Thanks to both of you.
I am approaching this carefully. I have been looking at teardrops, but i want a bathroom, as does the wife,
Happened to run across the Casita
, which is a really good deal, price wise, and the scamp
, can be negotiated down some, making it a reasonably good deal.
With either trailer, a couple of Danes, maybe a topper, on the truck, me, and the wife are over the Nissan 2.4 limits of 2,000 lbs for the automatic.
Owners manual states 2000 w/auto , and 3500 w/manual.
Many years ago when I worked at a Ford dealership, the autos were better to pull with than the manuals, maybe that was Ford specific as they concentrate heavily on towing, and hauling.
Need to check into transmission coolers, maybe a heavy weight
distributing hitch, and see if that will help with capacity. Maybe not, will have to see.
I only have 85k on the truck, and no good reason to trade in a extremely dependable truck, just to haul a trailer around a few times a year.
I pull and haul sort of heavy loads fairly often, just not that heavy, and as far
i hauled 2000lbs of gravel in the truck bed Friday, accidentally over loaded it. Heaviest ever was 1500 lbs, and I could have driven anywhere with that,
No problem with the power, but the tires
, and suspension were in a world of hurt 8-).
I have pulled my Plane, on a very heavy trailer in the past, and never had any trouble.
I also pulled a 24ft pontoon boat,
I am considering putting a full ton plus a little, of gravel my utility trailer, which will bring it up to about 3,000 and see how it pulls.