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Re: Tow vehicle

To: "Eric Swanger" <>, <>,
Subject: Re: Tow vehicle
From: "Jeremy Braithwaite" <>
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 1999 14:55:59 +1000
Eric et al

Haven't really been following this thread so may be repeating ... the real
problem with dual axle is that they are invariably mounted very close
together and unless they are 100% parallel the tyres work against each other
... ie one is steering one way and the other the other way.  That's why they
overhead and that's why they blow - even if you use light truck tyres.

I've also lost a tyre on a single axle trailer.  Happenned about 70mph .
...absolutely no drama in fact we weren't 100% sure we'd had a blow out
until we stopped.


Jeremy Braithwaite
Age & Treachery Racing Australia

----- Original Message -----
From: Eric Swanger <>
To: <>; <>;
Sent: Saturday, October 30, 1999 8:48 AM
Subject: Re: Tow vehicle

> As far as the number of axles are concerned, I have had TWO flats on a
> double axle trailer in one trip with one spare.  That second axle was very
> nice to have.  Not to mention it's much safer and more stable.
> Eric
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <>
> To: <>;
> <>
> Date: Friday, October 29, 1999 5:07 PM
> Subject: Re: Tow vehicle
> >
> >In a message dated 10/28/99 10:30:07 PM, writes:
> >
> ><<Trailer
> >I have a single axle trailer with a tilt bed. Works really nice and pulls
> >like a dream. Rock solid around town and highway. Would like to add
> electric
> >brakes to it. The truck already has an electric brake control unit
> >installed. Can this be done or am I looking for pie in the sky again? I
> >haven't checked with any trailer places yet but have not been able to
> >any info on adding after market brakes for trailers in my catalogs or on
> the
> >net. Any ideas?>>
> >
> >    If all you are looking for is an open trailer, you might be better
> to
> >purchase one with electric brakes already installed.  You should be able
> >find a dual axle open trailer with electric brakes for less than $
> 1,500.00.
> >If you can find a dealer who will take a trade-in, you might not be out
> >pocket all that much.  I also recommend a dual axle trailer over the
> >axle if you are towing something as big as a car over any significant
> >distance.  It's just a matter of safety.  You're going to have flats and
> >blow-outs sometime, somewhere..  If you have a dual axle set-up, it's no
> big
> >deal.  If you have a single axle trailer, it can be an adventure at best
> and
> >a nightmare at worst.
> >
> >    Doug Meis
> >    dual-axle open trailer with electric brakes -- bought new for

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