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Old 06-26-2013, 09:16 PM   #1
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Towing a 2004 Nissan Frontier with a Class A Gas?

We are making our purchase of a Class A motorhome to go full time here soon. Thinking about waiting until the next RV show in Fall and buying one of our picks there. This is where you come in...

We're probably going to be driving some hills since we are based in Washington for the moment. Would a Class A Gas rig be able to "comfortably" tow a 2004 Nissan Frontier? I'm mainly asking this because I see the Nissan weighs 3229 lbs. and tow rating for the rigs of choice (Thor Daybreak or Challenger) is 5000 lbs I last heard.

Any thoughts are welcome.
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I have a 2012 frontier and they do not recommend towing it, my truck is a 4 wheel drive.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:28 PM   #3
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This one is a 2WD manual.
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:35 PM   #4
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Towing 04 Frontier

I've been checking on easy towing small 4x4 pickups and today compared some specs and pics of older 4x4 automatic Frontiers on ebay. Looks like the 04 (and possibly older) have a manual transfer case lever (to the left of the shifter) with a neutral position and should be towable 4 down as is, but the truth will be in the owner's manual. The 05s and later seem to have a pushbutton (electric/electronic?) transfer case switch on the dash, and although the button panel shows a neutral light (not button) not sure how its activated or how it applies to towing 4 down. Earlier threads on the topic seem to always defer to the owners manual for allowable 4 down towing conditions. Hope this helps some. R
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Family Motor Coach says the 2004 Nissan Frontiers (4X2 or 4X4) with manual transmissions can be towed 4 down but recommend starting them every 500 miles to lube the gears.

The Class A gas motor home should have no problem towing them aside from going up extremely steep hills. Just don't be in a hurry.

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Old 06-30-2013, 07:59 PM   #6
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Family Motor Coach says the 2004 Nissan Frontiers (4X2 or 4X4) with manual transmissions can be towed 4 down but recommend starting them every 500 miles to lube the gears.

The Class A gas motor home should have no problem towing them aside from going up extremely steep hills. Just don't be in a hurry.

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This is great! Thank you!
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:21 PM   #7
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You, can tow a 4wd Frontier four down IF it has a Transfer Case!

I have a 2002 Frontier XE four wheel drive and have towed it over 3,500 mi without any problems. Just put the Transfer case in Neutral and the Transmission in Park and go. Their transmission and drive system is the same as the jeeps. If it doesn't have a transfer case then you may not be able to tow it all four wheels down.
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