What Size RV Can Be Towed With a Nissan Titan?

by Christopher Jackson

Powered by a 5.6 liter V-8 that produces 317 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 385 pound-feet of torque at 3,400 rpm, the 2014 Nissan Titan can tow up to 7,400 pounds without the Premium Utility -- towing -- package. The towing package raises this limit to 9,500 pounds for the King Cab and 9,400 for the longer-wheelbase Crew Cab. Your specific truck's capacities are listed on the certification placard on the driver's door jamb.

Towing Capacity

When towing an RV trailer, remember to take the weight of luggage and cargo into account. You must not exceed the gross combined weight rating -- GCWR -- of the truck and trailer. Consult the Titan's owner's manual -- see Resources for a downloadable version -- for additional information on calculating the tongue weight and GCWR. For trailers 3,500 pounds, Nissan recommends only those that have a brake system.

Available Towable RVs

The 9,500-pound limit puts some large fifth-wheel style RV trailers out of reach, but most conventional bumper-hitch trailers are well within the Titan's capability. A compact RV trailer like the 14-foot Coachmen Clipper 14R, for instance, weighs 2,335 pounds unloaded and has a gross weight rating of 3,532 pounds. The larger 31-foot Freedom Express 281RLDS Liberty Edition weighs 5,550 pounds dry and 7,600 pounds loaded. Lightweight fifth-wheels like the 26-foot Keystone Cougar XLite 26RBI, weighing 6,030 pounds dry, are at the upper range of the Titan's capabilities.

About the Author

Christopher "Emmy" Jackson has been an automotive writer since 1999. His self-syndicated auto column appears weekly in print and online, and his work has appeared in "Grassroots Motorsports," "AutoWeek" and "African-Americans on Wheels." He is a graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, with degrees in English and creative writing, and spends most of his free time reviewing new cars and working on new automotive projects.

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