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Old 09-29-2013, 04:54 PM   #31
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No, no pictures of the Mustang(s) Jim. I own two. The coupe will be sold. Keeping the 1967 Fastback. That's in the garage. And it's sharing space with a 1952 MGTD. I'm a vehicle hoarder...

I'm still hoping Chris has found a solution...
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:04 PM   #32
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No, no pictures of the Mustang(s) Jim. I own two. The coupe will be sold. Keeping the 1967 Fastback. That's in the garage. And it's sharing space with a 1952 MGTD. I'm a vehicle hoarder...
Donna, you are breaking my heart, any pictures of the TD?
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:07 PM   #33
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Donna, you are breaking my heart, any pictures of the TD?
Nothing electronic. Have a gazillion album photos. I've owned the TD since the early 1970s. It hasn't left the garage in 20+ years. It's part of my retirement fund, much more fun than stocks!
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:49 PM   #34
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Chris R,

Do you feel you can tow the new 5.0 with your Frontier? I suspect it will be weigh 3000-3500 lbs. I too have Frontier but am concerned the new 5.0 might be a bit much for the Frontier?

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Old 09-29-2013, 07:28 PM   #35
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Thanks to all you have responded with ideas and suggestions.
Will try to summarize.
Adding caster to the front jacks is risky. The jacks are designed to support vertical loads, not sideway forces. I would hate to have a jack fail or crack a weld, etc. Can they be strengthened? (question for Reace).
There seem to be a variety of powered trailer movers available. Most are designed to work with a standard ball mount trailer. A couple offer plans for a modification that can be built to adapt the mover to fit a fifth wheel trailer. Just about all of these movers carry a big price tag and are generally designed to move large, heavy trailers. I suspect even the smallest is over kill for the old or new 5.
Another idea was to add a standard ball mount to the middle of the frame between the jacks. Then a standard trailer dolly could be used, but it would need a long handle. It may also need to be powered due to the trailer weight at that point.
Using another kind of vehicle such as a ATV may would for some, but I would have not place to store it.
I think that whatever solution is found, a level, flat hard surface is needed.

I suspect I will have to wait until the prototype is made and find out how much room is needed by the trailer and the TV to park the trailer at 90 degrees. By then, the pin weight should be known.

Can the Frontier tow the new 5? Since there are several folks that have the Frontier and the current 5 combination, towing is not an issue. The truck is well powered and gets reasonable mileage towing the trailer. Since the new 5 is a bit bigger, I think the addition of a bit of weight is not an issue. The only thing I can see is having extra power available for steep hills. For me, the issue is my truck’s short box and having to use a sliding mount, i.e. additional weight toward the back of the truck, not over the axle. This is another question for Reace. I may need to upgrade the truck to a long box. Ideally, I want Nissan to upgrade the Frontier and/or the Titan to offer a diesel with good torque and fuel economy. Rumors, rumors.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:06 PM   #36
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I also have the short bed, I feel if the overall weight is not a problem, then air bags might be a good solution for having to use a slider hitch. However, upgrading to a larger truck might be simpler, but more expensive. Nissan announced in August that the new Titan will have a Cummings diesel, it was not clear if it would be 2015 or 2016. From what I've read, the new gas Titan is expect on the market in the spring of 2015.
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Old 04-26-2014, 02:11 AM   #37
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This is not my truck. Mine is a light, light yellow and this one is a 1956, mine is a 1953. But unless you know the differences, they're all the same to most people.

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Hi Donna,

did not know you were into classic cars, we've a '55 Pick-Up laying around in pieces waiting to be restored when time comes.
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Old 04-26-2014, 02:37 PM   #38
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I owned an MG TD when I was much younger I loved it when it ran. I cried when it drove away. It's the only car I've ever had an emotional connection to. Love to see pictures of your TD Donna.
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