Trent Larson· Registered
I think having a 2WD is better for towing that much. You have more capacity then a heavier one with 4X4 underpinnings. Your a smart man staying off the interstates. With yourself and gear your probably over gross vehicle weigh (GVWR). You might feel that is safe but it isn't considered safe by the manufacturer. If you do have a mishap they could fine you for being over the limit. Regardless of what you think is safe, there are legal ramifications to consider here.I am on my way back from Tampa Florida to EL paso Texas pulling a 6000 pound travel trailer behind my 2022 Nissan frontier. The fastest I go is 55 miles an hour so I stay off the interstates. I like the back roads better because I get to go through small towns and don't have to battle as much traffic. Im retired so I have the time. On the way to Florida I followed the Gulf coast. Heading back to Texas I'm taking route 84 most of the way. So far I've been averaging 12 miles per gallon. This truck pulls the trailer with no problem. The only issue is the wind and the push and pull from passing tractor trailers. Ideally I wouldn't tow more than 4000 pounds and a trailer with a lower profile. I thought about trading this trailer in for a casita RV. That would net me better gas mileage and better handling for this small truck. Otherwise with no wind, this truck handles the trailer very well. I rarely use 4 wheel drive so I bought this truck in a 2 wherl drive and it rides much better than the 4 wheel drive that I tried out at the dealer. I don't need a lot of Bells and whistles but this was the only truck at my local dealer that I liked. It's fully loaded and I'm getting used to all of the neat gadgets and guides. If you're looking for a small truck with a lot of capabilities this is it. Over the years the frontiers have proved to be bulletproof and the reason I decided to buy one.