Originally Posted by Ron in BC
Actually, with the 19 having tandem axles, I was wondering how much the overhang difference would be compared to the previous single axle. Might not be all that much.
If the trailers were the same length (but the Escape is 2 feet longer), and if the proportions were the same so that the tongue weight percentage is the same, then the midpoint between the Escape's axles would be in the same place as the single axle of the Casita. With the axles a little over two feet apart the overhang from trailing tire patch to the bumper would be about a foot less
than the single-axle trailer.
Between different proportions (the Casita 17 is very long in the front, like the Escape 17), the tandem configuration reducing the rear overhang, and the extra trailer length, I'm not surprised that it's roughly a wash.