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Old 11-30-2018, 04:40 PM   #1
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New tow!

With everyone in the campgrounds and on the road telling me my 05 Dodge 2500 5.9L Cummins diesel tow vehicle was too big for my little TA...Iíve finally downsized. My new to me 2017 Nissan Titan XD 5.0L Cummins diesel! 30K on the odo, 3 more years and 70K left on the factory bumper to bumper warranty. Going smaller was never this fun!
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Old 11-30-2018, 04:57 PM   #2
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Looks like a very sturdy tug; that Moose catcher with led light bar is awesome!
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Old 11-30-2018, 05:01 PM   #3
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With everyone in the campgrounds and on the road telling me my 05 Dodge 2500 5.9L Cummins diesel tow vehicle was too big for my little TA...Iíve finally downsized. My new to me 2017 Nissan Titan XD 5.0L Cummins diesel! 30K on the odo, 3 more years and 70K left on the factory bumper to bumper warranty. Going smaller was never this fun!
Hi: Tford... If that truck ran into you... It'd make a major impression. Doesn't look that small either. Alf
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:17 PM   #4
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Looks like a very sturdy tug; that Moose catcher with led light bar is awesome!
I have to agree , the moose catcher is quite impressive !
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:29 PM   #5
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That moose catcher would balance out a WDH.
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:56 PM   #6
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Nice looking truck.
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:26 PM   #7
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I'd like to say that your new vehicle is nice looking and it would be, but that cow catcher front bumper would have to go. In Texas we call those Ranch Hand Bumpers and they do look good on 3/4 and 1 ton full size pickups. I'd be on Craigslist and see if anyone would like to trade for a stock front bumper, I hope there is not one on the rear to. I hope you really like it because when you pull into the camping ground, campers will be scratching there heads. I like your truck, but not that bumper.

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Old 12-06-2018, 06:51 PM   #8
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Well not that my opinion matters but I think that’s a good looking rig. One never knows how effective those big bumpers would be in a truck vs. critter collision from an economic damage
standpoint, but it would probably keep your radiator from being pushed in. I’ve never had a Nissan, my kids have had some and like them. I hope you have great luck with it and it does a great job for you. I like it. I’d rather see a camper scratching his head than anywhere else on his body.
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:40 PM   #9
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... In Texas we call those Ranch Hand Bumpers ...
That's probably because "Ranch Hand" is a registered trademark name for a replacement bumper manufacturing company located in Shiner, Texas. There are several other manufacturers of similar replacement bumpers, but for my money, those made by Ranch Hand, front and rear, are the most robust... https://www.ranchhand.com/
Rob's appears to be a "Steelcraft" Elevation replacement bumper, manufactured either in Schertz, Texas, and Corona, California... https://steelcraftautomotive.com/app...trear-bumpers/
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Iíd rather see a camper scratching his head than anywhere else on his body.
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