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Old 03-12-2014, 02:44 PM
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Single Axle vs Double Axle Cost

Hey everyone. Thanks for being so friendly on TeamTalk. About to purchase my first MC and need some help. We are weighing two boats that are just about identical except for the trailer (one is SA and one is DA). Im trying to put a value on the double axle trailer vs the single axle trailer for negotiation purposes. Any ideas what the value difference may be? Thanks very much for any help.
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:47 PM
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For new trailers the difference is about $1000
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:50 PM
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From Midwest Mastercraft's site, they show a $1600 difference if just buying a trailer.

http://www.waterskis.com/Inboard-Boa...show=30&page=2
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Old 03-12-2014, 03:07 PM
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Thanks! This helps!
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Old 03-12-2014, 03:07 PM
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Good deal. I appreciate the help!
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Old 03-12-2014, 04:08 PM
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Single axles are easier to move by hand if say you are wedging it into your garage by hand. Double axles are far more stable on the road when you are towing (less susceptible to sway). The single axle will represent more cost to you in regards to maintenance down the road (funny pun there!).

For me, I prefer the double axle. Just my
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Old 03-12-2014, 04:36 PM
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Single axles are easier to move by hand if say you are wedging it into your garage by hand. Double axles are far more stable on the road when you are towing (less susceptible to sway). The single axle will represent more cost to you in regards to maintenance down the road (funny pun there!).

For me, I prefer the double axle. Just my
This pretty much sums it up. Well said.
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Old 03-12-2014, 05:41 PM
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just curious, why will the SA represent more cost in maintenance?
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Old 03-12-2014, 05:51 PM
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Will DA last twice as long? ;-)
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:43 PM
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On the flip side, I looked for a boat in a single axle.

I tow my boat twice a year about 2 miles. Also, my garage is at a right angle to my driveway, and impossible to access with a truck / trailer. Therefore it needs to be pushed in by hand, and a double axle is near impossible to rotate by hand.
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