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#10865810 - 05/23/15 09:51 AM Trailer Question
rkcdvm Offline

Registered: 05/31/13
Posts: 302
Loc: Belton Texas
I'm about to pull the trigger on a ranger z119. The standard trailer is a single axle trailer. The lakes I normally fish are within 10 miles of my house. Once or twice a year I travel about 200 miles. I'm debating upgrading to a tandem if it's needed but I thought I would get everyone's 2 cents before I made the decision on getting the upgrade or not. Thanks.

#10865885 - 05/23/15 10:23 AM Re: Trailer Question [Re: rkcdvm]
RANGER SKI Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/18/09
Posts: 906
Loc: red oak texas
I have a z118 with single axel and I sure wish it was a tandem. G with the tandem. A 519 comes on a tandem and it is the same boat just fancier.

#10865973 - 05/23/15 11:12 AM Re: Trailer Question [Re: rkcdvm]
Mulkey Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/01/12
Posts: 1841
Loc: North Garland
Can't go wrong on a tandem trailer. I've had single axle trailer and I will never have another one. Blowouts on a single axle sucks.
Fish long, Fish Hard, Fish all day, Fish everyday...

#10868115 - 05/24/15 09:01 AM Re: Trailer Question [Re: rkcdvm]
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 332
Loc: waxahachie
Tandem only single is cheaper but lot more maintance in long term

#10868465 - 05/24/15 11:18 AM Re: Trailer Question [Re: rkcdvm]
Allison1 Online   sleepy
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Registered: 12/14/03
Posts: 18470
Loc: Grand Prairie, Tx
Single. Easier to move around off the vehicle and since the vast majority of your trips are 20 miles you don't need a tandem.

I've had two flats in 30 plus years. I don't have a problem with single axles. I also carry a floor jack in my tool box but I assist others 20 times for every time I need it.

It sounds like you'll need to replace the tires from age before they wear out. A single will easily go 15 thousand miles on a good set of tires. A tandem almost twice that.


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