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Old 03-24-2011, 01:08 PM   #1
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Towing a 2011 Salem 26DDSS with a Nissan Titan 2010

Hi , can you guys advise if this is safe to tow a Salem 26DDSS with a 2010 Titan and if i would be well inside the pickup limits? This model has the lowest dry Hitch weight i was able to find for a fifth wheel .I drive the 2010 Titan Crew cab Short bed.

Here are the Fifth Wheel Specs:
Model 26DDSS

Dry Hitch Weight680 lb. (308 kg )Dry Ship Weight5,910 lb. (2,681 kg )GVWR7,680 lb. (3,484 kg )Cargo Carrying Capacity1,730 lb. (785 kg )Exterior Length28 ft. 0 in. (8.5 m)Exterior Height11 ft. 10 in. (3.6 m)Exterior Width96 in. (2.4 m)


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Old 03-24-2011, 01:43 PM   #2
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Without knowing actual weights and your trucks specs it's very hard to advise you one way or the other.
Here is what I went through with my set up. (see below)

Dry hitch weight is almost meaningless.
Mine was advertised at 868 lbs, actual is 1,100 to 1,200 depending on how we are loaded.
My hitch weighs 200 lbs.
Kids weigh 200 lbs
Wife weighs (?) not going there
By the time you add all of this together I am roughly 400+ lbs over my cargo capacity.
And, that's with no cargo in the bed of the truck.

While I am still under my Gross Axle Rating, I have over loaded my truck.

This is a common theme when towing a fiver with a 1/2 ton.

Maybe someone here with that same rig can chime in with some real pin weights.
My guess is that you will be over the cargo carrying capacity of your truck.

Check your capacities and do the math and see where you end up.
Does Nissan have a users forum? If so you might get some good info there also.

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Old 03-24-2011, 01:50 PM   #3
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Here's what i got :


Maximum towing capacity: 9300 lbs.
Maximum payload: 1900 lbs.
Gross weight: 7211 lbs.
Curb weight: 5311 lbs.
Thank you i will check the Nissan Forum
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:00 PM   #4
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Maximum payload: 1900 lbs.
Dang! 1,900 lbs?
That's good for a 1/2 ton.
I'm just shy of 1,500 lbs cargo capacity in my truck.
You just might make it.

Have fun.

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Read your owners manual - carefully and thourougly.

I just got an expedition and all the online/ford/dealer research in the world didn't turn up the details in the owners manual.

Things like - 4x4 reduces total load capacity compared to 2wd.
17" wheels reduce load capacity (compared to 16")
max frontal area of a trailer is to be 60SF.
The total difference is 1000lbs! And it's hard to find a trailer with less than 64 sf frontal area.
And that's not accounting for the fact it's an eddie bauer- meaning loaded with toys, third row sear, etc. Those options further reduce the vehichle's load capacity.

If you do the math on tv and TT and compared them to CCWR I'll be at the limit - with a 5400lb trailer on a vehicle 'rated to tow 8100lbs'. I thought I'd have room to spare.
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