Towing a Popup camper - Nissan Frontier Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 08:25 AM
Shift_lurker
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Towing a Popup camper

Thought I would share the toy I picked up this weekend. Thanks to post here I was able to mount the 7 pin wiring harness into the rear bumper and get a P3 brake controller installed with no issues and very little time spent.

I had about a 50 mile Atlanta traffic ride home from the dealer with it as the first test towing with my 06. I was really happy with how well it towed it and MPG was in the 12-13 range. I had a sway bar installed and it worked great as there were no surprises when being passed by big rigs.

I could really use some bigger mirrors but from what i have found searching here there is no Nissan tow mirrors, does anyone have any recommendations?



murchman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 08:56 AM
Shift_lurker
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 31
Thanks: 18
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
If you are looking for add-ons, these work quite well:

Grand Aero Towing Mirrors : Amazon.com : Automotive Grand Aero Towing Mirrors : Amazon.com : Automotive

As has been reported on several fiberglass travel trailer forums, and based on my experience, these don't vibrate...unlike some.

Nice looking rig, btw.
Dave

Paddle Faster, I hear guitars!
'12 SV 4x4, towing '10 Escape 5.0
Garand is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 08:57 AM
Shift_Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Manassas, VA
Posts: 649
Thanks: 197
Thanked 90 Times in 60 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
What do you think?

2014 Mustang GT 6spd manual
Bama 93R tune, AEM intake
12.80 @ 113.71 no traction

Sold! 2011 KC SV 4X4, 6spd and utility package
Tuff Tonno cover, Leonard hitch, Hypertech 93 octane tune, Kool Vue intake, TB bypass, OEM side steps, OEM fog lights, OEM skids, Pioneer speakers

2012 Rogue all stock
scott9050 is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 08:59 AM
Shift_Obsessed
 
JB'sFrontier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 4,608
Thanks: 327
Thanked 831 Times in 644 Posts
Garage
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
I have seen people use these. you can order them from etrailer.com, cost about 25 bucks
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	11953_v.jpg
Views:	254
Size:	14.2 KB
ID:	40897  

Frontier Facebook group.
My Build Thread
LED Headlight Review Thread

2014 Chrysler Town and Country Touring-L - 20% Tint, AVS Vent Visors, 300 Watt RMS Sub
2014 Nissan Rogue SL AWD - Purchased 3/5/2014 -SOLD 9/18/2014
2012 CC SV 4x4 - SOLD
JB'sFrontier is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 09:23 AM
Shift_Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: south jersey
Posts: 120
Thanks: 19
Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
thats a cool pop up. i'd like to see some more pictures of that.
frontear is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 11:27 AM
Shift_Obsessed
 
Mhannis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Spring, Tx
Posts: 5,544
Thanks: 2,226
Thanked 1,124 Times in 816 Posts
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via MSN to Mhannis Send a message via Yahoo to Mhannis Send a message via Skype™ to Mhannis
Quote:
Originally Posted by JB'sFrontier View Post
I have seen people use these. you can order them from etrailer.com, cost about 25 bucks
i used these on my pathfinder while driving cross country from WA to OH towing a large trailer...they SUCK. even strapped down as tightly as i could get them, i lost one, and the one on the driver's side that did stay on, vibrated like crazy. so much that it was useless to have on the vehicle while rolling at 60mph because with the vibration you couldnt see a clear image in the mirror anyway. so it may as well have not been there.

there was one forum member around here that managed to modify and mount titan towing mirrors to his frontier. it looked a little goofy because of how large they were. but. they were the telescoping kind and were powered through the factory switches if i recall correctly. the modification, if i remember right, was only on how to mount the mirror and seal it to the frontier body as the size was off. he did it quite well though. and would prefer to have those hanging off my doors, than the cheapo walmart extended strap ons.
Mhannis is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 11:37 AM
Shift_lurker
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by frontear View Post
thats a cool pop up. i'd like to see some more pictures of that.
As soon as the sun comes back out I will get some pictures of it setup.
murchman is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 12:56 PM
Shift_Fanatic
 
PedalBiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Posts: 814
Thanks: 153
Thanked 150 Times in 118 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
That looks nice. I'm considering something like that for the family - my wife was never into roughing it, but has dealt with tent camping for 15 years now.

Is that an "off road" trailer? It looks like it has good ground clearance.

2008 SE 4WD, Crew Cab, Long Bed; Leer 180 Cap, 2" Receiver hitch, Trailer wiring in bumper. Cooper 245/75/16 M&S (Winter). Cooper 265/75R16 ATP (Summer). Full set of Hefty skids, TJM Coilover w/HD spring, SPC upper control arms and 2" rear add a leaf plus 1" block. TJM extended travel rear shocks. Pyle backup camera wired to a Pioneer radio.
PedalBiker is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 03:41 PM
Shift_lurker
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by PedalBiker View Post
That looks nice. I'm considering something like that for the family - my wife was never into roughing it, but has dealt with tent camping for 15 years now.

Is that an "off road" trailer? It looks like it has good ground clearance.
Yes it's the E2 from Somerset. It has 15" wheels which give it the extra clearance as well as 35 gallon fresh water tank and LED lighting to save the battery.
murchman is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to murchman For This Useful Post:
Nomad 13 (02-15-2013), PedalBiker (02-11-2013)
#10 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 04:10 PM
Shift_Obsessed
 
JB'sFrontier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 4,608
Thanks: 327
Thanked 831 Times in 644 Posts
Garage
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
You running a WD hitch with it? looks a like un-level in the first pic? trailer almost has more clearance than your truck lol

Frontier Facebook group.
My Build Thread
LED Headlight Review Thread

2014 Chrysler Town and Country Touring-L - 20% Tint, AVS Vent Visors, 300 Watt RMS Sub
2014 Nissan Rogue SL AWD - Purchased 3/5/2014 -SOLD 9/18/2014
2012 CC SV 4x4 - SOLD
JB'sFrontier is offline  
Reply

  Nissan Frontier Forum > Nissan Frontier Forums > General Discussion

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Nissan Frontier Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On