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can this be done?

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Here is my question can you put two axles on one pivot bar? I am curios as to if this would or wouldnt work.

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Here is my question can you put two axles on one pivot bar? I am curios as to if this would or wouldn't work.

I have seen some houses that have a "tandem" set on one pivot point. The design that I saw had huge wheel wells. If I were to put a tandem set on one drop arm assembly, the tandems would pivot in the middle. I think it can be done, if designed properly.

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it would be less space comsuming to have both piviot.. because in order to get the frist wheel down the back one will have to be up really high.. this doenst matter unless its an 8X

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it would be less space comsuming to have both piviot.. because in order to get the frist wheel down the back one will have to be up really high.. this doenst matter unless its an 8X

The design that I am referring to isn't a true tandem set up. I can't remember what the brand is, but will look for it, and try to post it on here, unless someone else beats me to it. The design that I am thinking of with the pivot in the middle of the two wheels, and a single drop arm, I have not yet seen. wink

http://www.fishhousestore.com/images/three_styles2lg.jpg

http://www.fishhousestore.com/images/winterduel.jpg

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Thanks for the pics Big Buck Buster. they answered my question I think thats the way Im going to do it. when I get it done I will post some pics..

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I think you could do it also, but doesn't that defeat the purpose of a tandem? You'll have 4 wheels, but still only 1 axle. You're trailer technically won't be able to handle any more weight... will it?

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I think you could do it also, but doesn't that defeat the purpose of a tandem? You'll have 4 wheels, but still only 1 axle. You're trailer technically won't be able to handle any more weight... will it?

It depends on if you use torsion axles or not. Even if you were to use leaf springs, you can still design it to be a true tandem. I am working on a design to do just that. You can still make the pivot point much larger in diameter than the actual spindles are. When the drop arm is cranked into place, you will still have two points where the weight is distributed. You just have to make those two points a lot stronger than you would with a standard one.

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