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Old 03-11-2018, 09:27 PM   #11
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Alf is the only member I'm aware that has that combo but he is down south in the US enjoying our warm weather. Hopefully he may chime in soon...
In the meantime maybe this helps
Hitch matchup for Nissan Frontier
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:08 PM   #12
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WOW! Fantastic fuel mileage considering that is within a few miles of what a 2007 V6 gets without towing a camper. What's your secret?
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:29 PM   #13
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We towed the 5.0 and then the TA with a Frontier 4-wheel drive. Had no trouble until I stupidly climbed Teton Pass. Engine was fine but the transmission didn't like it at all. Oil cooler does not work well at 20 MPH. Traded the Frontier at 95000 when it needed a new catalytic converter. Got a F150 with 3.5 six.
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Old 03-12-2018, 06:54 PM   #14
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Question for those that tow an Escape 5.0TA with a Nissan Frontier or other medium size truck: What fifth wheel hitch are you using? We have an Escape 5.0TA on order with delivery in early August. We have a Nissan frontier V6 we will be towing with and am wondering what fifth wheel hitch to get. I've already checked the payload capacity and all that and we are good to go, but it's close. So, I'm thinking if there are fifth wheel hitches that are plenty capable, but lower weight, that would be good. Thanks in advance.
Currently in the Anza Borrego desert with out 2016 5 TA and our Toyota Tundra 5.7 L V8. 2010 with low mileage. After much research we installed the Demco Hijacker 16 K double pivot hitch. Whisper quiet and fits very snug around the kingpin. Really canít tell I have a trailer behind me until I put it in reverse. No noise when towing and very stable. Easy to break down or adjust should you want to free up your truck bed. Tundra has a full tow package and a manual transmission shift if you want to control your towing better going uphill or downhill. Otherwise just push the tow button and it works great. Power to spare. No trouble with any mountain passes. Hope this helps.
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We towed the 5.0 and then the TA with a Frontier 4-wheel drive. Had no trouble until I stupidly climbed Teton Pass. Engine was fine but the transmission didn't like it at all. Oil cooler does not work well at 20 MPH. Traded the Frontier at 95000 when it needed a new catalytic converter. Got a F150 with 3.5 six.
Showing my Nissan mechanical ignorance. Was your Nissan trannie cooler air/oil, lashed in front of your radiator, or coolant/oil? I can see the second working better than the first. And did/does it lock up in lower gears?

But from what I can glean from other posts, you have a winner with your F150....
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I think it was in front, but not sure. It was the Nissan tow package. I changed the fluid as soon as we got back to the flat land and never had any trouble.
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