New guys ... towing 6k ?

sumncguy

New Member
Sup everyone. I just traded my Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel for a 11 Frontier 4X4 S.

Got the Frontier at a real good price but got raped bad .. bad on the Ram. Diesels are no longer sought after .. anyway ..

I traded because costs are rising, we've decided that the 08 Keystone Passport 31' Travel trailer will go .. thus getting rid of the Ram .. between everything going up, the cost of Diesel and two girls starting college in a few years ... looking forward, its just time to down size.

My question is .. can this thing really tow 6k lbs ? My camper is about 6k dry.

I really only MAY need to move the camper around the yard or maybe bring it to a buyer .. this kind of load / work wont be the norm.

All this truck will need to do is to pull my flat bed utility trailer with my 08 VTX 1800 (already made it clear that my bike aint goin anywhere :p ) on it .. I believe I could probably do that off the bumper .. wont .. of course .. will get the hit and 4 pin installed. Also yard work, pick up salt for the purifier .. furniture on occasion and weekly runs to the dump. Im sure its capable of this.

So how bout that 6300 lb wiff the wd hitch ?
 

reverendbiker

New Member
The Frontier with the great little VQ engine is an amazingly capable vehicle, but its pulling capacity pales in comparison with your old Cummins diesel. Will it pull 6300 pounds? The factory says it will (though that's right at the max) but it will be working hard to do it, will be grunt slow, and will get about 6-8 MPG. I used my Frontier to haul a utility trailer with my ATV's (about 2500# total) and couldn't wait to get the rig unhooked at the end of the day. My guess is that it would pull your trailer for short distances, but I wouldn't make a habit of it. Look at it this way: Your old Ram 2500 was an offensive guard--your new Frontier is a running back.


sumncguy said:
Sup everyone. I just traded my Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel for a 11 Frontier 4X4 S.

Got the Frontier at a real good price but got raped bad .. bad on the Ram. Diesels are no longer sought after .. anyway ..

I traded because costs are rising, we've decided that the 08 Keystone Passport 31' Travel trailer will go .. thus getting rid of the Ram .. between everything going up, the cost of Diesel and two girls starting college in a few years ... looking forward, its just time to down size.

My question is .. can this thing really tow 6k lbs ? My camper is about 6k dry.

I really only MAY need to move the camper around the yard or maybe bring it to a buyer .. this kind of load / work wont be the norm.

All this truck will need to do is to pull my flat bed utility trailer with my 08 VTX 1800 (already made it clear that my bike aint goin anywhere :p ) on it .. I believe I could probably do that off the bumper .. wont .. of course .. will get the hit and 4 pin installed. Also yard work, pick up salt for the purifier .. furniture on occasion and weekly runs to the dump. Im sure its capable of this.

So how bout that 6300 lb wiff the wd hitch ?
 

sumncguy

New Member
Oh yeah ... that Cummins was an animal.

I questioned the tow capacity of the Frontier but as I said ..Id only be moving the camper around the yard and possibly need to bring it to a buyer.

From your comments I guess the answer is no.
 

Phelan

New Member
The most I've hauled in a single trip was 4,700 pounds (plus the weight of the trailer since the scales at the dump just show the difference) split between the bed and a flatbed trailer. The only problems I encountered were of my own making by poorly distributing the weight. Initial take off was a little slow, but once moving accelerating wasn't an issue. If I were hauling loads like that regularly I'd get a brake controller and a trailer with brakes, but that's it.
 

mdawg4x4

Administrator
I believe the max towing capacity is with a manual tranny. I wouldn't make a habit out of that kind of load. And would definitely do the 7 pin with brakes.
 
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