We just bought a 2013 Frontier SV crew-cab 4x4 with a 6-speed to tow behind our coach. We spend our summers in northern Nevada and our winters in Mexico. I'm here to learn from you old hands!
I won't drive more than two hundred miles in any one day...so I will start it and run it every morning before I head out on the road. My coach is big...think Greyhound bus big. After having driven heavy trucks for years, I have sworn off long distance daily driving. I'm retired, there is always tomorrow ::wink::!ok, htat was the part I forgot, just make sure to remember that every 500 mile part.
Nice coach there OP. I don't have a 6sp but I'm just curious, what is the reason they suggest idling in neutral for 2 minutes every 500 miles. What does that do?I have two friends who have towed their second generation Frontier 4x4 (with 6 speed stick) all over the country for a few years and no problems. Here is what the manual says for a 2013:
Towing your vehicle with all four wheels on the ground is sometimes called flat towing. This method is sometimes used when towing a vehicle behind a recreational vehicle, such as a motor home.
Manual Transmission (if so equipped)
● Always tow with the manual transmission in Neutral.
● On 4-wheel drive vehicles, place the transfer case in the 2H range. Failure to do so will cause the powertrain to bind up.
● After towing 500 miles (805 km), start and idle the engine with the transmission in Neutral for two minutes.