dudleydoright wrote:why did you decide to go with a single axle vs a tandem axle?
Firstly I lived in a 19' Shasta for five years and towed it all over the country and it only had a single axle. The cost difference between the single axle and the tandem axle was only $300. However the difference in trailer weight is 720 pounds. Fourteen-hundred pounds for the single and twenty-one hundred and twenty pounds for the tandem.
The tandem axle trailer is 50% heavier than the single. The tandem has twice the number of tires, bearings, brakes, etc to fail. The tandem axle would have required the side door to be moved forward and that would have affected my galley layout.
I never had a flat or blowout on my very heavy, wood framed Shasta in five years. My S-10 has 322,000 miles and has never had a blowout. I carried a spare hub and bearings assembly all greased up and ready to go and a complete replacement brake assembly for one wheel.