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Old 08-23-2016, 01:46 PM   #6
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Default Re: Single axle towing? Gulf Stream Visa Erd 19

Originally Posted by Zaphod
Hi. New here. Considering buying the above trailer. We like the layout and pretty much everything about it, but note that it's single axle. My FIL has a big thing about tandem vs single, but I note that it's a pretty light trailer.

What are your experiences with towing this model? Do you hate it? I have a 5.8 litre engine with good towing rating, so I'm not concerned about that aspect for now, but I may downside to a smaller truck like a Tacoma.

I don't know if a single axle is a bad thing or not. I know it's common in smaller trailers.
I've had 8 travel trailers including a 19ft 5th wheel, and only one was a double axle. (not the 5th wheel) All were 21ft or less, and I found little difference. Just completed 3740 Km around the Gaspé, towing a 19 GRU. Many tight turns, steep descents, and one hair raising emergency stop- it towed like a dream- very easily handled bow waves from 18 wheelers, and strong cross winds. Watch your tire pressures, weight and balance (tongue weight) and make sure the trailer is dead nuts level when under tow. I have a WDH but found it was not required.
2011 Gulfstream VISA 19RGU
2011 FORD F150 XTD CAB, 5L V8 2WD
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