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Old 06-12-2018, 06:00 PM   #21
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About a dozen nice guys and me got an opportunity to express their opinions, advice and experiences. Iíd call that a forum success. Answers on the forum are like seining bait. Take the ones you like , throw the ones back you donít like. If you donít have enough, seine another hole and donít take more than you can use. Except you donít have to have a license and you donít get stuck on a stick or a rock. I like it.
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:10 PM   #22
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About a dozen nice guys and me got an opportunity to express their opinions, advice and experiences. Iíd call that a forum success. Answers on the forum are like seining bait. Take the ones you like , throw the ones back you donít like. If you donít have enough, seine another hole and donít take more than you can use. Except you donít have to have a license and you donít get stuck on a stick or a rock. I like it.
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So you are saying if we were donuts you would make it a bakers dozen?
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:15 PM   #23
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I always thought you should name your combo the Bumblebee,

It's scientifically impossible for the bumblebee to fly as it does not have the required capacity (in terms of wing area or flapping speed). But the bumblebee, being unaware of these scientific facts, flies anyway."
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:17 PM   #24
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Iíd be one of the big ones that really looked good but had stayed in the grease a little too long making it tough and disappointing whoever bit me. The rest of you guys would be picked by the ladies and have frosting where your hair used to be. Possibly being ideal to sop up poutine gravy. Now thatís a thread drift.
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:50 PM   #25
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Iíd be one of the big ones that really looked good but had stayed in the grease a little too long making it tough and disappointing whoever bit me. The rest of you guys would be picked by the ladies and have frosting where your hair used to be. Possibly being ideal to sop up poutine gravy. Now thatís a thread drift.
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I'd be an apple fritter, kinda ugly but oh so good
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Thanks to all for their replies. It was appreciated and very informative.
Enjoy your escape adventures.

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Old 06-18-2018, 06:10 PM   #27
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You're killing me Karen and Ken. Apple Fritters are my weakness. Or breakfast tacos. Luckily you can kill two birds with one stone at the Original Donut Shop here in San Antonio.Click image for larger version

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Old 06-20-2018, 12:55 PM   #28
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Hi,
We pulled a 19' Escape for two years and 35,000km with our Nissan Frontier with absolutely no problems pulling or swaying. The towing capacity for the 6cyl 4wd is 6000 pounds. Good luck!
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Old 06-20-2018, 03:30 PM   #29
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My situation was somewhat different as I have a 5.0 which I pulled with a 4WD Frontier. Pulled easily but limited radius of turn. Last year I traded for the diesel Canyon. ❤️ I get 20 mpg at 70 mph!! Easier to maneuver with good turning radius even though itís still 4WD.
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Old 06-20-2018, 04:26 PM   #30
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We are considering a 2018 21ft Escape trailer to be towed by our 2013 Nissan King Cab 2wd 6 cyl Frontier truck. We would appreciate any feedback as to the suitability of this truck towing this trailer.
Thank you in advance for your feedback.

Stephen
We have the same Frontier 2014. We are pulling a 5.0TA. We are two years into our journey. The other posts are right on. We do all the tricks suggested. I did install Timbren bump stops on the rear suspension. They helped level the Frontier during tow. They didn't impact the normal ride. They help protect rear leaf springs. We are pleased with our tow for now. Frontier is guttsy. We will probably go bigger though once begin longer travels.
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Old 06-20-2018, 07:37 PM   #31
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When I was towing with my Tacoma, I added airbags, and after loading the truck and hitching (without a WDH *), I would then pump them up so the truck was riding at the same level it was empty. Typically, this took 35-40 PSI with the 2nd gen Tacoma TRD Off Road 4x4. this made a HUGE difference in how it rode AND handled. and when you get home and unload, let most of the air out of hte bags (they say to leave 5 PSI in them to hold their shape), and the truck rides like it did originally.



* if you're using a WDH, then adjust the bags after loading but BEFORE hitching, use the WDH to level the truck when hitched...
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When I was towing with my Tacoma, I added airbags, and after loading the truck and hitching (without a WDH *), I would then pump them up so the truck was riding at the same level it was empty. Typically, this took 35-40 PSI with the 2nd gen Tacoma TRD Off Road 4x4. this made a HUGE difference in how it rode AND handled. and when you get home and unload, let most of the air out of hte bags (they say to leave 5 PSI in them to hold their shape), and the truck rides like it did originally.



* if you're using a WDH, then adjust the bags after loading but BEFORE hitching, use the WDH to level the truck when hitched...
An alternative to air bags is changing the rear spring bumpers to Sumo SuperSprings.. I prefer these to air bags, but either would help.
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Old 06-21-2018, 02:43 PM   #33
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An alternative to air bags is changing the rear spring bumpers to Sumo SuperSprings.. I prefer these to air bags, but either would help.
my issue with the various enhanced bump stops, add-a-leaf, etc systems is, they do nothing til the suspension is already 50% (or more) compressed, then they increase the spring rate for the last 50% (or less) of the full wheel travel, so when you're loaded, you're traveling with the tail way down....

air bags, adjusted properly, let you ride at the standard height (or really any height you choose). sure, air bags require you to adjust them, and let the air back out when you're back home and running around empty... you can, for a few $100 more, get a onboard compressor system so you can adjust them right from the dashboard. I found with my Tacoma after a couple trips where I carefully measured and tweaked the inflation that 35 PSI was fine for most loads, and 40 PSI for heavily loaded, and I was good to go, so I stopped even bothering to measure, load it up, then pump it to 35 or 40, and drive on...

now, do note, my Tacoma has the softer suspension of the TRD Off Road package, tuned for 4x4 adventures... I've been told similar years with the TRD Sport package have stiffer springs to start with, as well as stiffer shocks, so don't need the extra help.
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Old 06-22-2018, 10:02 AM   #34
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hello gone4 , I tow my camper with 07 frontier - 6cyl , king cab , automatic trans , you will struggle with 21' - I run with overdrive off - get 10 - 12 mpg - keep camper light as possible - no water in any tank - fill bed with every thing - bikes / chest / chairs - tough going in Ozark / Smoky mnts. - upgraded to bilstien shocks , use huge blue ox anti-sway - we feel safe at 65mph - In the wind - pastor alan
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