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Old 02-03-2011, 11:30 AM   #1
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Was wondering on my Nissan Titan

Hello all, I have just signed papers on a Flagstaff 831FLSS and I will be Towing it with a 2008 Nissan Titan CC 4dr with 5.6 liter V8 automatic tranny with overdrive. It has a towing package from the factory. The dealer will be installing levelling hitch and sway bar with brake control also. Was hoping to hear from other Nissan owners on how it should perform or any other people who may know about it. Thanks in advance for any information and help.
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She will pull very heavy. But you will be fine if you take your time.
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:02 PM   #3
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That is a 34' trailer being pulled by a 1/2 ton truck with a 140" wheelbase.

Not sure what is meant by a leveling hitch and sway bar. If the reference is to a friction sway control bar, there are better options.

Even if the dealer is setting you up with a integrated WDH and sway control, be extra careful out there......that is 1 long, fairly heavy trailer.
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That is a 34' trailer being pulled by a 1/2 ton truck with a 140" wheelbase.

Not sure what is meant by a leveling hitch and sway bar. If the reference is to a friction sway control bar, there are better options.

Even if the dealer is setting you up with a integrated WDH and sway control, be extra careful out there......that is 1 long, fairly heavy trailer.
Thanks for the information.
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:12 PM   #5
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I have a 2005 Titan and pull a 26BHSS Flagstaff Super Lite and I feel it's at the limit. I had a problem with sway with just one friction sway control. I bought a new hitch with four point sway control that fixed the problem. Highly suggest it because the friction sway control won't do it.
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:38 PM   #6
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Example >> Equalizer 4-Pt Anti-Sway, WD Hitch.
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:32 PM   #7
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Nissan Titan towing

I am towing a Flagstaff 26rlss with the a Titan ( same vehicle setup as you). Make sure to get the equalizer 4 point hitch. I am not having any trouble, but only tow on flat land.
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You should get an equal-i-zer or reese dual cam, which are both integrated WD and sway control hitches.

What is the GVWR on the truck? You may not have much payload left after loading people. With one of the above hitches your truck should pull it OK.
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:52 PM   #9
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Example >> Equalizer 4-Pt Anti-Sway, WD Hitch.
thanks for the information. the dealer figured in the hitch with the deal we made. with this info i should be able to make sure they install the right set up.
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:39 PM   #10
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My wife wanted me to tell you that I always put the transmission in 4th gear so that it doesn't go into overdrive. I first started to run the truck in overdrive and the trans would overheat on a slight uphill. My mechanic told me to run only in 4th gear when towing, as he does with his. You might try it first and see if you can tow in overdrive, but I doubt it will work very well.
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