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Old 06-10-2014, 08:42 PM   #31
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Back to the subject...you are gonna HATE towing a 26BH with a V6 Pathfinder. You are going to be WAY over the towing capacity.
First camp trip scheduled for 6/20. CAT scale is a few miles away from the campground. So I will have a "real" weight with the family and camp cargo stowed. Results will be posted.
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:39 AM   #32
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And just for the record if I was buying a truck right now I would buy the V-8 motor over any eco-boost. There's an old saying that there is no replacement for displacement. I think that holds true. As far as towing close to your limits I don't think it's a good idea. You will wear out your tow vehicle a lot quicker.
I used to say the same thing, but technology plays a big role in engines today. A full timer may like to have something that they can just hook up and go, but someone who is only towing a few times a year will be fine with a smaller engine/vehicle.
And if your all about displacement, why not a V10?
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Old 06-11-2014, 01:15 PM   #33
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I used to say the same thing, but technology plays a big role in engines today. A full timer may like to have something that they can just hook up and go, but someone who is only towing a few times a year will be fine with a smaller engine/vehicle.

And if your all about displacement, why not a V10?

Because I have a 408 cubic inch inline 6. It's called a Cummins.
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Because I have a 408 cubic inch inline 6. It's called a Cummins.
Cool, then I think we agree. There is a replacement for displacement today. Techonolgy has brought both gas and diesels a LONG way from yesteryear. Although a gasser's longevity may not be as long as a diesel (depending on the model), I do believe that some smaller gasser's have the ability to do just about the same job as a larger gasser, but maybe just for a shorter period of time.
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My 496 cubic inch big block don't struggle with anything I have to tow with it
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Old 06-11-2014, 04:15 PM   #36
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Well I'm one week out from pickup and I'm not a happy camper (pun?). Should be an exciting time but I'm spending all my time crunching GCWR and max tongue weights instead of focusing on the part i actually like - Camping! Thinking about telling the dealership deals off. I'm pretty sure my pathfinder can tow my tent and sleeping bag still. DW's not going to be happy.
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You've probably already seen this picture... Anyway, do what you feel most comfortable with. Being a Pathfinder owner too, I can see how you'd feel uncomfortable towing that size camper. There are plenty of smaller options though that are well within the Pathfinder's capabilities. It's one of the most capable mid-size SUV's as far as towing goes. Best wishes...

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Old 06-11-2014, 07:09 PM   #38
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Well I'm one week out from pickup and I'm not a happy camper (pun?). Should be an exciting time but I'm spending all my time crunching GCWR and max tongue weights instead of focusing on the part i actually like - Camping! Thinking about telling the dealership deals off. I'm pretty sure my pathfinder can tow my tent and sleeping bag still. DW's not going to be happy.
I can certainly understand, but its much better to be frustrated now doing the math and making a decision opposed to be frustrated after you own the TT and either don't use it because you aren't comfortabe towing it or allow the TT to force you into a new TV before you really wanted to.

I've already said I don't think the Pathfinder and 26Bh aren't a good combination, but the X213 you originally planned looks like a great combination. If you decide not to go forward with 26BH, why not go back to the X213.
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I just purchased an X213 and expect to take delivery sometime in the next week. I will be towing with my 05' Pathfinder. I'll let you know how it goes. I'm planning to upsize my TV eventually. I have kids too.. also both in carseats. We bought a 14' Honda Odyssey before deciding to buy a trailer... the cart before the horse. Wish we would have bought a large TV instead. I hate the thought of having three vehicle payments at once. Hindsight is always 20-20...
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Cool, then I think we agree. There is a replacement for displacement today. Techonolgy has brought both gas and diesels a LONG way from yesteryear. Although a gasser's longevity may not be as long as a diesel (depending on the model), I do believe that some smaller gasser's have the ability to do just about the same job as a larger gasser, but maybe just for a shorter period of time.

Not trying to argue but yes some of the smaller motors are doing a lot better these days. The only point I am making is with as much as I pull my camper I do not want a small displacement motor. If you were pulling once in a while I would say you will be okay. We have been pulling three weekends a month. I think that would work a small displacement motor to death. All of our trips except for two have been to the mountains.
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