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Hey Guys, I new to this Forum and would like to ask a little advise and suggestions about towing with my 2004 SE. To start off, I have a 2004 Titan SE w/ big tow. I just recently bought a 2001 26' Terry tag along camper and the dry weight is 6200 #'s. After loading, 3-4 bicycles, camping gear, wife, 3 year old, and infant, I figure I'm loaded to 7000 #'s - 7500 max and live and camp in the mountains of East Tennessee and western North Cafolina. I asked several people I know if my truck could handle that kind of weight and everyone said yes. Pulling the camper to a local camp ground was fine and not a real test for the truck. I pulled the camper on my last camping trip for the winter about two hours away (this was the first long trip for the truck, like I said just bought the camper) and the turck towed awesome with no problems what so ever I used overdrive on the interstate and had no problems. I my way back, I started up a steep grade for about 2 miles. I was in fourth gear/tow mode and never lost any power, the truck did not over heat, but the tramission heated to just before the "H" on the trane gauge. This worried me some because I knew I would be towing some in the big mountains of North Carolina and didn't want to have a break down. I haven't pulled the camper since then but have made a few modifications since then to get ready for spring. I did add another transmission cooler to run inline with the factory cooler and also had a few re-call's done and while at the dealership, the service guy put an upgrade rear diff. cover w/ the cooling fins for free. I also had the transmission serviced (46,000 miles). Is the camper + gear and family to much for my Titan? If not, give me a few hints to help with towing. Any advise is greatly appreciated.