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post #11 of 17 Old 03-16-2010, 02:02 PM
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Tranny cooler and youll be fine on most boat ramps unless you try dropping the trailer past the concrete than you might be boned but youll also be flooded lol.
Is this from experience?
I saw a guy do that one time.


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Good to know info. I've wanted to set my X up for towing in case I have to tow one of our Willy's Jeeps to or from a reenactment (2,500 pounds and no tongue weight since its more of dragging it with me). Are tranny coolers needed (recommended) for manuals too?
And to double check the harnesses that are up inside behind the tow bar (plugged into something) are the ones you would connect up a tow harness to?


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No one has mentioned this yet but the manual calls for an anti-sway device for anything over 2,000 lbs. I would adhere to this cause the wheel base is short on the X
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Is the wheel base on the X shorter than the Isuzu Rodeo? I had a '99 Rodeo and towed no problem, 3500 + pounds. I now have an '04 X.
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Thumbs up New Xterra owner...

I have an '07 SE, looks like it has air bags, towing pkg. Do I need to get anything special to haul a 1976 18' Layton travel trailer? I have brand new tires but the girls are goin' it alone so just need a guys' opinion, lol...thx.
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have trailered a 3,800 lbs boat plus trailer with no brakes with no problems. Place the transmission in low when pulling up the ramp. Our XTerra has a limited slip differential which offers great traction on a wet ramp.
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I'm towing about 4000lbs (Trailer +contents+ passengers and gear). Went ahead and used the load leveler. No issues, and I am at 7000'. Haven't tried out on the freeway yet though. Will probably go ahead and upgrade to the Bilstein 5100 series shocks to help out a little more.

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