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Old 07-18-2011, 01:46 PM   #11
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Sounds about right as far as power when pulling. Just make sure you take it out of overdrive.
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:14 PM   #12
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snip.......I know there are a lot of "experts" out there that say you need a 3/4 ton diesel to tow a tent trailer........snip
There might be a couple floating around the internet, but haven't run across any around here.

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Old 07-21-2011, 01:45 PM   #13
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We had been pulling ours with a V6 Toyota Sienna (minivan). It had the tow package with extra tran/oil cooler (one I can't remember which). I did add air bags to the rear to hlp and it did a great job. As for keeping up speed, it didn't happen on decent inclines, but I expected that. Otherwise thre weren't many major issues.
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It is fairly flat here in Saskatchewan Canada too but all the import dealers that sell trucks have to stock extra axles and transmissions for those that tow haul near the trucks limits...
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Old 07-22-2011, 02:29 PM   #15
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More drag, is the difference between a mini van and a small suv as compared to a pickup without a cap. Air flow goes over the roof of a pickup then down across the bed and into the front of the tt approx 2' up from the hitch. With a minivan & suv the air flow goes across the roof& hits the tt 4' to 5' up from the hitch therefor reducing the drag by close to half. That make a huge difference to the power & life of a 3-4 litre motor & transmission. You can safely pull anything you want if the tt is within your tv's mfg's weight and frontal area specs. Larry
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The 17Z was designed for Mini Van's and smaller SUV's. Your frontier will have no problem handling the weight or drag. I know there are a lot of "experts" out there that say you need a 3/4 ton diesel to tow a tent trailer but that isn't the case. Look at what they use in europe for TV's and you will feel your Frontier is over kill.
My husband towed our X17C with our Nissan Xterra SUV from New York to Colorado and back and we had no problems except for a blown tire in Denver.
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