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Hoosier
09-02-2009, 09:54 PM
We're in the market for a 3 place, 14' aluminum trailer. Seems like everything out there has 2 axles. This kind of surprised me. I would think a single axle could handle the weight and would take less effort to pull.

ezra
09-02-2009, 10:03 PM
I had a 14 at one time I traded for a job that was a single axle.we took it out west and I it used 2 tires. I sed well maby thay were old. next trip to Up blew 1 tire .not saying thay cant handel 1 axel but the one I had for 3 mo used 3 tires.to be fair I do drive 80 or so

indy_500
09-02-2009, 10:04 PM
a friend of mine i think has a 3 place single axle. yeah they should just make a single axle 3 place though with maybe a little bit bigger tires and a stronger axle. it would be cheaper to maintain with tires and such.

sxrron
09-02-2009, 10:14 PM
R and R makes a 14' 5200 lb single axle in line but it is classified as a 2 place.

jake
09-02-2009, 10:50 PM
I sold my buddy my 14' Sled Bed 3 place last season. Single axle, pulled like a dream with two or three sleds on it. (third sled rode backwards to fit). Larger tires made a big difference. Best trailer I've ever owned and would recommend it to anyone. Sled Bed makes a very good trailer, in my opinion.

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ezra
09-02-2009, 11:08 PM
is that a 12 and with the v 14. or a 14 and with the v16? my 3 place single was a 14 foot and 16 to the tip of the v and the ski strap was in the mid of trailer

cuzzinolaf
09-02-2009, 11:26 PM
It looks like a 12 with a 14v.

jake
09-02-2009, 11:43 PM
Cuzz is correct. 14' to the tip of the "V."

Hoosier
09-03-2009, 08:44 AM
So a 12' with a "V" on the front can be used for 3? We're trying to find the cheapest solution - both upfront cost and easiest to pull - for 3 sleds.

landoman
09-03-2009, 09:24 AM
I have a double axle Triton XT14-101 which is a 3 place open. I like the extra axle as it really stablizes things with 3 snowmo&#39;s or 4 ATV&#39;<font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font> also balances very well. You should be able to pick up a used one for $1800 - $2000 I would imagine.

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cuzzinolaf
09-03-2009, 09:42 AM
Iusmit - Some 12&#39; trailers are sold as 3 place but it is VERY tight. Obviously a single axle trailer will get better gas mileage and be cheaper BUT you really want a 14&#39; double axle for piece of mind. If you loose a tire at 75 mph with 3 sleds on a single axle 12&#39; trailer it isn&#39;t going to be pretty. You can fit three 121&#39;s on a 12&#39; with the back one facing backwards... or with the back one facing forward on a 14&#39;.

elf
09-03-2009, 11:25 AM
Yeah, I have a 14&#39; tandem axle and there is no way I would want a single axle. The tandem pulls so easy. I&#39;ve got 10 years on it now and have never had a tire issue with it.

crispyknite
09-09-2009, 10:24 PM
I got a 12ft plus the 2ft v nose single axle. I got 2 ski-doo 136&#34; and a polaris 121&#34; backwards that bearly fits. I pull once or twice a year about a 2 hour trip. It pulls good but if a tire blows it&#39;s going to be a trip. I go 60 mph at the most.

Hoosier
09-10-2009, 08:52 AM
Thanks for the responses...sounds like it is agreed that the double axle is worth the extra money.