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Old 01-10-2015, 11:16 PM   #1
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Nissan Titan towing a fifth wheel???

Does anyone know of using a Nissan Titan SV 5.5 bed for towing a 5th wheel weighing around 9500 lb loaded? The truck claims to be able to tow that weight but I am concerned as to which hitch to have installed etc. Any and all info would be appreciated.
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Old 01-10-2015, 11:21 PM   #2
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The pin weight on a 5er is going to push the payload to the limit. Also a slider hitch is a must, as most folks have had contact on the cab corners. It is not a common practice to tow a 5er with a Titan...it can be done, but not common.
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The pin weight on a 5er is going to push the payload to the limit. Also a slider hitch is a must, as most folks have had contact on the cab corners. It is not a common practice to tow a 5er with a Titan...it can be done, but not common.

You don't necessarily need a slider if the camper has a Reese Revolution pin box (or the owner upgrades to the Reese Sidewinder which is the same thing in aftermarket packaging).
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The weight limit on a Titan is 9200 with the big tow package. It's 7200 if you don't...
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Terrance, the Titan's payload capacity will be the limiting factor for a 5th wheel's pin weight, as it is for nearly all 1/2 ton trucks.

the 9500 number is a secondary factor, after the CCC of the truck.

most studly 1/2 trucks are limited to only a handful of really small and light 5th wheels.
only the Ecoboost, with the Max Tow and HD Payload packages, can reach beyond the rest of the 1/2 ton market.
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Thanks to all who replied. I have to rethink our plans I think. Maybe need to forget the fifth wheel or get a different truck.
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Terrance, the Titan's payload capacity will be the limiting factor for a 5th wheel's pin weight, as it is for nearly all 1/2 ton trucks.

the 9500 number is a secondary factor, after the CCC of the truck.

most studly 1/2 trucks are limited to only a handful of really small and light 5th wheels.
only the Ecoboost, with the Max Tow and HD Payload packages, can reach beyond the rest of the 1/2 ton market.
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Maybe. If it's a dually.;o) It must to be able to stop it also
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Go for it...but watch for 'The Weight Police'....
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If it was a dually I wouldn't be asking ? And the weight police can maybe help stopping it on a grade Thanks T
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