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I've read many of the posts regarding the 7 speed transmission's final gear ratio of 2.94 vs other manufacturers gear ratios of 3.42/3.73/3.92 etc.. People have said that the 2.94 ratio is a disadvantage when it comes to towing. I'm curious to hear from anyone that has actually towed with the new Titans (XD or regular) with the 5.6L engine and 7 speed transmission. Myself, I will be towing a 26 ft travel trailer which weighs (when loaded) around 6,500 lbs. in a couple of months time. So what can I expect ???
 

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I will be keeping my eye on this thread. I would hope Nissan refined the towing on this generation. I never found the 1st to be the best at towing more of a fun truck. I'm looking at a 2017 myself and camp all summer in Alberta
 

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The gas XD's come with the 3.36 gearing don't they?
 

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Well i'm in for this post because i traded my pathfinder 2010 for this truck and hope it pull my 23' trailer apex coachmen loaded at 6100 lbs .my pathfinder was doing a fine job but on windy day it suffer quite much..i assume that wen the Nissan titan will be in towing mode the 7 gear will never come in..might i be wrong..
 

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It appears that the 2.937 gear matched with the new 7 speed translates to about a 3.55 in typical "domestic rear gear speak". Yes I know Chevrolet doesn't offer a 3.55 but the Titan's ratios fall between the Chevy's 3.42 and 3.73. So again the new Titan half ton should be very competitive from a towing/performance/offroad standpoint especially considering its best MPG figures are coming from one gear offering. Whereas Ford/Chevy are quoting their best MPG figures from their 3.15 and 3.08 respectively.let hope this is true..
 

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I will be keeping my eye on this thread. I would hope Nissan refined the towing on this generation. I never found the 1st to be the best at towing more of a fun truck. I'm looking at a 2017 myself and camp all summer in Alberta
Contrary to what you stated, I found the 1st gen Titan to be an excellent tow machine. I owned a 2004 Titan King Cab SE 4x2 and then a 2012 GMC Sierra Extended Cab SE 4x2 with the 5.3L V8 and 6 spd tranny and I realized that the OLD Titan would pull better than the Sierra. This while towing a 23' travel trailer weighing around 5,500 lbs. Overall towing mpg's with the Old Titan were around 5% better than the Sierra
 
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Contrary to what you stated, I found the 1st gen Titan to be an excellent tow machine. I owned a 2004 Titan King Cab SE 4x2 and then a 2012 GMC Sierra Extended Cab SE 4x2 with the 5.3L V8 and 6 spd tranny and I realized that the OLD Titan would pull better than the Sierra. This while towing a 23' travel trailer weighing around 5,500 lbs. Overall towing mpg's with the Old Titan were around 5% better than the Sierra
On flat ground no problem I just found it didn't like hills to much and my tranny didn't care much for it either. I did add a after market cooler and that made a night and day difference. I just don't care for 37-4200 rpm for long periods during towing while hitting the cypress hills. Maybe I baby it to much
 

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hook it up and tow it! too much thinking lol. its 6500 lbs, thats not much.
 

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On flat ground no problem I just found it didn't like hills to much and my tranny didn't care much for it either. I did add a after market cooler and that made a night and day difference. I just don't care for 37-4200 rpm for long periods during towing while hitting the cypress hills. Maybe I baby it to much
That's interesting - I had my 2004 Titan for 8 years and towed from Winnipeg to Vancouver a couple of times and I never saw and/or needed 37-4200 RPM thru the Rockies
 

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That's interesting - I had my 2004 Titan for 8 years and towed from Winnipeg to Vancouver a couple of times and I never saw and/or needed 37-4200 RPM thru the Rockies
From maple creek Saskatchewan to the cypress hills entrance is a long steady hike up. Every year that last hill claims a few trucks. I hit 4000 rpm constantly on and off for a solid 30 minutes. Saskatchewan of all places
 

