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Old 04-18-2019, 12:15 AM   #1
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Default Ducati dual rear axle?

My wife made us an instagram account so of course I look at vans, conversions, etc.

I saw what appears to be a Ducati dual rear axle van / bus, but I am not 100% certain that this is the mfg.

Yes, dual rear axles - not dual wheels on one axle like a medium duty truck.

Anyone seen these or know anything about them?

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Old 04-18-2019, 12:17 AM   #2
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Default Re: Ducati dual rear axle?

Do you mean this?

https://www.alko-tech.com/en/fiat-ducato
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Old 04-18-2019, 08:11 AM   #3
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Default Re: Ducati dual rear axle?

You can even get Sprinters with Tandem, or more commonly referred to as 'Tag', axles....

https://www.hayesleisure.co.uk/used-...-motorhome-501

Tandem axles are very popular for larger MH's in UK and Europe and you see a lot of them on the road.

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Default Re: Ducati dual rear axle?

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You can even get Sprinters with Tandem, or more commonly referred to as 'Tag', axles....

https://www.hayesleisure.co.uk/used-...-motorhome-501

Tandem axles are very popular for larger MH's in UK and Europe and you see a lot of them on the road.

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Looks like the Fiat is still 6 wheels. Is that the case with the MB tag axle? I think 40' diesel pushers here with tag axles have duallies on the drive axle and singles on the tag axle.
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Old 04-18-2019, 05:09 PM   #5
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Yes, it was kind of like that.

2 rear axles, single tire on each axle.

Body was a mini bus - sort of like you would see at an airport parking place.

13 inch tires - hopefully that isn't the actual tire diameter?
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Old 04-18-2019, 05:14 PM   #6
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Default Re: Ducati dual rear axle?

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You can even get Sprinters with Tandem, or more commonly referred to as 'Tag', axles....

https://www.hayesleisure.co.uk/used-...-motorhome-501

Tandem axles are very popular for larger MH's in UK and Europe and you see a lot of them on the road.

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Interesting.

I know that one reason for the lack of popularity of 3 axle setups in the US is that they tend to get taxed higher and subject to more regulations than 2 axle vans.

As an example, I am pretty sure that on major highways in CA, a 2 axle vehicle has a speed limit of 70-75 mph, and a 3 axle is limited to 55 mph.

It is a poorly conceived law as many times vehicles would be safer if they had the weight more distributed.
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Default Re: Ducati dual rear axle?

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My wife made us an instagram account so of course I look at vans, conversions, etc.

I saw what appears to be a Ducati dual rear axle van / bus, but I am not 100% certain that this is the mfg.

Yes, dual rear axles - not dual wheels on one axle like a medium duty truck.

Anyone seen these or know anything about them?

Thanks

Harry
Lol.

This is a Ducati:






...and this is a Fiat Ducato:



HUGE difference...
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Default Re: Ducati dual rear axle?

Maybe. From the on-line info, they both appear to have fairly small wheels.
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