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Old 09-19-2014, 04:09 PM   #1
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Anyone have an opinon on towing with the 2014 nissan,,V-6,,I want to tow the egg trailer,,made in Michigan.I can not find the tow rating for this vehicle in the Nissan info. posted on their web site,,I was thinking the 4 cyl. but after responces I got,,maybe the V-6 would be a better match up.
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Old 09-19-2014, 04:32 PM   #2
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2014 Nissan what? Frontier? Xterra? Pathfinder? Murano? Help us out here.
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Old 09-19-2014, 04:45 PM   #3
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What make and size of trailer?
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Old 09-19-2014, 06:39 PM   #4
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V6 Because it has the extra power when needed.
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:07 PM   #5
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Sorry folks,,Ive been looking at a Nissan frontier P/U..with the V-6,,and the egg trailer is 17 ft long,,made in Michigan,,I think it weights 2300 lbs,,the name of the trailer co. is Egg campers
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:12 PM   #6
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Towing capacity is right on the Nissan USA web site. Here's a screenshot.
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Old 09-19-2014, 08:22 PM   #7
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Joseph, I have the Pro 4x and its a V6 and pull a Scamp 16' with it that weighs loaded between 2600/2700lbs and it handles the hills/mountains in this area just fine. I previously pulled with a 4 banger (not a Frontier) and although it had decent HP it did tend to struggle on the big hills and mountain passes. If you get the factory tow package its a very simple process of adding the brake controller to the truck. All I had to do was buy the correct cable connection for a controller I already owned and plug it in. Took me longer to figure out where to mount the brake controller than to get it up and running.
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Old 09-19-2014, 08:22 PM   #8
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Towing capacity is right on the Nissan USA web site. Here's a screenshot.
Can you give us the link so it can be read???
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Old 09-19-2014, 10:12 PM   #9
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150 HP (4 cyl) Frontier could tow the Eggcamper in the flatlands ok, but it would struggle at higher elevations (thinner air) and going up long mountain grades. Certainly the V6 would be more enjoyable and probably would last longer (not being pushed as close to the limit as the 4 cylinder would be).

Eggcamper is a little taller and wider than a Scamp, so there would be a little bit more wind resistance than towing a Scamp. But it will be pretty close in performance.
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Old 09-20-2014, 05:20 AM   #10
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I have the V6 in my Frontier. I also have the automatic It's a good match. As Carol mentioned, the tow package is very easy to install so if the truck you choose doesn't have it, you can buy it and install yourself. I have never driven a Frontier with the 4 cylinder but I suspect it would be very underpowered especially towing. Finally, the biggest complaint from Frontier owners is the turning radius. Raz
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Took me longer to figure out where to mount the brake controller than to get it up and running.
That's exactly how it was with my Tacoma. I even had a hard time finding the pigtail to plug the brake controller into. It was stuck behind the wire bundle and I had to get the dealer's mechanic free it up and show me where it is. The pictures in the manual were of little help.
When I was looking for a truck two years ago, Frontier was the second on my very short list. There are still not many trucks in that (mid-size) category, it seems.
Raz, the turning radius is an interesting consideration. My hitch is right above the rear axle, at the minimum distance from the bumper corner (per Scamp specifications). The 4-door cab is not that far forward, but when driving forward in the tightest circle, it still clear the Scamp loft. When backing up I have to watch that I do not hit, and also make sure the 7 pin cable does not get too tight. (It already did once and I had to straighten the sheet metal bracket!) And that leads me to a question:
Is anybody here using an extension for the 7 pin cable to make the physical connection in the bed next to the ball instead of below the bumper? I do not to want to do any rewiring of the harness. Thanks in advance.
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Hey there Joe. We have been towing with Nissan V6's for over 15 years. The first was the 3.0 in a Nissan Quest Mini Van and now the 3.5 in an Infiniti G35. I really enjoy the 260/260 numbers in the 3.5 especially towing the 23'.

Note: in the 100's of hours of towing we saw no issues with the Nissan engines/drivetrain that were related to towing. They seem bulletproof.
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Old 09-20-2014, 11:58 AM   #13
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Anyone have an opinon on towing with the 2014 nissan,,V-6,,I want to tow the egg trailer,,made in Michigan.I can not find the tow rating for this vehicle in the Nissan info. posted on their web site,,I was thinking the 4 cyl. but after responces I got,,maybe the V-6 would be a better match up.
Hi: joeonthecape... Been towing a 5th. wheel Escape since Nov. 2010 (5.0 and now 5.0TA). The 4Ltr V6/auto trans. is great 60,000 mi. and just did rear brakes.
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That's exactly how it was with my Tacoma. I even had a hard time finding the pigtail to plug the brake controller into. It was stuck behind the wire bundle and I had to get the dealer's mechanic free it up and show me where it is.
Actually I had no problems with finding the brake controller connection - it was clearly visible at an easy to assess point - right under the dash drivers side upfront on the right side. My only problem if you could call it a problem was choosing the various locations I could use to mount the controller.

It may also be worth while for the OP to take a look at the Nissan site as I am pretty sure that the 4 cylinder 2 WD Frontier has a lower tow rating than the V6 - I seem to recall its only about 3500lbs.
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