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Nissan Frontier, Truck
Aug 26, 2007 (5:53 am)
I work for the so called evil empire (oil business). We are in reality just working stiffs like everyone else trying to feed our families. As for gas mileage increasing wonder devices, there are none. If they existed the auto manufacturers would kill to add them to their vehicles. All the magic gas mileage pills do is take money out of your wallet. Go to the .gov website on how to save fuel. BTW I just bought a 2007 Frontier King cab and will trade my Tundra crewcab. Toy is just too big to park and maneuver as I go to a lot of meetings downtown. Ride in the Frontier was awesome and comfortable.
#8 of 26 Towing Fleetwood E-2 with 05 Frontier NISMO
Sep 22, 2007 (1:26 pm)
The Fleetwood E-2 is an off-road popup that is more heavy-duty than the typical popup. Has a large front deck for hauling stuff, up to an ATV. The gross weight of the trailer is 4600 lbs. The Frontier's limit is 6100 lbs. so I'm within 3/4 of that limit. The issue is the tongue weight limit. For the Frontier, that's 600 lbs. The trailer's tongue weight with battery and two propane tanks is 540, so I'm close to the limit.
I would not recommend towing a heavier trailer with a 05 Nissan Frontier 4x4 or similar vehicle. I would not try to tow an E2 with a vehicle having a lower towing rating.
I could feel the presence of the popup (sort of a tension) except at cruising speeds of 65-70 mph on the Interstate. At all speeds, I could feel the impact on the suspension
system as the bumps was more noticeable. Fortunately, I have the off-road suspension.
I would use our Nissan Armada, with a towing capacity of about 9000 lbs., if I were driving a much longer distance. Need to get a brake controller installed in it first.
The weight distribution system seemed to work fine. I did drive off-road without it since this is at speeds 10 mph or less. Otherwise, the arms would not be hitting the bumps and humps. I had to remove the wheel since it was hitting everything. I asked Fleetwood why they used this design and they said due to the weight of the trailer.
I was not pleased with the extended hitch attachment that connects with the E2 tongue.
It is an adjustable model and is currently using the setting best suited for the Frontier which means the lower part of it is about 4 or 5 inches off the ground. It hits every bump and hump, but given its construction, I think it can take it. Even without it installed, the trailer hitch occasionally hits in some places. I have had to have the electrical connection replaced once, and Iím now more careful.
When I got the brake controller installed in the Frontier, the Nissan installed wiring would not work. Trailer dealer had to redo it at 2 hours labor cost to me.
When I took the E-2 camping last week in the GW National Forest, my only problem was that the battery was defective and died. Had it replaced for free this week. The Frontier had plenty of power for towing the E-2 up steep hills. However, I wonder about the strain it's putting on the suspension and transmission.
Regarding gas mileage, I normally get 19-22 on the Interstate averaging around 70-72 mph. With the E-2, it dropped to 12-13mpg. I had expected a drop of up to 50%, so
this was not a surprise.
#9 of 26 Frontier Towing
Mar 05, 2008 (9:10 pm)
I bought my 2008 Nissan Frontier CC 4x4 LB to tow my 2001 Ford Windstar from Littleton, CO to Winston-Salem, NC. I found out that Uhaul will not rent a tow dolly to me because the truck is not 750lbs heavier that the Windstar. I assumed just because the Frontier can tow 6100lbs that it could tow 6100lbs!!!! Found out also after buying the truck that according to the owners manual that Nissan does not recommend towing over 1000lbs without electric brakes. So your warranty would be invalid if you are towing a 1001lb trailer without electric brakes. If you are looking at buying and using this vehicle for towing within it's parameters , alot more is involved than simply hooking up and plugging in the trailer lights. I am disgusted by Nissan advertising that the Frontier can tow 6100lbs and not qualifying their statements.
#10 of 26 Frontier towing safely
Mar 08, 2008 (12:33 pm)
Crew Cab 4WD Frontier will safely tow a 4,000 lbs Windstar with the proper towing equipment.
Under Uhaul rules they could not knowingly rent a dolly for towing a Windstar as the Windstar exceeds the 3,450 lb max wt. of the vehicle (FWD) being towed. This is true even if the tow vehicle was an F350.
A flat bed (auto transport Uhaul definition) from Uhaul would not have been an option either due to required weight ratios.
There are many tow dolly with electric brakes that would safely and legally tow the Windstar behind the Frontier.
See your owner's manual or Nissan Towing Guide for specific towing information.
It is your responsiblity to know the specifics of your individual towing requirements and compare them to specified Frontier capabilities, not Nissans.
About 2/3 of all vehicles I see on the road that are towing are towing at improper speeds, equipped improperly, or overloaded. An endorsement on drivers license and rigourous qualifications to obtain it are needed to be added for towing IMO.
I've used Frontier CC 4WD to tow a tractor on a flatbed (combined weight 5200 lbs) over 700 miles. Frontier handled the task very well.
#11 of 26 Helpful note tow dollies
Mar 08, 2008 (12:40 pm)
When transporting tow dolly empty I use a partially filled w/ water 55 gallon plastic drum very securely strapped to the dolly to prevent bouncing of the dolly and damage to it from bouncing. I empty out the water and put the empty drum in truck bed when I arrive and need to load a vehicle onto the dolly.
Much safer than using bricks with bungee cords that I've seen people use.
#12 of 26 2006 Frontier Nissan 4 door
Mar 11, 2008 (6:28 pm)
I am trying to figure out what size trailer can I pull. Is it safe to pull a trailer that the dry weight is 3,200 lbs. Any advice would be great. Thank-you
#13 of 26 Towing a 2001 Frontier with Automatic
Mar 15, 2008 (5:38 pm)
I move large trucks and would like to tow my 2001 Frontier with automatic trans. behind them. Can this be done, and if so, are any modifications/additions needed such as a trans. oil cooler? Thanks.
#14 of 26 Ski Boat
May 01, 2008 (8:48 am)
I pull a 17 foot ski boat with my 2001 Frontier and have no problems. I've pulled everything from hardwood to furniture. It never slacks up...just remember to take the auto tranny out of overdrive.
#15 of 26 towing question?
May 20, 2008 (12:28 pm)
I have a new 26ft Jayco trailer (4500lbs dry) and I am looking at the Frontier as a means to pull it. I know that the Frontier will pull 6100lbs however would this trailer with some gear in it be pushing the vehicle? Would I be better off with a full size truck?
#16 of 26 What type of Frontier?
May 20, 2008 (7:37 pm)
First, what trim and equipment of Frontier would you be using to tow?
I have a 4WD CC with automatic and have towed between 4,000 and 5,500 pounds several times on a flatbed trailer with electric brakes.
No problems and I felt the power was adequate. I never went over 60 mph and I did feel that the tail was wagging the dog but not to the extent I would not tow the load again.
I can't say how the Frontier will do with the 26ft Jayco as that is a large trailer in addition to a sizable weight.
Frequency of towing, distance to be towed and tongue weight are questions that are important.
Yes, you are better off with a full size truck to tow the Jayco.