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From maple creek Saskatchewan to the cypress hills entrance is a long steady hike up. Every year that last hill claims a few trucks. I hit 4000 rpm constantly on and off for a solid 30 minutes. Saskatchewan of all places
Have you ever driven the highway between Banff and Jasper especially the stretch on the Jasper side of the Columbia Ice Fields. The stretch is around 5 miles long where you're climbing (I'm guessing at least 10% grade) and the highway has a series of switchbacks that force you to speeds less than 30 km/hr. On the stretch that just had the straight climb - my old Titan would be at 3,000 RPM going 70 km/hr (3rd gear) and it would hold the speed. On the switchbacks, that's when it would be in 2nd gear at 4,000 RPM's. It's definitely a FUN stretch to be towing a travel trailer. Going the opposite direction is murder on the brakes so I would downshift to 2nd gear and let the engine slow everything down
 

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I know that Stretch and that would be a interesting pull. Let us know how your 2017 pulls vs your 1st gen. I have my class 1 and have driven but have never felt comfortable towing with this titan.
 

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I know that Stretch and that would be a interesting pull. Let us know how your 2017 pulls vs your 1st gen. I have my class 1 and have driven but have never felt comfortable towing with this titan.
Will do. First tow - May long weekend from Winnipeg to Riding Mtn National Park (Wasagaming) close to 300 kms one way (mostly flat terrain but has some hilly portions)
 

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Well hooked the Titan to my travel trailer (2015 Flagstaff 26FKWS - dry weight 5,800 lbs - loaded 6,500 lbs.) and went for a 35 km ride around Winnipeg's Perimeter Hwy. As I don't like the Tow Mode on the trucks, I shifted manually. Shifting gears at between 2,500 and 3,000 rpm really keeps the truck moving nicely to reach highway cruising speed of 105 km/hr. Heading into a 20 km/hr head wind required leaving it in 5th gear @ 1,950 rpm. With no wind, shifted to 6th gear @ 1,750 rpm.

Even with this short drive, I find the Titan more capable than my previous truck (2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 4x2 with the 5.3 L and 6 speed with 3.42 final gear ratio) at getting to and maintaining highway speeds.

The big test will be on the May long weekend when I'll be towing on a 600 km round trip.
 
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Well hooked the Titan to my travel trailer (2015 Flagstaff 26FKWS - dry weight 5,800 lbs - loaded 6,500 lbs.) and went for a 35 km ride around Winnipeg's Perimeter Hwy. As I don't like the Tow Mode on the trucks, I shifted manually. Shifting gears at between 2,500 and 3,000 rpm really keeps the truck moving nicely to reach highway cruising speed of 105 km/hr. Heading into a 20 km/hr head wind required leaving it in 5th gear @ 1,950 rpm. With no wind, shifted to 6th gear @ 1,750 rpm.

Even with this short drive, I find the Titan more capable than my previous truck (2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 4x2 with the 5.3 L and 6 speed with 3.42 final gear ratio) at getting to and maintaining highway speeds.

The big test will be on the May long weekend when I'll be towing on a 600 km round trip.
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This is what i will towing this summer and up to now i very happy whit the 1 hauls
it like nothing compare to the pathfinder..i had to back off the fuel a few time cause.i was at 70mph whit out notice..
 

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I am just curious as I know how the old Titan's towed - that's all
My dad has 2 Titans. The original 2004 is still the work horse on his small scale cattle ranch in the hill country of Texas. He tows beef to auction and a tractor regularly with no issues at all. That part of the country does have rolling hills that his Tundra struggled with. It should move anything you have over any terrain no problem as long as it is under the rated limits for your rig.
 

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I have only towed my boat (approx 2500#) a couple of times, but it was absolutely no problem for the Titan. I live in the Ouachita mountains in Arkansas, no high elevations, but plenty of steep and twisty roads.

Mine is a 2017 Titan S Crew cab. My impression of the transmission is that they added a couple of "granny low" gears, and with the 7 speed transmission it will be able to find the right gear for any situation. One thing for sure, the new 5.6 is stout.
 

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This is what i will towing this summer and up to now i very happy whit the 1 hauls
it like nothing compare to the pathfinder..i had to back off the fuel a few time cause.i was at 70mph whit out notice..
What's the weight of your trailer ??? When I took my TT (weight 6,000 lbs) for the short test tow, I also had to watch the speed because in 5th gear the Titan really wants to go regardless what it's towing
 
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