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Does anyone have a good idea how much my titan can reasonably tow? I have the tow package, hitch said 10k, truck is V8 and my trailer rv is dry weight at 7300#, is this reasonable? I have the additional electric braking and weight distort tow assembly as well. Seem like it labors. any thoughts? RV label says GVRt is 9000#. not sure what this means exactly and can't get answers. Thanks for your help.
 

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You are probably real close to the max for towing. Dry weight is not including the LP gas tanks, batteries, or any other factory installed options, or anything you haul in the trailer or bed.
 

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Your max tow weight is about 9500 with no more than 700 or so on the tongue.
 

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2010 SE with tow package, towing capacity is 7200 pounds. Unless you have the max utility packagethan its 9200 pounds. Check your gear ratio that is the main difference in being able to tow 7200 vs. 9200. 2.94 gears = 7200 pounds 3.36 gears = 9200 pounds. I would be willing to bet you have the 2.94 gears and can tow 7200 pounds. The Towing package means absolutely nothing in reference to adding to your towing capacity. All the towing package does is add a 7 pin wiring harness, the hitch and the wiring for the trailer brakes.
 
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Even if you have the 3:36 rear gear, at 7300 #s dry you are pushing the 75-80% of tow capacity that is dictated by conventional wisdom.
All the gear and supplies you add to the trailer AND passengers and equipment stowed in the truck are cumulative and will quickly put the total at or over the max tow rating. Any trailer commonly over 3,500 #s will, by law, be required to have brakes. A weight distributing hitch doesn't increase the tow capacity of the truck.
This puts your tow vehicle at the tipping point of control when braking or turning or just cruising into a head or cross wind. Disaster could be just a moment away.
For safety's sake I suggest you downsize your trailer or upsize your tow vehicle to a 3/4 or full 1 ton with a proper towing setup.
Too much trailer can go bad quickly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwO...PBViHJxaYeA-poE43I442OLG2lrF_Q0EI3FOz8FGI0Hd-
 

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My old camper was #7300 empty towed fine I have tow package. Its also what the driver can tow not just the truck.
 

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Are you towing with a gooseneck setup or by the hitch, that video is horse ****, should've had something that size setup with a gooseneck. If you have the right gearing and you have that rv pulling by the bed of your truck instead of the hitch you will do fine. I frequently tow 7500 lbs through western MD, it's just mountains for 200 miles up and down with a lot of head and side winds. Just never have it in D when you tow. Always 4. In regard to the towing package just being wiring and a higher capacity hitch, sure that's part of it but it also holds out shifts to a higher rpm, what this does is holds out the tranny line pressures to a much higher psi so when you engage the next gear it can lock into that gear much firmer reducing friction reducing heat which is a killer in these trannys.
 

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The information I provided is the correct towing capacities as described by Nissan and confirmed through multiple emails with them. The towing package does absolutely nothing to the transmission or shift points. You are thinking of the tow mode switch, which again has nothing to do with the towing package, or the towing capacities.
 
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Are you towing with a gooseneck setup or by the hitch, that video is horse ****, should've had something that size setup with a gooseneck. If you have the right gearing and you have that rv pulling by the bed of your truck instead of the hitch you will do fine. I frequently tow 7500 lbs through western MD, it's just mountains for 200 miles up and down with a lot of head and side winds. Just never have it in D when you tow. Always 4. In regard to the towing package just being wiring and a higher capacity hitch, sure that's part of it but it also holds out shifts to a higher rpm, what this does is holds out the tranny line pressures to a much higher psi so when you engage the next gear it can lock into that gear much firmer reducing friction reducing heat which is a killer in these trannys.
Looks like we have another "towing professional"... :rolleyes:
 

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Don't be a troll, it's basics
A troll, says Mr. 41 posts.... Open your mind and ears. Lot's of helpful people on this forum know this truck from stem to stern.
 
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With that, I'm done with this subject.
 
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Are you towing with a gooseneck setup or by the hitch, that video is horse ****, should've had something that size setup with a gooseneck. If you have the right gearing and you have that rv pulling by the bed of your truck instead of the hitch you will do fine. I frequently tow 7500 lbs through western MD, it's just mountains for 200 miles up and down with a lot of head and side winds. Just never have it in D when you tow. Always 4. In regard to the towing package just being wiring and a higher capacity hitch, sure that's part of it but it also holds out shifts to a higher rpm, what this does is holds out the tranny line pressures to a much higher psi so when you engage the next gear it can lock into that gear much firmer reducing friction reducing heat which is a killer in these trannys.
I agree, that size trailer should have been on a gooseneck but does the OP have one in his bed?
You frequently tow 7500 #s, OP's dry weight is 2X30# propane tanks and 15 gallons of water away from that given his dry weight. No food, no drinks, no dishes, no pots & pans, no clothes, no fun camping without all that stuff.
I am speaking to the "err on the side of caution" rather than the "throw caution to the wind" side of the equation. Not being judgemental or singling anyone out for criticism, only speaking from experience towing. Better in my opinion to leave yourself a little buffer.
 

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There are thousands of Campers in that size class that are not Goose Neck. NO reason it has to be.

To the OP, we need more info about your truck.
Is it 2wd or 4wd? Crew Cab or King Cab?

You probably don't know what axle gears you have. Does you truck have large mirrors that pull out? Do you know how many RPM it spins at 70 mph on the hwy in 5th gear? Just answering some of the above questions will help determine what your truck is rated for.
 

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I had a 16 ft dual axle toy hauler today with an Rzr 1000 and a sportsman in it. I'm guessing the trailer weighs about 2000, bringing the total to about 4000. My non big tow did well, but she worked for it! I couldn't imagine 6000 behind it.
 
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I have a regular tt hitch 10000#, I need to know if I am at max could the rear be changed to tow more? seems like I have smaller gear Rear, not sure of the size. Nee to tow tt 7300# dry and 9000# loaded max says on sticker, I ate seem to be laboring when starting an have little shake developing.
 
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