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Anyone put or know of someone who put a trailer hitch on their Versa? The owner manual says not to but i see them for sale on different web sites.
Cool, I have the 4at and i will only be towing my bike maybe once or twice a year. My bike only weighs 650 pounds plus the weight of the trailer which it's only a 4'x8' trailer. I've seen a couple of hitches on-line for the Versa and i'll put mine on by myself. Thanks for the reply :thumb2:I have had a hitch on my V for a year. You have to have the 4at tranny no cvt , manual ok but manual trannies don't like towing. The ruling is still out there if towing damages the vehicle. I have no problems towing light boats and trailers. Mine is a Rigid Hitch, installed by a service center.:thumb2:
Thanks but if i get rear ended with a trailer it won't be hitting the back of the car but the trailer. I'm not looking for a power horse to haul my bike but to make it where i need to go which isn't far at all and i don't drive fast especially with a trailer. Also as far as the brakes go i don't ride up people's behinds driving in any situation especially hauling a trailer so i'm sure the Versa's brakes will do just fine for my situation but thanks for the advice just the same.Nissan's reasoning is that if you install a hitch, it lowers the rear crash impact rating to a sub-standard rating. So go ahead, just pray you dont get rear ended. Especially if you have or will have kids back there, its not worth it. What could a versa tow safely anyways? The brakes are just good enough for stopping a fully loaded car, and the 1.8 is no powermaker. lol
I'm not getting your reasoning. What would a trailer hitch on a car have to do with anything if your not towing a trailer? Do you have something in print from Nissan that states what you are saying?The concern is when you ar NOT towing a trailer, which would obviously be most of the time
I work for nissan and that is nissan's reasoning.
Thanks for the advise. I knew about turning off o/d.Also when towing, I advise that you turn off o/d. I stay at 50 mph when towing. About 3000 rpm. Had the 14' boat out yesterday. saw the beautiful properties on the lake, reminding me again that I am paid help.:smilielol5: