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2020 Nissan Pathfinder As Tow Vehicle

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#1 Hikeorbike

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 07:55 AM

Dreaming of becoming a Casita owner soon, but first have to find my tow vehicle. I found a  2020 Pathfinder that I like, but I’m hearing a lot of trash talk about them. Any advice about this or recommendations on another SUV for towing?


Sure would appreciate the advice. Keep in mind I am a single female hoping to explore the country. 

#2 nealreust

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 10:27 AM

Check out this link: 

Nissan Pathfinder Reviews | Edmunds® Expert Nissan Reviews‎

They say the 2020 Pathfinder has " impressive towing capacity."

FWIW I tow with a Nissan Titan for 150,000 miles.  It has been bulletproof.


Edited by nealreust, 11 April 2020 - 10:28 AM.

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#3 Linda & Bob, K4TAX

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 06:09 PM

I say look at the published numbers for the Nissan Pathfinder and then the published numbers for the prospective Casita.   A suggestion, the numbers .a.k.a. tow rating, for the tow vehicle should be 20% to 50% greater {Never less!} than the numbers of the prospective Casita.      


As to other factors, consider driver and passenger comfort. Be sure there is adequate room and weight capacity in the tow vehicle for all the crap you'll be carrying......and yes there is a bunch of un-needed stuff to start with.  


The Nissan Pathfinder should have the factory tow option.   Some items can be added in case it doesn't but, I find it best to have the full factory tow option.

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#4 NASA42 B

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 09:46 AM



Both Neal and Linda & Bob have given spot-on advice.  Although I'm towing with a v6 Hyundai Santa Fe and not the Pathfinder, I have used the methods they've outlined in selecting my tow vehicles for many years.....and have been pleased with the results.


Hope to meet you somewhere down the road.


Frank  :rolleyes:

Edited by NASA42 B, 12 April 2020 - 09:46 AM.

#5 Hikeorbike

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 01:24 PM

Thanks for your input. I appreciate the advice you have given. I will take these into consideration.