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Any one know the reason why we can't put a trailer hitch on the Versa? It would be sweet if we could. My S-10 transmission is needing to be rebuilt due to reverse is going out on it and it's a 4.3 liter which sucks down gas. Would love to be able to haul my bike with my trailer on my Versa. The most it would be hauling pounds wise would be no more than 1000#
 

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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:
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:
 

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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
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. :)
 

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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.
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?
 

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I'll be towing my bike at my own risk. It will have enough power and braking for my needs. In all the years of driving (about 33) i've never been rear ended or even been close to being rear ended and i've owned many many different vehicles. To each their own. Peace out.
 
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