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Nissan Titan. New TV? Maybe?
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May 12, 2015 – 8:54 am
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What are your thoughts on the Nissan Titan?  DW has given me the OK to start looking for a new TV.  kiss 

I found a 2008 Titan in my budget that has what I want:

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-4 door crew cab.  My son is 5 and getting bigger.  The extended cab with suicide doors are a PIA.  :tickedoff:

-Towing capacity is 9,400#’s with 15,100 GCVW  😮

-2wd.  My 2wd vehicles have been "off-road" more than my 4wd vehicles have ever been.  4wd cuts down the mpg and the towing capacity plus there are more items to break (3 front hubs on my Chevy Blazer)

-Running boards.  My wife is short.

Matt O 2006 Skyline Nomad 27′ travel trailer.  Previously owned 1986 Coleman Columbia / 1992 Coleman Senecca / 1989 Born Free Class C RV.

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May 12, 2015 – 12:59 pm
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Looks nice

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May 12, 2015 – 8:47 pm
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What will you be towing?  Nice looking truck though!

My goal in life is to be the person my dog thinks I am.

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May 12, 2015 – 10:22 pm
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I would like to be towing a TT with bunks and a slide would be nice.  Basically I really love Techntrek’s TT  🙂

Matt O 2006 Skyline Nomad 27′ travel trailer.  Previously owned 1986 Coleman Columbia / 1992 Coleman Senecca / 1989 Born Free Class C RV.

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May 12, 2015 – 10:41 pm
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My friend bought one, i think it is a 2011. He loves it. His is 4×4 and get 20 on the highway empty. they are better than most older trucks and close to the newer ones now.

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May 13, 2015 – 10:33 am
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Looks good. I was wondering what the rear gear ratio is, but considering it has a 9600 lbs towing capacity, I would think that it is appropriately equipped.

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May 13, 2015 – 11:01 am
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The ad had the gear ratio but they took it down because they are transfering it from another store for me to look at it.  I was able to find out the 5.6 motor has 317hp with 385# torque and gets 12-17mpg.  Reviews have said it is a towing beast.  It also has a traction control system similar to a limited slip differential working off of the ABS system.

Matt O 2006 Skyline Nomad 27′ travel trailer.  Previously owned 1986 Coleman Columbia / 1992 Coleman Senecca / 1989 Born Free Class C RV.

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May 13, 2015 – 11:31 am
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So….. when does the new trailer follow the new truck home? 😉

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May 13, 2015 – 11:41 am
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My timeline is get the truck now and then look to sell my RV over the winter and buy a TT……but don’t tell my wife  :-X

Matt O 2006 Skyline Nomad 27′ travel trailer.  Previously owned 1986 Coleman Columbia / 1992 Coleman Senecca / 1989 Born Free Class C RV.

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May 13, 2015 – 6:02 pm
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The Titan’s biggest issue is poor mpg, compared to the other v-8 trucks.
have friend with one and he always complains about the lousy gas mileage.
It also hasn’t been updated for a long time.
It can pull but you’ll hate the gas mileage.

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May 14, 2015 – 9:01 am
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I have thought about the mpg.  That is a concern for me. 

I calculated the gas I use in my 4cyl Tacoma.  The Tacoma gets about 19mpg.  The Titan gets 12/17.  I hear and used 15mpg as the average.  If I did 15,000 miles per year and gas was $3 per gallon…..please don’t get into a political gas discussion.  I just used the $3 number for quick calculation…..it would cost $2,368 in the Tacoma and $3,000 in the Titan.  A difference of $642.  I can live with that. 

Right now I have a Class C RV and that gas pig gets 7mpg with a 460 motor.  I would see a savings in gas when I get rid of the RV and buy a TT.

Matt O 2006 Skyline Nomad 27′ travel trailer.  Previously owned 1986 Coleman Columbia / 1992 Coleman Senecca / 1989 Born Free Class C RV.

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May 14, 2015 – 11:31 pm
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Im here to tell you that Nissan overestimates mileage on all their trucks. I own an Xterra, a Frontier, and drive my co-workers Titan all the time. Pigs, every one of them.

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May 15, 2015 – 9:03 am
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Just about any V8 that has a large towing capacity will be a pig on gas due to the lower (or higher, I never get that right) gearing and rear.  I have a 4cyl currently and I only average about 19mpg…..for a 4cyl >:(  But I can tow 3,500 with that 4cyl  🙂  My wife gets 25+ with her 6cyl minivan.  Titan is supposed to get 12-17mpg.  I think a fair daily driving estimate is 15 which is what I used in my calculations. 

I also know that with a big motor you have to have a very light foot on the skinny pedal.  Stomping on the gas at every stop light will drop that number drastically.  I am over being cool and speeding away from every stop sign/light/passing, etc. 

I know there are other full size trucks that could get better mpg but at this time I can not afford them.  I like the Dodge EcoDiesel that gets 25mpg or Ford’s EcoBoost 6cyl that also gets around 25mpg……but they cost much more than this Titan which is $15k.  The money saved buying a more efficient vehicle will never come close to the cost difference in the price of the trucks.

Matt O 2006 Skyline Nomad 27′ travel trailer.  Previously owned 1986 Coleman Columbia / 1992 Coleman Senecca / 1989 Born Free Class C RV.

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May 15, 2015 – 11:57 pm
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If you get 15 mpg out of a 5.6 Titan with regular daily use Ill eat my hat. Period.

I speak from experience.

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May 20, 2015 – 2:58 pm
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We will never get the answer to the Nissan Titan MPG question.  I bought a 2008 Dodge 1500

Matt O 2006 Skyline Nomad 27′ travel trailer.  Previously owned 1986 Coleman Columbia / 1992 Coleman Senecca / 1989 Born Free Class C RV.

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