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Old 12-29-2014, 06:39 PM   #1
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Nissan Titan Question

Has anyone towed a TT with a Nissan Titan 4x4, 5,6L V8 with towing package?

I'm looking at a 2015 Keystone Passport 3180RE (5,897 lbs/720 hitch = 6,620 lbs.) I'm figuring about 800 lbs. of stuff also and using a WDH and sway bar.

2008 TITAN TOWING DATA - WITH OPTIONAL TOWING PACKAGE
Engine Type 5.6L V8 - Transmission A/T - KING CAB
Maximum Trailer Weight (lbs.) 9,400


I'd appreciate any feedback, I want to make sure I'm matching these two safely.
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Old 12-29-2014, 06:44 PM   #2
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I seriously looked at a 2009 Nissan armada last spring. We couldn't agree on a price but I might have bought it if we could. The PO said he towed a 6000lb TT with ease and got 10-11mpg. I'm in West TX so no Hills but a bunch of wind most of the time
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Old 12-29-2014, 06:47 PM   #3
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I have. I had a 2010 Titan cc,sb,4x4. I towed a 2014 Passport ultra lite 23rb with no problems at all. I think it was a very nice match up. I was getting 9-10 mpg. Use a good wdh, and your gopd to go. I also towed a 9600 lb tt, and although it towed it fine, I was getting 3-4 mpg up steep grades. I got a new truck after that.
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Old 12-30-2014, 11:29 AM   #4
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Agree with jammer3025 on towing performance on my 2006 Titan but I still have the truck!
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Old 12-30-2014, 02:35 PM   #5
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We towed a 30' TT with an '05 Titan 4X4 and I had no complaints. The Titan wasn't the best on fuel regardless, maybe 16 solo and that would drop to 7 when towing.
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My son has one, nice truck. At this point I'd wait till I could drive one with the Cummins.
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Old 12-30-2014, 06:30 PM   #7
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My Titan was probably the best pickup I ever had. Sweet truck. Best V8 engine in a pickup of you ask me
It never lacked for power. It drank a lot of gas, but hey! I didn't buy it for fuel economy. Buy a freakin prius
Duh!

Miss that truck, but ot just couldn't do a big 5th wheel, so I had to let her go.
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I carpool with a guy that has a '12 Titan. My Ram/Cummins gets better mileage. My F-150 / 5.0 got lots better mileage... like 4-5 mpg better. He's looking at '15 F-150s and will probably trade soon. His Titan is a nice truck. It's been a good truck. I wouldn't hesitate if I was looking for a pickup and got a good deal on one... but it wouldn't pull my next TT. My F-150 wouldn't pull it either.... which is why I traded and went to the Ram/Cummins...
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Wait for the new generation Titan before making your decision.

Their V-8 engine was really good when it came out, but the competition trumped them long ago. Nissan hasn't invested in upgrading the engine to current technology.
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I don't have the Titan, but I've been towing our 33 ft Jayco TT for the last year with my wife's Infiniti QX56 (4WD). Dry weight on the TT is 6100 lbs. I towed TT from Texas to FL last summer making about 7-8 MPG. I never went over 65 MPH. I never had any problems. Having said that, I've since purchased Ram 2500 diesel...there is a huge difference. I only purchased the Ram because we would like to up grade to a 5er at some point. Safe travels - Dan
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Wait for the new generation Titan before making your decision.

Their V-8 engine was really good when it came out, but the competition trumped them long ago. Nissan hasn't invested in upgrading the engine to current technology.
Agree. The new Nissan will be coming with a Cummins diesel.
Could be an awesome tow truck if they get it right, payload especially.

But think the O.P. was more concerned about their existing 2008 Titan?
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Chief Bill,

I can solve that problem....get your young bride to do that like I do! No more problem....right? Give Miss Carole a hug for me! rocky
No truck manufacture has trumped the 5.7 lite VK 56. What? Just because somebody added turbos to a smaller displacement engine it makes it better. I don't think so.
The VK 56 has an aluminum block, and cyl heads. Cylinders have a liner, variable valve timing, a 6 bolt main bearing assembly, coated pistons, and it's just a great engine.

It is in its own running a 5,000 rpms pulling a trailer up a grade, or passing with no problems if you need it.

I've towed with my old Titan a lot, and I don't remember another truck and trailer ever passing me.

It does like gas though. That's the down side.

If the new Titan comes with a Cummins engine that they have talked about for years, I still wouldn't buy one unless it had axles bigger than the current Dana 44's.

All in all no other gas truck in its class and engine size is going smoke the Titan up a hill. The newer trucks might best them, buy a few feet, but your going to pay a whole lot more to do so. $0.02
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If the new Titan comes with a Cummins engine that they have talked about for years, I still wouldn't buy one unless it had axles bigger than the current Dana 44's.
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Exactly. The truck needs reasonable payload and rGAWR to go with 5L diesel. Nissan has been putting out some teaser shots of the new truck here:

Nissan Future Cars & Concept Vehicles | Nissan USA

In photo #8/8 the rear differential looks pretty big, maybe somebody can ID it? There's also shots of the tranny and transfer case and so on.
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2016 Titan info: 2016 Nissan Titan XD: The Mechanicals - PickupTrucks.com News

"When properly equipped, the Titan XD will have a maximum payload capacity of more than 2,000 pounds and a max towing capacity of more than 12,000 pounds, making it the strongest half-ton in the segment or least-capable three-quarter-ton available, depending on how you want to define it. The heart of the beast, of course, is the 5.0-liter V-8 Cummins motor rated at 310 horsepower and 555 pounds-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed Aisin transmission (likely a down-rated version available for Ram's high-output 6.7-liter inline-six Cummins)."
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