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Old 07-06-2007, 06:59 AM   #21
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That's what I thought, too, Roger; until I sat down and started to google them. Found ones for sale in Windsor, Regina, Lethbridge, Prince George, Creston, and Edmonton. It was almost enough to make me run out and buy a truck....

Ok, Cam... if you've got the choice and a single and a tandem axle are similarly equipped, similar condition, and competitively priced, personally I'd probably go for the trailer with the tandem axle for the ride, even though the maintenance expenses will be higher.

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Old 07-06-2007, 12:55 PM   #22
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The tandem will also be heavier, maybe have a bit less interior storage (due to larger wheel housings), and perhaps have some floorplan compromise (due to door location being limited by the wheels), but I don't know if any of these are significant differences between the Bigfoot models. Ride and handling may make up for it - too bad it's not reasonable to expect to test-tow both with your own truck.

Has anyone here had both single and tandem Bigfoot fifths?
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Old 07-06-2007, 06:01 PM   #23
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Hi all,

One of the main reasons that we wanted a tandem axle was to be able to pull our small boat behind our vehicle. In Saskatchewan it is illegal to tow anything behind a single axle. I remember being on family vacations as a kid and my dad swearing a blue streak trying to pass a caravan of vehicle, trailer and boat and stating that anybody who would haul all that junk is nuts. Sorry dad.

We towed our BF 5th wheel back from Alberta today and I was really pleased with the way it handled. We found our truck rode smoother pulling it as well, but gas mileage was not fantastic. Usually I keep a pretty close eye when we tow the Trills as they bounce up and down and found this guy was steady as a rock. It sits a bit too low, so Nolan is going to flip the springs with a Dexter over/under conversion kit.

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