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Old 06-29-2015, 10:20 PM   #1
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2014 Titan and 26BHS

Now that I have a deposit on the 26BHS and the sales guy told me my Titan can pull it without any issues I wanted to check with people on here with experience as to if I should be good or not? Thanks
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:36 PM   #2
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Quick internet search show your TV around 9000lbs of towing capacity and a payload range of 1600-2000 lbs ( check door sticker or subtract curb weight from GVWR)

The trailer, fully loaded GVWR is 7700lbs and a tongue weight of probably 800lbs or so when loaded.

You will want a good weight distribution hitch, and watch you total payload ( tongue weight plus all gear and passengers.

Watch your transmission temps especially in the mountains

My.02 - I think it will work out
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Old 06-29-2015, 11:25 PM   #3
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Thanks I was a bit worried last thing I need is to buy a TT and not be able to pull it as I cannot afford a new truck.
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Old 06-30-2015, 01:04 AM   #4
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Can you give us more info on your tow vehicle. Do you know your exact tow capacity and payload? Do you have a family that will be in your truck while towing?? Do you have any special towing add on's like tranny cooler?
Hate to burst the bubble, but the salesman will always tell you things to make a deal.
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Old 06-30-2015, 08:13 AM   #5
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It's a 2014 Titan Pro 4X. To my knowledge it does not have any extra tow features that I know of. Their is a button that your suppose to press when towing stuff buy honestly I have no idea what that does? Maybe it effects the gearing somehow. They are installing the break box and sway bars when I pick up the trailer and it's my wife my 8 yr old and myself and our small dog that will be traveling most of the time. Thanks
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Your truck can tow ' up to 9500 lbs' depending on features you have on it(like 4x4 or bigger back doors) your towing capacity will decrease. You need to find out the exact towing capacity for your specific truck, the payload capacity of it, and your GCVW. Then we can see if your truck will safely pull the 26bhs.
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Thanks I will double check eveything you mentioned.
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There is a sticker on your drivers door jamb where it lists your tire pressure. There will also be a line that reads "Total weight of all passengers and cargo should never exceed ________ lbs".

If you can tell us the GVWR and the GCWR that would help too. Door jamb again but on a different sticker.

Let us know what those numbers are and we can help you out some more.

Crew cab?
Gear ratio?

The Pro 4X probably has a lower payload than other Titans because of the offroad package and options.
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It's say max combined weight should never exceed 1653lbs

GAWR 7200

GAWR FR 3849

GAWR RR 4200
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You now know what the manufacturer says is the max axle weights front and rear. A quick trip to the CAT Scale will tell you what the axle's weight are now.
Add about 100# for the hitch and add 800-1000# to the trailer's advertised weight and multiply by 0.15 (15%). If you have that much or hopefully more capacity on the rear axle you should be ok.
This is just going to be an educated guess but you'll be a little closer to KNOWING your weights.
The CAT Scale is your friend.
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