Originally Posted by shirehorse
Is there a rule on using twin axles over single when over a certain weight or length or does one travel better than the other. What do you die hard ribbers prefer? Does it really matter as long as its legal?
i have had both single axle trailers and double axle trailers, to be honest i have found that on the road the single axle trailers tow far better at speed, not sure why, might be the double axle had a far heavier load but is true
then you have to consider manouvering the thing by hand, almost impossible with double axle whereas with single axle it is easy
i opted for a single axle to allow manouvering by hand and it tows lovely
you do not get the reassurance that if one bearing or tyre goes you still have another three!
would i swap my single axle trailer for a double axle item even though i had a bearing failure....nope. however if the boat had been damaged i would probably have said yes but i guess i was lucky.
i have quite small low profile tyres which are quite wide, on a soft beach i am no convinced that they are superior to another single axle trailers with normal type tyres, however the load on my trailer was a heck of a lot more than the other trailers, the trailer towing guy with a tractor seemed to prefer my setup to the others
youwill have to think thru the options and your priorities and needs and take it from there