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Old January 3rd, 2013, 05:48 PM
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Single vs. Dual Axle trailer

Does anyone haul with a single axle 7x14 trailer. Is there a big difference?
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 06:03 PM
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Pretty good length for one axle. Depending how they build the trailer. 12foot is generally the one axle max.

Not saying you wont or cant see or buy 14ft single axles. But itll be safer with dual. Esp if a tire were to blow out.

Not sure what you are going to haul. But a 16fr will prolly be the same price and more common to find new or used.
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Re: Single vs. Dual Axle trailer

If you can swing a tandem axle trailer it's worth the extra couple dollars. I have both. The single axle when loaded properly (and it's picky) can pull well. But the tandem is much safer, not to mention it's nice to have trailer brakes. Comparing a 7x14 single and a 7x16 tandem...
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 06:11 PM
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I have a 7x15 single axle aluminum trailer that I use to pull my rzr and a sport quad . Pulls great . Wouldn't trade it for any dual axle
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Have a 6.5 x 14 since 2004.. Has always pulled strait as an arrow. Not one issue, as long as you have good tongue weight. Have put my dads 800s and a quad on it with no issues. A tandem with brakes would be nicer if the price was right. Haul my XP on it for day rides all the time.
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 06:19 PM
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Re: Single vs. Dual Axle trailer

I have a 7x14' single 3500lb axle trailer and it pulls great empty or loaded. Doesn't bounce/sway any more than a tandem.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Wkd1 View Post
If you can swing a tandem axle trailer it's worth the extra couple dollars. I have both. The single axle when loaded properly (and it's picky) can pull well. But the tandem is much safer, not to mention it's nice to have trailer brakes. Comparing a 7x14 single and a 7x16 tandem...
I fully agree, I have towed both of these, primarily the single axle. Loaded with a Rzr 800 and a Predator 500 and all the camping gear the single axle pulls strong, but brakes would be great. Having airbags on the rear axle of my 1500 and keeping the load level really helps.

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Re: Single vs. Dual Axle trailer

We have a 6.5x14 galv custom made single axle, it is great but we tend to overload the gross of 3500 lbs regularly. We did have a heavy axle put in. I have a car trailer tandem axle that empty not as nice but loaded good. We used to put my brothers sportsman cross In front of my ranger crew and fly! The thing in Canada over 3500 lbs and it needs yearly safety and brakes
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Re: Single vs. Dual Axle trailer

single axle is nice to manuver around the yard or driveway when not hooked to truck, almost impossible to move a tandem even an a couple of inches one way or the other when trying to hook up. after hauling the rzr you can always hook the single axle to the rzr and easily use it around the farm for odd jobs. I would still rather pull a tandem, that is all i own myself and my toyhauler is a triple axle, Sometimes it feels like you need to put the truck in 4x4 to turn when you pushing it into a tight spot
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Re: Single vs. Dual Axle trailer

I have a single axle 7x14' trailer and have no issues. I use it to pull a 570 Rzr and 800 Sportsman with side loading gate in the front. It is nice to be able to move the trailer around by hand if needed. I would make sure you get a pipe or square top to increase the strength. Also make sure it has a reputable axle and tire combo.
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Re: Single vs. Dual Axle trailer

You people are crazy. I had a 6.5 X 12 single axle and it was very picky about the weight distribution. Also with the RZR dead center over that axle it would sway over 65. I have 7 X16 dual axle trailer and it tows beautifully. I would never go back.
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Re: Single vs. Dual Axle trailer

It is all about axle location and weight distribution. Single axle is great if you don't try to over do the weight and load it rite. O and tongue length makes a difference. I myself have have a long tongue!! ( joke)
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Re: Single vs. Dual Axle trailer

I don't even own a trailer. I can ride for ever right out the back door.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tiorum3 View Post
You people are crazy. I had a 6.5 X 12 single axle and it was very picky about the weight distribution. Also with the RZR dead center over that axle it would sway over 65. I have 7 X16 dual axle trailer and it tows beautifully. I would never go back.
Running my 7x14 fully loaded with my Rzr 800, the quad and camping gear I am able to run her at 80 no problems, just gotta make sure the rzr is all the way forward with the motor right over the axle and centered on the trailer. 78 south from Blythe into Glamis is a curvy, hilly and bumpy road, and she still tracks straight as ever. A big thing is to run radials at full pressure.

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Re: Single vs. Dual Axle trailer

Had both and prefer the 7x14 single axle PJ trailer I currently have. Mostly for what the others mentioned as far as easy to move by hand and with the RZR. Haul my scrambler and RZR on it a lot and when just the RZR I have the sweet spot figured out for proper weight distribution. No issues at speed whatsoever. Biggest thing is to get a quality trailer, not a menards or other knock-off cheap brand. No brakes on mine yet but putting them on before Spring.

All that being said, it all comes down to what best suits your needs. If you have other uses that would benefit you getting a larger, dual axle trailer then go for it. I just found that having a bigger trailer that hardly ever got used for anything but hauling my wheelers meant that more people were always looking to borrow it. Figure for the few times out of the year I need a bigger trailer I'll just rent one.
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