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Old 03-12-2008, 06:31 PM   #1
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I'm thinking about buying a 2004-2007 nissan titan, can it tow my 6500lbs camper and my fishing boat atleast once a week?
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I'm thinking about buying a 2004-2007 nissan titan, can it tow my 6500lbs camper and my fishing boat atleast once a week?
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Old 03-13-2008, 06:03 AM   #3
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There are probably better tow vehicles out there. What kind of fuel economy will it get every day going to work?
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I am not a big fan of towing that much trailer with what is basically a 1/2 ton truck. It has the power to pull, but there is more to towing than horsepower. You need enough vehicle that you can control the trailer, not the trailer control the truck. There is a lot of difference in towing a boat and an RV. The RV is a big box to catch the wind from every direction.

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2nd gear or maybe 3rd gear and BIG rpm in the hills and fuel economy is going to to be less that impresive. My cousin has a 2004 that he pull a hybred 4500lb camper , it does it but its working hard. 3/4 ton with a min of a big gas motor is what I would tell you to get towing every week. My duramax truck will pull hills in 6th gear up hill with 10000lbs in tow and still get 10~11 mph loaded.
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A Titan with the Big Tow package should not have a problem with a TT that size. Titans are capable of towing up to the 9000 lb ballpark. However, a 6500 lb TT would be towards the upper limit of what I would tow with a 1/2 ton truck.

Now, if you are looking used, I would look more towards to 06-07 models. The 04-05s had too many problems with the rear ends and front brakes. You will definitely want the Big Tow package. It includes lower gearing, hitch and wiring, extendable towing mirrors, and a transmission temp gauge.

Also, don't rule out an 08/08.5 model. With the $5K rebate it's not uncommon to get deals that are $8K-10K below MSRP. The 08s have a higher GVWR (7200 lbs) and larger front brakes. The long bed models also have a 37 gal gas tank, which comes in handy when towing.
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