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Old 03-19-2013, 12:33 PM   #1
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Can a nissan titan haul a camper?

I have an '07 crew cab 4wd titan. It has an extremely short bed on it, like 5 1/2 feet short. Can it safely haul an overhead camper designed for a compact truck like a frontier or Tacoma?
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:38 PM   #2
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:09 PM   #3
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A Titan is considered to be a full-size truck, so should be able to handle a camper with no problem. I don't know that I've seen a Titan with a 5 1/2 foot bed, though. Are you sure its not a Frontier? They have a 5 1/2 bed as the short bed model.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:26 PM   #4
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The standard crew cab titan has a 5.5' beed. The CC frontier has a 4 foot bed.

I am sure you will be fine hauling a cab over camper intended for a mid size or mini truck. You can haul a six foot camper with the tail gate down.

I regularly haul 2000lbs in my frontier which is only rated to haul 1200lbs. Your Titan is rated at 1900#s. I would get air bags or overload springs though.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:33 PM   #5
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A Titan is considered to be a full-size truck, so should be able to handle a camper with no problem. I don't know that I've seen a Titan with a 5 1/2 foot bed, though. Are you sure its not a Frontier? They have a 5 1/2 bed as the short bed model.


It's a Titan.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:37 PM   #6
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I pulled my parent's 25 foot 5000 lb trailer from Texas to Florida and back with no problems.
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I pulled my parent's 25 foot 5000 lb trailer from Texas to Florida and back with no problems.
He's talking about in the bed. Not towing.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:36 PM   #9
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It's a Titan.
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Yes it is, sweet looking truck!
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Yes it is, sweet looking truck!

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Old 03-20-2013, 07:16 PM   #11
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Have you looked at Four Wheel Campers or All Terrain campers. Easy to get over weight when you load people and stuff.
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The thing is I was looking at a used Pastime model 700 camper on Craigslist for a great price. It's built for a standard bed compact truck like the Tacoma, Ranger or Nissan Frontier. I ended up calling the manufacturer and asking if it would work in my truck. The short and sweet answer is no. It's designed for a small truck, with a bed that's not as deep and a cab that's not as high. The weight and length would be fine but without stacking a couple of pallets in the bed it just won't work.
I appreciate the ideas for different camper models but I have a hard time spending $12,000 on a camper I'll realistically use 4 times a year.
I'm thinking about a nice used popup now. Maybe do a spring over on it and throw some slightly bigger tires to give it some clearance.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:39 AM   #13
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The standard crew cab titan has a 5.5' beed. The CC frontier has a 4 foot bed.
Not to be pedantic, but just in case anyone references this thread, the CC Frontier has 5 foot bed.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:56 AM   #14
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I'm thinking about a nice used popup now. Maybe do a spring over on it and throw some slightly bigger tires to give it some clearance.
Or you could just buy mine and be done with it- http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=871283

Your Titan would do just fine pulling this thing loaded down.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:09 AM   #15
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Not to be pedantic, but just in case anyone references this thread, the CC Frontier has 5 foot bed.
That is correct. And mine will hold two dirt bikes with the rear gate down.
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