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Old 12-27-2013, 05:33 PM   #21
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I am just at the beginning of my research so I am not yet fully educated on what it takes to tow a 5th wheel...
Forgive my questions, I just like to dream. I am still far from the point of buying.
That seems to me to be an excellent point to be asking questions.
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:34 PM   #22
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Jfocallag: if you aren't set on buying new, you might look for a used 5.0 when the time comes. I suspect that when the new 5.0TA comes out, there will be a number of used original 5.0s going on the market (much like the used 19 market has seen a lot of activity with the release of the 21).
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:59 PM   #23
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I tow a Scamp 5er with a Frontier and it is really a great combination.
Last year I looked at buying 17 Bigfoot but I had to pass on it because I did not like the extra width of the trailer behind the Frontier. I hate dealing with mirror extenders and I felt with the wider trailer a full size pick up was more suited for the job. With the new 5.0 being 8" wider than the older model that would be my main concern with a midsize truck.
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:01 PM   #24
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I tow a Scamp 5er with a Frontier and it is really a great combination.
Last year I looked at buying 17 Bigfoot but I had to pass on it because I did not like the extra width of the trailer behind the Frontier. I hate dealing with mirror extenders and I felt with the wider trailer a full size pick up was more suited for the job. With the new 5.0 being 8" wider than the older model that would be my main concern with a midsize truck.
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Hi: elongest... I plan on ordering a pair of plug and play replacement towing mirrors for my 2010 Frontier from 1A Auto : Aftermarket Auto Parts, Car Body Parts, Replacement & New Automobile and Truck Parts | Buy Discount Car & Auto Parts Online. They are extendable, power, and heated direct OEM replacements. I understand from owners of Frontiers that they take about 20-30 min. to plug and tug. Alf
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:58 AM   #25
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Alf,

I got a set of the mirrors from A 1 for my tacoma. Very nice quality, easy install. They are much bigger than stock so it took a bit to get used to. Haven't towed the 19 with them yet, have driven around with them in up or extended and think they will work well.

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Old 12-28-2013, 11:14 AM   #26
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I got a set of the mirrors from A 1 for my tacoma. Very nice quality, easy install. They are much bigger than stock so it took a bit to get used to. Haven't towed the 19 with them yet, have driven around with them in up or extended and think they will work well.

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Hi: dave1... Thanks for the reply. They're double what a pair of Aero clip-ons would be, but I like the fact they're a complete replacement for the OEM mirrors.
Have you got any pic's. of them installed on your truck? Alf
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Old 12-28-2013, 02:32 PM   #27
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Alf,

Here is a link to the tacoma forum about the mirrors with several picutres. Go to the last few pages for pictures of the A1.

My Towing Mirrors - Tacoma World Forums

Yes I liked the total replacement. Have heard mixed reviews on the aero clip ons.

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Old 12-28-2013, 03:14 PM   #28
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I realize that this thread is specifically about the Frontier as a 5.0 tug, but anyone still in long rage planning mode might want to keep the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado in mind. I have no reason to believe it will have any higher capacity than the Frontier (or Tacoma), but it will be another mid-sized option so when the detailed specifications come out they might be worth checking.

The Colorado will be the same size as a Frontier (or Tacoma), with the same available long box and similar engine size/power. Another year later it will also have a diesel option, but the engine is not really the issue for these trucks.
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Alf,

Have heard mixed reviews on the aero clip ons.

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After 5 years on the road with our Aeros, I have nothing but good to say about them. Easy on, easy off, stable and clear viewing.

One of the best things we have bought for trailering.

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I too am happy with the Aero, but I'm looking for some way to stiffen the plastic shroud on the RAV's mirror where the Aero attaches. I'm hoping to eliminate the slight vibration.
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