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Old 04-13-2014, 01:18 AM   #11
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Thanks Brian.

It's a crew cab so the wdh may be overkill

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Oops. It is a KING Cab. No full back seat just wee little seats in back
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Hi: LarryandLiz... Still a nice truck with a 6'1" box. The tranny cooler is actually 2 stage, as the line comes out of the trans. then through the bottom of the main rad. then through the cooler rad. and back down into the trans. I'm very protective of the trans. fluid condition, and get my mech. to check it regularly. The dip stick for it is bolted down, just to keep us DIY's out of there!!! Alf
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As others have said already, the Frontier is already set up for towing. All you'll need is a hitch receiver that is very easy to bolt onto the frame, a wiring harness (~$30 from the dealer) that installs behind the passenger kick panel, a brake controller that plugs into an already installed connection under the dash, and a 7-pin cable that plugs into a connection already installed under the truck bed. All the wiring is already installed by Nissan. Setting up the Frontier for towing is very easy.
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The crew cab subtracts another 200 pounds from towing capacity making it 6,100 not 6,300. With the king you still have your 6,300. Been studying this vehicle as a replacement tow vehicle. Think it is a great choice!
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The crew cab subtracts another 200 pounds from towing capacity making it 6,100 not 6,300. With the king you still have your 6,300.
What's going on with the capacity is just the Gross Combined Weight Rating is the same regardless of the cab (because all the mechanical bits are the same), and the heavier cab uses up a couple hundred pounds of that capacity. With an under-two-ton trailer, I doubt this is a big deal, but yes, the highest capacity is in the lightest configuration with the big engine, which would be a two-wheel-drive King Cab (there are no more "regular" cabs).

Comparing in SV trim, the King Cab keeps the overall length down, which is convenient, but all that length difference is in wheelbase... and long wheelbase is good for towing. It's still not a small vehicle, but be aware that the towing experience will be most comparable with other short-wheelbase Frontier owners, rather than with long-wheelbase Frontier owners. Probably not a big deal at all.
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