearings )...
... and lower cost, lower weight, less sensitivity to hitch height, and less interior volume lost to wheel wells.

I do understand why the 19 has tandem axles, but it logically does not need them.
__________________

Brian B-P is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2013, 09:49 PM   #33
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Trailer: 1979 Boler B1700
Posts: 9,033
Quote:
Originally Posted by J Mac View Post
I don't understand how the high-lift works. The trailer is higher but the low point is still the axle isn't it?
The axle is still the same distance off the ground, but the axle is rarely the important low point. The axle/suspension is typically not the clearance problem with any travel trailer. People who find the stock clearance inadequate are rarely hitting rocks with the suspension; they are dragging the rear on the ground in dips, or hitting lower-hanging parts such as the sewer outlet or leveling jacks.
Brian B-P is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2013, 09:59 PM   #34
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Kelowna, British Columbia
Trailer: 2008 Escape 17b
Posts: 1,874
Thank you Brian B-P!
__________________

J Mac is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.