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post #1 of 7 Old 07-31-2014, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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towing capacity?

will this thing be able to tow and if so, how much?
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I did some looking online but I couldn't find the two capacity. I imagine that it can tow though. Probably not the best at towing that you could choose. I checked the GM website and couldn't find a tow rating in the specs.
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City Express is not rated to tow just like the NV200...

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good to know, hopefully no one does tow anything with their express and f it up
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Tow reciever

I have a tow bar fitted but not towed yet. Still need to fit the wiring harness part.
I will tow small items like a small boat or and empty trailer.
As long as I stay well under the total GVRW I'm not worried.its the same as putting 1500# in the back.
The tow capacity is zero because of the frame not the transmission. Other Nissans with the same type Trans do have towing capacity.
However.
I will be fitting a bumper extender in the receiver.
The bumper is so small and low it's useless it only holds the back up beepers.....that I don't think you get them on the NV200.
When I get loaded by a forklift I want to have SOMTHING between the bumper and the forklift see photo of Super bumper includes rubber shock absorber too.
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Super bumper I will be fitting
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I recently posted this on the nv200 forum
I got a trailer hitch. Curt and a wiring harness from etrailer.
I was having work done on van so had them install the hitch, did wiring kit myself.
Hardest part was hiding wiring under the trim panels but was able to do a good job it's all well hidden.
It uses the European type converter box and worked right first time. Nice. Took a 2-3 hrs to do. But mainly plug and play.
Towed a small aluminum boat with some wood on top maybe a 700# load.
Keep the total GVRW well with in the limits and no issues at all
Transmission did not notice it and the van performed the same as when I had a 1500# load with no trailer.
The only reason for no trailer rating I understand is for the modified chassis for the american market.
Euro models have a tow rating. Trans is used on many other Nissans with towing capacity.

I also use the hitch socket for a bumper protector so when I get loaded with a forklift the hit it and not the tiny bumper.
FYI I have chevy city express version of the nv200.
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