Originally Posted by evilamc
I actually tried towing with a 2011 v6 nissan frontier....that didn't last long. It just struggled up hills
But it just felt so underpowered.
For what it's worth, the ability of a vehicle to tow up a hill without slowing down doesn't relate to safety.
Tractor trailers slow down on grades. We do it because putting 2000 horsepower under the hood that would be necessary to prevent it would be stupid when the 400 or so we normally have is more than adequate the other 99% of the time.
It doesn't make my tractor any less of a tow vehicle.
Again, this does full circle to the mindset that anything short of a dually that you can put on cruise control and roar up mountains with 1 finger on the steering wheel is what you need to tow a few thousand pounds.
So it slowed down, who cares. Let it. Work with its capabilities. As long as it's stable, you are able to maintain a *reasonable* speed to not fall ridiculously below the flow of traffic,and it stops properly, horsepower needn't be at the top of the priority list. Posted via Mobile Device