Xtrail & towing

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 14:26
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Is a Nissan Xtrail strong enough to tow a small (1400kgs gross) jayco van? I know it has a 2t rating however l am concerned the car will need to work too hard even on the open roads to comfortably pull the required load.
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Reply By: rolande- Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 16:18

Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 16:18
Don't know if this will help but saw an X-Trail last week towing a tandem Jayco van. Would probably struggle but if the ratings are O.k. for this it should be O.k. for your van. Take note of towball weight (down ward weight), as well and the rating on the X-Trail
Rolande
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Reply By: Member -ace ( SA ) - Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 16:55

Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 16:55
g'day guys, i know of a couple who tow a jayco camper fully laden at around 1300kg with their subaru forrester, they say it tows great, climbing a decent hill is a bit slower, but hey, who cares,they cruise at around 95kph on the open road. i would think that the xtrail could handle this.
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Reply By: John H - Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 17:52

Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 17:52
It would be a good idea to check with you local nissan dearler to make sure that you know the down towball wieght capaity . You also need to know the full weight of the van including when it is full of gear. it al makes a diffrents

Make sure you do some checking up on it. But you should not have any probs Nissan re tuff as ever
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Reply By: John H - Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 17:52

Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 17:52
It would be a good idea to check with you local nissan dearler to make sure that you know the down towball wieght capaity . You also need to know the full weight of the van including when it is full of gear. it al makes a diffrents

Make sure you do some checking up on it. But you should not have any probs Nissan re tuff as ever
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 19:27

Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 19:27
De ja vu?? wasnt this asked a week ago?
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Reply By: Mick - Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 22:24

Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 22:24
Such an easy answer for this - check your handbook for the maximum towing weight. If you are close to it (eg 1500kg) you will be pushing the limits. If you are well over it (eg 2500kg as for a Prado) it will be a breeze. Personally I wouldn't want to tow with a vehicle rated at less then 2500kg but by the same token there are many people who tow with sedans and seem quite happy.
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Follow Up By: Rosscoe - Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 09:10

Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 09:10
I think there was a tow test on the X-trail on one of last year's edition of Caravan and Motorhome. From memory the report was that the X-trail was adequate for a camper triler without being outstanding.
If you want I can probably find the magazine and let you know which month it appeared.
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Reply By: fossil10 - Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 20:31

Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 20:31
Hi
Would appreciate if you could let me know how you get on with this.I am looking at
maybe purchasing an X Trail or a Pathfinder myself.
How long have you had the X Trail, and what year and model did you purchase.
Any info would be helpfull.
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Follow Up By: jan&geoff - Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 22:53

Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 22:53
I am in the market for a suitable vehicle so i'm doing some talking around, hence this forum. We test drove a new TI today and they are a comfortable vehicle but i just got the feeling that with a camper trailer and all the goods that go with it, the vehicle just might be working a bit too hard. The sales guy didn't say as much but i got the feeling that HE thought it might be asking a bit too much to do some big miles comfortably. He was happy enough for me to hook up a van to see how the Xtrail would go.
This afternoon we spoke to a guy in a 4wd shop about his personal opinion and he offered the view that the motor might be a little on the small side but was in favour of the Pathfinder.
I now might head back to a dual cab turbo diesel which was my original intention. Let's see how many bites that gets.
Hope that helps.
Cheers
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Reply By: Hacksaw - Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 21:01

Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 21:01
To all concerned,
The towing limits of an X-trail seem to be a pretty hot topic, and while I can't say I've towed much more than about 400Kg behind mine, I can tell you that the ball limit is 150Kg. That would suggest to me that anything over 1500Kg might be getting a bit weighty, especially considering the X-trail weighs in at about 1500Kg as well. Food for thought, but let us know how you go. I'm sure there are plenty of eager X-trail owners out there wanting to know the answer.
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