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Not sure if posts already but need advice on towing.
I'm interested in buying a new boat for trailering to our favorite boat launches.

I'm very protective of my 2014 Frontier Pro4X with the 4.0 L engine. Love the truck and want the boat.
I have calculated that boat, trailer, passengers and gear will be around 4000 pounds.

With the truck rated at 6100 pounds I believe it is a safe limit appreciating that quick stops are not in the book.

Comments please as need to make decision on the boat.
 

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Not sure if posts already but need advice on towing.
I'm interested in buying a new boat for trailering to our favorite boat launches.

I'm very protective of my 2014 Frontier Pro4X with the 4.0 L engine. Love the truck and want the boat.
I have calculated that boat, trailer, passengers and gear will be around 4000 pounds.

With the truck rated at 6100 pounds I believe it is a safe limit appreciating that quick stops are not in the book.

Comments please as need to make decision on the boat.
I've towed a 1995 18' Bayliner that was around 3.8k lbs. If it were on flat terrain it wouldn't have been an issue but it was in the Ozarks when it was 90* out. Truck was a dog on those big hills. I have a tune on it too. Trans temp was around 190* which made me uneasy. I did it a few times but I wouldn't do it on a regular basis. Don't use OD. I probably got around 10mpg too. Hate to tell you but I wouldn't do it. As the saying goes, there's no replacement for displacement.
 

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it will shift down on hills but you will be fine.
 

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I have been towing a boat with my truck (Lifted 07 SE, 4.0L) for 10 years and have had no problems. My boat is roughly around the 3.5k lbs. Heading to the lake is mostly uphill, up to 5k elevation. I have done the towing in winter and summer. I drive with an auto and I make sure my OD is off. I also have found a sweet spot for the truck and RPM, so I know I am not beating on the truck.

Just remember, it's not a competition with the other drivers on the road. Just do your thing and take care of yourself and your truck. The truck is quite capable of the towing you are mentioning.
 

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My new camper weighs 4500lbs dry. With all the crap my wife put in it I'm sure it's pushing 5000lbs. My truck strained but pulled it just fine. It's an 05 with 162,xxx miles. I wouldn't worry at all about 4000lbs. You will be fine.


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Well I'm overprotective. Did my truck do it? Yes. But it was a MAJOR challenge to keep it up to speed with the AC on. I'm talking greater than 45* inclines. Perspective I suppose. We all have the same engine. So conflicting advice says you may or may not like it. Can you do it? Yes. Will you cook your transmission in the process though??? Not according to other posts but I'm going for 200k plus and I choose not to. Other's will say they're there and tow 57 loads of doo doo everyday.
 

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TFL did a pretty steep climb with a frontier twice. once in 2014 and more recently in 2017. I can't remember the weight they say in the video (can't listen right now) but I remember it doing OK on the climb.

https://youtu.be/faeNdHIuYLU
 

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45 degree inclines??? you towing straight up the side of a mountain???
Southern MO and northern AR roads are ridiculous if you haven't experienced them. Two lanes, blind turns, huge hills and valleys, it's crazy. No shoulders. Known a couple of folks who have died on the roads down there. You go off the pavement Much you're Likely to Hit a Tree. I drove an Eclipse down there and it was fun. Driving a lifted truck not familiar with the roads is not fun. Towing a boat, I'd start a hill at 65, I'd be at 40 by the top of it at 4-5k rpm.
 

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I'm going for it too

I have a 14 Frontier Crew and have been nervous about towing a 4700lb travel trailer (30') we are looking to buy. Doing all the math I will be fully loaded about 90% of GCW for the truck. So, not ideal but I think we can do it. East coast camping so mostly flat with some hills.

If anyone thinks I'm nuts please talk me out of it now! About to sign the check....

Also - I want to add as much as I can to the truck to make it safe. Any recommendations for a weight distribution hitch or EBC? Anything else I should do?

-TM5150
 

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I have a 14 Frontier Crew and have been nervous about towing a 4700lb travel trailer (30') we are looking to buy. Doing all the math I will be fully loaded about 90% of GCW for the truck. So, not ideal but I think we can do it. East coast camping so mostly flat with some hills.

If anyone thinks I'm nuts please talk me out of it now! About to sign the check....

Also - I want to add as much as I can to the truck to make it safe. Any recommendations for a weight distribution hitch or EBC? Anything else I should do?

-TM5150


I just purchased a travel trailer. 3400# dry and it tows pretty well. I struggle in a strong headwind and long hills but rarely see the engine go above 3000 rpm. We looked at a larger one similar to the weight you are considering. It will pull it but you will likely not be very happy. It will be stressful the entire time. I would suggest a lighter trailer.
 

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TFL did a pretty steep climb with a frontier twice. once in 2014 and more recently in 2017. I can't remember the weight they say in the video (can't listen right now) but I remember it doing OK on the climb.

https://youtu.be/faeNdHIuYLU
They run the Ike gauntlet with 6100 lbs for midsize trucks. They gave it pretty high marks and liked it towing. It did work hard (stayed above 4k rpm whole time)
 
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