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Hello,

Hello Forum. Its Calgary100. I just signed up. I live in downtown Calgary, Canada. I do not own Frontier yet (I still drive an old Taurus), however I am planning to get a 20-22 footer "ultralight" RV trailer with max wt around 3500-4000 pounds. As a tow vehicle I plan to buy a new Frontier SE Crew Cab, Short Box, v6, Auto, 4x4, SWB (short wheel Base) with total length ~ 206", Total Height 70".

This would be my only vehicle so this will replace my old Taurus and become my everyday city vehicle as well. This "short" (206") overall length is a must due to extremely tight downtown parking/backing requirements in the building where I live. The RV trailer will be parked in the outskirts of the city limits, in private RV parkade.

However, I have one concern in this plan. I heard that "short wheel base" (SWB) trucks are not that good for towing. In my specific case, I have no choice on total length. So if I put together this combination of truck and trailer, would there be any big problems in towing due to short wheel base Frontier I am planning to get? What kind of problems may arise in towing due to this SWB?

I would like to get some feedback from people who have experience in towing with Frontier SWB, esp something similar to what I am planning to do here - is there any fatal flaw in what I am planning to do here?

Thanks and Regards,
Calgary100
Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
Forum ID: Calgary100
 

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you should be all right if the trailer loaded is under 5k and your not towing all the time. If you start towing more often I highly recommend a full size or a diesel truck.
 

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