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2008 Nissan Titan 5th Wheel Install

My first 5th Wheel Install, I don't believe I'd ever do it for a living... lol 60 Minutes my butt, roughly 5 hours but got her done!!

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Re: 2008 Nissan Titan 5th Wheel Install

You will be one of very few to use a 5th wheel hitch. Good luck, and watch those cab corners. Keep a close eye on the payload also.


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Re: 2008 Nissan Titan 5th Wheel Install

I ditto the cab corner thought... the bed is so short, its gonna sneak up on you.

Buddy of mine.. who youd never think it would happen to, has done it twice.. but he's got a big camper, and a really screwy drivway to back it into... right off a major highway.. so always a rush..

Looks handy though...

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Re: 2008 Nissan Titan 5th Wheel Install

900 Miles, Transmission Temp hovered around 183-195, towed in 3rd gear! Hauled like a dream.

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Re: 2008 Nissan Titan 5th Wheel Install

What's the pin weight? Looks like it has the truck squatted pretty good...


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Re: 2008 Nissan Titan 5th Wheel Install

Pin weight should be around 2000 lbs roughly 20% of the trailer. I had half a inch of suspension once I slid the 5th wheel forward.

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Doesn't look like your truck is equipped with the tow package.... Wow.


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Re: 2008 Nissan Titan 5th Wheel Install

It's not, 2.93 Gears, I watched the transmission temp like a hawk though just to see what kind of work it was doing. It never went over 195 degrees which is good when towing. Pretty I'm impressed, Nissan made a hell of a transmission. I'm going to change all the fluids to see how everything handled.

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Re: 2008 Nissan Titan 5th Wheel Install

Changed the oil and transmission fluid. The transmission fluid came out the cleanest I've seen, looks like brand new fluid, oil came out clean with only 5,000 miles on it but wanted to change it to Amsoil. Installed Amsoil Signature Series 7 Quarts 5-W30, and 4 Quarts Amsoil ATF. Got Amsoil Gear Oil I'm going to do the front and rear differentials and the transfer case next week. Everything looks solid though even after hauling the camper.

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