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Old 06-16-2016, 10:53 AM   #1
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Just watched a review of the new nissan titan with diesel motor. It was pulling a big heavy trailer up a steep grade. Seemed to handle it without any trouble.
Does anybody have this truck? I heard originally they were too wimpy to tow a 30' Airstream.
Would like to hear from someone with real world experience.
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Old 06-16-2016, 12:08 PM   #2
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Old 06-16-2016, 12:11 PM   #3
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I pull my trailer with the Nissan Armada w/ tow package and have no problems, despite my reservation of a heavy hitch weight 833lbs. I checked the Diesel Titans specs & WOW they look great. I'm curious what the fuel economy comes in at.

I shouldn't have seen this.
Now I wants.
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Old 06-16-2016, 12:20 PM   #4
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The Cummins engine in the new Titan XD makes as much power and torque as our 6.0 Ford powerstroke, in a truck that is a bit smaller and lighter than the F350 dually.
The Nissan is going to pull any A/S made very easily.

I have not driven the new Titan, but I have looked them over closely at the dealer. Looks like a nice truck for sure.
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Old 06-16-2016, 12:26 PM   #5
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I'm just waiting for enough of them to be out there so that the dealers will budge off of MSRP. Still on the fence whether I'll go diesel or the new 5.6 gas motor with 375hp/401ft-lbs.

I have towed my 1986 31' Sovereign about 70000 miles now with my 2004 Titan but at 206,000 miles, it is time for a new one.

The 2016 gas version will give me 1100# more payload, the diesel 600# more. Might move up to a cap instead of a tonneau!
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Old 06-16-2016, 12:35 PM   #6
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Plenty of power for any current Airstream, glad to see smaller diesels in these half-ton sized trucks for towing. It's the multi-speed transmissions that make these smaller diesels work very well, and appropriate differential gear ratios that can pull any hill.
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The Nissan xd is a solid looking truck but the problem is it gets worse fuel economy the a Ram 2500 and costs the same or more. There is almost no aftermarket support out there for it and Nissan is new to diesels in the US. So there techs aren't very experinced with the diesel emissions systems.
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Just can't see buying the Fiat-Chrysler despite the Cummins powerplant. I have just had bad experience after bad experience with the Big Three...
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Pay full price for a newly designed truck with a newly designed Diesel engine? Sounds like you're paying a lot of money to help the manufacturer work the bugs out of their product.


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Pay full price for a newly designed truck with a newly designed Diesel engine? Sounds like you're paying a lot of money to help the manufacturer work the bugs out of their product.


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It must be a good business model for us. We all paid a lot of money for a new trailer based on very old build methods that still tends to be full of production faults.
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My 2004 was the first year of a new truck with a new powerplant. It is sitting outside with 206,000 miles on it.

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This was no ad. They were reviewing a travel trailer pulling it with the Nissan.
I believe the guy reviewing it was an experienced rver that had no reason to promote the truck.
I 'm leaning towards the Dodge with the Cummins but while researching came across the video of the Nissan.
I agree that buying a first year model is risky. Bought a GMC Terrain the first year it was produced and have had a lot of problems.
Been having trouble responding ut all seems well now.
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It must be a good business model for us. We all paid a lot of money for a new trailer based on very old build methods that still tends to be full of production faults.
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I purchased the Nissan Titan XD in Feb. Replaced my Ram 2500 6.4 gasser. Now have 11,000 miles on the truck. No problems at all. Pull the 2014 27fb with no problem. Also pull a goose neck work trailer 11,000 lbs load. 11mpg towing, 21 mpg open road, 17 mpg mixed. The ride is much smoother than the Ram. But of course this truck is not a 3/4 ton. I choose the pro 4x with leather heated and cooled seat. So nearly tricked out as much as the platinum edition. Not only is a good towing truck but also a good ride with out a load. Very pleased.
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