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single to double axle experiences?
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What are some pro’s/cons to going from a single axle to a double axle, besides the increased cost of turnpike fees, double the tires, and the need for more leveling blocks?

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Personal opinions and general observations:

Pros:

  1. Better stability at highway speeds
  2. A flat tire is not as dangerous as you still have other tires in use
  3. More safety since you have brakes on 4 wheels instead of 2
  4. Less prone to sway
  5. You track straighter in a side wind and less likely to bounce
  6. Can handle a heavier payload
  7. Generally tandem axles are farther back on the trailer, so backing up is much easier.

Cons:

  1. Trailer will cost more
  2. Trailer will weigh more
  3. Fuel consumption will be higher due to more weight
  4. Higher maintenance costs as you have 4 wheels to maintain
  5. Much more important to tow level so tires wear evenly
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