Ralph L Staub
I bought this to pull a 199fks. Don't have my trailer yet, but wondered if anyone else is going Titan, and if so, what your experience is...
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woolfski
Owned a Titan awhile back and it did not find a gas station it didn't like.  It had plenty of power and I believe you will have no problems pulling a 199FKS with it.  I think you might be a little disappointed in the mileage, however. Best of luck with your new setup.  We are also looking at a 199FKS, but are waiting until they make the change to the holding tanks.
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Ralph L Staub
Yeah, I figure I'm doing my part to be green by using up all the fossil fuels and forcing the economy to go to other energy sources. :-) that said, the 2017 is a complete redesign. New engine, new shorter wheelbase, lots of creature comfort's.
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woolfski
Wasn't aware of the design change for the 2017 model.  It will be interesting to see how it fleshes out. Are these design changes specific for the gas engine models?
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Ralph L Staub
The "XD" is the only titan not affected by these new changes in 2017. I think they will be offering a cummins diesel like the one in the XD, but I'm not sure. On top of everything else, there is a five year 100,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. Yes, you read that right. :-)
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fireblot
Hi Ralph,
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!

Peter


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Ralph L Staub
fireblot wrote:
Hi Ralph,
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!

Peter




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. 
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fireblot
Chasing the eclipse sounds like fun! Astronomy is a favorite activity for us when camping.  I'm stuck on an international business trip and will miss the eclipse. If you get any good pics, please share!

After reading your post, I looked up aux fuel tank laws.... Whew!!  Thanks for the heads up! 
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Ralph L Staub
Had I realized those laws were so strict, I might have gone with the XD 5.0L Cummins. That's OK, stopping every 200 miles makes it an adventure. We discover great stuff when we get off the freeway. Its about the journey... 😎
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sunvalleyjoe
my son has a Nissan and I have a Tundra .Ways to improve milage better (bigger) exhaust system and K and N air filtration system really work.
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fireblot
My Titan has a Volant cold air intake which helps, and I'm sure a more free flowing exhaust would also help,  but I think aerodynamics are the deciding factor for my rig when towing. Wind resistance increases to the square of speed. At 63 mph on flat ground, I get almost 13 mpg, at 67 mph it drops to 12mpg. Above 67 mph it drops very rapidly to 10 mpg at 77 mph ( GPS verified speed, actual measured fuel use, not trip computer). All of these numbers get worse with hills and headwinds. I'm thinking a camper shell would help reduce the big flat plate area on the front of the trailer. Kind of like the big sail/spoilers you see on the cab of eighteen wheelers.
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sunvalleyjoe
big exhaust and Flowmax  muffler made the diff. Got advise from 4x4 shops in Reno area and they all agree cold air intake needs bigger exhaust to work more efficient.I have camper shell on Tundra did not make a noticable diff.good luck I pull a 150 you want to talk about BIG flat plate and mine has 2 inch lift for back roads so I know what you mean.
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