Can a nissan titan haul a camper?

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  1. leakypetcock

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    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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    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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    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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  5. leakypetcock

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    It's a Titan.
    Thanks.
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  7. MrPulldown

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    He's talking about in the bed. Not towing.
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    Yes it is, sweet looking truck!
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    Thanks.
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  11. barko1

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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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    Not to be pedantic, but just in case anyone references this thread, the CC Frontier has 5 foot bed.
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    Or you could just buy mine and be done with it- http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=871283 :D

    Your Titan would do just fine pulling this thing loaded down.
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    That is correct. And mine will hold two dirt bikes with the rear gate down.
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  16. MrPulldown

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    Called out.

    4.95', ok I'll give it to you. The CC has a 5 foot bed.

    Often wish my KC was a CC. But then I'd lose a foot of bed.:evil
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  17. leakypetcock

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    Very cool but getting it from Kansas to Bellingham Washington would be a real bummer.
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    They do sell (a few) crew cab long beds. You get a longer wheelbase and all that goes with it, harder to park and stuff. Can (could?) be had in both Titan and Frontier.
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  19. kendall_smith

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    Yeah, I guess 2000 miles might be a deal breaker! Good luck figuring your camper situation out though.
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