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Have the 2012 Frontier Crew Cab 4 x 4
I love it so far...
But,
I have a toy hauler that has not been sold quite yet and want to still use it
I would pull about 2 hours or so.

It has a tongue weight of 950 weighing 5000.
I have a weight distribution hitch I used with the f250 previously.

Has anyone used Super Springs Intl. to help with the extra weight distribution above the leaf springs to help with the tongue weight?
Airbags needed?
Suggestions?
Forever optimist...
Thanks in advance
 

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Have the 2012 Frontier Crew Cab 4 x 4
I love it so far...
But,
I have a toy hauler that has not been sold quite yet and want to still use it
I would pull about 2 hours or so.

It has a tongue weight of 950 weighing 5000.
I have a weight distribution hitch I used with the f250 previously.

Has anyone used Super Springs Intl. to help with the extra weight distribution above the leaf springs to help with the tongue weight?
Airbags needed?
Suggestions?
Forever optimist...
Thanks in advance
99 views and no one ever used Super Springs?
 

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A tongue weight of 950# is a lot of weight for a 5000# trailer. Are you sure the tongue weight is that high?
 

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A tongue weight of 950# is a lot of weight for a 5000# trailer. Are you sure the tongue weight is that high?
Unfortunately yes
2 - 7 gal propane
4- deep cycle batteries with custom rack

Was told the Super Springs would help a bit
Miss my F250
 

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Take the batteries and tanks out and put them at the back of the trailer that sould transfer 300Lbs or so off the tongue and even more when put at the back of the trailer. Maybe get you close to the 550-600 mark. 10% tongue wheight seems to be average for trailer setups if I remember right. About the only way I know of doing it right.
 

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Take the batteries and tanks out and put them at the back of the trailer that sould transfer 300Lbs or so off the tongue and even more when put at the back of the trailer. Maybe get you close to the 550-600 mark. 10% tongue wheight seems to be average for trailer setups if I remember right. About the only way I know of doing it right.[/QUOTE
Thanks
No room being a toy hauler, I could reduce to one tank , 2 batteries as well
Still want to explore the super spring idea if anyone has ever used heard it can increase the payload another 800. Just not sure what the ride would be.
Just bought this ride and need just alittle more
 

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Smokster,

I towed 6500 lbs with my 09 with wd hitch and Firestone ride right airbags.

The air bags helped with the tg weight and the sway of the truck pulling the trailer.

The bags really helped keep the truck level going around interstate turns at speed.
 

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Smokster,

I towed 6500 lbs with my 09 with wd hitch and Firestone ride right airbags.

The air bags helped with the tg weight and the sway of the truck pulling the trailer.

The bags really helped keep the truck level going around interstate turns at speed.
Wow
Good amount of weight with these smaller trucks
I was worried about 5500...
What mpg were you getting 7-8?
 

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I was pulling 7k 16' 2 axle trailer with 4500lb milling machine from Oh to Sc or from sc to albany NY.

I was getting 8-10mpg depending which route I was driving.

The first thing is to get wd hitch adjusted properly,Mine is square bar with built in sway control.

I would only put enough air in the bags 20 psi or so, the truck did not raise or sag any after wd hitch was connected, this added stability to the truck and the truck did not have any body or frame roll in turns.

Also made sure I had the weight in the correct place on my trailer.
frontier pulls FP3NC Photos by doctordeckel | Photobucket

also pulled this home.

https://plus.google.com/photos/112285285119188877267/albums/5542763012775943025?authkey=CMqnuYnampnHpwE
 

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I was pulling 7k 16' 2 axle trailer with 4500lb milling machine from Oh to Sc or from sc to albany NY.

I was getting 8-10mpg depending which route I was driving.

The first thing is to get wd hitch adjusted properly,Mine is square bar with built in sway control.

I would only put enough air in the bags so the truck did not raise any after wd hitch was connected, this added stability to the truck and the truck did not have any body or frame roll in turns.

Also made sure I had the weight in the correct place on my trailer.
frontier pulls FP3NC Photos by doctordeckel | Photobucket

also pulled this home.

https://plus.google.com/photos/112285285119188877267/albums/5542763012775943025?authkey=CMqnuYnampnHpwE
That's amazing amount of weight for this truck, had no idea a 6 cylinder could pull that kind of weight
Mine is a baby with 1000 miles, should I break it in before pulling anything over 5k ?
 

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Yes I got harassed by a customer,he said you only brought 1/2 a truck,I said yes but it is properly equipped truck with 265hp.

Do not tow with overdrive on and take your time.

On some big mountains to pull to slow lane and take your time and keep an eye on temps.

Remember you are responsible for what you tow if you get into an accident.

Remember you have to change you driving habits and allow more room for stopping and emergency maneuvers.
 

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Yes I got harassed by a customer,he said you only brought 1/2 a truck,I said yes but it is properly equipped truck with 265hp.

Do not tow with overdrive on and take your time.

On some big mountains to pull to slow lane and take your time and keep an eye on temps.

Remember you are responsible for what you tow if you get into an accident.

Remember you have to change you driving habits and allow more room for stopping and emergency maneuvers.
Overdrive off ok, thought it was to be on

Do you have electric brakes with that kind of weight?
 

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Yes electric brakes on both axles,I think this is now nation wide on dual axle trailers over 5k.
 

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It varies by who you talk to about break in and towing,some new cars especially diesels that I have switched to say they want you to drive kind of hard to seat the rings.

I would definitely change oil and filter 1 time before towing and get rid of any shavings and oem oil.

I was running Mobil 1 extended oil good for 15k miles but I would change at 10k .

Your welcome.

Good night.
 

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As I recall, the instructions say not to pull a trailer the first 500 miles. I didn't pull my trailer until I had compleated the 1200 mile break-in period. My trailer only weighs about 2400#.

I wouldn't screw around with those springs you mentioned. All you will do is overstress other components. My suggestion would be to use or rent a truck that can handle a tongue weight of 1000#. Also ask your insurance agent who is going to be at fault, if you get into an accident with that weight distribution on a Frontier.
 

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No company wants to rent anything if you are pulling. The main ones did not even offer hitches on their truck.
This would be great if there was a well know rental company that would offer a strong truck and allow its customers to pull.
 

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No company wants to rent anything if you are pulling. The main ones did not even offer hitches on their truck.
This would be great if there was a well know rental company that would offer a strong truck and allow its customers to pull.
Uhaul rents trucks for towing purposes...
 

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We would be weekend warriors on mini vacations
Aren't uhaul vehicles beat up pickup trucks with no air?
 
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