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Old 03-16-2014, 01:13 PM   #1
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X23B Tow Vehicle

I have a 2004 Nissan Frontier 4WD/V6/Long bed. Will I have any problems towing this trailer?

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Old 03-16-2014, 02:22 PM   #2
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Hard to say, a lot more information is needed. What I recommend is calling Nissan customer service (not the dealer) with your vin number. Ask them about the towing capacity, gear ratios, if you have a transmission cooler, and so forth.

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Old 03-16-2014, 04:05 PM   #3
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Another way to confirm your TV's towing capability is to weigh it at a CAT Scale under loaded conditions (passengers, full fuel, cargo). Subtract the CAT scale weight from the GVWR noted on your driver's door, the remaining weight is what payload capacity is available for the X23B's loaded tongue weight and WDH weight (50lbs).

Yes, a trailer's loaded tongue weight is subtracted from a TV's payload capacity because the TV supports it.

Here is a recent JOF thread on some actual X23B loaded weights: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...+weight&page=2

On the subject of published Tow Ratings the following JOF link may be helpful: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f37/what-is-my-actual-tow-rating-3866.html

Hope this helps..., but feel free to ask any additional questions/clarifications.


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Old 03-17-2014, 07:13 AM   #4
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Go here, pull up the towing capacity worksheet, and plug in your numbers:

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Old 03-19-2014, 05:11 AM   #5
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You are most likely undersized in the tow vehicle department.
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:11 AM   #6
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As someone who has towed more than one trailer close to capacities, I can tell you it will probably tow OK, perhaps even adequately. You'll be limited on where you can take it. No mountains or long distances in hilly terrain. Keep it on relatively flat roads and short distances, like 300 miles or less. The closer you get to rated capacities, the more strained the towing experience is. Ideally you want to give yourself a 1k pound margin.

You will almost certainly be looking at new tow vehicles in the next 12 to 18 months.

So all in all, so long as you stay within the ratings of your Frontier you'll be fine and you will be safe. Just understand the limitations of coming close to your rated capacities.

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Go here, pull up the towing capacity worksheet, and plug in your numbers:

Great resource! Thanks!
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:27 AM   #7
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I tow my 2012 X23B with a 2005 Frontier 4x4 CC. It tows great, but i notice the wind and drag has a big impact on the smaller truck. I would never tow this trailer with anything with less power and I would also upgrade in a heartbeat if I could.... The 2005 has a 4.0L V6 compared to the 3.3L V6 (i think) in the 2004. There is close to 100hp difference..... In my opinion, I would be looking for a new truck.....
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:38 PM   #8
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I initially pulled my x23b with a Nissan Frontier and found that it did well on flat ground, which is basically most of Florida, except where I live.I wanted piece of mind in case I wanted to go to say Tennessee or other areas with mountains or elevation changes where I noticed what I would classify as "struggles"..so I ended up trading the truck for a Titan.....now there is never a problem!!!

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