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Hello, just picked up a 09 PRO-4X, Crew cab, black, last week. Bought the truck with 9000 kl. PO bought it new 6 months ago and traded it in on a Titan. He installed a car starter, alarm, 3M on the front, tonneau cover, and another set of fog lights:confused:

My wife and I are very happy with the truck so far. We will be picking up our Hybrid 18ft trailer on Friday and I'm curious, although positive about how the truck will perform while towing.

I/we like it because it is without question the best looking mid size truck available, kinda rare and the towing capacity is fantastic........and it is cool!!!!!!

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I think it will tow it like a champ. Welcome to the club, sounds like a great truck. Let us know how it works out for you!
 

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welcome Jeffffffffff, what end of Canadia are you in?
 

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Welcome to CF, you're going to enjoy the truck more each time you drive it. Do you have any links to the trailer?

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Thanks guys,

It's a 2010 Palomino S-17, single axle. Dry it's 2850 lbs give or take. I tried to post a link but for some reason it's not allowing me to do so. I will be using equalizer bars and I just had the brake control installed this morning.
 

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welcome to the club man!
 

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Welcome. The truck will tow it fine. I tow a 19' Jayco (3800lbs dry) with mine. Expect a good drop in fuel economy when towing, especially if you go into the mountains.
 

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Ok we picked up our trailer and as expected the truck tows like a champ. Our mileage wasn't even that bad. It was a 30 mile trip and my gauge was showing 15.1 l/kl before the trip and after we arrived home....15.9 l/kl. I doubt that the mileage would change less than 10%, so I don't know how much I trust the gauge.

I also towed with the OD off, no problems. 1 question though, what are guys using for mirrors? They had crappy strap on ones at the RV dealer. I seem to vaguely remember a slip on type mirror available for the Frontier.
 

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Best of luck with the trailer!

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Ok we picked up our trailer and as expected the truck tows like a champ. Our mileage wasn't even that bad. It was a 30 mile trip and my gauge was showing 15.1 l/kl before the trip and after we arrived home....15.9 l/kl. I doubt that the mileage would change less than 10%, so I don't know how much I trust the gauge.

I also towed with the OD off, no problems. 1 question though, what are guys using for mirrors? They had crappy strap on ones at the RV dealer. I seem to vaguely remember a slip on type mirror available for the Frontier.
I also tried those type of mirrors and found them to shake and not provide an adequate view to be considered safe, so I sprung for the extra and got a set that mounts on the door in the window scraper track and fastens to the bottom of the door with a vinyl coated hook via a wide strap and centre brace. You then tighten it up using the built in ratchet mechanism and it is nice and steady. they were aroung $80 CDN I believe, but well worth it. Once they're adjusted, They come off and on in seconds.
 

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I sprung for the extra and got a set that mounts on the door in the window scraper track and fastens to the bottom of the door with a vinyl coated hook via a wide strap and centre brace. You then tighten it up using the built in ratchet mechanism and it is nice and steady. they were aroung $80 CDN I believe, but well worth it. Once they're adjusted, They come off and on in seconds.
Where did you get them from?
 

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Do you have a picture of them on the truck or a link to them?

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I will try to find out the manufacturer and post that. If that does not provide the info I'll at least post a pix for you guys. I got them from a local RV place called appropriately RV World. They had an aftermarket catalog that I found them in. I had seen them before on someone elses truck and knew what I was looking for, just had to narrow the search.

Just found a link to a pix for ya. Tow-N-Go Solutions - Towing Mirrors, towing Mirrors and more towing mirrors, cipa. In that pix you can see the bottom door hook and the pad for the strap just above that. The pad actually goes about halfway down your door to give the mirror a 3 way bracing against the door. They take a few minutes to set up initially, but are a nice stable mirror to be able to know what's going on behind you, and for backing up. They are made by Cipa, if that helps to find a seller near you.
 

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Welcome to the forum! Lets see some pics of the new truck!
 

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Thanks, I'd be somewhat worried about scratching the door......no?
No issues so far, just use a rag and wipe the spot where the pad contacts the door before installing. The bottom hook is vinyl coated. Believe me, if I thought they would scratch my truck, I wouldn't use them. This is the second vehicle I've had them on.
 
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