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#121 Old Aug 27th, 2010, 04:42 PM
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How did the x-trail handle the towing of the tent trailer ? do you have auto or standard trans ?

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Hello Rick N Roll.
The cause of the short was a wire being squeezed by the plastic trim in the door frame.
Not sure about the tongue weight, I think the manual mentions it. The max tow is 2000.

I'll be towing a 1500 lbs tent trailer this weekend from the Saguenay to Montreal. Will be able to see if the X-trail can handle those mountainous roads.
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#122 Old Aug 30th, 2010, 12:26 PM
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Hi RicknRoll

The trip went well. I had read somewhere that you need to turn off the overdrive when towing, so the RPMs were alot higher than usual. In big hills I would drop to 2 to maintain a speed of 100 to 110. Between Quebec City and Montreal I turned the Overdrive back on. I figured on the flat it shouldn't be to tough on the engine. Braking was good. I kept a big distance between me and the cars ahead.
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Hi RicknRoll

The trip went well. I had read somewhere that you need to turn off the overdrive when towing, so the RPMs were alot higher than usual. In big hills I would drop to 2 to maintain a speed of 100 to 110. Between Quebec City and Montreal I turned the Overdrive back on. I figured on the flat it shouldn't be to tough on the engine. Braking was good. I kept a big distance between me and the cars ahead.
Sorry to revive an old post, but since trailering season here in Canada is just around the corner, I thought I'd ask a question to those who may already have experience with the X-Trail.

We have a Coleman Cedar 8ft. tent-trailer that we plan to tow with the X-Trail. It's about 1K lbs. and no trailer brakes. It's easy to move around, and I can lift the tongue of the trailer by hand. I have towed it previously with a V6 sedan with no issues and was just curious if anyone had any real-world experience that they could share. I too, have heard of people towing with O/D off on hills, and I was also wondering if installing a transmission oil-cooler would be recommended.

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I haven't pulled a tent trailer, just a box trailer. When I have more than 1000 lb in it, and the trailer weight is about 450 lb, it feels fine to pull. It's the stopping where it doesn't feel good, esp at highway speeds. Luckily, I've never had to stop fast with a load on.
I would say 1000lb is would probably be ok without any assist, but I would be asking an expert who knows the ins and outs of weight and speed etc.
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I routinely tow two 400lb motorcycles, with a 250lb trailer, with about 500lbs of gear and a passenger. 1500 lbs is not a huge deal for the exy. I only kill the OD when going up hills.
#126 Old Jan 18th, 2013, 12:34 PM
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That is super expensive! This one https://www.hitchdepotusa.com/Lookup...san/Xtrail/All was 181$ with free shipping and installed for free with tools. Looks like the Hidden Hitch and does stick out but no other hitch for this vehicle.
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I purchased the 2006 x-trail recently and found it comes with a CURT hitch. Since the previous owner has been trailing, the wirings must have been done. Anybody know where I can find the wiring place to plug into my rented UHaul trailer?
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I purchased the 2006 x-trail recently and found it comes with a CURT hitch. Since the previous owner has been trailing, the wirings must have been done. Anybody know where I can find the wiring place to plug into my rented UHaul trailer?
Check inside the spare tire compartment. The lead is likely tucked away under there. It should be at least a couple of feet long.

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Check inside the spare tire compartment. The lead is likely tucked away under there. It should be at least a couple of feet long.
Thank you X-TrailDave, I DID found in the spare tire compartment. It is a 4 prong flat head connector. Do you think it fits in the connector of U-Haul Trailer? I never rent a U-haul trailer
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