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Old 02-17-2015, 03:18 PM   #1
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Nissan Frontier/Escape 5.0TA Hitch?

We are in the process of buying a 2014 Escape 5.0TA. What make and model hitch do you recommend for a Nissan Frontier?

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Old 02-17-2015, 06:23 PM   #2
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Just go here and order the hitch that bolts directly to your truck.
2014 Nissan Frontier Trailer Hitch | etrailer.com

When I installed the hitch on our 2012 Frontier Crew Cab, it took less than an hour and I did it alone. The hitch is custom made for the vehicle and even comes with the bolts to bolt it to your frame that has the nuts already welded on.

I did have to order a wiring system that i stalled multiple relays behind the front passenger right kick pannel to already installed wiring. It also came with a wiring harnis to plug into existing wiring back at the hitch location.

Ask E Trailer what you will need.

I i stalled a 2 inch receiver.
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:20 AM   #3
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I think stretcher was inquiring about a fifth wheel type hitch as the trailer he's getting is such.


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Old 02-18-2015, 06:38 AM   #4
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I would check with eTrailer or look at their website. If you already have rails in the bed of your truck for the Scamp 19 hitch (made by Reese), and 5th wheel hitch from any manufacturer should fit as the rails are made to industry standards. Reese does make a conventional 5th wheel "head" that will fit the basic framework of the Scamp hitch, but it holds the king pin with a sliding bar, rather than jaws which surround the king pin. I am replacing my Scamp 19 with an Escape 5.0TA and opted for a Curt 16K hitch. If I recall, it was $429 w/free shipping from eTrailer and as stated above, it fits perfectly in the existing truck bed rails.
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:27 AM   #5
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Hi Strecher. What size engine do you have in your frontier? I have a 2014 frontier king cab with a 2.5 4 cy. I plan to pull a 13 ft 1982 burro. I hope that I have enough power.
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My bad on not realizing it is for a 5-R. You will still need the wiring accessories and so look around on the internet for the package. I bought mine off the internet, not from Nissan.
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:26 PM   #7
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My bad on not realizing it is for a 5-R. You will still need the wiring accessories and so look around on the internet for the package. I bought mine off the internet, not from Nissan.
If you need to add a 7 pin, you might consider an in the bed connection, easier to get to. I have both and use the in bed one. It's a 90 degree in the side wall.
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If you need to add a 7 pin, you might consider an in the bed connection, easier to get to. I have both and use the in bed one. It's a 90 degree in the side wall.

I would think that the OP already is wired. If you read his profile, he currently has a Scamp 19.


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Old 02-19-2015, 12:24 AM   #9
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What model Fronty are you considering or do you already have one. I tow my 5.0 with a crewcab model the reason being I need passenger capability, but I never carry passengers other than my wife if I'm towing the trailer. As far as I can figure I am within 100 lbs of the max weight the truck can carry. I know someone who has has put 50,000 plus miles on his rig with this combination, he has the 5.0ta now and is still putting on the miles. Personally I would get the King Cab model and get an extra 200 lbs. to play with. You don't need a real heavy duty hitch because the trailer is so light, the smallest and lightest we could find was the reese 15k. I would consider a slider though it could help you out in tight parking situations. Good luck in what ever you choose to do.
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We are in the process of buying a 2014 Escape 5.0TA. What make and model hitch do you recommend for a Nissan Frontier?

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What year is your Nissan Frontier, we're a dealer for Curt. I could get a price for you, if we have a trailer hitch available for your truck.

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