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Old 08-30-2015, 04:17 PM   #11
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The biggest reason we wanted to move from our 17B and gain the dual axle on the 19 which will be our ft/pt trailer is that a blowout if it occurs on a single axle can be catastrophic where it is pretty much a non-event on a dual axle.
Or, it can be catastrophic on a dual axle trailer when the driver doesn't notice immediately, and the shredded tire destroys the wheel well.
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Old 08-30-2015, 04:20 PM   #12
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The biggest reason we wanted to move from our 17B and gain the dual axle on the 19 which will be our ft/pt trailer is that a blowout if it occurs on a single axle can be catastrophic where it is pretty much a non-event on a dual axle.
In many reports in this and similar forums, it's usually nearly a non-event with a single axle, too. Also, note that whe one tire blows on a tandem, the other tire on that side and the other suspension are immediately overloaded - keep going and you'll destroy the other tire.

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Also, changing a trailer tire with a dual axle and a ramp device is really simple with no jacking necessary. While that wasn't that important 10 years ago, it is becoming a more important consideration for us.
Agreed.
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Old 08-30-2015, 04:20 PM   #13
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If you go for the larger group 29 larger 12V battery you also get the larger battery box used with the dual 6V batteries. Makes a future changeover quite simple.
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Old 08-30-2015, 04:43 PM   #14
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The downside of dual axles is now you have 4 or 5 tires to replace every 5-6 years instead of 2 or 3. Sigh.
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Old 08-30-2015, 06:59 PM   #15
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Tolls will be triple that of a single axle.....you will plan your trips avoiding toll roads. My first trip out to Osoyoos cost me close to $70 in tolls, something I avoided on the return trip
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Old 08-30-2015, 07:00 PM   #16
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10- nice to have but it can be added later

11- 2 bike 1UP in rear , one bike tongue mounted (akriva?)

14- two sets of brakes for stopping power, there are two right?

15- mostly ok. People seem to believe in Horst probes here..you can ship them up to ETI

16- GOAL get out and look..... And practice.
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Old 08-30-2015, 07:08 PM   #17
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16- GOAL get out and look..... And practice.

BC provincial parks love to bury huge boulders that stick up about two feet. Not something you'll notice on a monitor.
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:05 PM   #18
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Thanks everyone for the great info

Much appreciated!!!

I almost have the wife convinced .....

One other question - we have a honda 2000 generator - that I converted to run on propane with a kit
(so it is a bit wider at the bottom due to the propane regulator)

I never run gas in it. Ever.

Any chance it would fit in the $700 front box?

Could someone measure theirs - how wide it is at its widest?

Plus can that front box be locked ?

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Old 08-30-2015, 08:41 PM   #19
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What's the benefit of the genny running propane? do you have a big bottle at home or natural gas?
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:50 PM   #20
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What's the benefit of the genny running propane? do you have a big bottle at home or natural gas?
Huge advantages for us

Serves as an emergency generator if earthquake in LA CA

can be run on gasoline.

Never need to carry (dangerous) gasoline as we always have 2 x 20 lb bottles on the casita.

Less smell

Gasoline goes stale after 6 months .... Propane NEVER

can run on natural gas as well, I am told. Never have.


Can be carried in trunk of our tug SUV - no smell at all as gasoline has never been in it.

Won't leak gasoline if none in it.

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