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Old 09-05-2015, 01:14 PM   #1
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Can my Titan tow this?

Can I tow a Palomino Puma 230FBS 5th wheel with my 06 Nissan Titan 4x4 king cab (no tow package)? I have been towing an 06 Nash 21.5 5th wheel just fine, but the hitch weight is 770lbs compared to the Puma's 1100 lb hitch weight. Dry weight on the Puma is 6150. Please help me, this is a hard decision!
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Old 09-05-2015, 01:25 PM   #2
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I would say no. Titans don't handle heavy 5er's very well. Can you pull it? yes. Safely...there is the question. If the Titan is a crew cab it cuts it even further...The tow package would be an asset, but 1100 on the pin would be too much IMHO.
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Old 09-05-2015, 01:34 PM   #3
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Is it really 1100# pin weight? Will it be 1100# when ready to go camping?
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Your gross in a non tow package Titan is 7200 lbs. I think you will be over that in full ready to camp gear...
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Old 09-05-2015, 03:23 PM   #5
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Try one (or both) of these calculators:
Fifth Wheel Weight Calculator
RV Tow Check | Towing Guide Eliminator
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Old 09-05-2015, 03:26 PM   #6
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I usually tow by myself (125lbs) and have always been aware to not load the 5th wheel with a lot of stuff and always tow with dry tanks. The heaviest things are the battery and propane tank. I put most of my gear in the back seat of my truck. Is 1100 lbs really that much of an increase over 770lbs in hitch weight that makes it unsafe for me to tow?
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what's the payload capacity on your truck's driver's door sticker?

i bet it's really low with no tow package.

i wouldn't tow any RV, without a factory tow package, ESPECIALLY a 5th wheel.

and did you actually weigh the Nash's hitch weight or are you using the fictional brochure/website "dry" hitch weight number?
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What does the yellow sticker say on your door jamb for Cargo Carrying Capacity? Whether you put stuff in your trailer or in the back seat it still counts.
The gross weight of the trailer 1200 lbs over your stated tow capacity. I would say based upon the low tow capacity and towing package this is a no go. The tow package included things like extra heavy springs, transmission and oil cooler, tow/haul switch that changes the way the transmission shifts etc.

I owned a 08 Titan as a work supplied truck. Hauling work equipment, in this case a transmitter, the rear spring broke. Was a cab and a half. Had power but no capacity! Running with a cap (600 lbs) took up most of the CCC and left little for other stuff.

Be careful and do not let salesman's Sam and the Sales Manager Slickback Sidney talk you into it.
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what's the payload capacity on your truck's driver's door sticker?

i bet it's really low with no tow package.

i wouldn't tow any RV, without a factory tow package, ESPECIALLY a 5th wheel.

and did you actually weigh the Nash's hitch weight or are you using the fictional brochure/website "dry" hitch weight number?
Sound advice right there. I've owned a Titan since 08, and I have heard horror stories about 5er's and Titans. All the weight is behind the rear wheels. Not an ideal setup. Towing one will never cross my mind, unless I get a new truck.
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