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How much can my Titan really tow?

13831 Views 18 Replies 8 Participants Last post by  dubyam
So I just bought a 2012 Titan SV 4x4 from a shady looking individual. I've been thinking of taking my Dads travel trailer off his hands. Total loaded weight of this bad boy is a hair under 8000 pounds. Only problem is I can't seem to find my gear ratio or towing capacity. 3 dealer phone calls later and 3 different answers ranging from 7000-9300 pounds has me scratching my head. So I thought I'd come on here and see if someone could help me out. Here's what I know...

2012 Titan SV 4x4
Has Trans temp gauge, but no Big Tow mirrors
Has Front tow hooks, receiver hitch, and rudimentary brake controller installed, all look to be factory OEM (but I'll admit I've always been a Chevy guy and I feel the only thing the previous owner ever hauled was his *** down to the meth store, so i don't see him installing these for any reason).

I've looked for the sticker on the rear axle and it seems to be long gone, I've tried doing 70 down the highway but I'm at 1800-1900 rpm just in between what everyone on here says is the difference between the 3.36 and 2.93

This might be a stupid question, but when my families safety is involved you can never be too careful. Thanks in advance.
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Dealers are absolutely useless when it comes to any kind of help, unless you buy the car from them they could give two sh*ts about you. Most of the time they are stupid and have no clue to what the hell they are saying. I've had so many issues trying to get general information from dealer that i gave up on their minimum wage asses long time ago. As far as your tow capacity, you might be in the low range due to the fact that you do not have the tow mirrors it was not a package that came with the truck. Look for the tranny radiator (little one) to see. The big tow will have the tow mirrors, the temp gauge, and the inter-cooler for the tranny behind the radiator. hope that helps.
Here is Nissan VIN Decoder. If you scroll down it should tell you if you have the big tow package (4th from the bottom of the page is the Options installed) I put my VIN in and it was correct.

Also search the web for the 2012 Nissan Towing Guide. It's in pdf format.

That was very helpful!! Saw mine and happy to say I have the Big Tow Package. That's the 9400lb. Thank you Michael.

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