My TV is a 2009 Titan with 120,000 miles on the clock. It has been very reliable and trouble free as were the two Frontiers I owned before it. Since picking up my Retro 181b three months ago, I have towed it over 8000 miles with zero towing issues, averaging 10.4 mpg at mostly 70 to 75 mph highway speeds. With a 28 gallon tank, we are looking for a gas station at 230 miles. To extend range, I'm considering adding a 20 gallon aux tank (Summit Racing or similar) and maybe a camper shell to improve the aerodynamics. I don't need a new truck, but Nissan is offering $8500 cash back plus $1000 loyalty discount on leftover 2017 Titans, so there may be a new XD in my driveway in the near future. I'd like to hear your opinion on gas vs. diesel. I really love the big gas V8. In fact, the motor is my favorite thing about my truck, but if you like motors, that Cummins 5.0 V8 is really seductive. I like the Cummins 6.7 in the Ram 2500 (with 6 speed manual) too, but I'm kind of long term Nissan guy. Looking forward to your comments!
I have had at least one Nissan truck in my possession since 1984. The 17 Titan is my ninth Nissan pick up. I also have an 02 frontier, and a 09 Xterra. We are leaving early Friday to plant ourselves in the direct path of the eclipse, somewhere near Dollywood. Just finished sprucing up the 199FKS... boy those wheels look spiffy!
As to auxiliary tanks for gasoline, they're pretty much illegal nationwide. You can only do that with diesel. 5 gal. Jerry cans are the only legal way for the public sector to transport gasoline. With diesel, you can do a toolbox style bed tank and have it at the flip of a switch. It didn't make sense for me, because the Titan is my daily driver as well. Diesel is not easy to find in Washington DC proper.