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Old 05-16-2014, 04:00 PM   #1
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"The Big Easy" Has Landed...

Picked the trailer up on Wednesday...

After posting these pics, I will be taking the trailer to the weigh station... will post results and some towing experience as well.

Larry
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Old 05-16-2014, 04:04 PM   #2
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And more pics..
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Old 05-16-2014, 04:07 PM   #3
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Terrific looking combo.
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Old 05-16-2014, 04:12 PM   #4
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Looks great!
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Old 05-16-2014, 04:34 PM   #5
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Wow! Looks awesome. You are going to have a lot of fun with that.
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:00 PM   #6
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Hi: Stargeezer... What a looker!!! You must be thrilled... Now I'm even more "Egg sited". Thanks for sharing the pic's. Alf
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:09 PM   #7
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Both of us just went through all the photos. I like everything I saw. That sleeping space looks great.
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:12 PM   #8
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Great rig, just the right combination of trailer and tow vehicle that we want to move up to. What kind of mileage are you getting towing with the Titan? and what kind of bed cover is that?
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:16 PM   #9
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I love your rig! I really like the addition of the side storage cabinet on each side of the bed below your reading lights and the outlets there too. That is a really great idea, and will serve you well. I had ETI put a couple of small wooden shelves in each corner of my trailer... one near each pillow, and one in each corner over the u-dinette. They get used so much!

Noticed that the step up on the floor below the table is gone too! Nice!

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Old 05-16-2014, 05:22 PM   #10
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TA = Totally Awesome!
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:49 PM   #11
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Do you have photo's of your corner shelves?
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:50 PM   #12
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What is the rectangular roof vent on the rear drivers side- is it a vent for the fridge?
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Old 05-16-2014, 06:24 PM   #13
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Good choice of an adequate tow vehicle.
Yes, "just the right combination of trailer and tow vehicle".
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Old 05-16-2014, 06:48 PM   #14
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Good choice of an adequate tow vehicle.
Yes, "just the right combination of trailer and tow vehicle".
A supervisor of mine once told me I was doing an "adequate" job. Not sure that was a compliment.
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:14 PM   #15
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Very,very nice!
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:30 PM   #16
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Back from the weigh scales... Hope the following info may be helpful to some...

TV: 2013 Nissan Titan SL 4x4 Crew Cab

GVWR: 3,266 kg (7,200 lbs
GAWR (Front) : 1,746 kg (3,849 lbs)
GAWR (Rear) : 1,905 kg (4,200 lbs)

Weighed at Scales (Without Trailer)... Full Tank of Gas
Front Axle: 1,450 kg (3,197 lbs
Rear Axle: 1,220 kg (2,579 lbs)

TV & Trailer
Front Axle: 1,440 kg (3,175 lbs
Rear Axle (TV): 1,510 kg (3,329 lbs)
Trailer Axles: 1,510 kg (3,329 lbs)

Initial towing experience: When we left Chilliwack, on the way to the ferry at Horseshoe Bay (along the Trans-Canada # 1), most of the time, the truck didn’t even know it had the trailer behind it. I cruised at 100 km/h, at times to 110, to pass slower vehicles However, I did notice, depending on traffic, a bit of an erratic shifting (up & down). Our Titan has a feature called the “Tow Mode”, that I had a hard time to have explained to me (including the dealership). However, in a passing conversation with Wayne at TradeMasters, on finding out that I had this feature, he suggested... when towing, leave the trannie in Drive, engage the “Tow Mode”... and simply be “happy”. Being the sceptic that I am, I thought, “Oh Sure”. However, after experiencing the erratic shifting, I pressed the “Tow Mode” button. I couldn’t believe it... this rascal had a mind of it’s own. Smooth sifting up and down hill, driven by the speed that I was trying to maintain. The trailer followed beautifully.

Really good stuff, until we got to the Island. Off the Island Parkway to our home, over a distance of 5 km, we have 22 curves and one rather steep climb and its associated decent. Now... the Titan knew that it had a load behind him. Not heavy... but unlike the Trans-Canada. Quite a difference on tight, short changes in terrain. All of this was experienced at a “Dry Weight” trailer rating of 1,523 kg.

Also attached a couple of pics of the "new" storage access door above the propane tanks. Inside storage dimensions: 38" W x 18" D x 19" H.

Travel Safe,
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:35 PM   #17
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Hi: Stargeezer... What a looker!!! You must be thrilled... Now I'm even more "Egg sited". Thanks for sharing the pic's. Alf
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie
Hi Alf,

Saw your rig... You're going to love it

You are the one who will be able to tell us all as to how well the Frontier handles the 5.0 TA wrt the 5.0...

Try to get some sleep

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Old 05-16-2014, 07:44 PM   #18
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Great rig, just the right combination of trailer and tow vehicle that we want to move up to. What kind of mileage are you getting towing with the Titan? and what kind of bed cover is that?
Hi Chris,

Right now (11,500 km on Titan): 18 l/100 km (13 MPG[US])... which, btw, did not change at all from without the trailer?

Mattress Only...

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Old 05-16-2014, 07:46 PM   #19
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Do you have photo's of your corner shelves?
Hi Chapi,

Do you mean at the head of the bed on both sides?

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What is the rectangular roof vent on the rear drivers side- is it a vent for the fridge?
You nailed it...
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