First Time Buyer's Guide For Tandem Axle Trailers

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If you're a first-time buyer of Tandem Axle Trailers then you've come to the right place! There's a lot to consider when buying your first trailer but this guide will walk through each step so you know what to look for.

The Basics of Trailers

A trailer is a vehicle that is used to pull another vehicle, such as a car or truck. Trailers can be used for different purposes, such as carrying cargo or equipment (like boats, ATVs and RVs), transporting animals (horse trailers), and even people (campers).

There are many types of trailers that you’ll come across when looking for one. Tandem axle trailers are the most common type of trailer on the market today because they offer more stability while driving and have better braking capabilities than single-axle models.

Tandem Axle Trailers

Trailer Axle Types

  • Single Axle

The single-axle trailer features a single set of wheels that are mounted to the frame and can carry your load. It is the most basic form of a trailer but may be the best option for some situations.

  • Dual Axle

The dual-axle trailer has two sets of wheels on either end of its frame, allowing it to carry more weight than a single-axle vehicle. The most common type is called tandem axles because they're placed one behind another as opposed to side-by-side like in semi or full trailers.

  • Tandem Axle

Tandem axles are generally used for heavy loads that exceed 6,000 pounds (2,722 kilograms), though there are exceptions depending on how much weight can safely be carried by each individual hub assembly. This isn't always true when considering lightweight vehicles such as bicycles or motorcycles; these types might need just one tandem axle instead because it's easier for them to handle multiple wheels with fewer stability issues than if they had four wheels instead (which would add up even quicker).

How Many Axles Should I Have?

The three-axle trailer is the most common type of tandem axle trailer. It can handle a variety of loads and is very stable, but it does have some limitations. If you're hauling something heavy or long, you may want to consider a four-axle trailer instead.

Four-axle trailers give you more stability and capacity than three-axles do—but they also cost more to buy and maintain. They're good for carrying heavier cargo, such as trucks or machinery (like bulldozers).

You'll need special permits if you want to drive one of these larger vehicles on public roads; the cost will vary by state but might be several thousand dollars per year depending on your vehicle's weight limit and whether it has air brakes installed as well as other factors related directly affecting how much weight can be safely carried behind each wheel.

The Benefits of Tandem Axles

Tandem axles have many benefits. They offer more stability, better towing capacity, and better fuel efficiency. Tandem axle trailers are also easier to maneuver than single-axle trailers.


If you’re hoping to buy your first trailer, congratulations! There are a lot of different options out there. Fortunately, tandem axle trailers are an excellent choice for first-timers because they offer many benefits over single-axle trailers (like the ability to carry more weight).

If you’re looking into purchasing one of these models, we hope that this post has helped guide your decision-making process.

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