It isn’t easy to choose between the single axle trailer and the tri-axle trailer, and if you are already a bit confused about which model will cater to your needs, let me show you the pros and cons of both the single axle and the tri-axle model.
Pros of a single axle trailer
The cost of a single axle trailer is a lot cheaper compared to other models like the tandem and tri-axle trailers due to having fewer tyres needing maintenance or replacement in the near future after purchase.
Single axle trailer is lightweight and can easily be maneuvered, unlike a heavier model with many tyres.
Parking isn’t a problem because you can park it even in a tight spot, unlike a trailer with more tyres where maneuvering could be truly difficult if there’s limited parking space.
Single axle trailer is perfect for towing.
Cons of a single axle trailer
Single axle trailer, hauling capacity is limited to a smaller quantity.
Some states don’t require this trailer model to have brakes.
Expect the tyres of a single axle trailer to be prone to wear and tear due to the amount of weight the tyres have to carry.
Pros of a tri-axle trailer
Driving a tri axle trailer on the road is a lot safer because in many states, this model is allowed to have brakes.
If you are looking for stability even at high speed, the tri axle trailer is the model you can count on.
The tri axle trailer has the anti-sway feature which gives the driver the assurance that it will not sway even with heavy load.
The amount of load you can carry is bigger than a single axle trailer.
No need to upgrade your tri axle trailer in the future, even if your hauling requirements increase.
Cons of a tri axle trailer
Generally, the cost of a tri axle trailer may be a bit pricey compared to a single axle trailer.
Since this trailer model is on the heavier side, expect your mileage to increase per trip.
Maintenance and repairs, the tri axle trailer will require more, such as the number of tyres you need to replace, the bearings and grease.
When using a tri axle trailer for towing, you need to tow level or you will end up putting more weight on the front or back tyres.
There’s really not a specific answer to this question. The final answer will depend entirely on the potential buyer’s personal preference and budget as well as the hauling requirements. I advise you to sit down and make a detailed list of what you really need. If your final assessment leads you top conclude that a tri axle trailer is the best option, go and visit a reliable trailer dealer and negotiate a good price.
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