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Old 02-27-2011, 09:06 PM   #1
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Jayco 197 Sport Towing

Hello All,

Have a 2010 Nissan Frontier, V6 w/trailer pkg rated at 650/6500.
I am looking at a Jay Feather Sport 197; GVWR is 4600, dry is about 3500.

Is this too much for my truck to pull on weekend getaways no further than 100 mile trips? Any advice and tips would be appreciated. Would have WDH/Sway/Brake Control.

Someone else on here is pulling same trailer with Honda Ridgeline.
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:19 PM   #2
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You should be ok with your setup. A WD hitch would probably make your trips more enjoyable. You should also get an auxillary transmission oil cooler.
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You should be ok with your setup. A WD hitch would probably make your trips more enjoyable. You should also get an auxillary transmission oil cooler.
The towing package includes a transmission cooler for my Nissan...do I need an additional one? Not very smart on this subject.
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum Nismo66! Keep checking back as you will definitely get advice from other members here. Let us know if you wind up getting the tt
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum Nismo66! Keep checking back as you will definitely get advice from other members here. Let us know if you wind up getting the tt
Thanks....Already put a deposit down. Pick up next week. Local dealer.
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*thumbs up* Where will you do your 'maiden voyage' ?
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The towing package includes a transmission cooler for my Nissan...do I need an additional one? Not very smart on this subject.
As long as the tranny cooler was included in the towing package (it usually is) then that should be adequate. For most vehicles the towing package is an option that may not have been included in the truck purchase, especially when the decision to tow comes after one already has a truck. Sounds to me like you're all set.

Would love to see some pics when you take delivery.
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As long as the tranny cooler was included in the towing package (it usually is) then that should be adequate. For most vehicles the towing package is an option that may not have been included in the truck purchase, especially when the decision to tow comes after one already has a truck. Sounds to me like you're all set.

Would love to see some pics when you take delivery.
Yeah, I bought the truck brand new last December. The cooler is part of the package. I will post some pics once I pick up next week.
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*thumbs up* Where will you do your 'maiden voyage' ?
Probably Uhwarrie National Forest here in NC. 30 minutes from home and will be a good place to make sure I don't have any major issues with trailer.

We are already planning a 4 day trip to Asheville/Brevard NC area late March/early April. Lots of waterfalls up there and only 2.5 hours away.

I will take pics and post once I take delivery!
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