2010 Nissan Frontier LE Crew Cab towing

10

Asked by Jun 21, 2011 at 05:02 PM about the 2010 Nissan Frontier LE Crew Cab 4WD

Question type: General

I am towing a 5000 lb full loaded 26 ft. Camper with sway bars and load leveling hitch.  My
truck runs at 3000 to 4000 rpm on highway at 60 to 65 mph.  I also get only 7.5 mpg.  It
feels like it is struggling to keep up.  Is that normal or am I asking too much.

2 Answers

1,655

You're really asking for more than your Frontier was designed for ( especially with an automatic transmission ? ) especially without the added protection offered by an oil cooler. If the trailer weighs 5000 #, is that empty or loaded weight ? If empty weight then your loaded weight is probably much higher and the wind resistance of a 26' trailer makes it that much "heavier". I would say that your high rpms / low fuel mileage is "normal" considering what you are pulling at highway speeds but would NOT recommend that you continue pulling such a huge load for extended periods or your 2010's powertrain and drivetrain will protest probably more sooner than later.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
10

Thanks for the info. The 5000 LBS. is loaded with very little in the truck itself other than 2 passengers. I spoke to Nissan and they said it had an "Adaptive transmission" and should handle the load just fine and would do a better job of managing the rpm's as more time under the load was "adapted". I went from Virginia to Niagra Falls, then to Quebec Canada and then Bar Harbor Maine and then home. As a novice tower I did discover staying behind a truck to lower wind and then I got 13 MPG and the RPM's went down to normal. They also checked the tranny and the fluid still looked new, so I am pleased with he truck but don't plan on other long trips like that.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Can I flat tow 2007 4x4 nissian frontier 2 answers

    2007 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab LE 4X4 LWB

    -

    General

  • Is a 2012 Frontier 4x4 towable? 1 answer

    I am trying to figure out how to tow my truck with my motor home

    2012 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X Crew Cab 4WD

    -

    General

  • What size cargo trailer could a 2010 nissan 4wd tow? 1 answer

    I am looking for a cargo trailer to bring some household items (furniture & assorted other things) to FL from CT. Trying to figure out what size trailer to get. All I come up with is the weight capaci...

    2010 Nissan Frontier

    -

    General

  • Sudden Acceleration 12 answers

    In April, my mother got into our Nissan Frontier, which was parked at a supermarket parking lot and ended up in a collision with 2 parked vehicles! Her story of events were that the car would not st...

    2000 Nissan Frontier 4 Dr SE 4WD Crew Cab SB

    -

    General

  • my 2007 nissan frontier wont start. changed battery , engine turns so what is it? help!!! 4 answers

    drove truck to store. few minutes later, get in truck engine turns over and i'm reversing out of park space and truck dies. towed home and changed with new battery. now truck wont start.

    2007 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab SE 4X2

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Nissan Frontier Questions

Nissan Frontier Experts

#1 avatar666
avatar666
Reputation 1,400
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 480
#3 jmcalafactor
jmcalafactor
Reputation 310
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Tacoma
805 Great Deals out of 34,292 listings starting at $2,988
Used Chevrolet Colorado
339 Great Deals out of 17,226 listings starting at $2,195
Used Ford F-150
3,492 Great Deals out of 207,570 listings starting at $1,273
Used Nissan Titan
246 Great Deals out of 14,699 listings starting at $4,200
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,759 Great Deals out of 150,219 listings starting at $1,259
Used Toyota Tundra
699 Great Deals out of 28,803 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Ranger
223 Great Deals out of 7,060 listings starting at $1,450
Used GMC Canyon
152 Great Deals out of 8,265 listings starting at $2,995
Used Nissan Xterra
122 Great Deals out of 3,732 listings starting at $1,400
Used Dodge Ram 1500
547 Great Deals out of 13,073 listings starting at $1,800
Used Nissan Pathfinder
605 Great Deals out of 27,175 listings starting at $1,795
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,197 Great Deals out of 58,874 listings starting at $2,495
Used Honda Ridgeline
174 Great Deals out of 7,745 listings starting at $4,495
Used Toyota 4Runner
429 Great Deals out of 20,862 listings starting at $2,499
Used Dodge Dakota
156 Great Deals out of 4,409 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Nissan Frontier For Sale
6,164 listings starting at $15,054
2016 Nissan Frontier For Sale
113 Great Deals out of 8,685 listings starting at $15,564
2015 Nissan Frontier For Sale
47 Great Deals out of 1,075 listings starting at $12,000
2014 Nissan Frontier For Sale
52 Great Deals out of 1,019 listings starting at $10,999
2013 Nissan Frontier For Sale
48 Great Deals out of 926 listings starting at $6,500