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Old 07-21-2013, 12:43 AM   #1
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Tow Setup Recommendations for a Nissan Frontier?

Hello everyone! We just bought our 2012 Thor Daybreak 34KD and we are considering how to tow our 2004 Nissan Frontier which is a 2WD manual transmission.

We are hoping that you might have some suggestions for towing this vehicle. Any recommended models of tow gear? Great places to get it installed in Washington State? Any other things we should be thinking of when towing this particular combination?

Thanks for any thoughts you might have to share.
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First thing to do is to check the owners manual and Remco Towing Products site to confirm that this model is towable 4 down and what modifications are needed.

If it is towable, plan to add axillary brakes and a break away system to the dinghy. I believe the Ford manual limits towed loads without braking systems to 1500#, never mind what the people tell you about state laws. The laws of physics will tell yo it takes more brakes and tires on the ground to stop more weight.

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Our 2008 Frontier tows nicely. Ours is a 4x4 crew cab so it is pushing 5000#. We use a Roadmaster Blackhawk tow bar, 10000# capacity, so we have lots of margin to put heavy toys in the truck as desired. A Brake Buddy provides the supplimental braking needs. I installed all the tow bar & wiring equipment myself, not difficult just time consuming.
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Our 2008 Frontier tows nicely. Ours is a 4x4 crew cab so it is pushing 5000#. We use a Roadmaster Blackhawk tow bar, 10000# capacity, so we have lots of margin to put heavy toys in the truck as desired. A Brake Buddy provides the supplimental braking needs. I installed all the tow bar & wiring equipment myself, not difficult just time consuming.
Thank you! This is what we were looking for!
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First thing to do is to check the owners manual and Remco Towing Products site to confirm that this model is towable 4 down and what modifications are needed.

If it is towable, plan to add axillary brakes and a break away system to the dinghy. I believe the Ford manual limits towed loads without braking systems to 1500#, never mind what the people tell you about state laws. The laws of physics will tell yo it takes more brakes and tires on the ground to stop more weight.

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