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Old 05-13-2014, 08:38 AM   #1
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Any Nissan Titan TV owners?

I have a 2012 Titan with the Max Tow Package and I have a " stupid" question. I asked a guy at the dealer if I should take it out of overdrive while towing and he said no just put it in tow mode. Is this correct? It seems to tow fine this way but I want to do the correct thing.
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:48 AM   #2
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I had a 2005 and used to tow my race trailer with it. Per the Owners manual they only said to use the tow haul mode and did not say anyting about having to come out of drive into a lower gear (it was not listed as OD on the 2005). I recommend rather then asking the sales guy that has a 50% chance of being correct, check to see what the owners manual has to say about towing.
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Old 05-13-2014, 10:52 AM   #3
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We have a 2009 Titan and just put it in tow mode and head on down the road.

No problems so far.

Hope this helps,

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Old 05-13-2014, 10:54 AM   #4
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I'm a member on the titantalk website and EVERY person who tows says to tow in 4th, and when going up steep grades to manually shift into 3rd. Don't be afraid of the higher RPMs, apparently the Titan motor performs very well there.

Supposedly this also helps with keeping the engine/tranny temps down. If you haven't done so I say look into the axle vent modification!
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Old 05-13-2014, 10:58 AM   #5
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Hi, I have a 2009 Titan 4X4 XE, and I tow a Puma 19FS. I live in the Coal Regions of Pa, and there are a lot of hills. I put the tow haul mode on and shift into 4th. I have never had any problems with the truck doing it this way. I got the information on doing this on the " Club Titan " Forum Nissan Titan Forum lots of good Titan advise.

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I'm a member on the titantalk website and EVERY person who tows says to tow in 4th, and when going up steep grades to manually shift into 3rd. Don't be afraid of the higher RPMs, apparently the Titan motor performs very well there.

Supposedly this also helps with keeping the engine/tranny temps down. If you haven't done so I say look into the axle vent modification!

I had a 2005 and this is exactly what I did and it worked very well. If you stay in D it will hunt for gears more even in tow mode. Stay in 4th and shift to 3rd on hills when needed.
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I tow with a Tundra in tow haul mode. That seems to take it out of 6th gear and into fifth witch is good most of the time. Towing in the mountains I lock it in fourth, that does real well. I would think that the Titan would do just as well. The Tundra has a 4.30 ear diff, not sure about the Titan
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I have a 2012 Titan. I just towed a 21vfb loaded with my street glide and some household items from Florida to California. I left it in tow mode. I was a slow climb up some of the mountains getting into California.
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