Nissan Tow Vehicle- The Armada
Am I going to get a travel trailer? Probably. Are we going to want to live in it and be happy? I don’t know. It doesn’t really matter unless we move towards finding out. And that means we need a vehicle that can pull a travel trailer. Right now, we have a Nissan Pathfinder with a CVT and V6 and it isn’t a bad tow vehicle. According to Nissan, this vehicle can pull up to 5,000 pounds, but I have concerns about a CVT based on the manufacturer giving us an extended warranty. Plus, 5000 pounds isn’t much weight and we need to be comfortable.
With all of the types of trailers, I think it is possible to get a fully loaded travel trailer and keep it around 5,000 pounds, but that is the Pathfinder limit. When I look out there in the world of tow vehicles, the only non trucks that make some sense are the giant SUVs such as the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban. Or Ford has the Expedition and a few other models of this type of caliber, but they are all crazy expensive.
Pathfinders should be considered. As should Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango, Nissan Armada and a Toyota Sequoia. These are the vehicles I believe have the best bank for your buck, but it is difficult to choose when the 4 door trucks that pull more weight and have a bed to haul extra items are within reach.
For now, the hunt goes on…