Sorry I can't really offer any more to answer your question than Bob did, but I am interested in how your rig ends up. Keep us posted! I also have a Frontier (2005 Crew Cab 4x4 LE) that I will be towing with... someday. Does your truck have the standard short box? How will that work with towing a fifth?
Hope you get a unit soon!
Hi, thanks for the responses. I will order the 7 pin and harness kit now. Where do they hook up, I wonder? I know there's a plug under the dash in the cab (driver's side) and it looks like there are two--one larger and one smaller plug-- under the rear bumper. Will look though the owners' manual to see if it tells me what they are for.
Yes, Lainey, it is a short bed and the only fifth wheels we can tow would be the Escape
5.0, the Scamp
fifth or possibly an older Bigfoot
fifth. I spoke with Reace (the owner and President of Escape
Trailers--a great guy) about this prior to purchasing the truck and he explained that there are several companies that have created "slider fifth wheel hitches" especially for short beds. These hitches literally slide back when you turn, in order to avoid having the trailer dent the cab. Several of his Escape 5.0 owners are apparently towing with these slider hitches, so I looked them up on the internet and that's what we will use if we end up going that route.
We can hardly wait to find our home on wheels!