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Old 06-24-2012, 02:06 PM   #1
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Frontier Short Bed

Has anyone towed the 5.0 with a Nissan Frontier Short Bed? I know the long bed is not a problem, but I have a short bed and realy like the 5.0, and want to avoid having to upgrade my truck.

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Old 07-28-2012, 09:49 AM   #2
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Re: Frontier Short Bed

I assume you mean the standard bed. Nissan makes a standard bed and a long bed.

On the standard cab and kingcab models the standard bed is 6'1" long however, on the crew cab the standard bed is shorter (don't know the exact length but belive it's about 4') and the long bed is 6'1".

Which model of Frontier do you have?

I believe you need 22" from the back of the cab to the center of the 5th wheel hitch and the 5th wheel hitch mounted over your rear axel (or 2" in front of your rear axel according to the install instructions from Reese Hitches). So, if your bed was only 4' long, I believe you should still be able to pull a 5.0.

Maybe someobody on this forum has done it but I've not seen photos of it. Check with the factory.
Educating myself to the 5.0.  My tow vehicle will be/is a 2012 Nissan Frontier SV V6 4x4.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:17 PM   #3
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Re: Frontier Short Bed

Hi: Scuba55... Here's just the ticket for a short wheel base Nissan Frontier. Check out this link to a pin pinbox extenders and accessories. Alf
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