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Old 05-30-2016, 11:21 AM   #11
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There is a thermocouple that detects the heat from the flame. If it doesn't sense heat it shuts off the gas. It's a safety feature so you don't fill the camper with propane. If the thermocouple is faulty it would act just like you are describing.
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Old 05-30-2016, 03:45 PM   #12
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Apostle, I'm curious what your evaluation is regarding your Frontier as a tow vehicle for your trailer. Good match ? If you are using a weight dist hitch, I'm wondering also which one ? Thanks for any comments you care to share.

I tow my 189FDS with a '06 Frontier.
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Old 05-30-2016, 05:25 PM   #13
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I also tow my 2015 189FDS with a 2013 Frontier SV V6.

And here I thought my 189 was too much trailer for my little truck!
As long as it's all safe, keep on rockin' it out!
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:40 PM   #14
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Runner421- I got my stove to work. Thanks for the instructions! LOL

LJAZ- I'll look into buying a new thermocouple and go from there. Thanks!

gmw photo- I'm not sure what you mean by, "what your evaluation is regarding your Frontier as a tow vehicle for your trailer." I am using a WDH, Eaz-Lift 48058 Elite Weight Distributing Hitch Kit - 1,000 lbs Capacity. It's more than I needed, but I would rather have too much than not enough. They wanted $180 to set it up for me at the place I bought it from, so I ordered it from Amazon and installed it myself from watching YouTube videos. I also bought the Trailer sway control kit from Harbor Freight and installed it on the other side so I have two sway controls. I really wanted to install a transmission thermometer so I could have a better idea of how my Frontier was doing with all the hills / mountains. I did not have the time to get that done before we left. O a different note, I did install a camera on the back of the TT and was wireless into the truck for a rear view camera. I am so glad I did. It gave me much more confidence for the trip and making lane changes. I got the setup from Tadi Brothers. I think I could have pieced it together from Amazon for about a third of the price, but I didn't have time for experimentation.
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Apostle,

Actually it you pretty much answered my question: it sounds like you are happy with the towing performance of the truck with your trailer hitched up.
I often say to people, the Frontier (and Tacoma) are very much under rated in the marketplace. These trucks are far sturdier and capable than many people think. And a lot more user friendly on a day to day basis than trucks like F series Fords etc. Since the Frontier sits a little bit lower, the reach over height into the bed is much easier, etc.

Honest truth here, of all the vehicles I've had since the late 60's, this Frontier is my favorite.

Reason I asked is I'm always curious to hear others opinion on these kinds of things.
Thanks for the comments.
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Like a fireplace pilot light or even a gas grill - sometimes you have to hold the button in for what seems like a really long time to get the propane flowing and keep it flowing so the pilot light stays light.
Maybe . . .
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I tried posting a couple of pics of my truck and trailer to show my setup, but it's pending moderator approval. Anyway... I saw a Tacoma hauling a 5th Wheel the other day. I didn't think you could do that. I know that Nissan highly advises against it for the Frontier. Also, the main reason I went with the Nissan was because of the towing capacity, it's almost twice that of the Tacoma and the Colorado. I didn't want a full sized truck, so I was limited. I also liked the Frontier better than the other options so I was especially happy with the towing capacity.
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Whew, you had me scared cuz I was just inches away from buying the Tacoma over the Frontier (2013 model year).

But I just now went digging to see what I might have missed. That low tow capacity is for the 4-cylinder. I downloaded the 2012 Tacoma brochure and here's the various model's towing capacity - right up there with the Frontier.

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I'm pretty happy with my 6 cylinder Tacoma -- but of course my trailer is really, really small. We did have some problems with the rear leaf springs, but that was covered under warranty.

My heart says get the biggest truck possible -- maybe a Tundra? But my wallet says get something sensible, since this truck is my commuting vehicle.
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