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Old 06-09-2018, 09:34 AM   #1
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Who is towing with Nissan Titan XD diesel?

How do you like it? Seriously considering it.

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Old 06-09-2018, 09:58 AM   #2
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I have a gas Titan XD. I tow a 22 Ď CCD. For the last 11 years I drove a Dodge 1 ton with the 6.7 Cummings under the hood. The Titan pulls wonderfully. Iím guessing the diesel version will pull even better
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Old 06-09-2018, 10:41 AM   #3
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I've been towing my 2017 FC25FB with a 2016 Titan XD Platinum Reserve 4x4 since new. I track all miles towed and post them in my signature, currently 20,769. The truck now has 38,000 miles on it and its never been in for repair beyond oil and filter changes. I've towed over the mountain west, the windy plains, the sweltering south, to the 12,000' peak of Rocky Mountain National Park and from the depths of Death Valley to the top of Mt. Whitney in Lone Pine CA with 9 percent grades in over 100 degree temperatures. The Titan XD is an awesome towing machine and easily tows my Airstream loaded to its maximum payload.

I've owned F-150's with 5.0, 5.4, and twin turbo V-6, F250 with 6.0 diesel, E150's, E250's and have towed boats, equipment trailers, a Casita and my Airstream for hundreds of thousands of miles. I love my Titan XD with the Cummins Diesel and wouldn't trade it for any of my previous tow vehicles. As I recall, the power of the F250 with 6.0 Diesel felt very similar to the Titan Diesel, but the Titan rides much smoother. The twin-turbo pulled well too with comfort, but I found the gas mileage was lacking. Those twin-turbos can pack alot of gas down the intake. I never had any problems with my Fords.

The only thing I do not like about my Titan XD Diesel PR is its payload sticker. The payload sticker states 1355 lbs. When I bought my Titan XD, I owned my Casita and was not concerned about payload. Since buying my FC25FB, I am always near maximum payload. On my last cross-country trip, my scale ticket showed 30# to spare. I weigh my truck and Airstream frequently because of its payload challenges. I would like my next truck to have at least a 2000 lb payload sticker so I can carry more in it, such as tools and guests while towing. Its not that the Titan can't handle the payload, as you can't feel any difference when at max payload versus empty. Its just that I choose to not exceed the weight ratings on my truck. My Son-in-law has a Titan XD Diesel 2wd SL and his payload is 1598 lbs. He tows a 24' box trailer all over the U.S. and has over 50,000 miles on his. His truck has also been trouble free.

Here is a picture of my truck with Airstream in tow plus copies of its three-pass scale tickets. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...ml#post1985301 There is much more information on that thread about my Titan XD Diesel, pictures of where its been and more scale tickets.
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We tow our 2017 International Signature 30 with a 2016 Titan XD SL Cummins. Bought the truck in June of 2016 and have about 20,0000 miles on it. Itís been a great truck.

Originally bought it with the intention of using it for towing and daily driver. I found it too big for my 90% in town driving (dense urban), so use it almost exclusively for towing now. Itís better for the modern diesel emissions systems to keep it on the highway and loaded anyway.

I use a 10k Equal-i-zer hitch and that does a pretty good job of keeping the truck level. It squats very little with a load, but I added some AirLift air bags a couple of months ago to bring back the rear end back up a smidge (Iím pretty picky about the way the truck sits).

I get about 11.5 to 12.5 MPG towing, and my trailer is about 7,000 lbs. ready to camp. I get high-teens when not towing, but have gotten as good as 21.5 if I keep my foot out of it (stay at/below 65 MPH).

Iíve been able to climb any hill in the Oregon/Washington area maintaining 60 MPH (and 65 MPH on most). They say it doesnít have an exhaust brake, but does have some sort of back pressure braking built into the waste gate. Iíve found that it does a pretty good job of keeping the truck and trailer held back on most declines Iíve encountered.

I also think that the fit finish of the cabin pretty good and is super quiet inside and cruises well.
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Old 06-09-2018, 01:19 PM   #5
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I tow my 1986 31' Sovereign (~8000 pounds) with a 2016 Titan XD SV diesel. Pretty effortless. Average about 13 mpg towing. Payload 1800. Quiet, comfortable, lots of gadgets. But -- turn radius of the Queen Mary, fuel filter changes every 10k miles. 10 quart oil changes...

I am unabashedly a Nissan fan as my first generation Titan towed the same trailer some 70000 miles out of 213000 total and it never failed.
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Old 06-09-2018, 02:10 PM   #6
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From a magazine review a while back, the two weaknesses were the low payload and the fact that the fuel filler opening was too small to accept the larger nozzles at truck stops. Both these issues may have already been resolved in the newer production trucks.
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Old 06-09-2018, 08:47 PM   #7
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You raise valid concerns. Another, and one that has caused me some inconvenience, is that the Cummins 5 liter is only rated for up to B10 biodiesel. That eliminates Flying J, Pilot and the entire states of Illinois and Minnesota.

So far, not critical, but if enough states mandate B20, I won't have any choice but to violate my warranty with sub-spec fuel...
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My "Black Stallion" 2016 Nissan Titan XD Turbo Diesel 4x4 Platinum Reserve with six (6) speeds, back-up camera, sonar type warning system is a wonderful vehicle for towing "Zeppy" my 2016 Airstream Classic 30J. Go for it Airstreamer!
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:03 PM   #9
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Notice my signature. My son-in-law and I have switched from Titan XD Diesels to Ford F250 Diesels. We had three Titan XDs and drove them over 135,000 miles combined. We started have issues as the trucks got older. Wiring harness, suspension, fuel systems and electrical problems. The biggest problem was that dealer support around the country was terrible. Many Nissan dealers do not support the Titan XD Diesel. In Michigan last summer, I had to go to five different Nissan dealers (all across Michigan) to find an oil filter and none had the fuel filters! That is unacceptable. When driving around the country, I checked to see if dealers had Titan XD Diesels. Most have none, a few have one, and therefore dealer support is non-existent while on the road. Hence, we traded our Titan XDs for Ford F250s. More power, 2000# or more payload, and dealer support.

I love Nissans. Our family has bought 20 or more Nissans over the recent years, all needed no repairs except the Titan XD Diesels. Hopefully the dealers will start supporting this truck, but I couldn't wait for that to happen.
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https://www.caranddriver.com/nissan/titan-xd

So here is a review. Not particularly flattering. And I have priced one out. Might as well buy a 3/4 ton diesel.

On another website the Titan XD gas performed better than the Titan XD diesel going up the gauntlet. Plus the gas has better payload, but the diesel can tow more (slightly more; only 1000lbs more).

https://www.tfltruck.com/2016/07/201...towing-review/

I think if I was going to buy an XD I would get the gas.

Better yet get a 3/4 ton gas F250 or Silverado HD2500 if you really need the towing capacity without spending a fortune on a diesel.

Also my son, a diesel mechanic earlier in his life, drove one and didn’t like it a bit.
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I test drove one. Nice truck but it had a horrible turning radius. Not good for a trip to the supermarket. The 5 liter Cummins is more than adequate. All you really need to tow an Airstream is a 3 liter diesel.
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